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HP Chromebook 14: It's bigger and better than most other Chromebooks

Melissa Riofrio | Nov. 22, 2013
HP's Chromebook 14 does most of the competition one better, just because of its larger display.

The Chromebook 14 performed well in standard activities like streaming a movie (which also depends upon your connection quality, of course). It's powered by a 1.4GHz, dual-core, Intel Celeron 2955U with Intel HD Graphics and 2GB of DDR3/1600 RAM. I saw no hiccup or lag in my experience. A 16 GB SATA SSD provides a nice dollop of on-board storage, plus you get 100GB Google cloud storage free for two years. Battery life was good at nearly 7 hours, though not as close as we'd like to the 9 hours HP specified.

HP's Chromebook 14 does most of the competition one better, just because of its larger display. Maybe you'd weep a little more if your kid destroyed this model rather than one of the cheapies, but anyone who enjoys the Chrome ecosystem will appreciate the better user experience this model provides.

 

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