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HP 15 (i5-8250U, GeForce MX110, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Sascha Mölck (translated by Martin Jungowski), 09/14/2018

Display disappointment. Hewlett Packard's 15.6-inch notebook features a Core i5 CPU, a fast NVMe SSD, and a dedicated GeForce MX 110 GPU with GDDR5 video RAM. Unfortunately, the matte FHD panel was a disappointment.

HP 15-da0405ng (15 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce MX110 - 2048 MB, Core: 978-1006 MHz, Memory: 1253 MHz, GDDR5, 64 bit, ForceWare 399.07, Optimus
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2400, single-channel, two slots (one taken)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, BOE0687, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Storage
SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB, 256 GB 
, 188 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC236 @ Intel Sunrise Point-LP PCH - High Definition Audiocontroller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: audio combo, Card Reader: SD, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUE1N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22.5 x 376 x 246 ( = 0.89 x 14.8 x 9.69 in)
Battery
41 Wh, 3600 mAh Lithium-Ion, 11.4 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, McAfee LiveSafe (trial), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.77 kg ( = 62.43 oz / 3.9 pounds), Power Supply: 330 g ( = 11.64 oz / 0.73 pounds)
Price
699 Euro

 

Case

The HP 15’s case is made entirely of plastic. The display bezels and the top of the base are black and the bottom of the base and the display lid are silver. In addition, the top of the base features a faux brushed metal imprint. Build quality was decent overall and so was rigidity. The battery is not user-replaceable.

The case lacks a dedicated maintenance opening and consequently requires removal of the entire bottom shell cover in order to access the internal hardware. Unfortunately, this process turned out to be overly complicated. First, you have to remove the optical drive, after which you need to remove the two rubber strips at the bottom as there are screws hidden behind them. You need to be very careful in order to not damage these rubber strips. After undoing all the screws at the bottom the cover can be popped open with a spudger tool, and you need to be very careful once again. Otherwise you might end up scratching the case. In addition, the bottom cover sits very tight.

Size Comparison

Connectivity

Left: power, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-A), audio combo
Left: power, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-A), audio combo
Right: SD card reader, USB 2.0 (Type-A), DVD-RW, Kensington lock
Right: SD card reader, USB 2.0 (Type-A), DVD-RW, Kensington lock
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
75.9 MB/s ∼100% +125%
Average of class Office
  (10.2 - 191, n=222)
61.1 MB/s ∼81% +81%
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
34.3 MB/s ∼45% +2%
HP 15-da0405ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
33.7 MB/s ∼44%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBRN 81BG001KGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26.8 MB/s ∼35% -20%
HP 15-bs103ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
23.6 MB/s ∼31% -30%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
86.2 MB/s ∼100%
Average of class Office
  (9.5 - 255, n=200)
78.8 MB/s ∼91%
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
31.1 MB/s ∼36%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBRN 81BG001KGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
29.7 MB/s ∼34%
HP 15-bs103ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.2 MB/s ∼32%

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Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
338 MBit/s ∼100% +19%
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
331 MBit/s ∼98% +16%
HP 15-bs103ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
311 MBit/s ∼92% +9%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBRN 81BG001KGE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
294 MBit/s ∼87% +3%
HP 15-da0405ng
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
285 MBit/s ∼84%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP 15-bs103ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
345 MBit/s ∼100% +7%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
345 MBit/s ∼100% +7%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBRN 81BG001KGE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
325 MBit/s ∼94% +1%
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
325 MBit/s ∼94% +1%
HP 15-da0405ng
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
323 MBit/s ∼94%

Input Devices

The chiclet keyboard is not backlit but features a numpad in return. The short shallow slightly roughened keys’ travel is rather short but offset by the very well-defined and firm feedback. However, we would have preferred more accentuation resistance as the keys tend to trigger very easily. The keyboard flexed a little bit while typing, which was not particularly bothersome. All things considered, the keyboard was decent and usable for regular long typing sessions.

The multitouch-capable touchpad measures 11.6 x 5.1 cm (4.6 x 2 inches) and is adequately sized for gesture input. Its smooth surface was a pleasure to use and the two dedicated mouse buttons had a short travel but a very well-pronounced and firm accentuation point.

Input devices
Input devices

Display

Subpixel geometry
Subpixel geometry

The matte 15.6-inch display features a native FHD resolution of 1920x1080. However, both brightness (163.8 nits) and contrast ratio (568:1) were abysmal and easily outperformed by the entire competition. That being said, not one of the overall pretty dim displays in our comparison group managed to cross the 300 nits threshold.

At brightness levels of 90% and below the display showed PWM flickering at 29,000 Hz. This frequency was high enough to not cause any issues such as headaches or sore eyes even for the more sensitive of our readers.

