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HP Chromebook 14-Inch Thin and Light Touchscreen Laptop

February 22, 2020


HP Chromebook 14 Intel Review. HP’s Chromebook 14 is a good option, thanks
to its sharp 14-inch display, snappy keyboard and attractive chassis. A significant upgrade over the AMD model,
the Intel version of the Chromebook 14 lasts all day on a charge and has a comfortable
keyboard. The notebook also has a sleek white design
and the 1080p display is a luxury at this price point. While other similarly priced Chromebooks offer
better performance, the Chromebook 14 is a good all-rounder for basic tasks. The Chromebook 14 has an attractive design
highlighted by a fresh white color variant that is sure to stand out in a crowd. The lid of the Chromebook 14 has a rough texture
with a glossy HP logo embossed in the center. Opening the lid reveals a brushed white deck,
white keys and white display bezels. Yes, part of me worries that this machine
will look dirty over time, especially given its target audience: kids and the K-12 market. The fresh white surfaces are a refreshing
move away from the silver chassis typically found on premium machines. HP deserves a hearty round of applause for
offering a 1080p display on such an affordable laptop. I have no complaints with the Chromebook 14’s
keyboard, barring the lack of backlighting. The white, chiclet-style keys are well-spaced
and large, apart from some undersized arrow keys. Armed with an Intel Celeron and 4GB of RAM,
the Chromebook 14 has enough power for simple day-to-day tasks, but don’t try running demanding
apps on this budget machine. My real-world test consisted of loading 13
web pages on Google Chrome, two of which played 1080p YouTube videos while another pair streamed
video games on Twitch. The first few pages loaded just fine, but
then some tabs got stuck on the spinning wheel for several minutes and my cursor started
to lag. Photos and ads took particularly long to render,
while videos buffered for a few seconds before I could view them. The Chromebook 14 will stay powered up for
an entire workday. Only the underside of the Chromebook 14 reached
concerning temperatures after we watched a 15-minute, full-screen trailer on YouTube. Peaking at 108 degrees Fahrenheit, the bottom
panel breached our 95-degree comfort threshold. The Chromebook 14 is a good choice if you
want an inexpensive Chromebook for doing simple tasks, like browsing the web, sending emails
or watching YouTube videos. While this Intel version offers more power
than the underwhelming AMD model, its performance still doesn’t hold up well against similarly
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