As an introduction to this analysis
Latest release in the range HP, we’ve been running tests on15-dy1036nr…The overall quality of a model depends on the use you 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.
15-dy1036nr to surf the Internet?
Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.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 HP has developed this 15-dy1036nr.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 15 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. As for the processor level, this model is equipped with the Intel Core i5-1035G1. A component providing impressive power and responsiveness. In addition, this model will make your web browsing sessions pleasant and fluid. The amount of RAM provided is 8 Gb. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
With its 256 Gb of hard disk, you are within the average of other computers. In any case, it should be enough for a use like surfing the web. Considering the offers currently available in terms of public cloud, and your internet usage, it is highly likely that you will never completely fill the disk space of this laptop.
Last point about the autonomy. the 15-dy1036nr can work 5 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.
The 15-dy1036nr- the right model for streaming and videos ?
The 15-dy1036nr will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. We discovered through the tests we put it to, that it is one of the best on the market. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
HP decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. This diagonal of 15 inches and a resolution of 1920×1080, is a good compromise. The rendered image is well detailed, with a bright and vivid rendering. In conclusion, it is a well-balanced product that allows the films to be viewed correctly; and with a contained weight of 1.7 kg, it is easily transportable.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
For the sound part, the 15-dy1036nr 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.
The processor installed on this model is a high-end Intel Core i5-1035G1. The result is extremely efficient for managing multiple tasks in parallel such as watching one movie and downloading another. This means that several billion calculations can be carried out simultaneously.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel UHD G1, which with 8 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.
Regarding the connectivity part, HP has made efforts with available 3 ports. It’s better than the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
Nothing is more unpleasant than a computer that shuts down before the end of the film because of batteries of poor autonomy. Indeed, with 5 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
The 15-dy1036nr to use while travelling.
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes 15-dy1036nr to be easily carried around. At least that’s what we find out a priori. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this 15-dy1036nr of 1.7 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. The explanation mainly comes down to the size of the screen: 15inches.
No backlit keyboard on this 15-dy1036nr. Not really necessary.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. The viewing is up to the mark.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
Thanks to its processor 15-dy1036nr, the use in exclusive battery mode is one of the most important of the competition. With the low voltage on the processor, the autonomy is increased and allows to last longer than competing models.
On the other hand, these are estimated data based on average laptop usage.
With 5 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
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. Thanks to this, HP was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Knowing that you’ll have to carry this laptop by plane, train, or other means, it’s handy. The 15-dy1036nr is a fair alternative with iis 15 inches.
On the connector side, it 15-dy1036nr has 3 ports. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this 15-dy1036nr on holiday.
15-dy1036nr the right choice for audio or video editing ?
If your main professional activity is not audio or video editing, but you are looking for a laptop that can meet this need for your hobbies, then this 15-dy1036nr is the right choice. Thanks to its processor and its RAM, it accepts multitasking without flinching. Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
This laptop is efficient and cheaper than most of its direct competitors for such uses.Equipped with a software suite as standard, you can start editing for movies and music. If needed, you can install more pro-oriented applications on the 256 Gb available of the hard disk.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. 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 15-dy1036nr allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 256 Gb. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
With 5 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. It’s not much, and it’s best to let it plugged in while you’re editing audio or video. On this point HP could have done much better.
On the connection side, the 15-dy1036nri 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.
You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. In short, an interesting choice in this price range.
15-dy1036nr the right choice to play online?
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. The tests we ran showed that the choices of HP in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
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.
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.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this 15-dy1036nr an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 256 Gb drive. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
For online gaming, it 15-dy1036nr has high quality Wi-Fi. 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.
With a weight 1.7 Kg and a screen size of 15 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 5 hours available.
It 15-dy1036nr 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.
The 15-dy1036nr for office automation.
Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. This15-dy1036nr is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. Its weight of 1.7 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
This computer was really designed for office use. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
HP chose the matt tile option for this15-dy1036nr that does not reflect light. 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.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. About 256 Gb, more than enough for office use.
In short, it 15-dy1036nr is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
The 15-dy1036nr in conclusion
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 15-dy1036nr’ is average but will do the job very well.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– travel use
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
In summary, we advise this model for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks