HP Chromebook 14 G5-3PD87UT
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Chromebook 14 G5-3PD87UT
Source: Think Digit Archive.org version
The HP Chromebook 14 truly is a game-changer in the entry-level laptop market in that it gives the average user the freedom to browse and perform web-only tasks with a fair amount of responsiveness when compared to other Windows 10-powered models in its price range. What's more, it offers close to ten hours of battery life on Wi-Fi. But there are some apparent drawbacks: it's not very fast and it's shy to multitask, something that becomes evident the minute the tab count crosses eight or ten.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 57% price: 55% performance: 78% workmanship: 46%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
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%
Source: CNet Archive.org version
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 Rajarathnam
Intel 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.
Celeron N3350: An Apollo Lake family, dual-core, ultra-low-power processor (SoC) that saw the light of day in 2016. Its two cores run at 1.1 GHz to 2.4 GHz; these are not Hyper-Threading-enabled meaning there are no additional threads. This chip has a fairly competent integrated graphics solution, the Intel HD Graphics 500, and eats very little (~6 W). The Celeron N3350 is based on the Goldmont CPU microarchitecture that came to replace Silvermont (2013), bringing with it several welcome improvements. The CPU is Secure Boot-compatible; technically, it will have no issue running 64-bit Windows 11. The average N3350 in our database is just as fast as the venerable Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 is in multi-thread loads; the two cores of this Celeron trail behind a single core of any half-decent CPU such as the Intel Core i3-7130U.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.
In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.
63.5%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.
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