Analysis of the 15-dw0051nf – Intel Core i3-8145U from hp.

Foreword

Latest release in the range hp, we’ve been running tests on15-dw0051nf…The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?

15-dw0051nf 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. An inexpensive computer such as 15-dw0051nf may seem to be the solution. 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 the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less than 4 years.
You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 15.6 inches size. No touch screen available on this model. A point that could be impeding, for some users,with this 15-dw0051nf if you have to work on the road.
However, the materials seem to be of good quality. An important parameter for those whose laptop is not a daily work tool but who wish to make it last for several years; hp thought it over carefully in this case.
The manufacturer offers a processor Intel Core i3-8145U; A mid-range orientation. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. Very clearly, with only 4 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. 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.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. If you want to have your holiday photos locally, you’ll soon reach the limit of 1128 Gb. 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 15-dw0051nf can work 8 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. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.

15-dw0051nf for videos?

hp presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the 15-dw0051nf; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. In short, this is a an unremarkable computer that is not comfortable with strictly multimedia use.
Equipped with a small screen size, 15.6 inches, it has a resolution format 1080×1920. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. Continuously over the course of a day’s work or movie viewing, you may feel tired; such a small screen means you have to concentrate more to see better. The main advantage linked to this size, on the other hand, is its overall weight: 1.82 kg that it will be easy to take anywhere.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this 15-dw0051nf. 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. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Intel Core i3-8145U that is several years old now. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
With Intel UHD 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. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
hp didn’t prioritize connectivity on this laptop. Indeed, it 15-dw0051nf has only 5 ports. Not enough to connect everything; you’ll have to choose.
It 15-dw0051nf is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. That’s only 8 hours of battery life you have at your disposal. 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.

15-dw0051nf the right choice for travelling connected ?

It 15-dw0051nf 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.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
With a weight of 1.82 Kg, it is easily transportable. It is one of the lightest in its class. It’s hard to have a large, lightweight laptop; the compromise is made according to your use. The 15.6 inches screen is barely enough to surf the internet or write e-mails.
Unfortunately, it is not 15-dw0051nf equipped with a touch screen as standard models. The constraint being then to always have the mouse in the computer bag. Another possibility is to use the trackpad on the keyboard.
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.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
Too bad for the processor Intel Core i3-8145U that equips this computer; it is one of the weakest of the moment and moreoverit consumes too much power.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. 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.
Reduce the risk of breakage when traveling with an OS installed on an SSD, and storing on a standard HD, this model provides a total of 1128 Gb of space. 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. The time it takes the laptop to start and leave the sleep mode is ultra-fast. And if you still need more storage, you’ll need to add an external drive, or take out a private cloud subscription.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. Equipped with a compact 15.6 inches screen, it is one of the smallest models of the moment.
It 15-dw0051nf provides only 5 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.
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not 15-dw0051nf really made for travelling.

15-dw0051nf the right choice for audio or video editing ?

Definitely not intended for audio and video editing. The weak point of this model is its processor, and its amount of memory. However, this does not prevent you from editing as long as you are patient and no other applications are launched. Here, both the processor and the general design of the model are obsolete. So use this laptop for simple tasks, otherwise you’ll reach the limits and very often you’ll have frozen screens .
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Intel Core i3-8145U that is almost obsolete. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 1128 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
Valuable flash memory via the SSD for fast program execution, and a standard disk for storing personal data. The storage size of 1128 Gb is one of the best on the market in this product range. It’s one of the best models on this point. You won’t have to worry about storage space for your audio and video creations. In extreme cases, you will still have the option of external storage via usb ports.
The autonomy of this 15-dw0051nf is of 8 hours in normal use; It’s not much, and it’s best to let it plugged in while you’re editing audio or video. On this point hp could have done much better.
On the connection side, the 15-dw0051nfi s equipped with USB 3 technology. 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 15-dw0051nf proposes a rather basic oriented use. However, it will be perfect for web browsing and word processing.

The 15-dw0051nf for online or local games.

It is now possible to use laptops for online or local gaming. Our tests have shown that yhis 15-dw0051nf wasn’t designed for video games. 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.
With only 1080×1920, this model is below standard ones. 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. 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.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.With 1128 Gb it 15-dw0051nfis below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
No 5GHZ network possible in wifi on 15-dw0051nf. Too bad, it could have been interesting.
On the practical transport side, this model is one of the lightest on the market, with 1.82 Kg.
One of the lowest battery life 8 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
In short, an average rendering that makes this 15-dw0051nf a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.

15-dw0051nf for office automation ?

Not really designed for office use, 15-dw0051nf it’s still a good product. In detail, here’s what’s going on.
Customary of this OS, hp has chosen as usual. It’s the latest version of Windows that’s running it.
Assuming that you will have to take this laptop to the office, on a trip, or any other travel, you will appreciate its weight. This model, with its 1.82 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
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.
This 15-dw0051nf eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
The storage of this model, 1128 Gb, is one of the smallest. If you are used to backing up everything locally, you will have to think about adding an external hard drive, because the hard drive 15-dw0051nfcan be quickly filled.
In short, the 15-dw0051nf is an average choice. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.

15-dw0051nf the right choice for the right use

The conclusion of the test 15-dw0051nf is that almost all its specifications are below the others. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
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