What Is So Special About the HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook?

Wayne Bond August 6, 2013 2


Hewlett-Packard’ partnership with Google gave birth to the HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook. This is a full-blown 14-inch laptop that has Chrome as its operating system. It is sold at 320 USD. This price is not so friendly for a lot of people but this is way cheaper than the first flagship laptop from both of these companies. Critics are expecting a lot from this product. Google has been so successful with the other products that it designed with other big-time companies such as smartphones with Acer and Samsung. This is not the first time that they partnered with a company to produce a laptop. The first one, Pixel, was sold at an unreasonable expensive price. People are looking forward on how the Chromebook deviated from its predecessor.

 

  • A Very Common Laptop Look     

HP failed to give its spectators the laptop to die for with this new unit. The Chromebook has the hardware features of an ordinary laptop. It is 14 inches of bulky and a bit heavy material. It cannot be the best fit for those who are traveling with their laptops all the time. It can definitely take a huge part on the luggage. It is not really different with the others because its covers of this laptop are shiny and glittery and the inside looks a bit matte. Also, its pad was patterned from those that were produced in 2003. It has 2 crisp but odd buttons for the left and right clicks. The usual ports on a laptop are also included. It does not have the latest HDMI In and Out, though.

 

  • Packed with Mediocre      Battery Power

Extending the battery life was not the thing for both these companies. It is at the lowest with 3 hours and 35 minutes. The papers say that it can actually last for more than 4 hours but the actual runs proved the opposite. This is not even half of the usual 8 hours from other 14-inch laptops. This could have been the winning moment for HP and Google but they just missed the chance.  The only compensation given by these companies for this huge miss is its updated storage for memories. It ditched the old hard disk drive or HDD to SSD or solid state drive.

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  • Feels Lighter but Works      Tougher

This plastic-made laptop is definitely lighter than most of the laptops in the market. Despite this plastic finish, the HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook seems to be strong. It is exactly at 3.73 pounds. Usually, laptops that are at 14 inches are more than 4.5 lbs.  It does not wear off easily because of its beautiful shiny finish. The look may not be stunning but it is able to shield the entire unit from unwanted dirt in a laptop. Its corners do not get scratched easily because of its covering. This is the most common problems that laptops face but HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook got sneaky and get away with it.

 

Overall, the HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook is not impressive. The only thing that stood out is its web-search features. Other laptops are better and way cheaper.

 

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2 Comments »

  1. DT  August 8, 2013 at 11:37 am - Reply

    I’ve been using the HP 14 Chromebook (4 GB RAM model) for about 6 weeks now and loving every minute. It’s become my everyday machine. Just about everything I do is online. I only go to my desktop for a couple of specialized tasks and then only once a week or so. I have traveled with it, found it easy and very fast to use, and been pleased with everything about it.

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