Summary: The HP Chromebook 14 offers a lot for a low price. This affordable laptop provides excellent battery life, a colorful display and an attractive design in your choice of three color options. Plus, there's a built-in 4G connection--albeit HSPA+--for when you're outside of Wi-Fi range.
Pros: Attractive design in three color options, Long battery life, Colorful display, 200MB of free 4G service per month
Summary: Colorful gadgets are mostly a ploy, I’m told. Best Buy shoppers may be drawn in by a purple camera or a shimmering orange laptop, but they leave the store with something in black. I’ve heard the same thing from a number of manufacturers across plenty of product categories. And looking around my apartment, I’m as guilty as anyone.
Pros: Cool color options, Excellent battery life, Solid performance
Cons: Terrible display, Definite low-end materials, Heavy
Summary: To the point, and brilliant. The purpose of the Chromebook is fairly straightforward - straightforward computing at a low cost, and critically, good battery life. Anyone who is already relying on Google's own ecosystem of apps and services would find switching to this platform a rather tasty deal. For others, who may be reliant on third party software, the transition may not be as smooth, or even out of question in some cases.
Pros: Meant for a specific use case, Much better experience than similar priced Windows machines, Excellent battery life, Very good keyboard
Cons: Not everyone can feel at home on the Chrome OS, Limited usability, for anyone who needs third party software
Conclusion: One of the few places a person can buy an HP Chromebook 14 is WalMart where they cost $349.99 for the T-Mobile version. Amazon sells the Wi-Fi only version with just 2GB of memory for $245.95, but buyers will wait 2-3 weeks for shipment. At that price the HP Chromebook 14 is a steal for people who understand the limitations of the ChromeOS and who won’t load a lot of browser tabs or web apps at once.
Pros: Great battery life, Excellent keyboard, Usable trackpad, ChromeOS is simple to use, Easy to sign into account and it shows user content, Attractive design
Cons: Great battery life, Excellent keyboard, Usable trackpad, ChromeOS is simple to use, Easy to sign into account and it shows user content, Attractive design, Dim display, Can only install web apps, No VGA output
HP's Pavilion 14 tries to be a mainstream Chromebook
9 April 2013
Summary: The HP Pavilion Chromebook 14 advances the argument for Chrome as a low-cost mainstream computing environment, but the laptop's most noteworthy feature is a slightly bigger screen.
Pros: The HP Pavilion Chromebook 14 feels more like a traditional laptop than other Chromebooks. Its big screen and Chrome's improved offline capabilities make a better case for the category.
Cons: Other Chromebooks perform better and run longer. The limited Chrome OS is still not for everyone, or even for most. This model lacks the mobile broadband that makers of other Chromebooks have touted as a must-have feature.
HP Chromebook 14 Australian Review: Breaking The Bank
6 March 2014
Excerpt: We love Chromebooks, but the formula for a cheap computer for the masses needs to be just right before it can be classified as great. Unfortunately, the HP Chromebook 14 seems to miss that mark.
HP's Chromebook 14 is attractive and comfortable to use, but it's also quite heavy and has a high asking price
Good Gear Guide.au
24 January 2014
Summary: If a large Chromebook is what you're after, then HP's 14-inch model should be considered. It's the biggest one we've seen, and the most luxurious to use for long periods of typing. It's a heavy unit, though, and it has a high price.
Pros: Comfortable to type on, Good overall performance, Full-sized SDXC slot and full-sized HDMI
Cons: Screen reflections can be annoying, Feels heavy, White finish can end up looking dirty
HP Chromebook 14 hands-on, we check out the colourful late 2013 Intel Haswell model
12 September 2013
Excerpt: The HP Chromebook 14 is the latest - and joint-largest - Chromebook to show its face at this year's Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco. The replacement for the earlier "Pavilion" Chromebook 14, the latest model is available in a number of different colours. Turqoise, pink and white were the three on display that we put eyes over, but there are due to be more options depending on the territory The latest HP Chromebook has a different feel to its predecessor.