HP 15s-fq0038nf Thin & Light Gray 15″ Full HD Office Laptop with Fast SSD and USB-C – LaptopSpirit

Our take on the HP 15s-fq0038nf

Cheap Stylish Thin and Light Laptop PC, theHP 15s-fq0038nf Ready for High Definition with its 15-inch Full HD anti-glare display benefits from improved responsiveness thanks to the fast SSD storage. This office laptop with USB-C connectivity runs on security-focused Windows 10S with an entry-level ultra-low-power Intel Gemini Lake processor, suitable for modest everyday use.

HP 15s-fq0038nf

Most famous price: 299€

Features of the HP 15s-fq0038nf

Screen(s) 15.6” Full HD LED 45% NTSC 220cd/m² micro bezel (1920×1080, antiglare)
Processor Intel Celeron N4200 Gemini Lake (1.1GHz, 2 cores, TDP 6W)
Installed RAM (max.) 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4 2400MHz (20GB)
Graphics Card Intel UHD 600 integrated into the processor
Storage 128GB M.2 SSD (SATA 3.0 TLC)
connectors 2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4b, SD
Network Wi-Fi ac (1×1, Realtek RTL8821CE), Bluetooth 4.2
Backlit keyboard
Numeric Keypad Yes
Windows Hello
audio system 2 speakers
Operating system Windows 10S 64 bit
Announced runtime / Battery 6 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 41 Whr (210 gr)
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 1.65kg / 358.5 x 242 x 17.9″

The HP 15s-fq0038nf against the competition

The HP 15s-fq0038nf is currently listed as: promotion at E.Leclerc and is positioned as one of the cheapest in its category where competition is very limited.

If this laptop pc does not fully meet your needs, we invite you to consult our cheap laptop guide, you will find there other similar laptops that could be good alternatives to the HP 15s-fq0038nf.

Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP 15s-fq0038nf

This laptop is charged to about 50% in 45 minutes and has a sober and elegant look with its thin and light gray design.

It runs on Windows 10S, a security-focused edition, as it only allows installation from the Windows Store. But if you want, you can leave S mode to migrate to the classic Windows 10. But it is then impossible to return to S mode.

This laptop features good connectivity that is not ashamed of that of much more expensive models. There is indeed 1 USB-C port, an HDMI video output which is useful to easily connect this computer to a TV or a monitor, for example, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 modules for wireless external connections and communication, Ethernet and audio ports or 2 USB 3.0 (both compatible with USB 2.0) guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.

HP 15s-fq0038nf

With its 16:9 format, the screen lends itself well to displaying videos and more generally High Definition content, as it adopts an accurate Full HD definition that exceeds the 1366×768 standard. In addition, thanks to the anti-reflective treatment, the screen is also easier to read than a glossy panel in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors).

Performance, autonomy of the HP 15s-fq0038nf

The HP 15s-fq0038nf is a thin and light 15-inch laptop intended for everyday use.

In fact, it provides very modest benefits and is particularly suitable for office automation and internet browsing.
Because it is built around a very power efficient Intel Celeron Dual Core N4020 Gemini Lake entry-level processor and 4 GB RAM.

Lake Gemini is fast sluggish under processor-intensive software, which causes delays.
But it offers the advantage of integrating the Intel UHD 600 graphics solution for viewing photos and videos. But which logically will not interest players given the positioning.

The integrated SSD storage is a real asset to this thin and light laptop PC, as it significantly increases the responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive, implying, for example, much faster start and start/stop of applications.

It must be said that an SSD is much faster than a hard disk, but also consumes less energy, is more robust and quieter.

HP 15s-fq0038nf

Most famous price: 299€

With its 128 GB, the SSD offers a low capacity that is much lower than what standard hard drives offer (500 GB), enough to install and accommodate some software and light and/or few files.
If you need more space, you can of course use an external storage unit. Opting for a USB-C/USB 3.0 device is an interesting solution to obtain fast transfers.

As for autonomy, bet on about 6 hours of battery life in light use for this computer whose transport is as easy as for an Ultrabook thanks to its finesse and controlled weight.

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