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The HP Chromebook 14 offers a lot for a low price. This affordable laptop provides excellent battery life, a colorful display and an attractive design in your choice of three color options. Plus, there's a built-in 4G connection--albeit HSPA+--for when you're outside of Wi-Fi range. Consumers looking for something more mobile would be better suited with the smaller and lighter 13-inch Toshiba Chromebook, which lasted even longer on a charge. But for its intended audience the HP Chromebook 14 is an excellent choice. quote


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    8.3
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    5.6
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    6.8
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    8.0
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    6.5
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Laptop Magazine Mar 21, 2014

The HP Chromebook 14 offers a lot for a low price. This affordable laptop provides excellent battery life, a colorful display and an attractive design in your choice of three color options. Plus, there's a built-in 4G connection--albeit HSPA+--for when you're outside of Wi-Fi range.

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7.0
Computerworld Oct 23, 2013

We may not have a true midrange Chromebook yet, but for users who need a little extra oomph in their laptops, the 4G model of the HP Chromebook 14 is a low-compromise low-cost system that gets a lot of things right.

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7.0
PC World May 6, 2014

This Chromebook comes with a 14-inch display and cheery colors, making for a better overall user experience than you'll get from cheaper models.

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7.0
The Verge Dec 5, 2013

Solid performance, 10 hours of battery life, a good trackpad and keyboard, ... But as is, you’re better off spending $50 less and buying Acer’s C720, which can’t touch the Chromebook 14’s look but offers a virtually identical experience in a smaller, lighter, cheaper body.

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7.0
TrustedReviews Mar 6, 2014

The HP Chromebook 14 is a big improvement on the HP’s first Chromebook offering and with the added 3G support makes it an affordable option you can actually take out and about. This is a great feature, but we're less enamoured with the screen and so-so touchpad.

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Engadget Sep 11, 2013

As the name suggests, the Chromebook 14 has a 14-inch display with 1,366 x 768 resolution. It looked bright enough underneath the convention center's lighting, though it's difficult to tell after just a few minutes of use. It's certainly not the lightest Chromebook we've ever held.

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CNET Sep 19, 2013

While we did appreciate its soft matte exterior finish, which felt smooth to the touch, once opened, we were immediately reminded of how cheap this thing is. The palm rest is made of faux-metal plastic that gives the device an unmistakably low-quality feel.

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Laptop Magazine Sep 19, 2013

At 3.98 pounds, the HP Chromebook 14 is easy to carry and just as easy to use. The notebook’s aluminum body has a textured set of white island keys, which made typing quick and comfortable ... and Web pages looked clear and rich during our time with the device.

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PC Mag Sep 19, 2013

In the few minutes we got to spend with the new Chromebook 14, the design feels surprisingly solid. This is in spite of the fact that the new Chromebook 14 is (to borrow a phrase from Apple) "unapologetically plastic" and inexpensive.

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Pocket-Lint Sep 11, 2013

The keys have a similar matte feel to them, but the size makes for a decent typing experience. The trackpad, too, is a smooth pad - possibly a bit too much so. The crisp, plasticky finish and DayGlo colours certainly make for a newer, younger, funkier angle to the Chromebook market.

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StanRetired StanRetired

First a few things about me: I'm 62yo and I've been building my own PC's since the timex sinclair. I am IBM Application Developer for 18 years and wife and I have 4 desktops and 5 laptops. My Chromebook experience: shopping was a nightmare. The sales people at both Best Buy and Staples, where I...

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8.0
trackcycling trackcycling

Reasonably impressed with the HP Chromebook 14. My expectations were low, to be fair, and they've comfortably exceeded. Where there are limitations, for the most part, they are with the Chromebook concept rather than with HP's implementation. The keyboard's the ubiquitous 'chicklet' style, but...

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5.0
adityan adityan

This is just about the most basic OS in the market. It comes with nothing; and you download and install nothing. There are no .exe's or dmg's to download; only some crappy and totally unnecessary on the store. So, if you are the owner of one of these, you can be pretty sure of a lot of...

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8.0
Alqasimk Alqasimk

I was looking for a Chromebook with screen size between 13 and 14 to replace my laptop and keep the old Windows 8 laptop as a desktop always plugged to an external 24 inch screen. I access windows via my Chromebook using chrome remote desktop and it works great! I was looking for only Chromebooks...

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