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HP 14 (N3710, HD405) Laptop Review

Mike Wobker, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Alex Alderson), 03/12/2018

Getting started for the daily routine The HP 14-bp001ng is an affordable 14-inch laptop that is equipped with an Intel Pentium N3710, 4 GB of RAM, and a 500 GB hard drive. Find out what you can expect from HP's entry-level device and its hardware in our review.

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HP-14 laptops have long been characterized by their low-end hardware and their low prices. HP offers different processor and memory combinations with varying degrees of performance. HP describes every variant as an entry-level device, a statement which our previous test results have confirmed.

Our current test device is available for around €350 (~$433) and is equipped with an Intel Pentium N3710 processor, an Intel HD Graphics 405 graphics card, 4 GB of RAM, and a 500 GB HDD. We expect that our test device will have enough power for simple writing and web browsing tasks.

While similar variants are available in the UK, HP is not currently offering this device in the USA.

We have chosen the Acer Swift 1Chuwi LapBook Air 14.1Lenovo IdeaPad 120s, and the Jumper EZbook 3 as devices against which we will be comparing the HP 14-bp001ng. All devices are available for under €400 (~$495).

HP 14-bp001ng (14 Series)
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR3L, Single-Channel
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel 112 PPI, BOE0697, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Braswell
Storage
Toshiba MQ01ABF050, 500 GB 
, 410 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC282 @ Intel Cherry Trail / Braswell SoC - HD Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Combined Audio Connector, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Realtek RTL8723DE (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 24 x 336 x 200 ( = 0.94 x 13.23 x 7.87 in)
Battery
41 Wh Lithium-Ion, Four cells, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 11 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: VGA, 0.2 MP
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, HP Audio Switch, HP CoolSense, HP JumpStart, HP Sure Connect, Netflix, McAfee LiveSafe, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
1.55 kg ( = 54.67 oz / 3.42 pounds), Power Supply: 280 g ( = 9.88 oz / 0.62 pounds)
Price
349 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case and Connectivity - Weak Wi-Fi

The reasonableness of the 14-bp001ng’s pricing extends to our first impressions of the case. HP have decked the device out in a simple plastic case that is stable and strong, and one which does not deform or give way even when strong physical pressure is applied. The base plate is held in place with three screws, behind which are the internal components including an unoccupied RAM slot.

Despite the low price, HP has equipped the 14-bp001ng with a relatively modern selection of ports. There is a USB 3.1 Type-C port, two USB 3.1 Type-A, HDMI, Gigabit LAN, and an SD card reader.

The 14-bp001ng delivers below average read and write speeds using our reference Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II card. These results are slightly better than some similarly priced devices, but the IdeaPad 120s' decent results demonstrate that below average performance is not synonymous with entry-level devices.

Unfortunately, Wi-Fi transfer speeds are even worse. Our test device practically failed our reception test, with there being a significant signal loss with our test device at only three meters (~10 ft) from the router. Furthermore, the 14-bp001ng is equipped with Bluetooth 4.2.

The webcam has a very low 640x360 VGA resolution that renders it only useful for occasional video calls.

Size Comparison

Connectivity

Left-hand side: cable lock, x 2 USB 3.1 Type-A, combined audio port, SD card reader
Left-hand side: cable lock, x 2 USB 3.1 Type-A, combined audio port, SD card reader
Right-hand side: x 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, HDMI, LAN, power connector
Right-hand side: x 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, HDMI, LAN, power connector
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401 Reference-Card)
63.2 MB/s ∼100% +161%
Average of class Office
  (10.2 - 191, n=229)
61.2 MB/s ∼97% +153%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
 
37.86 MB/s ∼60% +56%
HP 14-bp001ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
24.2 MB/s ∼38%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
20.56 MB/s ∼33% -15%
Jumper EZbook 3
 
19.3 MB/s ∼31% -20%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401 Reference-Card)
83.1 MB/s ∼100% +133%
Average of class Office
  (9.5 - 255, n=206)
78.7 MB/s ∼95% +120%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
 
