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HP 14-bs007ng (i5-7200U, FHD) Laptop Review

Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Pascal Kilian), 11/03/2017

Compact office laptop. HP launches a 14-incher with a potent processor, a fast SSD, and a matte IPS display. Despite its ~$820 price tag, it isn't devoid of weaknesses.

For the original German review, click here.

The HP 14 falls into the category of 14-inch office notebooks. Thanks to the Kaby Lake processor, it doesn't lack computing power and for users who require a DVD burner and a VGA output, this device might be interesting. It rivals the Acer Swift 3 SF314-52, and the Lenovo Ideapad 320s-14IKB.

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HP 14-bs007ng
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 620, Core: 300-1000 MHz, Single-Channel, 22.20.16.4815
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2400, Single-Channel, two slots (one slot occupied)
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, AU Optronics, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Storage
SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006, 256 GB 
, , 195 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC282 @ Intel Sunrise Point-LP PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: audio combo, Card Reader: SD, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUE1N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23.7 x 340 x 240 ( = 0.93 x 13.39 x 9.45 in)
Battery
41 Wh Lithium-Ion, removeable
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Cyberlink Power Media Player 14, McAfee LiveSafe (Trial), MS Office 365 (Trial), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.7 kg ( = 59.97 oz / 3.75 pounds), Power Supply: 266.3 g ( = 9.39 oz / 0.59 pounds)
Price
699 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case and Equipment

HP went for a bicolored plastic case. The bottom of the base unit and the display lid are silver colored. The display frame as well as the top of the base unit are both made of black plastic. The top of the base unit further features an imprinted wave pattern. The build quality is very decent, but unfortunately, the stability is not. The base unit, for example, can easily be bent on some areas. For a laptop of its price range, we would have expected a more resilient case. The battery is not built into the interior and can thus easily be replaced.

The device packs 3 Type-A USB ports (2x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1x USB 2.0) and two video outputs (HMDI, VGA), but their placement is displeasing as they are positioned towards the front of the laptop at the height of the palm rests. The SD card reader is of the rather slow kind. It reaches transfer speeds of 30.4 MB/s when copying large file blocks and 27 MB/s when we copied 250 jpg images with a file size of around 5 MB, each. We used a Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II as a reference card.

The 3168 WiFi chip is by Intel and supports 802.11a/b/g/n as well as the fast ac standard. In our test environment in direct proximity to the server PC with no other WiFi devices around, we measured average transfer speeds.

Size Comparison

340 mm / 13.4 inch 240 mm / 9.45 inch 23.7 mm / 0.933 inch 1.7 kg3.75 lbs338 mm / 13.3 inch 234 mm / 9.21 inch 17.95 mm / 0.707 inch 1.6 kg3.57 lbs327.4 mm / 12.9 inch 236.5 mm / 9.31 inch 19.3 mm / 0.76 inch 1.5 kg3.21 lbs

Port Selection

Left side: power connector, VGA output, Gigabit ethernet, HDMI, 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-A)
Left side: power connector, VGA output, Gigabit ethernet, HDMI, 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-A)
Right side: card reader (SD), USB 2.0 (Type-A), DVD burner, cable lock socket
Right side: card reader (SD), USB 2.0 (Type-A), DVD burner, cable lock socket
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
79.2 MB/s ∼100% +193%
HP 14-bs007ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27 MB/s ∼34%
Acer Swift 3 (i5-7200U, HD 620)
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
23.1 MB/s ∼29% -14%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
 
88 MB/s ∼100% +189%
HP 14-bs007ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
30.4 MB/s ∼35%
Acer Swift 3 (i5-7200U, HD 620)
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.8 MB/s ∼32% -9%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Swift 3 (i5-7200U, HD 620)
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
552 MBit/s ∼100% +77%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
312 MBit/s ∼57%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
276 MBit/s ∼50% -12%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Swift 3 (i5-7200U, HD 620)
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
504 MBit/s ∼100% +54%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
340 MBit/s ∼67% +4%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
327 MBit/s ∼65%

Input Devices

The shallow keys with their slightly rough surface have a short travel and a clear pressure point but aren't backlit. The very perceptible resistance is pleasing. When typing, the keyboard bends only a bit in the center, but this doesn’t bother us. HP delivers a very solid keyboard that is suitable for regular typing tasks.

