The HP 14s-dq1004nf is a 14-inch ultrabook equipped to support office automation enthusiasts in their daily life. Offered with a carrying case and a 4-in-1 printer, it concentrates a good level of power thanks to its 10th gen quad-core Core i5. as well as satisfactory system responsiveness enabled by the 8 GB RAM and the dedicated 256 GB SSD, a perfect package for productive office automation. The setting in images is a little less exciting with its 14-inch HD anti-reflective screen (768p) slipped into a white frame that goes everywhere. On the other hand, we have already seen more compact in its category and the keyboard is not backlit.
Specs of the HP 14s-dq1013nf
|Screen (s)||14 “HD LED micro-edge 250 nits (1366×768, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1035G1 Ice Lake (1.0 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD Graphics G1|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI, SD / SDHC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Audio system||2 loudspeakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||7 hours / Li-ion 3 cells 41Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.46 Kg / 324 x 225 x 17.9|
Chassis, connectivity, screen of the HP 14s-dq1013nf
The HP 14s-dq1013nf design does not really change from that of its predecessor (HP 14-cf). Installed in a white polycarbonate shell on the outside and white / silver on the inside, it embellishes the keyboard surround with a light brushed pattern while the cover remains perfectly smooth, dominated by a chrome logo. The screen borders are slightly refined on the sides but we are still quite far from borderless.
The silhouette of the ultrabook has been slightly reworked, in particular in terms of the thickness which loses 2 mm to reach 17.9 mm. The weight is now approaching 1.4 kg on this model without hard drive to encourage mobility.
For its part, the connection of the HP 14s-dq1004nf does not do more than expected. There is an HDMI output, three USB ports including two USB 3.1 and one USB 3.1 Type-C as well as an SD card reader. In addition, the wireless modules are fairly recent (Bluetooth 5.0 and Wifi ac) and the Ethernet port is no longer part of the game without too many surprises. The keyboard is not backlit and there is no biometric authentication option (Windows Hello).
The screen also reserves a record that could not be more standard with its HD definition (1366 x 768 px) and the support of a TN panel with narrow viewing angles and average colorimetry. Its anti-reflective treatment is welcome however because it will play its share of comfort by countering reflections to allow working in good conditions in a bright atmosphere.
Performance, battery life of the HP 14s-dq1013nf
The 10th generation Ice Lake processor will propel the ultrabook into productive spheres. It is a low consumption Quad Core i5-1035G1 which gains a few performance points over its predecessors (i5-8565U Whiskey Lake / i5-10210U Comet Lake) thanks to a finer engraving (10 nm). Essentially, it fully supports common use (Web browsing, Office processing, video) and masters a few more demanding applications taking advantage of the multicore architecture (video editing, Photoshop, etc.). Opposite, the 8 GB RAM provides a fluid multitasking environment.
The integrated graphics Intel UHD G1 is comparable to an Intel UHD 620 integrated in processors of previous generations. This one takes care of the graphic tasks related to the current use and can even support some occasional parts as long as they are not too greedy.
Let us continue with a notion of autonomy. The HP 14s-dq1013nf should manage to squeeze around 6 hours of its 41 Whr battery when browsing the web with active WiFi. It is in the low average.
Finally, the storage is entrusted to a 256 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD , making it possible to bring its share of fluidity to Windows 10 and to the overall execution of programs, knowing that this comes at the level of capacity. If we count the space occupied by the system and by the programs, there is only 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.