The HP Pavilion 15-eh0025nf offers a package designed for productivity for a low price. This elegant 15-inch ultrabook in its silver body is designed to work and play efficiently since it is equipped with a low-consumption Ryzen 5 Hexa Core processor that does not lack resources in all areas (office, multimedia and a little Creation). We also cross 8 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD storage to boost the system as well as a 15-inch IPS Full HD matte screen with thin borders. Full connectivity and a backlit keyboard are also on the menu, but there is no biometric connection option (Windows Hello).
Features of the HP Pavilion 15-eh0025nf
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD IPS LED (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Renoir (2.3 GHz, 6 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz, 2 slots|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 6|
|Storage||512 GB 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|
|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-eh0007nf
The HP Pavilion 15-eh0007nf 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 also inherits a color that goes everywhere “steel gray”, a shiny silver that surrounds the entire case. It is elegant and sober to go into all environments.
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.
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 obviously 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-eh0007nf
The Pavilion 15-eh0007nf houses a major AMD Ryzen Renoir (2020) processor, the low power Ryzen 5 4500U Hexa Core . This shows a significant increase in performance compared to the Ryzen 5 3500U (2019), thanks in particular to the number of cores which increases but also to the finer engraving used. Basically, it allows scores close to an Intel Core i7-1065G7 on simple tasks (web, word processing, video playback) but takes the advantage when it comes to exploiting multi-cores, in particular in more resource-intensive tasks such as video editing, exporting or occasional photo retouching, where its 6 cores clearly take the advantage.
Opposite, the 8 GB RAM provides the minimum at present to enjoy comfortable multitasking, without being too demanding. Know that it is united, therefore impossible to make it evolve in the future.
The ultrabook is not intended to play but the Radeon Vega 6integrated into the processor is not against some occasional parts. At the level of an NVIDIA GeForce MX230, its capabilities 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. Understand by this 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 and the format.
Opposite, the storage is entrusted to a 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD which will bring a welcome dose of responsiveness to the system of this Ideapad. 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 about 6 hours of battery life in Internet browsing with active WiFi, enough to enjoy a little freedom on the move, without asking too much.