HP 15 DW4000NIA Core i5, 12th Gen Laptop
HP 15 dw4000nia core i5, 12th gen laptop are 8GB 512GB SSD 15.6 FHD 2GB MX550 GPU Dos. Visit the official brand page for more details.
Design and construction:
Once we took the laptop out of its box, we felt something really similar. It is largely the same as the HP 15 (15-dw1000), which we reviewed a couple of years back. Its body is entirely made out of plastic. With that said, the build quality is not stellar. We observed a lot of flex when the lid is twisted.
While the base is a bit more sturdy, it produces some scary noises when you try to give it the same treatment as the lid. On the bright side, the laptop is pretty light, standing at 1.70 kg, while the profile measures 19mm.
HP 15 (15-dw4000)’s lid cannot be opened with a single hand, but the hinges feel pretty smooth, to be honest. The bezels around the display are generally thin, with the top and bottom being a bit on the thick side. Above the matte panel, you will find a camera with an HD resolution.
Next, we have the base, which houses the speaker grill. Below it, you will find the keyboard, with the two separated by the Power button. Unfortunately, there is no backlight on our unit. It sports a pretty long key journey, but the feedback is a bit soft, and often times it produces a metallic noise like the keycaps are not securely attached to their respective mechanisms. On the bright side, you get a NumPad section.
Unfortunately, the touchpad is no better. It has a plastic surface, which leaves us with mixed feelings. Furthermore, the tracking is not the best, but it’s not bad either. What is bad, however, is the two dedicated buttons. They have short travel, weird feedback, and need a lot of force to even register a click.
On the left side, you will find a LAN port, an HDMI 1.4b connector, as well as a USB Type-C 3.2 (Gen. 1) port, and an Audio jack. Then, on the right, you get the power plug, two USB Type-A 3.2 (Gen. 1) ports, and an SD card reader. Unfortunately, the USB Type-C port can only be used for data transfer.
Disassembly, Upgrade Options, And Maintenance:
To access this notebook’s internals, you need to remove the two rubber feet. Then, undo all 7 Phillips-head screws you see, and pry the bottom panel with a plastic tool. To do the last thing, you need to slightly open the lid of the laptop.
This device is equipped with a rather small 41Wh battery pack. It lasts for less than 7 hours of Web browsing, or about 5 hours and 30 minutes of video playback. You can remove it by undoing 4 Phillips-head screws.
HP 15 (15-dw4000) is equipped with a full HD TN panel with model number AUO AUO499F. Its diagonal is 15.6″ (39.62 cm), and the resolution is 1920 х 1080 pixels. The screen ratio is 16:9, and we are looking at a pixel density of – 142 PPI, and a pitch of 0.18 х 0.18 mm. The screen turns into Retina when viewed at distance equal to or greater than 60cm (24″) (from this distance one’s eye stops differentiating the separate pixels, and it is normal for looking at a laptop).
PWM (Screen flickering):
Pulse-width modulation (PWM) is an easy way to control monitor brightness. When you lower the brightness, the light intensity of the backlight is not lowered, but instead turned off and on by the electronics with a frequency indistinguishable from the human eye. In these light impulses, the light/no-light time ratio varies, while brightness remains unchanged, which is harmful to your eyes. You can read more about that in our dedicated article on PWM.
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