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HP 14-inch Laptop (14-dq2088ca)

HP 14-inch Laptop (14-dq2088ca)

This model ranked #1 among Laptops priced under $750 in terms of bang-for-the-buck.

If you need a laptop to handle simple homework efficiently without breaking the bank, this model could be the answer.

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.

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.

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $20 on accessories, for a total cost of $490.

Who it's For

  • Casual Nomad
  • Casual Worker
  • Audio Editor

Compared to other Laptops

Bang for the Buck59th percentile
Versatility63th percentile
Power (General Purpose)46th percentile
Power (Graphical)52th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)65th percentile
Storage Space87th percentile
Portability76th percentile
Battery Autonomy80th percentile
Ease of Maintenance29th percentile
Longevity72th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck42th percentile
Versatility76th percentile
Power (General Purpose)35th percentile
Power (Graphical)41th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)53th percentile
Storage Space74th percentile
Portability80th percentile
Battery Autonomy80th percentile
Ease of Maintenance25th percentile
Longevity55th percentile

Specs

Screen

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

Operating System

Windows 10, Home Edition

CPU

Intel Core i3-1115G4, 2 cores clocked from 3 to 4.1 GHz

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Battery

41Wh

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w32.41 × d22.5 × h1.8

Dimensions (in): w12.76 × d8.86 × h0.71

Weight (kg): 1.46

Weight (lbs.): 3.22

Features

  • External Power Brick
  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • HDMI
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • 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

Commonly Replaced Components

Battery: More complex than usual

Local Storage: A technician can help you with that

Memory: A technician can help you with that

GPU: Can't be repaired or updated

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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Accessories you might need

LG 8x External DVD Writer (GP65NB60)

LG 8x External DVD Writer (GP65NB60)

Pricing

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Insignia Ergonomic Wired Numeric Keyboard (NS-PNKNUM19-C)

Insignia Ergonomic Wired Numeric Keyboard (NS-PNKNUM19-C)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$14.
Samsung 24-inch FHD 75Hz 5ms GTG IPS LED Monitor (LS24R350FZNXZA)

Samsung 24-inch FHD 75Hz 5ms GTG IPS LED Monitor (LS24R350FZNXZA)

Specs

Screen

24", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), FreeSync, IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$158.
Logitech Z200 2.0 Channel Computer Speaker System (980-000800)

Logitech Z200 2.0 Channel Computer Speaker System (980-000800)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$49.

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Storage Space74th percentile
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