HP Pavilion 15-cs0007NS
Reviews for the HP Pavilion 15-cs0007NS
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Positive: Large screen; nice display; powerful processor; nice connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/09/2018
Model: The HP Pavilion has always offered great laptops at low prices to those who prefer to own a decent budget laptop to spend a fortune on one. There are always new models every year which look almost identical to their predecessor but with better and more modern hardware configurations. And this year is no difference. The HP Pavilion 15-CS0007NS is the latest model in the series, and the budget laptop community may like what the new laptop has to offer. The new HP Pavilion 15-CS0007NS measures at 17.9 x 361.6 x 245.6 mm and weighs about 1.85 kilograms. Its near-lightweight size is indeed something that most mobile users will enjoy as it looks to be pretty easy to carry around. The HP Pavilion 15-CS0007NS is powered by the newest 4-core Intel Core i7-8550U. This latest 4-core CPU also comes with an 8 MB cache, and with the famed Turbo Boost technology. It has a 1.8 GHz base frequency and can run at a maximum speed of 4 GHz. Even though the HP Pavilion 15-CS0007NS is marketed as a mid-range laptop, users will also be able to run power-hungry software like video editing software on this laptop relatively well. It is also a pleasant surprise to see that the HP Pavilion 15-CS0007NS comes equipped with a graphics card, albeit just an entry-level card. The new laptop comes bundled with an Nvidia GeForce MX150 with dedicated 4 GB of DDR5 VRAM. The entry-level card will let the users enjoy low-spec games that may include older titles and also some newer indie games.
Hewlett-Packard also included another nice surprise for users, and that is the 256 GB of SSD storage. While it is a little disappointing to see that a 1 TB HDD was not included to complement the SSD drive, the price point of the HP Pavilion 15-CS0007NS justifies the decision of excluding a conventional HDD. Those who would like to expand their storage may try to do so with the multi-format SD-card reader that is also included in the laptop. The laptop also comes with two 4 GB DDR4 RAM sticks with an option to upgrade it to a total of 16 GB. There are only two slots for the memory though, and the user will have to sacrifice at least one of the installed memory sticks if they choose to upgrade. A downside to the HP Pavilion 15-CS0007NS is its lack of ports for connectivity. There are two USB 3.1 Type A ports, one USB 3.1 Type C port, one HDMI output and as mentioned before, one SD card reader. It has an Ethernet port and as per the norm with modern laptops, a dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 combo adapter. As mentioned, the HP Pavilion is a low to mid-range series of laptops, but it is nice to see that the HP Pavilion 15-CS0007NS has a good hardware specification for its price point. For those who do not need fancy extra features on their laptop, this will prove to be a great purchase.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce MX150: Pascal GP108 based laptop graphics card and mobile version of the desktop GeForce GT 1030. Offers 384 shader cores and usually 2 GB GDDR5 with a 64 Bit memory bus. Manufactured in 14nm.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i5-8550U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.» 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 old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.
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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