The HP 14-ar005tu (1PL50PA) is a performance-oriented laptop with a lightweight body. The performance while gaming and multitasking is excellent. It also has a good amount of storage along with sound battery backup. However, an absence of dedicated GPU is a major disappointment.
Display and Configuration
The HP 14-ar005tu (1PL50PA) features a 14-inch HD LED backlit display which outputs a screen resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. Under the hood, there is a 2GHz Intel core i3-6006U processor assisted by 4GB of DDR4 RAM which is expandable up to 16GB. The laptop boots on Windows 10 Home Basic operating system floating upon 64-bit architecture.
Camera and Battery
A webcam is stacked above the bezel which captures pretty good video quality. The user can enjoy video calling and shoot recording when needed. Acting as the energy provider is a 4 cell li-ion battery which claims to render a backup up to four hours.
Body Looks, Input Devices and Sound
The HP 14-ar005tu (1PL50PA) comes in a well designed black coloured body which measures 345.4 x 241.5 x 23.9mm and weighs just 1.94Kg, easy to carry around. For inputting data, the laptop has two common devices - a Touchpad with Multi-touch Gestures support and a Full-size island-style keyboard. The user can also make use of CD/ DVD writer for maintaining backup files. The speakers sound quality is pleasant to the ears, thanks to the DTS Studio Sound technology.
Connectivity and Storage
On the connectivity ground, the laptop offers options namely - a Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, one USB 3.0 slot, two USB 2.0 slots, an SD card reader, a headphone jack and a microphone jack. As far as the storage is concerned, a 1TB SATA hard disk is present to take care of the user storage needs.