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HP Chromebook 14-Q030ea 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 4GB 16GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 4GB Feb 2014
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
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12 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

HP Chromebooks have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs HP is one of the better rated manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP Chromebook 14-q030ea has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other Chromebooks that are a similar age to the Chromebook 14-q030ea do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Chromebook 14-q030ea has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Chromebook 14-q030ea also have a front camera.

Alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Samsung XE303C12[plb_1570733_price], or the Acer Chromebook C720[plb_2422801_price].

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Chromebook 14-q030ea supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this spec and age. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and spec support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all Chromebooks that are a similar age to the Chromebook 14-q030ea.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of Chromebooks that are a similar age to the Chromebook 14-q030ea range from 2GB to 16GB. The Chromebook 14-q030ea has one of the bigger internal memory (4 gigabytes) amongst Chromebooks of this age.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Google Chromebook Pixel[plb_2964645_price] (16GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The HP Chromebook 14-q030ea has one of the bigger screen sizes (14 inches) amongst laptops of this age. The average screen size of comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebook 14-q030ea is 13".

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Acer Chromebook CB5[plb_2964438_price] (15.6").

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Chromebook 14-q030ea has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. This notebook PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and type have an 802.11g WiFi standard. In addition, this HP notebook PC have an 802.11a and 802.11b WiFi standard.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebook 14-q030ea.

The worst Wi-Fi standard across similar types of notebook PC is 802.11a.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This notebook PC has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Four Battery Cells

The Chromebook 14-q030ea is a four battery cell count laptop. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age have between two and five battery cells.

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Heavy

With a weight of 1.9 kilograms, the HP Chromebook 14-q030ea is one of the heavier portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Chromebook 14-q030ea amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the Chromebooks that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebook 14-q030ea the weights range from 1kg to 2.2kg, and the average weight is 1.5kg.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Chromebook 14-q030ea does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other Chromebooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Chromebook 14-q030ea also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the Acer Chromebook C720[plb_2422801_price] is also worth considering.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP Chromebook 14-q030ea

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of a similar spec and age to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the HP Chromebook 14[plb_1545160_price] (SSD).

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Intel Celeron Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.4 gigahertz, the Chromebook 14-q030ea has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Chromebook 14-q030ea.

If this Chromebook processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Chromebook CB5[plb_2964438_price] (1.6GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Chromebook 14-q030ea has a fairly typical total storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Chromebook 14-q030ea.

There are a number of other 16GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Samsung XE303C12[plb_1570733_price].

If this Chromebook total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Asus Chromebook C300MA[plb_2329602_price] (32GB).

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Specification

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Integrated Card Reader
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LED Backlight
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Video
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 2955, hp j5b91, hp 2955u, hp 14q053, hp j5b91e, hp j5b91ea, hp 14q053n, hp p233654, hp 14q053na, hp p233654p, hp j5b91eaa, hp j5b91eaab, hp j5b91eaabu
Barcodes 00888182384305

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2 core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 4GB 16GB SSD 14"
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37% Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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Chromebook C300MA vs Chromebook 14-q030ea

Asus Chromebook C300MA vs HP Chromebook 14-q030ea
Asus Chromebook C300MA
2 core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB 32GB Flash 13.3"
HP Chromebook 14-q030ea
2 core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 4GB 16GB SSD 14"
£ 199.99
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Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Faster Processor Clock Speed
1MB Smaller Processor Cache
Vastly Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Chromebook C730 vs Chromebook 14-q030ea

Acer Chromebook C730 vs HP Chromebook 14-q030ea
Acer Chromebook C730
2 core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB 11.6"
HP Chromebook 14-q030ea
2 core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 4GB 16GB SSD 14"
£ 197.98
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A Lot Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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A Lot Faster Processor Clock Speed
Only One USB 3.0 Port
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