Featuring a screen that looks so wide, this is HP 14C-CA0053DX, a 2-in-1 Chromebook that comes with an Intel Core i3 and ready to handle basic simple everyday tasks assigned to it. It is slim and lightweight, ideal for mobile people who need their laptops for work during their trip. With a quite affordable price, $615.99 at the time of this writing, this Chromebook could an option to consider.
Thanks to the thin bezels on both sides that make the screen seems so wide. The display itself is a 14-inch Full HD one with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. The screen has 250 nits brightness and 45% NTSC color gamut as well as equipped with WLED-backlit and IPS tech. And its edge-to-edge glass surface features Corning Gorilla Glass NBT.
As a 2-in-1 convertible laptop, the display is multitouch-enabled and has flexible hinges that can rotate up to 360 degrees. That’s why you can use it the device in several modes, depend on the rotation.
Inside, this Chromebook convertible touchscreen features a Comet Lake series processor, Intel Core i3-10110U. This is a power-efficient SoC since the TDP is 15W TDP. This processor has two cores and four threads with the support of Intel Hyper-Threading Tech. The range of frequency starts at 2.10 GHz and when heavy-duty, it can boost up to 4.10 GHz, thanks to the Intel Turbo Boost Tech. It has also 4 MB Intel Smart Cache and integrated Intel UHD Graphics.
Paired with the Core i3 are an 8 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM onboard for the memory and a 64 GB eMMC for a storage drive.
HP Chromebook x360 is capable to run the Chrome OS and its apps because of the powerful engine inside. It is great for multitasking. Gaming is only for casual mobile ones and not suitable for heavy games with demanding graphic detail settings. So does the tasks such as video editing, rendering won’t be able on this Chromebook.
The interface options are not plenty but enough for everyday work. Most of them are on the right side, ie MicroSD card reader slot, headphone/microphone combo jack, SuperSpeed USB Type-C port, and SuperSpeed USB Type-A port. While on the other side sits only a SuperSpeed USB Type-C port.
All the USB port has 5Gbps signaling rate but the Type-C ones support
for USB Power Delivery and DisplayPort 1.2 as well.
And for networking, this 2 in 1 touchscreen Chromebook utilizes Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX 201 (2×2) and Bluetooth 5.
The full-size island-style keyboard comes with LED-backlit but with no numeric-pad. The key’s size and travel are decent. The touchpad is exactly in the middle below the keyboard. The fingers can easily slide on the smooth surface for navigation and multi-touch gestures.
This laptop has also equipped HP Wide Vision HD Camera with an integrated dual array digital microphone. And the audio is supported by Bang & Olufsen with dual speakers.
With the battery inside, Chromebook x360 is still a lightweight laptop, 3.64 lbs only. This notebook is slim and not too big as well, 12.82 x 8.60 x 0.70 inches. This is a comfortable device to carry around, right?
The battery itself is a 3-cell 60.9 Wh Li-ion polymer battery. No further information about battery life, but we think that it can last at least up to 7-8 hours.
Well, we have seen that HP Chromebook x360 14C-CA0053DX is really prepared to run the Chrome OS and its apps. It is intended to handle simple basic daily computing tasks and not for gaming though able to play light simple games. It is slim and light, a comfortable device to bring everywhere, thus suitable for mobile people like business people and professionals as well as students. This laptop could be an option to consider for them.
Summary of HP Chromebook x360 14C-CA0053DX
|Processor||Intel Core i3-10110U/Dual-Core/2.10GHz - 4.10GHz/4MB|
|RAM||8 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM|
|Storage||64 GB eMMC|
|Graphics Processor||Integrated Intel UHD Graphics|
|Display||14-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 16:9 250 nits 45% NTSC WLED-backlit IPS display|
|I/O Options||1 x SuperSpeed USB Type-A port
2 x SuperSpeed USB Type-C port
1 x Headphone/microphone combo jack
1 x MicroSD card reader slot
|Networking||Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX 201 (2×2)
|Battery||3-cell 60.9 Wh Li-ion polymer battery|
|Dimensions||12.82 x 8.60 x 0.70 inches|