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HP Pavilion 14 (2021) – An Affordable All-Rounder Companion!


HP’s Pavilion line has always been a popular choice for customers, giving a blend of performance and design at low pricing, but how does the newest 14 in HP Pavilion do in the face of stiff competition? HP’s Pavilion 14 has a distinct design that might fool you into thinking it’s an over £1000 ultrabook.

This is also true in terms of power, with an 11-generation Intel Core i5 CPU and a very appealing design making it an excellent pick for students.

However, this review specification The HP Pavilion 14-dv0007na costs £649.99/$499.99 and has an Intel Core i5-1135G7 CPU, 256GB of SSD storage, and comparable integrated Iris Xe graphics that has previously powered Intel-powered MacBooks.That’s a shockingly good price, bringing it in line with mid-range Windows-powered laptops like the Honor MagicBook 14 and Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Go. Is it, however, good enough to challenge with the greatest laptops?

Specs at a glance:

  • Processor – 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor
  • Chipset – Intel® Integrated SoC
  • Intel® Iris® Xᵉ Graphics
  • Full-size, natural silver keyboard
  • Battery – Up to 8 hours and 15 minutes
  • Fingerprint reader
  • HP Wide Vision 720p HD camera with integrated dual array digital microphones
  • 35.6 cm (14″) diagonal, FHD (1920 x 1080), touch, IPS, micro-edge, anti-glare, 250 nits, 45% NTSC
  • Colors: White, Silver, Gold, Pink
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • 1366 x 768 pixels

Price & Availability

HP Pavilion 14

The HP Pavilion 14 retails for £549.99 and is available via the HP Store & Currys PC World. Best Buy in the United States sells it for $549.99.

The variant with the Core i3 CPU is the ‘dv0014na’. However, for £649.99, you can have the ‘dv0007na,’ which has a Core i5-1135G7 processor instead. HP sells it, whereas Currys PC World sells the ‘dv0521sa’ with a 512GB SSD for £699.99.

There are Ryzen CPU alternatives, but the model here has an Intel Core i3 processor, so performance is likely to differ. While there are less expensive budget laptops out, the Pavilion 14 provides an appealing blend of performance and pricing. Only the Honor MagicBook 14 outperforms it in terms of performance and battery life for the same price. However, the MagicBook 14 is difficult to obtain from UK stores.

Design & Build

HP Pavilion 14 (2021) - An Affordable All-Rounder Companion!

When you picture a mid-range laptop, you probably don’t think of one that’s really well-built or made of pink-tinted aluminum. That is just what HP provides with the Pavilion 14. It looks amazing and has the feel of a high-end product.

The Pavilion 14 features a calm yet attractive appearance that compares favorably to laptops costing twice or three times their value. It’s a step up from the less expensive, vividly colored laptops that HP used to sell about 5 years earlier, adopting a more professional style that won’t raise eyes at the office.

If you’re looking for a computer that can be used for both personal and business purposes, the Pavilion 14 looks the part. But, more importantly, it is portable. Although there are lighter laptops available, the Pavilion 14 weighs in at 1.46kg. It’s also really compact. If you need to go to the cafeteria or a meeting room for a call, you can hold it with one hand. It will also sit nicely on your lap if you’re on the train.

Compact Build

A space-saving keyboard eliminates the number pad, which is included on bigger Pavilion 15 computers, lowering the total footprint on your desk (or lap), while a compact profile maintains the laptop at less than an inch whenever closed.


The bezels are slim on the sides and top, but a touch broader on the bottom. Nonetheless, the Pavilion 14 includes a standard-issue 720p webcam for all your Zoom or Teams requirements.


The Pavilion 14’s weight of 1.41kg guarantees that it is strong enough to feel well-made while yet being light enough to fit in a backpack and tote about the school, university, or workplace if necessary.

Fingerprint Reader

While the Pavilion 14 lacks a Kensington lock connector for those searching for a business laptop, a handy fingerprint reader solidifies the device as a viable alternative for work-from-home or mixed home and office routines.

In terms of the fingerprint reader, I found it to be the most reliable. I had to reposition my finger periodically for a more precise reading, but I was never shut out after many unsuccessful tries.

