HP dusts its entry-level to which it brings a little compactness. As the first ambassador of this revival, the HP 15-dw0045nf arrives in the category of ultrabooks with a productive destination. Its Core i5 quad-core is the latest generation and it embeds what is needed of RAM to give him the answer with a hybrid storage of substantial capacity (1.2 TB, SSD 256 GB). The design is everywhere, the keyboard includes a keypad (but is not backlit) and the screen is trying to a borderless design but it offers only a basic definition. It’s a big drag.
Features of the HP 15-dw0045nf
|Slab||15.6 ” HD WLED (1366×768, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-8265U Whiskey Lake (1.6GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Storage space||256GB 1TB NVIDe M.2 NVMe SSD at 5400 RPM|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Audio system||2 speakers|
|webcam||Yes, HD with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2) Gigabit Ethernet|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Card reader||Yes, SD / MMC|
|Video output (s)||HDMI|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||2 USB 3.1 (Gen 1) 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Ion 3 cells 41Whr|
|Autonomy announced||5 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||358.5 x 242 x 19.9|
|Other||Chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad, touch-sensitive multi-touch touchpad|
Chassis, connectors, HP 15-dw0045nf display
If it does not change dramatically, the design of the HP 15-dw0045nf takes the right turns compared to its predecessor (15-da). With its fully silver frame and black screen frame (a little embossed), it is not without getting closer to the ranges above, Pavilion or Envy. The aesthetics remains very simple with smooth, matte surfaces awakened only by the chrome HP logo on the back of the lid. The interior is embellished with a brushed effect. The chassis is plastic, so be careful when traveling.
The keyboard is not backlit but has a keypad. Another peculiarity, the numeric keypad provides dedicated mouse buttons, which should cheer some.
At the format level, we see a little change. With 1.8 kg and 19.9 mm thickness , the PC wins on all levels compared to its predecessor and will not be against some moves.
We immediately chained to the black point of this PC, the screen. It is content with an HD definition (1366 x 768 px) and is based on a TN panel with narrow viewing angles and medium color. The only positive side comes from its anti-reflective treatment that improves the readability of the image in strong ambient light.
For its part, the connector receives a welcome update with the presence of two standard size 3.1 USB ports, a USB Type-C port , an HDMI output, a multi-format SD card reader and a headphone jack. Recent versions of WiFi modules AC and Bluetooth 4.2 are also on the menu and a RJ45 port (Ethernet Gigabit). No fingerprint reader, however.
Performance, autonomy of the HP 15-dw0045nf
The HP 15-dw0045nf provides the right answer to benefit a wide range of users. And for good reason, it is based on a processor Quad Core i5-8265U low consumption last generation (9th) helped here 8 GB of RAM . This is significantly more efficient than the Kaby Lake Refresh generation (i5-8250U) thanks to a higher Turbo Boost frequency (3.9 Ghz) and a finer engraving. In fact, Intel announces a gain of 10% on average which results in a perfect support of the current use (Web browsing, Office processing, video) and by a sharp mastery in the more greedy applications, requiring the architecture multicore (video editing, Photoshop pushed, light Lightroom …). With 8 GB of RAMbehind, the system will not lose fluidity multitasking .
Storage is there to promote system responsiveness without compromising on capacity. In fact, the 256 GB dedicated NVMe PCIe SSD will be able to accommodate the operating system and all programs and games and thus contribute to the most responsive execution, shortened download times and an overall brighter environment. The hard drive of 1000 GB in addition is there to allow you to archive all of your toy library.
In the absence of a dedicated graphics card inside this ultrabook, the chip Intel UHD 620 integrated processor is alone to handle the treatment. It is estimated at the level of a GeForce 920M, which should allow some casual players to launch some titles with great fluidity.
Let’s end with the autonomy that must always deal with a small 41Whr battery. Understand that mobility will be a little hampered with 5 to 6 hours at best in Web browsing with active WiFi.