As an introduction to this analysis
Latest release in the range HP, we’ve been running tests on15s-fq0024na…Your computer will not be limited to technical specifications, so we have built a test plan according to the use you will make of it.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
15s-fq0024na compatible with internet use?
If your need for a laptop comes down to surfing the web, whether on e-commerce or information sites, and to making a few tables in excel, you could be satisfied with this 15s-fq0024na. This 15s-fq0024na is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by HP; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. In other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
The screen is quite large, with 15.6 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. With a processor Intel Pentium 5405U, HP offers an already outdated technology. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. Very clearly, with only 4 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. Chances are you’ll have to add some memory over time. Your computer will work better and longer.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. If you want to have your holiday photos locally, you’ll soon reach the limit of 128 Gb. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
Additional point concerning autonomy: 6 hours of tranquility. 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.
Is 15s-fq0024na okay to watch videos ?
With this laptop, HP offers a product oriented toward general use. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the 15s-fq0024na; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. In other words, a computer dedicated to “classic” uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
For this model, HP thought big. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15.6 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1920×1080. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 1.9 kg, partly because of the screen size.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. 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. 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.
On the sound side, it 15s-fq0024na has good components: board and integrated 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. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Intel Pentium 5405U that is several years old now. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
Equipped with the Intel UHD G1 graphic card, and with 4 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. 6 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see.
15s-fq0024na compatible with on the move use ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes 15s-fq0024na 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.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
It 15s-fq0024na weights 1.9 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On your lap, this laptop holds well, and the size of the screen and the base remain acceptable. With its 15.6 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
CPU Intel Pentium 5405U power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
The result is a poorer autonomy. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of HP; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 6 hours before the breakdown.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 128 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.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 15s-fq0024na will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
When away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. The main reason is its 15.6 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not 15s-fq0024na really made for travelling.
The 15s-fq0024na- the right model for audio or video editing ?
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. Clearly, this 15s-fq0024nacorresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, HP has designed an interesting product. 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.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Intel Pentium 5405U that is almost obsolete. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
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. The 15s-fq0024na 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. The available battery life is of 6 hours in standard conditions of use, which means keeping the charger close at hand because the audio-visual assembly consumes a lot of power. That’s pretty much what the other laptops do.
For the connector part, the 15s-fq0024nahas the USB3 format. 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.
It 15s-fq0024na is consequently well designed for this type of use. Perfectly designed for audio video use. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
15s-fq0024na for video games?
Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this 15s-fq0024na 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. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
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.
Our tests have shown that for HP this computer is not intended for playing video games. Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 128 Gb.
A better access to wifi on this 15s-fq0024na 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.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.9 Kg and 15.6 inches), comparable to most similar products.
Please note that with an autonomy of 6 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
In conclusion, it 15s-fq0024na is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
Is the 15s-fq0024na adapted to office automation ?
In case your unique and main everyday use is a tool for office automation, HP may have put a rather low computer on the market. In detail, here’s what’s going on.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. In this case, it is Windows 10.
It is one of the laptops available in the range. In short, an average laptop with 1.9 Kg that can be carried on holiday or to the office.
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.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
With only 128 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
So, in summary, it appears that it 15s-fq0024na is less interesting than its competitors. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.
The 15s-fq0024na – in summary
In the end, our analysis will have shown that it 15s-fq0024na is disappointing whatever the uses. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– office tasks
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– playing video games
In summary, we advise this model for :
– making audio and video editing