Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.To make the choice easier, we have judged this HP Stream 14-cm0045na according to what you are going to do with it.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
Stream 14-cm0045na to surf 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. With this Stream 14-cm0045na, the company wanted to design a very basic model. The material used by HP are of average quality and the components have characteristics that are already dating. In the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less than 4 years.
This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 14 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the AMD A4-9125. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. 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. Your computer will work better and longer.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. By offering only 64 Gb, this Stream 14-cm0045na is one of the smallest in its category. 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, the autonomy of 5 hours is one of the worst on the market. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. 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.
Stream 14-cm0045na the right choice for watching movies ?
HP has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the Stream 14-cm0045na; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. In other words, a computer dedicated to “classic” uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
The computer proposed by HPis of average size. A model with a standard template, 14 inches, and good resolution. 1366×768. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. In the end, a homogeneous product that allows you to watch films and, with its 1.4 kg,it will be easy to take on the move.
Glossy screens are best suited to the indoor environment. Stream 14-cm0045na 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. On the other hand, because of this, the screen requires the viewer to take a break every 2 hours or so.
On the sound side, it Stream 14-cm0045na has good components: board and integrated speakers. 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. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor AMD A4-9125 that is several years old now. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel HD Graphics, which with 4 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.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 3 ports. Much better than most of the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
Nothing is more unpleasant than a computer that shuts down before the end of the film because of batteries of poor autonomy. That’s only 5 hours of battery life you have at your disposal. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.
Stream 14-cm0045na the right choice for travelling connected ?
This Stream 14-cm0045na is one of the average laptops; not really nomadic oriented, but still possible to carry on special occasions. We have analysed different scenarios : depending on whether it will be used for work, with bus-metro-train travel, or just for holidays and weekends. Here’s what it turned out : If you need to go on holiday and commuting, and because of its configuration size/weight/quality materials, it is a very good choice.
With a weight of 1.4 Kg, it is easily transportable. It is one of the lightest in its class. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. The explanation mainly comes down to the size of the screen: 14inches.
No backlit keyboard on this Stream 14-cm0045na. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
This model is supplied with a shiny slab. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. 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.
Too bad for the processor AMD A4-9125 that equips this computer; it is one of the weakest of the moment and moreoverit consumes too much power.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
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 reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 64 Gb SSD hard drive. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.Thanks to this, HP was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who will need more space, this Stream 14-cm0045na will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
With this model, HP definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. The Stream 14-cm0045na is a fair alternative with iis 14 inches.
At the connector level, this model provides 3 inputs. 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.
All the same, this Stream 14-cm0045na is interesting for those who travel.
Stream 14-cm0045na the right choice for audio or video editing ?
For non-professional use for audio or video editing, this Stream 14-cm0045na may be fine. It is correctly equipped on the processor level for speed and RAM for task management; 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. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor AMD A4-9125 does best. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
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. Here with 64 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (5 hours). Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. Maybe the next model will be better off.
For the connector part, the Stream 14-cm0045nahas the USB3 format. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. 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. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.
The Stream 14-cm0045na- the right model to play with?
It is now possible to use laptops for online or local gaming. With this Stream 14-cm0045na, 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. The main causes are related to a lack of homogeneity in the choice of the graphics chip, associated with the processor, the screen and the cooling level of the laptop.
This laptop has a resolution in 1366×768, which is one of the poorest existing today. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 64 Gb.
For online gaming, it Stream 14-cm0045na has high quality Wi-Fi. 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.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.4 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
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 Stream 14-cm0045na one. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.
Stream 14-cm0045na for office automation ?
Like the majority of its competitors, HP has designed Stream 14-cm0045na for office automation. It is a mature product.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. In this case, it is 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 1.4 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
Equipped with a slab without specific treatment, we unfortunately see many reflections on this Stream 14-cm0045na. Testing the lamp next to the screen can affect the quality of work in office use. Concerning light intensity, is is: not so good for eye comfort and work, but powerful in the dark to watch videos.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
The storage of this model, 64 Gb, is one of the smallest. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
In the end, this Stream 14-cm0045na is a good compromise. Well placed in terms of price, it will meet your needs for office use.
What about the Stream 14-cm0045na ?
This Stream 14-cm0045na will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– travel use
– making audio and video editing
– office tasks