A cheap laptop with a sleek design, the HP 14s-fq0005nf with a 14-inch anti-glare display benefits from increased responsiveness through its SSD storage as well as USB-C connectivity. This thin and light laptop that is suitable for modest office use relies on 8GB of RAM as well as an AMD Athlon Silver Picasso processor.
HP 14s-fq0005nf Features
|Screen(s)||14” WXGA HD LED 45% NTSC 220cd/m² (1366×768, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Athlon Silver 3050U Picasso (2.3 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Video card||AMD Radeon Vega 2 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||256GB M.2 SSD (PCIe NVMe)|
|Connection||2 USB 3.0 (1 Sleep’n’Charge) 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 Bang&Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Announced battery life / Battery||6 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 41Whr (210 gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.46 Kg / 324 x 225 x 17.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP 14s-fq0005nf
This thin and light laptop that sports a sleek and discreet design can be recharged to about 50% in 45 minutes.
It is equipped with a good connectivity that does not have to blush compared to that of many more expensive models. There is indeed 1 USB-C, an audio port, an HDMI video output useful to easily connect this computer to a TV or a monitor for example, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless modules for remote communications and connections or 2 USB 3.0 compatible USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug in USB 3.0 devices.
Logically at this price level, the screen adopts classic features with its 16/9th format suitable for playing videos and its definition of 1366×768. It is nevertheless distinguished by its anti-reflective treatment thanks to which it is less tiring for the eyes in prolonged use and more readable in bright environments.
Performance, battery life of the HP 14s-fq0005nf
The HP 14s-fq0005nf is a responsive compact laptop designed for everyday mobile use.
It is suitable for modest office use, including internet surfing, as it is built around an AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Athlon Silver 3050U low-power Picasso processor. However, this one shows its limits under software a little greedy in processor resources, which results in slowdowns.
Fortunately, the AMD Athlon Silver is supported here by a good amount of RAM of 8 GB very appreciable in multitasking.
The graphics are here entrusted to the Radeon Vega 2, a graphics solution housed within the processor. Obviously modest, it still allows you to watch photos and videos. But since it is not supported by a dedicated graphics card logically in view of the price charged, this thin and light laptop is not suitable for heavy graphics work such as games.
On the storage side, HP chooses an SSD that is more robust than a hard drive but also less energy-consuming, silent and much faster.
As a result, the SSD clearly enhances fluidity and responsiveness compared to a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, starts/stops are much faster, for example, as are application launches.
Here we find more precisely a 256 GB SSD able to house light and / or few files and software. However, this capacity is less than half of what hard drives offer as standard.
However, if you need more space, you can use an external storage unit. Opting for a USB-C/USB 3.0 device is then an interesting solution to benefit from fast transfers.
As for the autonomy of this computer whose compactness, finesse and lightness facilitate transport, bet on about 6 hours of operation on battery in light use.