A laptop made for audio video editing: HP 15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris – Core i5-1035G1

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Latest release in the range HP, we’ve been running tests on 15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris…Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.To make the choice easier, we have judged this HP 15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris according to what you are going to do with it.
The detail of our analysis in this article.

15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris to surf the Internet?

Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
That’s the direction taken by HP with this 15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
The screen is quite large, with 15 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. A reasonable choice equips this model; the Core i5-1035G1. Considering that the components evolve very quickly, HP offers a laptop of good quality that will remain a good choice over several years. Contrary to a video editing style use that requires computing power, this model is correct for surfing the internet; a use that does not require too much computing power. Having 8 Gb of RAM, 15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris is a laptop in the average. If needed you can add more, thanks to the extra slots inside.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. By offering only 256 Gb, this 15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris is one of the smallest in its category. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
Finally, thanks to an autonomy of 9 hours, you will have enough time to browse the web in Internet browsing mode with active Wifi. HP is among the best in terms of duration in only battery mode. Incidentally, you will have all the more pleasure to use it for a long time because of its very pleasant screen.

15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris for videos?

This 15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. The model has sufficient basic equipment for this purpose.
It is sometimes complicated to choose among all the laptops, which ones are specifically designed for this type of use; this section is made to identify if this model is made for you.
HP presents this model in a large size version. A 15 inches screen, and a resolution of 1366×768 make it one of the great products available on the market at the moment. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 1.7 kg, partly because of the screen size.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
On the sound side, it 15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris has good components: board and integrated speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
The 15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris has a processor Core i5-1035G1, a little more powerful than average, compared to those dedicated to office automation. Although it is in the middle of the range, this processor will be able to evolve according to your future needs, and in the immediate future will allow a good compatibility with all your peripherals. So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
On the application side, HP chose to let you do it. Only the operating system is installed. This is a Windows 10 on which you can install the software you need. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel UHD Graphics 620, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
For connectivity, you will have 3 ports. In the norm compared to most other computers in the competition.You will need to prioritize the devices you want to connect, as they will not all fit at the same time.
As for the batteries, you could almost replace your TV set with this 15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris one. HP promises 9hours of battery life; it’s the best on the market right now.Your viewing will not be abruptly stopped in the middle of your movie, Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.

The 15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris to use while travelling.

It 15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model HP. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
It 15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 1.7 Kg. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. With its 15 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
No backlit keyboard on this 15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris. Not really necessary.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The screen shows an interesting result.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
With its processor Core i5-1035G1, this laptop has a power consumption in the average of the others.
The manufacturer estimates a possible range that you can reduce. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
With this laptop and its autonomy of 9 hours, you have in fact one of the best models of the moment.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 256 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. You will limit transport as much as possible because of its bulk. Indeed, because of its size, 15 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
With 3 connectors, this 15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris allows multiple connections. This is roughly equivalent to what the competition is offering.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this 15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris on holiday.

The 15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris- the right model for audio or video editing ?

For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. With this 15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris, you can be sure you have the right machine. Since the last generation designed by HP, there have been many improvements on the components. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Core i5-1035G1 of this laptop is within the market average. Having 8 Gb of RAM, the rendering speed is sufficient for image processing. All the applications you’ll need to get started are available. If you decide to install pro applications, you may need to add more memory or you may experience performance degradation.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. Here with 256 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
The interest of the laptop is to be able to be used in unplugged mode. Being only on batteries, you have 9 hours of autonomy at your disposal. As a reminder, with such a powerful laptop, it’s hard to do much better HP.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it 15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
It 15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris is consequently well designed for this type of use. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And at a price that is well ranked.
This is a good product to start doing audio-visual editing. 

15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris the right choice to play online?

Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. Our tests have shown that yhis 15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris wasn’t designed for video games. The HP technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
With only 1366×768, this model is below standard ones. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
The graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620 card and processor Core i5-1035G1 will be sufficient to fill your screen. Of course, there are much better ones, but with the processor Core i5-1035G1’s computing power, the image recreated in terms of colorimetry and fluidity are of good quality.
During the tests we ran on this laptop, the components used by the brand’s engineers proved that they could hold the load.
HP like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 256 Gb.
For online gaming, it 15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris has high quality Wi-Fi. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
With a weight 1.7 Kg and a screen size of 15 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
With an autonomy of 9 hours, it’s better than the competition.
In short, an average rendering that makes this 15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.

Is the 15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris adapted to office automation ?

In case your unique and main everyday use is a tool for office automation, HP may have put a rather low computer on the market. Review of the details for this new laptop.
Customary of this OS, HP has chosen as usual. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. You will have to download the applications you need, which implyies for some software a slight increase in the overall cost.
Neither too heavy nor too light. Average weight, with 1.7 Kg.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 256 Gb. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
Simply put, it’s not 15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris the best choice for office use. For the same price you will find more suitable and more powerful models.

The 15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris – in summary

The conclusion of the test 15s-fq1003nf Argent/Gris is that almost all its specifications are below the others. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– travel use
– playing video games
– office tasks
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– making audio and video editing