Versatile thin silver laptop, light and elegant, the HP 15s-eq1038nf with 15-inch Full HD anti -glare screen takes advantage of a high capacity 1TB SSD storage which enhances its responsiveness. It is also efficient thanks to its Octo Core AMD Renoir Ryzen 7 processor and its good amount of 16 GB RAM. Undemanding games can run on this PC thanks to the Radeon Vega 7 graphics part. A USB 3.1 Type connection. This is also the program of this computer, however without Wi-Fi ax or keyboard backlighting system but equipped with a fingerprint reader.
Specifications HP 15s-eq1038nf
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED 220cd / m² 45% NTSC micro-edges (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Renoir (2.0 GHz, 8 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz, 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 7 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4b, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1, Realtek RTL8821C), Bluetoot 4 2|
|Windows Hello||Yes, fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 loudspeakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 41Whr (210 gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.69 Kg / 358.5 x 242 x 17.9|
Chassis, connectivity, screen of the HP 15s-eq1038nf
It sports an elegant and discreet design with its Natural Silver frame brushed vertical pattern (dixit HP). It can be recharged to about 50% in 45 minutes.
In terms of connectivity, this thin and light laptop is well equipped with its USB 3.1 Type-C, its wireless Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi ac modules to communicate and connect remotely, its practical HDMI video output for connecting it easily to a TV or monitor for example, its audio port or even its 2 USB 3.0 (both USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected above.
What a pity, however, that the chiclet keyboard is not equipped with a backlighting system to better distinguish its keys in a dimly lit environment.
Some people will appreciate in any case that a biometric reader is integrated to authenticate by fingerprint recognition, which is possible via Windows Hello technology.
The screen adopts a 16: 9 format and a precise Full HD definition which lends itself well to video playback. TN, the screen has conventional viewing angles unlike IPS screens with large angles. Thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen also offers better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel.
Performance, battery life of the HP 15s-eq1038nf
The HP 15s-eq1038nf is for those who want to purchase a 15-inch, lightweight and responsive thin High Definition laptop for everyday general-purpose use.
It takes advantage of SSD storage whose large capacity of 1TB easily rivals what can be obtained from hard disks, which is appreciable. And all the more so since an SSD is silent while being more energy efficient than a hard drive, more resistant to shocks and much faster.
Concretely thanks to the SSD, this thin and light laptop is much more responsive and fluid than if it were based on a simple hard drive. This implies much faster starts / stops, treatments and launches of software, for example, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
The SSD therefore accompanies the heart of this computer very well. Composed of a good amount of 16 GB RAM above average and very appreciable in multitasking, as well as an AMD Octo Core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) processor low consumption Ryzen 4700U Renoir, it delivers good general performance at even to satisfy many users.
Of course, to often perform heavy work in processor resources, we can opt for a PC with a non-low consumption processor. That being said, thanks to its 8 cores, the Ryzen 7 4700U does well in the processing operations using multicore and RAM, especially since it is supported by the SSD.
No dedicated graphics card on board here. The players will therefore go their own way, unless they are satisfied with titles that consume little graphics resources. In any case, of course, you can watch photos and videos on this PC thanks to the Radeon Vega 7 graphics part housed in the Octo Core Renoir. It is close to an entry-level dedicated graphics card and significantly more powerful than the UHD 620 of Intel processors.
Finally in terms of battery life, bet on about 5 hours of battery operation in light use for this computer whose controlled weight and thinness facilitate transport, like an Ultrabook.