Our take on the HP Pavilion 15-eg2045nf
Intel Alder Lake 10 Core Hybrid Core i5-1235U Processor for theHP Pavilion 15-eg2045nf, thin and light versatile laptop capable of running modest games thanks to the graphics part of the Iris Xe. Efficient in everyday use with its CPU and 16 GB of RAM, this Ultrabook with a 15-inch IPS Full HD sRGB display with more natural colors than average benefits from fast 512 GB SSD storage that increases its responsiveness, a backlit keyboard, a biometric reader or even connectivity to Wi-Fi-ax and USB-C, all under Windows 11.
Most famous price: 899€
Features of the HP Pavilion 15-eg2045nf
|Screen(s)||15.6” IPS Full HD LED 100% sRGB 300cd/m² micro bezel (1920×1200, anti-glare)|
|processor||Intel Core i5-1235U Alder Lake (1.3 GHz, 2 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||512GB 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||7 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 41Whr (192gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.74kg / 360.2 x 234 x 17.9mm|
The HP Pavilion 15-eg2045nf against the competition
The HP Pavilion 15-eg2045nf is currently displayed in promotion at HP France and is positioned as one of the only ones in its category to offer such a true-to-life color display with such a recent processor (Alder Lake) and such a large amount of RAM.
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP Pavilion 15-eg2045nf
It has an elegant appearance with its gunmetal gray aluminum design with a sandblasted and glossy finish.
The connectivity integrated in this versatile Ultrabook is good, including 1 USB-C, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV, for example Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than wifi ac) and Bluetooth 5.2 for external connections and communication, an audio port as well as 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) that guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.
You can authenticate yourself through fingerprint recognition via Windows Hello technology thanks to the integrated biometric reader.
The keys of the chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is useful for better distinguishing them in lower ambient light.
A maximum of users will appreciate the screen because it reproduces colors more faithfully than average, while offering great vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to the sRGB and IPS specifications. In addition, the screen lends itself well to displaying videos and more generally High Definition content thanks to the 16:9 format and the accurate Full HD definition. Because it is anti-glare, the screen is also more readable than a glossy panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, autonomy of the HP Pavilion 15-eg2045nf
The HP Pavilion 15-eg2045nf is a high definition laptop designed for general mobile use.
It packs a power efficient Intel Alder Lake Core i5-1235U processor with 10 hybrid cores coupled with a good amount of 16GB of RAM to provide good overall performance suitable for many users.
Those who occasionally perform modest multimedia work with multicore and RAM will appreciate the services provided by this core, such as photo editing or video conversion.
However, if the goal is to frequently perform tasks that require processor and/or graphics resources, it is better to opt instead for a PC equipped with a non-low-power processor and/or an adequate dedicated graphics card.
Point of dedicated graphics card here on board indeed, all graphics are supported by the Intel Iris Xe graphics part placed directly in the Alder Lake-U Core i5. Obviously, you can view photos and videos, as well as enjoy modest games.
Most famous price: 899€
SSD storage clearly enhances everyday responsiveness and fluidity compared to a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, especially the start/stops, processing and software launches are much faster and we reach the cards of online games faster.
It must be said that an SSD is much faster than a hard disk, but also consumes less energy, is more robust and quieter. With its 512 GB, the SSD offers a capacity that matches the standard of hard drives. However, if you need more space, you can rely on an external storage unit. Preferring a USB-C / USB 3.0 device is then an interesting option to take advantage of fast transfers.
As for the autonomy of this Ultrabook, the transport of which is facilitated by its lightness and finesse, bet about 7 hours on battery with light use.