176
cd/m²
189
cd/m²
176
cd/m²
155
cd/m²
176
cd/m²
171
cd/m²
131
cd/m²
148
cd/m²
152
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 189 cd/m² Average: 163.8 cd/m² Minimum: 13 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 69 %
Center on Battery: 176 cd/m²
Contrast: 568:1 (Black: 0.31 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 11.4 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.3, calibrated: 2.99
ΔE Greyscale 12.75 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
59% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 38% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.59
HP 15-da0405ng
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBRN 81BG001KGE
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP 15-bs103ng
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Response Times
-10%
-41%
-15%
-38%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
41 (22, 19)
44 (23, 21)
-7%
41 (22, 19)
-0%
45.6 (24.4, 21.2)
-11%
44 (24, 20)
-7%
Response Time Black / White *
13 (8, 5)
14 (10, 4)
-8%
19 (14, 5)
-46%
16 (11.6, 4.4)
-23%
22 (18, 4)
-69%
PWM Frequency
29000 (90)
25000 (10)
-14%
7000 (90)
-76%
25770 (60)
-11%
Screen
6%
25%
2%
-1%
Brightness middle
176
234
33%
230
31%
220
25%
241
37%
Brightness
164
211
29%
221
35%
194
18%
235
43%
Brightness Distribution
69
83
20%
91
32%
84
22%
84
22%
Black Level *
0.31
0.43
-39%
0.45
-45%
0.43
-39%
0.43
-39%
Contrast
568
544
-4%
511
-10%
512
-10%
560
-1%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
11.4
11.27
1%
3.6
68%
11.8
-4%
13.62
-19%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
19.76
18.03
9%
5.59
72%
20.6
-4%
22.81
-15%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
2.99
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
12.75
11.54
9%
3.13
75%
12.5
2%
15.19
-19%
Gamma
2.59 85%
2.09 105%
2.45 90%
2.07 106%
2.13 103%
CCT
14899 44%
11607 56%
7244 90%
14346 45%
17407 37%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
38
38
0%
36
-5%
40.1
6%
35
-8%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
59
60
2%
56
-5%
62.7
6%
55
-7%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-2% / 2%
-8% / 10%
-7% / -2%
-20% / -7%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 29000 Hz ≤ 90 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 29000 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 90 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 29000 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8898 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

With a DeltaE 2000 deviation for colors of 11.4, accuracy out of the box was rather poor. Ideally, one should be aiming for values of less than 3. In addition, the display suffered from a very visible blue tint. We were able to improve accuracy significantly through calibration. DeltaE for colors was lowered to 2.99 and grays were much more balanced and devoid of the previously visible blue tint.

As usual, the resulting ICC profile can be found for download in the box above. Please remember to make sure you have the exact same display (make and model) as we did, otherwise using the profile might actually impair color accuracy and balance instead of improving it. Many manufacturers use various different displays within one series.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - grayscale
CalMAN - grayscale
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - saturation (calibrated)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
13 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8 ms rise
↘ 5 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 10 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (25.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
41 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22 ms rise
↘ 19 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 49 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (41.2 ms).

The panel is based on TN technology and as such it features rather poor viewing angles. Accordingly, it cannot be viewed equally well from all angles. Outdoors, it can only be used on overcast days or in the shade due to its abysmally low brightness.

HP 15 outdoors on an overcast day
HP 15 outdoors on an overcast day

Performance

The HP 15-da0405ng is a 15.6-inch office notebook with plenty of computing prowess for the most common office and Internet applications. Thanks to its dedicated GPU it is even somewhat usable for light gaming. At the time of writing, our review unit sold for around $700. Other SKUs are also available.

Processor

Our review unit came equipped with Intel’s Core i5-8250U ULV quad-core (Kaby Lake Refresh) with a TDP of 15 W. It runs at a base clock speed of 1.6 GHz and can turbo boost up to 3.4 GHz.

During our Cinebench multithread test the CPU ran at 2.9 to 3.1 GHz for a few seconds, after which it dropped to 2.4-2.5 GHz. Single-thread benchmarks were performed at its full turbo boost of 3.4 GHz. The behavior was identical on battery and on mains.

HWInfo
HWInfo
Intel XTU
Intel XTU
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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit

We test every candidate’s long-term load capabilities by running the Cinebench multithread test in a 30-minute loop. The scores dropped between the first and third iteration and remained on that level thereafter. Turbo boost was applied throughout the entire test, and the CPU ran at 2.4-2.5 GHz.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5537
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
17860
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
4147
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
144 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
568 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
54.98 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
Intel Core i5-8250U
146 Points ∼71% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBRN 81BG001KGE
Intel Core i5-8250U
145 Points ∼70% +1%
HP 15-da0405ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
144 Points ∼70%
HP 15-bs103ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
141 Points ∼68% -2%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U
  (81 - 147, n=75)
141 Points ∼68% -2%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
128 Points ∼62% -11%
Average of class Office
  (20 - 178, n=463)
108 Points ∼52% -25%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
Intel Core i5-8250U
730 Points ∼23% +29%
HP 15-da0405ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
568 Points ∼18%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U
  (320 - 730, n=78)
568 Points ∼18% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBRN 81BG001KGE
Intel Core i5-8250U
542 Points ∼17% -5%
HP 15-bs103ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
507 Points ∼16% -11%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
318 Points ∼10% -44%
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1131, n=467)
316 Points ∼10% -44%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Average Intel Core i5-8250U
  (5349 - 8356, n=38)
5639 Points ∼52% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBRN 81BG001KGE
Intel Core i5-8250U
5553 Points ∼51% 0%
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
Intel Core i5-8250U
5538 Points ∼51% 0%
HP 15-da0405ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
5537 Points ∼51%
HP 15-bs103ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
5517 Points ∼51% 0%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
4226 Points ∼39% -24%
Average of class Office
  (667 - 8356, n=658)
3292 Points ∼30% -41%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
Intel Core i5-8250U
22097 Points ∼44% +24%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U
  (14148 - 22097, n=38)
18271 Points ∼37% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBRN 81BG001KGE
Intel Core i5-8250U
18172 Points ∼37% +2%
HP 15-bs103ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
18070 Points ∼36% +1%
HP 15-da0405ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
17860 Points ∼36%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
8806 Points ∼18% -51%
Average of class Office
  (1242 - 33110, n=646)
7705 Points ∼15% -57%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
Intel Core i5-8250U
13147 Points ∼42% +10%
HP 15-bs103ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
12913 Points ∼41% +8%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U
  (10893 - 13553, n=17)
12588 Points ∼40% +5%
HP 15-da0405ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
12001 Points ∼39%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
6887 Points ∼22% -43%
Average of class Office
  (1016 - 13931, n=174)
5485 Points ∼18% -54%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Average Intel Core i5-8250U
  (3148 - 3503, n=17)
3295 Points ∼70% +5%
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
Intel Core i5-8250U
3182 Points ∼68% +1%
HP 15-bs103ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
3180 Points ∼68% +1%
HP 15-da0405ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
3148 Points ∼67%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
2898 Points ∼62% -8%
Average of class Office
  (595 - 4020, n=174)
2253 Points ∼48% -28%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
Intel Core i5-8250U
12305 Points ∼45% +9%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U
  (10751 - 13486, n=18)
12180 Points ∼44% +8%
HP 15-bs103ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
11840 Points ∼43% +5%
HP 15-da0405ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
11289 Points ∼41%
Average of class Office
  (1834 - 15294, n=55)
6974 Points ∼25% -38%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
6644 Points ∼24% -41%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average Intel Core i5-8250U
  (3924 - 4243, n=18)
4071 Points ∼71% +4%
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
Intel Core i5-8250U
3996 Points ∼69% +2%
HP 15-bs103ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
3975 Points ∼69% +1%
HP 15-da0405ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
3924 Points ∼68%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
3459 Points ∼60% -12%
Average of class Office
  (1087 - 4801, n=55)
3175 Points ∼55% -19%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
Intel Core i5-8250U
12799 Points ∼35% +8%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U
  (11269 - 14228, n=20)
12744 Points ∼35% +7%
HP 15-bs103ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
12304 Points ∼34% +3%
HP 15-da0405ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
11896 Points ∼33%
Average of class Office
  (1736 - 16294, n=38)
7793 Points ∼22% -34%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
6937 Points ∼19% -42%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average Intel Core i5-8250U
  (3981 - 4330, n=20)
4151 Points ∼70% +3%
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
Intel Core i5-8250U
4091 Points ∼69% +2%
HP 15-bs103ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
4077 Points ∼69% +1%
HP 15-da0405ng
Intel Core i5-8250U
4022 Points ∼68%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
3583 Points ∼60% -11%
Average of class Office
  (1084 - 4997, n=38)
3321 Points ∼56% -17%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
HP 15-bs103ng
Intel Core i5-8250U (Edge 41)
255.24 Points ∼76% +19%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBRN 81BG001KGE
Intel Core i5-8250U (Edge 41.16299.15.0)
242.26 Points ∼73% +13%
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
Intel Core i5-8250U (Edge 41)
230.11 Points ∼69% +7%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U
  (155 - 256, n=64)
219 Points ∼66% +2%
HP 15-da0405ng
Intel Core i5-8250U (Edge 42)
214.81 Points ∼64%
Average of class Office
  (36.7 - 268, n=198)
176 Points ∼53% -18%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U (Edge 42)
170.25 Points ∼51% -21%

System Performance

The HP 15 offers enough performance for the most common office and Internet applications. Thanks to its dedicated GPU it is even somewhat usable for light gaming. Overall system performance was fast and smooth, as can be seen in the more than decent PCMark benchmark scores. Adding a second RAM module and thereby enabling dual-channel mode could improve performance ever so slightly.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3478 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4505 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4728 points
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PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
GeForce MX130, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
3695 Points ∼61% +6%
HP 15-bs103ng
Radeon 520, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
3622 Points ∼59% +4%
HP 15-da0405ng
GeForce MX110, 8250U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
3478 Points ∼57%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U, NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
3478 Points ∼57% 0%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Vega 3, 2200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
3457 Points ∼57% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBRN 81BG001KGE
GeForce MX150, 8250U, Ramaxel RTNTE256PCA8EADL
3274 Points ∼54% -6%
Average of class Office
  (1169 - 4458, n=341)
3011 Points ∼49% -13%
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
HP 15-bs103ng
Radeon 520, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
3108 Points ∼33% +22%
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
GeForce MX130, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
2808 Points ∼30% +10%
Average of class Office
  (320 - 4920, n=83)
2585 Points ∼27% +2%
HP 15-da0405ng
GeForce MX110, 8250U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
2544 Points ∼27%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U, NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
2544 Points ∼27% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBRN 81BG001KGE
GeForce MX150, 8250U, Ramaxel RTNTE256PCA8EADL
2363 Points ∼25% -7%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Vega 3, 2200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
2246 Points ∼24% -12%
Productivity
HP 15-bs103ng
Radeon 520, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
6840 Points ∼72% +35%
Average of class Office
  (1639 - 7142, n=83)
5500 Points ∼58% +8%
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
GeForce MX130, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
5499 Points ∼58% +8%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Vega 3, 2200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
5226 Points ∼55% +3%
HP 15-da0405ng
GeForce MX110, 8250U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
5075 Points ∼53%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U, NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
5075 Points ∼53% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBRN 81BG001KGE
GeForce MX150, 8250U, Ramaxel RTNTE256PCA8EADL
4975 Points ∼52% -2%
Essentials
HP 15-bs103ng
Radeon 520, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
7723 Points ∼77% +6%
HP 15-da0405ng
GeForce MX110, 8250U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
7287 Points ∼72%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U, NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
7287 Points ∼72% 0%
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
GeForce MX130, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
7140 Points ∼71% -2%
Average of class Office
  (2683 - 8562, n=83)
6893 Points ∼68% -5%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Vega 3, 2200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
6653 Points ∼66% -9%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBRN 81BG001KGE
GeForce MX150, 8250U, Ramaxel RTNTE256PCA8EADL
6283 Points ∼62% -14%
Score
HP 15-bs103ng
Radeon 520, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
3925 Points ∼51% +20%
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
GeForce MX130, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
3418 Points ∼44% +5%
HP 15-da0405ng
GeForce MX110, 8250U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
3260 Points ∼42%
Average Intel Core i5-8250U, NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
3260 Points ∼42% 0%
Average of class Office
  (803 - 4666, n=84)
3183 Points ∼41% -2%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Vega 3, 2200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
3064 Points ∼39% -6%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBRN 81BG001KGE
GeForce MX150, 8250U, Ramaxel RTNTE256PCA8EADL
3007 Points ∼39% -8%

Storage Devices

The installed M.2-2280 256 GB NVMe SSD is made by SK Hynix. Roughly 188 GB is user accessible out of the box; the rest is used by the Windows OS and the recovery partition. Transfer rates were very good. Generally speaking, NVMe SSDs are much faster than SATA III SSDs due to the fact that they are connected to the CPU via PCIe 3.0 x4.

The case does have a 2.5-inch slot for a second hard drive. However, the motherboard lacked a SATA connector, which means the wasted slot could not be used.

NVMe SSD
NVMe SSD
Installing a 2.5-inch HDD retroactively is not supported
Installing a 2.5-inch HDD retroactively is not supported
SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
Sequential Read: 1050 MB/s
Sequential Write: 729.5 MB/s
512K Read: 872.6 MB/s
512K Write: 473.3 MB/s
4K Read: 43.36 MB/s
4K Write: 109.5 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 338 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 287.5 MB/s
HP 15-da0405ng
SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBRN 81BG001KGE
Ramaxel RTNTE256PCA8EADL
Average SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
 
Average of class Office
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-47%
-31%
-27%
7%
-3%
Write 4K
97.56
64.52
-34%
94.91
-3%
85.68
-12%
115 (97.6 - 133, n=2)
18%
102 (0.727 - 785, n=91)
5%
Read 4K
39.08
25.1
-36%
27.3
-30%
32.89
-16%
29.5 (20 - 39.1, n=2)
-25%
33.8 (0.285 - 166, n=91)
-14%
Write Seq
571.2
260.2
-54%
410.4
-28%
422.6
-26%
668 (571 - 765, n=2)
17%
608 (65.9 - 1895, n=91)
6%
Read Seq
1110
505.3
-54%
464
-58%
536.7
-52%
988 (866 - 1110, n=2)
-11%
987 (85.6 - 2827, n=91)
-11%
Write 4K Q32T1
235.7
164
-30%
246.5
5%
250.1
6%
313 (236 - 390, n=2)
33%
273 (0.825 - 701, n=91)
16%
Read 4K Q32T1
297
200.7
-32%
246.4
-17%
286.1
-4%
381 (297 - 466, n=2)
28%
292 (0.647 - 773, n=91)
-2%
Write Seq Q32T1
812.1
258.5
-68%
451.4
-44%
444.1
-45%
815 (812 - 817, n=2)
0%
710 (56.5 - 2027, n=91)
-13%
Read Seq Q32T1
1742
512.9
-71%
531.5
-69%
562.8
-68%
1689 (1637 - 1742, n=2)
-3%
1563 (78.6 - 3509, n=91)
-10%

GPU Performance

The HP 15 is equipped with a dedicated GeForce MX110 GPU. Unlike its namesake, the GeForce MX150, the MX110 is not based on Nvidia’s Pascal architecture but is based on the older Maxwell generation instead. The GPU supports DirectX 12, runs at up to 1,006 MHz, and it has access to 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM.

Basically, the MX110 is nothing but a rebranded GeForce 920MX running at slightly higher clock speeds (1,006 vs. 980 MHz). Accordingly, both GPUs performed largely identical in our benchmarks.

