HP Jaguar 15-bs080wm Review

HP Jaguar 15-bs080wm is a multifunctional laptop, mainly designed for home users and students. You can use it for office as well but it doesn’t come with TPM software or fingerprint reader.  This touchscreen laptop runs Windows 10 home operating system.  HP 15-bs080wm incorporates 7th gen Intel Core i7-7500u processor, 8GB RAM and 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive. Intel core i7-7500u is a dual core processor whereas the 8th gen i7-8550u has four cores and it is a much powerful processor compared to i7-7500u. Intel core i7-7500u operates at 2.7GHz of base frequency and the frequency can rise up to 3.5 GHz while the 8th gen Intel core i7-8550u operates at the base frequency of 1.8GHz and frequency can rise up to 4GHz.  i7-8550u has 8MB of cache memory while i7-7500u has 4MB of cache memory. Both the processors are hyperthreading enabled which means i7-8550u can handle 8 threads at a time while i7-7500u handles 4 threads at a time.  Thus, if you are looking for a laptop for photo and video editing or 3D rendering, i7-8550u will make a good choice. For day to day tasks, both the processors are equally good.

None of these laptops come with backlight keyboard. Both the laptop comes with integrated graphics. HP Jaguar 15-bs080wm has Intel HD 620 graphics which supports casual PC gaming. Games like Destiny 2, Prey, COD WWII etc., will be playable in low to medium details and settings.  You can’t upgrade graphics or processor.  Both the laptop come with has inbuilt CD/DVD drive. You can also consider HP 15.6″ HD Premium Touchscreen Notebook which is powered by Intel core i7-8550u processor. It has 8GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive

If you are more into gaming, you can consider Dell Inspiron i5577-5328BLK-PUS. Though it is a budget laptop yet it comes with many premium features. It is powered by the quad core Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor which operates with 2.5GHz of base frequency but the frequency can rise up to 3.5GHz. It has 6MB of cache memory. The laptop comes with NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1050 graphics with 4GB DDR5 memory and 8GB DDR4 RAM. It comes with the 1TB hard drive as well. All the latest games are playable on this machine.  It has full HD display (1920 X 1080) while HP Jaguar 15-bs080wm supports max resolution up to 1366 X 768 pixels. Full HD delivers more accurate pictures. It comes with the backlit keyboard while HP Jaguar laptop comes with the non-backlit keyboard. The Dell laptop is not a touchscreen laptop and doesn’t come with CD/DVD burner.

Model: 15-bs080wm comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM and the memory is not user expandable. It has two memory slots. Before upgrading memory, you must take permission from the manufacturer otherwise you may end up voiding warranty. The laptop has 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive. Both memory and hard drive slots are easily accessible. The laptop doesn’t come with full version of Microsoft office.

HP bs080wm comes with 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Data transfer only), 1 USB 2.0,  1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45, 1 headphone/microphone combo and SD card reader. It has the webcam as well. The network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet,  802.11 ac, and Bluetooth.  3 cell lithium ion battery offers up to 5 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.

Acer A315-51-380T Review

Acer A315-51-380T is an inexpensive laptop and comes with few shortcomings, usually associated with budget laptops. For instance, it lacks CD/DVD drive, backlit keyboard, and full HD display.  However, there is another Acer model, Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM, which comes with all such features at an affordable price. Both the laptops are integrated with Intel Core i3-7100u processor, 4GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM has inbuilt CD/DVD burner, backlit keyboard and full HD display  (1920 X 1080) while the 15.6” display of Acer A315-51-380T supports the max resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels only. Hardware configuration of Acer A315-51-380T is decent enough to execute regular computing tasks smoothly. For instance, you can run Microsoft office, watch videos and movies, send emails, talk over Skype and browse the internet on this laptop, without any issue.  Note that Intel core i3-7100u is an entry-level core processor and not suitable for editing large HD videos or image files. It supports small photo and video editing though. The laptop comes with integrated Intel HD 620 graphics which supports casual gaming. Games like Minecraft and Sims 4 will run on this laptop. The 7th gen Intel core i3-7100u is a dual core processor and operates with 2.4GHz frequency but you can’t increase the frequency any further.

None of these laptops are touchscreen enabled. If you are looking for a touchscreen laptop, with more memory and same processor, then you can consider HP 15-bs091ms laptop which is powered by Intel Core i3-7100u processor. It offers 8GB DDR4 RAM and comes with the 1TB hard drive. It has CD/DVD burner as well. Unlike Acer A315-51-380T, it doesn’t come with the backlit keyboard. The laptop display supports 1366 X 768 pixels.

If you are more into CPU intensive tasks and looking for an affordable laptop then you can consider Acer Aspire E5-576G-5762 which is powered by Intel quad-core i5-8250u processor. The processor is 8th gen processor and has 4 physical cores that can handle 8threads at a time. The laptop comes with dedicated NVIDIA Geforce MX 150 graphics with 2GB DDR5 video memory. It supports latest games but all games are not playable smoothly at the highest setting. Dedicated graphics helps in running certain photo and media editing program. This Acer laptop has 8GB RAM and 256GB Solid State drive. Solid state drives are faster than traditional hard drives. It has the backlit keyboard, full HD display, and CD/DVD burner.

Acer A315-51-380T offers 4GB RAM and the memory is expandable up to 12GB. The hard drive comes preinstalled with Windows 10 operating system. The laptop doesn’t offer full Version of Microsoft office and you need to buy it separately.

Network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet LAN and Wireless ac. It has a VGA webcam. To connect external devices and networking, you get 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, Network (RJ-45),  HDMI Output and SD card reader. Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM comes with Type C port as well which is missing in the Acer A315-51-380T. The battery offers up to 5 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.

HP 15-bs059od Review

HP 15-bs059od is an ideal entry-level laptop. It is not a powerhouse though but offers enough performance for accomplishing tasks like typing docs, processing spreadsheets, making presentations, watching movies and videos, running Spotify, emailing, video call etc. It also offers performance for CPU intensive tasks for small HD photo and video editing, small 3D designing etc. However, you won’t get fast performance for such tasks. HP 15-bs059od Laptop is installed with entry level i3-7100u processor which is a 7th generation core processor. It operates with 2.4GHz frequency and the speed can’t rise any further. The laptop offers 6MB of RAM and 1TB hard drive. The downside of this laptop is that it doesn’t come with the backlit keyboard and doesn’t support wireless ac. Also, it comes with standard 1366 X 768 pixels display.  On the other hand, Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM comes with the backlit keyboard, full HD display, and wireless ac support.  This laptop is powered by same Intel Core i3-7100u processor but comes with 4GB DDR4 RAM (expandable up to 32GB). However, 4GB RAM is enough for day to day computing. Like HP 15-bs059od Laptop, it is also installed with a 1TB 5400rpm hard drive. Again The Acer laptop is not a touchscreen laptop. None of them is a 2in1 laptop and come with a standard display. But you don’t need a touchscreen display with Windows 10.

Intel core i3-7100u is a dual core processor and operates at 2.4GHz fixed frequency.  The laptop comes with 4GB RAM. Thus, this laptop is not suitable for HD video editing or 3D designing. But you can edit small HD video files. However, do not expect fast performance for such tasks.  If you are on the budget, and looking for a lightweight all-purpose laptop, then you can consider Acer E5-576G-5762 which is powered by 8th generation Intel Core i5-8250u processor. The 8th generation Intel core i5-8250u has 4 physical cores and each core can handle 2 threads at a time. Thus, it can handle 8 threads simultaneously.   The Acer laptop comes with dedicated NVIDIA Geforce MX 150 graphics with 2GB GDDR5 video memory and 256GB Solid state Drive.  It has full HD display and backlit keyboard.

HP 15-bs059od comes with integrated Intel HD 620 graphics that uses system memory. The graphics support casual gaming but to play games like Prey and Destiny 2, a laptop with dedicated graphics is recommended. Dedicated graphics also help in HD photo and video editing.  HP 15 bs059od comes with traditional SATA hard drive. Solid state drives are much faster than traditional hard drives. With Solid State Drive, the laptop will boot faster and upload files swiftly.

Another alternative to HP 15-bs059od is HP 15-bs091ms which is a touchscreen laptop. It also has i3-7100u processor but it offers more memory. The laptop is installed with 8GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. Rest of the specs are similar to the model.

HP 15-bs059od Laptop has 6GB RAM.  Memory is not user expandable and HP’s permission is required before you decide to upgrade/expand memory. Otherwise, you may end up voiding product warranty. You can replace the hard drive with Solid-state Drive to boost performance. The laptop runs on Windows 10 home 64-bit operating system.

