We all know about the age-old debate about two mobile operating systems: Android and iOS. The same goes for laptops where we have Windows and macOS as two most popular options. However, people forget about another OS – Chrome OS. It even gave its name to a group of laptops – Chromebooks. They are mostly used for surfing the Internet. The market offers a lot of similar devices from various brands. For this review, we chose a rather affordable but functional option – HP Chromebook 14.
This laptop isn’t the most productive but it copes well and fast with most tasks and also looks quite trendy. Speaking of design, it is very slim and elegant. It’s only 18mm thick and weighs around 1.7kg. Plus, HP Chromebook 14 comes in an eye-catching blue colour.
Let’s get to the specs. The laptop has a bright, 14-inch display with 1920×1080 resolution and fantastic image quality. Inside, there are am Intel Celeron N2940 processor, 4GB RAM and 16GB of storage. Accompanied with the speed of ChromeOS, this combination produces fast performance. Also, HP Chromebook 14 has multiple connectivity opportunities: three USB-ports, a microSD slot, an HDMI port and a headphone jack.
Apart from the swift OS, there is another notable advantage – very responsive keyboard and trackpad. HP Chromebook 14 gives any laptop enthusiast an unforgettable typing experience. All the keys work smoothly and serve long. The trackpad on its part is spacious – there are no left or right buttons, it is one big button.
A slight disadvantage of HP Chromebook 14 might be battery time. The claimed time is 8 hours but in reality the laptop does less than that – around 6 hours. That may seem enough for some users but real tech lovers understand that it’s not very much. Besides, other Chromebooks offer more battery time.
All things considered, HP Chromebook 14 is a great device for simple things, like browsing the Internet or typing a text. It’s not the “powerhouse” but it still has good functionality for a reasonable price ($200).