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Reviews for the HP 15-da1614nd
Source: Tweakers NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Model: Hewlett Packard (HP) has been one of the big brand names within the laptop industry which happens to be also the pioneering force behind the empowerment of laptop devices in this day and age. With its solid foundation laid down since the year of 1935, Hewlett Packard’s ever-expanding collection of technological products ranging from a variety of hardware to multipurpose services has maintained the company’s standing as one of the brands to be within the immediate top 100 list of everything. With that being said, it is almost ascertained that products of Hewlett Packard’s are guaranteed with quality, but such case may not be entirely true for their release of the HP 15-da1614nd laptop model.
First and foremost, the HP 15-da1614nd laptop model is supposedly designed to cater towards the clientele of stay-at-home homemakers or the average suburban residents. This is due to the fact that the HP 15-da1614nd laptop model does not offer features or specifications that are capable of living up to the work standards of the majority of business-oriented or gaming laptop models that exist in the market throughout these past few years. The performance of the HP 15-da1614nd as a notebook is being handled by a somewhat outdated processor, which is known as the Intel Core i5 8265U microprocessor. This particular microprocessor can only achieve up to 1.6 GHz as its base speed, which alludes to the very fact that the HP 15-da1614nd laptop model can sustain no more than a few active, opened tabs on the user’s web browser of choice as well as the launch of selected applications due to insufficient power to simultaneously back up the processing of numerous data flow. Though this downside can be mitigated through the activation of Turbo Mode through Intel Turbo Boost technology which unlocks the performance speed up to 3.9 GHz, this, however, still renders the HP 15-da1614nd laptop model to be susceptible to premature heating.
It is also somewhat of a shame that the physical design of the HP 15-da1614nd is rather lackluster and uninspiring at all. With a mundane look in a complete black color variation, the HP 15-da1614nd comes off as generic and dull compared to a lot of other choices that are available in the market, which also happen to be within the same retail price range. Suffice to say, users are better off to opt for a better model (provided it is within their budget) instead of picking up the HP 15-da1614nd model to be taken home.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i5-8265U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.9 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» 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).
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.