HP Chromebook 14 is an upgrade to the Pavilion 14 Chromebook. Showing off a colourful design, the laptop offers a sizeable HD display and is powered by a dual-core Intel Celeron processor.
Design and Display
Flaunting a sleek and stylish look, the HP Chromebook 14 features a chassis fashioned out of plastic and available in different exciting colours. The notebook is less than an inch thick and weighs in at about 1.85 kilograms, so carrying this one around should not cause you a headache.
It has an island-style keyboard offering decent key travel and the touchpad is comfortably large. HP Chromebook 14, as its name indicates, sports a 14-inch diagonal display with an HD resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, offering a brightness level of 200 nits.
Chrome OS-powered laptops are mainly designed for basic tasks such as web browsing and typing. In this light, it is not quite surprising to see that HP Chromebook 14 is driven by an Intel Celeron processor clocked at a speed of 1.4 GHz.
The dual-core CPU is supported by 2 GB of DDR3 RAM and Intel HD Graphics. You should expect incredibly fast booting times on this notebook since it runs on Google’s lightweight Chrome OS. The search giant says it will start up in just seven seconds!
HP Chromebook 14 comes with a measly 16 GB of SSD storage, but there is a memory card slot you can use to expand storage space. You also get free 100GB storage space on Google Drive for two years. Its maker promises more than nine hours of battery life on a charge. The laptop comes preloaded with popular Google apps such as Gmail and YouTube and you can access several thousands more in the Chrome Web Store.
Impressively, HP Chromebook 14 offers two high-speed USB 3.0 ports. There are also USB 2.0 and full-size HDMI ports. It features an HP TrueVision HD webcam for video chats with family and friends. Bluetooth 4.0 and dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n are available for wireless connectivity.