Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
Pavilion 14-dh1011ns the right choice for surfing the internet?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.Here you have an almost perfect product.With this Pavilion 14-dh1011ns, HP is well positioned in relation to other competing models.With a 14 inches size, it is in the average, and you can carry it relatively easily. Also note that this model is equipped with a touch screen; always interesting for when you get tired of the slippery mouse pad or when no flat surface is available when you have this Pavilion 14-dh1011ns on your lap. The overall design is of quality and is made to last. A product made to last a long time. Solid visible parts (the hull, the keyboard,…) and almost last generation internal components have been chosen by HP with a lot of care.
The manufacturer has chosen to equip this model with a processor Intel Core i3-10110U. 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 amount of RAM provided is 8 Gb. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
With its 500 Gb of hard disk, you are within the average of other computers. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. Considering the offers currently available in terms of public cloud, and your internet usage, it is highly likely that you will never completely fill the disk space of this laptop.
Finally, an important point for a laptop: autonomy; here you will have 8 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’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.
Pavilion 14-dh1011ns for videos?
The Pavilion 14-dh1011ns 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. 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.
The computer proposed by HPis of average size. With its 14 inches and resolution of 1920×1080, it can be suitable for a lot of uses including watching films. And in film display mode, you’ll have excellent visual quality with bright, realistic images. Clearly, big enough to tire your eyes when watching movies, but also rather light (1.6 kg) when you have to carry it.
Glossy screens are best suited to the indoor environment. Pavilion 14-dh1011ns will be ideal for movies, photos and games in a dark or half light environment because you will have the means to control light intensity. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
On the sound side, it Pavilion 14-dh1011ns has good components: board and integrated 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 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.
The Pavilion 14-dh1011ns has a processor Intel Core i3-10110U, a little more powerful than average, compared to those dedicated to office automation. Although it is in the middle of the range, this processor will be able to evolve according to your future needs, and in the immediate future will allow a good compatibility with all your peripherals. So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel UHD Graphics 600, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Regarding the connectivity part, HP has made efforts with available 3 ports. It’s better than the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
As for battery life, it Pavilion 14-dh1011ns can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. 8 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see.
The Pavilion 14-dh1011ns- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. So we put this test to the Pavilion 14-dh1011ns. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? Or ultimately will it have the function of staying at home?
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.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this Pavilion 14-dh1011ns of 1.6 Kg. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. One of the reasons is its 14 inches screen.
Note that the screen of this Pavilion 14-dh1011ns being touch screen, you will be able to do without the mouse. Here you will be in a familiar environment; an ease of use that is identical to your smartphone. The selections are precise in the cursor movement, making navigation seamless.
No backlit keyboard on this Pavilion 14-dh1011ns. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Equipped with a glossy slab, it provides very good visual comfort. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. On the other hand, this last characteristic will be less interesting for outdoor use because of the sun reflections that will occur.
Unfortunately it is not equipped with anti-reflective tiles. You will have to limit uses when the sun is too bright.
The processor Intel Core i3-10110Uinstalled on this model makes it possible to save batteries.
However,you’ll have to decrease the manufacturer’s data concerning the autonomy figures given for this Pavilion 14-dh1011ns. It is unlikely that you will reach manufacturer’s figures; rather, consider 70-80% at best.
An autonomy of 8 hours allows this model to average what the competitors do.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 500 Gb SSD hard drive. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. 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.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Knowing that you’ll have to carry this laptop by plane, train, or other means, it’s handy. The Pavilion 14-dh1011ns is a fair alternative with iis 14 inches.
On the connector side, it Pavilion 14-dh1011ns has 3 ports. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
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…
HP clearly provides with this Pavilion 14-dh1011ns a very good choice for the trip.
Pavilion 14-dh1011ns the right choice for audio or video editing ?
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. Clearly, this Pavilion 14-dh1011nscorresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. Since the last generation designed by HP, there have been many improvements on the components. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Intel Core i3-10110U of this laptop is within the market average. Having 8 Gb de ram, it is good and powerful enough. This model comes with a pre-installed software suite by default. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more memory.
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 500 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. For 8 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. A result in the average of the competitors.
For the connector part, the Pavilion 14-dh1011nshas the USB3 format. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
It Pavilion 14-dh1011ns is consequently well designed for this type of use. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And for the right price/quality ratio.
Pavilion 14-dh1011ns the right choice to play online?
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. 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.
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. 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.
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.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this Pavilion 14-dh1011ns an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 500 Gb drive. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. 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’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.6 Kg and 14 inches), comparable to most similar products.
By offering 8 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. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
Pavilion 14-dh1011ns for office automation ?
Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. This Pavilion 14-dh1011ns is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. Average weight, with 1.6 Kg.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
This Pavilion 14-dh1011ns has no matt slab. The Matte screen is ideal for use outdoors or near bright light. The disadvantage of this is that the same light may tire you out over time. Concerning light intensity, is is: not so good for eye comfort and work, but powerful in the dark to watch videos.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
About storage, this model has average space . It’s 500 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
In conclusion, the Pavilion 14-dh1011ns is an excellent choice for office use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
Finally, the Pavilion 14-dh1011ns….
The key to choosing a new laptop is to clearly define your needs; it’s good in almost any conditions of use. And it’s all at an affordable price – Pavilion 14-dh1011ns from HP.
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– playing video games
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– making audio and video editing
– office tasks