GPU-Z (MX110)
GPU-Z (MX110)
GPU-Z (UHD Graphics 620)
GPU-Z (UHD Graphics 620)
3DMark 03 Standard
30463 points
3DMark 05 Standard
22463 points
3DMark 06 Standard
14612 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
9124 points
3DMark 11 Performance
2378 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
49919 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
9593 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1641 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
782 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
530 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBRN 81BG001KGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-8250U
4582 Points ∼100% +116%
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
2734 Points ∼60% +29%
HP ProBook 470 G5
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i5-8250U
2376 Points ∼52% +12%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
2121 Points ∼46%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
2121 Points ∼46% 0%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
1908 Points ∼42% -10%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
1887 Points ∼41% -11%
HP 15-bs103ng
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i5-8250U
1877 Points ∼41% -12%
Lenovo Ideapad 310-15ISK
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i7-6500U
1835 Points ∼40% -13%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
1747 Points ∼38% -18%
Average of class Office
  (185 - 6874, n=588)
1220 Points ∼27% -42%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBRN 81BG001KGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-8250U
3511 Points ∼100% +105%
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
2291 Points ∼65% +34%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
1714 Points ∼49%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
1714 Points ∼49% 0%
HP ProBook 470 G5
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i5-8250U
1660 Points ∼47% -3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
1614 Points ∼46% -6%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
1388 Points ∼40% -19%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
1282 Points ∼37% -25%
HP 15-bs103ng
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i5-8250U
1022 Points ∼29% -40%
Average of class Office
  (138 - 5677, n=424)
943 Points ∼27% -45%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBRN 81BG001KGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-8250U
18940 Points ∼100% +74%
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
12166 Points ∼64% +12%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
10858 Points ∼57%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
10858 Points ∼57% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
10494 Points ∼55% -3%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
10053 Points ∼53% -7%
HP ProBook 470 G5
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i5-8250U
9050 Points ∼48% -17%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
7733 Points ∼41% -29%
Average of class Office
  (1208 - 34926, n=468)
6571 Points ∼35% -39%
HP 15-bs103ng
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i5-8250U
6156 Points ∼33% -43%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBRN 81BG001KGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-8250U
223740 Points ∼100% +78%
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
175476 Points ∼78% +39%
HP ProBook 470 G5
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i5-8250U
135057 Points ∼60% +7%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
126027 Points ∼56%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
126027 Points ∼56% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
121624 Points ∼54% -3%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
98596 Points ∼44% -22%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
95999 Points ∼43% -24%
Average of class Office
  (100 - 204769, n=96)
78917 Points ∼35% -37%
HP 15-bs103ng
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i5-8250U
77543 Points ∼35% -38%
3DMark 06 - 1280x1024 Standard AA:0x AF:0x
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
18080 Points ∼100% +24%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
14612 Points ∼81%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
14612 Points ∼81% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
13630 Points ∼75% -7%
HP ProBook 470 G5
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i5-8250U
13529 Points ∼75% -7%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
10781 Points ∼60% -26%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
9174 Points ∼51% -37%
HP 15-bs103ng
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i5-8250U
6492 Points ∼36% -56%
Average of class Office
  (177 - 29687, n=417)
5124 Points ∼28% -65%
ComputeMark v2.1 - 1024x600 Normal, Score
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
1979 Points ∼100% +63%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
1214 Points ∼61%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
1214 Points ∼61% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
1212 Points ∼61% 0%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
1083 Points ∼55% -11%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
1066 Points ∼54% -12%
HP 15-bs103ng
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i5-8250U
929 Points ∼47% -23%
Average of class Office
  (162 - 4449, n=84)
777 Points ∼39% -36%
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit
Room GPUs-only
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
414 Samples/s ∼100% +60%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
259 Samples/s ∼63%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
259 Samples/s ∼63% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
250 Samples/s ∼60% -3%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
210 Samples/s ∼51% -19%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
205 Samples/s ∼50% -21%
HP 15-bs103ng
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i5-8250U
184 Samples/s ∼44% -29%
Average of class Office
  (17 - 967, n=76)
176 Samples/s ∼43% -32%
Sala GPUs-only
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
725 Samples/s ∼100% +55%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
468 Samples/s ∼65%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
468 Samples/s ∼65% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
454 Samples/s ∼63% -3%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
400 Samples/s ∼55% -15%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
400 Samples/s ∼55% -15%
Average of class Office
  (28 - 1712, n=77)
340 Samples/s ∼47% -27%
HP 15-bs103ng
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i5-8250U
325 Samples/s ∼45% -31%
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - 1280x1024 high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 AA:off AF:1x
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
35 fps ∼100% +23%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
29.4 fps ∼84% +3%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
28.5 fps ∼81%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
28.5 fps ∼81% 0%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
26.4 fps ∼75% -7%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
21.2 fps ∼61% -26%
HP 15-bs103ng
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i5-8250U
16.6 fps ∼47% -42%
Average of class Office
  (0.9 - 101, n=84)
11.7 fps ∼33% -59%
Unigine Heaven 3.0
1920x1080 OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders AA:Off AF:Off
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
28.3 fps ∼100% +35%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
20.9 fps ∼74%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
20.9 fps ∼74% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
20.3 fps ∼72% -3%
Average of class Office
  (5.5 - 20.9, n=15)
11.7 fps ∼41% -44%
HP 15-bs103ng
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i5-8250U
9.2 fps ∼33% -56%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
9 fps ∼32% -57%
1920x1080 DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders AA:Off AF:Off
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
27.9 fps ∼100% +28%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
21.8 fps ∼78%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
21.8 fps ∼78% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
21.2 fps ∼76% -3%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
13.9 fps ∼50% -36%
Average of class Office
  (7.7 - 21.8, n=16)
13.1 fps ∼47% -40%
HP 15-bs103ng
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i5-8250U
12 fps ∼43% -45%
Unigine Heaven 4.0
Extreme Preset OpenGL
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
13.6 fps ∼100% +26%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
10.8 fps ∼79%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