Ports and connectivity features in the laptop include 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Data transfer only), 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45, 1 headphone/microphone combo and integrated webcam. It comes with SD card reader as well. Network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi and Bluetooth. The battery offers up to 5 hours of battery backup.

Acer A315-21-91ZB Review

If you are looking for a cheap laptop this Boxing Day, you can consider Acer A315-21-91ZB. It is powered by AMD A9-9420 processor, having two cores. The processor is clocked with 3GHz base frequency and, on system demand, the frequency of one of the cores can rise up to 3.4GHz. Though the processor operates at very high clock speed, it is not suitable for CPU intensive tasks like Photo and video editing, 3D designing, creating music, compiling large files etc. It, however, supports all the day to day computing tasks. For example, you can use the laptop to run Microsoft office, browse the web, video chat, and email. You can also stream videos and movies on this laptop. It also supports casual photo and video editing. Keep in mind that this is not a workstation grade laptop. If you are looking for something more powerful, you can consider Lenovo 320-15 – 15.6″ HD laptop that is integrated with AMD quad-core A12-9420 processor. It has 4 cores and each core operates between 2.7GHz -3.6GHz frequency range. Two extra cores add more power if you are going to run CPU intensive tasks on this machine. It comes with 8GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. However, the Lenovo laptop is not a bilingual laptop while Acer A315-21-91ZB is a bilingual laptop

Again, Model #: A315-21-91ZB lacks CD/DVD drive while Lenovo 320-15 – 15.6″ HD laptop has integrated CD/DVD drive. Both are non-touch enabled laptops and come with the non-backlit keyboard. You can always use an external CD/DVD drive.

Acer Aspire A315-21-91ZB comes with integrated AMD Radeon R5 graphics which uses system memory. This graphics is not a high end graphics but supports casual PC gaming. Destiny 2, Mass Effect Andromeda etc., will struggle to run on this laptop. However, you can play Fifa 18 in low to medium resolution and settings on this laptop.

The 15.6” display of Acer A315-21-91ZB supports the max resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels which is not full HD resolution. However, with help of HDMI, you can watch full HD content on external compatible display and monitor.

Acer A315-21-91ZB comes with 6GBDDR4 RAM and 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive. The memory is expandable up to 12GB.  The hard drive comes preloaded with Windows 10 home 64-bit operating system. The laptop doesn’t offer the full version of Microsoft office.

The laptop lacks Solid State Drive. However, if you know about laptop hardware, you can easily replace the hard drive with Solid State Drive. Solid State Drive is known to speed up booting process. It also uploads files much faster than 5400rpm hard drive.

Acer A315-21-91ZB offers enough ports and connectivity options. It has 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, Network (RJ-45), HDMI Output, SD card reader and audio jack. It has integrated webcam as well. Network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet LAN, 802.11 ac, and Bluetooth. The laptop weighs around 2.1kg and offers up to 6 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.

HP 15-bw004wm 15.6″ Pale Mint Laptop Review

HP 15-bw004wm 15.6″ Pale Mint Laptop is an inexpensive entry-level laptop. You will find a dual core AMD E2-9000e processor, 4GB 1866MHz RAM and 500GB 5400rpm hard drive in this laptop. AMD E2-9000e has two cores and is a pretty basic processor. It operates with 1.5GHz frequency and the frequency can rise up to 2.0GHz on system demand. Unlike Intel core i3-7100u processor, E2-9000e lacks hyper-threading technology which means two cores handle only two threads at a time. Thanks to hyperthreading, two cores of Intel core i3-7100u can handle 4 threads at a time. Other features of this laptop are pretty average. For instance, it has the only 500GB hard drive and it doesn’t come with the backlit keyboard. The laptop comes with standard display ( 1366 X 768) which is not full HD display.  Typing docs, surfing the internet, watching movies and videos, emailing etc., will not be an issue with this laptop. However, HP 15-bw004wm is not suitable for HD photo and video editing. If you are on tight budget, you can consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM which is powered by Intel Core i3-7100u processor which operates with 2.4GHz speed. It has 4GB 2133MHz RAM (expandable up to 32GB) and 1TB hard drive. It comes with the backlit keyboard and full HD display as well.

