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HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook

HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook

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59 Engadget Score
It might work in a pinch, but you wouldn't want to use it regularly.
59

It might work in a pinch, but you wouldn't want to use it regularly.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

HP's 14-inch Chromebook offers zippy performance and solid build quality, but ultimately cuts too many corners. The poor keyboard layout and antiquated trackpad make this machine particularly hard to recommend.

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Pros
  • Snappy performance
  • Decent speakers
  • Solid build quality
Cons
  • Poor keyboard layout
  • Antiquated trackpad
  • Lackluster display
  • Mediocre battery life
59 Engadget Score
It might work in a pinch, but you wouldn't want to use it regularly.
59

It might work in a pinch, but you wouldn't want to use it regularly.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

59
 

User Reviews

60
tobysunny
The email is unreliable. There isn't a way to find out if you have a virus or...read more
100
jj49
I was needing a new mobile computer that I keep at home and occasional travel....read more
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Average user Score
 
60
tobysunny
04.25.14
The email is unreliable. There isn't a way to find out if you have a virus or not. The first battery went dead in 3 weeks. Chrome does not work. HP chromebook is set up so repair agents can't look inside and repair virtually, We have to access and repair it w/ them over the phone. It is very time consuming. Would I buy an HP chromebook ever again? Never!
 
100
jj49
02.16.14
I was needing a new mobile computer that I keep at home and occasional travel. I looked at the surface, Ipad and android. I liked the idea of having an actual keyboard and I also wanted a computer that I do not have to sit and wait to load web pages. After researching and demoing alot of laptops, I decided on the Chromebook 14. It is all that I have been wanting in a laptop. Lighting bolt speed, I can use Google Docs for any memos or letters I need to write or use my Icloud account. It is light enough to prop on your lap for hours comfortably. If the work you need to do can or is web based this is the perfect computer.

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