Reviews for the HP 14-Am100Ur
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Excellent display; comfortable keyboard; decent hardware; high autonomy. Negative: Thick and heavy; plastic case; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/31/2017
Model: With many years of existence, HP has performed well in the notebook range. To date, under the auspices of the brand, laptops are produced in a variety of segments which are in great demand. One of the new HP laptop released is the HP 14-am100ur which is designed for daily work. The laptop is clad in a case of dark gray color, which is quite a universal design of laptop in the market these days. However, the quality of the material is good. The material behaves well in the work. It does not creak. The cover has a matte surface with a glossy black logo of the manufacturer on it. The screen of the device is surrounded by a frame of medium thickness. It is matte, so fingerprints on it are not very noticeable. On the top of the frame is a web cam. Below the display is another brand logo but a miniature size. The plastic falsework surface imitates metal design in appearance but not on touch. The 14-inch screen has a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. It has a high brightness and excellent contrast ratio. As a result, the display is a clear, bright and rich picture on the output. The display is not touch-sensitive. Therefore, it does not support the touch of the stylus. Thanks to the IPS matrix, the screen can be installed at any angle and there is no color distortion. The surface of the display is glossy, so it's better not to work near the windows. Otherwise, glare cannot be avoided.
The laptop has a DTS Studio Sound application, there are two stereo speakers. Since the device is not built to be a multimedia laptop, it does not make sense to expect high-quality sound from it. Acoustic features are sufficient for a medium sized room. At maximum volume, the sound does not wheeze, no extraneous noise is added to it. Thus, to enjoy the sound to the fullest, use headphones or connect external speakers. The HP 14-am100ur is distributed with the operating system Windows 10 Home 64-bit. The device is powered by a dual-core Intel Core i5-7200U processor of the Kaby Lake generation with a nominal frequency of 2.5 GHz and a maximum frequency of 3.1 GHz. The chip supports Hyper-Threading technology, which allows processing up to four data streams simultaneously. The CPU is made according to the standards of the 14-nm process technology and has 3 MB of 3rd level cache. It is characterized by energy efficiency because its TDP is 15 W. The integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 graphics card runs at 300-1000 MHz and supports DirectX 12. It is suitable for simple everyday tasks such as like web surfing, audio and video playback, work with documents, etc. If more performance is desired, the discrete graphics AMD Radeon R5 M430 with 2 GB VRAM of the DDR3 standard will come to the rescue.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
AMD Radeon R5 M430: Entry-level graphics card based on a 28nm GPU with DirectX 12 support.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i5-7200U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.5 to 3.1 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion.
Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.
In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).
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