HP Chromebook 14 (College Review)

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The HP Chromebook 14 is a flashy, fun Chromebook that will look pretty on your desk, but is it worth it? Find out if the HP Chromebook 14 runs as pretty as it looks in our HP Chromebook 14 review below!


Features

  • Runs ChromeOS, the cloud-based operating system used on Chromebooks
  • 7-second Boot
  • 14″ display, bigger than most Chromebooks
  • HP TrueVision HD Webcam
  • 2x USB-3.0 ports
  • 1x USB-2.0 ports
  • Bluetooth 4.0

Specs

  • Screen Size: 14-inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1366×768
  • Processor: NVIDIA Tegra K1 or Intel Celeron 2955U
  • Memory: 2GB DDR3L SDRAM
  • Hard Drive: 16GB SSD
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics
  • Wireless: 802.11 A/C
  • Average Battery Life: 9.5 Hours
  • Weight: 4.08 lbs

Specs Review: At twice the weight of a normal Chromebook (~2lbs), the HP Chromebook is quite different from the typical Chromebook. It comes in many different varieties of color combinations. The processor is an upgrade from the typical Chromebook Intel Celerons and it is accompanied by a super fast SSD. It is sure to last you awhile with a battery life of 9.5 hours and the screen will definitely satisfy your needs for watching movies and such.


Customer Review Summary (from online reviews):

  •  “Very fast, easy to use, and lightweight.”
  • “I use it for surfing the web and word processing and it works perfectly for that.”
  • … and have to say without a doubt its the best laptop for the money.”

Conclusion for College Students: I will repeat what I said in my What is a Chromebook guide, Chromebooks aren’t for everyone. People who need a laptop for heavy-duty applications won’t be able to use a Chromebook since it is mainly for online based applications like Google Docs, Netflix, etc. If you CAN make use of a Chromebook, continue reading. At around $250, the HP Chromebook 14 isn’t awfully expensive. It’s among the only Chromebook to have a screen larger than 13-inches, which calls for awesome nights of Netflix. The colors makes it look pretty, and the brilliant screen definitely compliments the whole look. There’s absolutely nothing bad about this laptop, so if you’re considering a Chromebook for college, choose this one if you’re looking for a nice screen, battery life, and speed.

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