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Office laptop HP 15s-fq1440ng in the test: hardware deceives - potential wasted

Wrong priorities. We tested the second HP 15s office laptop. After the 15s-fq1556ng was not really convincing (79%), HP now relies on a stronger processor (Core i7-1065G7) with one of the best internal graphics solutions currently available. So will the pure performance of the office laptop become a selling point, or has HP even worked on other weaknesses? Our test clarifies.
Christian Hintze, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Christian Hintze),

The HP 15 presents itself as a visually simple office laptop. Under the hood, however, lies a Core i7 processor of the Ice Lake architecture, including the most powerful integrated Intel Iris Plus GPU G7. This should result in more use cases for the HP 15s than just writing or surfing. Generous 16 GB RAM and a 512 GB SSD complete the package. In February we tested the first HP 15s with the tag "fq1556ng". In comparison, our current model has a stronger processor (i7 instead of i5) and thus also better internal graphics (Iris G7 instead of G1), but has a TN instead of an IPS panel. We use the sister model for comparison to see whether the processor really produces a performance difference or is just throttled. According to Intel, the Iris G7 graphics supposedly beats an AMD RX Vega 10 and catches up with the dedicated Geforce MX150, and the processor performance should correspond to a Core i7-8665U. Corresponding comparison devices in our test are listed in the table below.

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HP 15s-fq1440ng (15s-fq000 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1065G7 4 x 1.3 - 3.9 GHz, Ice Lake U
Memory
16384 MB 
, 2x 8 GB DDR4-2666 Ramaxel Technology
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, No, AU Optronics AUO61ED, TN, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel 495 (Ice Lake-U PCH-LP Premium)
Storage
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU, 512 GB 
, 420 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Ice Lake-U/Y PCH-LP cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 0 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: jack port, Card Reader: SD-Reader
Networking
Realtek RTL8822CE (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.9 x 358.5 x 242 ( = 0.7 x 14.11 x 9.53 in)
Battery
41 Wh Lithium-Ion, 3 cell, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 10 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD-Webcam
Primary Camera: 1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.592 kg ( = 56.16 oz / 3.51 pounds), Power Supply: 273 g ( = 9.63 oz / 0.6 pounds)
Price
899 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
78 %
06/2020
HP 15s-fq1440ng
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.6 kg17.9 mm15.6"1920x1080
79 %
02/2020
HP 15s-fq1556ng
i5-1035G1, UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
1.7 kg18 mm15.6"1920x1080
84 %
12/2019
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.5 kg14.7 mm15"2496x1664
79 %
03/2020
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.8 kg17.9 mm15.6"1920x1080
80 %
08/2019
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
R7 3700U, Vega 10
1.8 kg19.5 mm15.6"1920x1080
83 %
12/2018
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition
i7-8565U, GeForce MX150
2.1 kg17 mm15.6"3840x2160

Case - HP 15s in a plain aluminum look

The case consists almost entirely of heat-dissipating aluminum, black plastic is only used on the rather wide display edges. Despite the metal body and the many rounded edges and corners, the HP 15s looks very plain from the outside, if not a bit staid. The HP 15s draws in air via the base plate, and the waste heat produced is passed upwards to the display via slots next to the hinge. The keyboard base stands out in color with its slightly patterned black from the silver tone of the chassis. The keys are recessed a little lower here, the transitions on all sides are realized by gently curved metal, which looks very good.

The display lid is of course not as rigid as the base, which clicks slightly inside on the left when pressed. The display reacts to pressure with slight deformations in the display, the large hinge should be a little more stable for our taste. If you wiggle your laptop, the display soon moves as well, and the hinge also seems to rattle slightly. The edging around the base joins the bottom and the keyboard base, can be easily pushed away and then reveals larger gaps. Overall, the build quality is not great but okay, the aluminum housing in particular makes a good impression. Unfortunately, there is no maintenance hatch, access to the innards is difficult or impossible, more on that later. 

In terms of dimensions, all direct competitors are roughly the same, only the 2,000 Euro (~$2258) Surface 3 is significantly lighter and narrower here, the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 is 400 grams (~0.9 lb) heavier.

Size comparison

359.1 mm / 14.1 inch 249 mm / 9.8 inch 19.5 mm / 0.768 inch 1.8 kg3.97 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 242 mm / 9.53 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 2.1 kg4.57 lbs358.5 mm / 14.1 inch 242 mm / 9.53 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.6 kg3.51 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 242 mm / 9.53 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.7 kg3.73 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 245 mm / 9.65 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.8 kg3.86 lbs339.5 mm / 13.4 inch 244 mm / 9.61 inch 14.7 mm / 0.579 inch 1.5 kg3.4 lbs

Connectivity - Stingy HP laptop

HP is stingy with the connections. Three USB 3.0 slots, one of them of type C, plus an HDMI and a jack port, that was actually it. After all, an SD reader is still included. However, the cards cannot be snapped into place with a click, they are only inserted, and they protrude just a few millimeters, so that it is unnecessarily cumbersome to wind them out with your fingernails.

The few ports should hardly cause any problems with the arrangement - you might think, but HP doesn't make the best decisions here. Most ports are on the right, including SD and jack inputs, which could interfere with the right mouse hand, and the HDMI input with usually thick and rigid cables is also on the right side. Left-handers should therefore rather welcome the arrangement of the HP 15s. 

