The HP Pavilion 15 (15-cw1012na) is a 15.6” laptop with a full HD IPS touch screen, 512GB fast SSD, Ryzen 5-3500U processor and 8GB of RAM. There are other models in the range, but this one offers a good balance between performance and price. It’s currently around £550 or $600 – but check the links below for the latest prices.
It’s not the flashiest laptop. It’s predominantly plastic, there’s no 360 degree hinge and it’s not super lightweight. But it’s fast enough to run pretty much anything and can even handle some light gaming with its integrated Vega 8 graphics.
Could this be the perfect all-round laptop for most of us? Let’s find out.
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Written article: http://thetechnologyman.com
User guide and service manual: https://support.hp.com/gb-en/product/hp-pavilion-15-cw1000-laptop-pc/26183458/model/29691037/manuals
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0:41 Overview*. Unboxing, ports
1:28 Design including keyboard & track pad, build quality, dimensions, weight
2:18 Initial setup, finish Windows 10 install, remove any junkware
2:35 Display bezels, with webcam and dual array microphones
2:52 Keyboard feel and flex. Keyboard sound test
3:10 Trackpad feel, Elan Touchpad config software
3:30 Display & performance*. Screen, hinge, usefulness of touch without 360 degree hinge, screen very reflective
4:09 Test screen brightness in nits with X-Rite i1Display Pro, colour accuracy or Delta E, screen uniformity
5:07 Integrated 41Wh battery, AC adapter, fast charging times
5:43 Battery life – measured versus quoted. With maximum and 50% screen brightness
6:15 Display battery remaining time – configure in BIOS
6:33 Performance specifications: Ryzen 5 3500U, Radeon Vega 8 graphics, 512GB NVMe SSD, 8GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM
7:03 Benchmark SSD speed
7:17 Benchmark processor with Geekbench 5. Compare Macbook Pro 2012, Lenovo Yoga 530, fast desktop PC
7:35 Userbenchmark test
7:44 Real life use – editing 4K video in Adobe Premiere Pro. Timeline scrubbing and exporting using hardware and software encoding
8:42 Gaming benchmarks: Doom, Fortnite, Unigine Heaven 4.0 synthetic benchmark
9:07 Fan noise. Experiment with BIOS and HP Coolsense to try and reduce
9:38 Laptop disassembly. Discuss upgrading RAM, NVMe and adding 2.5″ additional hard drive. And replacing dead battery
10:12 Webcam and microphone tests in low light and typical room lighting
10:28 Speaker sound test recorded with binaural microphones. Listen with headphones for the best experience
11:12 Bluetooth 4.2 and WiFi 802.11ac
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