Latest release in the range HP, we’ve been running tests onPavilion 15-dk0026ns…Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.So we ran tests on HP Pavilion 15-dk0026ns to find out what it was worth.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
Pavilion 15-dk0026ns enough for internet use?
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.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.A fairly powerful multi-processor, but one that won’t require you to take out a credit to pay for it.Here you have an almost perfect product.With this Pavilion 15-dk0026ns, HP is well positioned in relation to other competing models.It’s a big screen that you have: 15.6 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. As for the processor level, this model is equipped with the Intel Core i7-9750H. Knowing that the evolution of components is very fast, you will have with this model and this component, a laptop that will last a few years. In addition, this model will make your web browsing sessions pleasant and fluid. The amount of RAM provided is 16 Gb. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
By offering a hard drive of this size, the company is making this model one of the laptops with the largest disk space on the market. You’ll actually have plenty of space to store files and video locally on the 1000 Gb provided. Here, HP provides with this Pavilion 15-dk0026ns a laptop that will allow you to watch all your films locally for a long time.
Finally, the autonomy of 4 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. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the Pavilion 15-dk0026ns is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
Pavilion 15-dk0026ns the right choice for watching movies ?
The Pavilion 15-dk0026ns 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. 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.
For this model, HP thought big. Large by size, with 15.6 inches and a high resolution of 1920×1080. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. The rendering is bright and vivid, and if you take a moment to look at the screen from several angles you will see that there is no distortion of the image or inverted colors.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 2.6 kg.
Glossy screens are best suited to the indoor environment. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this Pavilion 15-dk0026ns. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
For the sound part, the Pavilion 15-dk0026ns is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. 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.
This model has one of the best processors of the moment; the Intel Core i7-9750H. Unlike the brand’s older processors, energy efficiency is optimal and consumption is well controlled. Performance corresponding to billions of calculations per second.
Equipped with the NVIDIA GTX1650 graphic card, and with 16 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Regarding the connectivity part, HP has made efforts with available 3 ports. It’s better than the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
It Pavilion 15-dk0026ns is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. With its autonomy of 4 hours, don’t expect to do a movie marathon. Before the end of some movies in long version, you will have to put the power cable back on, otherwise this laptop will turn itself off. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.
The Pavilion 15-dk0026ns- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. At least that’s what we find out a priori. 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.
It is one of the heaviest laptops in its class, with 2.6 Kg. It’s unpleasant to carry. Its size will make you regret the format of ultrabooks. The weight is mainly related to the size of the screen. Its weight is a disadvantage, but the15.6 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
The glossy slab offers better viewing comfort than the previous model. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. On the other hand, this shiny slab can be a nuisance in brightly lit areas.
Unfortunately it is not equipped with anti-reflective tiles. You will have to limit uses when the sun is too bright.
With its Intel Core i7-9750H, this computer has a limited power consumption, one of the best currently. The processor of this computer is one of the most powerful at the moment.
On the other hand, these are estimated data based on average laptop usage.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 4 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 1000 Gb. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. 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 will need more space, this Pavilion 15-dk0026ns will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. Indeed, because of its size, 15.6 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
The connector part is very interesting, with 3 inputs available. 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.
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not Pavilion 15-dk0026ns really made for travelling.
The Pavilion 15-dk0026ns to make audio or video editing.
Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this Pavilion 15-dk0026ns can suit you. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. Of course, it is not at the level of what is done for professionals, but it responds well anyway.
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 1000 Gb available of the hard disk.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, HP made the choice to put only one SSD. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. Here with 1000 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (4 hours). This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. Maybe the next model will be better off.
For the connector part, the Pavilion 15-dk0026nshas the USB3 format. 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.
You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. In short, a relevant choice for a contained price.
The Pavilion 15-dk0026ns- the right model to play with?
Considering that today’s games involve a lot of fast movements, with thousands of calculations per second and requiring a lot of resources, this laptop can be made for that. 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.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
The graphics card, NVIDIA GTX1650, and the processor Intel Core i7-9750H, are of last generation, and allow to display beautiful images. Playing abilities are increased. HP has chosen some of the best components on the market to ensure smooth image flow and fast display.
What is expected from a gaming laptop is speed performance. This laptop obtains one of the best GPU rankings, allowing it to perform complex calculations.
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. The 1000 Gb of Pavilion 15-dk0026ns can still be used by a large number of players in the case of locally installed games.
Even if this model has Wi-Fi, it is not 5Ghz, so it is of lower quality. You will need to use the ethernet port to access broadband.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 15.6 inches size.
For autonomy, 4 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
Clearly, a good quality rendering on the graphics, a size of 15.6 inches, thin and rather light (2.6 Kg), make this Pavilion 15-dk0026ns an excellent one for a video game use. Cheaper than many other less powerful laptops. The right tool for maximum performance!
Pavilion 15-dk0026ns the right choice for office automation ?
Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. This Pavilion 15-dk0026ns is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
HP has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It is equipped with Windows 10.
As soon as you have to take this laptop to the office, or on a trip, you will regret its consequent weight. This model weighs 2.6 Kg, making it one of the heavyweight.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
No anti-reflective treatment on this Pavilion 15-dk0026ns. However, if you work all day on text or spreadsheets, a matte screen would be preferable. Concerning light intensity, is is: not so good for eye comfort and work, but powerful in the dark to watch videos.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
It has a storage space of 1000 Gb.That gives you a little time before you have to find another data storage area.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
The Pavilion 15-dk0026ns in conclusion
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. With the Pavilion 15-dk0026ns you can be sure to have an efficient laptop, compared to competitors.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– making audio and video editing
In summary, we advise this model for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks