HP 15S-fq4043ns, a modern and solid team for productivity

hp 15s fq4043ns, a modern and solid team for productivity
hp 15s fq4043ns, a modern and solid team for productivity

When it comes to purchasing a competent laptop, there are many options on the market, but few brands inspire the same level of confidence as HP-branded equipment, whose catalog is brimming with offers for all budgets. On this occasion we examine an option that is aimed at the mid-range, it is the HP 15S-fq4043ns , a 15.6-inch notebook that boasts an eleventh generation Intel Core i7 processor in the company of 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage (PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD). 

HP 15S-fq4043ns Features 

HP 15S-FQ4043NS 
Dimensions  35.85 x 24.2 x 1.79cm 
Weight  1.69kg 
Colors  Silver 
display technology  IPS, 60Hz 
Dimension  15.6 inches 
Resolution  1920 x 1080 pixels 
multi-touch  Do not 
CPUs  Intel® Core™ i7-1195G7 (up to 5.0 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, 12 MB L3 cache, 4 cores, 8 threads) 
GPU  intel iris x 
RAM  16GB DDR4-3200MHz 
Ability  512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD 
memory card device  Yes 
Optical unit  Do not 
Version  FreeDOS 
Brand and model  HP True Vision 720p HD with integrated dual array digital microphones 
Wifi  Mediatek Wi-Fi 6 MT7921 
Bluetooth  Yes, 5.2 
connection ports 
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C 
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A 
  • 1 x 3.5mm audio/mic combo 
video connectors  1 x HDMI 1.4b 
Battery  lithium-ion, 3 cells, 41 Wh 
Official site  hp 



A laptop for everyday 

The HP 15S-fq4043ns is designed as a day PC, whether you’re studying, telecommuting, or gaming. Externally it is identical to all the notebooks in its series, which leaves us with a slim and light notebook with a 15.6-inch IPS screen, which boasts FullHD resolution, 60Hz refresh rate and 45% NTSC color gamut. nothing out of the ordinary at this price point when it comes to HP products. 

HP 15S-fq4043ns - Rear

It is also worth mentioning that the device has a full-size keyboard and a very elegant silver finish for the body. 

hardware and features 

Its main virtue is a powerful Intel® Core™ i7-1195G7 processor with four cores and eight threads at a maximum clock frequency of 5Ghz (2.9Ghz usual). Without a doubt, this is a top-of-the-range chip in the mobile space, which is combined with not-so-powerful graphics of the Intel Iris Xe variety. 

Accompanying the set we come across 16GB of dual-channel RAM at 3200Mhz , enough memory to run multiple programs and applications at the same time. For its part, the internal storage is in the hands of a 512GB NVMe SSD. 

HP 15S-fq4043ns - Features

The resulting combination is a powerful team that will have no problems with day-to-day apps and that defends itself quite well with programs with moderate requirements. It is also possible to enjoy modern AAA titles, albeit obviously with low graphics and perhaps sacrificing native resolution, however it is not advertised as a gaming device, so it does not affect the final verdict. 

In another order of ideas, the HP 15S-fq4043ns is powered by a three-cell battery with a capacity of 41Wh . It does not offer a particularly praiseworthy autonomy, but we can praise its fast charge in 45 minutes. 

HP 15S-fq4043ns - Design

Finally, we have to criticize the lack of a factory operating system , which is a nuisance not because we have to install them ourselves, but because of the need to acquire a license in the case of Windows, which definitely takes away value to the proposal. 

If you don’t think you need that much computing power and save yourself 100 euros in the process, the HP 15S-fq4041ns is a good alternative, differing from this equipment only because of its eleventh generation i5 chip.


When it comes to connections we will have at our disposal dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.2 on the wireless front, while on the wired front two USB 3.2 type A ports, USB type C , HDMI 1.4b output , audio combo await us. 3.5mm and, finally, the classic HP multi-format SD card reader. 


  • Latest generation i7 processor and 16GB of RAM 
  • Fast charging compatible 
  • Good design 


  • Does not include operating system 
  • The visual quality of the screen is mediocre