Left: Power, 2x USB-A 3.0
Left: Power, 2x USB-A 3.0
Right: SD reader, jack, USB-C 3.0, HDMI
Right: SD reader, jack, USB-C 3.0, HDMI
Back: Hinge
Back: Hinge

SD Card Reader

The HP 15s doesn't copy content to our Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II reference memory card very quickly, the class average is about twice as fast.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
76.4 MB/s ∼100% +135%
Average of class Office
  (10.2 - 191, n=306)
62.5 MB/s ∼82% +92%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
37.7 MB/s ∼49% +16%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
32.5 MB/s ∼43%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
28.45 MB/s ∼37% -12%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
84.5 MB/s ∼100%
Average of class Office
  (9.5 - 255, n=279)
78.3 MB/s ∼93%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
37.6 MB/s ∼44%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
29.68 MB/s ∼35%

Communication

When it comes to WLAN communication, the HP is somewhat above the class average. From the competition listed here only the Lenovo IdeaPad is better, all others do worse.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1128 (min: 1037, max: 1164) MBit/s ∼100% +78%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Realtek RTL8822CE
633 (min: 619, max: 644) MBit/s ∼56%
Average Realtek RTL8822CE
 
633 MBit/s ∼56% 0%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
621 MBit/s ∼55% -2%
Average of class Office
  (5 - 1722, n=260)
535 MBit/s ∼47% -15%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
309 MBit/s ∼27% -51%
HP 15s-fq1556ng
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821
277 (min: 259, max: 289) MBit/s ∼25% -56%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1195 (min: 922, max: 1315) MBit/s ∼100% +82%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Realtek RTL8822CE
657 (min: 600, max: 681) MBit/s ∼55%
Average Realtek RTL8822CE
 
657 MBit/s ∼55% 0%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
580 MBit/s ∼49% -12%
Average of class Office
  (34 - 1666, n=259)
495 MBit/s ∼41% -25%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
290 MBit/s ∼24% -56%
HP 15s-fq1556ng
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821
253 (min: 214, max: 288) MBit/s ∼21% -61%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø632 (619-644)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø657 (600-681)

Webcam

The 1 MP webcam is mandatory and doesn't look like much. The pictures are not very colorful, appear milky and quickly become blurred. An external model should be used for the chat with the demanding boss.

ColorChecker
14.6 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
18.7 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
18.9 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
25.4 ∆E
16 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
18.1 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
18.7 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
ColorChecker HP 15s-fq1440ng: 13.91 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 25.39 ∆E

Security

Apart from TPM through the Intel chip, the HP 15s has no other security features to offer, and even a Kensington port is missing.

Accessories

Only the laptop and a power adapter are in the packaging. Additional accessories can be ordered for a fee on the HP website.

Maintenance

Only 2 screws, more hidden?
Only 2 screws, more hidden?

A maintenance hatch is unfortunately not available. Only two screws are visible on the bottom, but removing the screws does not lead to the desired opening of the notebook, even with a suitable lever device. The suspicion is obvious that additional screws are housed below the two long rubber feet. This is unnecessarily anti-maintenance and a clear minus for the HP 15s. In any case, we stopped trying to unscrew the device for fear of damaging it.

Warranty

Unfortunately, the data sheet for the HP 15s does not contain any information about the warranty period. The manufacturer probably relies on the usual statutory minimum level of warranty.

Input devices - Mediocre office HP

Keyboard

The Keyboard
The Keyboard

The chiclet keyboard does not sport a backlight, but a number pad is installed. The travel of the keys is relatively short, the feedback a bit spongy, but still within limits. The material of the keys feels rather cheap. Writing is still quick, but it's not really fun, the noises generated are acceptable. The large labels on the buttons are a plus. The up / down buttons unfortunately have to share a space, otherwise the layout is fine. The very narrow power switch is located separately on the top left.

Touchpad

The Touchpad
The Touchpad

The touchpad is unusually large, at least in the lateral dimensions, you almost have a widescreen touchpad here. The surface is smooth and has good sliding properties. The integrated buttons trigger reliably, but could be a bit quieter. 4-finger gestures are easily recognized.

Display - HP notebook with poor TN panel

Subpixel
Subpixel

Since with a 15-inch laptop one looks at the integrated screen most of the time, the manufacturer should save the least here - HP does it anyway and installs a bad TN panel. This is particularly surprising since the sister model's IPS display is not bad at all. The panel of our test device dissolves with Full HD and has a matt surface. Otherwise, it is mercilessly inferior to the competition in almost all points. The brightness comes just within the acceptable range with an average of 215 nits, the distribution of brightness is already below average with 79 percent. After all, screen bleeding is hardly a problem with TN panels.