Again, HP 15-bw004wm doesn’t support Wi-fi ac and lacks USB type C port while Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM supports Wi-fi  AC and has USB type C port for fast data transfer. Intel core i3-7100u offers better performance compared to AMD E2-9000e. Core i3-7100u operates at the higher frequency and supports hyperthreading technology.  When it comes to CPU benchmark, the PassMark score for e2-9000e is 1437 and that for i3-7100u is 3785. Thus, i3-7100u is the clear winner, if you compare both the processors. Both the laptops come with integrated graphics.

HP 15-bw004wm comes with AMD Radeon R2 graphics which hardly supports latest games like COD WWII, prey etc. However, the game like Sims 4 is playable in low resolution. Though the Acer laptop comes with integrated graphics (Intel HD 620), it still supports many PC games. Games like Sims 4 and Minecraft are playable smoothly on this machine.

None of these are touchscreen laptops. If you are looking for a budget touchscreen laptop, you can consider HP 15-bs091ms which is powered by Intel Core i3-7100u processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB hard drive. All the laptops mentioned above come with inbuilt CD/DVD drive.

HP 15-bw004wm 15.6″ Pale Mint Laptop is installed with 4GB RAM. Memory is not user expandable. It comes with the 500GB 5400rpm hard drive which is preloaded with Windows 10 home 64-bit operating system. It doesn’t come with full version of MS office.

When it comes to ports and connectivity features, HP 15-bw004wm comes with 2 USB 3.0 Gen 1 (Data transfer only), 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI and 1 RJ-45 and 1 headphone/microphone combo. It has SD card reader as well as the integrated webcam.  Network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth. The battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.

 

Lenovo 81B5001HUS Yoga 720 12.5″ Touch-Screen Laptop Review

Lenovo 81B5001HUS Yoga 720 12.5″ Touch-Screen Laptop is an inexpensive 2-in-1 laptop. The laptop is designed for home users and students. Though the laptop falls under the premium category, it does not come with any great hardware specification. It is integrated with entry-level Intel Core i3-7100u processor which operates with 2.4GHz. It has only 4GB DDR4 RAM, which is not upgradable, and the memory is soldered to the motherboard. The laptop offers 128GB Solid state drive but a big part of it is used by Windows 10 operating system. So you have to rely on external hard drives or flash drive for additional storage requirement. Lenovo 81B5001HUS laptop offers a very limited number of ports and lacks SD card reader. It has 1 USB 3.0 and 1 USB  Type c ((DP+USB 3.0) ports. You can also consider Dell i5378-3031GRY-PUS  2-in-1 touchscreen laptop which is also an inexpensive laptop and has Intel core i3-7100u processor, 4GB RAM ( expandable up to 16GB) and 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive. It has 2 USB 3.0  and 1 USB 2.0 ports. It comes with SD card reader as well as HDMI output.  However, the Dell laptop comes with the non-backlit keyboard.

Like Lenovo 81B5001HUS, the Dell 2-in-1 laptop also comes with full HD IPS display. None of these laptops come with the optical drive. However, you can use external CD/DVD drive.

Intel core i3-7100u has 2 cores and is perfect for day to day computing. For instance, you can type term papers, work with spreadsheets, make presentations, send emails, chat over Skype, browse the internet, stream videos and movies on this laptop. Though the processor is not suitable for CPU intensive tasks, you can still edit photos and small HD video files. However, one should not expect fast performance for such tasks. If you can increase your budget a little more, you can consider Dell i5379-5296GRY-PUS 2 in 1 PC which is powered by Intel core i5-8250u quad-core processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM ( expandable up to 32GB) and  1TB 5400 rpm hard drive. Like model: 81B5001HUS, it also comes with Full HD IPS display. It also offers backlit keyboard, full-size HDMI, and SD card reader. It comes with integrated IR camera which is Windows Hello enabled.

Lenovo 81B5001HUS Yoga 720 12.5″ Touch-Screen Laptop comes with integrated Intel HD 620 graphics. The laptop supports casual gaming. You can only play games like Minecraft, League of legends etc., in low to medium resolution. The laptop is not suitable for high-end games like GTA V, Destiny 2 and COD WWII. Basically, such laptops are designed for people who are always moving and don’t need to work with CPU or GPU intensive programs.

