Lightweight, stylish and fast, the HP Pavilion 13-bb0015nf is all about mobility. This 13-inch ultrabook concentrates a good level of power thanks to its 11th gen Core i7 Quad Core. with integrated Iris Xe graphics solution as well as excellent system responsiveness enabled by the 16 GB RAM and the dedicated 1 TB SSD, a perfect package for productive office and multimedia. The imaging is entrusted to a 13-inch glossy IPS screen slipped into a silver frame weighing 1.2 kg. The keyboard is comfortable and backlit, the fingerprint reader ensures the Windows Hello connection, the battery life exceeds 7 hours and the look is neat but has already seen 13 inches thinner and the screen is of modest quality.
Features of the HP Pavilion 13-bb0015nf
|Screen (s)||13.3 “Full HD IPS BrightView LED edge-to-edge (1920×1080, brilliant)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake (2.8 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||16 GB (soldered) DDR4 3200 MHz|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe Graphics|
|Storage||1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.2 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0, microSD / SDHC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 Bang & Olufsen Audio Boost speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||8 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 43Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.24 Kg / 309 x 205 x 16.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP Pavilion 13-bb0015nf
The design of this HP Pavilion 13-bb0015nf uses the same codes as its predecessor with its subtly angular silhouette, its central hinge which raises the keyboard when the cover is opened and its frame combining plastic and metal with a sleek and sober silver look. . We note, however, that the graphics speaker grilles of the Pavilion 13-year have disappeared from the base to undoubtedly find a place under the PC as is the case on a majority of laptops in this range.
HP has optimized the measurements of the ultrabook even though the category now has many more compact machines. The weight is reasonable ( 1.24 kg ) as well as the size reduced from 311×211 mm to 309x205mm. On the other hand, HP has chosen to slightly enlarge its ultrabook in thickness, going from 15.4 mm to 16.9 mm (it is necessary to save the space lost in space). In fact, it is one of the poor performers when it comes to thickness.
Upon opening, we discover a screen with rather convincing “micro-edges” even if they are limited to the sides and that again, we have already seen more immersive in its category. They highlight a quality display based on an IPS panel (250 nits). This ensures optimal visibility whatever the approach angle and balanced colorimetry. The definition is extended to Full HD (1920 x 1080 px) in order to make the most of your High Definition content and the shiny panel looks after aesthetics rather than comfort since it will cause many reflections in a bright environment.
Let’s finish this tour of the case with the connectivity which brings together everything a mobile user needs: two standard-size USB 3.2 ports, an HDMI 2.0 output, a microSD card reader, a lock and a USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2 ). The wireless modules are entrusted to Wifi ac (and not Wifi ax) and Bluetooth 5.0. A fingerprint reader takes place on the right side of the PC (under the keyboard) to allow Windows Hello authentication.
Performance, battery life of the HP Pavilion 13-bb0015nf
The HP Pavilion 13-bb0015nf is powered by an 11th generation Core i7-1165G7 Quad Core processorTiger Lake. This brings some interesting advancements over previous generations, starting with a higher TDP. Thus, our HP’s Core i7-1165G7 displays a TDP of 28W where its predecessors, the Core i7-1065G7 and Core i7-10510U are satisfied with a TDP of 15W, despite the low consumption. This results from an increase in performance visible on advanced software (Lightroom, Capture One Pro, Davinci Resolve, 7Zip, etc.), a little less on basic everyday tasks (Office, surfing the Web, streaming …) . We hear, these tasks in question are perfectly taken care of by the Specter, but when it comes to missions involving very few resources, the difference between the generations is not noticeable. Opposite, the RAM provides for 16 GB RAM, an important total for multitasking which allows the coming years to come with confidence.
But the most interesting novelty of this Gen11 Tiger Lake lies above all in their new integrated graphics chip, the Iris Xe. Thanks to it, Intel is back in the race against AMD but also and above all against small NVIDIA graphics cards such as the GeForce MX250 or the GeForce MX350. The performances of the Iris Plus G7 of the Gen10 (Ice Lake) are exceeded by a good length. So, with the Iris Xe, you should be able to play many games at 1080p under good conditions and work on fairly graphics-intensive tasks (Lightroom) without delay. Another benefit of having a faster graphics chip integrated into the processor is that it simplifies the design of the ventilation system and therefore causes less noise and heat than in a configuration with a dedicated graphics card.
Also hinge in this configuration, the storage is entrusted to a dedicated 1 TB SSD , a generous capacity even more commonly lent to hard drives and which allows large multimedia files to be stored without restrictions. The system gains there directly compared to a configuration with mechanical hard disk because of the speed of loading offered by the SSD. This type of storage ensures almost instantaneous switching on and off, transfers calculated in seconds or instantaneous software launches where the mechanical support involved significant latencies. Note also that the SSD is by nature more silent, robust and efficient than a hard drive.
Finally, in terms of battery life, the limited battery capacity has been revised slightly upwards (43 Whr), which should make it possible to reach 7 hours in Internet browsing via Wifi. It is in the small average.