235
cd/m²
225
cd/m²
225
cd/m²
213
cd/m²
227
cd/m²
209
cd/m²
186
cd/m²
209
cd/m²
204
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics AUO61ED
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 235 cd/m² Average: 214.8 cd/m² Minimum: 12.5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 79 %
Center on Battery: 197 cd/m²
Contrast: 568:1 (Black: 0.4 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 10.48 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.9, calibrated: 4.64
ΔE Greyscale 12.44 | 0.64-98 Ø6.1
54% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 34% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.77
HP 15s-fq1440ng
AU Optronics AUO61ED, TN, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP 15s-fq1556ng
AU Optronics B156HW02, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Sharp LQ150P1JX51, IPS, 2496x1664, 15
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
BOE CQ NV156FHM-T03, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
LG Philips 156WFC, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition
AUO34EB, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.6
Response Times
-93%
-124%
-101%
-47%
-75%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
43 (24, 19)
51 (25, 26)
-19%
56 (27.6, 28.4)
-30%
46.4 (26, 20.4)
-8%
28.4 (10.4, 18)
34%
48 (25.2, 22.8)
-12%
Response Time Black / White *
12 (9, 3)
32 (18, 14)
-167%
38 (21.2, 16.8)
-217%
35.2 (20.4, 14.8)
-193%
27.2 (16.4, 10.8)
-127%
28.4 (12.8, 15.6)
-137%
PWM Frequency
21370 (51)
Screen
37%
72%
30%
25%
49%
Brightness middle
227
254
12%
412.4
82%
320.8
41%
253.6
12%
321.1
41%
Brightness
215
234
9%
374
74%
309
44%
227
6%
315
47%
Brightness Distribution
79
86
9%
78
-1%
87
10%
84
6%
95
20%
Black Level *
0.4
0.18
55%
0.35
12%
0.27
32%
0.27
32%
0.36
10%
Contrast
568
1411
148%
1178
107%
1188
109%
939
65%
892
57%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
10.48
5.58
47%
1.04
90%
7.68
27%
6.05
42%
5.45
48%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
22.49
9.83
56%
2.83
87%
21.97
2%
14.03
38%
12.6
44%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.64
4.53
2%
0.74
84%
4.65
-0%
4.97
-7%
2.08
55%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
12.44
5.02
60%
1.3
90%
7.3
41%
3.2
74%
8.1
35%
Gamma
2.77 79%
2.83 78%
2.07 106%
2.12 104%
2 110%
2.207 100%
CCT
13027 50%
6570 99%
6634 98%
6213 105%
6820 95%
6845 95%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
34
36
6%
62.4
84%
37.8
11%
35.5
4%
67.3
98%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
54
56
4%
98.4
82%
58.3
8%
55.6
3%
99.3
84%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-28% / 17%
-26% / 42%
-36% / 10%
-11% / 14%
-13% / 30%

* ... smaller is better

The contrast is an unfortunate 568: 1, the competition usually comes close to at least 1,000: 1. A black level of 0.4 is rather poor. Not surprisingly, the color space shown does not convince (sRGB = 54 percent, AdobeRGB = 34 percent).

Subjectively, the TN panel does not make a good impression, the colors look pale, and the panel is anything but stable from a viewing angle, and the image quickly becomes either very milky or very dark. 

sRGB: 54%
sRGB: 54%
AdobeRGB: 34%
AdobeRGB: 34%

The HP 15s can be used outdoors, at least in shady places. Reflections are less of a problem due to the matt surface, but the low brightness has a negative impact in sunshine.

In the shade
In the shade
Exposed to sunlight from the side
Exposed to sunlight from the side

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
12 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9 ms rise
↘ 3 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. » 14 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
43 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 24 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. » 60 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.2 ms).

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 not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18037 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The TN panel suffers from a lack of viewing angle stability. When viewed from the side, the problem is less noticeable, but the view from above or below is extremely unattractive. Especially from above, the picture becomes milky very quickly, all details are lost, when viewed from below everything quickly darkens. It is therefore imperative to ensure that the display lid is optimally positioned, which is only moderately successful, especially on the lap.

Performance - throttle HP

The performance, at least on paper, can be rated as quite high for an office laptop. The Core i7 processor with Ice Lake architecture and Intel Iris Plus G7 graphics should be able to master all tasks of the class with ease, even playing a few less demanding games should be possible. In addition, the performance should theoretically be higher than that of the HP 15s-fq1556ng with a Core i5 and Iris G1 graphics. A 512 GB SSD from Samsung also suggests good performance and a generous 16 GB of RAM promise fast OS handling.

Processor

HP installs an Intel Core i7-1065G7 based on the Ice Lake architecture. Intel guarantees a basic clock of economical 1.3 GHz, but if necessary, the four cores can individually clock up to 3.9 GHz, together they still reach 3.5 GHz in Turbo mode.

The Cinebench R15 loop shows the usual behavior: the laptop achieves particularly high values for the first one or two runs, after which the performance levels down further. The starting level is on par with the Core i7-8565U in the Inspiron 15 7000, but the long-term performance is somewhat higher and also exceeds that of the IdeaPad S340 with the same CPU, which however has a significantly higher starting level and is therefore faster for short computing tasks. Fortunately, the apparently wild behavior of the Intel Core i5-1035G1 in the sister model could not be reproduced. This makes a direct comparison of both models difficult, but it seems as if the nominally weaker G1 CPU is on a level with the G7 CPU in our test model. 

In battery mode, the power does not decrease significantly, it is about 13 percent lower than usual, but still higher than the constant power over time.

The CPU in the HP 15s practically achieves the expected across all tests, the only difference is in the LibreOffice benchmark (-23 percent). 

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HP 15s-fq1440ng Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Core i7-1065G7: Ø526 (494.21-639.84)
HP 15s-fq1556ng Intel Core i5-1035G1, Intel Core i5-1035G1: Ø507 (150.07-663.92)
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Core i7-1065G7: Ø517 (460.32-737.44)
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel Core i7-8565U: Ø496 (482.61-653.29)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core) - CPU (Single Core)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
460 Points ∼100% +3%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
446 Points ∼97%
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Intel Core i7-1065G7
444 Points ∼97% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (358 - 474, n=21)
439 Points ∼95% -2%
Average of class Office
  (79 - 497, n=70)
374 Points ∼81% -16%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
334 Points ∼73% -25%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core) - CPU (Multi Core)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1799 Points ∼100% +32%
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1624 Points ∼90% +19%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (1081 - 2024, n=21)
1531 Points ∼85% +13%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
1499 Points ∼83% +10%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1360 Points ∼76%
Average of class Office
  (143 - 2601, n=71)
1259 Points ∼70% -7%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit - CPU Single 64Bit
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-8565U
186 Points ∼100% +5%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
184 Points ∼99% +3%
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Intel Core i7-1065G7
182 Points ∼98% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (149 - 190, n=23)
178 Points ∼96% 0%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
177.86 Points ∼96%
HP 15s-fq1556ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
169 Points ∼91% -5%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
135 Points ∼73% -24%
Average of class Office
  (20 - 202, n=582)
116 Points ∼62% -35%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit - CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Intel Core i7-1065G7
737 Points ∼100% +15%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7
733 Points ∼99% +15%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (495 - 836, n=24)
677 Points ∼92% +6%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
672 Points ∼91% +5%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
639.84 (min: 494.21, max: 639.84) Points ∼87%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-8565U
638 Points ∼87% 0%
HP 15s-fq1556ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
633 Points ∼86% -1%
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1139, n=590)
365 Points ∼50% -43%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU - BMW27 CPU
Average of class Office
  (473 - 9415, n=64)
1198 Seconds * ∼100% -34%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
896 Seconds * ∼75%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (679 - 1340, n=12)
869 Seconds * ∼73% +3%
HP 15s-fq1556ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
744.3 Seconds * ∼62% +17%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4516 MIPS ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (3948 - 4589, n=13)
4332 MIPS ∼96% -4%
Average of class Office
  (1286 - 5923, n=64)
3960 MIPS ∼88% -12%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 - 7z b 4
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (11929 - 22898, n=13)
17380 MIPS ∼100% +12%
Average of class Office
  (2794 - 28826, n=64)
16225 MIPS ∼93% +5%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
15495 MIPS ∼89%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1308 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (948 - 1324, n=9)
1261 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Office
  (431 - 1308, n=29)
1038 Points ∼79% -21%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (2464 - 4855, n=9)
4245 Points ∼100% +2%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4144 Points ∼98%
Average of class Office
  (873 - 4853, n=29)
3225 Points ∼76% -22%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset - 4k Preset
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (2.98 - 6.38, n=12)
4.73 fps ∼100% +10%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4.29 fps ∼91%
Average of class Office
  (0.4 - 7.8, n=63)
4.05 fps ∼86% -6%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF - 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Office
  (51 - 244, n=25)
77.4 s ∼100% +52%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (51 - 85.3, n=8)
63.2 s ∼82% +24%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
51 s ∼66%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean - Overall mean
Average of class Office
  (0.634 - 3.11, n=29)
0.88 sec * ∼100% -30%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (0.661 - 0.899, n=9)
0.723 sec * ∼82% -6%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
0.679 sec * ∼77%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
177.86 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
639.84 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
57.4 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
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System Performance

HP's synthetic benchmark scores are about 10 percent lower than the average of all devices with the same CPU. Above all, the Surface 3, but also the Lenovo IdeaPad, are a bit faster from the competition (approx. 15 percent, PCMark 10). In normal everyday work, however, there is no trace of this, all inputs are processed smoothly. The pre-installed HP support assistant can be used to keep the drivers of all components up to date.

PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 8: Home
PCMark 8: Home
PCMark 8: Work
PCMark 8: Work
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3961 Points ∼100% +15%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
3920 Points ∼99% +14%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (3260 - 3998, n=13)
3739 Points ∼94% +8%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
Vega 10, R7 3700U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3581 Points ∼90% +4%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
3452 Points ∼87%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition
GeForce MX150, i7-8565U
3446 Points ∼87% 0%
HP 15s-fq1556ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3039 Points ∼77% -12%
Average of class Office
  (320 - 5547, n=194)
2783 Points ∼70% -19%
Productivity
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
7379 Points ∼100% +34%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
7275 Points ∼99% +32%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (5518 - 7379, n=13)
6794 Points ∼92% +23%
HP 15s-fq1556ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
6679 Points ∼91% +21%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition
GeForce MX150, i7-8565U
5994 Points ∼81% +9%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
Vega 10, R7 3700U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5859 Points ∼79% +6%
Average of class Office
  (1266 - 8567, n=194)
5702 Points ∼77% +3%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
5518 Points ∼75%
Essentials
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
9536 Points ∼100% +15%
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
9511 Points ∼100% +14%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (8302 - 9902, n=13)
9219 Points ∼97% +11%
HP 15s-fq1556ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
8508 Points ∼89% +2%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
8314 Points ∼87%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
Vega 10, R7 3700U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
7692 Points ∼81% -7%
Average of class Office
  (2683 - 9821, n=194)
7233 Points ∼76% -13%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition
GeForce MX150, i7-8565U
6763 Points ∼71% -19%
Score
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4679 Points ∼100% +21%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
4644 Points ∼99% +20%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (3878 - 4679, n=13)
4416 Points ∼94% +14%
HP 15s-fq1556ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3992 Points ∼85% +3%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
Vega 10, R7 3700U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3903 Points ∼83% +1%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
3878 Points ∼83%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition
GeForce MX150, i7-8565U
3719 Points ∼79% -4%
Average of class Office
  (803 - 5409, n=195)
3422 Points ∼73% -12%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5291 Points ∼100% +91%
HP 15s-fq1556ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5035 Points ∼95% +82%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
4799 Points ∼91% +73%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (2768 - 5291, n=13)
4663 Points ∼88% +68%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
Vega 10, R7 3700U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4429 Points ∼84% +60%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition
GeForce MX150, i7-8565U
4240 Points ∼80% +53%
Average of class Office
  (1226 - 5443, n=381)
4094 Points ∼77% +48%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
2768 Points ∼52%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3791 Points ∼100% +3%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
3783 Points ∼100% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (3397 - 4030, n=13)
3745 Points ∼99% +1%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
3696 Points ∼97%
HP 15s-fq1556ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3673 Points ∼97% -1%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
Vega 10, R7 3700U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3504 Points ∼92% -5%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition
GeForce MX150, i7-8565U
3141 Points ∼83% -15%
Average of class Office
  (1169 - 4770, n=442)
3100 Points ∼82% -16%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3696 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
2768 points
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DPC Latencies

 Unfortunately, we noticed delays with the LatencyMon tool. The network driver in particular appears to be causing latencies.

LatencyMon
LatencyMon
LatencyMon: Drivers
LatencyMon: Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
729.2 μs * ∼100%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

A 512 GB SSD from Samsung is used as storage. It is still a fairly new model, but our results confirm that the memory has a very high performance. Taking all the tests together, it beats the competition. In our SSD / HDD benchmark table there are further test results for storage devices.

Crystaldiskmark 3
Crystaldiskmark 3
Crystaldiskmark 5
Crystaldiskmark 5
AS SSD
AS SSD
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
HP 15s-fq1556ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition
 
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Average Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 / Write 4K
Write 4K
156.2
203.1
30%
130.8
-16%
83.41
-47%
125
-20%
105.9
-32%
149 (142 - 156, n=2)
-5%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 / Read 4K
Read 4K
40.32
65.32
62%
54.84
36%
32.22
-20%
54.9
36%
36.56
-9%
38.8 (37.3 - 40.3, n=2)
-4%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 / Write Seq
Write Seq
824.3
973.4
18%
977.6
19%
171.7
-79%
1220
48%
1165
41%
911 (824 - 998, n=2)
11%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 / Read Seq
Read Seq
1044
1651
58%
1627
56%
923.8
-12%
1690
62%
423.2
-59%
1139 (1044 - 1233, n=2)
9%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 / Write 4K Q32T1
Write 4K Q32T1
437.2
525.9
20%
450.1
3%
161.5
-63%
348.3
-20%
332.1
-24%
388 (338 - 437, n=2)
-11%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 / Read 4K Q32T1
Read 4K Q32T1
461.6
345.2
-25%
345.9
-25%
301.1
-35%
423.7
-8%
229.3
-50%
446 (431 - 462, n=2)
-3%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 / Write Seq Q32T1
Write Seq Q32T1
1267
979.8
-23%
982.4
-22%
222.3
-82%
1570
24%
1460
15%
1317 (1267 - 1367, n=2)
4%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 / Read Seq Q32T1
Read Seq Q32T1
2343
1883
-20%
1842
-21%
1300
-45%
2378
1%
472.5
-80%
2349 (2343 - 2355, n=2)
0%
AS SSD / Seq Read
Seq Read
1925
1704.79
-11%
1446.72
-25%
1123.32
-42%
1755.5
-9%
398.93
-79%
1927 (1925 - 1929, n=2)
0%
AS SSD / Seq Write
Seq Write
1207
904.44
-25%
925.81
-23%
208.94
-83%
817.64
-32%
884.4
-27%
1203 (1199 - 1207, n=2)
0%
AS SSD / 4K Read
4K Read
50.86
58.54
15%
40.06
-21%
27.36
-46%
52.28
3%
34.54
-32%
47.4 (43.9 - 50.9, n=2)
-7%
AS SSD / 4K Write
4K Write
144.68
165.36
14%
97.88
-32%
65.02
-55%
112.18
-22%
82.07
-43%
130 (116 - 145, n=2)
-10%
AS SSD / 4K-64 Read
4K-64 Read
886.36
323.13
-64%
323.68
-63%
313.22
-65%
984.75
11%
646.86
-27%
892 (886 - 897, n=2)
1%
AS SSD / 4K-64 Write
4K-64 Write
810.84
827.46
2%
791.25
-2%
111.23
-86%
292.71
-64%
984.63
21%
806 (801 - 811, n=2)
-1%
AS SSD / Access Time Read
Access Time Read *
0.066
0.056
15%
0.06
9%
0.684
-936%
0.083
-26%
0.072
-9%
0.0675 (0.066 - 0.069, n=2)
-2%
AS SSD / Access Time Write
Access Time Write *
0.027
0.044
-63%
0.144
-433%
0.344
-1174%
0.619
-2193%
0.047
-74%
0.03 (0.027 - 0.033, n=2)
-11%
AS SSD / Score Read
Score Read
1130
522
-54%
508
-55%
453
-60%
1213
7%
721
-36%
1132 (1130 - 1134, n=2)
0%
AS SSD / Score Write
Score Write
1076
1083
1%
982
-9%
197
-82%
487
-55%
1155
7%
1057 (1037 - 1076, n=2)
-2%
AS SSD / Score Total
Score Total
2760
1901
-31%
1738
-37%
844
-69%
2285
-17%
2279
-17%
2742 (2723 - 2760, n=2)
-1%
AS SSD / Copy ISO MB/s
Copy ISO MB/s
1383.92
942.58
-32%
927.1
-33%
1191.82
-14%
861.55
-38%
1396 (1384 - 1409, n=2)
1%
AS SSD / Copy Program MB/s
Copy Program MB/s
344.83
612.1
78%
206.43
-40%
603.67
75%
457.04
33%
207 (70.2 - 345, n=2)
-40%
AS SSD / Copy Game MB/s
Copy Game MB/s
741.46
826.29
11%
360.39
-51%
1135.91
53%
901.9
22%
498 (255 - 741, n=2)
-33%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-4% / -4%
-27% / -27%
-146% / -146%
-98% / -98%
-23% / -23%
-5% / -5%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
Sequential Read: 1407 MB/s
Sequential Write: 1165 MB/s
512K Read: 920.2 MB/s
512K Write: 828.7 MB/s
4K Read: 55.61 MB/s
4K Write: 166.9 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 502.6 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 424.3 MB/s

Continuous reading: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics card

The Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 integrated in the processor functions as the graphics card. It marks the best performing Iris variant and is said to clearly outperform the older Intel HD Graphics. Even AMD's Vega 10 is said to be the loser in comparison, but of course the speed mainly depends on the clock speed of the processor. The performance should be sufficient for older or less demanding titles such as "Fortnite" or "Rocket League".

With the 3DMarks, the Iris Plus G7 does not reach its full potential and is 15 to 25 percent behind its reference model. Apparently, HP is not delivering on Intel's promises and is throttling the GPU performance instead. This puts the competition with AMD Vega 10 and GeForce MX150 clearly ahead. The also throttled IdeaPad with the same graphics is about 15 percent ahead of the HP. Only the Surface 3 shows what the new Intel GPU can do with a performance increase of up to 50 percent compared to the throttle variants! The sister model with Iris Plus G1 is about 30 percent behind. Even worse: the Acer Swift 3 despite less potent Vega 7 is at the top of almost all 3DMark tests, unnecessarily all potentially higher quality graphics cards fade due to strong throttling. 

Apart from the socket, the GPU continues to lose performance, the lag to power operation is about 20 percent.

3DMark Time Spy
3DMark Time Spy
3DMark Cloud Gate
3DMark Cloud Gate
3DMark Fire Strike
3DMark Fire Strike
3DMark 11
3DMark 11
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4990 Points ∼100% +43%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
4612 Points ∼92% +32%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8565U
4319 Points ∼87% +24%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
4165 Points ∼83% +19%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (2914 - 4630, n=20)
4081 Points ∼82% +17%
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
3796 Points ∼76% +9%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
3487 Points ∼70%
HP 15s-fq1556ng
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G1
2485 Points ∼50% -29%
Average of class Office
  (185 - 5422, n=698)
1395 Points ∼28% -60%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
973 Points ∼100% +73%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
852 Points ∼88% +51%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
847 Points ∼87% +50%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (526 - 847, n=16)
731 Points ∼75% +30%
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
615 Points ∼63% +9%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
563 Points ∼58%
Average of class Office
  (76 - 1164, n=84)
510 Points ∼52% -9%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8565U
3465 Points ∼100% +92%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
3134 Points ∼90% +73%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
3062 Points ∼88% +69%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
2999 Points ∼87% +66%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (1418 - 3156, n=19)
2585 Points ∼75% +43%
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
2339 Points ∼68% +29%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
1809 Points ∼52%
HP 15s-fq1556ng
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G1
1574 Points ∼45% -13%
Average of class Office
  (138 - 4109, n=516)
1071 Points ∼31% -41%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
22895 Points ∼100% +92%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
20784 Points ∼91% +75%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8565U
18611 Points ∼81% +56%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
17892 Points ∼78% +50%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (7024 - 18881, n=18)
15423 Points ∼67% +30%
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
13766 Points ∼60% +16%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
11896 Points ∼52%
Average of class Office
  (1208 - 27117, n=558)
7357 Points ∼32% -38%
HP 15s-fq1556ng
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G1
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark 11 Performance
3731 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
9422 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1692 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
640 points
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Gaming Performance

The graphics performance is also disappointing in games. "The Witcher 3" can be played in the lowest resolution and the lowest details only. The Surface 3 with the same GPU has 40 to 50 percent more frames in "The Witcher 3" and can also set medium details here. The Surface 3 can display "Rocket League"  in the highest details in Full HD, our HP 15s only with medium details (around 40 percent behind). Far Cry 5 does not run smoothly.

