HP 14: new model with Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 and Windows 11 as standard

HP 14: new model with Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 and Windows 11 as standard

HP 14

Among the most interesting HP announcements for the autumn lineup there is also the new HP 14 laptop, an ultraportable that looks to lightness and autonomy thanks to a particular solution. It is in fact part of the first laptops with Qualcomm Snapdragon 7C Gen 2 SoC which includes the option for 4G LTE and is functional to a promised autonomy of 15 hours. All this, thanks to the ARM nature of the processor, with Windows 11 already installed at launch.

The marriage between Windows and ARM was not the easiest, but the arrival of the new version of the Microsoft operating system, entirely designed in 64-bit, it promises a new era of compatibility that includes the possibility of using Android applications as well.

The new HP 14, with Windows 11 as standard, is among the first laptops to mount the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7C Gen 2 As usual, the new HP 14 has been further optimized and has come to sport a ratio of screen and body of the laptop by 84%, probably thanks also to the optimization of the new Qualcomm SoC that HP has also chosen for its Chromebook x2 11, presented in August. But in this case we expect both the 8-core Kryo 468 CPU and the Adreno graphics chip, with support for external displays up to 2560x1440, to be fully exploited, given the greater space inside the chassis.

HP 14 laptop data sheet

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730c Gen 2 Video card: Adreno (maximum 2560x1440 at 60 Hz) Memory: up to 8 GB Storage: 128 GB Battery life: up to 15 hours Wireless connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, LTE 4G (optional) Ports: 3x USB Type-A, 1x USB Type-C, SIM in, MicroSD reader, 3.5 mm audio jack Operating system:: Windows 11 Availability:: October Recommended price:: not available

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The HP 14-inch Laptop PC has a budget-friendly Qualcomm processor, LTE, and touchscreen

HP's new affordable laptop is your answer for those who liked the Samsung Galaxy Book Go but wanted a touchscreen.

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  • The HP 14-inch Laptop PC arrives at Walmart in October 2021.
  • It's packing Qualcomm-based 7c Gen 2 graphics and processing power.
  • Pricing is unknown and will be disclosed 'closer to availability.'
  • It features a touchscreen, optional 4G LTE and ships with Windows 11.
  • HP, never one to waste words, is releasing its straightforward HP 14-inch Laptop PC this October. The PC, which is most assuredly coming in a laptop form factor, will be available at Walmart. There's no word on whether other retailers will be getting it.

    Until more becomes known about the 14-inch lap topper, here's what you can expect for internals: A Qualcommm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 processor, a Qualcomm Adreno 618 GPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of eMMC storage. If you're a work-from-home-aholic and need a personal machine with a camera, HP's latest will include a Wide Vision 720p HD camera with temporal noise reduction and integrated dual array digital microphones. The laptop will also pack Windows 11 Home.

    CategoryHP Laptop 14OSWindows 11 HomeProcessor

    Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c G2

    Eight cores

    Up to 2.4GHz


    8GB LPDDR4x-4266MHz


    GraphicsQualcomm Adreno 618Storage128GB eMMCDisplay

    14 inches

    1920x1080 (FHD)

    IPS, touch


    250 nits



    Two USB-A

    3.5mm audio

    microSD card reader

    AudioStereo speakersConnectivity

    Qualcomm Atheros Wi-Fi 5

    Bluetooth 5

    CameraFront-facing 720pSecurityFingerprint readerBattery


    45W AC adapter


    12.75 x 8.31 x 0.67 inches

    (324mm x 211 x 17mm)

    Weight2.65 pounds (1.2kg)ColorNatural silver

    The laptop looks like a direct competitor against the new Samsung Galaxy Book Go, which features the same processor, 14-inch full HD display, and also 128GB of storage. But unlike Samsung's laptop this one does have a touchscreen.

    HP also refers to this laptop as its 'first ARM-powered mainstream Windows laptop with 4G LTE (optional),' which is a unique milestone.

    Pricing for the HP 14-inch Laptop PC remains to be seen, though you can make your best guesses in the comments below. We have these clues: The specs, as listed above, and the fact the device is releasing at Walmart with no other retailers specified. What's your wallet's spider sense saying?

    We'll update our coverage when more concrete details from HP become available.

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    The HP 14 inch Laptop PC is a budget-friendly clamshell laptop powered by Qualcomm's affordable Snapdragon 7c Gen processor. While no price is given, it should be less than $500 and available later in October with Windows 11.