This notebook is the 2015 refresh of the 14-inch model in the HP Pavilion series of back-to-school laptops. The new HP Pavilion 14, which was announced at the same time as the refreshed versions of Pavilion x360 and Envy x360 convertible laptops, offers consumers a significant level of customisation in terms of components, features and colour options.
Build and Display
Not much has changed between this redesigned model and its immediate predecessor. This affordable notebook boasts a very solid build, not minding the fact that the main material used for its construction is plastic. The HP Pavilion 14 features a pleasant unibody design which makes it appear somewhat slimmer than it actually is and a keyboard deck with a matte-aluminium finish.
The HP Pavilion 14 laptop comes in a variety of colours, including natural silver, sunset red, blizzard white and twinkle black. It is provided with a nice, full-sized keyboard with optional backlight.
The 2015 HP Pavilion 14 is expectedly fitted with a 14-inch diagonal display, which has touch and non-touch options. You can also choose a screen with HD (1366 x 768 pixels) or Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution.
HP Pavilion 14 notebook should be a joy to use with its fifth-generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors or AMD’s latest A-series processors. This efficient chips can be backed up by RAM of up to 16GB for a highly responsive performance when using the laptop.
In addition to integrated Intel HD Graphics, buyers can also discrete graphics processors on the new HP Pavilion 14. You will be able to choose between NVIDIA and AMD Radeon discrete graphics cards for the first time, according to HP.
The battery on the new HP Pavilion 14 is long-lasting, with up to an estimated eight hours and 15 minutes of run time on a charge. HP’s new audio partner, Bang and Olufsen (B&O), ensures users are treated to quality sound from the notebook’s dual speakers. The new Pavilion notebooks support up to 2TB HDD.
HP Pavilion 14 (2015) will be available from May 13 in the United States and will be coming to Nigeria a littlewhile after that.
Pricing and availability
HP Pavilion 14 laptops are not yet available in Nigeria. HP Pavilion 14 price in Nigeria is expected to start at around N90,000, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
HP Pavilion 14 Specs
Here are a few specs of the 2015 HP Pavilion 14 Notebook:
- OS: Windows 8.1 64 or Windows 8.1 Pro 64 (Windows downgrade optional)
- Processor: 5th Gen Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 Processors (Broadwell) or 6th Gen AMD A-Series
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce or AMD Radeon Discrete Graphics
- Memory: 4GB, 8GB RAM, up to 16GB RAM
- Colours: Silver, Sunset Red, Blizzard White, Twinkle Black
- Dimension: –
- Weight: –
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 14-inch Touch or Non-Touch Display, (1366 x 768 pixels or 1920 x 1080 pixels)
- Keyboard: Full-sized keyboard (with optional backlit)
- Pointing Device: Touchpad
- Fingerprint Reader: –
- Built-in Storage: 500GB, 750GB, 1TB, 1.5TB, 2TB hard drive
- Optical Storage: DVD burner (Blu-ray player as an option)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, HD Webcam
- USB 3.0: Yes, 3 port
- USB 2.0: –
- HDMI: Yes, 1 port
- VGA: Yes, 1 port
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes, 1 port
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes (Dual Microphone)
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 (optional)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- Bang & Olufsen Sound
- Battery: Li-ion Battery
- Use Time: up to 8 hours, 15 minutes