Ryzen 4700U, which has 8 fast Zen 2 cores with excellent energy efficiency. With this model from the 15s series, HP clearly shows us what can be achieved when this processor is “packaged” in a mainstream laptop.
The performance is really great for this price range. Moreover, with this model, HP did not save too much in terms of hardware configuration. In addition to a very fast 8-core processor, we also find 16 GB RAM and a higher capacity NVMe SSD: 512 GB. Thanks to this hardware configuration, this model of HP’s mainstream laptop achieved the best results.
We can freely say that even noticeably more expensive laptops will often not offer you this level of performance. This is the only laptop of all test candidates that can provide you with more than comfortable and fast image and video processing, or excellent performance in any processor-demanding task.
AMD’s Ryzen 4700U is a far superior solution than everything Intel currently offers us in the mainstream class, although its Tiger Lake processors are still some competition. However, what is particularly impressive about the Renoir APU is the performance ratio per watt of power consumed. Thus, the Ryzen 4700U is an extremely energy efficient processor, which can be seen in this case as well.
This HP laptop does not consume too much power, does not overheat and is not too noisy, even under prolonged use.
Above all, the time of autonomy we recorded is super respectable. A little less than seven hours of continuous 1080p video playback on battery may not be the best result in our comparative test, but considering the built-in hardware, it is definitely to be commended.
In terms of performance, it can also replace a cheaper mainstream desktop computer. So, if portability is not the most important thing for you and you want to use it at home, this is a great choice. However, any IPS screen, even one that does not belong to the highest class, in this case would bring a far better image quality and more comfortable use of the device.
|Microprocessor||AMD Ryzen™ 7 4700U (2.0 GHz base clock, up to 4.1 GHz max boost clock, 8 MB L3 cache, 8 cores)|
|Chipset||AMD Integrated SoC|
|Memory, standard||16 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM (2 x 8 GB)|
|Video graphics||AMD Radeon™ Graphics|
|Hard drive||512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD|
|Optical drive||Optical drive not included|
|Display||39.6 cm (15.6″) diagonal, FHD (1920 x 1080), micro-edge, anti-glare, 220 nits, 45% NTSC|
|Wireless connectivity||Realtek RTL8822CE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2×2) Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® 5 combo|
|Expansion slots||1 multi-format SD media card reader|
|External ports||1 SuperSpeed USB Type-C® 5Gbps signaling rate; 2 SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signaling rate; 1 HDMI 1.4b; 1 AC smart pin; 1 headphone/microphone combo|
|Minimum dimensions (WxDxH)||35.85 x 24.2 x 1.79 cm|
|Power supply type||45 W Smart AC power adapter|
|Battery type||3-cell, 41 Wh Li-ion|
|Battery life mixed usage||Up to 8 hours and 15 minutes|
|Video Playback Battery life||Up to 9 hours|
|Webcam||HP True Vision 720p HD camera with integrated dual array digital microphone|
|Audio features||Dual speakers|