HP 14" Laptop

HP 14" Laptop

HP 14" Laptop

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BEST RATING
Operating Noise:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Fair6.7/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.0/10
ENG/DESIGN: Fair6.1/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Fair6.6/10
CONTENT CREATION: Fair6.9/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.3/10
BATTERY: Good7.7/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.4/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Fair6.1/10
SIZE: 14"

The HP 14" Laptop is a budget-friendly choice with sufficient storage and solid performance for everyday tasks, thanks to its AMD Ryzen 5 processor and integrated Vega graphics. The IPS display offers clear visuals and good color representation, but it isn't touchscreen. Its portability is supported by a decent battery life and a lightweight design. However, it may struggle with intensive 3D tasks, machine learning, and engineering software due to modest performance capabilities. For users seeking affordability and general use, it's a good fit, but for more demanding applications or gaming, you might want to consider other options. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Attractive price
Cons
  • Only fair for general use
  • Only fair for gaming and AI work
  • Only fair for engineering work
  • Only fair overall performance

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.
Content Creation:
3.9
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:
3.7
The HP 14" Laptop is equipped with an AMD Ryzen 5 CPU and 8GB of RAM, which provide adequate performance for general tasks, but the screen quality might not be the best, even though it uses an IPS panel, as its color coverage is limited which can impact the visual experience. It has good portability with a lightweight design and decent battery life, but for extended use away from power sources, the battery capacity may not be sufficient.
Software Development:
3.7
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.
General Use Screen Quality:
3.5
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Engineering & Design:
3.2
The HP 14" Laptop's AMD Ryzen 5 CPU and Vega 7 GPU provide adequate performance for engineering tasks, but are mid-range and may lack the power needed for more intensive design applications. Its screen quality with fair color coverage and good brightness is suitable for casual design work, yet professionals may find it limiting for color-sensitive tasks.
Gaming & AI:
3.0
The HP 14" Laptop has an integrated AMD Vega 7 GPU and a screen that refreshes at 60Hz, which can handle gaming and 3D tasks but may not deliver the smoothest experience in high-end games or complex 3D applications that benefit from more powerful graphics and faster refresh rates. Additionally, while the IPS screen provides good color and viewing angles, its standard resolution and quality may limit the level of detail and immersion compared to laptops with higher-end displays.
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
$389
Release Date
October 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
12.8'' x 8.9'' x 0.7''
Weight
3.22 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
Graphics
Vega 7
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
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
265 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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