hp laptop price in Kenya: What are the best HP laptops 2021?
HP is a must-have in the laptop market. Very present in Kenya, and on more or less all price segments, the American brand has been working for a few years to launch devices with a design a little different from the competition. Let's see what the best laptops of the brand in 2021 are.
A mainstay of the laptop market for nearly 20 years, HP has managed to hold its own against fierce competition from Chinese and Taiwanese brands, like its compatriot Dell, while maintaining itself among the biggest fish in the PC market last year. According to Gartner and for the last quarter of 2019, HP was thus in second place among the largest sellers of PCs in the world, just behind the Chinese Lenovo. We've selected HP's top three laptops for travelling, working, and playing.
HP Envy 14
Announced at CES 2021, the HP Envy 14 is a 14-inch ultraportable made for creatives. At least that's how HP presents it... and for a good reason, unlike most alternatives in the competition, it embeds an actual dedicated graphics card.
This is also the great strength of this tiny device: embed potent components in a small chassis. The best-equipped version of the Envy 14 thus combines a Core i7-1165G7 with a GTX 1650 Ti. Enough to do nice things in punctual video editing or photo editing while allowing you to play some recent titles in reasonably good conditions in Full HD.
For the rest, we appreciated the FULL HD+ IPS screen (16:10) of this product during our test. Bright and perfectly calibrated, it is compelling. The Envy 14 also takes up the main lines of the (successful) design of its big brother, the Envy 15, while managing to deliver us a genuine autonomy about the components offered: count 7 hours on average.
HP Envy 13 (aq1011nf)
The model that we have chosen for this selection (13-aq1011nf) is offered at 1399 euros on the official website of HP. It embeds an Intel Core i7-10510U processor (4 cores / 8 threads clocked between 1.80 and 4.90 GHz) coupled with a dedicated GeForce MX250 graphics card signed Nvidia. A set, coupled with 16 GB of RAM (DDR4-2400 SDRAM) and 1 To SSD (M.2 NVMe), was made for office automation, multimedia, and slightly heavier tasks, such as occasional video editing or photo editing provided. However, that they remain occasional, it will also be possible to play games that are not greedy or export-oriented on the device, provided that you remain reasonable on the graphics settings.
HP Pavilion 15 (cs3022nf)
The Pavilion 15 is a good office and multimedia machine, which will convince students, particularly with the latest generation processor and a dedicated graphics card sufficient for casual gaming in Full HD and a complete connection. On the other hand, we regret the presence of a screen that is not very bright and with accurate trim colours—nothing serious, especially for a machine offered from 600 euros in the i3 version.
HP OMEN 15-dh0016nf
Except for the presence of a screen that can be improved, rather poorly calibrated, the HP Omen 15 does not have any significant defects. Whatever the model is chosen, the components are efficient and the technical data sheets attractive. The price, on the other hand, also remains honest for a machine of this calibre. If you are looking for a computer to play in 1080p without real concession, the 15-inch laptop gaming of the American manufacturer is a good pickaxe.
What to look at when buying a brand new laptop
Some manufacturers continue to offer HD panels of 1366 x 768 pixels, especially on the entry-level. Difficult to advise this definition which will have a hard time highlighting your content. Conversely, it still looks pretty extra to us to move on to descriptions superior to Full HD, which will suit most laptop users, regardless of the diagonal of the screen.
I would advise you to target the 1080p and also to take care of the slab technology used. This can indeed have a noticeable effect on the final image quality. Most manufacturers now opt for IPS panels on laptops, which in my opinion benefit from the best compromise in terms of brightness, contrast, and colorimetry.
We live in a fascinating period when it comes to processors, with AMD's remarkable return to the mobile, low-power processor market. This is excellent news since Intel reigned supreme, taking advantage of a quasi-monopoly situation. I would say aim, at AMD as at Intel, the latest generation chips (Ryzen 4000 for the first and Core 10th generation for the second) and not to mess up too much on the processor: it is the centrepiece of any computer.
Clearly, for an office and multimedia-oriented machine, a fourth-generation Ryzen 3 or 5 "U" will do more or less as well as a Core i3 or i5 10th generation from Intel. The Ryzen 7 and Core i7 will give you an appreciable surplus of power daily but redundant for the essential activities.
On laptop gaming, the presence of a graphics card is essential. Here NVIDIA leaves little space for the competition from AMD and its timid Radeon RX mobiles. Opt for a GTX 1650 or 1660 Ti if you play mainly competitive titles (Fortnite, CS: Go, Overwatch ...) in 1080p, but bet more willingly on an RTX 2070 or 2080 (and their recent SUPER variants) if it is the triple-A that makes you vibrate. You want to be able to enjoy the effects specific to ray tracing on your laptop. The RTX 2060 is also a good pick as long as you do not ask too much for ray tracing.
4, 8, 16, 32 GB? Which capacity should be preferred on a laptop? Again, it all depends on the type of laptop you are looking for and how much you will have with it. 4 GB may still be suitable on an office machine, but it will be necessary to favour 8 GB of RAM for heavier tasks.