As an introduction to this analysis
Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Some computers have power, others have more basic features.So we ran tests on HP 15s-eq0004ns to find out what it was worth.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
15s-eq0004ns the right choice for surfing the internet?
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.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
It is to respond to this type of need that HP has developed this 15s-eq0004ns.A well-made laptop that positions itself as mid-range compared to its competitors and because of its price. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 15 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Ryzen 3 3200U. 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. With 8 Gb of RAM, it 15s-eq0004nsis a good product. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
The 500 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. In any case, it should be enough for a use like surfing the web. Considering the offers currently available in terms of public cloud, and your internet usage, it is highly likely that you will never completely fill the disk space of this laptop.
Last point about the autonomy. the 15s-eq0004ns can work 5 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. 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 15s-eq0004ns one for watching movies and listening to music ?
This 15s-eq0004ns is a sensible option for anyone who will use it for watching movies and listening to music. It’s easy to find much better ones, although you won’t find any in this price range.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
HP has chosen a medium size screen to meet everyone’s needs. 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. Clearly, big enough to tire your eyes when watching movies, but also rather light (1.7 kg) when you have to carry it.
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 readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
For the sound part, the 15s-eq0004ns is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Ryzen 3 3200U that is several years old now. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
Equipped with the AMD Radeon Vega 3 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Regarding the connectivity part, HP has made efforts with available 3 ports. Much better than most of the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it 15s-eq0004ns seems inappropriate. With its autonomy of 5 hours, don’t expect to do a movie marathon. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
The 15s-eq0004ns to use while travelling.
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes 15s-eq0004ns to be easily carried around. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model HP. 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 15s-eq0004ns weights 1.7 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. One of the reasons is its 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.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The viewing is up to the mark.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
At the same time, the laptop processor Ryzen 3 3200U is struggling; in terms of power it does less well than its competitors, and consumes a lot of energy.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 5 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
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 no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .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.
Even if a portable laptop stays at the hotel 80% of the time, it is relevant to have a screen that is not too big so as not to be disturbed, but big enough to enjoy the image. The 15s-eq0004ns is a fair alternative with iis 15 inches.
On the connector side, it 15s-eq0004ns has 3 ports. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not 15s-eq0004ns really made for travelling.
The 15s-eq0004ns- the right model for audio or video editing ?
If your main professional activity is not audio or video editing, but you are looking for a laptop that can meet this need for your hobbies, then this 15s-eq0004ns is the right choice. 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.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Ryzen 3 3200U. 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.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, HP made the choice to put only one SSD. 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 15s-eq0004ns has only got one, with total 500 Gb storage for your movies and music. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (5 hours). It’s not much, and it’s best to let it plugged in while you’re editing audio or video. On this point HP could have done much better.
On the connection side, the 15s-eq0004nsi s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
This is a good product to start doing audio-visual editing. You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.
15s-eq0004ns 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. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. 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.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this 15s-eq0004ns an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 500 Gb drive. 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.
As far as space requirements are concerned, this computer weighs 1.7 Kg and is 15 inches sized; it is in the average range of other laptops.
For autonomy, 5 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
In conclusion, it 15s-eq0004ns is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.
15s-eq0004ns for office automation ?
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. This15s-eq0004ns is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
HP has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
It is one of the laptops available in the range. Average weight, with 1.7 Kg.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
This 15s-eq0004ns eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
About storage, this model has average space . It’s 500 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
The 15s-eq0004ns – in summary
Almost impossible for a laptop to be good everywhere, but on the other hand it is possible to obtain a average result. The 15s-eq0004ns corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– travel use
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– office tasks