It is a perfect package for productive office automation that takes place inside the HP Pavilion 15-eg0001nf. This elegant 15-inch ultrabook in its silver body is thought to work and play efficiently since it is based on an 11th generation Core i5 Quad Core processor supported by 8 GB of RAM and fast storage (512 GB SSD). The matte Full HD IPS screen ensures its share of comfort for moviegoers, the keyboard is backlit and has a numeric keypad, the look is neat, the fingerprint reader ensures a fast connection and the battery life is correct but we have already seen 15 inches more compact and light and better screen in these prices.
Features of the HP Pavilion 15-eg0001nf
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD IPS LED (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake (2.4 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz, 2 slots|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce MX350 2 GB Dedicated GDDR5, Intel Xe Graphics and Optimus|
|Storage||513 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.2 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 Bang & Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||7 hours / Li-ion 3 cells 41Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.75 Kg / 360 x 234 x 17.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP Pavilion 15-eg0001nf
The HP Pavilion 15-eg0001nf takes the majority of the aesthetic codes of its predecessor (15-cw) with its more angular silhouette or its central hinge which raises the keyboard when the cover is opened even if the graphic design of the speaker grilles disappears. The ultrabook opts for a consensual silver color, a design that will appeal to everyone and blend into any environment, but which does not lack elegance with chrome finish details here and there.
We also observe that the borders around the screen have been slightly refined, which implies a smaller footprint. Indeed, the size of the PC has gone from 361 x 245.6 mm on the 15-cw against 360 x 234 mm here. The thickness remains the same with 17.9 mm and the weight a few grams ( 1.75 kg ) for this model without hard disk but these measurements remain in the average of the category of 15-inch ultrabook.
Regarding the screen, the “micro-edges” are convincing and highlight the extended Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) which allows you to best reveal your content in High Definition and the shiny panel of the old models is replaced by an anti-reflective panel. You thus benefit from increased visual comfort in strong ambient light. In addition, we are dealing with an IPS panel with wider viewing angles than entry-level TN. Expect a mid-range panel with a brightness around 250 nits max and a not very extensive colorimetry.
Good point, the keyboard is backlit in white to highlight the keys and allow better typing in a dark environment. By day, it should be deactivated, however, otherwise it is difficult to distinguish the white lettering on the silver keys.
The connection is of a correct level. It receives three USB ports including two USB 3.2 and a USB Type-C (Gen2), an HDMI output and an SD card reader (announced SD by HP but visibly microSD in view of the visuals). The Gigabit Ethernet port is bowed out, however, while the wireless modules opt for Bluetooth 5.0 and recent Wifi 6 AX.
Performance, battery life of the HP Pavilion 15-eg0001nf
In the foreground, the Pavilion 15-eg0001nf relies its graphics processing on the GeForce MX350 , a dedicated mid-range card based on the Pascal architecture (2016). It 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.
In support, none other than a Core i5-1135G7 processor11th generation Tiger Lake. This processor brings some interesting advancements, starting with a higher TDP. Thus, the Core i5-1135G7 from our Pavilion has 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 you, therefore not enough to provide intensive performance in creation as would non-low consumption processors (-H). In front,8 GB RAM is the minimum currently for multitasking, knowing that the RAM is soldered so take your needs into account.
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, the 41 Whr battery should allow around 6 hours of battery life in Internet browsing with active WiFi, enough to enjoy a little freedom on the move, without asking too much.