The 15-da0045TU – Core i5-8265U from HP : The ideal tool for surfing the web

As a preamble to this test

Experienced users do not have the same needs as beginners. You are looking for a laptop and you hesitate between several models.What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
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-da0045TU the right choice for surfing the internet?

Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.A minimum quality level is important to guarantee reliability over time. It is a balance between a 1st price and the latest multi-processor designed for professionals.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.This product will thus perfectly meet your needs.With this 15-da0045TU, HP is well positioned in relation to other competing models.With a 15 inches size, it is in the average, and you can carry it relatively easily. No touch screen available on this model. It’s not prohibitive, but you may find it 15-da0045TU less easy to use when you’re on the go.
Nevertheless, it remains a quality product with an easy to use trackpad. It is hoped that the other internal components of this laptop are future-proof; usually a lot of attention is HP paid to the design of its products and the one tested should benefit from this.
The processor at the heart of this laptop, a Core i5-8265U, is a rational choice. Considering that the components evolve very quickly, HP offers a laptop of good quality that will remain a good choice over several years. 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. Very clearly, with only 4 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the 15-da0045TU, 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.
Of all the computers available at the moment, this one is the laptop with the largest hard drive. Even if you think 1000 Gb is more than enough, it’s surprising to discover that it’s easy to fill a disc completely with photos, movies or games in a very short time. In case you would have to do without any internet connection, this size of space can be interesting.
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. This is standard for this range of laptops, and for the type of battery it is equipped with. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.

Is 15-da0045TU one for watching movies and listening to music ?

High quality, the engineers of HP have chosen to make this 15-da0045TU the top of the range for leisure uses: movies, music, photos. In the age of multimedia, this laptop has evolved and is a cross between a TV, radio and a desktop computer. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. In this section we will look at features such as screen size, resolution, built-in speakers.
HP has chosen a medium size screen to meet everyone’s needs. With its 15 inches and resolution of 1366×768, it can be suitable for a lot of uses including watching films. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. In the end, a homogeneous product that allows you to watch films and, with its 1.9 kg,it will be easy to take on the move.
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.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this 15-da0045TU. 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. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
The 15-da0045TU has a processor Core i5-8265U, a little more powerful than average, compared to those dedicated to office automation. A mid-range element with the latest components (chipsets) ensuring better compatibility with your peripherals. You won’t have to worry about launching your audio and video applications.
Equipped with the Intel UHD Graphics 620 graphic card, and with 4 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
On the connectivity side, you will have 3 ports. This is standard compared to computers currently available on the market.Between, the speakers, the mouse, and the external hard drive you will have little possibility to add many more peripherals.
About the batteries, be aware that you will have some time before you have to reconnect the power. HP promises 7 hours of battery life; that’s about average. 

Is 15-da0045TU planned for travelling ?

It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes 15-da0045TU to be easily carried around. 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.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this 15-da0045TU of 1.9 Kg. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. One of the causes of its weight is related to the size of his 15 inches screen.
Unfortunately, it is not 15-da0045TU equipped with a touch screen as standard models. You’ll have to remember to always carry a mouse with you. The alternative could be the keyboard trackpad.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. The viewing is up to the mark.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
The energy consumed by the processor Core i5-8265U is in the average currently.
The manufacturer estimates a possible range that you can reduce. Rather count on 70% of this value in standard use; the more you use the processor, the lower the figure will be.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 7 hours before the breakdown.
Even if the use of this laptop is dedicated to business trips and travelling, it will be more comfortable in an office mainly. Because, due to its weight and size, every move will put you at risk of damaging it. With its 1000 Gb hard drive, it’s perfect for storing data for photos, music and your movie collection. On the other hand, unlike an SSD type hard disk drive, it will be slower in terms of the time required to boot up or to leave the standby mode.
Knowing that you’ll have to carry this laptop by plane, train, or other means, it’s handy. Because of its size, 15 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
This 15-da0045TU allows external elements to be associated via 3 connectors. It’s one of the average laptops.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Finally with the 15-da0045TU, HP deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.

The 15-da0045TU for audio or video editing ?

Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this 15-da0045TU can suit you. Thanks to its processor and its RAM, it accepts multitasking without flinching. This is below what dedicated computers do for professional use, but a good level for those who need it.
Generally speaking, for occasional use, the choice of processor Core i5-8265U makes it possible. With its 4 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. This model comes with a pre-installed software suite by default. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more memory.
With 1000 Gb hard drive size, you have enough space.A disk size equivalent to competing products. This is an important consideration since a few minutes of home video will fill your player faster than you thought. For reasons of speed of execution, we would have liked HPto favour the installation of an SSD type disk instead of the standard one. The SSD would have been much faster than the current one even though the life span is shorter.
For the autonomy part, HP proposes last generation batteries. 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. That’s pretty much what the other laptops do.
On the connection side, the 15-da0045TUi s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
If necessary, it can be used for word processing and e-mails. In short, an interesting choice in this price range.

15-da0045TU the right choice to play online?

With this model, you will be able to move quickly in any game, without parasitic elements, screen freezing or image tearing. Gone are the days of having to play where the computer is fixed; now you can play anywhere. HP has installed the components that make it a formidable tool for gaming, with fluidity of the image and excellent display speed.
Provided with a resolution of 1366×768, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
HP has also chosen a processor Core i5-8265U which has the merit of doing many calculations in parallel, and for the graphic part, the Intel UHD Graphics 620, for a good result. Of course, there are much better ones, but with the processor Core i5-8265U’s computing power, the image recreated in terms of colorimetry and fluidity are of good quality.
During the tests we ran on this laptop, the components used by the brand’s engineers proved that they could hold the load.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
This laptop has one of the largest internal storage spaces. With 1000 Gb of available space, you will be able to store your backups, music and movies.
A better access to wifi on this 15-da0045TU that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
With a weight 1.9 Kg and a screen size of 15 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 7 hours.
In summary, an excellent machine, whether for the graphics, the processor, or the acceptable weight, this 15-da0045TU is an excellent choice for video game use. In addition, it is good value for money compared to competitors. And if necessary, you can even use it for office functions between two games.

The 15-da0045TU for office automation.

Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. This 15-da0045TU is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
HP has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
It is one of the laptops available in the range. Average weight, with 1.9 Kg.
This computer was really designed 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. 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.
With more 1000 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.That gives you a little time before you have to find another data storage area.
In short, it 15-da0045TU is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.

Finally, the 15-da0045TU….

The key to choosing a new laptop is to clearly define your needs; it’s good in almost any conditions of use. It performs well in almost everything, the 15-da0045TU remains reasonable in terms of price.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– travel use
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– making audio and video editing
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks