HP Chromebook 14 14-x040nr Review

HP Chromebook 14 14-x040nr

HP Chromebook 14 14-x040nr Specifications

Display: 14″ 1366×768, 111.9 PPI, Glossy finish
Battery: 2960mAh 8 hours
Dimensions: 34.39 x 24 x 1.78 cm (13.54 x 9.45 x 0.7 in)
Weight: 1.54 kg (3.4 lb)
CPU: NVIDIA Tegra K1 CD570M-A1  ARM Cortex A15 quad core @ 2.1GHz
Storage: 16GB SSD
Wireless: 802.11ac dual band and Bluetooth 4.0
Connections: 0.9MP Webcam
3.5mm Headset Jack
USB 2.0 x 2
USB 3.0MicroSD Card Reader

HP Chromebook 14 14-x040nr Review

So far, I am really impressed with this Chromebook. I have the Toshiba 13.3 and was really impressed with that as well. But I decided that it was time to pass that along and update. So here is my non-techy take on this. More information about the HP Chromebook 14 14-x040nr.

Battery life is great. I can surf constantly for 7-8 hours before exhausting the battery. The speed is OBNOXIOUS fast. I pay for 300 Mbps speeds but on my PC I am lucky to get 40-50, which is still great. I get about 50 on my iPad. On this? I peg the meter at well over 100mbps…it could be much faster but that’s as high as the meter reads. Pages open so fast it doesn’t seem possible. The keyboard is comfortable and responsive. Excellent.

The reason I ding it a star is because the screen isn’t great…good, not great. The Toshiba had a nicer display, and it is two years old. I assumed improvements would have been made in technology, but the screen in not an improvement. Sound is better than passable. I connect this to external speakers when I am watching something more than a couple of minutes, but it isn’t really necessary.

Overall, if you’re down with the Google world of the Chromebook, this in a very good if not altogether great choice.


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