As an introduction to this analysis
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.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
Notebook enough for internet use?
Considering that your use of a computer is simple (surfing the internet, writing e-mails and/or letters, doing calculations on an Excel spreadsheet), it is important to focus on a laptop that is both of high quality and strong enough to last over time.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
It is to respond to this type of need that HSW has developed this Notebook.A well-made laptop that positions itself as mid-range compared to its competitors and because of its price. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 10 inches size. The manufacturer offers a processor Intel Atom x5-E8000; A mid-range orientation. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. 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. The lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 4 Gb of memory. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the Notebook, 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.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. By offering only 128 Gb, this Notebook 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 7 hours of freedom before you have to plug it back into the socket. It is in the average range of what is done with today’s battery technology. 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 Notebook- the right model for streaming and videos ?
This Notebook is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. Not the best, however it is one of the models existing in a tight price range.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
Equipped with a small screen size, 10 inches, it has a resolution format 1280×800. 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. However, this computer has a criteria that will interest some nomadic users, the weight; here it weighs only 1.1 kg, partly thanks to its small screen size.
Like the majority of the laptops screen on the market, this model is equipped with the glossy finish. Notebook 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. Also note that potentially this screen will be more stressful to the eyes, after 2-3 hours of use in a row.
On the sound side, it Notebook has good components: board and integrated speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Intel Atom x5-E8000 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. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel HD Graphics, which with 4 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Connectivity is unlikely to be a priority for HSW. Indeed, it Notebook has only 2 ports. It’s a little tight for you to plug everything in at once.
About the batteries, be aware that you will have some time before you have to reconnect the power. HSW promises 7 hours of battery life; that’s about average.
Is Notebook planned for travelling ?
Making this laptop an easily transportable computer may not seem to be a priority in HSW the design of this Notebook. We tested several functions depending on their intended use : for holidays, weekends, or continuously on public transport for work. The bottom line is this : If you need to go on holiday and commuting, and because of its configuration size/weight/quality materials, it is a very good choice.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. 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 10 inches screen is barely enough to surf the internet or write e-mails.
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.
Equipped with a glossy slab, it provides very good visual comfort. 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.
Unfortunately it is not equipped with anti-reflective tiles. Also, you will avoid using this laptop outdoors or with too much light.
At the same time, the laptop processor Intel Atom x5-E8000 is struggling; in terms of power it does less well than its competitors, and consumes a lot of energy.
The result is a poorer autonomy. 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.
As for the autonomy , the batteries will allow you to use it for about 7 hours.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 128 Gb SSD hard drive. 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.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. With a screen of 10 inches and an ultra light weight, it is one of the best in its category.
The connector part is less well supplied, with only 2 possibilities. He’s one of the far less equipped laptops around right now.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
In brief, this Notebook can be considered useful when you decide to travel.
The Notebook for audio or video editing ?
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. With this Notebook, you can be sure you have the right machine. Since the last generation designed by HSW, there have been many improvements on the components. 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. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Intel Atom x5-E8000. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. 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 Notebook has only got one, with total 128 Gb storage for your movies and music. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. Indicated for an autonomy of 7 hours by the manufacturer, it is preferable to keep your charger close by if you need to make changes while on the move or if you use a lot of resources for your audio or video editing. However, it’s still a decent average range.
Concerning the solutions of the usb ports, HSW made the choice of economy by not installing a usb 3. This means that you’ll have to be patient when you decide to transfer your audio-visual mounts to an external key or disk.
With the Notebook, you’re moving towards a very good product. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And for the right price/quality ratio.
With this Notebook product, HSWoffer us a good start for an advanced use of audio and video editing.
Notebook the right choice to play online?
Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this Notebook is one of the models in the average. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
With only 1280×800, this model is below standard ones. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. 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.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
When it comes to disk space, this computer ranks low.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 128 Gb.
For Wi-Fi technology, HSW decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.1 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 7 hours.
It Notebook is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.
Is the Notebook adapted to office automation ?
Like the majority of its competitors, HSW has designed Notebook for office automation. It corresponds to a good quality computer.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
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 1.1 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
This Notebook has no matt slab. The Matte screen is ideal for use outdoors or near bright light. The disadvantage of this is that the same light may tire you out over time. For bright areas, they are clearly cut out, the colours are intense, with a high degree of brightness and image sharpness.
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 128 Gb. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
In conclusion, this laptop is interesting. The middle groud for recurring use in office automation mode.
What about the Notebook ?
There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. The Notebook corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– playing video games
– office tasks
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– making audio and video editing