10.8 fps ∼79% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
9.9 fps ∼73% -8%
Average of class Office
  (2.3 - 23.5, n=9)
8.19 fps ∼60% -24%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
4.9 fps ∼36% -55%
HP 15-bs103ng
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i5-8250U
4.3 fps ∼32% -60%
Extreme Preset DX11
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
13.2 fps ∼100% +22%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
10.8 fps ∼82%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
10.8 fps ∼82% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
10.1 fps ∼77% -6%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
7.7 fps ∼58% -29%
Average of class Office
  (2.4 - 25.7, n=15)
7.67 fps ∼58% -29%
HP 15-bs103ng
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i5-8250U
5.1 fps ∼39% -53%
Unigine Valley 1.0
1920x1080 Extreme HD DirectX AA:x8
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
11.3 fps ∼100% +26%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
9 fps ∼80%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
9 fps ∼80% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
8.7 fps ∼77% -3%
Average of class Office
  (2.8 - 9, n=8)
5.16 fps ∼46% -43%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
4.4 fps ∼39% -51%
HP 15-bs103ng
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i5-8250U
4.1 fps ∼36% -54%
1920x1080 Extreme HD Preset OpenGL AA:x8
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
10.6 fps ∼100% +29%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
8.2 fps ∼77%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
8.2 fps ∼77% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
8 fps ∼75% -2%
Average of class Office
  (2.5 - 8.2, n=8)
4.66 fps ∼44% -43%
HP 15-bs103ng
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i5-8250U
3.5 fps ∼33% -57%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
3.5 fps ∼33% -57%
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
33350 Points ∼100% +50%
HP ProBook 470 G5
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i5-8250U
22810 Points ∼68% +3%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
22231 Points ∼67%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
22231 Points ∼67% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
21650 Points ∼65% -3%
HP 15-bs103ng
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i5-8250U
20257 Points ∼61% -9%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
20033 Points ∼60% -10%
Average of class Office
  (6555 - 31217, n=51)
17592 Points ∼53% -21%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - Compute OpenCL Score
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
33379 Points ∼100% +50%
HP ProBook 470 G5
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i5-8250U
22847 Points ∼68% +3%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
22257 Points ∼67%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
22257 Points ∼67% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
21590 Points ∼65% -3%
HP 15-bs103ng
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i5-8250U
20240 Points ∼61% -9%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
19944 Points ∼60% -10%
Average of class Office
  (1267 - 31328, n=38)
17361 Points ∼52% -22%
GFXBench
High Tier Onscreen
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U (Vulkan)
24.8 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
24.8 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Office
  (0 - 24.8, n=2)
12.4 fps ∼50% -50%
2560x1440 High Tier Offscreen
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U (Vulkan)
14.9 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
14.9 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Office
  (0 - 14.9, n=2)
7.45 fps ∼50% -50%
Normal Tier Onscreen
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U (Vulkan)
36.9 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
36.9 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Office
  (0 - 36.9, n=2)
18.5 fps ∼50% -50%
1920x1080 Normal Tier Offscreen
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U (Vulkan)
39.5 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
39.5 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Office
  (0 - 39.5, n=2)
19.8 fps ∼50% -50%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
50.9 fps ∼100% +39%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
36.6 fps ∼72%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
36.6 fps ∼72% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
35.4 fps ∼70% -3%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
29.9 fps ∼59% -18%
Average of class Office
  (0 - 61.6, n=18)
26.3 fps ∼52% -28%
HP 15-bs103ng
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i5-8250U
25.6 fps ∼50% -30%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
21.5 fps ∼42% -41%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
47.7 fps ∼100% +50%
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
44.9 fps ∼94% +42%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
33.1 fps ∼69% +4%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
31.7 fps ∼66%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
31.7 fps ∼66% 0%
Average of class Office
  (0 - 40.9, n=18)
26.9 fps ∼56% -15%
HP 15-bs103ng
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i5-8250U
23.8 fps ∼50% -25%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
21.3 fps ∼45% -33%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
186 fps ∼100% +43%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
130 fps ∼70% 0%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
129.9 fps ∼70%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
127.3 fps ∼68% -2%
HP 15-bs103ng
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i5-8250U
114.1 fps ∼61% -12%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
103.1 fps ∼55% -21%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
89 fps ∼48% -31%
Average of class Office
  (27 - 206, n=39)
86.9 fps ∼47% -33%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
154.2 fps ∼100% +106%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
117.9 fps ∼76% +57%
HP 15-bs103ng
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i5-8250U
90.7 fps ∼59% +21%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
86 fps ∼56% +15%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
74.9 fps ∼49%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
74.9 fps ∼49% 0%
Average of class Office
  (21 - 120, n=35)
62.5 fps ∼41% -17%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
60 fps ∼39% -20%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
96 fps ∼100% +33%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
72.2 fps ∼75%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
72.2 fps ∼75% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
70 fps ∼73% -3%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
55.7 fps ∼58% -23%
HP 15-bs103ng
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i5-8250U
52.9 fps ∼55% -27%
Average of class Office
  (11.7 - 121, n=38)
39.7 fps ∼41% -45%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
26 fps ∼27% -64%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
73.7 fps ∼100% +36%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
62.1 fps ∼84% +15%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
58.9 fps ∼80% +9%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
54.2 fps ∼74%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
54.2 fps ∼74% 0%
HP 15-bs103ng
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i5-8250U
44.7 fps ∼61% -18%
Average of class Office
  (14 - 66.7, n=34)
37.1 fps ∼50% -32%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
25.5 fps ∼35% -53%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
74.2 fps ∼100% +40%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
52.9 fps ∼71%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
52.9 fps ∼71% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
52 fps ∼70% -2%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
42.8 fps ∼58% -19%
Average of class Office
  (12.7 - 89.7, n=19)
36.9 fps ∼50% -30%
HP 15-bs103ng
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i5-8250U
35.4 fps ∼48% -33%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
25.1 fps ∼34% -53%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i5-8250U
61.2 fps ∼100% +38%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-6200U
57.5 fps ∼94% +30%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
47.5 fps ∼78% +7%
HP 15-da0405ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX110, Intel Core i5-8250U
44.2 fps ∼72%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 
44.2 fps ∼72% 0%
Average of class Office
  (14.4 - 58.2, n=19)
36.5 fps ∼60% -17%
HP 15-bs103ng
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i5-8250U
32 fps ∼52% -28%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
24.7 fps ∼40% -44%

