Analysis of the Pavilion 14-ce0090TX – Core i5-8250U from HP.

In presentation

Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.We’ve put this Pavilion 14-ce0090TX through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.

Pavilion 14-ce0090TX the right choice for surfing the internet?

We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. An inexpensive computer such as Pavilion 14-ce0090TX may seem to be the solution. The material used by HP are of average quality and the components have characteristics that are already dating. In other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
With a 14 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. With a processor Core i5-8250U, HP offers an already outdated technology. 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. Very clearly, with only 8 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. Chances are you’ll have to add some memory over time. Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. With only 1128 Gb, HP considers that you won’t need to store too many files locally, and that you’ll rather do it on a public cloud. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
Last point concerning the autonomy of 8 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. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the Pavilion 14-ce0090TX is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.

The Pavilion 14-ce0090TX- the right model for streaming and videos ?

With this laptop, HP offers a product oriented toward general use. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this Pavilion 14-ce0090TX is to be classified as entry-level: not exceptional, but on the other hand, not expensive. In short, this is a an unremarkable computer that is not comfortable with strictly multimedia use.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 14, in 1920×1080, and a good quality of colours. The colours are faithful, warm enough, and the contrasts allow a high level of detail. The only criticism that could be drawn is its size, which makes it a small device compared to other competing models at the same price; over a whole day, it can tire the eyes. The big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 1.6 kilogram.
Glossy screens are best suited to the indoor environment. Pavilion 14-ce0090TX will be ideal for movies, photos and games in a dark or half light environment because you will have the means to control light intensity. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
On the sound side, it Pavilion 14-ce0090TX has good components: board and integrated speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. 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 i5-8250U, which today is rather light for this kind of use. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
Equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Few possibilities will be offered to you for the connection part. Indeed, it Pavilion 14-ce0090TX has only 3 ports. You will have to choose which items to plug in first, as there is no room for all your peripherals.
It Pavilion 14-ce0090TX is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. 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. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.

Pavilion 14-ce0090TX the right choice for travelling connected ?

It Pavilion 14-ce0090TX 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.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It is one of the lightest in this category. It’s hard to have a large, lightweight laptop; the compromise is made according to your use. A 14 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
The backlit keyboard decided by HP for this model was not Pavilion 14-ce0090TX really necessary, but it will be useful if you work in a dimly lit plane, taxi or subway. In addition, the materials used are of good quality.
The glossy slab offers better viewing comfort than the previous model. A beautiful screen and quality images. On the other hand, this last characteristic will be less interesting for outdoor use because of the sun reflections that will occur.
This model does not have a matt or anti-reflective tile. It would have allowed a better use of this model outdoors.
Here this laptop is not very powerful because of its processor Core i5-8250U; it’s inferior to the competition, and it’s not very good in terms of energy consumption.
The result is a poorer autonomy. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
With 8 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
Thought for faster booting and calculations, and storage, this laptop has 2 hard disks; one type SSD, accompanied by another standard, of 1128 Gb in total. The main advantage of this disc mix is that the SSD contains fewer moving parts, and is faster, and that the standard disc allows more recording-erasing phases. This reduces the noise caused by the movement of the read/write heads of the standard disk and preserves the storage capacity. For those who want more space, you will then have the option of a cloud account.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. Its 14 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
The connector part is less well supplied, with only 3 possibilities. Currently on all available models, it is the laptop that has the poorest equipment.
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…
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this Pavilion 14-ce0090TX for travel use.

The Pavilion 14-ce0090TX- the right model for audio or video editing ?

Not really designed for video editing or music. This type of use requires power and memory, which this model lacks. Of course you could still use it for this, but you will find that the result is too tight. Here, both the processor and the general design of the model are obsolete. It will be more suitable for word processing and Internet browsing, and as soon as you try to run applications in parallel, you will have frozen screens and a rise in computer temperature, whose processor will quickly reach its operating limits.
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 i5-8250U that is almost obsolete. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
With dual technology, with a standard hard disk and an SSD, you will be assured of good storage capacity. Here, the laptop advantageously has a good space of storage. This model offers the best possibilities with a storage space of 1128 Gb. It is one of the top of the range for this parameter. 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.
The autonomy of this Pavilion 14-ce0090TX is of 8 hours in normal use; This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. Maybe the next model will be better off.
On the connection side, the Pavilion 14-ce0090TXi 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. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
In the end, it is a product not allowing audio and video editing. You can use it for word processing or web browsing.

The Pavilion 14-ce0090TX- the right model to play with?

It is now possible to use laptops for online or local gaming. Our tests have shown that yhis Pavilion 14-ce0090TX 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.
This laptop has a resolution in 1920×1080, which is one of the poorest existing today. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Our tests have shown that for HP this computer is not intended for playing video games. 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.1128 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
For the Wi-Fi technology, HP, has done little more than standard i.e. without the 5GHz wireless band. You will need to use the ethernet port to access broadband.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.6 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
For autonomy, 8 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this Pavilion 14-ce0090TX one. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.

The Pavilion 14-ce0090TX for office automation.

In case your unique and main everyday use is a tool for office automation, HP may have put a rather low computer on the market. Review of the details for this new laptop.
Customary of this OS, HP has chosen as usual. It’s Windows 10 Home 64, last generation.
Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. This model, with its 1.6 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
No anti-reflective treatment on this Pavilion 14-ce0090TX. Testing the lamp next to the screen can affect the quality of work in office use. For bright areas, they are clearly cut out, the colours are intense, with a high degree of brightness and image sharpness.
Another interesting feature is the backlit keyboard option, which allows you to work in half light.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 1128 Gb. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
In short, the Pavilion 14-ce0090TX 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 Pavilion 14-ce0090TX – in summary

This Pavilion 14-ce0090TX will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
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