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60 Engadget Score
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.
60

A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.

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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

Even with a crisp display and comfortable keyboard, the SlateBook 14 doesn't have enough to recommend it. With an operating system that was never meant to be used on a laptop, it's a poor choice compared to less-expensive Windows laptops and Chromebooks.

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Pros
  • Good battery life
  • Sharp display
  • Comfortable keyboard, generally good build quality
Cons
  • Android is awkward to use with a mouse
  • Polarizing design
  • Heavy compared to an Android tablet with a keyboard dock
  • A poor value versus Chromebooks or Windows laptops
60 Engadget Score
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.
60

A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.

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).

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Average Critic Score
 
60
GottaBeMobile
Looking at the competition makes us impressed with the price of the HP Slatebook 14, but the older operating system, bad Wi-Fi performance, lack of convertibility into a tablet and no multi-tasking with two apps open at once means most buyers should stay away from the HP Slatebook 14.
 
60
Engadget
Even with a crisp display and comfortable keyboard, the SlateBook 14 doesn't have enough to recommend it. With an operating system that was never meant to be used on a laptop, it's a poor choice compared to less-expensive Windows laptops and Chromebooks.
 
40
Laptop Magazine
If the SlateBook 14 were a detachable or convertible and you could use it in tablet mode, it would make more sense. What's the point of having Android if you can't take full advantage of it? ... Never send a SlateBook to do a Chromebook or a budget Windows laptop's job.

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