Those on a budget and wanting to acquire a laptop PC for everyday use may be interested in the HP 15-dw1051nf . Inexpensive, this black Ultrabook with 15-inch anti-glare screen is based on an Intel Core i3 Turbo Comet Lake processor and benefits from enhanced responsiveness thanks to its fast SSD storage. In addition, this discreet thin and light laptop benefits from a USB-C connection.
Features of the HP 15-dw1051nf
|15.6 ” WXGA HD LED 45% NTSC 220cd / m² (1366×768, anti-glare)
|Intel Core i3-10110U Turbo Comet Lake (2.1 GHz, 2 cores)
|RAM installed (max)
|4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (0 memory slot)
|Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor
|128 GB M.2 SSD (SATA)
|2 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4b, SD / MMC
|Wi-Fi ac (1×1, Realtek RTL8821CE), Bluetooth 4.2 Gigabit Ethernet
|2 Bang & Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost 1.0
|64-bit Windows 10S
|battery life announced / Battery
|5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 41Whr (210 gr)
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)
|1.78 Kg / 358.5 x 242 x 19.9
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP 15-dw1051nf
With its black ebony design with a textured finish, this Ultrabook, which can be recharged to around 50% in 45 minutes, has a discreet appearance.
It runs on Windows 10S, a system focused on security because it only allows installation from the Windows Store. That said if you wish, you can exit S> mode to migrate to classic Windows 10.
Thin and light, this laptop PC benefits from good connectivity that rivals that of many more expensive models. There is indeed 1 USB-C, Ethernet and audio ports, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 modules for wireless remote connections and communications, a useful HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or a monitor for example but also 2 USB 3.0 (compatible both USB 2.0) guaranteeing transfers carried out up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
On the display side, the screen is adorned with an anti-reflective treatment thanks to which it is more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel and less tiring for the eyes over a long period. For the rest, the screen adopts classic characteristics: definition of 1366×768 and 16: 9 format suitable for playing videos.
Performance, battery life of the HP 15-dw1051nf
The HP 15-dw1051nf is a responsive 15-inch thin and light laptop designed for everyday use.
In this area, as in office automation and surfing the Internet, this discreet Ultrabook delivers good performance because it incorporates 4 GB of standard RAM coupled with a low-power Comet Lake Core i3-10100U Intel processor.
However, this core reveals its limits in multitasking and in applications requiring CPU resources, which manifests itself in slowdowns.
Logically considering the positioning of this PC, there is no dedicated graphics card on board here. This thin and light computer is not intended for heavy graphics work like gaming.
However, thanks to the modest Intel UHD 620 solution integrated into the Intel Core i3, you can watch photos and videos on this Ultrabook.
In terms of storage, HP has chosen an SSD here, which offers several advantages over a hard drive: it is silent, less energy-consuming, more robust and much faster.
Concretely thanks to the SSD, we obtain a much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive. This implies in particular daily software launches and starts / stops much faster.
On the flip side, the capacity of the integrated SSD here is limited to 128 GB, which is (much) lower than the standard of hard drives. However, this is sufficient if one intends to install and store lightweight software and files.
And then if you need additional space, you can obviously rely on an external storage unit. Favoring a USB-C / USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting option to benefit from fast transfers.
As for battery life, expect about 5 hours of battery operation in light use for this discreet Ultrabook whose transport is facilitated by the controlled weight and finesse.