As told earlier, you can’t expand memory in this laptop as memory is soldered on the motherboard. Also, storage is non-upgradable. The laptop runs on windows 10 home operating. It doesn’t come with full version of Microsoft office. You need to buy MS Office license separately. The laptop comes with the fingerprint reader. All the laptops mentioned above have the 360-degree hinge.

The 3 Cell 36 Watt Hour Li-Cylindrical battery offers up to 7 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.

HP Pavilion 15-cc152od Laptop Review

HP has introduced 8th generation Intel Core i5-8250u processor in the HP Pavilion 15-cc152od Laptop, promising decent productivity and performance. The laptop also offers 8GB DDR4 and a massive cache of 6MB. However, HP has failed to add a Full HD IPS display.  The computer has an ordinary display which supports the max resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels. Intel core i5-8250u has 4 physical cores and together can handle 8 threads a time due to hyperthreading.   The laptop is fast enough for day to day computing tasks like processing documents and spreadsheets, creating the presentation, surfing the internet, emailing/skype, streaming videos and movies. It also supports photo and video editing as well as 3D rendering.  However, full HD display and solid-state Drive will be preferable for such tasks. Model: 15-cc152od comes with integrated Intel UHD 620 graphics which supports casual gaming.  The laptop lacks dedicated graphics which has its own memory while integrated graphics uses system memory. You can also consider Acer E5-576G-5762 which is powered by same Intel Core i5-8250u processor but it comes with NVIDIA Geforce MX 150 graphics with 2GB GDDR5 video memory.

Acer E5-576G-5762 has full HD display and comes with a backlit keyboard. It also offers 256GB Solid State drive. Solid State Drives are faster than traditional hard drives. NVIDIA Geforce MX150 graphics is capable of running almost all latest games like Call of Duty WWII, Destiny 2 etc. However, you may not get high frame rate at highest settings.

As told earlier, HP Pavilion 15-cc152od is powered by Intel corei5-8250u processor which has 4 cores. Each core operates at  1.6Ghz of base frequency and frequency of one of the cores can rise up to 3.4GHz.  However, if system demands, all four cores can reach turbo-frequency up to 2.5GHz max. Keep in mind that the 7th gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ is more powerful than Intel Core i5-8250u. The 7th gen Intel i7-7700HQ has 4 cores and each core operates at the higher base frequency of 2.8GHz while the frequency can rise up to 3.8GHz. When workload demands all cores of the processor to come into action, the frequency can rise up to 3.4GHz. So if you are more into CPU intensive tasks like HD video editing, 3D rendering and compiling programs then you can consider MSI PL62 7RC-001 which is powered by Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor. It also comes with NVIDIA Geforce MX 150 graphics with 2GB video RAM and 1TB hard drive. It has 15.6″ Full HD eDP IPS-Level 1920×1080 display and premium steel series keyboard.

HP 15-cc152od has 8GB DDR4. There are two memory slots but memory is not user expandable. The laptop comes with integrated 3 cell 41whr battery which offers max 6 hours of battery backup. The hard drive is preloaded with Windows 10 64 bit operating system. You can replace the hard drive with the solid-state drive to improve performance and booting time.

When it comes to ports and connectivity features, the laptop offers 1 USB 3.1 Type-C™ Gen 1 (Data Transfer up to 5 Gb/s), 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Data transfer only), 1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45,  1 headphone/microphone combo and SD card reader. It has integrated webcam and the keyboard comes with the dedicated numeric keypad. Network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless ac, and Bluetooth

Acer SP315-51-37E7 Review

Acer SP315-51-37E7 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop is designed for home users. It comes with entry level 7th gen Intel Core i3-7100u processor and has only 6GB DDR4 RAM.  It can accomplish all basic computing tasks smoothly. For instance, you can type documents, work with Excel, create presentations, stream videos, and movies, surfing internet etc.  You can also do occasional photo and video editing on this laptop.   If you are looking for a budget laptop for such tasks, you can consider Acer SP315-51-599E which is powered by Intel Core i5-7200u processor, 12GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive. Both the laptops come with Full HD widescreen LED-backlit IPS display and backlit keyboard. None of these laptops come with dedicated graphics.  Intel HD 620 integrated graphics, coming with the laptops, supports casual gaming. You can play Minecraft and Sims 4 on Acer SP315-51-37E7 smoothly. You can download music while typing docs. To play PC games like Call of Duty WWII and Destiny 2, laptop with dedicated gaming graphics is recommended. Note that integrated graphics uses system memory while dedicated graphics has its own memory.

