Small price for this comfortable large format laptop PC. The HP 15-gw0004nf can count on a total of 8 GB RAM and on a recent AMD Athlon 3050U processor fully capable of dealing with everyday office work (browsing, streaming …), supported by generous storage in capacity: 1TB HDD. The whole thing is dominated by a matte screen with thin edges and the black design is elegant and goes everywhere. On the other hand, beware of the plastic case which is not very robust when traveling and the battery life will not take you much further than 5 or 6 hours.
Specifications HP 15-gw0004nf
|Screen (s)||15.6 “HD LED 220nits micro-edges (1366×768, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Athlon Silver 3050U Picasso (2.3 GHz, 2 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 3|
|Storage||1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4b, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)|
|Audio system||2 loudspeakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 41Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.74 Kg / 358.5 x 242 x 19.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP 15-gw0004nf
If it does not radically change the codes present on entry-level HP laptops, the design of the HP 15-gw0004nf takes the right turns. With its black chassis with a simple but neat design, it is not without getting closer to the ranges above, Pavilion or even Envy. The aesthetic is worked with a textured effect on the back of the cover and around the keyboard. It is quite original and comfortable to use. There is also the shiny tone-on-tone HP logo in the center of the cover. The interior is embellished with a brushed effect. The chassis is made of plastic, so be careful when traveling.
The keyboard is not backlit on this model but has a numeric keypad .
It is in the format that we can see the efforts made by HP. With 1.74 kg on the scale for this model with hard drive and 19.9 mm thick, the PC displays the measurements of a large ultrabook and will not be against a few trips.
We then continue on the screen, rather basic here. It is satisfied with an HD definition (1366 x 768 px) with an average maximum brightness (220 nits) and is based on a TN panel with narrow viewing angles and average colorimetry. The only small positive side comes from its anti-reflective treatment which improves the readability of the image in strong ambient light.
For its part, the connection receives all the standard at this level with the presence of two USB 3.1 ports of standard size, a USB Type-C port , an HDMI output, an Ethernet port, a reader multi-format SD card and headphone jack. The fairly recent versions of the Wifi AC and Bluetooth 4.2 modules are also on the menu.
Performance, battery life of the HP 15-gw0004nf
At the heart of the laptop, we are dealing with a low-power AMD Athlon Silver 3050U APU presented at the same time as the Ryzen 4000 series at the start of 2020. This small processor delivers sufficient performance to run all common tasks (surfing the Internet, office tools, video playback) as well as minimal editing.
Good point, the 8 GB RAM ensures it responds in multitasking .
This is all the more valuable as the PC does not have the chance to benefit from the liveliness of a dedicated SSD. Instead, it opts for a classic 1000 GB hard drive , providing enough space to house your entire game library. This type of storage is generally slower than an SSD but users who have not had the opportunity to taste the speed of a machine with SSD will surely be able to live with it. Note that an M.2 slot is logically free to place an additional SSD if necessary, but we do not know if it is connected. Otherwise, it is quite possible to replace the existing hard drive with an SSD. For this, it will be necessary to completely remove the plate under the PC.
The AMD Radeon Vega 3 chipset integrated into the processor will take care of the graphics rendering, namely that it is similar to the processing of the Intel UHD 620 of the Intel Core Comet Lake, enough to support current use and a minimum of play. We are talking about a few not greedy titles, and launched occasionally.
Let’s finish with the battery life that must deal with a small battery of 41Whr. Understand that mobility will therefore be a little hampered with 5 to 6 hours at best of web browsing with active Wifi.