The HP 15s-eq0083nf is a compact and fairly light 15-inch ultrabook that is an attractive option for office and multimedia enthusiasts looking for a little mobility without spending too much. An AMD Ryzen 7 Quad Core with Vega 10 graphics solution is in the driver’s seat to meet the needs of most users, backed up by 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD storage for system responsiveness, while still allowing for a bit of storage space. The whole thing is brought to life by a matte Full HD display with thin edges and the silver design is elegant and goes everywhere. On the other hand, beware of the plastic case which is not very robust when traveling and the screen has a fairly modest quality (TN).
Features of the HP 15s-eq0083nf
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD LED 220nits micro-edge (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 3700U Picasso (2.3 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 10|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4b, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1, Realtek RTL8821CE), Bluetooth 4.2|
|Audio system||2 loudspeakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 41Whr (210 gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.74 Kg / 358.5 x 242 x 17.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP 15s-eq0083nf
If it does not radically change the codes present on entry-level HP laptops, the design of the HP 15s-eq0083nf takes the right turns. With its neat silver chassis (Natural Silver), it is not without getting closer to the ranges above, Pavilion or even Envy. The aesthetic remains very simple with smooth matte surfaces awakened only by the chrome HP logo on the back of the cover. The interior is embellished with a brushed effect. The frame is made of plastic, so be careful when traveling.
The keyboard is not backlit on this model but has a numeric keypad.
It is in terms of format that we can see the efforts made by HP. With 1.7 kg on the scale for this model without hard disk and 17.9 mm thick , the PC displays the measurements of an ultrabook and will not be against a few trips.
Video enthusiasts will be able to take advantage of the Full HD screen (1920 x 1080 px) which will deploy a high display density to make the most of your High Definition content while the anti-reflective treatment is there to ensure good visibility on the screen in strong ambient light. Watching movies and other videos will be all the more comfortable. However, we are dealing with a TN panel which will limit the approach angles.
For its part, the connection receives all the standard at this level with the presence of two USB 3.1 ports of standard size, a USB Type-C port , an HDMI output, a multiformat SD card reader and a headphone jack. Wifi AC and Bluetooth 4.2 modules are also on the menu, it is not the most recent but is still very widespread. There is no biometric authentication solution.
Performance, battery life of the HP 15s-eq0083nf
Let’s continue with the component that gives full scale to the ultrabook: the AMD Quad Core Ryzen 7 3700U low-power Picasso processor . Comparable in performance to an Intel Quad Core i7-8565U (9th gen), everyday usage is fully supported and you can even tackle photo editing, video editing, and light computing tasks without too much shaking. Especially since the APU is supported by 8 GB of RAM , a total adequate to navigate smoothly in multitasking .
The graphics part is entrusted to the AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 chip integrated into the processor. In theory, this is capable of providing roughly the same level of play as a GeForce MX230 and therefore outperforms the Intel UHD 620 chip integrated in low-consumption Intel processors. A few casual players will be able to be content with it and launch most of the old and undemanding titles provided the definition is lowered to HD.
Another strong point of this HP 15s-eq0083nf, the 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD will significantly enhance the overall responsiveness of the system on a daily basis compared to a configuration with a mechanical hard drive. Based on a PCIe interface faster than SATA3, the SSD ensures shortened load times, almost instantaneous Windows launch and very fast file copies, not to mention the qualities in terms of energy savings, durability and silence from the SSD. Not to spoil anything, its capacity is not ridiculous and can accommodate a good part of your game library.
Let’s finish with the battery life that must deal with a small battery of 41Whr. Understand that mobility will therefore be a little hampered with 5 to 6 hours at best of web browsing with active Wifi.