NEW HP Chromebook 14-db0020nr With AMD Processor

HP’s new Chromebook includes the first-ever AMD processor powered model, the HP Chromebook 14 (db0020nr). Coming later this month (just before the AMD-powered Acer Chromebook 315 in February) with a starting price of $269, it runs the AMD A4 and A6 CPUs with integrated Radeon R4 and R5 GPUs.

The graphics performance boosts remain to be seen, the average Chromebook user would hopefully see the benefits in Android app emulation via the Google Play store. Also, HP’s rating this Chromebook for up to 9 hours and 15 minutes of battery life, which is solid if it lives up to the hype.

The Chromebook 14 will be available in Ink Blue, which I’d recommend over the Charcoal Grey option that’s also available. HP will also sell the Chromebook 14 in Snow White, for those who like all-white gadgets.

While that $269 starting price is nice for those looking for the lowest available option, you’ll want to spend an additional $30 to upgrade from its 1366 x 768 non-touch screen to a Full HD (1920 x 1080) touchscreen. That way, you can get the most out of those Google Play apps, which are all designed for touch interaction.

HP Chromebook 14 (AMD) Specs

Starting Price  $269
Processor AMD A4 / AMD A6
Display 14-inch, 1366 x 768 non-touch / 1920 x 1080 touchscreen ($30 extra)
GPU Radeon R4 / Radeon R5 (Integrated)
Ports 2x USB Type-C, 2x USB 2.0
Memory (RAM) 4GB
Storage 32GB eMMC
Battery Life (Estimated) Up to 9:15
Weight 3.4 pounds
Dimensions 13.27 x 8.93 x 0.72 inches

The information for this post was taken from an article by Henry T. Casey in Laptop, follow this link for the complete article and more details.

Here are some additional sources to get different viewpoints on this new model:  NB Post Gazette, About Chromebooks, liliputing, DIGITAL TRENDS, PC, and HP Spec sheet.