Pretty and cheap. At first glance, the HP Notebook 15s laptop 15s makes a decent impression and shows its strengths and weaknesses in its price range. An overly zealous fan and small quirks in the graphics must first be turned off by the user. Our test report shows what else is in the 15s-fq1556ng.


With its notebooks, HP Notebook 15s laptop covers the entire range from inexpensive to expensive devices as well as entry-level and business to gaming laptops. Thus, the price range extends from the 2,500-euro HP EliteBook x360-830-G6 convertible to the 600-euro HP ProBook 455R G6. The HP 15-fq1556ng, which is equipped with an Intel Core i5-1035G1, integrated UHD Graphics G1, 16 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD, is also available for a similar price.

For this we compare the HP notebook with the devices listed below. Under each section you can add more laptops from our database for comparison.

HP 15s-fq1556ng (15s-fq000 series)
Processor Intel Core i5-1035G1 (Intel Ice Lake)
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
Main memory 16384 MB
, Dual channel
15.6 inch, 16: 9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, AUto Optronics B156HW02, IPS, glossy, no
Mainboard Intel 495
Mass storage Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8, 512 GB
, 440 GB available
Weight 1.69 kg, power supply: 285 g
Price 700 euro

The top and bottom of the HP 15s are made of metal as are the edges of the affordable laptop. The area around the keyboard and the display is made of a somewhat cheaper looking plastic. The material transitions are evenly but clearly visible.

The manufacturer partially dispenses with extremely narrow screen edges, which means that the frame above the screen turns out a bit thicker, but the webcam does not have to move to an exotic location. The opening angle is limited to approximately 140 ° and the hinges hold the lid firmly in place.

Overall, the workmanship is good, but the case cannot be opened without great effort. Simply removing the screws is not enough to remove the bottom. Even with advanced tools such as plastic spatulas and the like, the attempt to open the laptop is canceled for safety reasons.

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