Inexpensive and compact, in a rather elegant case what is more, the HP 14-dk1016nf is ideal for handling everyday office automation. This ultrabook is aimed directly at speed enthusiasts with its 256 GB SSD storage associated with 8 GB of RAM, components that ensure system fluidity. These support an AMD Dual Core Ryzen 3 processor, perfect for everyday use (mail, web, youtube …). Everything is enclosed in a 1.47 kg box with various connections (RJ45). On the other hand, nothing should be expected from the small battery in terms of endurance and the screen is basic.
Features of the HP 14-dk1016nf
|Screen (s)||14 “HD LED 220 nits (1366×768, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 3 3250U Picasso (2.6 GHz, 2 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2400 Mhz|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 3|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.2 1 USB 3.2 Type-C, HDMI, SD / SDHC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1), Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)|
|Audio system||2 loudspeakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 S Home 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||5 hours / 3-cell, 41 Wh Li-ion|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.47 Kg / 324 x 225 x 19.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP 14-dk1016nf
The HP 14-dk1016nf design does not really change from that of its predecessor (HP 14-cm). Housed in a silver-tinted polycarbonate shell, it embellishes the keyboard surround with a lightly brushed pattern while the other surfaces are smooth and mat.
Well distributed, the connections bring together most of the interfaces currently expected at this level of the range. There is an HDMI output, an SD card reader, two USB 3.2 ports and the welcome addition of a USB 3.2 Type-C port. Recent WiFi AC and Bluetooth 4.2 modules are also part of the game as well as a Gigabit RJ45 Ethernet port, increasingly rare on these small format PCs.
On the other hand, the observation concerning the screen is a little less exciting. The definition is standard (1366 x 768 pixels) and the support of a TN panel causes narrow viewing angles as well as average colorimetry. The brightness given by HP is 220 nits, logical for the price bracket. Good point nevertheless, an anti- reflective treatment will facilitate the visibility of the information on the screen when the ambient light is pronounced.
Performance, battery life of the HP 14-dk1016nf
From its configuration is essential especially the storage which gives pride of place to the reactivity. Indeed, a dedicated 256 GB SSD is in the game, making it possible to bring its share of fluidity to Windows 10 and to the overall execution of programs while not sacrificing too much capacity. If we count the space occupied by the system and by the programs, there is about 200 GB of free space, enough to house a small part of your game library. For the rest, you will have to opt for an external or online solution.
The ultraportable can also count on a low-power AMD Ryzen 3 3250U APU to get it through everyday tasks. Without being able to match the latest Core i3-10110U or i3-1005G1 from Intel, it is perfect for surfing the web, reading videos or doing spreadsheets or word processing and even a little photo editing. the occasion. What’s more, multitasking is fluid thanks to the 8 GB RAM .
The AMD Radeon Vega 3 chipset integrated into the processor will take care of the graphics rendering, enough to support current use without the possibility of playing except “casual gaming”.
Let’s finish with a word about the battery life of this HP 14 which uses an average battery (41Whr). Count on about 5 hours of battery life in Internet browsing with active Wifi.