Latest release in the range HP, we’ve been running tests on15DA0177NS…Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.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.
15DA0177NS enough for internet use?
Considering that your use of a computer is simple (surfing the internet, writing e-mails and/or letters, doing calculations on an Excel spreadsheet), it is important to focus on a laptop that is both of high quality and strong enough to last over time.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
That’s the direction taken by HP with this 15DA0177NS.A well-made laptop that positions itself as mid-range compared to its competitors and because of its price. Material that seem to be well-designed.
It’s a big screen that you have: 15.6 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. With a processor Intel Celeron N4000, HP offers an already outdated technology. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. 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 less than a 4 Gb of RAM, it 15DA0177NS is a fair one. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the 15DA0177NS, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.Your 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 1000 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. This 15DA0177NS allows you to save locally, and guarantees that you can watch all the movies you want without internet access.
Last point about the autonomy. the 15DA0177NS can work 5 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.
Is 15DA0177NS one for watching movies and listening to music ?
Making this 15DA0177NS a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of HP. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. We discovered through the tests we put it to, that it is one of the best on the market. 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. A 15.6 inches screen, and a resolution of 1366×768 make it one of the great products available on the market at the moment. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 2.1 kg, partly because of the screen size.
Like the majority of the laptops screen on the market, this model is equipped with the glossy finish. 15DA0177NS 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, because of this, the screen requires the viewer to take a break every 2 hours or so.
On the sound side, it 15DA0177NS has good components: board and integrated speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. 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.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Intel Celeron N4000 is now outdated. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel HD Graphics, which with 4 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.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 3 ports. Much better than most of the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this 15DA0177NS may not be suitable. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
The 15DA0177NS to use while travelling.
It 15DA0177NS is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model HP. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
This is one of the heaviest models compared to the competition: 2.1 Kg. It’s unpleasant to carry. It’s bulky, and when you’re on the go you’ll only dream of having one of these ultra slim models of the competition. The main cause is due to the size of the screen. Its weight is a disadvantage, but the15.6 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
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.
This model is supplied with a shiny slab. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. The disadvantage will come in the event of using it outdoors with a lot of light.
No anti-reflective tile is provided on this model. It would have allowed a better use of this model outdoors.
The processor Intel Celeron N4000 is inferior to other competitive products.
Note that like all manufacturers, HP is optimistic about the autonomy of this 15DA0177NS. 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.
With 5 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
Because of the technology used, it will be better not to move this computer too much. The reasons are its size, and the hard drive that the brand HP decided to put in it. Equipped with a standard 1000 Gb hard disk, it will make possible an almost unlimited number of writing cycles (recording/erasing). On the other hand, unlike an SSD type hard disk drive, it will be slower in terms of the time required to boot up or to leave the standby mode.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. The reason for this is its size; with 15.6 inches, it is one of the largest laptops of the moment.
On the connector side, it 15DA0177NS has 3 ports. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this 15DA0177NS on holiday.
15DA0177NS the right choice for audio or video editing ?
Definitely not intended for audio and video editing. The weak point of this model is its processor, and its amount of memory. However, this does not prevent you from editing as long as you are patient and no other applications are launched. You should also be aware that this model is becoming outdated. In short, prefer a model that will be a little more expensive, but much more efficient.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Intel Celeron N4000 that is almost obsolete. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
The 1000 Gb of storage size should be enough. This size is one of the best on the market in this product range. And that’s what you’ll need to store your films and music locally. The technological choice of HPgoes to a standard hard disk drive, which is more robust over time. A choice of solidity that is certainly relevant, against a choice of speed that could have broken in 5 years.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (5 hours). Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. On this point HP could have done much better.
For the connector part, the 15DA0177NShas the USB3 format. 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.
In the end, it is a product not allowing audio and video editing. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.
15DA0177NS for video games?
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this 15DA0177NS is one of the models in the average. 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.
Provided with a resolution of 1366×768, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. 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. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
Although you won’t need it because of online games, it’s probably one of the biggest hard drives today. With 1000 Gb, you’ll be able to store some games locally and add movies as needed.
No 5GHZ network possible in wifi on 15DA0177NS. You will need to use the ethernet port to access broadband.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 15.6 inches size.
For autonomy, 5 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
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.
15DA0177NS for office automation ?
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. This 15DA0177NS is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. In this case, it is Windows 10.
As soon as you have to take this laptop to the office, or on a trip, you will regret its consequent weight. This model weighs 2.1 Kg, making it one of the heavyweight.
This computer was really designed for office use. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
No anti-reflective treatment on this 15DA0177NS. Testing the lamp next to the screen can affect the quality of work in office use. Concerning light intensity, is is: not so good for eye comfort and work, but powerful in the dark to watch videos.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
With more 1000 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.You may never fill it out, especially if you are just browsing the Internet, word processing and making spreadsheets.
In conclusion, the 15DA0177NS is an excellent choice for office use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
The 15DA0177NS – in summary
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. With the 15DA0177NS you can be sure to have an efficient laptop, compared to competitors.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
– playing video games
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks