Hp 15 -Ds1000tx Review for Those Seeking Good Performance


Over the past five years, the increase in screen resolution from WXGA (1366 x 768 pixels) to Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) has been one of the most notable upgrades of the average consumer laptop in the price range. Now comes the next big progressive upgrade to everyday laptops in the form of fast storage, which is very necessary on most laptops under the brand. Although it is not the first in its price range, the HP Notebook 15 brings a 256 GB PCIe ssd. The small but fast TOSHIBA SSD seems to make all the difference on the otherwise mundane HP laptop. Read on to find out how the HP 15 laptop did in our review.


One look at the HP 15 notebook is enough to say that it belongs to the backpack of a young student or a new programmer. The laptop features a no-frills plastic construction all around with a sparkling glossy finish for the top cover, which means smudges and fingerprints are welcome. The center of the top cover can carry a bold HP logo in chrome finish, but it’s not the perfect place to hold something heavy (like a full water bottle) as it bends slightly. The HP Notebook 15 needs a firm grip and a little muscle to be transported, as the shiny body can be slippery and weigh two full kilograms.

Opening the laptop cover, which can be done with just one finger, reveals a 15.6-inch matte display with thick borders all around and a boring gray keyboard area with a brushed finish. The slight knurling of the glasses around the screen is probably the only touch that gives the laptop a first-class feel. The HP 15 notebook is otherwise as attractive as a tissue box.


In my review of the Asus F570, I had complained that the screen had a low contrast, and the manufacturer apparently forgot to add colors to the laptop screen. Well, the same seems to be true for the HP 15 laptop as well. The 15.6-inch touchscreen display offers Full HD resolution and a maximum brightness of 220 nits, but no contrast. The white of the backlight attenuates the colors of the screen, which significantly reduces the overall quality of the display for activities such as surfing the Internet and watching movies. In addition, there are no dedicated graphics on board for half of the lakh rupees of the HP Notebook 15 commands.

The sound of the rising speakers of the HP Notebook 15 can be called disappointing at best. There is not enough volume, so listening to music or answering a VoIP call even from a small enclosed cabin is sometimes a limitation. When the volume is fully increased, the music seems thin without stereo separation or spatial effect. The basses are muted and the mids are not deep enough either. As a result, the voices sound flatter than they actually are. You feel the same when you hear instruments like trumpet and violin. In short, the speakers of the HP 15 laptop are better reserved for tiny error sounds that you hear on Windows.

There are many ports on the HP 15 laptop. On the left we see the round pin power connector, the LAN connector, the full-size HDMI, two USB 3.1 ports and a 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones. On the right we see a single USB 2.0 port and an SD card slot. There is also a Kensington microsaver lock slot to secure the device and an optical drive for CDs and DVDs in cover you are still using these objects. What is unfortunately not found is a USB Type-C port and a fingerprint scanner.

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