Reviews for the HP 15s-fq1043ns
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Positive: Slim size; light weight; powerful hardware; nice connectivity. Negative: No backlit keys; no dedicated graphic.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/16/2020
HP has been known to cover the whole price range, from affordable to expensive notebooks, and also the whole performance range, such as entry-level devices, business notebooks and gaming laptops. The latest addition to this large family has to be the HP 15s-fq1043ns. In terms of the case, this laptop has been built with metal on its top, bottom and edges, while the areas around the keyboard and display are made of plastic. Despite having a rather even transition between the materials, the differences are quite visible. The company has decided to opt for extremely slim bezels on the sides, resulting in a slightly thicker bezel above the display. The hinges hold the lid tightly in place with an opening angle limited to 140 degrees. While it is safe to say that this is one of the lightest laptops out there, the Dell Latitude 5500 was found to be a little more compact than the HP 15s-fq1043ns.
In terms of its display, this 15-inch laptop comes with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Overall, the device provides an acceptable brightness distribution of about 86 percent. The lack of PWM for brightness control makes it quite user-friendly, especially for those with sensitive eyes. This definitely accounts for an improved user experience. Apart from that, the colors displayed are well delineated, with the black image content appearing deep and saturated. As for the keyboard, the HP 15s gives a slightly spongy impression with the keys not sitting tightly in their frames. The rough surface is not all that bad for the fingers, as it handles long-term typing pretty efficiently. On the other hand, a ClickPad is used as mouse replacement, offering a smooth surface to navigate the cursor precisely.
This laptop has been equipped with an integrated graphics card in Intel Ice-Lake G7 SoCs based on the new Gen-11 architecture with 64 EU (Execution Units/Shared Cluster). It would be able to run some lighter design software and do some light video or graphics editing, but nothing more than that. The Intel Core i7-1065G7 is the processor in this device, again improving the overall general performance of the HP 15s. As far as connections are concerned, this device includes three USB-3.1 Gen-2 ports, a single HDMI port and a single SD-Card Reader. As for the battery, the HP 15s-fq1043ns has been built with a 41Wh battery, which is not the best out there, but still manages to support the laptop in the best possible way by giving a run time of almost 6 hours on a full charge. Despite the features that it offers, the choice of owning this laptop is entirely subjective, depending on the user's choice and preference.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU): Integrated graphics card in Intel Ice-Lake G7 SoCs based on the new Gen. 11 architecture with 64 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model ranging from 300 MHz base to 1050 - 1100 MHz boost. The Ice-Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm process at Intel produced.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
i7-1065G7: Ice Lake based low power quad-core processor for thin and light laptops. The four cores clock between 1.3 - 3.9 GHz and should offer 18% more IPC (instructions per clock) than the previous generations (and therefore partly close the clock speed gap). Produced in 10nm at Intel.» 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).
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