As an introduction to this analysis
Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Your computer will not be limited to technical specifications, so we have built a test plan according to the use you will make of it.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
15s-fq1036nf Argent – SSD compatible with internet use?
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 15s-fq1036nf Argent – SSD, the company wanted to design a very basic model. HP is a manufacturer that has been offering laptops for several years now, but for this laptop they have used lower quality components. In other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
It’s a big screen that you have: 15 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. The manufacturer has chosen to equip this model with a processor Core i3-1005G1. HP basic idea that you’re not going to put too much strain on that laptop. 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. The lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 4 Gb of memory. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. 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. By offering only 256 Gb, this 15s-fq1036nf Argent – SSD is one of the smallest in its category. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
Finally, an important point for a laptop: autonomy; here you will have 5 hours of freedom before you have to plug it back into the socket. With this laptop 15s-fq1036nf Argent – SSD it will therefore be necessary to always keep the power cable within easy reach. It would be more interesting for the same price, to buy a desktop or a tablet, more powerful on the part autonomy and web surfing.
The 15s-fq1036nf Argent – SSD- the right model for streaming and videos ?
HP has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this 15s-fq1036nf Argent – SSD is to be classified as entry-level: not exceptional, but on the other hand, not expensive. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
For this model, HP thought big. Large by size, with 15 inches and a high resolution of 1366×768. 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.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 1.7 kg, partly because of the 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. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
On the sound side, it 15s-fq1036nf Argent – SSD has good components: board and integrated speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. 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.
This 15s-fq1036nf Argent – SSD, equipped with a processor Core i3-1005G1, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. With this, you are sure to have a scalable product (if needed), and that will fit perfectly with your peripherals (speakers, video projectors, etc…). This will result in fluid video and audio sessions.
You will do what you want for the applications, as it is not HP installed by default. There’s only the operating system. This is a Windows 10 that allows you to add the free or paid software you want. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
Equipped with the Intel UHD G1 graphic card, and with 4 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.
On the connectivity side, you will have 3 ports. About the average compared to the competition.Between, the speakers, the mouse, and the external hard drive you will have little possibility to add many more peripherals.
As for battery life, it 15s-fq1036nf Argent – SSD can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. You have 5 hours of autonomy in unplugged mode, which is in the average.
Is 15s-fq1036nf Argent – SSD planned for travelling ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. At least that’s what we find out a priori. 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.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
It 15s-fq1036nf Argent – SSD is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 1.7 Kg. It is easy to carry even if you prefer the ultra slim models of the competition. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. Its weight is a disadvantage, but the15 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
No backlit keyboard on this 15s-fq1036nf Argent – SSD. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The viewing is up to the mark.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
With its processor Core i3-1005G1, this laptop has a power consumption in the average of the others.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by HP must be reduced. It is unlikely that you will reach manufacturer’s figures; rather, consider 70-80% at best.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 5 hours before the breakdown.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 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 no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. 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 15s-fq1036nf Argent – SSD allows multiple connections. This is roughly equivalent to what the competition is offering.
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 15s-fq1036nf Argent – SSD for travel use.
The 15s-fq1036nf Argent – SSD 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. With this 15s-fq1036nf Argent – SSD, you can be sure you have the right machine. With these components, HP puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. 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.
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Core i3-1005G1 of this laptop is within the market average. Having 4 Gb de ram, it is good and powerful enough. This model comes with a pre-installed software suite by default. And in case you want to go further, you will be able to do so provided you add a bit of memory.
The designers of HP have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. The 15s-fq1036nf Argent – SSD allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 256 Gb. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
In terms of autonomy,the HPkept it simple. The available battery life is of 5 hours in standard conditions of use, which means keeping the charger close at hand because the audio-visual assembly consumes a lot of power. However, it’s still a decent average range.
For the connector part, the 15s-fq1036nf Argent – SSDhas 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 15s-fq1036nf Argent – SSD, you’re moving towards a very good product. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. And for the right price/quality ratio.
15s-fq1036nf Argent – SSD the right choice to play online?
It is now possible to use laptops for online or local gaming. Our tests have shown that yhis 15s-fq1036nf Argent – SSD wasn’t designed for video games. Clearly, HP has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
This laptop has a resolution in 1366×768, 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. 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 An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.With 256 Gb it 15s-fq1036nf Argent – SSDis 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. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.7 Kg and 15 inches), comparable to most similar products.
Please note that with an autonomy of 5 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
In the end, we do not recommend this 15s-fq1036nf Argent – SSD for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. But it can be a good choice for office functions.
15s-fq1036nf Argent – SSD the right choice 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. Here are the main reasons.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
This laptop is mainly for office use and will require some work on your side of things. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. It is one of the laptops available in the range. Its weight of 1.7 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
Key spacing will be important for office use. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
With only 256 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
In short, the 15s-fq1036nf Argent – SSD is an average choice. For the same price you will find more suitable and more powerful models.
What about the 15s-fq1036nf Argent – SSD ?
In the end, our analysis will have shown that it 15s-fq1036nf Argent – SSD 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.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– playing video games
– office tasks
In summary, we advise this model for :
– making audio and video editing