HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook: Bigger awning yet (reviews)
Chromebooks are abreast and baby to my affection as I acquisition them to be abundant accoutrement in my plan kit. I accept I accept acclimated a lot of every one accessible and if I heard HP had a new 14-inch archetypal I confused heaven and apple to get one to test. The Pavilion 14 Chromebook has the bigger awning currently accessible on a Chromebook.
Hardware as reviewed:
- Processor: Intel Celeron, 1.1GHz
- Display: 14-inch, 1366x768
- Memory: 2GB
- Storage: 16GB
- Connectivity: Ethernet; Wifi a/b/g/n; Bluetooth
- Ports: 3-USB 2.0; RJ-45; HDMI; SD agenda slot; Audio in/out
- Battery: 37WHr; 4.25 hours
- Dimensions: 0.83x13.66x9.37in; 3.96lbs
The island-style keys feel nice and solid and all of the accepted Chrome OS ascendancy keys are area you apprehend to acquisition them on the top row of the keyboard. Despite the ample affectation size, the trackpad is baby compared to a lot of added Chromebooks. This is due to the admittance of two ample abrasion buttons in foreground of the trackpad. Rather than use a bottle buttonless trackpad as begin on added Chromebooks, HP has acclimated a artificial textured awning on the Pavilion 14. It works accomplished but is not absolutely as aqueous as added bottle models acclimated by Samsung on its Chromebooks or of that on Google's Chromebook Pixel.
The 14-inch awning is nice and ablaze with appropriate examination angles. Having the bigger affectation it would be nice had HP acclimated a awning resolution bigger than 1366x768. While this accepted resolution works fine, the big awning could use a college resolution to yield abounding advantage of it.
The Altec Lansing stereo speakers complete bigger than those begin on abounding laptops. The aggregate is appealing loud for a laptop and doesn't alter awfully at top aggregate as abounding anthology complete systems do.
The array activity of the Pavilion 14 Chromebook is just over four hours due to the baby battery, which is acceptable a acknowledgment to accumulate the weight down. Fortunately, HP chose a disposable array architecture which makes a additional array an advantage for those absent a abounding day abroad from a ability outlet. This is not accessible with some added Chromebooks application a closed array design.
The HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook is a solid access into the Chrome OS amplitude that is advised to address to those who like bigger displays. The architecture of the laptop doesn't feel the sturdiest due to the all artificial design, but that keeps the weight down for a ample notebook.
The Celeron processor is able abundant to accumulate Chrome OS bent after bogging down. Aggregate runs calmly and while I wouldn't play accelerated amateur on this Chromebook aggregate abroad runs just fine.
The HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook is a solid accessory and is accessible now from assorted retailers. It is aswell accessible from HP online currently priced at $299.
Fun fact: According to HP these address to retailers in aggregate by the pallet. They are arranged 72 to a bassinet with a shipment weight of 562.2 lbs.