The new Ice Lake processors have arrived with Intel’s most powerful built-in graphics chips its ever produced. And, while you’ll still need a dedicated graphics card if you want to play Control at 4K and 120fps, the Iris Plus GPU inside the HP Laptop 14t will be enough to give you an impressive amount of gaming on the go.
Sure, Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have come and passed, but it’s still technically Cyber Week, and HP has got the sales train still chugging along all through the next few days. But the deals are selling out fast, so if you want to get your hands on some of these, fine, fine bargains then you might have to move quickly.
And that’s something you’ll be able to do with the diminutive HP Laptop 14t because it’s so svelte… what a segue, huh? With a 14-inch screen, and a smaller notebook chassis than a chunky 15- or 17-inch machine this HP Laptop 14t is a lot more portable because of it.
But as well as the high-end Iris Plus graphics component you also get a free upgrade to include an Intel Optane memory accelerator to sit alongside the 256GB SSD that comes as standard with this notebook.
Both of these features are upgrades to consider in the configuration options, and we’d definitely recommend both the Core i7 1065G7 CPU with Iris Plus graphics and especially clicking the 16GB Optane upgrade. Hell, that’s free storage performance right there and will make the HP Laptop 14t feel as slick as a greased pig at a hog-catching contest. Though, y’know, less slippery. Or piggy.
You could also upgrade to a 4K screen for just another $40, but the 1366 x 768 panel included in the initial price won’t be as tough for the Iris Plus graphics to drive in games.
As we said, these hot deals aren’t going to be around forever, but if you act now you’ll also find you can get hold of your shiny new purchase before Christmas too. Call it an early present for yourself…