HP makes great laptops, be it for everyday use, office purposes, or even for gaming, and as OEMs have started shifting to Intel’s new 12th Gen processors, HP has started too. It is now offering one of its best-selling laptop series HP Pavilion 14 with new 12th Gen Alder Lake processors, so, expect a great bump in performance this time.
Unlike other laptops with comes with P-series 12th Gen SKUs, this HP Pavilion 14 will use the regular power-efficient U-series which still houses up to 10 cores and 12 threads. This is a huge jump in multi-core performance compared to previously when the 11th Gen was capped to quad-core only.
Expect good battery life, the latest connectivity features, and I&O on this laptop, required for a seamless productivity session. With 16GB RAM and a 1TB SSD, you don’t have to fear about performance or enough headroom to store all your files in one place.
Specifications of HP Pavilion 14 (2022)
- Processor:Intel Core i7-1255U (up to 4.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology(2g),12 MB L3 cache, 10 cores, 12 threads)| Memory & Storage: 16 GB DDR4-3200 SDRAM (2 x 8 GB)| Storage: 1 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
- Display & Graphics: 35.6 cm (14″) diagonal, FHD, IPS, micro-edge, BrightView, 250 nits, 157 ppi | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics
- Ports: 1 SuperSpeed USB Type-C 10Gbps signaling rate (USB Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4, HP Sleep and Charge), 2 SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signaling rate,1 Headphone/microphone combo,1 AC Smart pin, 1 HDMI 2.1
- Features: Camera: HP Wide Vision 720p HD camera with temporal noise reduction and integrated dual array digital microphones
- Audio: Audio by B&O, Dual Speakers| Keyboard: Full-size backlit natural silver keyboard, HP Imagepad with multi-touch gesture support
- Battery: 3-cell, 43 Wh Li-ion, Supports battery fast charge
- Networking: MediaTek Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 MT7921 (2×2) and Bluetooth 5.2 combo, MU-MIMO supported| Fingerprint Reader
- Operating System & Pre-installed Software: Pre-loaded Windows 11 Home 64 Single Language| Microsoft Office Home & Student 2021|McAfee LiveSafe (30 days free trial as default)| Pre-installed Alexa built-in- Your life simplified with Alexa. Just ask Alexa to check your calendar, create to-do lists, and shopping lists, play music, set reminders, get the latest news, and control the smart home.
Overall, the laptop’s specs are really good and in 2022, it packs all the necessary features you expect. However, maybe the laptop’s display could have been better but for an average user it will suffice, so consider this only if you don’t need a fancy display or else you can go for the 12th Gen powered Vivobook OLED laptops by ASUS.