HP is back with a new version of its ultraportable entry-level HP 14-bp032nf. Enriched with a dedicated 256 GB SSD and USB Type-C connectivity, it meets an office need with the support of a Core i3 Skylake and 4 GB of RAM. Table also on an anti-glare screen, compact measurements, an original textured white design and a correct autonomy for less than 500 euros .
Specification of the HP 14-bp032nf
|Slab||14 ” HD WLED (1366×768, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-6006U Skylake (2.0GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR4 2133 MHz|
|Storage space||256GB SSD M.2|
|Graphic card||Intel HD Graphics 520 integrated into the processor|
|Audio system||2 DTS Studio Sound speakers|
|webcam||Yes, HD TrueVision with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi b / g / n (1×1) Gigabit Ethernet|
|Card reader||Yes, SD / MMC|
|Video output (s)||HDMI|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||2 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Ion 3 cells 41Whr|
|Dimensions (mm)||336 x 239 x 19.9|
|Other||Chiclet keyboard, multi-touch touchpad|
|software||Cyberlink PowerDirector, HP applications|
Question design, the HP 14-bp032nf opts for a rounded silhouette dressed with a slightly grid-like grid (3D woven texture according to HP) on the lid and the turn of the keyboard. The plastic shell is completely white, which gives it an original look everywhere. Note that the touchpad is now “clickable”, dedicated mouse buttons are no longer on the program in a concern for minimalism. In addition, the silhouette of the ultraportable has been visibly thinned and lightened, enough to prevail in all your travels. The backlit keyboard is still not in the program, logical given the price.
Autonomy should be around 7 hours in Internet browsing with active WiFi, it is a good result.
Strong point on this declension, the privileged storage gives pride to reactivity. Indeed, a dedicated SSD of 256 GB is in the game, to bring its fluidity to Windows 10 and the overall execution of programs while not sacrificing too much capacity. If you count the place occupied by the system and programs, there is about 200 GB free, enough to house a small part of your toy library. For the rest, it will be necessary to opt for an external solution or online.
In terms of performance, the ultraportable put on a Core i3 Skylake low power and 4 GB of RAM , a combination dedicated exclusively to office use. In fact, you can indulge in all the common everyday tasks (web browsing, Office pack, video playback, etc.) with minimal margin on missions like photo editing. Multitasking is quite limited given the small amount of RAM.
The HP 14-bp032nf is not intended to play, its graphics solution content with the chip HD 520 integrated processor. This will still allow you to launch some low-demanding titles as long as you lower the definition of the screen and the level of detail.
The connector hosts a valuable USB 3.1 Type-C port in addition to two USB 3.1 standard size. An HDMI output, an SD card reader and a Gigabit Ethernet port are also on the menu as well as the latest generation of the Bluetooth 4.2 module. Too bad the Wifi is apparently limited by the previous standard 802.11 N.
Finally, HP announces an IPS panel but the data sheet has also been reduced viewing angles (SVA). The logic therefore would be that it is a standard TN panel that limits the readability of the screen when you are not in front. The definition is basic (1366 x 768 px). Good point, it enjoys increased visual comfort in high ambient light thanks to anti- reflective treatment .