New thin and light responsive Ultrabook, the HP Pavilion 15-cs3014nf with its original and elegant Gold design delivers good performance in current use. Equipped with a 15-inch Full HD anti-glare screen, it is based on a Quad Core i5 Ice Lake processor, a good amount of RAM, a large capacity hybrid storage with fast SSD, a USB 3.1 Type-C connection but also a backlit chiclet keyboard.
HP Pavilion 15-cs3014nf Specifications
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED 45% NTSC 220cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1035G1 Ice Lake (1.0GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (1 free)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||SSD M.2 of 128 GB 1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Connectors||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4b, SD / MMC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1, Intel Wireless-AC 9461), Bluetooth 4.2 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 Bang & Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost 1.0|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Announced Autonomy / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 41Whr (210 gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.94 Kg / 361.6 x 245.6 x 17.9|
Chassis, connectors, HP Pavilion 15-cs3014nf display
Its warm gold bonnet frame, base and bright anodized sandblasted keypad frame (dixit HP) gives it a sober, elegant and original design. 45 minutes is enough to recharge it at about 50%.
This Ultrabook has a good connectivity including a USB 3.1 Type-C, Wi-Fi ac wireless modules and Bluetooth 4.2 for remote connections and communications, a convenient HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or laptop. for example, Ethernet and audio ports, as well as 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible), providing up to 10x faster transfers than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected.
A backlight system equips the keyboard chiclet which is convenient to better distinguish its keys in case of reduced ambient light.
The screen is suitable for High Definition content and particularly for videos with its precise Full HD definition and 16 / 9th format. With its anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility than a glossy panel in a bright environment (ex: outdoor).
Performance, battery life of the HP Pavilion 15-cs3014nf
The HP Pavilion 15-cs3014nf is a 15-inch high-definition compact notebook for everyday use.
It delivers good overall performance that can satisfy many users as it is built around a low-power Ice Lake Quad Core i5-1035G1 processor and a good amount of 8GB of RAM that is good for multitasking.
Keep in mind, however, that in order to perform heavy CPU jobs on a regular basis, it is better to choose a PC based on a low-power Intel processor.
As it lacks a dedicated GPU, this thin and light computer will not appeal to players and more generally those who want to perform heavy graphics. Here is the integrated Intel UHD 620 solution within the Quad Core i5 which is responsible for all graphics. Despite its modest benefits, it allows of course to look at photos and videos.
With its hybrid storage, this Ultrabook will seduce both those who wish to benefit from a large capacity with its hard drive of 1000 GB and those who wish to enjoy a good responsiveness with its SSD. With its 128 GB, the SSD is intended to house the main software in addition to the system, the rest is hosted on the hard drive.
In practice the SSD brings a better fluidity and responsiveness than a daily hard drive, leading notably faster starts / stops and software launches.
As for the autonomy of this Ultrabook whose finesse and weight less than 2 Kg facilitate transport (but can be found lighter in its category), plan about 5 hours of battery operation in light use.