HP 14″ Touchscreen Home and Business Laptop Ryzen 3-3200U, 8GB RAM, 128GB M.2 SSD, Dual-Core up to 3.50 GHz, Vega 3 Graphics, RJ-45, USB-C, 4K Output HDMI, Bluetooth, Webcam, 1366×768, Win 10 the HP 14-dk0731ms model
Are you looking for a nice business laptop that has a nice price? Do you want to have a 14-inch notebook that has a responsive touchscreen? Is it sluggish?
Read our HP 14″ touchscreen home and business laptop review.
First off, this lightweight laptop was not built to game intensively. This portable device weighs only 1.47 kg or 3.25lbs and was designed for home and business use.
It is not as powerful as the LG Gram, the premium model of an enterprise laptop. But it won’t cost you 5 times more either.
HP 14-dk0731ms Specifications
|HP 14″ Touchscreen Home and Business Laptop Ryzen 3-3200U|
|Processor||2.60GHz AMD Ryzen 3 3200U (turbo boost up to 3.5GHz)|
|RAM||8GB 2400MHz DDR4|
|Graphics||Radeon Vega 3 Graphics|
|Display||14 inch LED Backlight 1366×768(HD)|
|OS||Win 10 Home 64-bit|
|Connectivity||1x USB-C 3.1 Gen 1, 2x USB 3.1, 1x HDMI, 1x SD Card slot, Audio combo, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, webcam, RJ-45 ethernet port|
|Pros & Cons||VIEW|
This HP 14″ touchscreen home and business laptop packs the AMD’s new CPU champ, the Ryzen 3 3200U processor. This CPU is driven by the 12nm Zen+ processor. The 12nm lithography number reveals how fast your CPU can perform. The CPUs with 12 nm can perform better than those CPUs with 14 or 18 nm and more lithography figures.
The lower of the lithography figures, the faster your CPU can perform, and the lesser energy your PC will consume.
Furthermore, this R 3 chipset has 4-cores and 8-threads. The combination of these supports makes this laptop capable right away to run daily and business tasks as well as light gaming in thin and light laptops like this HP model.
This 15W processor will start to clock at 2.1GHz and can boost max up to 3.7GHz automatically whenever your device needs it. This also outperforms some of i5 Intel’s CPUs, and even the i7 (i7-2820QM).
One of the highlights of this HP 14 touchscreen laptop review is the CPU of this laptop. It has integrated graphics, which is the Vega 3 on this laptop. With this graphics card, you will be able to play light gaming, such as Overwatch, Fortnite, etc at lower resolutions and settings.
If you are not an intensive gamer, you will be positively stunned by how you can run many games with this graphics card.
8GB of Memory
Inside this HP 14″ touchscreen home and business laptop featuring the DDR4-2400Mhz 8GB of RAM which is installed in two RAM slots. (2x 4GB). This dual-channel memory gives 20-30% better performance.
With the 8GB of memory, you will be able to do more than web browsing, social media, or editing MS Office documents. You will be able to do more professional computing tasks, like editing spreadsheets that have thousands of lines, editing graphics, and do light gaming. You cannot do these tasks if your laptop only has 4GB of RAM.
128GB of SSD Drive
The storage of this laptop is the Solid State Drive, which generally performs better than the traditional hard drive. SSDs are also more efficient in terms of power consumption. They are also durable since they don’t have moving parts. In a few years, SSDs will replace the traditional HDDs. More and more laptops pack the SSD rather than the sluggish HDD in this “SSD” age.
There is a 128GB of SSD in this HP 14″ touchscreen home and business laptop. Will 128GB enough for you? Before we are going to discuss further whether this storage capacity is enough or not, we need to go back to the design of this laptop.
This HP 14-dk0731ms is a lightweight and portable home as well as a business laptop. This said portability and performance are the priority. Traditional hard drives have moving parts, and bulkier in terms of the form factor. So to maintain its portability and its performance in this price range, this HP model packs the 128GB of SSD. The cost of this SSD storage capacity is probably equal, if not higher than a 1TB traditional hard drive.
So to know if this storage is enough, you will want to figure out your priority. If you are looking for performance, and portability and “have” budget, choose a laptop that has more SSD storage.
However, if you still want to have a fast SSD laptop that has bells and whistles (touchscreen feature, etc) like this one, then you must sacrifice the storage at this price.
These days, you can buy a cheap external hard drive for your external storage, or even storing your files on the cloud. This laptop was aimed at students and business people who are always on the go.
HP 14″ touchscreen Display
The display of this HP 14″ touchscreen home and business laptop is a 14″ touchscreen display, with LED backlight and 1366×768 HD screen resolution.
Most of the notebooks in this size have this same screen resolution which will save energy consumption and makes the device more portable, and affordable.
Yet it will still deliver adequate details of the visual graphics or texts on the screen by having its HD resolution panel.
HP 14″ touchscreen home and business laptop’s Other Features
This HP notebook does not have the fingerprint scanner feature. However, this model includes more than enough connectivity ports, including an ethernet port (RJ45 LAN).
Computer users who have problems with their wireless network connections will be happy to have this ethernet port, as most portable laptops do not include one.
From both sides of the device, you can locate the 1x USB C, 2x USB 3, Audio combo jack, a Micro-SD card slot, and 1x HDMI port. There is also an HD webcam, Bluetooth version 4.2, and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Despite our little disappointment about not having the fingerprint scanner, for this price this touchscreen notebook is a very good value.
These days, when literally all laptops pack USB-C port, it is very nice that this laptop has it as well, and in addition to that, this has USB 3 and an SD slot.
To close this HP 14″ touchscreen home and business laptop Ryzen 3-3200U review or the HP 14-DK0731MS review, we want to emphasize that the touchscreen works very well, lightweight form factor, decent battery life, make this HP 14-DK0731MS be a truly a laptop for home and business, that won’t cost you more than 500 bucks.