If you are a gaming enthusiast, you can consider Asus 2-in-1 15.6″ Touch-Screen FHD Laptop which is powered by 7th gen Intel Core i7-7500u processor. It has dedicated NVIDIA Geforce 940MX graphics with 2GB video memory plus 12GB system RAM. It has 2TB 5400 rpm hard drive. The display of the laptop supports max resolution up to 1920 X 1080 and it has the backlit keyboard as well. None of the above-mentioned laptops come with CD/DVD drive but you can always use an external CD/DVD drive. Though NVIDIA Geforce 940MX graphics is not a high end dedicated graphics, it can still run all latest games in medium to highest settings. However, don’t expect high frame rate at highest settings.

The 7th gen Intel Core i3-7100u processor operates at 2.4 GHz frequency but the frequency can’t be raised further. The 7th gen i5-7200u operates with 2.5GHz of base frequency and the frequency can rise up to 3.1GHz while the  7th gen i7-7500u operates with 2.7GHz of base frequency and frequency can rise up to 3.5GHz on system demand. All the above-mentioned processors have two cores.

Model #:  SP315-51-37E7 has 6GB DDR4 RAM and the memory is expandable up to 12GB. It has 1TB hard drive which spins with 5400 rpm speed. The hard drive is preloaded with Windows 10 home 64-bit operating system. It doesn’t come with full version of Microsoft office.

The laptop comes with standard connectivity features. It has 1 USB 3.0 Port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 HDMI® port with HDCP support, 1 – 3.5mm combo jack (headphone/speaker), 1 – DC-in jack for AC adapter and SD card reader. The laptop doesn’t support wired network connectivity. Wireless connectivity is supported by Wireless ac and Bluetooth. Model #:  SP315-51-37E7 comes with the integrated webcam.

The 4-cell 3220 mAh Li-ion battery offers up to 5 to 6 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.

HP Pavilion 15-br080wm Review

HP Pavilion 15-br080wm is a big 15.6″ Touchscreen 2 in 1 Laptop. It incorporates 7th gen Intel Core i5-7200u processor, 8 GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. The laptop offers enough performance for day to day tasks. It also supports some CPU intensive task like Photo and video editing, 3D designing etc. You won’t get fast performance for such tasks though. Intel core i5-7200u is a dual-core SoC processor with low TDP. HP 15-br080wm is a budget laptop and comes with some compromises. It has standard 1366 X 768  display, which is not full HD ( 1920 X 1080) display, and it lacks Solid-state Drive. Solid State Drives are faster than 5400 rpm hard drive. You will get noticeably faster booting and uploading of files. Again, the laptop doesn’t come with the backlit keyboard. HP Pavilion 15-br080wm X360 15.6″ Touchscreen 2 in 1 Laptop has integrated Intel HD 620 graphics. It supports casual gaming. You can also consider ASUS 15.6 2-in-1 FHD Touchscreen laptop which has Full HD display and the hybrid drive ( 1TB 5400 rpm + 128GB Solid state Drive). It is also powered by Intel Core i5-7200u processor but it has dedicated graphics NVIDIA Geforce GT 940MX graphics with 2GB video memory plus 12GB RAM.

None of these laptops come with the inbuilt optical drive. However, you can always use external CD/DVD drive.

HP Pavilion 15-br080wm X360 laptop comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM but the memory is not expandable further. The hard drive is preloaded with Windows 10 Operating system. It doesn’t come with full version of Microsoft office. It doesn’t come with Solid State Drive. The laptop doesn’t have the backlit keyboard. If you are looking for a 15.6” 2-in-1 laptop with Solid State Drive and backlit keyboard, you can consider HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 15-br095ms 2 in 1 PC. It is also powered by Intel Core i5-7200u processor and is installed with 8GB RAM. Touchscreen enabled HP 15-br095ms 2-in-1 laptop supports full HD resolution. It also comes with the stylus which Microsoft ink compliant.

