Compact, the thin and light HP Pavilion 14-dv2121nf is a versatile laptop with a 14-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display that performs well in everyday use and multimedia work content thanks to its 16 GB of RAM and its Intel Alder Lake Core i7-1255U processor with Iris Xe graphics module capable of running modest games. Elegant with its aluminum silver design, this laptop that runs Windows 11 benefits from a responsiveness enhanced by its fast 512 GB SSD storage, a backlit keyboard, a fingerprint reader but also connectivity with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C.
HP Pavilion 14-dv2121nf features
|Screen(s)||14” Full HD LED IPS microedges 45% NTSC 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1255U Alder Lake (10 cores: 2P 1.7GHz, 8E 1.2GHz, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200MHz (32GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Video card||Intel Iris Xe integrated processor|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connection||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.1|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2, Mediatek Wi-Fi 6 MT7921), Bluetooth 5.2|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader and TPM chip|
|Audio system||2 speakers Bang&Olufsen, Audio Boost|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64-bit|
|Autonomy advertised / Battery||7 hours / Li-Ion 3-cell 43Whr (180 gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.41 Kg / 325 x 216.6 x 17|
HP Pavilion 14-dv2121nf chassis, connectors, display
It sports a sober and elegant appearance with its thin aluminum design and light light silver.
This Ultrabook that can be recharged to 50% in 45 minutes is equipped with a good connectivity consisting of a USB-C, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more powerful than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.2 for connections and distance communications, an audio port, a convenient HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example or 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it
You can authenticate by biometric recognition via Windows Hello technology using the built-in fingerprint reader.
The chiclet keyboard can be backlit of course which is convenient to better distinguish its keys in case of limited ambient light.
The screen adopts a 16/9th format suitable for playing videos, especially since it is accompanied by a Full HD definition. In addition, its viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical, are important thanks to its IPS technology, however not high-end because the colorimetry is classic here. In any case, as it is coated with an anti-reflective treatment, the screen is more readable in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors) than a glossy slab.
HP Pavilion 14-dv2012nf performance, battery life
The HP Pavilion 14-dv2012nf is a compact laptop designed for everyday versatile use.
Built around a low-power Intel Alder Lake hybrid Core i7-1255U processor and 16 GB of RAM, it delivers good overall performance to satisfy many users.
Especially those who do multimedia content work that takes advantage of RAM and multi-core – and therefore the 12 cores of the Alder Lake-U Core i7 – which is the case, for example, in video encoding and photo editing.
To often perform processing intensive in processor and / or graphics resources, it is however better to turn instead to a PC based on a non-low-power processor and / or an appropriate dedicated graphics card.
Point of embedded GPU in any case here, all graphics being managed only by the Intel Iris Xe solution housed in the Alder Lake-U Core i7 hybrid. What still watch photos and videos but also indulge in modest games.
On the storage side, there is a 512 GB SSD, capacity in line with the standard of hard drives.
Of course, if you need more space, you can use an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 / USB-C device to benefit from fast transfers.
In any case, an SSD offers several advantages compared to a hard drive: greater robustness, lower energy consumption, quiet operation or even greater velocity.
In practice, the SSD ensures a much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a hard disk, which implies in particular much faster start/stop as well as processing and launching applications.
As for the autonomy of this versatile Ultrabook whose lightness, thinness and compactness facilitate transport, bet while waiting for more concrete tests on about 7 hours of operation on battery in light use.