Ugandian forum: Computers - HP 14 Chromebook - review & price in Uganda
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26 Aug 2014 14:09

HP's Chromebook 14 certainly makes the case. For those in Uganda who mainly use their notebook to surf the Web, watch videos and send email, this Chromebook may be all you need. With a large 14-inch display, long battery life, free 4G and an attractive design, HP's laptop will force you to take a second look at this lightweight OS. So let’s do it now:


At 13.56 x 9.44 x 0.81 inches and weighing 4 pounds, the 14-inch HP Chromebook is, naturally, slightly larger and heavier than the 13-inch Toshiba Chromebook, which measures 12.9 x 8.9 x 0.8 inches and weighs 3.3 pounds. Still, the HP is one of the lighter laptops with its size screen.


On its left side, the HP Chromebook 14 boasts two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI and a combo headphone and mic jack. On the right is one USB 2.0 port, an SD Card reader and, in our configuration, a micro SIM card slot.

Touchpad and keyboard

The keys didn't offer as much resistance as we'd like, and felt a little mushy. Using the KeyHero Typing Test, we averaged 57.68 words per minute with 98.42 percent accuracy, about 9 wpm slower and 1 percent less accurate than our desktop keyboard.


A spacious 4 x 3.75-inch touchpad beneath the keyboard was plenty spacious for scrolling, and the integrated mouse button felt snappy. We also liked that you could switch between natural and inverse two-finger scrolling. Still, unlike Windows-based notebooks, there aren't many multi-touch gestures available, and using pinch-to-zoom in Google Maps was very erratic.

Battery life

The Chromebook 14's 4-cell 51-Watt-hour battery lasts around 7 hours and 57 minutes. That's an hour longer than the thin-and-light laptop average of 6:52.
By comparison, the Toshiba Chromebook's 4-cell, 52-Watt-hour battery lasted a very long 8 hours and 2 minutes streaming Hulu video with the screen at 40 percent brightness. On the same test, the HP Chromebook lasted 6:42.

Price in Uganda

Thi HP chromebook will cost you from 750 000 UGX in Uganda, depending on configuration you choose.

There are many other manyfacturers, who produces chromebooks like Acer. If you want to compare them, then check my reviews on other chromebooks: Acer, Toshiba and Lenovo.

I hope you liked it, if so, then please leave me a feedback down below! ☺

Edited by TechBoy / 26 Aug 2014 14:19
26 Aug 2014 15:59

Hey, how much do you want to sell your laptop?