Our take on the HP 14s-fq0000sf
Sober and elegant with its thin and light white design, theHP 14s-fq0000sf is a 14-inch laptop with anti-glare screen, designed for standard 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 connectivity, all while running Windows 10S focused on security.
Most famous price: 269€
HP 14s-fq0000sf Features
|Screen(s)||14” WXGA HD LED 45% NTSC 220cd/m² (1366×768, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD 3020e Dali (1.2GHz, 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 into the processor|
|Storage||128GB M.2 SSD (SATA 3.0, TLC)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.0 (1 Sleep’n’Charge) + 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4b, SD|
|Network||Wifi ac (1×1, Realtek RTL8821CE), Bluetooth 4.2|
|audio system||2 Bang&Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost|
|Operating system||Windows 10S 64 bit|
|Announced runtime / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 41 Whr (210 gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.46 kg / 324 x 225 x 17.9|
The HP 14s-fq0000sf against the competition
The HP 14s-fq0000sf is currently listed as: promotion at Amazon and offers an interesting configuration/price ratio for its category where competition is very limited and where it is one of the cheapest.
If this laptop PC does not quite meet your needs, we invite you to consult our cheap laptop guide, where you will find other comparable laptops that can be good alternatives to the HP 14s-fq0000sf.
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP 14s-fq0000sf
This portable PC, which can be charged to about 50% in 45 minutes, is dressed entirely in white, except for the black screen frame, and has a very understated appearance.
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 leave S mode to migrate to classic Windows 10, but it will then be impossible to return to S mode.
The connectivity integrated into this thin and light laptop is good and not to be ashamed of that of much more expensive models. It consists of 1 USB-C, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless modules for communication and remote connections, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to, for example, a TV or monitor, 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 when USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.
The screen uses classic specifications with its definition of 1366×768 and its 16:9 format suitable for video playback. However, it is distinguished by its anti-reflective treatment, which makes it more readable in bright environments (eg outdoors) than a glossy panel and is less tiring in the long run.
Performance, autonomy of the HP 14s-fq0000sf
The HP 14s-fq0000sf is a slim and compact unobtrusive laptop for everyday use.
It actually delivers very modest benefits and is especially suitable for office automation, surfing the web and multitasking content.
Because it is built around an AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) 3020e low-power Dali processor and 4 GB RAM.
As a bonus, note that thanks to the Radeon Vega 3 graphics part integrated into the Dali, you can view photos and videos.
The fact remains that the Dali is quickly sluggish under software that requires few processor resources, causing delays.
We appreciate the fact that HP integrates SSD storage, as it clearly improves day-to-day response and fluidity compared to a simple hard drive.
As a result, the SSD supports the heart of this computer well on a daily basis, so that start/stop and application start up much faster than, for example, a hard disk.
It must be said that an SSD is much faster than a hard disk, but also more robust, less energy-consuming and quieter.
Most famous price: 269€
With its 128 GB, the SSD offers a much lower capacity than standard hard drives (500 GB), enough for light and/or few software/files.
But should more space be needed, it is of course possible to use an external storage space. Opting for a USB 3.0 / USB-C device is an interesting solution to obtain fast transfers.
As for autonomy, count on about 5 hours of battery life in light use for this computer whose transport is facilitated by its compactness, finesse and lightness.