Experienced users do not have the same needs as beginners. You are looking for a laptop and you hesitate between several models.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.So we ran tests on HP Notebook to find out what it was worth.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
Notebook the right choice for surfing the internet?
Considering that your use of a computer is simple (surfing the internet, writing e-mails and/or letters, doing calculations on an Excel spreadsheet), it is important to focus on a laptop that is both of high quality and strong enough to last over time.To be able to perform regular tasks that will not deteriorate over time.
It is to respond to this type of need that HP has developed this Notebook.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. Material that seem to be well-designed.
A medium-sized, 15 inches-sized screen that you can slip into a computer bag and take with you on the go. A reasonable choice equips this model; the Intel Core i3-10110U. Considering that the components evolve very quickly, HP offers a laptop of good quality that will remain a good choice over several years. A logical decision in relation to the intended use of this computer: surfing the Internet and sufficient computing power. With 8 Gb of RAM, it Notebookis a good product. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
Of all the computers available at the moment, this one is the laptop with the largest hard drive. You’ll actually have plenty of space to store files and video locally on the 1100 Gb provided. In case you would have to do without any internet connection, this size of space can be interesting.
Finally, the autonomy of 5 hours is one of the worst on the market. Batteries store little energy, and the computer consumes a lot of energy when it is used. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the Notebook is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
The Notebook- the right model for streaming and videos ?
The Notebook 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. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. In this section we will look at features such as screen size, resolution, built-in speakers.
HP decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. With its 15 inches and resolution of 1920×1080, it can be suitable for a lot of uses including watching films. The rendered image is well detailed, with a bright and vivid rendering. In the end, a homogeneous product that allows you to watch films and, with its 2.2 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. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
On the sound side, it Notebook has good components: board and integrated speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. 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.
The Notebook has a processor Intel Core i3-10110U, a little more powerful than average, compared to those dedicated to office automation. With this, you are sure to have a scalable product (if needed), and that will fit perfectly with your peripherals (speakers, video projectors, etc…). This will result in fluid video and audio sessions.
Equipped with the Intel HD Graphics graphic card, and with 8 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.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.It’s better than the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this Notebook may not be suitable. That’s only 5 hours of battery life you have at your disposal. 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.
Notebook compatible with on the move use ?
It Notebook is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. 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.
With its 2.2 Kg, it Notebook is one of the heaviest in its class. It’s unpleasant to carry. It’s bulky, and when you’re on the go you’ll only dream of having one of these ultra slim models of the competition. The reason for that ? The size of the screen. One of the reasons is its 15 inches screen.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. The viewing is up to the mark.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
The manufacturer offers the processor Intel Core i3-10110U on this laptop; in average in terms of power compared to other products in the same range, and also in terms of energy consumption.
However,you’ll have to decrease the manufacturer’s data concerning the autonomy figures given for this Notebook. Rather count on 70% of this value in standard use; the more you use the processor, the lower the figure will be.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 5 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
Because use is likely to consist of travel and traveling, this laptop was thin and relatively light with 2 hard drives, one SSD, the other normal, for an overall size of 1100 Gb. This double disk technology allows to record the operating system on the principle of the usb key, and to store personal data on a standard disk but more resistant in time. With an absence of moving mechanical parts on the OS and startup part, it means less risk in terms of fragility and generated heat that can cause the laptop to fail. For those who want more space, you will then have the option of a cloud account.
Knowing that you’ll have to carry this laptop by plane, train, or other means, it’s handy. The Notebook is right in the middle compared to the competition with 15 inches and an acceptable weight.
On the connector side, it Notebook has 3 ports. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
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…
Finally with the Notebook, HP deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
The Notebook- the right model for audio or video editing ?
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. With this Notebook, you can be sure you have the right machine. 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.
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Intel Core i3-10110U of this laptop is within the market average. With its 8 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. This model comes with a pre-installed software suite by default. If you decide to install pro applications, you may need to add more memory or you may experience performance degradation.
Valuable flash memory via the SSD for fast program execution, and a standard disk for storing personal data. It offers a total available storage space of 1 1100 Gb, the best available. It is one of the top of the range for this parameter. In case you need an additional external storage drive, no problem with a connection to external media. In extreme cases, you will still have the option of external storage via usb ports.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (5 hours). Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. Maybe the next model will be better off.
For the connector part, the Notebookhas the USB3 format. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
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.
Notebook for video games?
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this Notebook is one of the models in the average. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
This laptop has one of the largest internal storage spaces. With 1100 Gb, you’ll be able to store some games locally and add movies as needed.
For online gaming, it Notebook has high quality Wi-Fi. 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 will limit your travels with this laptop; the cause? Its weight of 2.2 Kg which makes it one of the biggest on the market.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 5 hours available.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.
The Notebook for office automation.
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. Perfectly office oriented, this Notebook is efficient.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. In this case, it is Windows 10.
Given its size, it is not advisable to be taken away too often. Note that with its 2.2 Kg it is one of the heaviest.
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.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
Regarding the size of the hard disk, it has 1100 Gb.That gives you a little time before you have to find another data storage area.
In short, it Notebook is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
Notebook the right choice for the right use
There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. The Notebook corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– travel use
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
– playing video games
In summary, we advise this model for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– office tasks