Latest release in the range HP, we’ve been running tests on15-dy1731ms…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.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.
15-dy1731ms to surf the Internet?
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.The objective is to ensure the proper execution of the tasks you request.
That’s the direction taken by HP with this 15-dy1731ms.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
A medium-sized, 15 inches-sized screen that you can slip into a computer bag and take with you on the go. A reasonable choice equips this model; the Intel 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. With 8 Gb of RAM, it 15-dy1731msis a good product. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. With only 128 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.
Finally, an important point for a laptop: autonomy; here you will have 6 hours of freedom before you have to plug it back into the socket. This laptop is in the middle of the range for its autonomy. 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.
15-dy1731ms for videos?
This 15-dy1731ms is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. It’s easy to find much better ones, although you won’t find any in this price range.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
HP has chosen a medium size screen to meet everyone’s needs. With its 15 inches and resolution of 1920×1080, it can be suitable for a lot of uses including watching films. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. Clearly, big enough to tire your eyes when watching movies, but also rather light (1.9 kg) when you have to carry it.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
For the sound part, the 15-dy1731ms is equipped with a correct sound card and 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.
The processor installed on this model is a Intel Core i3-1005G1 sufficient one for audio and video. 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 G1 graphic card, and with 8 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.
As for battery life, it 15-dy1731ms can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. You have 6 hours of autonomy in unplugged mode, which is in the average.
Is 15-dy1731ms planned for travelling ?
It 15-dy1731ms 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.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
It 15-dy1731ms is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 1.9 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. The explanation mainly comes down to the size of the screen: 15inches.
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.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. The viewing is up to the mark.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
A processor Intel Core i3-1005G1that allows this computer to be equivalent to other laptops in terms of power and power consumption.
However,you’ll have to decrease the manufacturer’s data concerning the autonomy figures given for this 15-dy1731ms. 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 6 hours before the breakdown.
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 SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
With this model, HP definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. The 15-dy1731ms is right in the middle compared to the competition with 15 inches and an acceptable weight.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this 15-dy1731ms on holiday.
15-dy1731ms the right choice for audio or video editing ?
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. It appears that this 15-dy1731msmeets this need perfectly. Since the last generation designed by HP, there have been many improvements on the components. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
Possibly for occasional use, the processor Intel Core i3-1005G1 will allow you to perform certain tasks, if they are initiated individually. With its 8 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. As standard, you will have the applications to make your video editing or your photo or music modifications. And in case you want to go further, you will be able to do so provided you add a bit of 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 15-dy1731ms allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 128 Gb. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. For 6 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. However, it’s still a decent average range.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it 15-dy1731ms receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
By choosing this 15-dy1731ms, know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. 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.
A quality product, designed by HP with facilities on the use in audiovisual editing mode.
15-dy1731ms for video games?
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this 15-dy1731ms is one of the models in the average. During our tests, we found that the computer was raised correctly, as soon as the scenes in some games required fast movements and colour changes.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind 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.
Since HP has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.128 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
For Wi-Fi technology, HP 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.
With a weight 1.9 Kg and a screen size of 15 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
Please note that with an autonomy of 6 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
15-dy1731ms the right choice for office automation ?
This product could wrongly make you think that this is what you need. In detail, here’s what’s going on.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It is equipped with Windows 10.
Neither too heavy nor too light. Its weight of 1.9 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
Key spacing will be important for office use. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
HP chose the matt tile option for this15-dy1731ms that does not reflect light. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
The storage of this model, 128 Gb, is one of the smallest. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
Simply put, it’s not 15-dy1731ms the best choice for office use. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.
The 15-dy1731ms – in summary
The conclusion of the test 15-dy1731ms is that almost all its specifications are below the others. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– travel use
– office tasks
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– making audio and video editing