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HP Chromebook 14-db0411nd

Specifications

HP Chromebook 14-db0411nd
HP Chromebook 14-db0411nd (Chromebook 14 Series)
Processor
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, glossy: no
Storage
,  GB 
, 32 GB eMMC
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Card Reader: microSD
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.3 x 337 x 227 ( = 0.72 x 13.27 x 8.94 in)
Battery
47.36 Wh
Operating System
Google Chrome OS
Weight
1.6 kg ( = 56.44 oz / 3.53 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Average Score: 100% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the HP Chromebook 14-db0411nd

100% HP Chromebook 14-db0411nd
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Big screen; attractive price; good hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%

Comment

Model: I really want to start with the price tag first. Between 200-300 Euros you can buy the HP Chromebook 14-db0411nd. It is basically a steal with this price. Does it have a lot to provide? It is debatable. Is it worth it? Again, debatable. It may seem like that I am not too optimistic, but hear me out.

Lets say you have a child and you want to give your child something to play with. What are your options? A tablet in best case. If you want to buy something with a keyboard, it will be presumably close to the same price as the HP Chromebook 14. Since it only has 4 GB of RAM, for someone who would like to use it as a secondary work laptop just for web browsing or dealing with other stuff, it may not be sufficient. Considering the 32 GB eMMC, it is not a multimedia device either. It is something that is better than netbooks but worse than laptops. Keeping the price in mind, it provides something that is almost impossible to pass.

But if you say, price is not the point for me, I want something that would be my right hand all day and be my everything, please stop reading. It is not your device. If you are someone who is tight on budget and just looking for something temporary and on a daily basis all you do is browsing websites and using cloud services, you are at the right address. With its performance cap, some android apps may take longer to start or even to adjust after being opened, but it is something that you should expect keeping the price in mind.

One thing you will be definitely lacking is going to be a video out. You will need a dongle for that. Is there anything that I can criticize about the HP Chromebook 14? Well, as I emphasized too many times already, with a price tag of 200-300 Euros, I don’t want to be too neat picky. Compared to tablets, your advantage is a bit more RAM, a bigger screen and of course a static keyboard. Downsize is of course weight. Tablets are around 0.5 kg, but the Chromebook 14 is a bit over 1.5 kg.

Would I buy it for myself? Nope. Would I buy it for my mom? Yup. If my mom were to need a laptop, that would be more than enough for her.

Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş

AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge): Integrated graphics adapter of some AMD-E2 APUs ("Stoney Ridge"). Based on the GCN architecture, implements 128 shader units and runs at up to 600 MHz depending on the model. The performance can vary heavily depending on the TDP (10-15 Watts for the whole chip). 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.
A4-9120: Entry-level APU from AMD's Stoney Ridge lineup. Integrates 2 CPU cores clocked at 2.2 - 2.5 GHz, a single-channel DDR4-2133 memory controller as well as a Radeon GPU with 128 shader units clcoked at 655 MHz at a TDP of 15 Watts (configurable between 10-15 Watts). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
14":

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.
1.6 kg:

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).


100%: This notebook model is regarded by the reviewers to be exceptionally good. There hardly exist laptops, which are rated so good. If this rating can be taken seriously, this is a clear recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2019-08-10 (Update: 2019-08-10)