Our opinion on the HP 15s-fq5000nf
Sober with its thin and light gray design, the cheap laptop HP 15s-fq5000nf versatile 15-inch Full HD anti-reflective display ready for High Definition has a USB-C connection and runs on Windows 11S with a focus on security. This Ultrabook is suitable for everyday use thanks to its 8 GB of RAM and its Intel Alder Lake hybrid Core i3-1215U processor with Iris Xe graphics module capable of running modest games.
Best known price: €499
Features of HP 15s-fq5000nf
|screen(s)||15.6” Full HD LED 45% NTSC 250cd/m² micro-edge (1920×1200, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1215U Alder Lake (6 cores: 2P 1.3 GHz/4E 0.9 GHz, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (1 free)|
|Graphics card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe x4)|
|plug||2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 1.4b|
|Network||Wi-Fi 5ac (1×1, Realtek RTL8821CE-M), Bluetooth 4.2|
|Sound system||2 speakers (2 x 2W) Bang&Olufsen|
|Operating system||Windows 11S 64 bit|
|Advertised autonomy / battery||7 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 41Whr (210gr)|
|Weight/dimensions (mm)||1.69 kg / 360.2 x 234 x 17.9 mm|
HP 15s-fq5000nf against the competition
HP 15s-fq5000nf is currently displayed campaign at HP France and is positioned as one of the only ones in its category to offer such a new processor (Alder Lake) by being delivered with Windows 11.
Chassis, connector, screen of HP 15s-fq5000nf
It looks understated with its thin slate gray design and light textured mesh finish.
It runs on Windows 11S, a system focused on security because it only allows installation of applications from the Windows Store. If you want, you can get out of S mode for free to migrate to classic Windows 11, but then it is impossible to return to S mode.
This versatile laptop has good connectivity options, including 1 USB-C, an audio port, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless modules for remote connections and communication, a useful HDMI video output for easy connection to e.g. a TV, but also 2 USB 3.0 ( USB 2.0 compatible) guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
Lovers of High Definition content such as videos will appreciate that the screen uses a precise Full HD definition that is superior to the standard for this price level 1366×768, combined with a 16:9 format. Thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen is also more readable in a bright environment (e.g. outside) than a blank panel.
Performance, autonomy for HP 15s-fq5000nf
The HP 15s-fq5014nf is a 15-inch High Definition laptop designed for everyday use on mobile devices.
It delivers good performance for everyday use such as web surfing and office automation because it incorporates a good amount of 8GB of RAM coupled with a low-power Intel Alder Lake Core i3-1215U processor. The latter’s 6 hybrid cores reveal their full potential in applications that use multicore.
Thanks to the Intel Iris Xe graphics module, located directly in the Core i3 Alder Lake-U, as a bonus you can view photos and videos, but also play light titles.
Best known price: €499
On the storage side, there is a silent SSD but also less energy-demanding than a hard drive, more robust and much faster.
Specifically, thanks to the SSD, we achieve a much better fluidity and responsiveness in use, which for example implies much faster start/stop and launch of software, or even a faster arrival on the cards in online games.
It’s a 256GB SSD on offer here, a capacity less than half of what standard hard drives offer. It is clear that we can accommodate software / light files and / or few. If you need more space, you can of course use an external storage device such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device to take advantage of fast transfers.
Regarding the autonomy of this versatile Ultrabook, whose transport is facilitated by the controlled weight and finesse, bet on around 7 hours of battery with light use.