Gaming Performance

Most games ran smoothly in HD (1280x720) and low to medium details. Some less-demanding games will even allow for higher resolutions and/or details. Current 2017/2018 games will not be performing all too well unfortunately.

low med. high ultra
StarCraft 2 (2010) 284.287.555.827.3fps
Diablo III (2012) 111.573.567.540.4fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 123.368.347.121.3fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 100.254.24817.9fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 27.216.795.3fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 90.574.936.633.5fps
World of Warships (2015) 89.270.437.525.3fps
Rainbow Six Siege (2015) 65.743.724.120.7fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 29.31910.99.1fps
The Division (2016) 33.421.49.57.3fps
Ashes of the Singularity (2016) 17.710.59.2fps
Overwatch (2016) 8760.427.915.8fps
Battlefield 1 (2016) 46.527.813.312.1fps
Farming Simulator 17 (2016) 121.777.635.424fps
For Honor (2017) 47.81716.212.1fps
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017) 27.111.29.73fps
Prey (2017) 57.822.117.114.2fps
Rocket League (2017) 99.840.827.4fps
Dirt 4 (2017) 65.324.613.68.1fps
Team Fortress 2 (2017) 105.197.472.551fps
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017) 41.217.916.911.5fps
FIFA 18 (2017) 100.156.249.243.5fps
Middle-earth: Shadow of War (2017) 3314107fps
Destiny 2 (2017) 34.317.716.213.2fps
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017) 22108fps
Call of Duty WWII (2017) 54.833.116.610.6fps
Need for Speed Payback (2017) 30.115.312.311.9fps
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017) 44.312.310.59.1fps
Fortnite (2018) 66.119.914.111.5fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 18.38.74.9fps
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018) 24.510.27.85.9fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 41.524.923.2fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 221098fps
The Crew 2 (2018) 28.812.711.410.4fps
F1 2018 (2018) 30161312fps
BioShock Infinite - 1366x768 Medium Preset
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBRN 81BG001KGE
GeForce MX150, 8250U, Ramaxel RTNTE256PCA8EADL
97 (min: 14.8, max: 210.5) fps ∼100% +79%
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
GeForce MX130, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
70.3 fps ∼72% +30%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
GeForce 920MX, 7200U, Liteonit CV3-DE256
55.7 fps ∼57% +3%
HP 15-da0405ng
GeForce MX110, 8250U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
54.2 fps ∼56%
HP ProBook 470 G5
GeForce 930MX, 8250U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
53.1 fps ∼55% -2%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Vega 3, 2200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
46.2 fps ∼48% -15%
Asus X302UV-FN016T
GeForce 920MX, 6200U, Hynix HFS128G3MND
43.1 fps ∼44% -20%
Lenovo Ideapad 310-15ISK
GeForce 920MX, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
41.8 fps ∼43% -23%
HP 15-bs103ng
Radeon 520, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
28.4 fps ∼29% -48%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1366x768 med (1/3)
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
GeForce MX130, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
82 fps ∼100% +9%
HP 15-da0405ng
GeForce MX110, 8250U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
74.9 fps ∼91%
HP ProBook 470 G5
GeForce 930MX, 8250U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
74 fps ∼90% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
GeForce 920MX, 7200U, Liteonit CV3-DE256
68 fps ∼83% -9%
HP 15-bs103ng
Radeon 520, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
45.8 fps ∼56% -39%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Vega 3, 2200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
45.2 fps ∼55% -40%
Team Fortress 2 - 1920x1080 maximum AA:8x MS AF:16x
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
GeForce MX130, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
60.5 fps ∼100% +19%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
GeForce 920MX, 7200U, Liteonit CV3-DE256
54 fps ∼89% +6%
HP 15-da0405ng
GeForce MX110, 8250U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
51 fps ∼84%
HP ProBook 470 G5
GeForce 930MX, 8250U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
41 fps ∼68% -20%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Vega 3, 2200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
29 fps ∼48% -43%
HP 15-bs103ng
Radeon 520, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
19.6 fps ∼32% -62%
Overwatch - 1366x768 Medium (Render Scale 100 %) AA:FX AF:2x
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
GeForce MX130, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
78.8 fps ∼100% +30%
HP 15-da0405ng
GeForce MX110, 8250U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
60.4 fps ∼77%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
GeForce 920MX, 7200U, Liteonit CV3-DE256
60.3 fps ∼77% 0%
HP ProBook 470 G5
GeForce 930MX, 8250U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
52.2 fps ∼66% -14%
HP 15-bs103ng
Radeon 520, 8250U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
33 fps ∼42% -45%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Vega 3, 2200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
32.5 fps ∼41% -46%
Fortnite - 1280x720 Low Preset
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
GeForce MX130, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
77.7 fps ∼100% +18%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB
GeForce 920MX, 7200U, Liteonit CV3-DE256
76.7 fps ∼99% +16%
HP 15-da0405ng
GeForce MX110, 8250U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
66.1 fps ∼85%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Vega 3, 2200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
37.6 fps ∼48% -43%

Emissions and Energy

System noise

The HP 15’s fan was constantly spinning, even when the device was completely idle. Once again the culprit could be found in the unit’s BIOS setup: the “fan always on” setting was enabled by default. Disabling it rendered the fan silent in idle and low load scenarios most of the time, and it only revved up under load. While running our stress test we were exposed to a sound pressure level of 39 dB(A).

Noise Level

Idle
30.9 / 30.9 / 30.9 dB(A)
DVD
36.8 / dB(A)
Load
36.8 / 39 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.6 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.532.732.235.735.52540.732.831.335.840.73143.536.433.437.543.54035.732.229.431.535.75037.230.631.536.637.26331.829.72827.631.88029.627.727.327.229.610028.826.926.625.128.812528.126.225.725.828.116024.624.92524.324.620024.324.823.423.124.32502524.322.722.72531523.525.621.721.723.540022.623.52120.722.65002223.320.3202263022.423.319.519.822.480025.825.519.718.625.810002527.519.118.225125026.427.71917.926.4160026.529.318.617.826.520002930.417.917.52925002932.818.217.629315021.9251817.921.9400019.321181819.3500018.819.818.118.118.8630018.419.318.118.118.4800018.418.518.218.218.41000018.218.318.218.118.21250018.118.118.11818.11600018.118.218.118.118.1SPL36.939.130.930.636.9N2.22.61.31.32.2median 23.5HP 15-da0405ngmedian 24.8median 19median 18.2median 23.5Delta3.531.923.5hearing rangehide median Fan Noise

Temperature

HP 15 stress test
HP 15 stress test

Speaking of which, the stress test (Prime95 and FurMark for at least a full hour) was performed differently on battery and on mains. On mains, the CPU ran at 1.6 GHz all the time while the GPU managed to run at its full speed of 1,006 MHz. On battery, both components were throttled significantly: 1 GHz for the CPU and 550-650 MHz for the GPU.

