Latest release in the range HP, we’ve been running tests onG6 1WY15EA…Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.To make the choice easier, we have judged this HP G6 1WY15EA according to what you are going to do with it.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
G6 1WY15EA the right choice for surfing the internet?
What you expect from a mobile phone is that it allows you to surf the Web, and possibly allow you to write e-mails, do calculations in a spreadsheet or word processor. An inexpensive computer such as G6 1WY15EA may seem to be the solution. HP is a manufacturer that has been offering laptops for several years now, but for this laptop they have used lower quality components. In the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less than 4 years.
You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 15 inches size. With a processor Core i3-6006U, HP offers an already outdated technology. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. Very clearly, with only 4 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. Chances are you’ll have to add some memory over time. In terms of memory, you will be assured of having a machine that is more fluid.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. For those who regularly work on a public or private cloud, the available 500 gigabytes will be enough. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
Last point concerning the autonomy of 5 hours: A time of freedom that you will have to take into account and keep the power kit not too far away. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the G6 1WY15EA is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
G6 1WY15EA the right choice for watching movies ?
HP has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this G6 1WY15EA is to be classified as entry-level: not exceptional, but on the other hand, not expensive. In other words, a computer dedicated to “classic” uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
As for the screen, it is a model of reduced size, 15 inches, with a 1366×768. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. The only criticism that could be drawn is its size, which makes it a small device compared to other competing models at the same price; over a whole day, it can tire the eyes. However, this computer has a criteria that will interest some nomadic users, the weight; here it weighs only 1.9 kg, partly thanks to its small screen size.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this G6 1WY15EA. 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 other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Core i3-6006U, which today is rather light for this kind of use. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
Equipped with the Intel HD Graphics 520 graphic card, and with 4 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Few possibilities will be offered to you for the connection part. Indeed, it G6 1WY15EA has only 3 ports. Not enough to connect everything; you’ll have to choose.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it G6 1WY15EA seems inappropriate. With its autonomy of 5 hours, don’t expect to do a movie marathon. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
The G6 1WY15EA- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes G6 1WY15EA 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.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It is one of the lightest in its class. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. With a 15 inches screen, it is not easy to surf the internet or to look at pictures in a group.
No backlit keyboard on this G6 1WY15EA. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. The screen shows an interesting result.
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.
Here this laptop is not very powerful because of its processor Core i3-6006U; it’s inferior to the competition, and it’s not very good in terms of energy consumption.
The result is a poorer autonomy. 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.
With 5 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
Because of the technology used, it will be better not to move this computer too much. Because, due to its weight and size, every move will put you at risk of damaging it. Equipped with a standard 500 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.
Even though your laptop will stay in the hotel more often than in a briefcase when you take it to the airport, you will appreciate its volume. Equipped with a compact 15 inches screen, it is one of the smallest models of the moment.
The manufacturer offers only a few connection options, with only 3 connectors. Currently on all available models, it is the laptop that has the poorest equipment.
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 G6 1WY15EA, HP deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
G6 1WY15EA the right choice for audio or video editing ?
The publishing or the musical creation are not the uses that the engineers of HP have thought of for this G6 1WY15EA. This type of use requires power and memory, which this model lacks. However, this does not prevent you from editing as long as you are patient and no other applications are launched. Here, both the processor and the general design of the model are obsolete. In short, prefer a model that will be a little more expensive, but much more efficient.
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 Core i3-6006U. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
With 500 Gb hard drive size, you have enough space.This size is one of the best on the market in this product range. This is an important consideration since a few minutes of home video will fill your player faster than you thought. HP has made a less expensive technological choice by putting only one standard hard drive. The SSD would have been much faster than the current one even though the life span is shorter.
With 5 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. With most competitors on the market, this figure is better.
On the connection side, the G6 1WY15EAi s equipped with USB 3 technology. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. 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.
Clearly, it’s not G6 1WY15EA designed for audio-visual editing. However, it will be perfect for web browsing and word processing.
The G6 1WY15EA- the right model to play with?
Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. With this G6 1WY15EA, it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. 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.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. 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 Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.500 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
A better access to wifi on this G6 1WY15EA that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. 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.
On the practical transport side, this model is one of the lightest on the market, with 1.9 Kg.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 5 hours available.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this G6 1WY15EA one. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.
G6 1WY15EA the right choice for office automation ?
Not really designed for office use, G6 1WY15EA it’s still a good product. Review of the details for this new laptop.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It is equipped with Windows 10.
Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. This model, with its 1.9 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
Key spacing will be important for office use. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
HP chose the matt tile option for thisG6 1WY15EA that does not reflect light. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
With only 500 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
So, in summary, it appears that it G6 1WY15EA is less interesting than its competitors. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.
In short, is the G6 1WY15EA, the right choice ?
The conclusion of the test G6 1WY15EA is that almost all its specifications are below the others. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks