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Latest release in the range HP, we’ve been running tests onNotebook 15-db0037ns…The overall quality of a model depends on the use you 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 will help you make the right choice according to your needs.
Notebook 15-db0037ns the right choice for surfing the internet?
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 HP has developed this Notebook 15-db0037ns.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
The screen is quite large, with 15.6 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the AMD A4-9125. 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. 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 8 Gb of RAM, it Notebook 15-db0037nsis a good product. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
With its 256 Gb of hard disk, you are within the average of other computers. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. HP comes with this Notebook 15-db0037ns a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
In the end, with an autonomy of 6 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. With this laptop Notebook 15-db0037ns it will therefore be necessary to always keep the power cable within easy reach. 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 Notebook 15-db0037ns okay to watch videos ?
The Notebook 15-db0037ns will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. 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. In this section we will look at features such as screen size, resolution, built-in speakers.
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 1600×900. This model has a wide screen that will be essential for viewing your movies and streaming video. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 1.8 kg.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
For the sound part, the Notebook 15-db0037ns is equipped with a correct sound card and 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 it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor AMD A4-9125 that is several years old now. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one AMD Radeon R3, which with 8 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.
Regarding the connectivity part, HP has made efforts with available 3 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
As for battery life, it Notebook 15-db0037ns can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. 6 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see.
Notebook 15-db0037ns compatible with on the move use ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. 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.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
It Notebook 15-db0037ns weights 1.8 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.
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.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
With the installation of the processor AMD A4-9125, the power consumption is rather important.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. 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.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 6 hours before the breakdown.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 256 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 no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .For those who will need more space, this Notebook 15-db0037ns 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. You will limit transport as much as possible because of its bulk. Indeed, because of its size, 15.6 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
On the connector side, it Notebook 15-db0037ns has 3 ports. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Finally with the Notebook 15-db0037ns, HP deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
The Notebook 15-db0037ns 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. With this Notebook 15-db0037ns, you can be sure you have the right machine. Since the last generation designed by HP, there have been many improvements on the components. 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 AMD A4-9125 that is almost obsolete. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 256 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
The designers of HP have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. 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. Here with 256 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. 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 HPkept it simple. 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. A duration which is on the other hand equivalent to the other machines at the moment.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Notebook 15-db0037ns receives the USB3 connection. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
It Notebook 15-db0037ns is consequently well designed for this type of use. 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 15-db0037ns the right choice to play online?
It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. With this Notebook 15-db0037ns, it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. The HP technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
This laptop has a resolution in 1600×900, which is one of the poorest existing today. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
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. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
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.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this Notebook 15-db0037ns an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 256 Gb drive. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
For those who want high speed wifi internet you will be quickly limited with this model which does not have the 5Ghz techno. We would have liked it to be one of the available options.
With a weight 1.8 Kg and a screen size of 15.6 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
By offering 6 hours of autonomy, this computer is in the middle of the market.
In the end, we do not recommend this Notebook 15-db0037ns for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. But it can be a good choice for office functions.
The Notebook 15-db0037ns for office automation.
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. ThisNotebook 15-db0037ns is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. 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. Average weight, with 1.8 Kg.
This computer was really designed for office use. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
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.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
About storage, this model has average space . It’s 256 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
In conclusion, the Notebook 15-db0037ns is an excellent choice for office use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
Notebook 15-db0037ns the right choice for the right use
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. The Notebook 15-db0037ns corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
– playing video games
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
In summary, we advise this model for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– office tasks