44.46 MB/s ∼54% +25%
HP 14-bp001ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
35.7 MB/s ∼43%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
34.5 MB/s ∼42% -3%
Jumper EZbook 3
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401 64 GB)
27.4 MB/s ∼33% -23%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
349 MBit/s ∼100% +6880%
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
336 MBit/s ∼96% +6620%
Jumper EZbook 3
Realtek RTL8723B USB 2.0
86 MBit/s ∼25% +1620%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter (jseb)
71 MBit/s ∼20% +1320%
HP 14-bp001ng
Realtek RTL8723DE
5 MBit/s ∼1%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
345 MBit/s ∼100% +386%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
311 MBit/s ∼90% +338%
Jumper EZbook 3
Realtek RTL8723B USB 2.0
78 MBit/s ∼23% +10%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter (jseb)
72 MBit/s ∼21% +1%
HP 14-bp001ng
Realtek RTL8723DE
71 MBit/s ∼21%

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Input devices - Solid and Suitable for Daily Use

The keyboard keys have a strong pressure point and are clearly audible when typing. The good layout and space between keys provide a comfortable typing experience that we found is good enough to type on uninterrupted for a long time. The only minor gripe is that the special keys on the far right-hand side are close to the Enter key, the placing of which could lead to accidental button presses.

The 14-bp001ng uses a ClickPad as a mouse replacement. This is pleasant to use and is large enough to comfortably move the mouse over a large area without having to lift your finger from the ClickPad. The 'mouse buttons', which are triggered by pressing the ClickPad, are easy to activate. The resistance is high enough so that these buttons should not be accidentally pressed in daily use.

There were no issues with the 14-bp001's input devices during our tests. They were solid and suitable for everyday use.

Input devices
Input devices

Display - Pale and Dark

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

We have major issues with HP’s choice of display. The 14-bp001ng has a 1,366x768 14-inch panel that has poor brightness and produces pale colors. This is the only display that HP offers with this laptop. Almost all the displays in our comparison devices are better than the one in the 14-bp001ng. Our tests revealed that the display has both low brightness and contrast ratio.

198
cd/m²
180
cd/m²
192
cd/m²
198
cd/m²
189
cd/m²
189
cd/m²
197
cd/m²
174
cd/m²
194
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 198 cd/m² Average: 190.1 cd/m² Minimum: 11.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 155 cd/m²
Contrast: 357:1 (Black: 0.53 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 11.85 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.3
ΔE Greyscale 13.6 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
61% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 49% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.49
HP 14-bp001ng
BOE0697, , 1366x768, 14
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
Chi Mei N140BGA-EA3, , 1366x768, 14
Jumper EZbook 3
MS_9003, , 1920x1080, 14.1
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
Name: BOE06A8, , 1920x1080, 14.1
Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C472
CMN N140BGA_EA3, , 1366x768, 14
Response Times
48%
3%
-28%
131%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
43 (23, 20)
35.2 (18, 17.2)
18%
46 (25, 21)
-7%
32.8 (12.8, 20)
24%
40 (20, 20)
7%
Response Time Black / White *
14 (8, 7)
17.2 (12, 5.2)
-23%
11.6 (7.7, 3.8)
17%
29.2 (16, 13.2)
-109%
16 (11, 5)
-14%
PWM Frequency
200 (90)
495 (99)
148%
200 (99)
0%
200 (20)
0%
1000 (100)
400%
Screen
4%
9%
30%
14%
Brightness middle
189
257.4
36%
384
103%
247.7
31%
206
9%
Brightness
190
239
26%
341
79%
243
28%
187
-2%
Brightness Distribution
88
87
-1%
76
-14%
92
5%
82
-7%
Black Level *
0.53
0.54
-2%
1.28
-142%
0.32
40%
0.34
36%
Contrast
357
477
34%
300
-16%
774
117%
606
70%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
11.85
11.8
-0%
8.7
27%
6.4
46%
10.01
16%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
20.61
28
-36%
16.7
19%
24.3
-18%
16.72
19%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
13.6
13.3
2%
11.1
18%
4.5
67%
11.11
18%
Gamma
2.49 88%
2.2 100%
2.2 100%
2.33 94%
2.43 91%
CCT
16588 39%
16811 39%
12445 52%
7318 89%
12726 51%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
49
39
-20%
39.8
-19%
39
-20%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
61
62
2%
62.9
3%
62
2%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
26% / 14%
6% / 8%
1% / 17%
73% / 41%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
14 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8 ms rise
↘ 7 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 11 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (25.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
43 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 23 ms rise
↘ 20 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 60 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (41 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 200 Hz ≤ 90 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 200 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 90 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 200 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8770 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

61% sRGB color space average
61% sRGB color space average
39% AdobeRGB color space average
39% AdobeRGB color space average

Colors on our test device look cool and somewhat pale. There is a subtle gray haze thanks to the high black value, while the low contrast ratio ensures that color transitions are poor. A further criticizm is the very low PWM frequency that the 14-bp001ng uses to control screen brightness, which we found to quickly irritate even those without sensitive eyes.

Color distortions occur at various viewing angles. The TN-LED panel is not particularly bright, with the screen being difficult to read outside, even in the shade.

CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Color depth
CalMAN - Color depth
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation
Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Screen bleeding
Screen bleeding
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance - Low, but Stable

Our test device is equipped with an Intel Pentium N3710 CPU with integrated Intel HD Graphics 405. This combination is only suitable for simple tasks such as browsing the internet or using Office. While it should be possible to play music and videos, games are likely to be out of the question unless they are very old or computationally undemanding.

HP offers the HP 14 in a range of variants, all of which are designed for those with simple needs. Unfortunately, we could not confirm whether there is a free RAM slot as HP claim. Despite loosening the screws, the base plate was so tightly held in that we feared that we may damage the device if we tried to pry it from the main case.

Processor

The Intel Pentium N3710 is a quad-core processor mainly used in inexpensive notebooks and in fan-less devices thanks to its low 6 W power consumption. While the CPU can clock up to 2560 MHz, the quality of the cooling affects the degree to which it can maintain its maximum clock speed.

The Cinebench15 benchmark shows that our test device performs at the expected level for a Pentium N3710 device. Throughout our endurance test, the 14-bp001ng provided the CPU's maximum performance. Therefore, you should not expect any performance loss due to insufficient cooling during everyday use.

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit

Our test device performs as expected for a Pentium N3710 equipped device when comparing it with our comparison devices. The 14-bp001ng even managed to perform better than average. 

Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Average of class Office
  (20 - 178, n=475)
108 Points ∼51% +170%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C472
Intel Celeron N3450
48 Points ∼23% +20%
Jumper EZbook 3
Intel Celeron N3350
46 Points ∼22% +15%
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
Intel Celeron N3350
46 Points ∼22% +15%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
Intel Pentium N3710
41 Points ∼19% +3%
Average Intel Pentium N3710
  (39 - 42, n=6)
40.7 Points ∼19% +2%
HP 14-bp001ng
Intel Pentium N3710
40 Points ∼19%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
Intel Celeron N3450
36 Points ∼17% -10%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1050, n=479)
316 Points ∼10% +124%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
Intel Pentium N3710
152 Points ∼5% +8%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C472
Intel Celeron N3450
144 Points ∼5% +2%
HP 14-bp001ng
Intel Pentium N3710
141 Points ∼5%
Average Intel Pentium N3710
  (105 - 152, n=6)
140 Points ∼5% -1%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
Intel Celeron N3450
128 Points ∼4% -9%
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
Intel Celeron N3350
86 Points ∼3% -39%
Jumper EZbook 3
Intel Celeron N3350
84 Points ∼3% -40%
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
40 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
141 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
13.42 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
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System Performance

The 14-bp001ng performs well in daily use. There are short loading times because of longer access speeds associated with a HDD rather than an SSD. These access speeds affect the PCMark 8 Home benchmark result, which is about 100 points lower than the average of our comparison devices that are equipped with a Pentium N3710.

Please see our CPU benchmark page for a more detailed look at the results of other Intel Pentium N3710 laptops.

PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Average of class Office
  (1169 - 4458, n=352)
3007 Points ∼49% +70%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell), N3710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2114 Points ∼35% +20%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C472
HD Graphics 500, N3450, Hynix HBG4a2 32 GB eMMC
1864 Points ∼31% +5%
Average Intel Pentium N3710, Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
  (1651 - 2114, n=6)
1853 Points ∼30% +5%
Lenovo Ideapad 120S-14IAP
HD Graphics 500, N3350, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1788 Points ∼29% +1%
HP 14-bp001ng
HD Graphics 405 (Braswell), N3710, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1769 Points ∼29%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
HD Graphics 500, N3450, SanDisk DF4128
1682 Points ∼28% -5%
Jumper EZbook 3
HD Graphics 500, N3350, Toshiba 064G93 64 GB eMMC
1592 Points ∼26% -10%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
1769 points
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Storage Devices

The HDD in the 14-bp001ng is clearly inferior by contrast to those in our comparison devices. The HDD is not particularly slow, but eMMC flash memory is much faster than conventional HDDs. Performance is acceptable though, while 500 GB of storage is large enough for personal information.

We have provided the results of the HDD in our test device compared with other drives on our SSD / HDD benchmark page.

HP 14-bp001ng
Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Jumper EZbook 3
Toshiba 064G93 64 GB eMMC
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
128 GB eMMC Flash
Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C472
Hynix HBG4a2 32 GB eMMC
Average Toshiba MQ01ABF050
 
Average of class Office
 
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
490%
1363%
2223%
116%
4919%
Write 4k QD32
0.912
2.74
200%
12.66
1288%
35.02
3740%
0.865 (0.033 - 1.252, n=33)
-5%
109 (0.154 - 706, n=646)
11852%
Read 4k QD32
0.776
16.4
2013%
35.12
4426%
29.93
3757%
6.91 (0.632 - 202, n=33)
790%
139 (0.015 - 652, n=646)
17812%
Write 4k
0.911
2.47
171%
13.04
1331%
28.62
3042%
0.862 (0.013 - 1.175, n=33)
-5%
40.4 (0.009 - 197, n=658)
4335%
Read 4k
0.384
5.07
1220%
13.2
3338%
24.06
6166%
0.895 (0.226 - 17, n=33)
133%
15.4 (0.218 - 148, n=658)
3910%
Write 512
40.27
41.3
3%
75.61
88%
132.1
228%
39.5 (21.7 - 46.5, n=33)
-2%
194 (13.7 - 1863, n=655)
382%
Read 512
31.74
133
319%
153.8
385%
233.9
637%
37.9 (23.3 - 223, n=33)
19%
236 (16.3 - 1799, n=655)
644%
Write Seq
99.07
50
-50%
85.04
-14%
147.9
49%
96.4 (73.5 - 117, n=33)
-3%
263 (21.1 - 1995, n=658)
165%
Read Seq
104.4
151
45%
166.5
59%
275.7
164%
103 (78.6 - 161, n=33)
-1%
370 (37.1 - 2860, n=658)
254%
Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Transfer Rate Minimum: 4.4 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 111.3 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 79.4 MB/s
Access Time: 18.1 ms
Burst Rate: 183 MB/s
CPU Usage: 3.4 %

Graphics Card

The performance of the entry-level GPU should not come as a surprise. The integrated Intel HD Graphics 405 performed solidly in the 3DMark 11 benchmark, even outpacing the Intel HD Graphics 500.

