As an introduction to this analysis
Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.To make the choice easier, we have judged this HP Pavilion 15-cw1012na according to what you are going to do with it.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
Pavilion 15-cw1012na enough for internet use?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.A minimum quality level is important to guarantee reliability over time. It is a balance between a 1st price and the latest multi-processor designed for professionals.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. This product will thus perfectly meet your needs.With this Pavilion 15-cw1012na, 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. This model is designed the old-fashioned way, without a touch screen. A point that could be impeding, for some users,with this Pavilion 15-cw1012na if you have to work on the road.
However, the materials 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.
As for the processor level, this model is equipped with the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U. A component providing impressive power and responsiveness. In addition, with this model, you have at your disposal a tool that will make your internet navigation fluid. With 8 Gb of RAM, it Pavilion 15-cw1012nais a good product. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
Of all the computers available at the moment, this one is the laptop with the largest hard drive. Even if you think 512 Gb is more than enough, it’s surprising to discover that it’s easy to fill a disc completely with photos, movies or games in a very short time. Here, HP provides with this Pavilion 15-cw1012na a laptop that will allow you to watch all your films locally for a long time.
In the end, with an autonomy of 6 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.
Is Pavilion 15-cw1012na one for watching movies and listening to music ?
Making this Pavilion 15-cw1012na a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of HP. 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.
HP presents this model in a large size version. 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. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 1.9 kg.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. 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 Pavilion 15-cw1012na has good components: board and integrated 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. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
The processor installed on this model is a high-end AMD Ryzen 5 3500U. Belonging to the latest generation of processors, this laptop will not be impressed by multiple multimedia tasks. Performance corresponding to billions of calculations per second.
With Intel UHD G1, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. HP promises 6 hours of battery life; that’s about average.
Pavilion 15-cw1012na compatible with on the move use ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model HP. 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.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
It Pavilion 15-cw1012na weights 1.9 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. Its weight is a disadvantage, but the15.6 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
If you prefer the touch screen mode, you will be disappointed by this Pavilion 15-cw1012na. The constraint being then to always have the mouse in the computer bag. The alternative could be the keyboard trackpad.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. The screen shows an interesting result.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
Thanks to its processor Pavilion 15-cw1012na, the use in exclusive battery mode is one of the most important of the competition. With its processor, the manufacturer has chosen to produce one of the most powerful laptops in its range.
On the other hand, these are estimated data based on average laptop usage.
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 1 512 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. 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 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 Pavilion 15-cw1012na, HP deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
The Pavilion 15-cw1012na to make audio or video editing.
If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. Clearly, this Pavilion 15-cw1012nacorresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. With these components, HP puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. 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.
This model, HPoffers an effective product without being too expensive.Equipped with a software suite as standard, you can start editing for movies and music. However, if you decide to go for business applications, you should know that the performance of the processor AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, and the size of the storage space of 512 Gb, will allow you to do so.
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 Pavilion 15-cw1012na has only got one, with total 512 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.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. Indicated for an autonomy of 6 hours by the manufacturer, it is preferable to keep your charger close by if you need to make changes while on the move or if you use a lot of resources for your audio or video editing. However, it’s still a decent average range.
On the connection side, the Pavilion 15-cw1012nai s equipped with USB 3 technology. 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.
It Pavilion 15-cw1012na is consequently well designed for this type of use. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And at a price that is well ranked.
The Pavilion 15-cw1012na for online or local games.
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. The tests we ran showed that the choices of HP in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. 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.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. 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.
Since HP has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. With 512 Gb, you’ll be able to store some games locally and add movies as needed.
A better access to wifi on this Pavilion 15-cw1012na that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.9 Kg and 15.6 inches), comparable to most similar products.
By offering 6 hours of autonomy, this computer is in the middle of the market.
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 Pavilion 15-cw1012na for office automation.
HP has chosen to respond to all users who wish to have a basic use of their Pavilion 15-cw1012na. It is a mature product.
Customary of this OS, HP has chosen as usual. It is equipped with Windows 10.
In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. In short, an average laptop with 1.9 Kg that can be carried on holiday or to the office.
This computer was really designed for office use. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
HP chose the matt tile option for thisPavilion 15-cw1012na that does not reflect light. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
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 512 Gb.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
Ultimately, this Pavilion 15-cw1012na is an intermediate choice. It makes it possible to make office automation for a tight price.
The Pavilion 15-cw1012na in conclusion
Almost impossible for a laptop to be good everywhere, but on the other hand it is possible to obtain a average result. The Pavilion 15-cw1012na corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– travel use
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– playing video games
– office tasks
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing