As a preamble to this test
Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests HP 14s-dq1035nf Argent to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
14s-dq1035nf Argent to surf 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-dq1035nf Argent is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by HP; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
With a 14 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Core i3-1005G1. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. The 8 Gb of RAM available on this 14s-dq1035nf Argent is correct, equivalent to other products in the same price range. If needed you can add more, thanks to the extra slots inside.
For hard drive sizing, HP decided to put 500 Gb. This is the standard model. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. HP comes with this 14s-dq1035nf Argent 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. You will have a limited time of freedom, needing to have the power kit nearby. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.
14s-dq1035nf Argent for videos?
HP presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. This 14s-dq1035nf Argent is a multipurpose laptop that will suit most uses, whether it’s for playing resource-efficient games, light photo editing, or for office work and web browsing. In other words, a computer dedicated to “classic” uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 14, in 1920×1080, and a good quality of colours. Nevertheless, the colours remain beautiful, with detailed contrasts in the images. Continuously over the course of a day’s work or movie viewing, you may feel tired; such a small screen means you have to concentrate more to see better. The big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 1.5 kilogram.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this 14s-dq1035nf Argent. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Core i3-1005G1, which today is rather light for this kind of use. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
You will do what you want for the applications, as it is not HP installed by default. Only the operating system is installed. This is a Windows 10 that allows you to add the free or paid software you want. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel UHD Graphics 620, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
In the connectivity part, you have 3 ports available. In the norm compared to most other computers in the competition.Between, the speakers, the mouse, and the external hard drive you will have little possibility to add many more peripherals.
As for battery life, it 14s-dq1035nf Argent can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. HP promises 6 hours of battery life; that’s about average.
The 14s-dq1035nf Argent- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. With this in mind, we tested the 14s-dq1035nf Argent. Is it made to be taken on trips, packed in your luggage ? Will it be designed for your home-to-work transfers? Should you only consider it for weekend trips with your family? Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
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. A 14 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
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.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
With the installation of the processor Core i3-1005G1, the power consumption is rather important.
Note that like all manufacturers, HP is optimistic about the autonomy of this 14s-dq1035nf Argent. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of HP; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
As for the autonomy , the batteries will allow you to use it for about 6 hours.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 500 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.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. With a screen of 14 inches and an ultra light weight, it is one of the best in its category.
HP provides 3connectors on this model. It’s one of the average laptops.
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 14s-dq1035nf Argent a very good choice for the trip.
The 14s-dq1035nf Argent- the right model for audio or video editing ?
Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this 14s-dq1035nf 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.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Core i3-1005G1. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 500 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. 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-dq1035nf Argent has only got one, with total 500 Gb storage for your movies and music. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
For the autonomy part, HP proposes last generation batteries. For 6 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 14s-dq1035nf Argenthas 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.
You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. In short, an interesting choice in this price range.
14s-dq1035nf Argent 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. Our tests have shown that yhis 14s-dq1035nf Argent wasn’t designed for video games. The HP technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
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. 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.
Our tests have shown that for HP this computer is not intended for playing video games. Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
With its 500 Gb of space, this 14s-dq1035nf Argent is on a level playing field with its competitors. Useful for local games; as there are still many of them, even though online games are progressing.
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 the end, we do not recommend this 14s-dq1035nf Argent for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.
The 14s-dq1035nf Argent for office automation.
This product could wrongly make you think that this is what you need. In detail, here’s what’s going on.
Customary of this OS, HP has chosen as usual. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
It’s not 14s-dq1035nf Argent equipped with all the applications you’ll need. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. 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.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. 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.
About storage, this model has average space . Equipped with a hard drive of 500 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
So, in summary, it appears that it 14s-dq1035nf Argent is less interesting than its competitors. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.
What about the 14s-dq1035nf Argent ?
The conclusion of the test 14s-dq1035nf Argent is that almost all its specifications are below the others. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop 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
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– travel use