Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.We’ve put this 14s-fq0011nf Blanc through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
14s-fq0011nf Blanc to surf the Internet?
If your need for a laptop comes down to surfing the web, whether on e-commerce or information sites, and to making a few tables in excel, you could be satisfied with this 14s-fq0011nf Blanc. With this 14s-fq0011nf Blanc, 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.
With a 14 inches size, it is in the average, and you can carry it relatively easily. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Ryzen 3 3250U. 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. 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. The lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 4 Gb of memory. Chances are you’ll have to add some memory over time. Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. With only 256 Gb, HP considers that you won’t need to store too many files locally, and that you’ll rather do it on a public cloud. 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.
Additional point concerning autonomy: 6 hours of tranquility. This is standard for this range of laptops, and for the type of battery it is equipped with. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.
14s-fq0011nf Blanc the right choice for watching movies ?
HP presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. This 14s-fq0011nf Blanc is a multipurpose laptop that will suit most uses, whether it’s for playing resource-efficient games, light photo editing, or for office work and web browsing. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
HP has chosen a medium size screen to meet everyone’s needs. This diagonal of 14 inches and a resolution of 1366×768, is a good compromise. 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 1.5 kg,it will be easy to take on the move.
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.
On the sound side, it 14s-fq0011nf Blanc 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. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Ryzen 3 3250U is now outdated. 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.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one AMD Radeon Vega 3, 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.
In the connectivity part, you have 3 ports available. About the average compared to the competition.You will need to prioritize the devices you want to connect, as they will not all fit at the same time.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. HP promises 6 hours of battery life; that’s about average.
The 14s-fq0011nf Blanc- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
This 14s-fq0011nf Blanc is one of the average laptops; not really nomadic oriented, but still possible to carry on special occasions. We tested several functions depending on their intended use : for holidays, weekends, or continuously on public transport for work. And here’s the result : What makes this one of the best laptops to carry is the balance between weight, size and the set of components chosen by HP.
Its weight of 1.5 Kg makes it easy to move. It is one of the lightest in this category. It’s hard to have a large, lightweight laptop; the compromise is made according to your use. One of the causes of its weight is related to the size of his 14 inches screen.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
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.
With the installation of the processor Ryzen 3 3250U, the power consumption is rather important.
Note that like all manufacturers, HP is optimistic about the autonomy of this 14s-fq0011nf Blanc. 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.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 6 hours before the breakdown.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 256 Gb. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.For those who will need more space, this 14s-fq0011nf Blanc will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
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. Because of its size, 14 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
This 14s-fq0011nf Blanc allows external elements to be associated via 3 connectors. This is roughly equivalent to what the competition is offering.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
With this 14s-fq0011nf Blanc, HP offers a laptop which is a correct choice for travelling, as long as it is not too often.
The 14s-fq0011nf Blanc for audio or video editing ?
If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. It appears that this 14s-fq0011nf Blancmeets this need perfectly. With these components, HP puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Ryzen 3 3250U. 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. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. Here with 256 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.
For the autonomy part, HP proposes last generation batteries. Indicated for an autonomy of 6 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. A duration which is on the other hand equivalent to the other machines at the moment.
For the connector part, the 14s-fq0011nf Blanchas 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.
It 14s-fq0011nf Blanc is consequently well designed for this type of use. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
14s-fq0011nf Blanc for video games?
It is now possible to use laptops for online or local gaming. Our tests have shown that yhis 14s-fq0011nf Blanc wasn’t designed for video games. 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. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. 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.
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.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 256 Gb.
A better access to wifi on this 14s-fq0011nf Blanc that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
On the practical transport side, this model is one of the lightest on the market, with 1.5 Kg.
Please note that with an autonomy of 6 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this 14s-fq0011nf Blanc one. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.
14s-fq0011nf Blanc the right choice for office automation ?
In case your unique and main everyday use is a tool for office automation, HP may have put a rather low computer on the market. In detail, here’s what’s going on.
Customary of this OS, HP has chosen as usual. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. An almost featherweight of 1.5 Kg.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
The storage of this model, 256 Gb, is one of the smallest. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
So, in summary, it appears that it 14s-fq0011nf Blanc is less interesting than its competitors. For the same price you will find more suitable and more powerful models.
The 14s-fq0011nf Blanc – in summary
The conclusion of the test 14s-fq0011nf Blanc is that almost all its specifications are below the others. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– travel use
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– making audio and video editing