HP Chromebook 14 Review


HP released HP Chrome 14 as one of its its Chrome OS laptops recently and there has been quite a few buzz about it in the laptop market. One thing remarkable about this laptop is that it has quite a sexy and sleek design that is more likely resembling to a MacBook and is available in different colors (White/Coral/Aqua). Get more details of laptop on this HP Chromebook 14 Review.

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It’s pretty interesting to note that this laptop only runs on a 16GB or a 32GB of internal storage but this is probably because of the fact that as it is  running the cloud-based Chrome OS, HP would want the users to store most of their files on Google’s Drive cloud storage. Clearly the internal storage available isn’t much space, but Google has also bundled 100GB of cloud storage with the Chromebook – which is free only for the first two years.

What are the Good and the Not so Good about this laptop?

The design of this HP Chromebook 14  would be one of the things to get easily noticed if we are going to start on the good part. It’s pretty much looking good for an inexpensive price tag, smooth with rounded edges and also a vent-less and screw-less creation. It may look a bit cheap considering the fact that it is made of plastic material – but the design looks simple and elegant yet it feels sturdy. The plastic chassis of the computer is linked with a magnesium frame so it makes it light but strong. It’s not so thick as well (0.81 inches thick) however, it weighs 4.07 lbs which is quite heavy.

The screen display is not too brilliant but it’s enough with a 1366×768 resolution. It is clear, bright and the colors are somewhat vibrant although it is very glossy to it tends to reflect light. This laptop’s satin sparkle imprint finish is nothing special but for a 14 inch laptop,  you would appreciate that the keys are in perfect size and distance from each other which makes it rather easy to find the letters when typing.

PROS

  • Larger display than most Chromebooks
  • Connectivity: dual-band 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G (optional)
  • Processor: 4th generation Intel Celeron 2955U
  • Excellent battery life
  • Great solid performance
  • I/O Ports: 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, HDMI, Audio in/out combo jack, 3-in-1 card reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC), Kensington lock

CONS

  • Shiny display catches a lot of glare and reflection
  • Low-end materials used

HP Chromebook 14 is not bad depending on the kind of use you have with your computer. If you are a person who needs solid performance for a laptop and does multiple tasks or gaming at once, this might not be a wise option for you. But if you are someone more concerned of the looks of the laptop – like the design and how neat it looks when you open it in a coffee shop or in the library then this can be a good choice. A sleek and stylish design with great performance and battery life are definite reason this laptop can be a good choice for moderate laptop users.

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