Last updated on September 22nd, 2023 at 05:52 pm
If you are in the market for a new laptop, you may be wondering just how big a 14-inch laptop actually is.
Before purchasing, you will need to consider it’s actual dimensions to ensure it’s the right size for your needs.
Although there are a variety of laptop sizes on the market, a 14-inch laptop is quite popular and it will fit in most laptop bags and carry cases.
If you are a traveller, knowing the exact dimensions of your laptop will help you plan for packing.
Also keep in mind that all airlines have carry on luggage restrictions if you plan to carry a laptop on board either on it’s own or packed within another bag.
14-Inch Laptop Dimensions
The exact dimensions of a 14-inch laptop will depend on the brand and model. On average, a 14-inch laptop will have the dimensions of 12.7″ Wide x 8.9″ Deep x 8.9″ Tall when opened. The average thickness is 0.75″.
Notice that the actual dimensions are smaller than 14 inches. If a laptop is claiming to be 14 inches, this doesn’t mean that the actual dimensions are exactly 14 inches in width or height.
The measurement of 14 inches is based on the screen size of the laptop measured diagonally from corner to corner. It does not include the trim around the screen.
Therefore a 14-inch laptop can be slightly smaller or larger depending on each manufacturer. They are not all the same size.
This is very similar to how a tv or monitor is measured.
For example, the HP Premium 14-inch HD laptop has dimensions of 12.76″ wide x 8.86″ deep x 0.71″ high.
The same is true with respect to the weight. Some 14-inch laptops are lighter than others.
The following table shows a few different 14-inch laptops with their dimensions and weights.
|Dimensions – inches
|Weight – lbs
|12.8″ x 8.52″ x 0.7″
|12.63″ x 8.54″ x 0.67″
|13.1″ x 9″ x 0.9″
|13.27″ x 8.94″ x 0.72″
How much does a 14-inch laptop weigh?
As mentioned, not all 14-inch laptops weigh the same. Laptops today are much lighter and smaller than they were years ago.
On average, a 14-inch laptop will weigh around 3 pounds. Some may weigh a bit less and others will weigh a bit more.
How big is a 14-inch laptop compared to a 15.6-inch laptop?
When choosing a laptop, you may be considering multiple sizes including a 14-inch and a 15.6-inch.
Although the size difference between these laptops is not considerable, it will make a difference when choosing the right size laptop bag.
There are also weight differences.
- Lenovo Business 14-inch laptop: 12.8″ x 8.52″ x 0.7″
- Lenovo 15.6-inch laptop: 15″ x 10″ x 1″
Is a 14-inch laptop too small?
A 14-inch laptop may be too small for you depending on it’s purpose. If you are a gamer, then yes, you may want to consider a 15.6-inch laptop or larger.
For travelling purposes, a 14-inch laptop is a great size. It’s not as small as a 13-inch, but less bulky than a 17-inch and is very lightweight.
If you find the 14-inch laptop to be too small for your liking, you may end up adding external equipment like a monitor or keyboard.
This will only add to the overall size where it can be too big.
Personally, I am a fan of the 15.6-inch laptop size, but it really depends on the intended use. Many people find the 14-inch laptop to be a perfect size for them.