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Two-class society at HP - no recommendation for the HP 15s-fq1440ng

Two-tier society at HP - no recommendation for the HP 15s-fq1440ng
Two-tier society at HP - no recommendation for the HP 15s-fq1440ng
While the manufacturer delivers good devices in the high-end segment with the EliteBook or the ProBook, there are currently hardly any arguments in favor of an HP notebook in the lower price segments. The office laptop HP 15s-fq1440ng in our test is an example of this, as is the new HP 14s.
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There are manufacturers who also know how to develop convincing laptops for the cheaper price segments. At HP there seems to be more of a two-class society. While the more expensive HP laptops such as the ProBook 430 G7, the Elite Dragonfly, or the EliteBook X360 get very good grades from us, the cheaper HP devices drop significantly in our tests.

Of course, a manufacturer has to create a gap between cheaper models and expensive high-end devices, but at HP this gap currently seems to be particularly large. The current example is the HP 15s-fq1440ng that we have just tested. It's been a while since we were faced with such a below-average TN screen. For many customers, this is now certainly one of the Nogos when buying a notebook.

But HP is probably trying to lure customers with the performance, because the new Intel Core i7-1065G7 with strong Iris Plus graphics G7 suggests a wide range of use cases for the supposed office laptop. Unfortunately, at least the graphics performance in our test does not meet expectations. While the pure CPU performance of the HP 15s-fq1440ng is actually quite good, the internal graphics performance is severely throttled.

And the HP 15s-fq1440ng also presents itself a little half-baked. In the test, high latencies were determined due to non-optimized drivers, and the fan control, like the sister model HP 15s-fq1556ng, also needs improvement.

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Editor of the original article: Christian Hintze - Managing Editor - 1644 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2016
A C64 marked my entry into the world of PCs. I spent my student internship in the repair department of a computer shop and at the end of the day I was allowed to assemble my own 486 PC from “workshop remnants”. As a result of this, I later studied computer science at the Humboldt University in Berlin, with psychology also being added to my studies. After my first job as a research assistant at the university, I went to London for a year and worked for Sega in computer game translation quality assurance. This included working on games such as Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and Company of Heroes. I have been writing for Notebookcheck since 2017.
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Christian Hintze, 2020-06- 7 (Update: 2020-06- 5)