The HP 14s-fq0083nf Argent – Ryzen 5 3500U : the laptop for traveling

As a preamble to this test

Experienced users do not have the same needs as beginners. You are looking for a laptop and you hesitate between several models.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 is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?

14s-fq0083nf Argent the right choice for surfing the internet?

We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. This 14s-fq0083nf Argent is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. The material used by HP are of average quality and the components have characteristics that are already dating. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 14 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. The processor chosen for this model is a Ryzen 5 3500U. Indeed, the power it delivers is interesting, even if it is not the latest generation of component. Moreover, because of this processor, you can be sure that you have a tool that allows you to navigate the Internet correctly. The 8 Gb of RAM available on this 14s-fq0083nf Argent is correct, equivalent to other products in the same price range. Everyone is free to hand in a little more memory, for work that requires it.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. If you want to have your holiday photos locally, you’ll soon reach the limit of 256 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.
Additional point concerning autonomy: 6 hours of tranquility. It is in the average range of what is done with today’s battery technology. Because of this last point, you can either switch to a competitor’s laptop or always have the product plugged in; it’s up to you.

14s-fq0083nf Argent for videos?

HP presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the 14s-fq0083nf Argent; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. In short, this is a an unremarkable computer that is not comfortable with strictly multimedia use.
The computer proposed by HPis of average size. A model with a standard template, 14 inches, and good resolution. 1366×768. And in film display mode, you’ll have excellent visual quality with bright, realistic images. In the end, a homogeneous product that allows you to watch films and, with its 1.5 kg,it will be easy to take on the move.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. 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.
On the sound side, it 14s-fq0083nf Argent has good components: board and integrated speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
This 14s-fq0083nf Argent, equipped with a processor Ryzen 5 3500U, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. With this, you are sure to have a scalable product (if needed), and that will fit perfectly with your peripherals (speakers, video projectors, etc…). So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
You will do what you want for the applications, as it is not HP installed by default. There’s only the operating system. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
Equipped with the AMD Radeon Vega 8 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
For connectivity, you will have 3 ports. About the average compared to the competition.You will need to prioritize the devices you want to connect, as they will not all fit at the same time.
As for battery life, it 14s-fq0083nf Argent can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. You have 6 hours of autonomy in unplugged mode, which is in the average. 

The 14s-fq0083nf Argent to use while travelling.

The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. So we put this test to the 14s-fq0083nf Argent. 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.
With a weight of 1.5 Kg, it is easily transportable. It is one of the lightest in this category. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. The explanation mainly comes down to the size of the screen: 14inches.
No backlit keyboard on this 14s-fq0083nf Argent. 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. The viewing is up to the mark.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
The energy consumed by the processor Ryzen 5 3500U is in the average currently.
However,you’ll have to decrease the manufacturer’s data concerning the autonomy figures given for this 14s-fq0083nf Argent. It is unlikely that you will reach manufacturer’s figures; rather, consider 70-80% at best.
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 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 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.
Knowing that you’ll have to carry this laptop by plane, train, or other means, it’s handy. The 14s-fq0083nf Argent is right in the middle compared to the competition with 14 inches and an acceptable weight.
This 14s-fq0083nf Argent allows external elements to be associated via 3 connectors. This is roughly equivalent to what the competition is offering.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
In conclusion, it can be considered that this 14s-fq0083nf Argent can be used for travel purposes.

The 14s-fq0083nf Argent for audio or video editing ?

Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this 14s-fq0083nf Argent can suit you. It is correctly equipped on the processor level for speed and RAM for task management; Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Ryzen 5 3500U of this laptop is within the market average. With its 8 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. All the applications you’ll need to get started are available. If you decide to install pro applications, you may need to add more memory or you may experience performance degradation.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, HP made the choice to put only one SSD. 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 14s-fq0083nf Argent allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 256 Gb. 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. For 6 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. That’s pretty much what the other laptops do.
On the connection side, the 14s-fq0083nf Argenti s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
It will also do very well for word processing or web browsing when you need it. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.

The 14s-fq0083nf Argent for online or local games.

It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this 14s-fq0083nf Argent, 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. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
The graphics AMD Radeon Vega 8 card and processor Ryzen 5 3500U will be sufficient to fill your screen. Even if the components are not to the level of the best, the processor Ryzen 5 3500U and the board AMD Radeon Vega 8 allow to achieve a very good result in terms of image and colors.
For the vast majority of users, this brings a result perfectly adapted to most of the games of the moment.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
When it comes to disk space, this computer ranks low.256 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
A better access to wifi on this 14s-fq0083nf Argent that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. 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.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.5 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
By offering 6 hours of autonomy, this computer is in the middle of the market.
In the end, we do not recommend this 14s-fq0083nf Argent for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.

14s-fq0083nf Argent for office automation ?

Not really designed for office use, 14s-fq0083nf Argent it’s still a good product. Review of the details for this new laptop.
Customary of this OS, HP has chosen as usual. It is equipped with Windows 10.
This laptop is mainly for office use and will require some work on your side of things. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. One of the big advantages of a laptop is naturally its ability to follow you when you’re on the move. A weight of 1.5 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
The storage of this model, 256 Gb, is one of the smallest. 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-fq0083nf Argentcan be quickly filled.
So, in summary, it appears that it 14s-fq0083nf Argent is less interesting than its competitors. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.

The 14s-fq0083nf Argent – in summary

This 14s-fq0083nf Argent will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– making audio and video editing
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– travel use