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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 15-dw0030ns to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.We’ve put this 15-dw0030ns through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
15-dw0030ns to surf the Internet?
Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.This laptop will ensure that the tasks you perform will be reliable and trouble-free for years to come.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.This product will thus perfectly meet your needs.With this 15-dw0030ns, HP is well positioned in relation to other competing models.With a 15.6 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. A reasonable choice equips this model; the Intel Core i3-7020U. 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. The lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 4 Gb of memory. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. In terms of memory, you will be assured of having a machine that is more fluid.
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 15-dw0030ns allows you to save locally, and guarantees that you can watch all the movies you want without internet access.
In the end, with an autonomy of 7 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. 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.
Is 15-dw0030ns one for watching movies and listening to music ?
High quality, the engineers of HP have chosen to make this 15-dw0030ns the top of the range for leisure uses: movies, music, photos. 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. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15.6 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1366×768. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. The rendering is bright and vivid, and if you take a moment to look at the screen from several angles you will see that there is no distortion of the image or inverted colors.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 2 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. 15-dw0030ns 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. Also note that potentially this screen will be more stressful to the eyes, after 2-3 hours of use in a row.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this 15-dw0030ns. 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 the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
This 15-dw0030ns, equipped with a processor Intel Core i3-7020U, 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 Intel HD Graphics 620, which with 4 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.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 3 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
As for battery life, it 15-dw0030ns can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. HP promises 7 hours of battery life; that’s about average.
The 15-dw0030ns to use while travelling.
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. At least that’s what we find out a priori. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
This is one of the heaviest models compared to the competition: 2 Kg. It’s unpleasant to carry. For a laptop it”s bulky to move. The reason for that ? The size of the screen. For 15.6 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
No backlit keyboard on this 15-dw0030ns. Not really necessary.
Equipped with a glossy slab, it provides very good visual comfort. A beautiful screen and quality images. On the other hand, this last characteristic will be less interesting for outdoor use because of the sun reflections that will occur.
This model does not have a matt or anti-reflective tile. Also, you will avoid using this laptop outdoors or with too much light.
A processor Intel Core i3-7020Uthat allows this computer to be equivalent to other laptops in terms of power and power consumption.
The manufacturer estimates a possible range that you can reduce. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 7 hours before the breakdown.
Even if the use of this laptop is dedicated to business trips and travelling, it will be more comfortable in an office mainly. Because, due to its weight and size, every move will put you at risk of damaging 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. You will limit transport as much as possible because of its bulk. Indeed, because of its size, 15.6 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
At the connector level, this model provides 3 inputs. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Finally with the 15-dw0030ns, HP deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
15-dw0030ns the right choice for audio or video editing ?
Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this 15-dw0030ns can suit you. Thanks to its processor and its RAM, it accepts multitasking without flinching. Of course, it is not at the level of what is done for professionals, but it responds well anyway.
Generally speaking, for occasional use, the choice of processor Intel Core i3-7020U makes it possible. Having 4 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.
The 1000 Gb of storage size should be enough. A disk size equivalent to competing products. 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. The SSD would have been much faster than the current one even though the life span is shorter.
For the autonomy part, HP proposes last generation batteries. Indicated for an autonomy of 7 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.
For the connector part, the 15-dw0030nshas the USB3 format. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. 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, a relevant choice for a contained price.
15-dw0030ns for video games?
Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. The tests we ran showed that the choices of HP in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. 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.
With only 1366×768, this model is below standard ones. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. 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.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. The 1000 Gb of 15-dw0030ns can still be used by a large number of players in the case of locally installed games.
For those who want high speed wifi internet you will be quickly limited with this model which does not have the 5Ghz techno. We would have liked it to be one of the available options.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 15.6 inches size.
Please note that with an autonomy of 7 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
In conclusion, it 15-dw0030ns is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
15-dw0030ns the right choice 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. Perfectly office oriented, this 15-dw0030ns is efficient.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. In this case, it is Windows 10.
It 15-dw0030ns is not designed to be transported, but it will do the job in the case of an exclusively fixed use, and little displacement. Note that with its 2 Kg it is one of the heaviest.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
Equipped with a slab without specific treatment, we unfortunately see many reflections on this 15-dw0030ns. The disadvantage of this is that the same light may tire you out over time. For bright areas, they are clearly cut out, the colours are intense, with a high degree of brightness and image sharpness.
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 short, it 15-dw0030ns is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
What about the 15-dw0030ns ?
There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. The 15-dw0030ns corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– travel use
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks