Analysis of the Pavilion 14-ce0090TX – Core i5-8250U from HP.

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Experienced users do not have the same needs as beginners. You are looking for a laptop and you hesitate between several models.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
The detail of our analysis in this article.

Pavilion 14-ce0090TX adapted to surf the internet?

We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. This Pavilion 14-ce0090TX is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by HP; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. In other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
With a 14 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Core i5-8250U. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. With less than a 8 Gb of RAM, it Pavilion 14-ce0090TX is a fair one. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the Pavilion 14-ce0090TX, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. With only 1128 Gb, HP considers that you won’t need to store too many files locally, and that you’ll rather do it on a public cloud. Not prohibitive in your daily use, but annoying; If you are used to consuming space, think about having a large USB key or external hard drive near you.
Last point about the autonomy. the Pavilion 14-ce0090TX can work 8 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. Batteries store little energy, and the computer consumes a lot of energy when it is used. In other words, you will have to keep this Pavilion 14-ce0090TX most of the time connected to the power cable.

The Pavilion 14-ce0090TX- the right model for streaming and videos ?

HP presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this Pavilion 14-ce0090TX is to be classified as entry-level: not exceptional, but on the other hand, not expensive. In other words, a computer dedicated to “classic” uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
As for the screen, it is a model of reduced size, 14 inches, with a 1920×1080. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. The only criticism that could be drawn is its size, which makes it a small device compared to other competing models at the same price; over a whole day, it can tire the eyes. The big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 1.6 kilogram.
Like the majority of the laptops screen on the market, this model is equipped with the glossy finish.  Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this Pavilion 14-ce0090TX. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Pavilion 14-ce0090TX. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Core i5-8250U, which today is rather light for this kind of use. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
With NVIDIA GeForce MX150, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
HP didn’t prioritize connectivity on this laptop. The Pavilion 14-ce0090TX only 3 ports only provides you with ports. Not enough to connect everything; you’ll have to choose.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this Pavilion 14-ce0090TX may not be suitable. Indeed, with 8 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. Before the end of some movies in long version, you will have to put the power cable back on, otherwise this laptop will turn itself off. In other words, do not rely too much on performance and prefer to use this device always connected to electricity.

Is Pavilion 14-ce0090TX planned for travelling ?

It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Pavilion 14-ce0090TX to be easily carried around. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model HP. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It is one of the lightest in this category. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. A 14 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
The keypad Pavilion 14-ce0090TX is equipped with backlighting. And our test – in the secretary-like way (thus intensive) – showed that it was of good quality.
The glossy slab offers better viewing comfort than the previous model. The rendering on screen is good. On the other hand, this shiny slab can be a nuisance in brightly lit areas.
No anti-reflective tile is provided on this model. Also, you will avoid using this laptop outdoors or with too much light.
With the installation of the processor Core i5-8250U, the power consumption is rather important.
Note that like all manufacturers, HP is optimistic about the autonomy of this Pavilion 14-ce0090TX. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 8 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
Thought for faster booting and calculations, and storage, this laptop has 2 hard disks; one type SSD, accompanied by another standard, of 1128 Gb in total. The SSD for speed and lightness, and the standard disk for storing personal data (photos, music and your movie collection). This reduces the noise caused by the movement of the read/write heads of the standard disk and preserves the storage capacity. And if you still need more storage, you’ll need to add an external drive, or take out a private cloud subscription.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. With a screen of 14 inches and an ultra light weight, it is one of the best in its category.
It Pavilion 14-ce0090TX provides only 3 connectors. Currently on all available models, it is the laptop that has the poorest equipment.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this Pavilion 14-ce0090TX for travel use.

The Pavilion 14-ce0090TX for audio or video editing ?

Not really designed for video editing or music. This type of use requires power and memory, which this model lacks. Of course you could still use it for this, but you will find that the result is too tight. Note that this model is not of the latest generation. So use this laptop for simple tasks, otherwise you’ll reach the limits and very often you’ll have frozen screens .
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Core i5-8250U that is almost obsolete. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
For audio and video editing use, it is interesting to have a laptop combining hard drive and SSD; hard drive for large storage capacity, SSD for fast flash memory. It offers a total available storage space of 1 1128 Gb, the best available. HP offers a computer among the best in its category. Even if a few minutes of personal video takes up a lot of space, you won’t have to worry about it on this computer. In extreme cases, you will still have the option of external storage via usb ports.
With 8 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. With most competitors on the market, this figure is better.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Pavilion 14-ce0090TX receives the USB3 connection. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. 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.
As you will have understood, it Pavilion 14-ce0090TX proposes a rather basic oriented use. However, it will be perfect for web browsing and word processing.

Pavilion 14-ce0090TX for video games?

Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this Pavilion 14-ce0090TX, it may be better to go to other models. The main causes are related to a lack of homogeneity in the choice of the graphics chip, associated with the processor, the screen and the cooling level of the laptop.
Provided with a resolution of 1920×1080, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Since HP has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
When it comes to disk space, this computer ranks low.1128 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
For those who want high speed wifi internet you will be quickly limited with this model which does not have the 5Ghz techno. We would have liked it to be one of the available options.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.6 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
One of the lowest battery life 8 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this Pavilion 14-ce0090TX one. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.

Pavilion 14-ce0090TX the right choice for office automation ?

This product could wrongly make you think that this is what you need. Review of the details for this new laptop.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It’s Windows 10 Home 64, last generation.
One of the big advantages of a laptop is naturally its ability to follow you when you’re on the move. This model weighs 1.6 Kg, which is the best at the moment.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
No anti-reflective treatment on this Pavilion 14-ce0090TX. However, if you work all day on text or spreadsheets, a matte screen would be preferable. As far as the colour palette is concerned, it is well balanced even if they are less faithful than the colours your TV set gives you.
Another interesting feature is the backlit keyboard option, which allows you to work in half light.
The storage of this model, 1128 Gb, is one of the smallest. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
In short, the Pavilion 14-ce0090TX is an average choice. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.

Pavilion 14-ce0090TX the right choice for the right use

In the end, our analysis will have shown that it Pavilion 14-ce0090TX is disappointing whatever the uses. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks