The largest use case for a laptop computer might be as a conveyable workstation they are often carried to workplace or to school. Laptops that will not be spec’ced to the max, however be highly effective sufficient to get work performed quick. It must be a tool with a wholesome battery again up and on the identical time not too cumbersome. And it helps immensely if it’s simple on the pockets. HP’s new laptop computer known as HP 14s is a product that tries to condense all of the above-mentioned necessities in a Rs 65,999 price ticket. I obtained a unit for overview and here’s what I make of it.
Design, construct and show
- Show: 14-inch
- Decision: 1,920 x 1,080 FHD
- Panel: IPS LCD
- Weight: 1.5kgs
- Ports: 2 x USB Kind-A ports, 1 x USB Kind-C port, 1 X LTE SIM port, 1 X HDMI port, and 1 X 3.5mm headphone jack
If HP had portability in its thoughts then the 14s hit all the proper spots. It’s compact with a fairly skinny chassis that’s made out of plastic and is kind of gentle, weighing in at 1.5kgs. The 14-inch kind issue is compact however the keyboard or trackpad doesn’t really feel cramped. The end on the palm relaxation and the hinge is shiny and it’s carried over to the lid as nicely. The hinge development feels nicely constructed and durable, though it requires a slight effort to open the laptop computer with one hand. The display screen presents a most angle of 120-degrees which is nice sufficient for viewing when the gadget is positioned on a desk.
The speaker grille is positioned simply above the keyboard together with the ability button. By way of ports, you get all the usual ones you’ll count on. On the left, you get a Kind-C port, a microSD card slot, and Kensington safety lock whereas on the proper there are two USB Kind-A 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a SIM tray. The HP 14s is 4G prepared and when you’ve got a 4G SIM with web lively, you’ll be able to just about keep related wherever with out Wi-Fi. This is likely one of the largest attracts of the laptop computer, however extra on that later.
On the show entrance, as talked about earlier, the laptop computer has a 14-inch display screen which is an IPS LCD panel with FHD (1,920 x 1,080) decision and a normal 60Hz refresh fee. For customers on this section, it may not matter a lot if the show is color correct or not, because it received’t probably be used for gaming or for inventive functions like video and picture enhancing. Even so, the HP 14s employs a superb, vibrant and punchy panel for its worth which covers about 45 % of NTSC color gamut, however has a median peak brightness of 280nits. For outside utilization, somewhat shade is required however in any other case, there aren’t any discernible points in visibility. The show is surrounded by chunky bezels on all sides. A webcam is housed on the highest for video calling.
Keyboard and mouse
When you don’t get a full-sized keyboard on the HP 14s, the typing expertise is kind of good. The keys have shallow journey and are responsive. Fortunately, I didn’t want any time to regulate to the keys. The keyboard can be backlit and the sunshine shines immediately via the keys. The sunshine does bleed across the backside however not a lot that the visibility of keys is affected.
The trackpad is barely on the smaller facet and bodily buttons positioned beneath eat up a little bit of the realm. Sensitivity is kind of good and the contact response can be commendable. I might nonetheless suggest that you just use a mouse for growing productiveness.
The HP 14s makes use of the most recent from Intel’s Ice Lake line-up of processors with choices of Tenth-gen i3 or i5, of which I’ve been given the latter to check. The Ice Lake sequence is made with the smaller 10nm based mostly structure, which provides it a definite benefit over the 14nm Comet Lake chipsets when it comes to energy effectivity, however falls barely behind when it comes to CPU frequency. The Intel Core i5-1035G1 clocks in at a good 3.6GHz. For most individuals who want to buy this machine, the efficiency supplied is extraordinarily good. For my utilization, which is predicated on switching between loads of Chrome tabs and Microsoft Phrase, the HP 14s presents a swift and lag-free expertise. The 8GB RAM together with 256GB SSD and 1TB HDD additionally assist on this regard.