Do you need a desktop PC or a Chromebook? HP machines powered by AMD are on sale at John Lewis for a limited time

Were you considering purchasing a new computer? If that’s the case, you could prefer a laptop or a desktop PC, but whatever your taste, John Lewis now has a number of terrific HP alternatives with AMD CPUs on sale.

Such machines are a smart bargain not only because of the high quality of the hardware, but also because of the low prices of the HP Slim desktop PC and HP Chromebook 14 laptop, which are made even more appealing by the John Lewis Winter sale discounts.

After all, it’s all well and well to claim they are high-quality PCs, but let’s go further into why that is, and why you may want to invest in either device, beginning with the desktop model.

The HP Slim DT is a small AMD RyzenTM 3 desktop computer.

To give the PC its proper name, the HP Tiny DT S01-aF0010na is a slim and compact desktop tower that measures only 27 x 9.5 x 30.3cm (H x W x D). It’s powered by an AMD RyzenTM 3 3250U Mobile Processor, a dual-core (with 4-threads) CPU with a 3.5GHz boost speed.

Its processor is very power-efficient, with 4MB of L3 cache, allowing it to quickly handle all of your daily computer chores, such as online surfing, email, and video viewing. Plus, thanks to the integrated AMD RadeonTM Graphics, it can do a little light gaming.

The CPU is supported by 8GB of DDR4 system RAM and a 1TB hard drive, providing enough capacity for all of your images, movies, and audio files, with plenty of room left over to install software (and maybe the odd game).

Because of its tiny and sleek form, this PC can easily fit into any space you wish to use it in without seeming big or out of place (the geometric pattern on the front of the device helps this jet-black computer to look pleasingly smart and more modern, too).

It’s also a quiet computer, which is always a plus when it comes to keeping the PC inconspicuous.

The ports are all conveniently situated on the front of the PC for easy access, making this a very useful as well as attractive gadget.

There are six USB ports, HDMI 1.4 and legacy VGA, as well as an Ethernet connection. Oh, and a full-size keyboard and mouse are included with this PC.

Finally, although this HP Slim desktop ships with Windows 10, you’ll be eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 11 when it becomes available (Microsoft is in the process of rolling out its newest operating system to more and more devices).

HP’s 14-inch Chromebook Laptop is powered by an AMD AthlonTM processor.

If you’re looking for a laptop, go no farther than the AMD Chromebook 14b-na0005na, however keep in mind that this is a Chrome OS notebook, which means it doesn’t run Windows.

Google’s Chrome OS is an extremely user-friendly operating system that can accomplish everything you need it to do, but in a different (and more simplified) manner than Windows.

It’s also snappy – quick to boot and perform while running programmes – and this laptop is very safe, thanks to Chrome OS’s security-first architecture. Additionally, this Chromebook provides you access to Google’s well-known Play Store, which is chock-full of popular Android applications that you can use on this laptop.

This Chromebook is powered by an AMD AthlonTM Silver 3050C Processor, which is a dual-core CPU with a 3.2GHz turbo boost. This CPU, along with Chrome OS’s simplified interface, will provide enough of power for any computer chores you need to do with this laptop, whether it’s surfing the web, completing schoolwork, or streaming movies and TV programmes.

When it comes to streaming movies and other media, this Chromebook boasts a 14-inch Full HD screen with extremely tiny bezels on the left and right, so nothing gets in the way of you seeing the movie.

The screen is also anti-glare and an IPS screen, which provides broad viewing angles and prevents colour fading when seen from the side (if multiple people are gathered around watching).

The fact that the music is supplied through Bang & Olufsen-tuned speakers adds to this laptop’s entertainment qualities.

The AMD AthlonTM Processor is paired with 4GB of system RAM, 64GB of storage, and a large battery that claims to last up to 10 hours and 45 minutes.

Additional features include compatibility for the most up-to-date wireless technology (Wi-Fi 6) and a webcam privacy shutter that slips over the lens when the camera isn’t in use (a much more elegant solution than a piece of adhesive tape, of course).

Now is time to visit John Lewis for great deals on these PCs.

As we indicated at the start, now that you have a decent idea of what you’re getting with either this desktop PC or Chromebook laptop, the good news is that both budget machines are now much cheaper in the John Lewis Winter sale.

This means if you’re looking to replace an old PC that’s becoming slower and slower, but don’t want to spend a lot of money on something high-end or premium, these machines are ideal – they provide excellent value for money while providing all the power you need to do everyday tasks (and a great screen for watching your favourite streaming content in the case of the Chromebook).

You can acquire the HP Slim DT S01-aF0010na or the AMD Chromebook 14b-na0005na from John Lewis for less money, not only because of the retailer’s discounts, but also because you receive a two-year warranty and excellent customer support.