Our opinion on the HP 14s-dq2042nf
Understated with its black design, the economical, thin and light, versatile laptop HP 14s-dq2042nf it is very suitable for everyday use with its 8GB of RAM and its Intel Tiger Lake Quad Core i3-1125G4 processor with Intel G4 graphics supporting light games. This compact 14-inch Ultrabook, which benefits from increased responsiveness thanks to its fast SSD storage, runs security-focused Windows 11S and benefits from USB-C connectivity. Plus, it comes in a bundle with a cover, a mouse, and a 1-year subscription to the Microsoft 365 office suite.
Features of the HP 14s-dq2042nf
|Screen / s||14 ” WXGA HD LED 45% NTSC 250 cd / m² (1366 × 768, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1115G4 Tiger Lake (2.0 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4 2666MHz (32GB)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD G4 integrated into the processor|
|Warehousing||256GB 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|
|Net||Wi-Fi ac (1 × 1, Realtek RTL8821CE-M), Bluetooth 4.2|
|Audio system||2 Bang & Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost 1.0|
|Operating system||Windows 11S 64 bit|
|Autonomy / Battery announced||6 hours / 3-cell Li-ion 41 Whr (210 gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.46 Kg / 324 x 225 x 17.9|
The HP 14s-dq2042nf against the competition
L’HP 14s-dq2042nf it’s right now on sale and in box with cover, mouse and 1 year of Microsoft 365 from Darty and the Fnac. It offers an interesting configuration / price ratio for its category where it is one of the only ones to offer such a powerful processor (Quad Core) and to be supplied in a box.
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP 14s-dq2042nf
This laptop that can be recharged to 50% in 45 minutes sports an understated look with its slim and light black design.
Compact, this versatile and affordable laptop runs on Windows 11S, a security-focused system only allowing installation of applications from the Windows Store. If you want, you can get out of S mode for free to migrate to classic Windows 11, but going back to S mode is therefore impossible.
The connectivity built into this Ultrabook is good, including 1 USB-C wireless module, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 for remote connections and communications, an audio port, a handy HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to a TV or monitor for example but also 2 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
The screen adopts classic specifications with its definition of 1366 × 768 and its 16: 9 format suitable for video playback. However, it stands out for its anti-reflective treatment, which makes it more readable than a glossy panel in a bright environment (e.g. outdoor) and less tiring for the eyes in the long run.
Performance, autonomy of the HP 14s-dq2042nf
The HP 14s-dq2032nf is a compact laptop designed for general mobile use.
Equipped with a good amount of 8GB of RAM, very appreciable in multitasking and a low-power Intel Tiger Lake Quad Core i3-1125G4 processor, this versatile Ultrabook offers good performance in everyday use, such as office automation and browsing the Internet. as well as in applications that use multicore.
Furthermore, while there is no dedicated graphics card on board, you can watch photos and videos but also play light titles thanks to the Intel UHD G4 graphics solution integrated into the processor, one of the first Quad Core i3s.
SSD storage clearly reinforces its daily responsiveness and fluidity compared to a simple hard drive. It must be said that an SSD is silent but also less energy-intensive than a hard disk, more robust and much faster.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, starts / stops and software launches are, for example, much faster than with a hard drive, and you can get to online playing cards faster.
At 256GB, the SSD offers a capacity to accommodate light files and / or a few files / software, which is half of what standard hard drives offer (500GB). However, if you need more space, you can always use an external storage drive such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device to benefit from fast transfers.
As for autonomy, focus on about 6 hours of battery in light use for this Ultrabook whose compactness, finesse and lightness make it easy to transport.