Surrounded by a blue color that is out of the ordinary, the HP Pavilion 15-eh0003nf puts the originality and elegance of its design in the foreground, but not only. Equipped with a low consumption Ryzen 7 Octo Core, it is intended directly for lovers of productivity and responsiveness. We also cross a 16 GB RAM and a good capacity SSD storage (1 TB) to boost the system as well as a 15-inch Full HD matte screen with thin borders. Full connectivity and a backlit keyboard are also on the menu, but the quality of the screen leaves something to be desired (TN).
Features of the HP Pavilion 15-eh0003nf
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD LED (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Renoir (2.2 GHz, 8 cores)|
|RAM installed||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz, 2 slots|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 7|
|Storage||1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.2 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)|
|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-eh0003nf
The HP Pavilion 15-eh0003nf 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 opening the cover even if the graphic design of the speaker grilles would disappear. The ultrabook also inherits an original blue color shaded with “mist blue” on the back of the cover and “light blue” at the base. It’s elegant and neutral at the same time, and it’s a change from the eternal gray or black PCs.
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. On the other hand, this precise model is based on a TN (Plus) and not IPS panel, which significantly hinders the rendering quality linked to a less extensive colorimetry and reduced approach angles.
Good point, the keyboard is backlit in white to highlight the blue keys and allow better typing in a dark environment.
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 4.2 and WiFi 5 AC.
Performance, battery life of the HP Pavilion 15-eh0003nf
Storage is crucial inside the ultrabook since it is based on a fast dedicated 1TB SSD (NVMe PCIe) . The system gains there directly compared to a configuration with mechanical hard drive because of the speed of loading offered by the SSD. This type of storage ensures almost instantaneous switching on and off, transfers calculated in seconds or instantaneous software launches where mechanical support implied substantial latencies. Note also that the SSD is by nature more silent, robust and efficient than a hard drive. And if it is often tackled for its too low storage capacity, this is not the case here since it provides 1 TB, enough to allow the
But the great strength of the Pavilion 15-eh0003nf lies especially in its processor, an AMD Ryzen Renoir (2020) Ryzen 7 4700U Octo Corelow consumption. This shows a nice increase in performance compared to the Ryzen 7 3700U (2019), thanks in particular to the number of cores which doubles but also to the finer engraving used. For all common office-type uses, we can claim to be able to obtain scores close to an Intel Core i7-1065G7 but the difference emerges more visibly on tasks that are greedy in processor resources that can take advantage of all the cores such as the creation of content (editing, rendering, modeling …). Namely that we remain on low consumption (TDP 15W), so we should not expect from this processor the same resources as an Octo Core-H (Ryzen 7 4800H) which is a processor designed for complex calculations thorough.
On the other hand, the 16 GB RAM is a force to enjoy comfortable multitasking whatever your use and to look forward to the years to come with peace of mind. It’s a good thing that the total is quite high because the RAM is welded and therefore not scalable.
The Pavilion is not intended to play but the Radeon Vega 7integrated into the processor is not against some occasional parts. At the level of an NVIDIA GeForce MX330, its capacities are more than enough for everyday work and the tasks listed above and even allow some games from time to time on games that are not very demanding graphically. Most will require you to make some concessions on screen definition and / or details however. Especially since the processor is forced to make some concessions on its power in this case (reduced TDP), due to the compactness of the chassis. By this, mean that you will not be able to take full advantage of the potential of the components but that the whole will still allow you to play and create in good conditions, a bargain already for the price.
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.