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.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
Pavilion 15-CS3054NL compatible with internet use?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.This product will thus perfectly meet your needs.With this Pavilion 15-CS3054NL, HP is well positioned in relation to other competing models.A medium-sized, 15.6 inches-sized screen that you can slip into a computer bag and take with you on the go. This model is designed the old-fashioned way, without a touch screen. It’s not prohibitive, but you may find it Pavilion 15-CS3054NL less easy to use when you’re on the go.
The materials used for the screen, keyboard and touchpad still seem to be of good quality. 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.
As for the processor level, this model is equipped with the Intel Core i7-1065G7. A component providing impressive power and responsiveness. In addition, with this model, you have at your disposal a tool that will make your internet navigation fluid. With 16 Gb of RAM, it Pavilion 15-CS3054NLis a good product. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
The size of the hard drive makes this laptop one of the biggest. 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. Here, HP provides with this Pavilion 15-CS3054NL a laptop that will allow you to watch all your films locally for a long time.
Finally, the autonomy of 6 hours is one of the worst on the market. 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.
Is Pavilion 15-CS3054NL one for watching movies and listening to music ?
The Pavilion 15-CS3054NL will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. In the age of multimedia, this laptop has evolved and is a cross between a TV, radio and a desktop computer. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
The computer proposed by HPis of average size. With its 15.6 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. 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, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. 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 Pavilion 15-CS3054NL 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 the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
With a processor type Intel Core i7-1065G7, HP offers a high performance solution. Belonging to the latest generation of processors, this laptop will not be impressed by multiple multimedia tasks. With this model, you have a tool capable of making several billion calculations per second.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one GeForce MX250, which with 16 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Nothing is more unpleasant than a computer that shuts down before the end of the film because of batteries of poor autonomy. That’s only 6 hours of battery life you have at your disposal. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. In other words, do not rely too much on performance and prefer to use this device always connected to electricity.
The Pavilion 15-CS3054NL- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
It Pavilion 15-CS3054NL 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. 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.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
It Pavilion 15-CS3054NL is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 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 reasons is its 15.6 inches screen.
Thin, lightweight laptops such as this Pavilion 15-CS3054NL do not generally have touch screens. You’ll have to remember to always carry a mouse with you. The alternative could be the keyboard trackpad.
No backlit keyboard on this Pavilion 15-CS3054NL. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. The screen shows an interesting result.
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.
Equipped with a processor Intel Core i7-1065G7, this model has a very low power consumption. With the low voltage on the processor, the autonomy is increased and allows to last longer than competing models.
That doesn’t mean you’re going to reach that figure, because it’s an average estimate indicated by the manufacturer.
With 6 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
Reduce the risk of breakage when traveling with an OS installed on an SSD, and storing on a standard HD, this model provides a total of 1000 Gb of space. The SSD for speed and lightness, and the standard disk for storing personal data (photos, music and your movie collection). This reduces the noise caused by the movement of the read/write heads of the standard disk and preserves the storage capacity. And if you still need more storage, you’ll need to add an external drive, or take out a private cloud subscription.
Even if a portable laptop stays at the hotel 80% of the time, it is relevant to have a screen that is not too big so as not to be disturbed, but big enough to enjoy the image. Because of its size, 15.6 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
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…
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this Pavilion 15-CS3054NL on holiday.
The Pavilion 15-CS3054NL for audio or video editing ?
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. It appears that this Pavilion 15-CS3054NLmeets this need perfectly. Since the last generation designed by HP, 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.
This laptop is efficient and cheaper than most of its direct competitors for such uses.It has the necessary software to carry out your first audiovisual editing. In case you want to upgrade to professional applications, the processor Intel Core i7-1065G7 and disk size of 1000 Gb will be more than sufficient.
This model has both an SSD disk for fast boot time and a conventional disk for backup. The storage size of 1000 Gb is one of the best on the market in this product range. It is one of the top of the range for this parameter. The short film scenes you will have created will be stored locally without any problems. In extreme cases, you can always add an external hard drive to one of the USB ports.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (6 hours). 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.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Pavilion 15-CS3054NL receives the USB3 connection. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
With the Pavilion 15-CS3054NL, you’re moving towards a very good product. Perfectly designed for audio video use. And for the right price/quality ratio.
The Pavilion 15-CS3054NL for online or local games.
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. And this Pavilion 15-CS3054NL is one of the average laptops you can play with. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
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. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Since HP has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. With 1000 Gb of available space, you will be able to store your backups, music and movies.
A better access to wifi on this Pavilion 15-CS3054NL that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. 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.
As far as space requirements are concerned, this computer weighs 1.9 Kg and is 15.6 inches sized; it is in the average range of other laptops.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 6 hours available.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
The Pavilion 15-CS3054NL for office automation.
Like the majority of its competitors, HP has designed Pavilion 15-CS3054NL for office automation. With this product, the manufacturer brings a quality computer to the market.
Customary of this OS, HP has chosen as usual. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
Neither too heavy nor too light. Average weight, with 1.9 Kg.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
This Pavilion 15-CS3054NL eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
It has a storage space of 1000 Gb.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
In conclusion, this laptop is interesting. Well placed in terms of price, it will meet your needs for office use.
The Pavilion 15-CS3054NL – in summary
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. The Pavilion 15-CS3054NL corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– travel use
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– playing video games
– office tasks
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing