HP Chromebook 14 G5-3PD87UT
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Reviews for the HP Chromebook 14 G5-3PD87UT
Source: Laptop Mag
The Chromebook 14 is a good choice if you want an inexpensive Chromebook for doing simple tasks, like browsing the web, sending emails or watching YouTube videos. While this Intel version offers more power than the underwhelming AMD model, its performance still doesn't hold up well against similarly priced laptops. Still, with long battery life, an attractive design and a 1080p display, you can't do much better for less than $300.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
The Chromebook 14 G5 and 11 G6 are made to survive office and school work without weighing you down.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/05/2018
Chromebooks are mostly used in the education sector, in which their usage is focused more on internet usage, light programming and even some document editing. The HP Chromebook 14 G5 brings newer specs and a better build quality over the previous generation Chromebooks. Its design is very plain, which, in some cases, is actually good. The minimalist approach makes it look more premium. The chassis is made of a tough-grade plastic, and the corners are reinforced for better strength. The keyboard is a spill-resistant unit, making it even better than some of the more expensive Windows laptop out there. It is definitely suitable for school children and those who do not want to care too much for their laptop. The screen even folds flat, giving it added sturdiness. On the right side of the laptop, there is a USB Type-C port, a USB Type-A port, a microSD-card reader and a headphone/mic combo port. On the other side is a second USB Type-A port and a USB Type-C port. It also has a security lock on the edge of this side. With the reduced hardware specs on Chromebooks, this laptop, like many other Chromebooks, is fairly light at 1.54 kg. As the name suggests, it has a 14-inch anti-glare LED-backlit IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. This resolution is getting quite low for today’s world, but if not used for media playback, it should do just fine. It can also be purchased with a Full-HD resolution panel in some places.
As for the hardware, the HP Chromebook 14 G5 comes with an Intel Celeron N3350 processor coupled with Intel’s HD Graphics 500 GPU. It can be obtained with 8 GB of RAM and 64 GB of eMMC memory. This might seem small, but Google offers 100 GB of cloud storage free for two years. The backlit keyboard is comfortable and easy to type on. It is also spill resistant, which is extremely important if this model is to be used in schools. The webcam sits on the quite thick top bezel of the laptop. The speakers are a stereo unit, providing some really good sound for this laptop’s price range. With Chrome OS being able to run Android apps these days, this laptop is an excellent choice for light users. The laptop is also very fast and smooth compared to the average Chromebook. Unlike the previous generations of Chromebooks, this one is different. With Android apps being able to run on them, users are not stuck to just tabs anymore. With its really light weight, beautiful design and good performance, the HP Chromebook 14 G5 is definitely one of the best Chromebooks out there. However, it serves only a select group of people - people who do not mind using Chrome OS or those who really do not want to use Windows.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa RajarathnamIntel HD Graphics 500: Integrated low-end graphics adapter with DirectX 12 support, which can be found in some ULV SoCs from the Apollo Lake series. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
N3350: Frugal dual-core SoC from the Apollo Lake series for inexpensive notebook. Runs with clocks between 1.1-2.4 GHz and integrates a DirectX 12 capable graphics adapter. Compared to the previous Atom generation, the per-MHz performance of the CPU architecture was vastly improved and the graphics adapter was improved as well.» 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).
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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