The HP 14s-dq1030nf Argent – Core i5-1035G1 : the laptop for traveling

Foreword

Latest release in the range HP, we’ve been running tests on 14s-dq1030nf Argent…Some computers have power, others have more basic features.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.

14s-dq1030nf Argent the right choice for surfing the internet?

We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. With this 14s-dq1030nf Argent, 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 other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
It’s almost the perfect tool for travelling. A screen 14 inches that makes this model transportable anywhere. The processor at the heart of this laptop, a Core i5-1035G1, is a rational choice. Indeed, the power it delivers is interesting, even if it is not the latest generation of component. A logical decision in relation to the intended use of this computer: surfing the Internet and sufficient computing power. The 8 Gb of RAM available on this 14s-dq1030nf Argent is correct, equivalent to other products in the same price range. If needed you can add more, thanks to the extra slots inside.
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 256 Gb. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
Finally, an important point for a laptop: autonomy; here you will have 6 hours of freedom before you have to plug it back into the socket. It is in the average range of what is done with today’s battery technology. Because of this last point, you can either switch to a competitor’s laptop or always have the product plugged in; it’s up to you.

Is 14s-dq1030nf Argent one for watching movies and listening to music ?

HP has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this 14s-dq1030nf Argent 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.
Equipped with a small screen size, 14 inches, it has a resolution format 1920×1080. Nevertheless, the colours remain beautiful, with detailed contrasts in the images. 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. The big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 1.5 kilogram.
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. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this 14s-dq1030nf Argent. 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.
This 14s-dq1030nf Argent, equipped with a processor Core i5-1035G1, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. Although it is in the middle of the range, this processor will be able to evolve according to your future needs, and in the immediate future will allow a good compatibility with all your peripherals. This will result in fluid video and audio sessions.
With Intel UHD Graphics 620, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
For connectivity, you will have 3 ports. In the norm compared to most other computers in the competition.You will need to prioritize the devices you want to connect, as they will not all fit at the same time.
As for battery life, it 14s-dq1030nf Argent can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. 6 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see. 

14s-dq1030nf Argent the right choice for travelling connected ?

One of the primary functions of a laptop is to be easily transportable. We therefore analysed this 14s-dq1030nf Argent from the point of view of nomadic use. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
However, we were able to discover through his overall score, that it is among the best for the travel aspect.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It is one of the lightest in its class. It’s hard to have a large, lightweight laptop; the compromise is made according to your use. With a 14 inches screen, it is not easy to surf the internet or to look at pictures in a group.
No backlit keyboard on this 14s-dq1030nf Argent. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. The viewing is up to the mark.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
A processor Core i5-1035G1that allows this computer to be equivalent to other laptops in terms of power and power consumption.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by HP must be reduced. Rather count on 70% of this value in standard use; the more you use the processor, the lower the figure will be.
As for the autonomy , the batteries will allow you to use it for about 6 hours.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 256 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.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. With a screen of 14 inches and an ultra light weight, it is one of the best in its category.
HP provides 3connectors on this model. It’s one of the average laptops.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
HP clearly provides with this 14s-dq1030nf Argent a very good choice for the trip.

The 14s-dq1030nf Argent- the right model for audio or video editing ?

Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this 14s-dq1030nf Argent can suit you. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. This is below what dedicated computers do for professional use, but a good level for those who need it.
Generally speaking, for occasional use, the choice of processor Core i5-1035G1 makes it possible. With its 8 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. As standard, you will have the applications to make your video editing or your photo or music modifications. And in case you want to go further, you will be able to do so provided you add a bit of memory.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The 14s-dq1030nf Argent has only got one, with total 256 Gb storage for your movies and music. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. The available battery life is of 6 hours in standard conditions of use, which means keeping the charger close at hand because the audio-visual assembly consumes a lot of power. A result in the average of the competitors.
For the connector part, the 14s-dq1030nf Argenthas the USB3 format. 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.
You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. In short, an interesting choice in this price range.

14s-dq1030nf Argent for video games?

It is now possible to use laptops for online or local gaming. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this 14s-dq1030nf Argent, it may be better to go to other models. 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.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
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. 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. Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
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.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. 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.
Even if the weight is not very important when you use it for games, know that this model is one of the lightest of the market with its 1.5 Kg.
By offering 6 hours of autonomy, this computer is in the middle of the market.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this 14s-dq1030nf Argent one. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.

Is the 14s-dq1030nf Argent adapted to office automation ?

This product could wrongly make you think that this is what you need. Here are the main reasons.
Customary of this OS, HP has chosen as usual. 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 weighs 1.5 Kg, which is the best at the moment.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 256 Gb. If you are used to backing up everything locally, you will have to think about adding an external hard drive, because the hard drive 14s-dq1030nf Argentcan be quickly filled.
Simply put, it’s not 14s-dq1030nf Argent the best choice for office use. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.

14s-dq1030nf Argent the right choice for the right use

The conclusion of the test 14s-dq1030nf Argent is that almost all its specifications are below the others. 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
– office tasks
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– making audio and video editing
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– travel use