Packed for productivity and mobility in an original gold design, the HP Pavilion 14-dv0048nf is a resourceful 14-inch ultrabook. It concentrates a good level of power thanks to its 11th gen quad-core Core i5. combined with a GeForce MX350 graphics card to be comfortable in multimedia, as well as a nice system responsiveness allowed by the 8 GB RAM and the dedicated 512 GB SSD, a perfect package for work and daily entertainment. The imaging is entrusted to a 14-inch IPS anti-glare screen slipped into a 1.4 kg silver frame. The keyboard is comfortable and backlit, the battery life reaches 7 hours and the look is neat but has already seen 14 inches thinner, there is no biometric connection and the screen is of fairly modest quality.
Specifications HP Pavilion 14-dv0048nf
|Screen (s)||14 “Full HD IPS LED micro-edge 250 nits (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake (2.4 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce MX350 2 GB Dedicated GDDR5, Intel Iris Xe Graphics and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.2 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2, DP 1.4, charge), HDMI 2.0, microSD / SDHC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax, Bluetooth 5.0|
|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)||1.4 kg / 325 x 216 x 17|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP Pavilion 14-dv0048nf
The design of the HP Pavilion 14-dv0048nf is elegant and flashy with an aesthetic in golden nuances. The whole case inherits a bright golden color while the back of the cover opts for a slightly more pronounced “warm” gold. A few chrome touches are embellished on the central logo and on a thin border that surrounds the touchpad. The back of the cover is covered with metal for extra strength and the rest is polycarbonate / plastic. The silhouette retains the angular design of its predecessor (14-ce) with protruding ridges although the lid receives a bit more curves. As always, the central hinge is there to raise the keyboard when opening the lid for typing comfort and good air circulation underneath, a good point.
The keyboard keys are backlit in white to highlight typing. It is very useful for working in all environments, even the darkest. However, there is no Windows Hello biometric authentication (fingerprint reader or IR webcam).
It is observed that the borders around the screen, and in particular above, are refined, which reflects an optimized size. Indeed, the ultrabook wins on all positions with a format of 325 x 216 mm against 326.8 x 225 mm for the 14-ce and a thickness of 17 mm. A notable weight loss is also noted since it is given for 1.4 kg on the scale (against 1.6 kg). These measurements are average for the 14 inch ultrabook category.
When opening the ultrabook, we discover a 14-inch screen placed on a micro-edge IPS panel surrounded by a black frame that is certainly refined but still present and a little intrusive. It sports an extended Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) which offers all the latitude to enjoy your content in High Definition and to modulate the display of windows on the screen. Comfort is guaranteed thanks to wide viewing angles (IPS), a respected color spectrum and an anti-reflective surface that fights against reflections in a bright environment.
A sufficiently varied connection is distributed on the sides but the compaction of the chassis led to the eviction of the Ethernet port (RJ45), it was foreseeable. There are also three USB ports including two USB 3.2 and a USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) allowing charging and video stream (DP 1.4), an HDMI 2.0 output and a microSD card reader. Recent Bluetooth 5.0 and Wifi AC modules are also on the menu for fast wireless data exchanges.
Performance, battery life of the HP Pavilion 14-dv0048nf
Inside this HP Pavilion 14-dv0048nf, there is a Core i5-1135G7 processor11th generation (end of 2020). Known as Tiger Lake, this processor brings some interesting advancements, starting with a higher TDP. Thus, the Core i5-1135G7 of our Pavilion displays a TDP of 28W where its predecessors, the Core i5-1035G4 and the Core i5-10210U are satisfied with a TDP of 15W. This leads to a fairly visible increase in performance on advanced software (Lightroom, Capture One Pro, Davinci Resolve, 7Zip, etc.), a little less on basic everyday tasks (Office, surfing the Web, streaming …) . We understand, these tasks in question are perfectly taken care of by the ultrabook, but since these are missions that only commit very few resources, the difference between the generations is not noticeable. And then keep in mind that we still have a low consumption Core i5 in front of us, so there is nothing to provide intensive performance in creation as would non-low consumption processors (-H). In front,8 GB RAM is currently the minimum for multitasking.
From a graphic point of view, the ultrabook is well armed. Not only does the graphics chip integrated into the processor, an Intel Iris Xe, provide enough for everyday use and a bit of gaming, but it is also assisted by a dedicated GeForce MX350 graphics card which takes over when the need arises. a little more resources. This is an update of the GeForce MX250 with a small frequency gain allowing it to flirt with the performance of a GTX 1050. This GPU is therefore a valuable support in current use and to launch some games. The occasional player can therefore practice in FHD Low on a good part of the titles of the market on condition of making concessions on the sharpness of the rendering.
For its part, the storage is entrusted to a 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD which will bring a welcome dose of responsiveness to the system. Compared to a standard mechanical hard drive, is is quieter, more robust and energy efficient, and allows Windows to achieve remarkable smoothness with short load times and zero latency execution. What\’s more, its capacity is nothing short of ridiculous and can accommodate a good chunk of your game library although some may not find it sufficient.
Finally, in terms of battery life, the limited battery capacity has been revised slightly upwards (43 Whr instead of 41 Whr), which should make it possible to reach 7 hours in Internet browsing via Wifi. It is in the small average.