As an introduction to this analysis
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.What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
We’ve put this Pavilion 14-ce0090TX through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Pavilion 14-ce0090TX compatible with internet use?
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. This Pavilion 14-ce0090TX is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. The material used by HP are of average quality and the components have characteristics that are already dating. In other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 14 inches size. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Core i5-8250U. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. With less than a 8 Gb of RAM, it Pavilion 14-ce0090TX is a fair one. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the Pavilion 14-ce0090TX, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. If you want to have your holiday photos locally, you’ll soon reach the limit of 1128 Gb. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
Finally, the autonomy of 8 hours is one of the worst on the market. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the Pavilion 14-ce0090TX is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
Is Pavilion 14-ce0090TX one for watching movies and listening to music ?
HP presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this Pavilion 14-ce0090TX is to be classified as entry-level: not exceptional, but on the other hand, not expensive. In short, this is a an unremarkable computer that is not comfortable with strictly multimedia use.
As for the screen, it is a model of reduced size, 14 inches, with a 1920×1080. 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 1.6 kg, partly thanks to its small screen size.
Like the majority of the laptops screen on the market, this model is equipped with the glossy finish. HP is primarily intended for film lovers the Pavilion 14-ce0090TX. Taking full advantage of the backlighting, this tile benefits from the glossy coating which offers more contrasts. On the other hand, you may feel visually tired after 2 or 3 hours of viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Pavilion 14-ce0090TX. 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.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Core i5-8250U, which today is rather light for this kind of use. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
Equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
HP didn’t prioritize connectivity on this laptop. For the Pavilion 14-ce0090TX has only 3 ports. It’s a little tight for you to plug everything in at once.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this Pavilion 14-ce0090TX may not be suitable. Indeed, with 8 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. Before the end of some movies in long version, you will have to put the power cable back on, otherwise this laptop will turn itself off. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.
Pavilion 14-ce0090TX compatible with on the move use ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Pavilion 14-ce0090TX 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.
With a weight of 1.6 Kg, it is easily transportable. It is one of the lightest in this category. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. With a 14 inches screen, it is not easy to surf the internet or to look at pictures in a group.
The backlit keyboard decided by HP for this model was not Pavilion 14-ce0090TX really necessary, but it will be useful if you work in a dimly lit plane, taxi or subway. In addition, the materials used are of good quality.
The glossy slab offers better viewing comfort than the previous model. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. On the other hand, this shiny slab can be a nuisance in brightly lit areas.
This model does not have a matt or anti-reflective tile. It would have allowed a better use of this model outdoors.
CPU Core i5-8250U power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of HP; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 8 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
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 1128 Gb. This double disk technology allows to record the operating system on the principle of the usb key, and to store personal data on a standard disk but more resistant in time. With an absence of moving mechanical parts on the OS and startup part, it means less risk in terms of fragility and generated heat that can cause the laptop to fail. If you still run out of space, all you need to do is buy an external drive.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. Equipped with a compact 14 inches screen, it is one of the smallest models of the moment.
It Pavilion 14-ce0090TX provides only 3 connectors. This makes it one of the least well equipped models currently.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this Pavilion 14-ce0090TX for travel use.
The Pavilion 14-ce0090TX- the right model for audio or video editing ?
Not really designed for video editing or music. This type of use requires power and memory, which this model lacks. Even if it would be possible to do audio or video cutting, it doesn’t seem to correspond to this need. HP has favoured more standard uses, which require less computing speed. Note that this model is not of the latest generation. So use this laptop for simple tasks, otherwise you’ll reach the limits and very often you’ll have frozen screens .
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Core i5-8250U that is almost obsolete. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
For audio and video editing use, it is interesting to have a laptop combining hard drive and SSD; hard drive for large storage capacity, SSD for fast flash memory. Here, the laptop advantageously has a good space of storage. This model offers the best possibilities with a storage space of 1128 Gb. HP offers a computer among the best in its category. The short film scenes you will have created will be stored locally without any problems. And if necessary, via its USB port, you can transfer files at high speed to external drives.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (8 hours). 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.
For the connector part, the Pavilion 14-ce0090TXhas the USB3 format. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
In the end, it is a product not allowing audio and video editing. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.
Pavilion 14-ce0090TX the right choice to play online?
Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. With this Pavilion 14-ce0090TX, 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 1920×1080, this model is below standard ones. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
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. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Our tests have shown that for HP this computer is not intended for playing video games. An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
When it comes to disk space, this computer ranks low.1128 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
Even if this model has Wi-Fi, it is not 5Ghz, so it is of lower quality. Too bad, it could have been interesting.
On the practical transport side, this model is one of the lightest on the market, with 1.6 Kg.
For autonomy, 8 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
In short, an average rendering that makes this Pavilion 14-ce0090TX a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.
Pavilion 14-ce0090TX the right choice for office automation ?
This product could wrongly make you think that this is what you need. Review of the details for this new laptop.
HP has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. In this case, it is Windows 10 Home 64.
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 1.6 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
No anti-reflective treatment on this Pavilion 14-ce0090TX. If you spend a lot of time on your computer, you will experience more eye strain. As far as the colour palette is concerned, it is well balanced even if they are less faithful than the colours your TV set gives you.
When working in semi-dark areas, you will appreciate the backlighting of the keypad on this Pavilion 14-ce0090TX.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 1128 Gb. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
Simply put, it’s not Pavilion 14-ce0090TX the best choice for office use. For the same price you will find more suitable and more powerful models.
Finally, the Pavilion 14-ce0090TX….
In the end, our analysis will have shown that it Pavilion 14-ce0090TX is disappointing whatever the uses. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks