As a preamble to this test
Is the 14s-fq0073nf Argent for you?Some computers have power, others have more basic features.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
14s-fq0073nf Argent adapted 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-fq0073nf 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.
It’s almost the perfect tool for travelling. A screen 14 inches that makes this model transportable anywhere. The processor at the heart of this laptop, a Ryzen 5 3500U, is a rational choice. Considering that the components evolve very quickly, HP offers a laptop of good quality that will remain a good choice over several years. Contrary to a video editing style use that requires computing power, this model is correct for surfing the internet; a use that does not require too much computing power. Having 8 Gb of RAM, 14s-fq0073nf Argent is a laptop in the average. If needed you can add more, thanks to the extra slots inside.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. For those who regularly work on a public or private cloud, the available 256 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. 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.
Is 14s-fq0073nf Argent one for watching movies and listening to music ?
HP presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. This 14s-fq0073nf 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. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 14, in 1366×768, and a good quality of colours. Nevertheless, the colours remain beautiful, with detailed contrasts in the images. The major disadvantage of its small size is that in multimedia mode, watching a movie can be tiring for your eyes. 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. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. 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.
On the sound side, it 14s-fq0073nf Argent has good components: board and integrated speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
This 14s-fq0073nf Argent, equipped with a processor Ryzen 5 3500U, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. With this, you are sure to have a scalable product (if needed), and that will fit perfectly with your peripherals (speakers, video projectors, etc…). So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one AMD Radeon Vega 8, which with 8 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.
On the connectivity side, you will have 3 ports. This is standard compared to computers currently available on the market.You will need to prioritize the devices you want to connect, as they will not all fit at the same time.
About the batteries, be aware that you will have some time before you have to reconnect the power. 6 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see.
The 14s-fq0073nf Argent to use while travelling.
Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. With this in mind, we tested the 14s-fq0073nf Argent. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
A priori, for holidays and home-to-work travel, it is one of the best of the moment.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It’s one of the best in its class. It’s hard to have a large, lightweight laptop; the compromise is made according to your use. With a 14 inches screen, it is not easy to surf the internet or to look at pictures in a group.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
With its processor Ryzen 5 3500U, this laptop has a power consumption in the average of the others.
The manufacturer estimates a possible range that you can reduce. Rather count on 70% of this value in standard use; the more you use the processor, the lower the figure will be.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 6 hours before the breakdown.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 256 Gb. 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.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.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. Its 14 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
This 14s-fq0073nf Argent allows external elements to be associated via 3 connectors. It is in the average of what is done on competing models.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
HP clearly provides with this 14s-fq0073nf Argent a very good choice for the trip.
The 14s-fq0073nf 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-fq0073nf Argent can suit you. It is correctly equipped on the processor level for speed and RAM for task management; This is below what dedicated computers do for professional use, but a good level for those who need it.
Generally speaking, for occasional use, the choice of processor Ryzen 5 3500U makes it possible. With its 8 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. This model comes with a pre-installed software suite by default. If you decide to install pro applications, you may need to add more memory or you may experience performance degradation.
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. The 14s-fq0073nf Argent allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 256 Gb. 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. 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. A duration which is on the other hand equivalent to the other machines at the moment.
For the connector part, the 14s-fq0073nf 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. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
It will also do very well for word processing or web browsing when you need it. In short, an interesting choice in this price range.
The 14s-fq0073nf Argent- the right model to play with?
It is now possible to use laptops for online or local gaming. Our tests have shown that yhis 14s-fq0073nf Argent wasn’t designed for video games. Clearly, HP has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
With only 1366×768, this model is below standard ones. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
With its graphics AMD Radeon Vega 8 card and processor Ryzen 5 3500U, HP has indeed chosen an interesting option. Even if the components are not to the level of the best, the processor Ryzen 5 3500U and the board AMD Radeon Vega 8 allow to achieve a very good result in terms of image and colors.
During the tests we ran on this laptop, the components used by the brand’s engineers proved that they could hold the load.
HP like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
When it comes to disk space, this computer ranks low.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 256 Gb.
For Wi-Fi technology, HP decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
On the practical transport side, this model is one of the lightest on the market, with 1.5 Kg.
Please note that with an autonomy of 6 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
In short, an average rendering that makes this 14s-fq0073nf Argent a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.
14s-fq0073nf Argent the right choice for office automation ?
Not really designed for office use, 14s-fq0073nf Argent it’s still a good product. Here are the main reasons.
Customary of this OS, HP has chosen as usual. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. An almost featherweight of 1.5 Kg.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
This 14s-fq0073nf Argent eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
The storage of this model, 256 Gb, is one of the smallest. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
Simply put, it’s not 14s-fq0073nf Argent the best choice for office use. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.
Finally, the 14s-fq0073nf Argent….
This 14s-fq0073nf Argent will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– making audio and video editing
In summary, we advise this model for :
– travel use