The HP 14-dk0028wm 14″ laptop will be only $239 during Walmart’s Black Friday sales, starting 7:00PM PT / 10:00PM ET on Wednesday, November 27. It won’t be as cheap as the similar 149-dollar 14-df0018wm, but the 14-dk0028wm offers noticeably better performance. That’s primarily because the 14-dk0028wm has the AMD Ryzen 3 3200U processor with Radeon Vega 3 instead of much slower Intel Celeron N4000 with Intel HD graphics. Furthermore, the pricier version of the laptop has 128GB of solid state storage, which is more capacious and faster than 64GB eMMC storage in the cheaper configuration.
Both models feature the same “HD SVA BrightView” 14-inch display with not-so-sharp HD resolution, narrower “standard” viewing angles than on pricier IPS wide viewing angle screens, and glossy instead of anti-glare coating.
The AMD Ryzen 3 3200U is a lower-mid-range laptop processor. The Ryzen 3 3200U is sufficiently powerful for a smooth user experience during the most common computing tasks, such as web browsing, text and spreadsheet document editing, or movie watching. If you’re into heavier tasks like video editing, it’s recommended to get a laptop with a faster (and pricer) processor such as the AMD Ryzen 5 and 7 or Intel Core U i5 and i7 series. The Ryzen 3 3200U has the AMD Radeon Vega 3 graphics integrated in it. The Vega 3 enables playing light PC games and possibly some heavier games on low graphics detail settings, depending on a game title.
As for the system memory (RAM) size of 4GB, it’s on the smaller side. It’s the minimal size you can find in modern laptops. But, it can be enough if you use only a small number of programs or browser tabs at the same time. HP has incorporated a fast but not capacious 128GB solid state drive in the 14-dk0028wm. Although it is double the size of 64GB of the 14-df0018wm, 128GB is still considered to be a low-capacity laptop data storage device. Nevertheless, if you don’t plan to save large amounts of files and extremely big files like high-resolution movies, 128GB can be enough. And, there’s an SD memory card slot you can use to get extra storage space.
The HP 14-dk0028wm with “Whisper Silver” plastic chassis has a medium-sized battery with 41 WHr capacity. HP estimates the 14-dk0028wm can provide “up to 8 hours” of video playback or “up to 7 hours” of video streaming on a single battery charge.
Usual starting price: around 349 USD* as of November 14, 2019.