Versatile, the new thin and light Ultrabook HP Pavilion 15-cs3021nf silver with 15-inch Full HD anti-reflective screen is capable of running a lot of games thanks to its GeForce GTX graphics card which also accelerates multimedia processing. Efficient in current use with its Quad Core i5 Ice Lake processor, it sees its reactivity reinforced by its fast SSD storage whose capacity is however limited. Also on the agenda of this laptop is a backlit chiclet keyboard and a USB 3.1 Type-C connector.
Specifications HP Pavilion 15-cs3021nf
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED 45% NTSC 220cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1035G1 Ice Lake (1.0 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (1 free)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB GDDR5 dedicated, Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4b, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2, Intel Wireless-AC 9560), Bluetooth 5.0 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 Bang & Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost 1.0|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 41Whr (210 gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.85 Kg / 361.6 x 245.6 x 17.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP Pavilion 15-cs3021nf
With its Mineral Silver chassis, natural silver keyboard frame with anodized sandblasted finish, this Ultrabook rechargeable to 50% in 45 minutes sports a sober and elegant design.
This Ultrabook has a good connection consisting of 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or a monitor for example, wireless modules Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communications, Ethernet and audio ports or 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect peripherals USB 3.0.
The keyboard can obviously be backlit which is very practical to distinguish its keys in dim light.
The screen lends itself well to the display of High Definition content and particularly to videos due to its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. As it is anti-reflective, the screen also offers better visibility in a light environment (eg outside) than a shiny panel.
Performance, battery life of the HP Pavilion 15-cs3021nf
The HP Pavilion 15-cs3021nf is a compact 15-inch High Definition laptop designed for versatile and multimedia-oriented use.
Thanks to the on-board dedicated GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB graphics card, processing is accelerated under software that takes advantage of GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
The GeForce GTX 1050 is also capable of supporting many games if we make adaptations under titles that consume graphics resources to obtain good fluidity.
In practice, the GeForce GTX 1050 is activated / deactivated automatically and in real time by the onboard NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.
Optimus favors as much as possible the Intel UHD 630 solution integrated into the processor despite its modest benefits because it is energy efficient and therefore promotes autonomy. The GTX 1050 is therefore activated by Optimus to perform graphics processing that is too heavy for the Intel UHD 630, the 2 obviously allowing to watch photos and videos.
In comparison, the heart of this computer is less powerful but still delivers good general performance capable of satisfying a number of users, with the exception of those who wish to regularly perform demanding work in processor resources. These will benefit from turning instead to a PC with a non-low power processor.
Because it is a low consumption processor Ice Lake Quad Core i5-1035G1 that integrates this Ultrabook also equipped with 8 GB of RAM. This duo is supported on a daily basis by dedicated SSD storage.
Thanks to the SSD, we benefit from much faster start / stop and launch of software / games, and more generally a significantly more responsive and fluid operation than with a simple hard drive.
The SSD also goes very well with the graphics card and makes it possible, for example, to reach maps of online games faster.
The downside, its capacity limited to 256 GB. It is certainly sufficient for a number of uses but at this price level, we expect better.
In any case, you can always turn to an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 device for fast transfers.
As for the autonomy of this Ultrabook whose transport is facilitated by the smoothness and the weight contained within 2 Kg, count on approximately 6 hours of operation on battery in light use.