It has a metal and plastic chassis like many other 14in devices, but the maker of expensive printer ink claims a quarter of its gubbins are made from post-consumer recycled plastics. That’s slightly lower than the 30% figure Acer quoted for its Aspire Vero devices last year, but still far ahead of most 14in laptops.
HP used cooking oil on the back cover and coffee grounds during the production. The paint is water-based, widely considered to be the most environmentally friendly type due to its low emissions.
Other than that the Eco Edition is an Intel 13th-generation CPU based machine with Core i3, i5 or i7 options. There are two choices when it comes to that 14in panel – QHD (2560×1440) or Full HD (1920×1080). Both are IPS screens and adopt the traditional 16:9 aspect ratio.
Other features of note include a Full HD webcam with dual mics, a 41Wh battery and 1x USB-C, 2x USB-A, full-size HDMI and 3.5mm audio jack. However, the fast charging relies on a separate AC smart pin.
HP is vague when it comes to availability, simply stating it’ll be available ‘this summer’.