Analysis of the 53010GVA – Core i5 1.6 GHz from HUAWEI.

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Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.We’ve put this 53010GVA through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.

53010GVA adapted to surf the internet?

If your need for a laptop comes down to surfing the web, whether on e-commerce or information sites, and to making a few tables in excel, you could be satisfied with this 53010GVA. With this 53010GVA, the company wanted to design a very basic model. The material used by HUAWEI are of average quality and the components have characteristics that are already dating. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
With a 15.6 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. It 53010GVA comes standard with a touch screen; one more argument if you are not a regular mouse user, or if you don’t have a space available. The overall design is of quality and is made to last. A product made to last a long time. Solid visible parts (the hull, the keyboard,…) and almost last generation internal components have been chosen by HUAWEI with a lot of care.
The manufacturer offers a processor Core i5 1.6 GHz; A mid-range orientation. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. 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 53010GVA is a fair one. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the 53010GVA, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.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. With only 256 Gb, HUAWEI 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 53010GVA can work 7 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. 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.

53010GVA for videos?

HUAWEI 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 53010GVA; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. In other words, a computer dedicated to « classic » uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
Equipped with a small screen size, 15.6 inches, it has a resolution format 1920×1080. Nevertheless, the colours remain beautiful, with detailed contrasts in the images. 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. However, this computer has a criteria that will interest some nomadic users, the weight; here it weighs only 1.9 kg, partly thanks to its small screen size.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
For the sound part, the 53010GVA 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 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.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Core i5 1.6 GHz is now outdated. 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.
You will do what you want for the applications, as it is not HUAWEI installed by default. Only the operating system is installed. This is a Windows 10 Famille on which you can install the software you need. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
With Intel HD 620 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.
Connectivity is unlikely to be a priority for HUAWEI. Indeed, it 53010GVA has only 3 ports. It’s a little tight for you to plug everything in at once.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this 53010GVA may not be suitable. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.

53010GVA the right choice for travelling connected ?

Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. This seems to be the issue that the HUAWEI didn’t really take into account in the design of this 53010GVA. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
Its weight of 1.9 Kg makes it easy to move. It is one of the lightest in this category. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. The 15.6 inches screen is barely enough to surf the internet or write e-mails.
The touch screen is present on the 53010GVA, which gives you the possibility to avoid using the mouse. Always convenient, the operating mode is as simple as on your smartphone. The accuracy of touch in navigation is without problem.
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.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
With the installation of the processor Core i5 1.6 GHz, the power consumption is rather important.
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.
Unfortunately for the specifications of the batteries will only allow 7 hours of availability, one of the lowest at the moment.
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. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. 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.For those who will need more space, this 53010GVA will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. Its 15.6 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
The manufacturer offers only a few connection options, with only 3 connectors. This makes it one of the least well equipped models currently.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not 53010GVA really made for travelling.

The 53010GVA- the right model 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. Note that this model is not of the latest generation. In short, prefer a model that will be a little more expensive, but much more efficient.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Core i5 1.6 GHz that is almost obsolete. 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.
The designers of HUAWEI have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. 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. Here with 256 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
The autonomy of this 53010GVA is of 7 hours in normal use; Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. On this point HUAWEI could have done much better.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it 53010GVA receives the USB3 connection. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. 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.
In the end, it is a product not allowing audio and video editing. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.

The 53010GVA- the right model to play with?

Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. Our tests have shown that yhis 53010GVA wasn’t designed for video games. The HUAWEI technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
With only 1920×1080, this model is below standard ones. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. 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.
Since HUAWEI has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.256 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
For the Wi-Fi technology, HUAWEI, has done little more than standard i.e. without the 5GHz wireless band. Too bad, it could have been interesting.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.9 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 7 hours available.
In the end, we do not recommend this 53010GVA for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.

The 53010GVA for office automation.

This product could wrongly make you think that this is what you need. Review of the details for this new laptop.
HUAWEI has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s Windows 10 Famille, last generation.
This laptop is mainly for office use and will require some work on your side of things. You will have to download the applications you need, which implyies for some software a slight increase in the overall cost.
Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. This model weighs 1.9 Kg, which is the best at the moment.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
The storage of this model, 256 Gb, is one of the smallest. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
Simply put, it’s not 53010GVA the best choice for office use. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.

53010GVA the right choice for the right use

In the end, our analysis will have shown that it 53010GVA is disappointing whatever the uses. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks