HP Pavilion 14-bf009ns
Reviews for the HP Pavilion 14-bf009ns
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Positive: Compact size; high portability; good price / performance ratio; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/02/2017
Model: The HP Pavilion 14-bf009ns is an affordable laptop with strong hardware performance. It is a bargain because no 14.0-onch laptop of this price combines an Intel Core i5 processor, an Nvidia GT 940MX graphics card, a 256-bit SSD and a FullHD screen. It is one of the new mid-range notebooks released by HP. The chassis of the laptop combines the metal of the palm rest with the plastic of the rest of surfaces. The internal fan and the low energy demand of the components will allow adequate temperatures even in demanding situations. The keyboard does not have a numerical section but it has a white backlight. The 1.53 kg of weight and the 19.9 mm of thickness are similar to another portable 14.0-inch laptops. The HP Pavilion 14-bf009ns uses the Intel Core i5-7200U processor , a low-power mid-range Kaby Lake laptop processor with a maximum consumption marked at 15 W. This processor consists of 2 cores and 4 logical threads (HyperThreading technology), has 3 MB of cache memory and offers a frequency that ranges between 2.5 GHz and 3.0 GHz in 2 cores or 3.1 GHz in one, thanks to Turbo Boost technology 2.0 from Intel. The performance is very similar to the Intel Core i7-6500U (Skylake), which will be suitable for users who want to work with a medium level of demand, allowing photo editing or video work at home.
Despite being a laptop of reduced dimensions, HP has opted for an Nvidia GT 940MX graphics in its version with 2 GB of GDDR5 RAM. This graphics processor allows users to play games at medium details. The screen mounts an IPS panel with Full HD resolution and glossy finish. The display offers wide viewing angles and a fairly correct color reproduction. The HDMI output is what will allow us to connect this notebook to an external monitor, projector or TV. Thanks to the M.2 SSD of with a capacity of 256 GB, the laptop achieves a great fluidity while carrying out usual tasks such as opening/closing programs and turning the computer on/off. As for RAM, it comes with a module of 8 GB of DDR4 RAM at 2,133 MHz. The Windows 10 Home 64-bit operating system is pre-installed. The connectivity consists of a USB 3.0 Type-C port, two USB 3.0 of conventional size, one Gigabit network and a Wireless Adapter Wifi Dual-Band with Bluetooth 4.2. The integrated webcam allows users to make video conferences at 720p. The integrated battery of 3 cells and 41 Wh of capacity will allow a user to reach 7 hours with an undemanding use of the equipment. The Pavilion 14-bf009ns also looks sleek. Something that a business person would carry happily. In fact, it is the kind of laptop that would suite any kind of user. With its bargain price and good specs, the Pavilion 14-bf009ns definitely ups the game for its competitors.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX: Mid-range laptop graphics card based on the Maxwell architecture. Compared to the older 940M, the MX now also supports GDDR5 graphics memory and maybe slightly faster clock speeds.
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).
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.