HP 14" Laptop

HP 14" Laptop

HP 14" Laptop

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BEST RATING
Operating Noise:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Fair6.0/10
GAMING/AI: Poor5.7/10
ENG/DESIGN: Poor5.6/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Fair6.2/10
CONTENT CREATION: Fair6.1/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.3/10
BATTERY: Good7.7/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Poor5.1/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Poor5.6/10
SIZE: 14"








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Pros
  • Very good portability for travel
  • Operates quietly with excellent fan noise management
  • Two available RAM slots for upgrade
  • USB-C port for modern peripherals
  • Good webcam quality for video calls
Cons
  • Lower screen resolution may not be sharp
  • Mediocre battery life for long usage
  • Lacks a backlit keyboard and number pad
  • Poor performance for 3D and engineering tasks

Ratings by Category

Operating Noise:
4.6
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Portability:
4.5
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Battery Life:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Software Development:
3.2
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Content Creation:
3.2
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use:
3.0
The HP 14" Laptop has a modest CPU and adequate RAM for basic tasks, but its lower-resolution TN screen may not provide the best viewing experience. Its lightweight design and moderate battery life offer decent portability, making it suitable for everyday computing needs but not for intensive applications.
Build Quality:
3.0
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Keyboard Quality:
3.0
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$255
Release Date
May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
12.8'' x 8.9'' x 0.71''
Weight
3.24 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
Graphics
Vega 3
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
8 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
8.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
41 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"
Display Technology
TN
Resolution
1366 x 768
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
200 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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6/10
Portability Score
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8.3/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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8.8/10
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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6/10
Speaker Quality Score
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6.5/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
No
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
1
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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Consumer Reports

Nicholas De Leon | October 2022
"This feels like an ideal laptop for someone who doesn’t want to spend a lot of money on a laptop and isn’t too bothered by things like build quality or construction. It’s a laptop that will be used to pay bills, keep track of expenses, do some online shopping, and will be tucked away in a spare bedroom/home office. It’s an appliance designed to do a job without fuss. It’s not a premium experience—the materials do feel a little cheap, the display won’t exactly wow you, and the battery life is nothing to write home about, especially if you’ve used more expensive devices. But overall it’s not too shabby, especially for the price."

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