In a few words
Experienced users do not have the same needs as beginners. You are looking for a laptop and you hesitate between several models.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 have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert – compatible with internet use?
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 in this spirit that HP has developed this Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert -.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
It’s a big screen that you have: 15 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Ryzen 5 4600H. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. 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. Having 8 Gb of RAM, Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert – is a laptop in the average. If needed you can add more, thanks to the extra slots inside.
With its 500 Gb of hard disk, you are within the average of other computers. If, on the other hand, you are storing photos, video or music, it will be filled up quickly. 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.
Finally, thanks to an autonomy of 7 hours, you will have enough time to browse the web in Internet browsing mode with active Wifi. This is one of the most important laptops on the market at the moment compared to other laptops. A feature that will keep you surfing for a long time.
Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert – for videos?
This Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert – is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. Not the best, however it is one of the models existing in a tight price range.
It is sometimes complicated to choose among all the laptops, which ones are specifically designed for this type of use; this section is made to identify if this model is made for you.
For this model, HP thought big. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1920×1080. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 2 kg, partly because of the screen size.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. 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.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert -. 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 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.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Ryzen 5 4600H is now outdated. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
Equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 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.
On the connectivity side, you will have 3 ports. In the norm compared to most other computers in the competition.Between, the speakers, the mouse, and the external hard drive you will have little possibility to add many more peripherals.
As for the batteries, you could almost replace your TV set with this Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert – one. With 7 hours of autonomy, it is one of the best models in its range. Your viewing will not be abruptly stopped in the middle of your movie, Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.
The Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert – to use while travelling.
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert – to be easily carried around. This seems to be the issue that the HP didn’t really take into account in the design of this Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert -. 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 Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert – weights 2 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. For 15 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
No backlit keyboard on this Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert -. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The screen shows an interesting result.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
CPU Ryzen 5 4600H power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
Note that like all manufacturers, HP is optimistic about the autonomy of this Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert -. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
With this model you have one of the best autonomy of the moment with 7 hours.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 500 Gb SSD hard drive. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. 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 Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert – will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. The main reason is its 15 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
This Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert – allows external elements to be associated via 3 connectors. It is in the average of what is done on competing models.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert – for travel use.
The Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert – to make 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 Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert -meets this need perfectly. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, HP has designed an interesting product. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Windows 10, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
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 Ryzen 5 4600H does best. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. 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. The Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert – allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 500 Gb. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
The pleasure of working on a computer without being a slave to the electrical connection. Here, it’s 7 hours of autonomy available. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment.
On the connection side, the Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert -i s equipped with USB 3 technology. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
With the Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert -, you’re moving towards a very good product. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And for the right price/quality ratio.
A quality product, designed by HP with facilities on the use in audiovisual editing mode.
The Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert – for online or local games.
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. 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.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert – an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 500 Gb drive. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
For Wi-Fi technology, HP decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
With a weight 2 Kg and a screen size of 15 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
It has an autonomy of 7 hours, more than many others.
It Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert – is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.
Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert – the right choice for office automation ?
Access on efficiency, this Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert – is part of the laptops provided for office automation. With this product, the manufacturer brings a quality computer to the market.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. In this case, it is Windows 10.
It is one of the laptops available in the range. Its weight of 2 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
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.
About storage, this model has average space . It’s 500 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
In conclusion, this laptop is interesting. It makes it possible to make office automation for a tight price.
Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert – the right choice for the right use
Almost impossible for a laptop to be good everywhere, but on the other hand it is possible to obtain a average result. The Pavilion 15-ec1066nf Noir/Vert – corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– travel use
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– making audio and video editing