Please see our GPU benchmark page for results from other laptops equipped with Intel HD Graphics 405.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Average of class Office
  (185 - 4967, n=600)
1218 Points ∼100% +163%
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell), Intel Pentium N3710
496 Points ∼41% +7%
Average Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
  (408 - 496, n=7)
469 Points ∼39% +1%
HP 14-bp001ng
Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell), Intel Pentium N3710
463 Points ∼38%
Jumper EZbook 3
Intel HD Graphics 500, Intel Celeron N3350
458 Points ∼38% -1%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C472
Intel HD Graphics 500, Intel Celeron N3450
433 Points ∼36% -6%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
Intel HD Graphics 500, Intel Celeron N3450
390 Points ∼32% -16%
3DMark 11 Performance
509 points
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Gaming Performance

As the graphics performance tests demonstrated, the 14-bp001ng is not suited for graphically intensive applications. This performance extends to games, with our gaming benchmarks highlighting the 14-bp001ng's limited performance. With the 14-bp001ng you will be limited to playing old or computationally simple games. This is typical for laptops at this price point though.

Please see our gaming benchmark page for more information regarding the gaming performance of the Intel HD Graphics 405.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 16.399.32fps

Emissions and Power - No Runtime Miracle

Fan Noise

There are no issues relating to fan noise as our test device is passively cooled. However, the device is not entirely silent. In quiet environments, the HDD and a high-pitched whine can be heard. Fortunately, neither sound can be heard as ambient noise starts to rise.

Noise Level

Idle
31.7 / 31.7 / 32 dB(A)
HDD
32.3 dB(A)
Load
32 / 32 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.4 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.234.633.22532.434.432.43136.537.836.54032.833.732.85031.24131.2633030308027.427.627.410026.727.426.712524.42824.416023.824.423.820022.922.922.925022.122.422.131521.621.621.640020.720.420.750019.419.719.463019.219.119.280022.717.722.7100020.617.720.6125020.117.820.1160019.717.719.72000201820250018.61818.6315020.318.220.340001918.519500018.918.718.9630018.818.718.8800018.918.918.9100001918.9191250018.918.918.916000191919SPL3230.832N1.71.51.7median 20median 18.9median 20Delta1.91.81.9hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHP 14-bp001ng

Temperature

Stress test
Stress test

Our test device remains cool while idling, with surface temperatures rarely exceeding 40 °C (~104 °F) under load; occasionally reaching just above 50 °C (~122 °F).

During our one-hour stress test we measured core temperatures rising to 80 °C (~176 °F), at which point the clock speed drops to 1.2 GHz. This is 400 MHz lower than the base clock speed of 1.6 GHz. These stress tests simulate the load that is atypical of that which is experienced in everyday use. As a result, there should be no issues with performance degradation and high core temperatures during daily use.

Max. Load
 30.5 °C
87 F
26.4 °C
80 F
34.8 °C
95 F
 
 30.3 °C
87 F
35.4 °C
96 F
34.2 °C
94 F
 
 25.1 °C
77 F
25.6 °C
78 F
32.1 °C
90 F
 
Maximum: 35.4 °C = 96 F
Average: 30.5 °C = 87 F
39 °C
102 F
39.1 °C
102 F
33.3 °C
92 F
38.9 °C
102 F
36.5 °C
98 F
32.3 °C
90 F
36 °C
97 F
27.2 °C
81 F
25.2 °C
77 F
Maximum: 39.1 °C = 102 F
Average: 34.2 °C = 94 F
Power Supply (max.)  32.8 °C = 91 F | Room Temperature 21.7 °C = 71 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 30.5 °C / 87 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 35.4 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 39.1 °C / 102 F, compared to the average of 36.4 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.3 °C / 76 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (32.1 °C / 89.8 F) and are therefore not hot.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.3 °C / 82.9 F (-3.8 °C / -6.9 F).
Thermal imaging of the top case - idle
Thermal imaging of the top case - idle
Thermal imaging of the bottom case - idle
Thermal imaging of the bottom case - idle
Thermal imaging of the top case - under load
Thermal imaging of the top case - under load
Thermal imaging of the bottom case - under load
Thermal imaging of the bottom case - under load