Screen & Speakers

HP Pavilion 14 (2021) - An Affordable All-Rounder Companion!

On the display front, there are no significant surprises: HP has selected a Full HD IPS Screen for the Pavilion 14, which delivers some nice colors and is perfect for day-to-day operations. Its 14-inch screen provides an adequate workspace for working while remaining portable enough for travel. Moreover, it’s also a touch screen display.

The Pavilion 14 display was enough for attending university lectures or unwinding with YouTube videos or Prime Video programs. Viewing angles on an anti-glare screen was likewise excellent. However, the aspect ratio of 16:9 feels a tad off the mark. Most recent Ultrabooks use a squarer 16:10 aspect ratio, which works better for programs and surfing.

As with the Pavilion 15, this significantly smaller model suffers from brightness difficulties. Its peak brightness of 250 nits falls short of the standard laptop brightness of 300 nits. That being said, the display works perfectly in normal lighting conditions — just don’t expect the finest picture if you’re outside in direct sunlight.

The Pavilion 14 comes with B&O speakers on both sides of the laptop. I have to admit that the sound is delightfully clear and sharp, even when turned all the way up — which you won’t need to do.

Keyboard & Trackpad

HP Pavilion 14

There is no numeric pad, which ought to be OK for most people. Most users prefer a Numpad, however, the Pavilion 14 doesn’t lack one. Accountants should seek elsewhere.

Overall, the keyboard is pleasant, and despite its tiny form, there is enough space between the keys. The keys, like the display, are clear plastic, a stark contrast to the aluminum frame, and typing is extremely noisy.

While the keys are small and compact and have little travel, they are responsive to the touch, requiring a bit of extra effort while typing. It doesn’t take long to get used to, and the mechanical input might be gratifying for some.

The trackpad is suitably large and comfortable to operate, with excellent palm rejection. It supports both physical clicks and motions like two-finger scrolling and right-clicking. There are no complaints here.


HP Pavilion 14

The HP Pavilion 14‘s specifications aren’t going to blow anybody away, but in fact, it gives a solid overall experience for typical day-to-day working.

It has an Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor beneath its pink hood, and it scores well

Its 8GB of DDR4 RAM is enough for having many Chrome tabs active at the same time. On Pavilion 14, it would be feasible to edit a 1080p video.

Given the relative speed of the 11th-generation CPU and the controllable strength of the Intel Xe integrated graphics, the Pavilion 14 can handle some light gaming. However, stick to less demanding games like Minecraft; Crysis will not run on this laptop.

Its 256GB SSD is quite typical, but it may be a touch stingy if you plan on installing a lot of data and apps — it will rapidly fill up. It was really rather fast, with 968.24 MB/s writes & 2490.93 MB/s reads, making it a suitable choice for switching files on and off.

Battery Life

The Pavilion 14 lasts 8 hours and 18 minutes, as advertised by HP.

This is perfect for students and office workers who are just trying to get through the day. However, the Pavilion 14 falls short when compared to similarly priced competitors: Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Go as well as the Honor MagicBook 14 both last closer to 9 hours.

The Pavilion 14 can comfortably last all day before needing a complete charge back to 100%. The laptop also has a fast-charging mode that gives a 50% charge in 45 mins, letting you be back up and running quickly.

Is HP Pavilion 14 worth buying?

This mid-range laptop provides exceptional value thanks to its beautiful appearance, terrific screen, and superior acoustics. While it isn’t strong enough for an extensive picture or photo processing, we highly suggest it as an everyday laptop for regular folks.

Is the HP Pavilion 14 good for gaming?

There were no freezing difficulties with the Pavilion 14 when playing casual games. However, hefty titles such as GTA V can have an influence on performance. The brilliant 14-inch full HD monitor and B&O sound complemented this work & entertainment experience.


The HP Pavilion 14 is an excellent laptop for individuals searching for a low-cost option that can yet do basic tasks. It’s also really fashionable, especially if you like the pink chassis. Just keep in mind that its battery life isn’t as excellent as competitors’, and there’s no keyboard backlight. While the display might be better and the touchscreen is superfluous for some, the HP Pavilion 14 is a good all-around cheap laptop for home or business work.

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