Overall, the gaming performance is disappointing because the potential of the GPU is untapped. Although the GPU is still faster than the old HD graphics from Intel, the throttling in the HP means it has no chance compared to AMD's Vega 10 or Nvidia's MX150 or even Vega 7 in the Acer Swift 3. Accordingly, the performance suffices only for little details and low resolutions, newer and more demanding titles do not run smoothly. 

The Witcher 3
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
36.8 fps ∼100% +68%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
33.5 fps ∼91% +53%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (20.8 - 36.8, n=13)
31.9 fps ∼87% +46%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
21.9 fps ∼60%
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
20.8 fps ∼57% -5%
Average of class Office
  (5.8 - 50.3, n=69)
19.9 fps ∼54% -9%
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
56.4 fps ∼100% +46%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
53.8 fps ∼95% +39%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
51.6 fps ∼91% +33%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (28.2 - 58, n=15)
47.3 fps ∼84% +22%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
38.7 fps ∼69%
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
29.9 fps ∼53% -23%
Average of class Office
  (8.3 - 81.7, n=105)
26.6 fps ∼47% -31%
Far Cry 5
1920x1080 Low Preset AA:T
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
20 fps ∼100% +54%
Average of class Office
  (13 - 17, n=3)
14.3 fps ∼72% +10%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
13 fps ∼65%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
 
13 fps ∼65% 0%
1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
35 fps ∼100% +59%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
22 fps ∼63%
Average of class Office
  (4 - 48, n=19)
21.8 fps ∼62% -1%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (11 - 26, n=3)
19.7 fps ∼56% -10%
Dota 2 Reborn
1920x1080 high (2/3)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
46.4 (min: 41.6) fps ∼100% +58%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
29.4 (min: 23.7) fps ∼63%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (17.5 - 38.5, n=11)
28.5 fps ∼61% -3%
Average of class Office
  (5.5 - 69, n=74)
27.5 fps ∼59% -6%
HP 15s-fq1556ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
21.8 (min: 16.5) fps ∼47% -26%
1366x768 med (1/3)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
72.8 (min: 61) fps ∼100% +60%
Average of class Office
  (9.7 - 107, n=82)
47.7 fps ∼66% +5%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (29 - 62.8, n=11)
47.1 fps ∼65% +3%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
45.6 (min: 35.3) fps ∼63%
HP 15s-fq1556ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
40.9 (min: 31.9) fps ∼56% -10%
1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
90.6 (min: 80.3) fps ∼100% +27%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (54.4 - 101, n=11)
78.6 fps ∼87% +10%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
71.5 (min: 61.8) fps ∼79%
Average of class Office
  (21.3 - 131, n=82)
70.1 fps ∼77% -2%
HP 15s-fq1556ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
57.7 (min: 50.6) fps ∼64% -19%
Rocket League
1920x1080 High Quality AA:High FX
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
42.8 fps ∼100% +48%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
38.9 fps ∼91% +35%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (21.1 - 48.5, n=15)
37.9 fps ∼89% +31%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
36 fps ∼84% +25%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
28.9 fps ∼68%
Average of class Office
  (9.3 - 60.8, n=24)
23.9 fps ∼56% -17%
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
21.1 fps ∼49% -27%
1920x1080 Quality AA:Medium FX
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
61 fps ∼100% +27%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
59.9 fps ∼98% +25%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
56.1 fps ∼92% +17%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (24.9 - 71.3, n=16)
54.1 fps ∼89% +13%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
48 fps ∼79%
Average of class Office
  (14.6 - 91.2, n=28)
34.2 fps ∼56% -29%
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
30 fps ∼49% -37%
1920x1080 Performance
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
94.3 fps ∼100% +71%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
79.8 fps ∼85% +45%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
76.9 fps ∼82% +39%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (43.1 - 113, n=11)
69.3 fps ∼73% +26%
Average of class Office
  (31.5 - 139, n=15)
59.6 fps ∼63% +8%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
55.2 fps ∼59%
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
43.1 fps ∼46% -22%
1280x720 Performance
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
124.4 fps ∼100% +85%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
119.7 fps ∼96% +78%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
96.1 fps ∼77% +43%
Average Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
  (22.1 - 123, n=16)
90.6 fps ∼73% +35%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
67.3 fps ∼54%
Average of class Office
  (12.6 - 183, n=36)
64.7 fps ∼52% -4%
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
45.5 fps ∼37% -32%
low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 38.7 21.9 13.3 7.4 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 71.5 45.6 29.4 27.4 fps
Rocket League (2017) 67.3 48 28.9 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 33.6 18.7 17.3 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 22 12 11 10 fps

Emissions - cool, but unbalanced

Noise emissions

The fan control was one of the weak points in the test of the HP 15s-fq1556ng and this is no different with our current test model. The fans are sometimes completely silent, but then apparently rise to full load for no apparent reason. For example, the fan briefly activates to full power after Windows has started up only to deactivate some time later.

The fan volume itself is not higher than that of the competition, but the control seems to only know the "off" and "full steam" states and to switch them around, at least in idle, quite arbitrarily. Particularly sensitive people might notice that the fans seem to pulsate minimally, but you would have to be very attentive. 

