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HP Chromebook x360 14a Review: Price And Specifications


The HP Chromebook x360 14a is a 14-inch convertible business laptop from HP that features a 1080p IPS display (250 nits) with wide viewing angles and well-saturated colors, a 720p webcam, built-in stereo speaker, a comfortable keyboard, and HP Imagepad with multi-touch gesture support for a great typing experience for business use. It also has numerous interface ports, a large battery, and strong security features.

The HP Chromebook x360 14a runs Google’s Chrome OS and is powered by an Intel® Pentium® Silver N5030 processor with Intel UHD Graphics 605, as well as up to 4GB LPDDR3 RAM and 64GB eMMC storage for smooth multitasking. The Chromebook x360 14a also supports the latest wifi standards, including 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) and Bluetooth 5.0.

HP Chromebook x360 14a Key Features and Specs

  • Intel® Pentium® Silver N5030 processor
  • Intel UHD Graphics 605
  • Chrome OS
  • 14-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Touch IPS LED Display
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64 GB eMMC
  • HP Wide Vision 720p HD camera
  • HP Premium Jet black keyboard
  • Intel wireless AC 9560 Wi-Fi 6 (2×2) and Bluetooth 5.0
  • Stereo speakers with dual-array microphones.
  • 2-cell, 47 Wh Li-ion Battery

Design

LHP Chromebook x360 14a
HP Chromebook x360 14a

Apart from the bottom made of plastic and the glass screen, the HP Chromebook x360 14a convertible laptop sports a small, sleek, and lightweight design constructed utilizing aluminium material.

The HP logo is in the middle of the sleek, flat lid, with a chrome logo on the right edge. This convertible laptop, on the other hand, is suitable for any work style and small enough to fit into your backpack for travels and outdoor use, measuring 12.81 x 8.65 x 0.72 inch and weighing 3.29 kg.

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The edge 360° hinge holds the top lid and bottom chassis firmly together, allowing you to use your laptop in a variety of configurations, including stand mode, flat tablet mode, and tent style.

When the HP Chromebook x360 14a is opened, the sides and top bezels are substantially narrower, while the bottom bezel is noticeably thicker. The 720p HP Wide Vision HD camera is housed in the top bezel, while the company’s emblem is displayed on the bottom bezel.

This laptop sports a full-sized keyboard with huge, curved keycaps on the basic chassis. This keycap includes a big armrest and a 1.4mm travel distance between each key, making typing effortless and comfortable for both small and large hands.

A built-in stereo speaker is located on the edges of the keyboard for an immersive audio experience, and the huge HP Imagepad with multi-touch gesture capability is located at the bottom of the keyboard.

Above all, the HP Chromebook x360 14a has one USB Type-C 3.2 (Gen 1) connector, the power button, a volume rocker, and a little sliding switch on the left that disables the webcam. Another USB Type-C port, one USB Type-A port, an audio jack, and a microSD card slot are located on the right side.

Display

The 14-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS touchscreen display on the HP Chromebook x360 14a 2-in-1 laptop includes a micro-edge. It has a brightness of 250 nits and a color gamut of 45 percent NTSC, so it produces more vibrant and true-to-life colors. The screen-to-body ratio on this display is 85 percent.

It also has a 10-point multi-touch display with IPS technology for crisp visuals and wide-angle viewing, making it ideal for watching movies and other entertainment with friends and family. Above all, this laptop has a 16:9 image aspect ratio, which provides a superior viewing experience.

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Performance

The Intel® Pentium® Silver N5030 CPU, a power-efficient quad-core SoC based on the Gemini Lake platform, powers the HP Chromebook x360 14a. It has a basic clock speed of 1.1 GHz and, thanks to its turbo, can reach 3.1 GHz in a single core burst.

This CPU is backed up by an integrated Intel UHD Graphics 605 chip that supports DirectX 12 and is based on Intel’s Gen9 architecture. The GPU chip has 18 EUs and runs at a speed of 750 MHz. It also has an advanced video engine with hardware support for VP9 and H.265 video playback.

This HP laptop has up to 64GB eMMC storage and 4GB RAM for ultra-fast storage. To handle web-based computing tasks, it also runs on Chrome OS. It keeps you up to date with the latest features without slowing you down.

Battery

The HP x360 14a has a 2-cell, 47 Wh Li-ion battery that can last up to 12 hours and charges in just 40 minutes thanks to the 45W AC Adapter’s fast-charging capability; as a result, you can charge the battery to 80% in under an hour.

Other Features:

The built-in 720pwebcam on the HP Chromebook x360 14a has a privacy shutter that lets you to toggle it on or off when not in use for security and privacy. It also includes three array microphones and Bang & Olufsen stereo speakers for an immersive audio experience.

The HP 2-in-1 laptop also has 802.11ax Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 6) and Bluetooth 5 for wireless connectivity. Above all, HP provides a variety of security features for laptops, including HP BIOSphere, HP Sure Start, BIOS, and others.

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HP Chromebook x360 14a Price

The HP Chromebook x360 14a starts at $299 and goes up to ₦122,897 in Nigeria, depending on the configuration of the laptop. It may be purchased via HP’s official store as well as various third-party e-commerce sites such as Amazon.

HP Chromebook x360 14a Specs

The HP Chromebook x360 14a convertible Laptop’s specifications are as follows:

General Features

  • OS: Chrome OS
  • Processor: Intel® Pentium® Silver N5030 (1.1 GHz base frequency, up to 3.1 GHz burst frequency, 4 MB L2 cache, 4 cores
  • GPU: Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 605
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Colours:  Silver
  • Dimension: 12.81 x 8.65 x 0.72 in
  • Weight: Starting at 3.29 lb

Display & Keyboard

  • Display: 14″ diagonal, FHD (1920 x 1080), touch, IPS, micro-edge, anti-glare, 250 nits, 45% NTSC
  • Keyboard: Full-sized Keyboard
  • Pointing Device: HP Imagepad with multi-touch gesture support

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: Up to 64 GB eMMC
  • Optical Storage: –
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Ports & Connectivity

  • Webcam: HP Wide Vision 720p HD camera
  • USB Ports: 2 x USB 3.1 Type-C (Power delivery, with Thunderbolt™), 1 x USB Type-A
  • HDMI: –
  • Thunderbolt Ports:  Yes
  • DisplayPort: –
  • VGA: –
  • Ethernet (RJ-45): –
  • SD Slot: Yes
  • Mic/Headphone: Yes,  integrated dual array digital microphones
  • WLAN: Intel® Wireless-AC 9560 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2×2) Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5
  • NFC: –
  • Docking Connector: –
  • Mobile Broadband: –

Other Features

  • HP Imagepad
  • Two Bang & Olufsen Integrated Stereo Speakers
  • Accelerometer; Gyroscope Sensors
  • 178° wide-viewing angles
  • H1 Secure Microcontroller
  • Hall sensor

Battery

  • Battery: HP Long Life 2-cell, 47 Wh Li-ion Battery
  • Use Time: Up to 12 hours