HP Chromebook x360 14-da0021nr
Reviews for the HP Chromebook x360 14-da0021nr
With the new Chromebook x360, HP appears to be further exploring the convertible Chromebook midrange landscape -- potentially fertile territory. The x360 offers considerably more than other convertibles in the $200 to $400 range and it's hundreds of dollars less expensive than Microsoft's new Surface Pro 6 or either of Apple's iPad Pros. Stay tuned: We'll make a more decisive assessment once we spend some time with a review unit.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/08/2018
Model: The HP Chromebook x360 14-da0021nr is a slim and stylish Chromebook. It is aimed for users who take great advantages of Google’s ecosystem. With a modern look and feel, plus four unique modes, this slim PC is designed for users to do everything. Despite being a lower price range device, the laptop features a unique Advanced Electrodeposition (AED) finish, which looks like a matte ceramic finish. It is a great attempt by HP to produce an affordable yet sturdy and beautiful finishing. The company claims that it is designed to show off, and the finishing certainly stands out. HP claims that Chromebook X360 14 is its thinnest convertible Chromebook at only 0.63 inch in thickness. The 360-degree hinge on the HP Chromebook x360 14 lets it function as a tablet or in other modes. Keyboard and touchpad are also interesting. The HP Chromebook x360 14 comes with a 3D stamped cloud-blue color aluminium backlit keyboard, as well as a diamond-cut touchpad. As for performance, the Chromebook is powered by an Intel Core i3-8130U with 2.2 GHz base frequency and up to 4 GHz frequency with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM and 64 GB eMMC storage, which features fast processing and boot time.
The technical specification of the Chromebook is considered medium to high for a Chromebook. However, users are not expected to storage large sized files on the Chromebook, such as movies or video editing files. Chromebook users are expected to stream media online and make full use of cloud storage instead. Users can take advantage of the two years of complimentary 100 GB of Google Cloud storage to store photos and document if they purchase this Chromebook. HP features Bang & Olufsen speakers to deliver custom tuning of the dual speakers for a rich, authentic listening experience. For an optimal viewing experience, the device features a 14-inch FHD touch display with an ultra-thin bezel (7.5 mm). The Chromebook x360 also comes with a broad array of ports for connectivity, including 2 USB Type, 1 USB Type A 3.1, a microSD port, and audio jacks (in/out). The Chromebook x360 has up to 14 hours of battery life, pretty decent to last all day using it. As a conclusion, the HP Chromebook x360 is not a basic budget Chrome browsing machine. HP has delivered a Chromebook aimed for more experienced Chromebook users who are willing to pay more for a better performing Chromebook to take full advantage of Google’s ecosystem.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa RajarathnamIntel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620. Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
8130U: On the Kaby-Lake architecture based dual core SoC clocked at 2.2 to 3.4 GHz with HyperThreading (4 Threads) and an integrated UHD Graphics 620 graphics card clocked at up to 1 GHz.» 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).
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