2020 HP Premium 14-cf 14″ Micro-Edge Laptop with AMD A9-9425 Review
HP Premium 14-dk0002dx 14″ Micro-Edge Laptop with AMD A9-9425
Silver 2020 HP 14-dk0002dx Premium 14″ Micro-Edge Laptop has the seventh generation AMD A9-9425 processor, 128GB Solid State Drive, 4GB DDR4 SDRAM, Windows 10 in S mode and modern connectivity options are available on this mid-range machine at an entry level price.
The average customer rating is 4.9 out of 5 stars for this very new release good value machine by 11 users at the time of this post release, indicating a decent amount of satisfaction. It comes with the YZAKKA accessories that include a 6ft HDMI cable, a 6ft USB extension cord and a mouse pad. You also have the same model available at higher prices for the additional SSD (256GB, 512GB, 1TB) or memory capacity (8GB, 12GB, 16GB).
The 7th generation dual core AMD A9-9425 processor (1 MB cache) has a base speed of 3.1GHz that moves up to 3.7GHz with the burst frequency. As a capable mid-range CPU that was released in the second quarter of 2018 it has a PassMark benchmark score of 1687 on the day of this product review. This means it is suitable for the not so demanding applications. The Typical TDP- Thermal Design Power is 15 watts for a battery life of up to 10.5 hours from its 3-cell, 41 Wh lithium ion battery.
4GB DDR4 SDRAM at 1866MHz is fine for daily multitasking needs, and you can certainly pay extra to get 8GB, 12GB or 16GB of memory if you will be using several apps, programs and browsers at the same time. 128GB PCIe SSD offers great speed and adequate storage space and again you can pay more for much larger SSD storage space. If you get the laptop in the Windows 10 in S mode with the security features but restrictions as to which apps and browsers to use, you can switch to the normal Windows 10 Home easily.
The 14″ diagonal high definition SVA BrightView micro-edge WLED-backlit non-touch screen has the 1366 x 768 pixel resolution. It is not as clear as a Full HD display but still has the fairly vibrant colors and good contrast and is adequate on a 14″ size screen. It has the built-in Radeon R5 graphics card for entry level performance that will be sufficient for your daily media needs like the video streaming, internet browsing and playing the not so demanding games at reasonable settings and resolutions.
HP TrueVision HD webcam with the built-in digital microphone is located on the top bezel for casual or formal Skype chats. It doesn’t come with an optical DVD drive but 802.11bgn wireless, Bluetooth 4.2, RJ-45 Ethernet connector, an HDMI 1.4b output, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, a 2 x USB 3.1 Type-A ports, a multi-format SD Media Card Reader, an AC smart pin and a headphone/microphone combo. It comes with a 30-day trial version of Microsoft Office if you will be using Word, Excel etc. and you can pay for more.
Silver HP Premium 14-dk0002dx weighs only 3.24 pounds with the dimensions of 12.76 x 8.9 x 0.78 inches. It is a compact, lightweight, sleek and modern laptop with the reasonable specs and adequate power and speed for day to day use. It seems to be good value for the money at the price level and you will be happy with it if you don’t expect the performance level of an expensive machine. This HP Premium laptop comes with a warranty of one year by the manufacturer. It can be returned within 30 days of your purchase with a restocking fee.