HP Chromebook 14 (14-ak030nr and 14-ak040nr) Cheap Chromebooks General Review

HP Chromebook 14-ak030nr and HP Chromebook 14-ak040nr are cheap Chromebooks from HP. These two models belong to HP Chromebook 14 series laptops. Both models are same with same specifications and same design, only difference is their color coating. HP Chromebook 14-ak030nr is a Sky Blue model and HP Chromebook 14-ak040nr is a Silver color model. Lets see the general review of these models.

These two models are an upgraded Chromebooks of HP Chromebook 14-ak010nr model. 14-ak010nr model features less RAM (2 GB) with same specifications of these two models. All HP Chromebook 14 Chromebook models have the same design. Design is simple and comes in attractive colors. Each model weighs around 3.7 pounds and are about 0.7 inch thin. Overall, they are compact and stylish Chromebooks which are easy to carry around.

HP Chromebook 14-ak030nr

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Display is amazing for the price. These models feature 14.0-Inch diagonal HD SVA Bright View WLED-backlit display. You can enjoy watching movies or working for long hours without issues. HD BrightView display is the feature you shouldn't ignore. Specs of these models are very basic and are suited for basic computing and light usage. As these models run on Chrome OS, these specs will give satisfying results while using. These models are powered by 2.16 GHz Intel Celeron N2840 processor and comes with 4 GB DDR3L RAM, 16 GB eMMC storage and integrated Intel HD Graphics chip.

Intel Celeron N2840 processor is commonly used in entry-level laptops and Chromebooks. Intel Celeron N3060 processor of ASUS Chromebook C300SA-DH02 is much better than this processor. N2840 gives good performance for office work, editing and writing documents, entertainment and other work which require less processor speed. 4 GB DDR3L RAM is more-than-enough for this Chromebook. You will not any see lag in normal usage. Storage is very less, 16 GB. Use SD card to extend the storage. Intel HD Graphics chip is best suited for display only. You can play most of Chrome OS games without issues.

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You can install android apps in these models. So, you will get Android experience from a Chromebook. HP TrueVision HD Webcam is one of the best specs to get in a cheap HP Chromebook. Make high quality and clear video calls even in low-light conditions. You will enjoy loud and clear audio from two built-in stereo speakers.

Connectivity is good for these models. Two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port, HDMI port, SD card reader, Headphone combo jack, 802.11 ac WiFi and Bluetooth. Overall, good connectivity options for modern-users. You can enjoy long battery life. You can expect around 8 to 9 hours of battery life in normal usage and it depends on your usage.


Technical Specification of HP Chromebook 14 (14-ak030nr and 14-ak040nr)
Display 14.0-Inch diagonal HD (1336 x 768) SVA BrightView WLED-backlit display
Processor 2.16 GHz Intel Celeron N2840 processor
Storage 16 GB eMMC
Graphics Intel HD Graphics
Webcam HP TrueVision HD Webcam
Audio Built-in Stereo Speakers
Headphone Jack
Wireless Connectivity 802.11 ac WiFi
Built-in Bluetooth
Interface One COMBO audio jack
One USB 3.0 port
Two USB 2.0 ports
One HDMI port
One SD Card Reader
Battery 3-cell Li-Ion battery (Up to 9 hours of battery life)
Dimensions 0.70 x 13.54 x 9.45 inches
Weight Approx. 3.74 lbs


This is an entry-level laptop for parents, students and people who want a basic laptop for internet browsing and for other simple tasks. Specs are good for Chrome OS.