Our take on the HP 14s-fq1012nf
Nomadic with its autonomy of 8 hours under Windows 11, theHP 14s-fq1012nf is a thin and light versatile laptop PC with a 14-inch Full HD anti-glare screen that performs well in everyday use and modest multimedia work with its 16 GB RAM and its AMD Ryzen 5 Cezanne Hexa Core processor with Radeon Vega graphics capability of recording light games. Equipped with fast 512GB SSD storage that improves responsiveness, this sleek silver laptop with Windows 11 features a fingerprint reader and USB-C connectivity, but lacks a keyboard backlight and Wi-Fi axe.
Features of the HP 14s-fq1012nf
|Screen(s)||14” Full HD LED 45% NTSC 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Lucienne (2.1GHz, 6 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphics Card||AMD Radeon Vega 7 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.0 (1 Sleep’n’Charge) + 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4b, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi 5ac (1×1, Realtek RTL8821CE-M), Bluetooth 4.2|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|audio system||2 Bang&Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced runtime / Battery||8 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 41 Whr (210 gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.46 kg / 324 x 225 x 17.9|
The HP 14s-fq1012nf against the competition
The HP 14s-fq1012nf is now available at: Darty and the fnac† It is in the good average of its category, where it is one of the few that offers 16 GB of RAM and runs under Windows 11.
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP 14s-fq1012nf
This thin and light versatile laptop PC in Natural Silver design is rechargeable to about 50% in 45 minutes and has an elegant and discreet look.
The integrated connection is good, consisting of 1 USB-C, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to, for example, a TV or a monitor, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless modules for communication and remote connections, a audio port as well as 2 USB 3.0 compliant USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 that guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when connected to USB 3.0 peripherals.
We regret, however, that we didn’t have to deal with more recent and efficient Wi-Fi hatchet and Bluetooth 5 modules, as well as the absence of backlighting on the chiclet keyboard.
On the other hand, some will appreciate being able to authenticate through fingerprint recognition through the integrated biometric reader and Windows Hello technology.
The screen lends itself well to displaying High Definition content such as videos with its Full HD definition and its 16:9 format. Thanks to the anti-reflective treatment, the screen is also easier to read in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a glossy panel.
Performance, autonomy of the HP 14s-fq1012nf
The HP 14s-fq1012nf is a responsive compact High Definition laptop designed for general mobile use.
It delivers good overall performance suitable for a number of users as it is based on a power efficient AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Lucienne Ryzen 5 5500U processor and 16 GB RAM which is very noticeable when multitasking.
This core may be enough for those who perform modest processing with multicore or RAM, such as photo editing or video encoding.
In addition, although there is no dedicated graphics card on board, you can view photos and videos, as well as play light titles thanks to the Radeon Vega 7 graphics solution integrated into the Ryzen 5 Hexa Core.
On the storage side, unsurprisingly, there’s an SSD that rivals its 512GB in capacity while being quiet, less power-consuming, more robust and much faster.
In practice, the SSD guarantees much faster start/stops, processing and application startup than a hard drive, or even faster arrival on online game cards. More generally, the SSD offers much better response and fluidity on a daily basis.
Should 512GB prove too small, you can of course rely on an external storage unit such as a USB-C/USB 3.0 device to take advantage of fast transfers.
As for the autonomy, count on about 8 hours of battery life in light use for this versatile mobile computer that is just as easy to transport as an Ultrabook thanks to its low weight, compactness and finesse.