Our opinion about HP 14s-fq0000sf
Sober and elegant with its thin and bright white design, theHP 14s-fq0000sf is a 14-inch laptop with anti-glare screen designed for basic office use with its entry-level AMD Dali processor. The responsiveness of this laptop is enhanced by SSD storage and we appreciate the presence of USB-C connection while it all runs on Windows 10S with a focus on security.
Best known price: 269 €
HP 14s-fq0000sf Features
|Screen (s)||14 ” WXGA HD LED 45% NTSC 220cd / m² (1366 × 768, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||AMD 3020e Dali (1.2 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (1 free)|
|Graphics card||AMD Radeon Vega 3 integrated in the processor|
|Storage||128 GB M.2 SSD (SATA 3.0, TLC)|
|stik||2 USB 3.0 (1 Sleep’n’Charge) + 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4b, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1 × 1, Realtek RTL8821CE), Bluetooth 4.2|
|Sound system||2 Bang & Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost|
|Operating system||Windows 10S 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 41Wh (210 gr)|
|Weight / dimensions (mm)||1.46 kg / 324 x 225 x 17.9|
HP 14s-fq0000sf against the competition
HP 14s-fq0000sf is currently displayed as campaign at Amazon and offers an interesting relationship between configuration and price for its category, where competition is very limited and where it is one of the cheapest.
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Chassis, connectors, monitor on HP 14s-fq0000sf
All dressed in white except for its black screen frame, this laptop, which can be recharged to about 50% in 45 minutes, has a very sober look.
It runs on Windows 10S, a system focused on security by only allowing the installation of applications from the Windows Store. However, if desired, you can exit S mode to migrate to classic Windows 10, but it is then impossible to return to S mode.
The connectivity options integrated in this thin and light laptop are good and do not have to be ashamed of many more expensive models. It consists of 1 USB-C, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless modules for remote communication and connections, a convenient HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to a TV or monitor, for example an audio port or 2 USB 3.0 compatible USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.
The screen adopts classic specifications with its definition of 1366 × 768 and its 16: 9 format suitable for playing videos. However, it stands out for its anti-reflective treatment, making it more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel and less tiring in length.
Performance, autonomy for HP 14s-fq0000sf
The HP 14s-fq0000sf is a sleek and compact, low-profile laptop for everyday use.
It actually offers very modest benefits and is especially suitable for office automation, internet surfing and content multitasking.
Because it is built around an AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) 3020e low-power Dali processor and 4 GB of RAM.
Note as a bonus that thanks to the Radeon Vega 3 graphics part integrated in Dali, you can view photos and videos.
The fact is that Dali is quickly sluggish under software that requires little processor resources, which induces slowdowns.
We value all the more that HP integrates SSD storage because it clearly improves responsiveness and agility on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive.
As a result, the SSD supports the heart of this computer well on a daily basis, ensuring start / stop and application startup much faster than e.g. a hard drive.
It must be said that an SSD is much faster than a hard drive, but also more robust, less energy consuming and silent.
Best known price: 269 €
With its 128 GB, the SSD offers a capacity much lower than the standard hard drives (500 GB), enough to accommodate easily and / or get software / files.
However, in case more space is needed, it is of course possible to use an external storage unit. Choosing a USB 3.0 / USB-C device then represents an interesting solution for obtaining fast transfers.
In terms of autonomy, expect about 5 hours of battery life with light use of this computer, whose transportation is facilitated by its compactness, finesse and lightness.