• CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • RAM: 8GB (1x 8192MB) - DDR4, 2400MHz
  • Weight: 2.04 kg (4.5 lbs)


  • Budget-friendly
  • Cool and quiet
  • The screen doesn't use aggressive PWM for brightness adjustment (BOE NT156FHM-N41 (BOE0687))
  • Tactile keyboard with a long key travel
  • Decent upgradability options and an SD card reader


  • Poor build quality
  • Squeaky body
  • Poor viewing angles and contrast ratio (BOE NT156FHM-N41 (BOE0687))
  • Only 50% of sRGB is covered (BOE NT156FHM-N41 (BOE0687))
  • Terrible touchpad

HP 15 (15-db1000) - Specs

CPU Performance #101
  • Intel Core i7-7500U 1%
  • Intel Core i3-8145U 0.2%
  • AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
  • Intel Core i3-8130U 2%
  • Intel Core i5-7200U 2.2%
  • Intel Core i5-L16G7 18.8%
GPU Performance #211
  • Intel UHD Graphics 630 0.1%
  • Intel UHD Graphics 0.4%
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  • AMD Radeon 530 (2GB DDR3)
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620 0.4%
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
panel 1
Color accuracy 9.4 -> 3.3
8GB (1x 8192MB) - DDR4, 2400MHz
376 x 246 x 22.5 mm (14.80" x 9.69" x 0.89")
2.04 kg (4.5 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • HDMI 1.4b
  • Card Reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11n
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm combo
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HP TrueVision HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Single digital microphone
  • Speakers Dual speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot


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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, TN

Name BOE NT156FHM-N41
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 183 cd/m2
sRGB 50%
PWM frequency 6900 Hz
Panel Type TN
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 300:1
dE Color Checker 9.4 3.3
PWM Rating 5.5: (undesirable)
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The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body.

Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Gaming and Movie Nights

Gaming is among the main driving forces for the fast clip of hardware development. Gamers are well-aware of the fact that a poor image can ruin the entire experience.

The same goes for watching movies. Imagine sitting down for a nice movie after a long day, and barely making out what’s on the screen. The ‘Gaming and movie night’ profile can make a huge difference. We strongly recommend you use it, since it’s gamma curve is specifically tuned to reveal details in the dark sections of the image.

Here’s what this amounts to:

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

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This profile reduces the negative impact of pulsation and the blue spectrum, securing your eyes and body. You still get a pitch-perfect color image, albeit slightly warmer.

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CPU Performance: AMD Ryzen 3 3200U

GPU Performance: AMD Radeon RX Vega 3

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
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