Our take on the HP Pavilion 15-eg2044nf
Versatile stylish silver ultrabook, theHP Pavilion 15-eg2044nf benefits from a comfortably fast 1TB SSD storage that boosts reactivity, as well as a Core i7-1260P Intel Alder Lake processor with 12 hybrid cores with Iris Xe graphics solution combined with 16GB RAM. Efficient for everyday use and modest multimedia work, this thin and light laptop is capable of running modest games. In addition, this laptop that runs on Windows 11 is equipped with a fingerprint reader, a backlit keyboard or even connectivity with Wi-Fi-ax and USB-C.
Most famous price: 1169€
Features of the HP Pavilion 15-eg2044nf
|Screen(s)||15.6” IPS Full HD LED 100% sRGB 300cd/m² micro bezel (1920×1200, antiglare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1260P Alder Lake (2.1 GHz, 4 P cores/8 E cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphics Card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe x4)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.1|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2, Mediatek MT7921 ), Bluetooth 5.2|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W) Bang&Olufsen|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced runtime / Battery||6 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 41Whr (192gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.74kg / 360.2 x 234 x 17.9mm|
The HP Pavilion 15-eg2044nf against the competition
The HP Pavilion 15-eg2044nf is currently in promotion at HP France and is positioned as one of the few in its category to offer such a recent (Alder Lake) and powerful processor, as well as a display with such true-to-life colors.
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP Pavilion 15-eg2044nf
With its thin and light aluminum design in gunmetal gray with a sandblasted and glossy finish, this versatile Ultrabook has a sober and elegant appearance.
It is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB-C, its Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax modules (newer and more efficient than wifi ac) to communicate and connect wirelessly remotely, the practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV, for example, the audio port or the 2 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) which guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when connecting USB 3.0 peripherals.
Since a fingerprint reader is integrated, it is possible to authenticate by biometric recognition via Windows Hello technology.
The chiclet keyboard can be naturally backlit, which is useful for better distinguishing the keys in a dimly lit environment.
The screen will be of interest to many users because it lends itself well to displaying High Definition content such as videos thanks to the Full HD definition and the 16:9 format. In addition, the colors it displays are more natural than the average, as it promises to be sRGB and IPS, which also implies significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. Due to the anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a glossy screen.
Performance, autonomy of the HP Pavilion 15-eg2044nf
The HP Pavilion 15-eg2044nf is for those looking for an elegant laptop PC for versatile multimedia-oriented nomadic everyday use.
On the storage side, there’s a large-capacity 1TB SSD that easily competes in this area with what hard drives offer, enough to accommodate multiple files and software on this thin and light laptop.
In addition, an SSD offers several advantages over a simple hard drive: greater resistance to shocks, quiet operation, lower energy consumption or even higher speed.
In practice, the SSD provides much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a hard drive, implying much faster start/stops and processing, or even faster arrival on the cards of online games.
Although there is no dedicated graphics card built into this versatile Ultrabook, you can view photos and videos as well as play modest titles thanks to the Intel Iris Xe graphics solution integrated into the processor.
This is an Intel Alder Lake-P Core i7-1260P with 12 hybrid cores that are mainly used under software that takes advantage of multicore. It is paired with 16 GB of RAM to provide good overall performance that can satisfy many users.
Most famous price: 1169€
So occasionally doing modest multimedia work using multicore and RAM, such as video conversion/editing and photo editing, is possible with this laptop.
For more power, especially in processing, it will be necessary to use a computer based on a non-low-power processor and/or a suitable dedicated graphics card.
As for autonomy pending more complete tests, expect about 6 hours of battery life in light use for this Ultrabook, whose finesse and controlled weight facilitate transport.