Speakers

The speakers are suitable for the occasional audio playback. While the sound lacks bass, high and medium tones are balanced. We did not hear any speaker distortion during our tests either.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.434.634.42535.834.435.83140.137.840.14037.633.737.65034.64134.66330.33030.38033.127.633.11002827.42812528282816034.224.434.22004122.94125048.722.448.731556.921.656.940066.920.466.950065.219.765.263063.519.163.580063.817.763.8100073.117.773.1125070.917.870.9160070.917.770.9200070.21870.2250069.91869.9315068.618.268.6400068.818.568.8500070.118.770.1630072.118.772.1800068.118.968.11000066.418.966.41250066.218.966.21600058.11958.1SPL81.630.881.6N51.91.551.9median 66.4median 18.9median 66.4Delta9.91.89.935.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHP 14-bp001ngApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
HP 14-bp001ng audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (72.05 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 26.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 44% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 47% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 41% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 53% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 96% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

|Frequency diagram in comparison (checkboxes are de/selectable)


Power Consumption

There are more energy efficient laptops than the 14-bp001ng at this price point. That is not to say that it is a power guzzler though, with its maximum 10-W consumption while idling and 20-W consumption under load making for a power efficient device. This maximum consumption can be handled comfortably by the 45-W rated power supply.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.29 / 0.48 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 6.2 / 9.4 / 9.5 Watt
Load midlight 13.6 / 18 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

The 14-bp001ng has a 41 Wh battery which lasted over six and a half hours in our Wi-Fi battery test. During this test, we kept the display brightness at 100 % because of the low maximum brightness. While this runtime is far lower than HP's claim of eleven hours, it is longer than some of our comparison devices which have smaller battery capacities. It is worth keeping in mind that the Acer Swift 1 achieved a 65% longer runtime with similar hardware thanks to its larger 55 Wh battery capacity.

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Acer Swift 1 SF114-31-P6F6
N3710, HD Graphics 405 (Braswell), 55 Wh
661 min ∼25% +66%
Jumper EZbook 3
N3350, HD Graphics 500, 38 Wh
420 min ∼16% +5%
Average of class Office
  (105 - 964, n=292)
405 min ∼15% +2%
HP 14-bp001ng
N3710, HD Graphics 405 (Braswell), 41 Wh
399 min ∼15%
Chuwi LapBook 14 inch 2017
N3450, HD Graphics 500, 38 Wh
372 min ∼14% -7%
Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C472
N3450, HD Graphics 500, 37 Wh
172 min ∼7% -57%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
6h 39min

Pros

+ good keyboard
+ reasonably priced
+ robust case

Cons

- strongly flickering display
- low brightness
- internal hardware is difficult to access
- poor webcam

Verdict

Test device courtesy of Cyberport
Test device courtesy of Cyberport

Our tests demonstrate that the HP 14-bp001ng is a simple but solid laptop suitable for everyday use. The keyboard provides a good typing experience while there is enough performance for simple office applications and Internet browsing. The 500 GB HDD is large enough for personal data, even if it is not particularly fast. The only major criticizm we have is the strongly flickering display, which we found irritating.

The HP 14-bp001ng is a solid laptop suitable for web browsing and word processing. The laptop can be repaired and maintained, but there are some compromises in this respect.

Currently priced at €350 (~$433), HP is offering a laptop suited for simple tasks. If your needs are met by what the HP 14-bp001ng can offer, then you will get a solid device that will be a reliable companion in the long-run. We did find a major hurdle in repairing our test device though, as we could not remove the base plate for fear of damaging the laptop. As such we were unable to confirm HP's claim that there is the option of RAM expansion or battery replacement among other things.

HP 14-bp001ng - 03/01/2018 v6
Mike Wobker

Chassis
75 / 98 → 77%
Keyboard
69%
Pointing Device
79%
Connectivity
39 / 80 → 48%
Weight
68 / 20-67 → 100%
Battery
89%
Display
73%
Games Performance
36 / 68 → 53%
Application Performance
47 / 92 → 51%
Temperature
93%
Noise
92%
Audio
56%
Camera
32 / 85 → 37%
Average
65%
75%
Office - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2018-03-12 (Update: 2018-05-15)