The multi-touch touchpad with its dimensions of about 11.6x5 cm (4.57x1.97 in) offers sufficient room for gesture controls, which can be individually toggled on or off in the settings menu. The smooth surface makes gliding easy. It has a short travel with a pronounced pressure point.

Input devices
Input devices

Display

Subpixels
Subpixels

The matte 14-inch screen of the HP laptop has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and a very good contrast ratio of 1673:1. Its maximum brightness is rather dim with only 229.4 cd/m². We would have wanted to see a minimum of 300 cd/m². We like that there's no PWM flicker.

230
cd/m²
214
cd/m²
223
cd/m²
235
cd/m²
251
cd/m²
231
cd/m²
215
cd/m²
243
cd/m²
223
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 251 cd/m² Average: 229.4 cd/m² Minimum: 14 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 251 cd/m²
Contrast: 1673:1 (Black: 0.15 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.67 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 3.09 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
55% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 35% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.44
HP 14-bs007ng
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Acer Swift 3 (i5-7200U, HD 620)
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Response Times
-12%
-7%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
39 (20, 19)
42 (21, 21)
-8%
43 (24, 19)
-10%
Response Time Black / White *
27 (17, 10)
31 (16, 15)
-15%
28 (15, 13)
-4%
PWM Frequency
352 (90)
200 (20)
Screen
-17%
-21%
Brightness middle
251
274
9%
281
12%
Brightness
229
253
10%
259
13%
Brightness Distribution
85
85
0%
81
-5%
Black Level *
0.15
0.31
-107%
0.45
-200%
Contrast
1673
884
-47%
624
-63%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.67
5.74
-23%
4.19
10%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9.4
8.26
12%
10.64
-13%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.09
4.61
-49%
2.55
17%
Gamma
2.44 90%
2.14 103%
2.24 98%
CCT
7050 92%
7281 89%
6555 99%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
35
39
11%
39
11%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
55
61
11%
61
11%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-15% / -16%
-14% / -18%

* ... smaller is better

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 not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9331 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Out the box, the display puts forward a solid color reproduction. We measure a DeltaE-2000 color deviation of 4.67, which is just slightly above the desired value of less than 3. We didn't observe a blue color cast.

CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Grey scales
CalMAN - Grey scales
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation

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
27 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17 ms rise
↘ 10 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 54 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
39 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 20 ms rise
↘ 19 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. » 42 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.5 ms).

The device is furnished with a viewing-angle stable 14-inch IPS panel, which allows for comfortable use in every position. Outdoor use is possible a long as the sun doesn't shine too bright.

The HP 14 outdoors (overcast sky)
The HP 14 outdoors (overcast sky)

Performance

The HP 14-bs007ng is a 14-inch office notebook. It is equipped with enough computing power for all regular applications. Our test device can be purchased for around $820, but there are differently equipped models available.

Processor

The HP 14 packs an Intel Core i5-7200U Kaby Lake dual-core ULV mid-range processor. It delivers good performance in all tasks. With a base clock of 2.5 GHz, both cores boost up to 3.1 GHz. Our single-thread tests are passed with full power (3.1 GHz). Multi-thread scenarios are only briefly executed with 3.1 GHz before the CPU throttles down to 2.9 to 3.0 GHz. The laptop behaves identically both with and without being plugged into the power adapter. 

We let Cinebench R15 run for 30 minutes to assess the multi-thread performance while the laptop is plugged into the power supply. After the first run, the 14-incher reaches 310 points and remain at this level. There were no significant performance drops.

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4981
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
11324
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
8127
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
38.48 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
328 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
128 Points
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Acer Swift 3 (i5-7200U, HD 620)
Intel Core i5-7200U
128 Points ∼59% 0%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
128 Points ∼59%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKB 80XL01NEGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
126 Points ∼58% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel Core i5-7200U
125 Points ∼57% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
93 Points ∼43% -27%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKB 80XL01NEGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
329 Points ∼8% 0%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
328 Points ∼7%
Acer Swift 3 (i5-7200U, HD 620)
Intel Core i5-7200U
327 Points ∼7% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel Core i5-7200U
316 Points ∼7% -4%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
238 Points ∼5% -27%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKB 80XL01NEGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
5000 Points ∼46% 0%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
4981 Points ∼46%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel Core i5-7200U
4964 Points ∼46% 0%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKB 80XL01NEGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
11955 Points ∼18% +6%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
11324 Points ∼17%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel Core i5-7200U
11130 Points ∼17% -2%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKB 80XL01NEGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
6761 Points ∼8% +4%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
6489 Points ∼8%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel Core i5-7200U
6432 Points ∼8% -1%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKB 80XL01NEGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
3140 Points ∼64% +8%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
2914 Points ∼60%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel Core i5-7200U
2902 Points ∼60% 0%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKB 80XL01NEGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
7340 Points ∼20% +8%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
6817 Points ∼19%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel Core i5-7200U
6771 Points ∼19% -1%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKB 80XL01NEGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
3791 Points ∼60% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel Core i5-7200U
3609 Points ∼57% 0%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
3606 Points ∼57%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKB 80XL01NEGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
7636 Points ∼13% +7%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
7112 Points ∼12%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel Core i5-7200U
7095 Points ∼12% 0%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKB 80XL01NEGE
Intel Core i5-7200U
3899 Points ∼62% +5%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
3729 Points ∼59%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel Core i5-7200U
3656 Points ∼58% -2%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel Core i5-7200U (Edge 41)
220.52 Points ∼63%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKB 80XL01NEGE
Intel Core i5-7200U (Edge 40)
215 Points ∼61% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel Core i5-7200U (Edge 40)
210.52 Points ∼60% -5%
Acer Swift 3 (i5-7200U, HD 620)
Intel Core i5-7200U
127.69 Points ∼36% -42%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
98.845 Points ∼28% -55%

System Performance

The very good results in the PCMark benchmark tests testify in favour of the laptop's ample performance. Subjectively, we can’t observe any issues, either. The system runs stably and smoothly. By adding a second working memory module to activate the dual-channel mode, the performance can even be increased.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3542 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Acer Swift 3 (i5-7200U, HD 620)
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
3636 Points ∼60% +3%
HP 14-bs007ng
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
3542 Points ∼58%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
HD Graphics 610, 4415U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
2657 Points ∼44% -25%

Mass Storage

The primary storage is a solid state drive by Sandisk with an M.2 2280 form factor and a SATA connection. It has a capacity of 256 GB with 195 GB available for the user. The difference is occupied by the Windows operating system and the recovery partition. The SSD reaches good transfer speeds, but the NVMe-SSDs in the Ideapad 320s-14IKB, and in the Acer Swift 3, which are connected via 4 PCIe 3.0 lanes, are definitely faster.

The M.2 SSD in the HP 14 is connected to a SATA interface via an adapter. This means that in combination with a suitable mounting frame, the SSD can be replaced by a larger 2.5-inch storage drive with a potentially larger capacity, if the users wants to later on.

SSD
SSD
SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
Sequential Read: 456.1 MB/s
Sequential Write: 457.3 MB/s
512K Read: 347 MB/s
512K Write: 277.3 MB/s
4K Read: 28.47 MB/s
4K Write: 55.41 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 304.3 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 158.2 MB/s
HP 14-bs007ng
SanDisk SD8SN8U256G1006
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW128HEGR
Acer Swift 3 (i5-7200U, HD 620)
Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
26%
72%
Write 4k QD32
158.2
124.8
-21%
251
59%
Read 4k QD32
304.3
320.9
5%
290.1
-5%
Write 4k
55.41
79.02
43%
108.3
95%
Read 4k
28.47
28.11
-1%
31.6
11%
Write 512
277.3
138.5
-50%
564.4
104%
Read 512
347
482.2
39%
800.4
131%
Write Seq
457.3
792.2
73%
605.6
32%
Read Seq
456.1
991.2
117%
1137
149%

Graphics Card

A dedicated GPU can't be found inside the HP 14. The Intel HD Graphics 620 graphics processing unit is responsible for the video output of the device. It supports DirectX 12 and clocks up to 1000 MHz. The 3DMark benchmark tests show expected results for the utilized GPU. To increase the graphics performance, a second RAM module needs to be added to activate dual-channel mode.

3DMark 11 Performance
1548 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Acer Swift 3 (i5-7200U, HD 620)
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1509 Points ∼3% +5%
HP 14-bs007ng
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1433 Points ∼3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
Intel HD Graphics 610, Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
804 Points ∼2% -44%

Gaming Performance

The CPU-GPU combo of the HP 14 allows for some gaming sessions from time to time. Games with low hardware requirements can be displayed smoothly on low graphics settings. In dual-channel mode, the frame rates are expected to increase, but even then, current games such as Destiny 2 remain unplayable.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 43.2 24.5 20.5 6.9 fps
FIFA 18 (2017) 51.3 29 fps
Middle-earth: Shadow of War (2017) 16 8 fps
The Evil Within 2 (2017) 9.9 5.4 fps
ELEX (2017) 11 5.3 fps
Destiny 2 (2017) 12.6 fps

Emissionen & Energie

System Noise

When idling, the fan remains unemployed if the "Fan always on"-option is activated in the BIOS. Otherwise, the fan permanently spins at low speed. Even under low load, as for example during our WiFi test, it briefly gets more audible. Consequently, the fan spins at a high speed under maximum load and during our stress test, we measure a noise level of 39.8 dB.

We find that the fan takes up its work too soon and does so at too high speeds. A quick glance at the temperature development shows that the system could be sufficiently cooled at lower fan speeds. A BIOS update could easily fix this.

Noise Level

Idle
32 / 32 / 32.4 dB(A)
DVD
35.7 / dB(A)
Load
37 / 39.8 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 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs204339.937.737.443254040.135.732.7403135.435.334.531.735.44034.535.235.731.134.55034.533.234.130.834.56338.635.633.633.938.68030.230.730.929.130.210030.630.929.429.330.61252926.627.124.22916028.527.526.724.828.520028.927.726.625.528.92502624.724.621.92631526.925.624.823.326.940025.324.222.62125.350025.424.322.420.825.463025.824.622.12025.880027.92622.219.227.910002826.321.218.328125028.126.120.417.728.1160031.228.719.617.131.2200032.328.219.316.532.325002925.218.716.629315028.624.718.116.228.6400024.92117.716.324.9500021.919.317.316.321.9630020.218.517.316.220.2800018.717.817.416.218.71000018.217.817.516.418.21250017.917.817.416.317.91600018.418.61816.718.4SPL39.837323039.8N3.22.61.71.43.2median 26.9median 24.7median 20.4median 17.7median 26.9Delta2.933.32.72.9hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHP 14-bs007ng

Temperature

The HP 14 during the stress test
The HP 14 during the stress test

During our stress test, the HP 14 behaves the same when plugged into the power adapter as it does without. The CPU clocks at 2.7 GHz, and falls down to 1.6 GHz after a couple of minutes. The GPU clock speeds of 500 to 700 MHz, on the other hand, are increased to 900 to 1000 MHz. The notebook temperature barely increases during the test. The case temperatures lie well below the 40-C mark.

Max. Load
 29.8 °C
86 F
34.2 °C
94 F
29 °C
84 F
 
 30.8 °C
87 F
34.3 °C
94 F
29 °C
84 F
 
 30.7 °C
87 F
33.4 °C
92 F
26.2 °C
79 F
 
Maximum: 34.3 °C = 94 F
Average: 30.8 °C = 87 F
27.3 °C
81 F
31.6 °C
89 F
31.3 °C
88 F
27.7 °C
82 F
33.1 °C
92 F
34.2 °C
94 F
25.9 °C
79 F
33.4 °C
92 F
27.9 °C
82 F
Maximum: 34.2 °C = 94 F
Average: 30.3 °C = 87 F
Power Supply (max.)  47.1 °C = 117 F | Room Temperature 33.8 °C = 93 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 30.8 °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 34.3 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 34.2 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 36.4 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.9 °C / 80 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (33.4 °C / 92.1 F) and are therefore not hot.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.1 °C / 82.6 F (-5.3 °C / -9.5 F).
Heatmap top (under load)
Heatmap top (under load)
Heatmap bottom (under load)
Heatmap bottom (under load)
Heatmap top (on idle)
Heatmap top (on idle)
Heatmap bottom (on idle)
Heatmap bottom (on idle)

