Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Your computer will not be limited to technical specifications, so we have built a test plan according to the use you will make of it.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
14s-fq0023nf Argent to surf the Internet?
Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.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 14s-fq0023nf Argent.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. Material that seem to be well-designed.
This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 14 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. A reasonable choice equips this model; the Ryzen 5 3500U. HP basic idea that you’re not going to put too much strain on that laptop. Moreover, because of this processor, you can be sure that you have a tool that allows you to navigate the Internet correctly. The 8 Gb of RAM available on this 14s-fq0023nf Argent is correct, equivalent to other products in the same price range. If needed you can add more, thanks to the extra slots inside.
The 500 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. In any case, it should be enough for a use like surfing the web. HP comes with this 14s-fq0023nf Argent a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
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. This laptop is in the middle of the range for its autonomy. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.
14s-fq0023nf Argent for videos?
This 14s-fq0023nf Argent is a sensible option for anyone who will use it for watching movies and listening 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.
HP decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. This diagonal of 14 inches and a resolution of 1366×768, is a good compromise. The rendered image is well detailed, with a bright and vivid rendering. In conclusion, it is a well-balanced product that allows the films to be viewed correctly; and with a contained weight of 1.5 kg, it is easily transportable.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
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-fq0023nf 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 short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
This 14s-fq0023nf Argent, equipped with a processor Ryzen 5 3500U, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. With this, you are sure to have a scalable product (if needed), and that will fit perfectly with your peripherals (speakers, video projectors, etc…). This will result in fluid video and audio sessions.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one AMD Radeon Vega 8, which with 8 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. This is standard compared to computers currently available on the market.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-fq0023nf Argent can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. You have 6 hours of autonomy in unplugged mode, which is in the average.
14s-fq0023nf Argent the right choice for travelling connected ?
One of the primary functions of a laptop is to be easily transportable. So we put this test to the 14s-fq0023nf Argent. Is he home-work oriented? Or will you be able to take it on a trip? These are the questions we will answer. Or should this use be confined to going from the living room to your kitchen.
However, we were able to discover through his overall score, that it is among the best for the travel aspect.
With a weight of 1.5 Kg, it is easily transportable. It is one of the lightest in this category. 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 14s-fq0023nf Argent. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
The manufacturer offers the processor Ryzen 5 3500U on this laptop; in average in terms of power compared to other products in the same range, and also in terms of energy 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.
An autonomy of 6 hours allows this model to average what the competitors do.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 500 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.With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .For those who will need more space, this 14s-fq0023nf Argent will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Knowing that you’ll have to carry this laptop by plane, train, or other means, it’s handy. Because of its size, 14 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
With 3 connectors, this 14s-fq0023nf Argent allows multiple connections. This is roughly equivalent to what the competition is offering.
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…
Taking all this into account, we can say that it will be useful for you on holiday.
The 14s-fq0023nf Argent to make audio or video editing.
Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this 14s-fq0023nf Argent can suit you. It is correctly equipped on the processor level for speed and RAM for task management; Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
Possibly for occasional use, the processor Ryzen 5 3500U will allow you to perform certain tasks, if they are initiated individually. 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. If you decide to install pro applications, you may need to add more memory or you may experience performance degradation.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, HP made the choice to put only one SSD. 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. The 14s-fq0023nf Argent has only got one, with total 500 Gb storage for your movies and music. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
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 duration which is on the other hand equivalent to the other machines at the moment.
On the connection side, the 14s-fq0023nf Argenti 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.
A quality product, designed by HP with facilities on the use in audiovisual editing mode. It will also do very well for word processing or web browsing when you need it. In short, an interesting choice in this price range.
The 14s-fq0023nf Argent for online or local 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-fq0023nf Argent, it may be better to go to other models. The HP technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
Provided with a resolution of 1366×768, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
HP has also chosen a processor Ryzen 5 3500U which has the merit of doing many calculations in parallel, and for the graphic part, the AMD Radeon Vega 8, for a good result. Of course, there are much better ones, but with the processor Ryzen 5 3500U’s computing power, the image recreated in terms of colorimetry and fluidity are of good quality.
For the vast majority of users, this brings a result perfectly adapted to most of the games of the moment.
HP like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this 14s-fq0023nf Argent an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 500 Gb drive. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
For Wi-Fi technology, HP decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.5 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 6 hours.
In the end, we do not recommend this 14s-fq0023nf Argent for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.
The 14s-fq0023nf Argent for office automation.
This product could wrongly make you think that this is what you need. Here are the main reasons.
HP has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
Assuming that you will have to take this laptop to the office, on a trip, or any other travel, you will appreciate its weight. A weight of 1.5 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
HP chose the matt tile option for this 14s-fq0023nf Argent that does not reflect light. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. About 500 Gb, more than enough for office use.
In short, the 14s-fq0023nf Argent is an average choice. It would be more suitable for other, simpler uses, such as web browsing.
What about the 14s-fq0023nf Argent ?
Almost impossible for a laptop to be good everywhere, but on the other hand it is possible to obtain a average result. With the 14s-fq0023nf Argent you can be sure to have an efficient laptop, compared to competitors.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– playing video games
– office tasks
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– travel use