Noise Level

Idle
31.2 / 31.2 / 31.2 dB(A)
Load
36 / 40.7 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: 31.2 dB(A)
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
HP 15s-fq1556ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585
Vega 10, R7 3700U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition
GeForce MX150, i7-8565U
Noise
3%
9%
11%
8%
-3%
off / environment *
31.2
30.3
3%
28.5
9%
28.5
9%
28.3
9%
28
10%
Idle Minimum *
31.2
30.3
3%
28.5
9%
28.5
9%
28.3
9%
28
10%
Idle Average *
31.2
30.3
3%
28.5
9%
28.5
9%
28.3
9%
28
10%
Idle Maximum *
31.2
30.3
3%
28.7
8%
28.5
9%
28.3
9%
28.4
9%
Load Average *
36
34
6%
30
17%
30.3
16%
31.4
13%
48.6
-35%
Load Maximum *
40.7
41.3
-1%
41.2
-1%
35.5
13%
41.4
-2%
49.2
-21%
Witcher 3 ultra *
39.2
41.4
47.9

* ... smaller is better

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Temperature

Fortunately, the device never gets really hot on the surface, the maximum temperature is 40 degrees Celsius (~104 degrees Fahrenheit), but the bottom is warmest, which can be uncomfortable on the lap with a lot of load. The palm rests always stay cool, the right side of the keyboard gets a little warmer.

Max. Load
 25.7 °C
78 F
32.2 °C
90 F
34 °C
93 F
 
 25.1 °C
77 F
34.5 °C
94 F
38.6 °C
101 F
 
 24.7 °C
76 F
25.2 °C
77 F
25.5 °C
78 F
 
Maximum: 38.6 °C = 101 F
Average: 29.5 °C = 85 F
38.7 °C
102 F
39.3 °C
103 F
26.8 °C
80 F
40.2 °C
104 F
33.6 °C
92 F
25.5 °C
78 F
26 °C
79 F
26 °C
79 F
25.4 °C
78 F
Maximum: 40.2 °C = 104 F
Average: 31.3 °C = 88 F
Power Supply (max.)  48.2 °C = 119 F | Room Temperature 23.4 °C = 74 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 29.5 °C / 85 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 38.6 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 40.2 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.6 °C / 76 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 25.5 °C / 77.9 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28 °C / 82.4 F (+2.5 °C / 4.5 F).
Clock and temperature in the stress test
Clock and temperature in the stress test

The HP only does the bare essentials in the stress test. In fact, one can say positively that it keeps the guaranteed base clock of 1.3 GHz. However, it breaks down to this clock rate right from the start and never performs more than that. The core temperatures of the CPU are only around 62 degrees Celsius (~144 degrees Fahrenheitafter 1 hour, so the system is not nearly fully occupied.

Idle on the top
Idle on the top
Idle on the bottom
Idle on the bottom
Load on the top
Load on the top
Load on the bottom
Load on the bottom

Speakers

HP installs stereo speakers, which are generally too quiet. Also, at full volume they sound tinny and distorted. There is hardly any bass noticeable. You should therefore use the combined jack connection (or Bluetooth) to use external devices (headphones, external speakers) for sound output.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.935.133.92536.929.936.9313833.1384033.529.133.55030.53030.56329.628.529.68028.728.128.710031.827.431.812540.825.840.816049.225.149.220051.82451.825047.12347.131552.92252.940063.721.763.750062.520.862.563062.720.162.780065.91965.9100070.418.770.4125072.418.572.4160067.918.367.9200067.218.367.2250070.618.570.6315067.318.567.3400064.918.864.9500065.918.865.9630068.118.968.1800066.918.966.91000066.618.966.61250060.918.860.91600048.918.848.9SPL79.931.279.9N47.21.647.2median 64.9median 18.9median 64.9Delta7.31.57.340.938.440.937.13837.136.536.836.536.736.536.736.236.136.241.535.541.546.63346.65433.45458.53358.564.231.464.264.330.764.367.830.367.870.729.970.769.629.669.670.729.270.770.528.970.564.128.564.166.628.266.663.628.263.668.928.168.970.12870.167.127.867.167.227.667.272.827.572.86927.66967.727.567.765.227.665.258.327.458.360.827.560.858.627.458.680.540.280.553.43.853.4median 67.1median 28.2median 67.131.4343.143.143.139.542.239.537.739.237.737.339.937.33840.2383736.53735.83735.835.434.635.437.834.637.844.734.344.746.934.846.951.131.851.161.830.961.865.931.565.962.829.662.864.729.364.772.729.172.77528.77573.12873.173.42873.472.827.772.87227.77271.327.471.371.927.571.967.527.367.566.527.366.568.827.268.869.827.169.869.42769.462.42762.483.440.383.457457median 67.5median 28median 67.58.91.78.936.336.236.335.532.735.534.932.734.933.633.433.632.832.732.833.930.133.931.329.931.331.430.631.433.728.133.744.628.244.656.326.456.363.826.163.862.625.862.663.725.163.766.824.966.869.124.769.170.924.270.97224.17267.523.567.565.923.465.969.723.469.761.723.161.756.123.256.163.523.163.562.223.162.261.522.861.561.522.961.568.222.868.265.222.965.26523.26578.735.778.745.32.545.3median 63.7median 23.5median 63.74.91.84.9hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHP 15s-fq1440ngMicrosoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IILDell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
HP 15s-fq1440ng audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (72.42 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 19.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.2% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 19% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 73% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 22% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 72% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 5.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.7% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 1% of all tested devices in this class were better, 0% similar, 99% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
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 65%

Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IIL audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 21.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.8% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21% difference to media