Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Some computers have power, others have more basic features.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
Notebook enough for internet use?
Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
It is in this spirit that HP has developed this Notebook.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
With a 15 inches size, it is in the average, and you can carry it relatively easily. 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. A logical decision in relation to the intended use of this computer: surfing the Internet and sufficient computing power. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
Of all the computers available at the moment, this one is the laptop with the largest hard drive. Even if you think 1100 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. Here, HP provides with this Notebook a laptop that will allow you to watch all your films locally for a long time.
Finally, the autonomy of 5 hours is one of the worst on the market. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. 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 Notebook one for watching movies and listening to music ?
Making this Notebook a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of HP. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
HP decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. With its 15 inches and resolution of 1920×1080, it can be suitable for a lot of uses including watching films. The rendered image is well detailed, with a bright and vivid rendering. In the end, a homogeneous product that allows you to watch films and, with its 2.2 kg,it will be easy to take on the move.
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 readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
On the sound side, it Notebook has good components: board and integrated speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. 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.
The Notebook has a processor Intel Core i3-10110U, a little more powerful than average, compared to those dedicated to office automation. With this, you are sure to have a scalable product (if needed), and that will fit perfectly with your peripherals (speakers, video projectors, etc…). You won’t have to worry about launching your audio and video applications.
With Intel HD Graphics, 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. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.It’s better than the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
It Notebook is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. That’s only 5 hours of battery life you have at your disposal. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. In other words, do not rely too much on performance and prefer to use this device always connected to electricity.
Is Notebook planned for travelling ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Notebook to be easily carried around. At least that’s what we find out a priori. 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.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
It is one of the heaviest laptops in its class, with 2.2 Kg. Every transport is painful. Its size will make you regret the format of ultrabooks. The main cause is due to the size of the screen. The explanation mainly comes down to the size of the screen: 15inches.
No backlit keyboard on this Notebook. 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 screen shows an interesting result.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
The manufacturer offers the processor Intel Core i3-10110U on this laptop; in average in terms of power compared to other products in the same range, and also in terms of energy consumption.
However,you’ll have to decrease the manufacturer’s data concerning the autonomy figures given for this Notebook. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
Unfortunately for the specifications of the batteries will only allow 5 hours of availability, one of the lowest at the moment.
Because use is likely to consist of travel and traveling, this laptop was thin and relatively light with 2 hard drives, one SSD, the other normal, for an overall size of 1100 Gb. The SSD for speed and lightness, and the standard disk for storing personal data (photos, music and your movie collection). The time it takes the laptop to start and leave the sleep mode is ultra-fast. And if you still need more storage, you’ll need to add an external drive, or take out a private cloud subscription.
Knowing that you’ll have to carry this laptop by plane, train, or other means, it’s handy. The Notebook is a fair alternative with iis 15 inches.
At the connector level, this model provides 3 inputs. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Finally with the Notebook, HP deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
Notebook the right choice for audio or video editing ?
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. With this Notebook, you can be sure you have the right machine. Since the last generation designed by HP, there have been many improvements on the components. 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.
Generally speaking, for occasional use, the choice of processor Intel Core i3-10110U makes it possible. Having 8 Gb of RAM, the rendering speed is sufficient for image processing. As standard, you will have the applications to make your video editing or your photo or music modifications. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more memory.
This model has both an SSD disk for fast boot time and a conventional disk for backup. The storage size of 1100 Gb is one of the best on the market in this product range. HP offers a computer among the best in its category. Even if a few minutes of personal video takes up a lot of space, you won’t have to worry about it on this computer. Finally, if you really need it, you can add storage via an external hard drive.
The autonomy of this Notebook is of 5 hours in normal use; This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. Maybe the next model will be better off.
For the connector part, the Notebookhas the USB3 format. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
With the Notebook, you’re moving towards a very good product. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. And for the right price/quality ratio.
Notebook for video 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 Notebook 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.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. 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. 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.
Our tests have shown that for HP this computer is not intended for playing video games. Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
This laptop has one of the largest internal storage spaces. The 1100 Gb of Notebook can still be used by a large number of players in the case of locally installed games.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
You will limit your travels with this laptop; the cause? Its weight of 2.2 Kg which makes it one of the biggest on the market.
One of the lowest battery life 5 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
The Notebook for office automation.
Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. This Notebook is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
Customary of this OS, HP has chosen as usual. It is equipped with Windows 10.
As soon as you have to take this laptop to the office, or on a trip, you will regret its consequent weight. With a weight of 2.2 Kg, you will limit as often as possible the various movements of this laptop.
Key spacing will be important for office use. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
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.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
With more 1100 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.That gives you a little time before you have to find another data storage area.
In short, it Notebook is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
Notebook the right choice for the right use
Almost impossible for a laptop to be good everywhere, but on the other hand it is possible to obtain a average result. The Notebook corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
– playing video games
In summary, we advise this model for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– office tasks