The notebook remained fairly cool by and large with just a single hotspot of more than 40 °C while running our stress test. Keep in mind that this stress test is an unrealistic load scenario that practically never occurs in everyday use. We use it to detect stability and thermal issues.

Max. Load
 37.3 °C
99 F
29.3 °C
85 F
27 °C
81 F
 
 36 °C
97 F
35.9 °C
97 F
26.1 °C
79 F
 
 27.1 °C
81 F
26 °C
79 F
26.9 °C
80 F
 
Maximum: 37.3 °C = 99 F
Average: 30.2 °C = 86 F
25.4 °C
78 F
41 °C
106 F
34 °C
93 F
25.3 °C
78 F
36 °C
97 F
32.4 °C
90 F
25.6 °C
78 F
25.8 °C
78 F
27.4 °C
81 F
Maximum: 41 °C = 106 F
Average: 30.3 °C = 87 F
Power Supply (max.)  47.3 °C = 117 F | Room Temperature 23.8 °C = 75 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
Heat-map top (load)
Heat-map top (load)
Heat-map bottom (load)
Heat-map bottom (load)
Heat-map top (idle)
Heat-map top (idle)
Heat-map bottom (idle)
Heat-map bottom (idle)

Speaker

The stereo speakers are located above the keyboard behind a perforated cover. Sound quality was decent but lacked bass. Headphones or external speakers will be required for improved sound performance.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2030.835.730.82531.235.831.23135.137.535.14030.631.530.65034.336.634.36329.527.629.58027.927.227.910026.425.126.41253025.83016040.924.340.920047.223.147.225046.322.746.331556.721.756.740066.920.766.950065.32065.363065.319.865.380062.418.662.4100072.118.272.1125071.417.971.4160068.817.868.8200071.117.571.1250072.217.672.2315068.717.968.7400067.11867.1500066.618.166.6630070.418.170.4800070.318.270.31000067.318.167.31250061.21861.21600056.718.156.7SPL81.330.681.3N481.348median 66.6HP 15-da0405ngmedian 18.2median 66.6Delta8.828.835.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHzmedian 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
HP 15-da0405ng audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (72.06 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 37% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 54% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 20%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 34% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 59% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 19%, worst was 47%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Power Consumption

Power consumption was inconspicuous. Maximum power consumption when idle was determined to be 6.7 W and shot up to 65.2 W during our stress test for a few seconds. The power supply is rated at 65 W.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.4 / 0.5 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.8 / 6.2 / 6.7 Watt
Load midlight 40.8 / 65.2 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

Our real-life Wi-Fi test simulates browsing the web by running a script. The energy profile is set to “Balanced”, display brightness is normalized to 150 nits, and all energy-saving features are disabled. The HP 15 lasted for 5:55 hours in this test.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 42)
5h 55min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
HP 15-bs103ng
8250U, Radeon 520, 41.6 Wh
473 min ∼18% +33%
Average of class Office
  (105 - 964, n=279)
409 min ∼16% +15%
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
8250U, GeForce MX130, 38 Wh
407 min ∼15% +15%
HP 15-da0405ng
8250U, GeForce MX110, 41 Wh
355 min ∼13%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
2200U, Vega 3, 37 Wh
344 min ∼13% -3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBRN 81BG001KGE
8250U, GeForce MX150, 30 Wh
270 min ∼10% -24%

Pros

+ matte display
+ FHD resolution
+ mostly quiet
+ NVMe SSD
+ ac Wi-Fi

Cons

- very dark display with poor viewing angles
- below average Wi-Fi performance
- slow card reader
- complicated maintenance
- average battery life
- one year warranty
- no USB-C

Verdict

HP 15-da0405ng. Review model courtesy of Cyberport.
HP 15-da0405ng. Review model courtesy of Cyberport.

The HP 15-da0405ng is a 15.6-inch office notebook powered by a Kaby Lake Refresh ULV quad-core CPU and a dedicated GeForce MX110 GPU that is not going to stand in the way of occasional light gaming.

The system can be completely silent in low load and idle workloads. However, you will have to manually disable the “fan always on” BIOS setting. The device remained comparatively cool nonetheless.

It is sufficiently fast thanks to the NVMe SSD, which can be replaced by opening the case. The keyboard was decent and very usable overall even though it lacks a backlight. Battery life was mediocre at best.

The display was an utter disappointment.

If only it wasn’t for the abysmal display with its low brightness (163.8 nits), low contrast ratio, and narrow viewing angles. HP also limits the warranty to just one year, which is uncommon for 2018 (at least in Europe). To add insult to injury the device also lacks USB-C, which should be present on any modern-day notebook.

HP 15-da0405ng - 09/13/2018 v6
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
74 / 98 → 75%
Keyboard
76%
Pointing Device
84%
Connectivity
44 / 80 → 55%
Weight
66 / 20-67 → 97%
Battery
88%
Display
72%
Games Performance
65 / 68 → 96%
Application Performance
87 / 92 → 95%
Temperature
95%
Noise
91%
Audio
54%
Camera
42 / 85 → 49%
Average
72%
80%
Office - Weighted Average

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