HP 14z 3UN17AV_1 (2018) Ultra-Cheap 14″ Laptop with AMD Processors

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The HP 14z 3UN17AV_1 (2018) 14-inch budget-class Windows 10 laptop has a very low starting price of $199.99. This highly customizable model sold on HP Store offers a wide range of AMD processor options, instead of more common Intel chips. In particular, the very basic AMD E2-9000e, lower-end AMD A6-9225 and A9-9425, lower-mid-range AMD Ryzen 3 2200U, and mid-range Ryzen 5 2500U.

The HP 14z 3UN17AV_1 a basic screen with relatively low HD resolution and narrow TN-type viewing angles.

RAM size ranges from 4GB to 16GB. The laptop provides various data storage device choices. They include 32GB or 64GB of eMMC storage, capacious but slower 1TB of hard drive storage, a fast 256GB solid state drive, or a combo of a 1TB HDD and a 256GB SSD. The notebook’s battery has a mid-tier capacity of 41 WHr.

These components are encased in a plastic chassis, which is available in multiple colors.

Keyboard backlight is optional.

Specifications of the HP 14z 3UN17AV_1

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Brand HP
Laptop type Standard non-convertible laptop
Screen size 14-inch
Screen resolution 1366x768 pixels HD (entry-level sharpness)
Touchscreen No
Other display specs TN type (narrower viewing angles than IPS type)
Processor (CPU) AMD A6-9225 (able to complete everyday tasks, but can be sluggish)

AMD A9-9425 (decent for daily computing, but not fully smooth)

AMD E2-9000e (very basic chip for lightest computing)

AMD Ryzen 3 2200U (enables smooth everyday computing)

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (enables smooth everyday computing)
Graphics (GPU) AMD Radeon Vega 3 integrated graphics of Ryzen 3 (for the lightest games only)

AMD Radeon Vega 8 integrated graphics of Ryzen 5 (for light gaming)

AMD Radeon R2 integrated graphics (for the lightest games only)

AMD Radeon R4 integrated graphics (for the lightest games only)

AMD Radeon R5 integrated graphics (only for lightest gaming)
System memory (RAM) size 4GB (for light multi-tasking)

8GB (for comfortable multi-tasking)

12GB (for very comfortable multi-tasking)

16GB (for heavy multi-tasking)
Data storage 32GB eMMC (barely usable capacity)

64GB SSD (very small but usable capacity)

128GB SSD (small but usable capacity)

256GB SSD (decent capacity)

1000GB (1TB) HDD (excellent capacity, but slow type of storage)

1000GB (1TB) HDD + 256GB SSD (excellent capacity; slow but with decently large fast SSD portion)
DVD optical drive None
Keyboard, input Backlit keyboard without dedicated number pad

Non-backlit keyboard without dedicated number pad

Touchpad with separate physical click buttons
Speakers and audio Stereo speakers

Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
Camera Front-facing web camera

HD 720p (standard laptop webcam resolution)
Wi-Fi wireless 802.11AC (previous-generation Wi-Fi standard, precursor of the latest 802.11AX)

802.11N (old Wi-Fi standard, precursor of the 802.11AC and the latest 802.11AX)
Ethernet network port Yes
Mobile broadband (4G LTE) No
Bluetooth Yes
USB ports 2 x USB 3.1 + 1 x USB 2.0 (standard full-size USB ports)
Video ports 1 x HDMI
Media card reader SD card reader
Battery 3-cell 41 WHr
Weight 3.2 pounds
Height 0.8"
Width 13.2"
Depth 9.2"
Windows version Windows 10 Home (standard Windows version)
Warranty 1-year

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Published on November 21, 2018

User Reviews and Q&A on the HP 14z 3UN17AV_1

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  1. Question


    Is this still a good laptop in 2019?

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    • Dan Z

      Hi, it is still a very basic laptop, I can’t tell whether it’s good for you. It’s decent for the basic everyday tasks, but not a fast computer and it has a low-end screen. Nevertheless, newer 2019 laptops from the same budget category aren’t much different nor better, so yeah it is still a decent entry-level laptop in 2019.

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