Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests HSW Notebook to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.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’ve put this Notebook through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
Notebook enough for internet use?
Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.To be able to perform regular tasks that will not deteriorate over time.
It is in this spirit that HSW has developed this Notebook.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
It’s almost the perfect tool for travelling. A screen 10 inches that makes this model transportable anywhere. The manufacturer offers a processor Intel Atom x5-E8000; A mid-range orientation. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. With less than a 4 Gb of RAM, it Notebook is a fair one. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the Notebook, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.In terms of memory, you will be assured of having a machine that is more fluid.
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.
In the end, with an autonomy of 7 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. It is in the average range of what is done with today’s battery technology. 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.
Notebook the right choice for watching movies ?
This Notebook is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. The model has sufficient basic equipment for this purpose.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 10, in 1280×800, and a good quality of colours. Nevertheless, the colours remain beautiful, with detailed contrasts in the images. The only criticism that could be drawn is its size, which makes it a small device compared to other competing models at the same price; over a whole day, it can tire the eyes. The big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 1.1 kilogram.
Glossy screens are best suited to the indoor environment. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this Notebook. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
For the sound part, the Notebook is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Intel Atom x5-E8000 is now outdated. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel HD Graphics, which with 4 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Connectivity is unlikely to be a priority for HSW. The Notebook only 2 ports only provides you with ports. It’s a little tight for you to plug everything in at once.
As for battery life, it Notebook can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. HSW promises 7 hours of battery life; that’s about average.
The Notebook to use while travelling.
This Notebook is one of the average laptops; not really nomadic oriented, but still possible to carry on special occasions. We tested several functions depending on their intended use : for holidays, weekends, or continuously on public transport for work. And here’s the result : What makes this one of the best laptops to carry is the balance between weight, size and the set of components chosen by HSW.
Its weight of 1.1 Kg makes it easy to move. It is one of the lightest in its class. It’s hard to have a large, lightweight laptop; the compromise is made according to your use. A 10 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
No backlit keyboard on this Notebook. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
This model is supplied with a shiny slab. A beautiful screen and quality images. On the other hand, this shiny slab can be a nuisance in brightly lit areas.
This model does not have a matt or anti-reflective tile. Also, you will avoid using this laptop outdoors or with too much light.
The processor Intel Atom x5-E8000 is inferior to other competitive products.
The result is a poorer autonomy. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
An autonomy of 7 hours allows this model to average what the competitors do.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 128 Gb SSD hard drive. 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.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. Its 10 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
The connector part is less well supplied, with only 2 possibilities. Currently on all available models, it is the laptop that has the poorest equipment.
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…
In brief, this Notebook can be considered useful when you decide to travel.
Notebook the right choice for audio or video editing ?
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. Clearly, this Notebookcorresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, HSW has designed an interesting product. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Intel Atom x5-E8000 that is almost obsolete. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 128 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
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 Notebook has only got one, with total 128 Gb storage for your movies and music. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
In terms of autonomy,the HSWkept it simple. The available battery life is of 7 hours in standard conditions of use, which means keeping the charger close at hand because the audio-visual assembly consumes a lot of power. However, it’s still a decent average range.
Unfortunately not equipped with a USB 3.0 port as standard. It implies more time when you decide to transfer your files to an external drive.
By choosing this Notebook, 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.
With this Notebook product, HSWoffer us a good start for an advanced use of audio and video editing.
The Notebook- the right model to play with?
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. And this Notebook is one of the average laptops you can play with. 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.
This laptop has a resolution in 1280×800, which is one of the poorest existing today. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. 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.
HSW like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
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.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.1 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
By offering 7 hours of autonomy, this computer is in the middle of the market.
In conclusion, it Notebook is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
Notebook the right choice for office automation ?
HSW has chosen to respond to all users who wish to have a basic use of their Notebook. With this product, the manufacturer brings a quality computer to the market.
HSW has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It is equipped with Windows 10.
Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. An almost featherweight of 1.1 Kg.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
No anti-reflective treatment on this Notebook. Testing the lamp next to the screen can affect the quality of work in office use. 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.
With only 128 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
In the end, this Notebook is a good compromise. Well placed in terms of price, it will meet your needs for office use.
In short, is the Notebook, the right choice ?
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. With the Notebook you can be sure to have an efficient laptop, compared to competitors.
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– playing video games
– office tasks
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– making audio and video editing