Is this HP 15-cs3019nr Pavilion 15.6-Inch Laptop, Intel Core i7 (Mineral Silver) reliable? Do you want to have a business-oriented laptop that has Windows Pro, 10th gen i7, and does not break your bank? Let’s learn more about one laptop in this HP Pavilion 15 i7 review to find out if it is the right choice for you.
HP Pavilion 15-cs3019nr Looks Classy!
I like the overall design of this notebook. The laptop is beautifully designed with its mineral silver color and metal enclosure. It has an HP clean logo on the top cover and the popular Danish Bang & Olufsen (B&O) sticker just below the keyboard.
When it comes to the speakers, the Bang & Olufsen indeed is capable to deliver clearer, crisper, and more accurate sound. At the end of the day, it still is a laptop, which won’t give you the best audio quality in the world, but this B&O audio is more than average compared to the other laptops.
This HP Pavilion 15.6 laptop measures 36.16 by 24.56 cm and is 1.79 cm thin. It’s a thin and light 15-inch laptop that has a premium look and durable quality. You can also locate the air vents and 4 rubberized feet on the base of the notebook that helps your device to release heat when the laptop is performing heavy tasks.
Enough with the appearance as a good look won’t bring anything if it cannot perform.
What will you get?
In the next sections, we will discuss why this HP Pavilion 15-cs3019nr is a good choice if you are looking for an inexpensive home and business laptop. Let’s take a look quickly at the main specs in the following table first. Visit this website for more info on the specifications.
|Name||HP 15-cs3019nr Pavilion 15.6-Inch Laptop, Intel Core i7 (Mineral Silver)|
|CPU/Processor||Quad-Core Intel i7-1065G7 (10th Generation)|
|Display||Micro-edge BrightView 15.6″ Full-HD 1920 x 1080 IPS, 250 nits display|
|Graphics||Integrated Intel Iris Plus|
|RAM||16 GB DDR4 SDRAM (2666Hz)|
|Storage||512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD|
|Ports & Connectivity||1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (Data Transfer Only, 5 Gb/s signaling rate), 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A , 1x HDMI 1.4b, 1x Audio combo, 1x RJ-45 Ethernet port, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, 1x SD-Card Reader slot|
|Other features||Keyboard with a Numpad, 720p HD HP True Vision Webcam, Built-in Alexa, HP Fast Charge|
|Pros & Cons||VIEW|
This HP Pavilion 15-inch with the 10th Gen Intel i7 CPU comes with a pre-installed Windows 10 Pro operating system (OS). This is the Pro version of Windows 10, which has more features than the Home and is more expensive. This OS is designed for business users and has better security features.
The BitLocker feature, for instance, is a powerful disk management tool, that allows you to encrypt your external hard drives. If you want to compare the Home and Pro Edition, you can read them here.
On the other hand, the Remote Desktop feature on Windows 10 Pro allows you to connect one PC to another in your office.
So in short, you will be getting more features that other users do not, and they can be very useful for your PC’s security and productivity.
16GB RAM rather than 8GB!
Out of the box, this HP Pavilion 15-cs3019nr has 16GB of RAM running at 2666 MHz. This is a big bonus since a lot of laptops at this price come only with 8GB running at a slower memory speed. Paired with the 10th Generation Intel i7-1065G7 CPU (for the 11th Gen of Intel i5 version go here), and 512GB SSD rather than 256GB, this laptop can handle intensive computing tasks without issues.
The CPU is a Quad-Core processor with 8 Threads and has a 1.3 GHz base processor frequency that can boost up to 3.9GHz when needed. The most important about this CPU is, it is a power-efficient processor chip that thin laptops and ultrabooks often use.
The display of this HP Pavilion 15-cs3019nr is a non-touch 15.6-inch Full-HD IPS WLED-backlit panel with an 81% screen-to-body ratio. Visit this page for the model which has a touchscreen.
The high-quality IPS display gives you crisper graphics and has nice viewing angles which means you will be getting a great experience with the screen. Furthermore, the 1080 p (Full-HD 1920 x 1080) is a perfect screen resolution for a 15-inch laptop. We prefer having a good quality 1080p display to having a lower-quality 4k screen.
Also, I am pleased to see the design of the narrow bezel, which makes the laptop looks even sleeker. HP still includes a 720p HD webcam on the top bezel to help you do online video conversations or Zoom chat. The webcam is a Wide Vision HP web camera which comes with a dual microphone that can reduce external noise.
Updated Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 6
These are also the real deal maker on this laptop, the Bluetooth version 5 and the new updated Wi-Fi 6. The main strength of a device that has Bluetooth 5 is its ability to still perform across a wider range compared to the older Bluetooth generations. Furthermore, Bluetooth 5 has a faster transfer or transmission rate.
Same with the Wi-Fi 6 feature, it is the newest Wi-Fi version up to date. This version of Wi-Fi has not only faster speed, but it improves its access point simultaneously. It means, your laptop can provide you stronger Wi-Fi connection even in public places where public Wi-Fi is available, such as a library, or airports. It’s worthwhile to have this Wi-Fi 6 supported notebook.
Not all new laptops include these updated connectivity specifications, unfortunately, and it is nice that this HP Pavilion 15-cs3019nr has them. It is always nice to have a future-proof laptop.
What else does this computer have?
Let’s mention some other things that this computer has that we have not mentioned yet. It has a keyboard with the number pad, HDMI and USB-Type C port, an Ethernet port, an SD card reader (full-size), and built-in Alexa features.
Even though the keyboard is not backlit (can be an advantage for some), the keys are full size and are very well spaced. So typing experience is good especially when you need to work extensively on the keyboard. There are also the numeric keys on the right side which is a generous feature in case you work a lot with numbers down the road.
And now we talk about the HDMI port. By using this port, you will be able to set up one external monitor. Should you want to use many monitors, you can purchase an additional universal USB docking station that has a port that will match your monitors.
Another nice feature is the built-in Amazon Alexa. This is a nice feature if you have Alexa devices at home. So you can check your schedule, calendar, control your smart home devices, etc with Alexa. Of course, you can disable this feature too if you want to.
Lastly, we need to talk about the battery life of this 15″ HP Pavilion 15-cs3019nr laptop. With basic use with maximum screen brightness, you will get 6-7 hours battery life. For a powerful laptop like this, this is decent battery life. And it also supports HP fast charge via its compact power brick. It will give you up to 50% from 0 in 45 minutes. Fast charging capability for a business laptop is in my opinion very important, so you can be as productive as possible.
In conclusion, if you need an inexpensive business laptop that has 16GB of RAM out of the box rather than 8GB and i7 rather than i5 CPU below 1K, this notebook is a good choice. Price can change unexpectedly though. Other laptops that have similar specs will cost up to 1.2k.
So for all that you will get, this 15.6-inch HP 15-cs3019nr Pavilion laptop with its 10th Generation Intel i7 is well worth the price.