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HP 14-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Chromebook (14a-ca0008ca)

HP 14-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Chromebook (14a-ca0008ca)

This model ranked #5 among Laptops priced $350-900 in terms of bang-for-the-buck.

This chromebook offers a bit of extra versatility with its ability to fold into a tablet for those times where you do not need a keyboard.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this Laptop which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Slow storage. Once started, this Laptop should perform ok, however, expect it to take some time to start up, launch programs and open large documents. This could potentially be fixed by replacing the hard drive with a faster component but I couldn't confirm that it is indeed an option in this case.$60+

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this Laptop.$30+

No Number Pad. If you primarily work with numbers, the lack of a number pad on this laptop could be inconvenient. You have the option of using an external number pad to remedy that, especially if you only need it on occasion.$20+

Limited Workspace. The included screen has a lower resolution than the typical TV or computer monitor. This could hinder your ability to multi-task, especially if you work with multiple windows at once. On the plus side, things will tend to be displayed larger on screen if your eyesight is challenging.
This is easy to fix on a desk by connecting to an external monitor, but hard to address anywhere else.

Set Expiration Date. This Laptop will cease to receive updates from Google after June 1st, 2029, making it more vulnerable to new threats past this date. If you're adventurous, some users have been able to turn their Chromebooks into Linux machines before, but it does require a bit of extra know-how, and most people will likely want to look for a replacement past this point.
Every tech company declares its products obsolete and stop supporting them eventually; Google mostly differs by setting this date long in advance instead of notifying us after the fact. Still, this information should play a role in your decision, especially if you're considering buying an older model.

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $20 on accessories, for a total cost of $470.

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared to other Laptops

Bang for the Buck62th percentile
Versatility25th percentile
Power (General Purpose)12th percentile
Power (Graphical)12th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)17th percentile
Storage Space9th percentile
Portability79th percentile
Longevity100th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck50th percentile
Versatility26th percentile
Power (General Purpose)9th percentile
Power (Graphical)10th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)19th percentile
Storage Space13th percentile
Portability80th percentile
Longevity100th percentile

Specs

Screen

14", 1366×768 (1366 × 768, 1MP), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

Operating System

Linux, Chrome OS, Android (Chrome OS)

CPU

Intel Celeron N4020, 2 cores clocked from 1.1 to 2.8 GHz

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 600

Memory

4 GB

Storage

64 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Forseeable Obsolescence

in 7 years

Battery

45Wh

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w32.55 × d21.96 × h1.82

Dimensions (in): w12.81 × d55.78 × h4.62

Weight (kg): 1.49

Weight (lbs.): 3.29

Features

  • External Power Brick
  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • Fixed storage: eMMC Storage (slow)
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • Touch Screen
  • USB Type-C
  • USB 3.1
  • USB Type-A
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Wi-Fi ac

Maintenance and Upgrades

I do not have much insight to offer regarding this product.

Additional Ressources

Software Compatibility

Here's how you can expect this laptop to fare with popular software based on developpers specified system requirements. For reference, a 1-star rating means minimal requirements are met and a 3-stars rating means recommended specs are met. Ratings beyond the 3-stars point could be advisable for uncommon scenarios like modding, working with very large and complex documents, etc.

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