It’s a perfect package for productivity and versatility that the HP Pavilion 15-eh0026nf offers. This elegant 15-inch ultrabook in its silver body is designed to work and play efficiently since it is equipped with a low-power Ryzen 7 Octo Core processor that does not lack resources in all areas (office, multimedia and a bit Creation). We also cross a 16 GB RAM and 1 TB 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-eh0026nf
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD IPS 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|
|Autonomy 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-eh0026nf
The HP Pavilion 15-eh0026nf 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 logically 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, autonomy of the HP Pavilion 15-eh0026nf
Storage is decisive inside the ultrabook since it relies 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 the mechanical support involved significant 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 strength of the HP Pavilion 15-eh0026nf lies mainly 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 is more visibly drawn on tasks that consume CPU resources which 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 do 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 is 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 about 6 hours of autonomy in Internet browsing with active WiFi, enough to enjoy a little freedom on the move, without asking too much.