HP 14s-FQ1037AU

HP 14s-FQ1037AU Review: Use Ryzen 7 5700U

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AMD is currently expanding its wings to be better known by laptop consumers around the world. This is proven by the emergence of many laptops that use their processors known as Ryzen. Like a laptop from HP which has now landed on the Hybrid testing table. The device is the HP 14s-FQ1037AU.

If you can memorize the name of this laptop, I salute you. Yep, the name of this laptop is indeed cryptic enough that I myself will not remember it either. In fact, HP has names like Pavilion, Probook, and so on, but chose not to give it to this one laptop. When viewed from the shape and class, it looks like this laptop is indeed included in the Pavilion class.

The HP 14s-FQ1037AU uses an AMD Ryzen 7 5700U processor. By using the U series from AMD, this processor uses only 15 watts of TDP. The U Series uses integrated graphics with the Vega architecture, which has been in use for 4 generations. But of course, in the 5000 series, the clock of these integrated graphics is higher so it has better performance.

Judging from the design, the HP 14s-FQ1037AU seems to be intended for workers and also for learning. The integrated graphics itself is also sufficient to run light games. This laptop is also certainly reliable enough to be used as an entertainment machine such as for watching videos and listening to music. For editing, the integrated graphics is enough to help applications that require hardware acceleration.

The complete specifications of the HP Pavilion Aero 13 that I use are as follows

SpecificationsHP 14s-FQ1037AU
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 7 5700U (8C16T) 1.8 GHz Turbo 4.3 GHz
GPURX Vega 8 1.9 GHz
RAM8GB LPDDR4 3200 Dual Channel
StorageKingston OM8SBP3512K-AH NVMe PCI-e 3.0 512 GB
Display14-inch 1920 x 1080 . IPS
WiFi802.11 ac or WiFi 5
Weight1.47 kg
operating systemWindows 11 Home
Dimensions324 x 225 x 17.9 mm
battery3 cell 41 Wh.

The results of CPU-Z and GPU-Z are as follows:

Unboxing: Charger

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In the sales package, apart from documents and a warranty card, there is only a charger and a power cable. The charger unit in the sales package is quite small. However, HP does not provide a charger with a USB-C plug type, but a standard adapter. The charger itself has 45 watts of power.


The HP 14s-FQ1037AU laptop uses an aluminum material that covers the entire body. This also makes it look premium and feel sturdy when held. The device I got has a silver color so it represents the material. The matte finish also prevents fingerprint oil from sticking when touched.

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This laptop uses a screen with dimensions of 14 inches an IPS-type panel and a brightness level of 250 nits. The screen resolution is 1920 x 1080 with a refresh rate of 60 Hz. This screen itself already supports the 45% NTSC color palette. HP has also used a micro-edge screen design that makes the frame smaller than its older models.

When used for typing, the keyboard of the HP 14s-FQ1037AU is comfortable when pressed. However, the existing keyboard is not suitable for playing games, because it is less responsive when pressing 2-3 keys at once. LED backlit is available on this laptop so it is not a problem when typing in a dark room. The touchpad on this laptop is also quite responsive and supports gestures such as zooming in and out of images.

On the left side of this laptop, there is an SD memory card reader. To the right, you will find a 3.5 mm audio port, USB-C, 2x USB-A 5 Gbps, HDMI 1.4b, and power. The speakers can be found on the top side of the keyboard. Unfortunately, there is no fingerprint sensor on this laptop.

The HP 14s-FQ1037AU unit that I got uses the Windows 11 Home Single Language operating system. It also includes Microsoft Office Home and Student 2021. There are several pre-installed applications, including a year’s bonus cloud space on Dropbox with a capacity of 100 GB.

In the sales box, there is also an external DVD-Writer device. With this device, we can write data on a DVD-R and DVD+R or rewriteable media. However, we know that currently DVD media is quite rarely used. This of course makes the bonus will be quite rarely used.


The HP 14s-FQ1037AU laptop uses the Ryzen Mobile 5000 series processor with the code name Cezanne. In the unit I got, the processor used is a Ryzen 5 5700u which has 8 cores and 16 threads with a speed of 1.8 GHz and when the Turbo is on it will reach a speed of 4.3 GHz. The processor, which still uses the Zen 3 architecture, uses a 7 nm manufacturing process from TSMC with a 15-watt TDP that can increase to 30 watts when fully operational.

This laptop uses AMD Radeon Graphics integrated graphics with the 5th generation Vega / GCN architecture. The AMD Radeon Graphics used to have 8 compute units with 512 shaders and a speed of 1.9 GHz. The RAM installed on this device also uses dual channel mode with 2×4 GB. For storage media, HP uses a Kingston OM8SBP3512K-AH SSD PCIe 3.0 NVMe with a capacity of 512 GB.

Can play games?

For 2 weeks, I used this tiny laptop for work and as little as gaming. The games I play on this device are only Valorant and also PUBG. Because this laptop only supports 60 Hz screens, both games can run at a framerate of 60 fps with low settings.

The hectic pace of work prevented me from testing some of the other games on this device. But the 2 games that I mentioned earlier, of course, can be used as a benchmark for how fast the integrated graphics of this laptop are.

Productivity with Synthetics

The specifications of this laptop itself are enough to play some games with low settings. Therefore, this laptop is also capable of being used for light daily work such as using Office and editing light images and videos. I encountered no problems at all at work and even wrote this article on an HP 14s-FQ1037AU laptop.

The Ryzen 7 5700U processor is indeed one of the fastest mobile processors. All of that is reflected in the synthetic benchmarks I did on this HP 14s-FQ1037AU laptop review. You can see the performance of this processor in Cinebench, Geekbench, and 3DMark CPU Profile tests. For overall system performance, PCMark 10 can be a guide to finding out its performance.

Battery Testing in HP 14s-FQ1037AU laptop review

We tested this laptop based on how long a device can watch 1080p video files with MP4 file containers. Please note that not a single battery test is able to give the same results with daily use. However, a study was conducted to measure the use of a laptop.

As a result, to watch videos, this laptop can last for 8 hours and 54 minutes. Of course, when used in light Office use, the results may take longer. But if it is used for rendering video and playing games, it seems to run out faster.


Looking for a laptop that is used for work is indeed very diverse at this time. Therefore, we must be smart in choosing devices that have high performance and long battery life. HP currently has a large selection of laptops, one of which is the HP 14s-FQ1037AU. Unfortunately, the name is quite confusing to remember and mention.

By using the Ryzen 7 5700u, it seems that there is no need to doubt the performance it has. This laptop is perfect for use at work and for studying anywhere. This laptop is also quite suitable for use when you want to occasionally play light games. This is supported by a battery that can last quite a long time.

HP sells this laptop at an official price of 700 Dollar. Prices like this are quite common for similar specifications. With this price, users get a powerful laptop that has a long battery life. Consumers also get a 2-year warranty from HP.


  • High performance of Ryzen 7 5700u
  • The weight is quite light, less than 1.5 kg
  • Battery life that can last a whole day at work
  • Sturdy build with aluminum
  • Got Windows 11, MS Office, and Dropbox for a year
  • Get a DVD Writer even though it will be rarely used nowadays


  • The keyboard that is not suitable for playing games, is often unresponsive
  • Confusing naming
  • Does not have a LAN port

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