As a preamble to this test
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’ve put this 15-dw0052nf through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
15-dw0052nf the right choice for surfing the internet?
Unlike some competitors, this model does not have a touch screen. A point that could be impeding, for some users,with this 15-dw0052nf if you have to work on the road.
The materials used for the screen, keyboard and touchpad still seem to be of good quality. An important parameter for those whose laptop is not a daily work tool but who wish to make it last for several years; HP thought it over carefully in this case.
Is 15-dw0052nf okay to watch videos ?
Like the majority of the laptops screen on the market, this model is equipped with the glossy finish. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this 15-dw0052nf. Also note that potentially this screen will be more stressful to the eyes, after 2-3 hours of use in a row.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this 15-dw0052nf. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
As far as applications are concerned, did HP not install any. The operating system and that’s it. This is a Windows 10 that allows you to add the free or paid software you want. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
Equipped with the GeForce MX110 graphic card, and with 4 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.
Is 15-dw0052nf planned for travelling ?
If you prefer the touch screen mode, you will be disappointed by this 15-dw0052nf. If you’re only doing it with the mouse, don’t forget it in the satchel. The alternative could be the keyboard trackpad.
Equipped with a glossy slab, it provides very good visual comfort. The rendering on screen is good. The disadvantage will come in the event of using it outdoors with a lot of light.
The manufacturer has surely decided on this model to limit the manufacturing costs, and thus removed the Bluetooth functionality; a pity when we know that sharing between devices (phones or speakers) is convenient with this technology.
The 15-dw0052nf for audio or video editing ?
Concerning the solutions of the usb ports, HP made the choice of economy by not installing a usb 3. It implies more time when you decide to transfer your files to an external drive.
15-dw0052nf for office automation ?
Customary of this OS, HP has chosen as usual. It is equipped with Windows 10.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. Key spacing will be important for office use. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.