A laptop designed for audio-visual editing : HP 15-dw0009nf Argent – Core i3-7020U

Foreword

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.So we ran tests on HP 15-dw0009nf Argent to find out what it was worth.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.

15-dw0009nf Argent adapted to surf the internet?

What you expect from a mobile phone is that it allows you to surf the Web, and possibly allow you to write e-mails, do calculations in a spreadsheet or word processor. With this 15-dw0009nf Argent, the company wanted to design a very basic model. 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.
The screen is quite large, with 15 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. The manufacturer offers a processor Core i3-7020U; A mid-range orientation. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. With less than a 4 Gb of RAM, it 15-dw0009nf Argent is a fair one. Chances are you’ll have to add some memory over time. In terms of memory, you will be assured of having a machine that is more fluid.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. For those who regularly work on a public or private cloud, the available 256 gigabytes will be enough. 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.
In conclusion, for a web use, know that this model has an autonomy of 7 hours. 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.

15-dw0009nf Argent the right choice for watching movies ?

This 15-dw0009nf Argent is a sensible option for anyone who will use it for watching movies and listening 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.
For this model, HP thought big. A 15 inches screen, and a resolution of 1366×768 make it one of the great products available on the market at the moment. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
One of the disadvantages of this size, however, is the overall weight: 1.8 kg that will have to be transported.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. 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.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this 15-dw0009nf Argent. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Core i3-7020U, which today is rather light for this kind of use. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
You will do what you want for the applications, as it is not HP installed by default. The operating system and that’s it. This is a Windows 10 that allows you to add the free or paid software you want. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
With Intel HD Graphics 620, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 4 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.
In the connectivity part, you have 3 ports available. About the average compared to the competition.You will need to prioritize the devices you want to connect, as they will not all fit at the same time.
Either it’s something you’re going to use while travelling or on the go, or you’re between your office and the living room.HP promises 7hours 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.

15-dw0009nf Argent compatible with on the move use ?

It 15-dw0009nf Argent 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 15-dw0009nf Argent is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 1.8 Kg. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. With its 15 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
No backlit keyboard on this 15-dw0009nf Argent. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. The screen shows an interesting result.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
CPU Core i3-7020U power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
Regarding the autonomy of this laptop, you will have 7 hours before having to reconnect; that is to say one of the best csore on the market.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 256 Gb. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.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 taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. 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 15-dw0009nf Argent allows multiple connections. It is in the average of what is done on competing models.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this 15-dw0009nf Argent on holiday.

The 15-dw0009nf Argent to make audio or video editing. 

The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. Clearly, this 15-dw0009nf Argentcorresponds 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.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Core i3-7020U does best. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 256 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, HP made the choice to put only one SSD. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The 15-dw0009nf Argent has only got one, with total 256 Gb storage for your movies and music. 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 7 hours of autonomy at your disposal. This is the best on the market today.
For the connector part, the 15-dw0009nf Argenthas the USB3 format. 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.
With the 15-dw0009nf Argent, you’re moving towards a very good product. Perfectly designed for audio video use. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
This is a good product to start doing audio-visual editing. 

The 15-dw0009nf Argent for online or local games.

It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. With this 15-dw0009nf Argent, it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. The HP technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
Provided with a resolution of 1366×768, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
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. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
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.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.With 256 Gb it 15-dw0009nf Argentis below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.8 Kg and 15 inches), comparable to most similar products.
An excellent autonomy of 7 hours, will allow you to play almost anywhere.
In the end, we do not recommend this 15-dw0009nf Argent for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.

15-dw0009nf Argent the right choice for office automation ?

Not really designed for office use, 15-dw0009nf Argent it’s still a good product. Here are the main reasons.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. No applications pre-installed, one would expect more from. HP in this product line. It is one of the laptops available in the range. In short, an average laptop with 1.8 Kg that can be carried on holiday or to the office.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
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. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
In short, the 15-dw0009nf Argent is an average choice. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.

The 15-dw0009nf Argent in conclusion

The conclusion of the test 15-dw0009nf Argent is that almost all its specifications are below the others. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– web browsing
– travel use
– playing video games
– office tasks
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– listening to music and watching videos
In summary, we advise this model for :
– making audio and video editing

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