HP Chromebook 14 G3
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If you want a PC to browse the Internet and to send a receive Emails there is an option that can avoid Windows. It is a Chromebook. This rather nice offering is from HP and unlike the very early Chromebooks you can still work offline. The HP Chromebook 14 G3 measures 34x23.5x2cm and weighs 1605grams.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80%
Model: The HP Chromebook 14 G3 is a budget-friendly device with solid performance. Many people were eager to try out the device when it was announced due to the combination of on-board hardware and price tag. Design is kept functional with the silver chassis made of plastic keeping the overall weight low at just 1.72 kg. The slim profile also contributes to a highly portable machine and the HP Chromebook 14 G3 comes with a chiclet style keyboard with good typing ergonomics.
Running on Google Chrome OS, the device sports an Nvidia Tegra K1 CD570M-A1 processor clocked at 2.1 GHz, 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM, a NVIDIA Kepler GPU and a 16 GB SSD for internal storage. Display on the HP Chromebook 14 G3 is a 14 inch HD WLED backlit anti-glare panel. Admittedly, resolution and sharpness could be better but it doesn’t take away from the overall experience of using the device. Other features on the HP Chromebook 14 G3 are Bluetooth 4.0, a USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, a 720p HP TrueVision HD webcam, and a MicroSD card reader. Battery life on the Chromebook lasts a solid 7 hours depending on the usage.
NVIDIA GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU): In Tegra K1 SoC integrated graphics card based on the Kepler architecture. Features a single SMX with 192 cores and full OpenGL 4.4 support (e.g. with Tessellation).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
K1: System on a Chip (SoC) for smartphones and tablets. Integrates a 4+1 Cortex-A15 CPU as well as a Kepler-based GPU with 192 CUDA cores.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion.
Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.
In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.