HP 15-eg0025nr review: A Stylish Business Laptop With a Punch


Finding the perfect laptop can be tricky, especially if you are looking for one that is stylish and has enough power to get the job done without breaking the bank. It's with that in mind that today we take on the HP Pavilion 15-eg0025nr, a laptop that offers a lot of great features at an affordable price, making it a great option for small businesses and busy professionals, as well as students.

In this review of the HP 15-eg0025nr, we aim to leave no stone unturned as we examine everything this notebook has to offer.

Who's it for?

=> Students: The HP Pavilion 15-eg0025nr is a great choice for students who need a powerful laptop that can handle all their school work, as well as some light entertainment.

=> Professionals: This laptop is perfect for busy professionals who need a powerful machine that can keep up with their hectic work schedules.

=> Developers: Programmers who need a powerful machine for coding can also find this laptop to have the perfect set of specs to work with. With this laptop, they can easily manage multiple programs at a time as well as work with numerous virtual machines.

Who's it NOT for?

=> Gamers: Gamers should look elsewhere, as this laptop is not made with gaming in mind.

=> Graphics designers: This notebook isn't for graphics designers, either due to its relatively average screen resolution or the lack of a dedicated graphics card. Either way, these people should probably look elsewhere.

Design & Display

Starting with the design, this laptop is sleek and stylish, perfect for taking on the go. The 15.6-inch screen is also perfect for working on documents or watching movies while traveling. It's also pretty lightweight, weighing at a tight 3.86 pounds.

The downside is that the resolution isn't as high as some other laptops on the market ( it's HD), so if you're looking for a notebook to do heavy graphics design work on you might want to look elsewhere. Having said that, screen quality is fine, with good color reproduction and a nice amount of brightness.

As far as the keyboard is concerned, typing is a comfortable experience with a nice chiclet keyboard with well-spaced keys that deliver enough key travel.

However, a major flaw within the keyboard is that it's not backlit. Most keyboards within this range are backlit so we're not going to lie, we're a bit disappointed with this. I mean, if you look at the recently reviewed Acer Swift 3 SF314-59-75QC or the Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R1S6, just to name a couple of examples, they both feature backlit keyboards.


While we're not fans of the trackpad and it's true that HP didn't do much to innovate in terms of design. The 15-eg0025nr does have an interesting set of internals backing it up. Specifically, there's a quad-core 11th generation Core i7 Processor, one of the best consumer processors in its class, clocking in at a maximum speed of 4.8 GHz.

Couple that with 16 GB worth of RAM and a very respectable 512 GB of SSD storage and you've got yourself a laptop that's ready to take on just about any task you throw in its direction.

Be it programming, picture editing, working with multiple programs at any given time, doing some casual video editing, as well as your standard video streaming, this laptop was built to handle just about any task you can imagine with its latest generation Core i7 processor and 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, there's very little this laptop can't take on, as many customers have already pointed out.

Is it suitable for gaming?

For AAA games you might want to look elsewhere, laptops such as the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55-53E5 with its dedicated graphics card and 144 Hz display are much better suited for gaming. Unfortunately, in the case of the 15-eg0025nr you can only use it for some casual gaming since its integrated Intel Iris Graphics Xe isn't really equipped for much more than that.

Battery Life & Connectivity Options

Moving on with this review, it's time to tackle the battery life. On that front, HP advertises that this laptop will offer up to an impressive eight hours of battery life. In our experience, it's best to assume that the manufacturer is overselling when talking about battery life and it's best to assume roughly 25% less than what's advertised.

Having said that, this would leave us with 6 hours worth of battery which is still good but not as impressive as the 8-hour claim.

It's also worth pointing out that this notebook features HP's quick charge technology whereby it can charge up to 50% of its battery capacity in just 45 minutes.

When it comes to connectivity, this model manages to tick off almost every box. Specifically, we've got a couple of USB Type-A ports, a standalone USB Type-C port, an HDMI port, and an audio jack.

Unfortunately, as we've been seeing over the past year, there's no SD card reader nor an ethernet port. However, we do have WiFi 6 support for faster wireless connectivity and Bluetooth 5.0 to connect to the latest generation peripherals.

Obviously, there's an HD webcam and Bang & Olufsen once again signs off on these speakers which are just fine by the way.

Wrapping up: Is this laptop worth buying?

Overall, the HP Pavilion 15-eg0025nr reviewed today is a good but not great laptop that's suitable for business users and general consumers alike.

It has some good features such as its quad-core processor, 16 GB of RAM, and fast 512 GB SSD storage. However, it also has some drawbacks such as the lack of a backlit keyboard or an SD card reader.

Ultimately, we would say that this is a great option for those looking for a good all-around laptop that doesn't break the bank and offers solid performance for day-to-day hardcore use.