HP 15" Full HD Laptop 15s-fq2039na, Intel Core i3, 4GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, Windows 11, Full Size Keyboard, Micro Edge Display, Anti-Glare - Silver
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There’s also some welcome support for Windows Hello included through the small fingerprint reader, just below the keyboard’s dedicated number pad, and it’s within easy reach for when you need to use it. It garnered some high-riding scores in PCMark 10 and the Geekbench 5 multi-core test, placing the Pavilion 15 even higher than some of the more premium and expensive Windows Ultrabooks such as the Dell XPS 13. This goes to show the performance boosts that a Ryzen processor can bring to the table, as well as the gains from a decent capacity of RAM. During the Cinebench-R15 constant load test, the CPU shows an unusual result in the beginning. It takes a very long time before the fans run constantly and the performance rises to an acceptable level. Here it also shows that the CPU should be able to deliver the expected performance constantly, if the cooling would start earlier. On the other hand, during a constant load test using Blender, the notebook ran from the beginning with whirring fans, so that we were unable to rule out a Cinebench bug. Blender also demonstrated a good CPU performance, which also indicates that our R15 loop should be considered with caution.
The biggest downside of the HP’s screen is brightness. HP claims a peak brightness of 250 nits, which falls short of the 300-nit average expected from laptops. In my own experience browsing the web and watching video, the brightness here is okay for indoor use, but isn’t really sufficient for uber-bright sunlight, presenting quite a glossy screen in some levels. Performance – Business-class laptop with Ultrabook levels of power
Power Management - The HP 15s offers an average battery life
The company also partners with B&O in a bid to give this business-class laptop some nicely balanced audio performance. In addition, the speakers are mounted on the laptop’s underside at an angle, which means sound won’t be obstructed by your desk.
There’s even the option to indulge in some light gaming – although don’t expect to go too crazy. It manages to work well on less-intense titles such as Minecraft, but loading up a massive Football Manager database proved a bit too much. The HP Pavilion 15 has so much on offer that you could argue it’s punching above its weight as a mid-range laptop.It sports an attractive, understated look, with a modern and pleasingly thin bezel that still manages to hold a 720p webcam for all your video conferencing needs. Build quality is sturdy, comprising mostly of aluminium to ensure this device could withstand a drop. In the equipment variant we tested, the HP 15s is suited for users whose demands are not too high. The system does what it should do, and the usual office applications, browsing the Internet, and consumption of media content do not pose any problem. We like the design, and the workmanship is also solid. A battery life of almost six hours should also be enough for most users. Note: This tool applies to Microsoft Windows PC's only. This tool will detect HP PCs and HP printers.