All the laptops mentioned above are quite heavy and, due to 15.6” form factor, weighs around 5lbs. If you need something lightweight then you can consider Dell Inspiron 13 i7370-5593SLV-PUS Laptop which is a 13.3” 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop. It weighs around 3.1lbs approx. This budget 2-in 1 laptop is powered by 8th generation Intel Core i5-8520u processor which has 4 cores. It comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM as well and has 256GB Solid State Drive. It also has backlit keyboard and Full HD IPS display.

As mentioned above, Intel core i5-8250u has 4 cores and operates from 1.6GHz to 3.4GHz while 7th gen i5-7200u has 2 cores but it operates between 2.5GHz to 3.1GHz.  Core i5-8250u comes with 6MB of cache while i5-7200u has 3MB of cache. Core i5-8250u operates with low base frequency but it hardly matters as the base frequency depends upon workload. Also, 2 additional cores boost up the performance a bit while working with CPU intensive tasks.

When it comes to ports and connectivity features, it has 1 USB 3.1 Type-C™ Gen 1 (Data Transfer up to 5 Gb/s); 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Data transfer only), 1 HDMI, 1 headphone/microphone combo and SD card reader. The laptop comes with the integrated webcam as well. Network connectivity is supported by gigabit Ethernet, Wi-fi ac, and Bluetooth. The battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup but it depends upon usage.

HP 15-bs028cl Review

HP 15-bs028cl is an entry level 15.6” laptop integrated with Intel Pentium N3710 processor. Even though Intel N3710 is a quad-core processor, it is categorized as the entry-level processor. The laptop has 8GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. This laptop could be a good choice if you are requirements are limited to typing docs or term papers, processing spreadsheets, creating the presentation, streaming videos, and movies, browsing the internet, occasional photo and video editing. HP 15-bs028cl is not suitable for applications like Adobe After Effects, Lightroom, sony vegas pro etc. This laptop is not appropriate for AutoCAD, Revit, and 3Ds Max either. This laptop is not touchscreen enabled and doesn’t come with the backlit keyboard. You can also consider HP Laptop 15-bs091ms, which is a touchscreen laptop powered by more powerful Intel Core i3-7100u processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB hard drive. Intel core i3-7100u has two cores, operating at the 2.4GHz frequency, and comes with 3MB of smart cache. Though Intel core i3-7100u has two cores, each core can handle two threads at a time due to hyperthreading technology which means two cores act as 4 virtual cores.

On the other hand, Intel Pentium N3710 operates at the base frequency of 1.6GHz and, due to Turbo burst technology, the frequency of some of the core can rise up to 2.56GHz.  4 cores of this Pentium processor can handle 4 thread at a time. The laptop comes with low TDP of 6W. Basically, it is designed for home uses. Again, Pentium N3710 supports DDR3L 1600Mhz memory while HP Laptop 15-bs091ms comes with DDR4 memory. Both the laptops come with inbuilt CD/DVD burner.

HP 15-bs028cl comes with very weak integrated Intel HD Graphics 405 which supports DirectX  11.2. It will hardly support any of the latest games. However, HP 15-bs091ms comes with better integrated Intel HD 620 graphics which can run many latest games in low resolution and details. The graphics support DirectX 12.0. When it comes to benchmark, the Passmark score for Intel Pentium N3710 is 1941 while the score for i3-7100u is 3792.

None of the laptops mentioned above come with the backlit keyboard. If you are looking for a laptop for use at home, you can consider Acer Aspire E5-575-33BM. It has the i3-7100u processor, 4GB RAM (expandable up to 32 GB) and 1TB hard drive. It also comes with full HD display (1920 X 1080) while HP 15-bs028cl laptop supports max resolution up to 1366 X 768p. Note that full HD display offers better picture quality.

HP 15-bs028cl comes with 8GB RAM and memory is not expandable further. Pentium N3710 processor supports max 8GB RAM. It comes with 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive. The laptop runs Windows 10 64 bit operating system. It doesn’t come with full Version of Microsoft office and you need to buy it separately.

When it comes to port and connectivity features, It offers 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Data Transfer Only), 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x RJ-45 and 1 x Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack. It comes with integrated webcam and SD card reader as well.  The keyboard has dedicated numeric keypad. HP 15-bs028cl supports both wired and wireless connectivity. Wired connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet and wireless connectivity is supported by 802.11 ac and Bluetooth. The battery provides up to 5 hours of battery backup, however, it depends upon usage.