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HP Chromebook 14 Review

HP Chromebook 14 Review – what you need to know about the latest Chromebook laptop from Hewlett Packard.

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HP Chromebook 14

Our friends at HP sent us a HP Chromebook 14 to review. Here is a full rundown of everything you need to know about this Chromebook laptop.

2020 Chromebook

This HP Chromebook 14 review was originally written in December 2013. Since, HP had released a 2020 version featuring more power and punch while still a great price! Learn more.

Chromebook OS

My daughter uses a Chromebook for school every day, so I was familiar with Chrome OS how it worked. If you aren’t familiar with the Chromebook operating system – know it differs from the traditional Windows or Apple operating systems.

While the Chromebook does offer an easy to use experience, don’t expect to do heavy photo or video editing on it – unless you are doing this via a website. You cannot install the traditional applications that you may be use to using on the Chromebook operating system.

Study Laptop Body

The HP Chromebook 14 is sturdy. How do I know? My toddler has already accidentally dropped it.

Lightweight

While the HP Chromebook 14 is sturdy, don’t worry it’s actually lightweight – only weighing 4.6 lbs

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Free T-Mobile Service for 2 Years

2 years of free mobile Internet service up to 200MB of 4G data per month with no annual contract.

Okay, I am going to start with my absolute favorite feature of the HP Chromebook 14 – 24 months of FREE internet on the Chromebook from T-Mobile. That’s right, with the built in card, you can access the internet anywhere with this thing without needing a hotspot or wi-fi connection!  I’m a mom-on-the-go and internet everywhere so I can work anywhere is a must and with it built-in and free – that makes me happy.

100 Gigs of Google Drive Space

100GB of Google Drive storage: Store and access your files and content anywhere with 100GB of Google Drive storage, free for 2 years.

With 100 gigs of Google Drive space, you will have plenty of room to store your files.

Free GoGo Inflight Internet

12 free sessions of GoGo® Inflight Internet

Do you travel often? This Chromebook gives you 12 free sessions of GoGo® Inflight Internet sesssions! T

Screen Size

With a 14 inch screen, I have ample viewing room. I typically work on a 13 inch screen and the extra inch makes a huge difference.

Instant Start Up

There’s no power button, just open the cover and it starts!

Ultra Slim

The ultra-slim design makes this laptop easy to transport. I can slide it right into my work bag, with ample room for my other stuff.

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For the Geeks

Here’s the specs:

  • Operating system – Chrome OS
  • Processor – Intel® Celeron® 2955U with Intel HD Graphics (1.4 GHz, 2 MB cache, 2 cores)
  • Screen size – 14″ diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit (1366 x 768)
  • Memory – 2 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 (on-board)
  • Hard drive – 16 GB SATA SSD

The HP Chromebook 14 starts at $299 (the version I have is $349).

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Carrie Lindsey

Monday 2nd of December 2013

The free internet part is AWESOME. This would be so handy for traveling!