As a preamble to this test
Latest release in the range HP, we’ve been running tests onNotebook…What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Notebook to surf the Internet?
Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.To be able to perform regular tasks that will not deteriorate over time.
It is in this spirit that HP has developed this Notebook.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 15 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. A reasonable choice equips this model; the Intel Core i3-10110U. Indeed, the power it delivers is interesting, even if it is not the latest generation of component. 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. With 8 Gb of RAM, it Notebookis a good product. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
Of all the computers available at the moment, this one is the laptop with the largest hard drive. You’ll actually have plenty of space to store files and video locally on the 1100 Gb provided. In case you would have to do without any internet connection, this size of space can be interesting.
Last point about the autonomy. the Notebook can work 5 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the Notebook is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
Is Notebook okay to watch videos ?
High quality, the engineers of HP have chosen to make this Notebook the top of the range for leisure uses: movies, music, photos. You will benefit from an unparalleled comfort of use. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
The computer proposed by HPis of average size. With its 15 inches and resolution of 1920×1080, it can be suitable for a lot of uses including watching films. The rendered image is well detailed, with a bright and vivid rendering. In conclusion, it is a well-balanced product that allows the films to be viewed correctly; and with a contained weight of 2.2 kg, it is easily transportable.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. 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. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
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 Notebook has good components: board and integrated speakers. 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 the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
The Notebook has a processor Intel Core i3-10110U, a little more powerful than average, compared to those dedicated to office automation. With this, you are sure to have a scalable product (if needed), and that will fit perfectly with your peripherals (speakers, video projectors, etc…). So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
With Intel HD Graphics, 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. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 3 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this Notebook may not be suitable. With its autonomy of 5 hours, don’t expect to do a movie marathon. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. In other words, do not rely too much on performance and prefer to use this device always connected to electricity.
Is Notebook planned for travelling ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Notebook to be easily carried around. This seems to be the issue that the HP didn’t really take into account in the design of this Notebook. 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.
This is one of the heaviest models compared to the competition: 2.2 Kg. It’s complicated when you have to transport it. For a laptop it”s bulky to move. The weight is mainly related to the size of the screen. One of the causes of its weight is related to the size of his 15 inches screen.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
By equipping this model with a processorIntel Core i3-10110U, the manufacturer is on a par with most of its competitors; it is in the average range and it allows a contained power consumption.
However,you’ll have to decrease the manufacturer’s data concerning the autonomy figures given for this Notebook. Rather count on 70% of this value in standard use; the more you use the processor, the lower the figure will be.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 5 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 1100 Gb in total. The SSD for speed and lightness, and the standard disk for storing personal data (photos, music and your movie collection). With an absence of moving mechanical parts on the OS and startup part, it means less risk in terms of fragility and generated heat that can cause the laptop to fail. For those who want more space, you will then have the option of a cloud account.
With this model, HP definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. Because of its size, 15 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
On the connector side, it Notebook has 3 ports. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
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 Notebook on holiday.
The Notebook for audio or video editing ?
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. With this Notebook, you can be sure you have the right machine. Since the last generation designed by HP, there have been many improvements on the components. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 system.
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Intel Core i3-10110U of this laptop is within the market average. Having 8 Gb of RAM, the rendering speed is sufficient for image processing. This model comes with a pre-installed software suite by default. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more 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. Here, the laptop advantageously has a good space of storage. This model offers the best possibilities with a storage space of 1100 Gb. It’s one of the best models on this point. 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. And if necessary, via its USB port, you can transfer files at high speed to external drives.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (5 hours). This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. On this point HP could have done much better.
For the connector part, the Notebookhas the USB3 format. 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 Notebook is consequently well designed for this type of use. Perfectly designed for audio video use. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
The Notebook- the right model to play with?
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. And this Notebook is one of the average laptops you can play with. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. With 1100 Gb of available space, you will be able to store your backups, music and movies.
For online gaming, it Notebook has high quality Wi-Fi. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
You will limit your travels with this laptop; the cause? Its weight of 2.2 Kg which makes it one of the biggest on the market.
One of the lowest battery life 5 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
In conclusion, it Notebook is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
Is the Notebook adapted to office automation ?
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. This Notebook is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. In this case, it is Windows 10.
It Notebook is not designed to be transported, but it will do the job in the case of an exclusively fixed use, and little displacement. This model weighs 2.2 Kg, making it one of the heavyweight.
This computer was really designed for office use. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
Regarding the size of the hard disk, it has 1100 Gb.That gives you a little time before you have to find another data storage area.
In conclusion, the Notebook is an excellent choice for office use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
What about the Notebook ?
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. The Notebook’ is average but will do the job very well.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– travel use
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
– playing video games
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– office tasks