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Experienced users do not have the same needs as beginners. You are looking for a laptop and you hesitate between several models.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
15-dy1731ms 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.The objective is to ensure the proper execution of the tasks you request.
That’s the direction taken by HP with this 15-dy1731ms.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. Material that seem to be well-designed.
With a 15 inches size, it is in the average, and you can carry it relatively easily. A reasonable choice equips this model; the Intel Core i3-1005G1. HP basic idea that you’re not going to put too much strain on that laptop. A logical decision in relation to the intended use of this computer: surfing the Internet and sufficient computing power. With 8 Gb of RAM, it 15-dy1731msis a good product. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. For those who regularly work on a public or private cloud, the available 128 gigabytes will be enough. Not prohibitive in your daily use, but annoying; If you are used to consuming space, think about having a large USB key or external hard drive near 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. It is in the average range of what is done with today’s battery technology. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.
The 15-dy1731ms- the right model for streaming and videos ?
You are considering laptops for standard multimedia use (watching movies, storing photos, listening to music)! HP offers the 15-dy1731ms perfect for that. Not the best, however it is one of the models existing in a tight price range.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
The computer proposed by HPis of average size. With its 15 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. In conclusion, it is a well-balanced product that allows the films to be viewed correctly; and with a contained weight of 1.9 kg, it is easily transportable.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
For the sound part, the 15-dy1731ms is equipped with a correct sound card and 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 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.
This 15-dy1731ms, equipped with a processor Intel Core i3-1005G1, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. 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.
With Intel UHD G1, 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.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. 6 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see.
Is 15-dy1731ms planned for travelling ?
It 15-dy1731ms is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. This seems to be the issue that the HP didn’t really take into account in the design of this 15-dy1731ms. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
It 15-dy1731ms weights 1.9 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On your lap, this laptop holds well, and the size of the screen and the base remain acceptable. One of the causes of its weight is related to the size of his 15 inches screen.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
A processor Intel Core i3-1005G1that allows this computer to be equivalent to other laptops in terms of power and power consumption.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by HP must be reduced. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
An autonomy of 6 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 128 Gb SSD hard drive. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.Thanks to this, HP was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.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.
With this model, HP definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. The 15-dy1731ms is a fair alternative with iis 15 inches.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not 15-dy1731ms really made for travelling.
The 15-dy1731ms to make audio or video editing.
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. Clearly, this 15-dy1731mscorresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, HP has designed an interesting product. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Intel Core i3-1005G1 of this laptop is within the market average. Having 8 Gb of RAM, the rendering speed is sufficient for image processing. All the applications you’ll need to get started are available. And in case you want to go further, you will be able to do so provided you add a bit of memory.
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 15-dy1731ms allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 128 Gb. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
For the autonomy part, HP proposes last generation batteries. Indicated for an autonomy of 6 hours by the manufacturer, it is preferable to keep your charger close by if you need to make changes while on the move or if you use a lot of resources for your audio or video editing. That’s pretty much what the other laptops do.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it 15-dy1731ms receives the USB3 connection. 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.
By choosing this 15-dy1731ms, know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And for the right price/quality ratio.
This is a good product to start doing audio-visual editing.
The 15-dy1731ms for online or local games.
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this 15-dy1731ms is one of the models in the average. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.With 128 Gb it 15-dy1731msis 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. 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.
With a weight 1.9 Kg and a screen size of 15 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 6 hours.
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.
Is the 15-dy1731ms 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.
It is one of the laptops available in the range. Its weight of 1.9 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
Key spacing will be important for office use. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
This 15-dy1731ms eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 128 Gb. If you are used to backing up everything locally, you will have to think about adding an external hard drive, because the hard drive 15-dy1731mscan be quickly filled.
Simply put, it’s not 15-dy1731ms the best choice for office use. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.
Finally, the 15-dy1731ms….
In the end, our analysis will have shown that it 15-dy1731ms is disappointing whatever the uses. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– travel use
– office tasks
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– making audio and video editing