The HP 14s-dq1013nf Blanc – Core i5-1035G1 : the laptop for traveling

Foreword

Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.

14s-dq1013nf Blanc compatible with internet use?

If your need for a laptop comes down to surfing the web, whether on e-commerce or information sites, and to making a few tables in excel, you could be satisfied with this 14s-dq1013nf Blanc . This 14s-dq1013nf Blanc is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. HP is a manufacturer that has been offering laptops for several years now, but for this laptop they have used lower quality components. In other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
With a 14 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. The processor chosen for this model is a Core i5-1035G1. Indeed, the power it delivers is interesting, even if it is not the latest generation of component. Contrary to a video editing style use that requires computing power, this model is correct for surfing the internet; a use that does not require too much computing power. Having 8 Gb of RAM, 14s-dq1013nf Blanc is a laptop in the average. If needed you can add more, thanks to the extra slots inside.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. For those who regularly work on a public or private cloud, the available 256 gigabytes will be enough. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
Finally, an important point for a laptop: autonomy; here you will have 6 hours of freedom before you have to plug it back into the socket. This laptop is in the middle of the range for its autonomy. 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.

14s-dq1013nf Blanc the right choice for watching movies ?

HP has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the 14s-dq1013nf Blanc ; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. In other words, a computer dedicated to “classic” uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
As for the screen, it is a model of reduced size, 14 inches, with a 1366×768. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. 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. However, this computer has a criteria that will interest some nomadic users, the weight; here it weighs only 1.5 kg, partly thanks to its small screen size.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. 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 fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
For the sound part, the 14s-dq1013nf Blanc is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. 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.
The processor installed on this model is a Core i5-1035G1 sufficient one for audio and video. A mid-range element with the latest components (chipsets) ensuring better compatibility with your peripherals. So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
As far as applications are concerned, did HP not install any. There’s only the operating system. This is a Windows 10 on which you can install the software you need. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
With Intel UHD Graphics 620, 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. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
On the connectivity side, you will have 3 ports. This is standard compared to computers currently available on the market.Just what you need to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
About the batteries, be aware that you will have some time before you have to reconnect the power. HP promises 6 hours of battery life; that’s about average. 

14s-dq1013nf Blanc the right choice for travelling connected ?

The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. We therefore analysed this 14s-dq1013nf Blanc from the point of view of nomadic use. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? Or should this use be confined to going from the living room to your kitchen.
It appears that it is one of the best fulfilling the main criteria for nomadism, which are size, weight, quality of materials, and availability of wifi.
Its weight of 1.5 Kg makes it easy to move. It is one of the lightest in this category. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. The 14 inches screen is barely enough to surf the internet or write e-mails.
No backlit keyboard on this 14s-dq1013nf Blanc . 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. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
With its processor Core i5-1035G1, this laptop has a power consumption in the average of the others.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by HP must be reduced. It is unlikely that you will reach manufacturer’s figures; rather, consider 70-80% at best.
As for the autonomy , the batteries will allow you to use it for about 6 hours.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 256 Gb. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.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.For those who will need more space, this 14s-dq1013nf Blanc will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Even though your laptop will stay in the hotel more often than in a briefcase when you take it to the airport, you will appreciate its volume. Equipped with a compact 14 inches screen, it is one of the smallest models of the moment.
With 3 connectors, this 14s-dq1013nf Blanc allows multiple connections. It’s one of the average laptops.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
In conclusion, it can be considered that this 14s-dq1013nf Blanc can be used for travel purposes.

14s-dq1013nf Blanc the right choice for audio or video editing ?

Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this 14s-dq1013nf Blanc can suit you. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. This is below what dedicated computers do for professional use, but a good level for those who need it.
Possibly for occasional use, the processor Core i5-1035G1 will allow you to perform certain tasks, if they are initiated individually. Having 8 Gb de ram, it is good and powerful enough. As standard, you will have the applications to make your video editing or your photo or music modifications. If you decide to install pro applications, you may need to add more memory or you may experience performance degradation.
The designers of HP have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The 14s-dq1013nf Blanc has only got one, with total 256 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.
For the autonomy part, HP proposes last generation batteries. The available battery life is of 6 hours in standard conditions of use, which means keeping the charger close at hand because the audio-visual assembly consumes a lot of power. A duration which is on the other hand equivalent to the other machines at the moment.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it 14s-dq1013nf Blanc receives the USB3 connection. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. 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.
If necessary, it can be used for word processing and e-mails. In short, an interesting choice in this price range.

The 14s-dq1013nf Blanc for online or local games.

Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this 14s-dq1013nf Blanc , it may be better to go to other models. Clearly, HP has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
This laptop has a resolution in 1366×768, 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. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.With 256 Gb it 14s-dq1013nf Blanc is below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
For Wi-Fi technology, HP decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
On the practical transport side, this model is one of the lightest on the market, with 1.5 Kg.
By offering 6 hours of autonomy, this computer is in the middle of the market.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this 14s-dq1013nf Blanc one. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.

Is the 14s-dq1013nf Blanc adapted to office automation ?

This product could wrongly make you think that this is what you need. Here are the main reasons.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It is equipped with Windows 10.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. No applications pre-installed, one would expect more from. HP in this product line. 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 1.5 Kg.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
With only 256 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. If you are used to backing up everything locally, you will have to think about adding an external hard drive, because the hard drive 14s-dq1013nf Blanc can be quickly filled.
So, in summary, it appears that it 14s-dq1013nf Blanc is less interesting than its competitors. For the same price you will find more suitable and more powerful models.

The 14s-dq1013nf Blanc – in summary

The conclusion of the test 14s-dq1013nf Blanc is that almost all its specifications are below the others. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– making audio and video editing
In summary, we advise this model for :
– travel use