As a preamble to this test
Latest release in the range HP, we’ve been running tests onNotebook…The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
Notebook the right choice for surfing 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.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
A medium-sized, 15 inches-sized screen that you can slip into a computer bag and take with you on the go. A reasonable choice equips this model; the Intel Core i3-10110U. 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. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
Of all the computers available at the moment, this one is the laptop with the largest hard drive. Even if you think 1100 Gb is more than enough, it’s surprising to discover that it’s easy to fill a disc completely with photos, movies or games in a very short time. Here, HP provides with this Notebook a laptop that will allow you to watch all your films locally for a long time.
Last point concerning the autonomy of 5 hours: A time of freedom that you will have to take into account and keep the power kit not too far away. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. In other words, you will have to keep this Notebook most of the time connected to the power cable.
Notebook the right choice for watching movies ?
The Notebook will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. You will benefit from an unparalleled comfort of use. We discovered through the tests we put it to, that it is one of the best on the market. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
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. And in film display mode, you’ll have excellent visual quality with bright, realistic images. Clearly, big enough to tire your eyes when watching movies, but also rather light (2.2 kg) when you have to carry it.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
For the sound part, the Notebook is equipped with a correct sound card and 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. 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. This will result in fluid video and audio sessions.
Equipped with the Intel HD Graphics graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. 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. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
Nothing is more unpleasant than a computer that shuts down before the end of the film because of batteries of poor autonomy. That’s only 5 hours of battery life you have at your disposal. 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.
The Notebook- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
It Notebook is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. At least that’s what we find out a priori. 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.
It is one of the heaviest laptops in its class, with 2.2 Kg. Every transport is painful. If you use it on your lap, you will find that it is cumbersome. The main cause is due to the size of the screen. One of the reasons is its 15 inches screen.
No backlit keyboard on this Notebook. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
A processor Intel Core i3-10110Uthat allows this computer to be equivalent to other laptops in terms of power and power consumption.
However,you’ll have to decrease the manufacturer’s data concerning the autonomy figures given for this Notebook. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
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. This double disk technology allows to record the operating system on the principle of the usb key, and to store personal data on a standard disk but more resistant in time. 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. If you still run out of space, all you need to do is buy an external drive.
Even if a portable laptop stays at the hotel 80% of the time, it is relevant to have a screen that is not too big so as not to be disturbed, but big enough to enjoy the image. The Notebook is a fair alternative with iis 15 inches.
On the connector side, it Notebook has 3 ports. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
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.
Notebook the right choice for audio or video editing ?
If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. Clearly, this Notebookcorresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, HP has designed an interesting product. 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.
Generally speaking, for occasional use, the choice of processor Intel Core i3-10110U makes it possible. 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.
Valuable flash memory via the SSD for fast program execution, and a standard disk for storing personal data. It offers a total available storage space of 1 1100 Gb, the best available. It’s one of the best models on this point. In case you need an additional external storage drive, no problem with a connection to external media. 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). Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. Maybe the next model will be better off.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Notebook receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
By choosing this Notebook, know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. Perfectly designed for audio video use. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
The Notebook for online or local games.
Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. The tests we ran showed that the choices of HP in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. The 1100 Gb of Notebook can still be used by a large number of players in the case of locally installed games.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 15 inches size.
One of the lowest battery life 5 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
It Notebook is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
The Notebook for office automation.
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. ThisNotebook is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
HP has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
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. Note that with its 2.2 Kg it is one of the heaviest.
Key spacing will be important for office use. 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. 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.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
The Notebook in conclusion
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.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– travel use
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
– playing video games
In summary, we advise this model for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– office tasks