Speakers

The stereo speakers are positioned in the front of the bottom of the base unit and produce a pleasing sound, but we still recommend wearing headphones for a better experience.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2045.637.445.6254332.7433142.431.742.4404331.1435040.830.840.86341.433.941.48041.529.141.510042.729.342.712542.724.242.716044.324.844.320047.625.547.625052.821.952.831556.323.356.340056.52156.550058.720.858.763065.42065.480067.219.267.2100063.218.363.2125060.917.760.9160061.217.161.220006316.563250064.516.664.5315062.316.262.3400064.716.364.7500060.216.360.2630063.616.263.6800062.816.262.81000066.316.466.3125005816.3581600050.316.750.3SPL75.33075.3N37.81.437.8median 60.9median 17.7median 60.9Delta5.22.75.235.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHP 14-bs007ngApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
HP 14-bs007ng audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (67.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 13.2% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (13.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 7% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 89% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 9% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 88% 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
» 1% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 1% 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  for comaprison(toggle checkboxes on/off)

Energy Consumption

We didn't observe any irregularities regarding the energy consumption while using the HP 14. On idle, economical 6 Watts were measured. During the stress test, 33.7 Watts are consumed – a value well below the nominal energy output of the 45-Watts power adapter.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.3 / 0.45 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.1 / 5.5 / 6 Watt
Load midlight 29 / 33.7 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

Our realistic WiFi test uses a script to simulate the system load when accessing websites. The 'Balanced' Windows energy profile is selected, the screen brightness is set to 150 cd/m², and all power saving options are turned off. The HP 14 runs for 7:03 h on battery.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 41)
7h 03min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Acer Swift 3 (i5-7200U, HD 620)
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 48 Wh
653 min ∼25% +54%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
4415U, HD Graphics 610, 30 Wh
460 min ∼17% +9%
HP 14-bs007ng
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 41 Wh
423 min ∼16%

Pros

+ matte IPS screen
+ Full HD resolution
+ SSD
+ good battery life
+ silent operation
+ hardly heats up
+ AC WiFi

Cons

- dim screen
- no backlit keyboard
- only a one-year warranty (in Germany)

Verdict

The HP 14-bs007ng, supplied by: notebooksbilliger.de
The HP 14-bs007ng, supplied by: notebooksbilliger.de

HP's 14-incher is equipped with more than enough power for office tasks and applications. It is among the very few left of its form factor, which still sport a DVD burner.

The laptop can run silently to inaudibly, if the relevant "Fan always on"-option is toggled off in the BIOS. The HP 14 barely gets hot. An SSD helps to accelerate the whole user experience and it is even possible to replace it later on.

The HP 14 is a constrained, mobile office and internet-browsing machine.

The keyboard leaves a good impression and is well-suited for writing maniacs. We find the lack of a backlight disappointing considering the RRP. The battery life is good.

The matte IPS display is a joy to look at indoors. The contrast is very good and the viewing angles are stable. The rather dim maximum brightness makes it very hard to view screen content outdoors in daylight. A laptop with an RRP of ~$820 should offer a brighter display. In Germany, the HP 14 is only shipped with a one-year warranty, which is also disappointing.

HP 14-bs007ng - 11/01/2017 v6(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
73 / 98 → 74%
Keyboard
77%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
42 / 80 → 52%
Weight
67 / 20-67 → 99%
Battery
89%
Display
86%
Games Performance
55 / 68 → 80%
Application Performance
83 / 92 → 91%
Temperature
95%
Noise
88%
Audio
60%
Camera
44 / 85 → 52%
Average
72%
82%
Office - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2017-11- 3 (Update: 2017-11- 3)