Sober with its gray design, the HP 15-dw1066nf is a slim and light budget laptop designed for everyday use with its Intel Comet Lake Core i3 processor and fast SSD storage for increased responsiveness. Equipped with a 15-inch anti-glare screen, this Ultrabook also benefits from a USB-C connection and runs on Windows 10S.
Features of the HP 15-dw1066nf
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” WXGA HD LED 45% NTSC 220cd / m² (1366×768, anti-glare)|
|Processor||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)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||128 GB M.2 SSD (SATA)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4b, SD / MMC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1, Realtek RTL8821CE), Bluetooth 4.2 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 Bang & Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost 1.0|
|Operating system||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-dw1066nf
Rechargeable to around 50% in 45 minutes, this thin and light laptop sports a discreet Girs slate design.
It runs on Windows 10S, security-focused edition by only allowing installation from Windows Store. But if you wish, you can exit S> mode to migrate to classic Windows 10.
This Ultrabook is equipped with good connectivity that does not have to be ashamed of that of (much) more expensive laptops. It consists of 1 USB-C, a practical HDMI video output for easily connecting this PC to a TV or monitor for example, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 modules for wireless remote connections and communications. , Ethernet and audio ports as well as 2 USB 3.0 (both USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
The screen adopts a 16: 9 format suitable for video playback, a classic characteristic like its definition of 1366×768. However, it is distinguished by its anti-reflective treatment making it more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel.
Performance, battery life of the HP 15-dw1066nf
The HP 15-dw1066nf is a thin and light 15-inch laptop designed for everyday use.
In this field, as in Internet surfing and office automation, it provides good performance because it is based on 4 GB of RAM associated with a low-consumption Intel Core i3-10100U Comet Lake processor.
However, the latter shows its limits under software that consumes processor resources, such as an AMD Ryzen 3 or less efficient processor.
In any case, while this thin and light laptop PC does not have a dedicated graphics card, it allows you to watch photos and videos thanks to the modest Intel UHD 620 graphics part integrated into the Core i3.
Storage advantageously supports the heart of this computer because it is entrusted to an SSD that consumes less energy than a hard drive but is also silent, more robust and much faster.
Result thanks to the SSD, we benefit from much faster starts / stops than with a simple hard drive just like the launches of applications. In fact overall, we benefit from a much better fluidity and responsiveness thanks to the SSD.
However, it offers a capacity limited to 128 GB, much lower than the standard of hard drives. While it may be enough to install and house lightweight software and files, it may be too tight for some.
But in this case, we can always use an external storage unit such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device to take advantage of fast transfers.
As for the battery life of this sober Ultrabook whose finesse and weight content facilitate transport, bet on about 5 hours of battery operation in light use.