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HP 15-BA061DX Review

If you are looking for a budget laptop that offers little bit of everything, you will find it all in the HP 15-BA061DX. It is not a stylish or thin laptop but it manages to combine power and speed to deliver overall amazing performance. Whether you want a laptop to be used at home or as a mobile companion, this 15-BA061DX will be a great choice for you. Specs of the laptop include an AMD A12-9700p quad core processor, 6GB DDR4 RAM and integrated AMD Radeon HD R7 graphics. It has 1 TB 5400rpm of hard drive. As this is a budget laptop, certain sacrifices have been made to make it affordable. To begin with, it is not a touchscreen laptop. Memory is little low if you are going to use it for video editing or 3D rendering job. The laptop comes with standard display (1366 X 768)p which can’t play content in full HD resolution. If you are more into gaming or want to run resource demanding programs, you can consider Dell Inspiron i5565-5850GRY which is powered by more powerful AMD FX9800p quad core processor. It has 16GB RAM plus discrete graphics (AMD Radeon M445 Graphics with 4GB GDDR5 memory). It has full HD touchscreen display as well. Furthermore, it comes with backlit keyboard. It supports wireless ac while HP 15-BA061DX supports wireless up to b/g/n. This Dell laptop certainly costs you more but it is worth the money.

HP 15-BA061DX doesn’t come with backlit keyboard and AMD Radeon R7 graphics is the only graphics option for this laptop. You can play many games like Minecraft, Sims 4 and league of legends on this machine. However, games like Call of Duty infinite warfare, GTA V etc. will run in low resolution and settings. If you are more into gaming and multimedia then Dell Inspiron i5565-5850GRY will be a better option.

Another drawback with Model: 15-BA061DX is the VGA webcam while the Dell laptop comes with infrared webcam.

AMD FX9800p accelerated processor operates with 2.7 GHz and the frequency can rise up to 3.6 GHz. On the other hand, AMD A12-9700p operates with 2.5GHz and the frequency can rise up to 3.4GHz. Both are Bristol-Bridge APUs with same die size. Thus, compared with AMD A12-9700P, AMD FX9800p will offer better performance.

HP 15-BA061DX is installed with 6GB RAM. Memory is not user upgradable/expandable. However, if you are looking for similar laptop with more memory, you can consider Lenovo Ideapad 310 80ST001NUS which comes with 12GB RAM. Rest of the specs in both the laptops remains same. This lenovo laptop supports wireless ac and Bluetooth. 1TB hard drive operates with 5400rpm speed and comes preloaded with Windows 10 Home 64 bit operating system. You won’t get full version of Microsoft office with this laptop. All the above mentioned laptops come with CD/DVD drive.

The 15.6″ Bright View WLED-backlit display in HP 15-BA061DX supports max resolution up to 1366 x 768 pixels. However, with the help of HDMI you can watch full HD content on compatible HDTV or monitor.
Besides HDMI, you also get 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, SD card reader, 1 RJ-45 and 1 headphone/microphone combo port. It has a webcam as well.

Network connectivity is supported by 10/100Mbps LAN and wi-fi 802.11 b/g/n. The 3-cell, 31 Wh Li-ion offers up to 5 hours of battery backup which depends upon usage.

Dell I5567-7526GRY 15.6″ Laptop Review

Dell I5567-7526GRY comes with excellent features such as 7th generation Intel core i7-7500u processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB Solid State Drive.  For its price, the laptop offers plenty of performance. For instance, you can use it for Adobe Photoshop, Solidworks and other similar programs. For regular computing, you will get blazing performance. But it is not a touchscreen laptop. Model: I5567-7526GRY is not a 2 in 1 laptop, but you really don’t need a touchscreen laptop with Windows 10. However, for the same price, you can get HP 15-ay198nr which is a touchscreen laptop powered by Intel core i7-7500u processor and 8GB DDR4 RAM. It also offers 256GB Solid State Drive. Dell I5567-7526GRY comes with backlit keyboard while the HP laptop has non-backlit keyboard.

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Both the laptops lack discrete graphics and Intel HD 620 graphics is the only option for these machines.  Integrated graphics uses system memory while discrete graphics come with its own memory. Intel HD 620 supports DirectX 12. However, not all latest PC games are playable smoothly on this machine. For instance, to play games like Battlefield 1 and Mafia 3, you need to sacrifice display settings. Else,  you can consider Acer E5-575G-75MD laptop which is also powered by Intel core i7-7500u processor but has NVIDIA Geforce 940MX graphics with 2GB DDR5 RAM plus 8GB system RAM. It is also installed with 256GB Solid State Drive and comes with backlit keyboard. Furthermore, you will get full HD display (1920 X 1080) with the Acer laptop which is useful if you are going to use this laptop for watching videos or editing photo and videos.

Dell i5567-7526GRY 15.6” laptop supports max 1366 X 768 resolution which can support playback in 720p but not in 1080p.

Intel core i7-7500u processor operates with base frequency of 2.7 GHz and the frequency can rise up to 3.5GHz. It has two cores and, with the help of hyperthreading technology, the 2 cores work as 4 virtual cores. The processor has 4MB of cache. Since the graphics is integrated with processor, you can’t upgrade graphics.

Model: I5567-7526GRY is installed with 8GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM and the memory is expandable up to 16GB. You can upgrade memory and hard drive if you have some knowledge in laptop repairing. However, prior to upgrading, it is advisable to ask manufacture to know whether you are voiding warranty or not.

The Solid state Drive is preloaded with windows 10 Home 64 bit operating and other proprietary software. It comes with one moth trial version of MS office as well.

Ports and connectivity features are not as impressive as it comes with Acer E5-575G-75MD. The Dell I5567-7526GRY laptop offers 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0, HDMI and RJ 45 and headphone/microphone combo port. It has SD card reader as well as webcam.  Acer E5-575G-75MD comes with 4 USB ports including USB 3.1 type C port as well.

Wireless  Network connectivity  in the Dell laptop is supported by 802.11 ac and Bluetooth. Wired connectivity is supported by 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN.  The battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup, however, it depends upon usage.

Dell I55677161GRY or i5567-7161GRY-PUS Review

Not all budget laptops are built for gaming and multimedia. Dell I55677161GRY or i5567-7161GRY-PUS is an exception to this rule. It’s a powerful laptop that comes with 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB DDR4 RAM and 1 TB 5400rpm hard drive. However, a solid State Drive and discrete graphics can boost the performance a lot but you get what you pay for. It comes with Intel HD 620 integrated graphics which supports many latest PC games like Battlefield 1, Mafia 3 etc.  However, not all games are playable in highest resolution. You can play games like Sims 4 and Minecraft smoothly on this machine. As it is integrated graphics, it uses system memory. Again Dell i5567-7161GRY comes with standard 1366 X 768 pixel display. Full HD display is helpful for HD photo/video editing. With a small increase in your budget, you can get Acer E5-575G-75MD which has same i7-7500u processor but it comes with NIVIDA Geforce 940MX graphics with 2GB DDR5 RAM plus 8GB DDR4 RAM (system memory). It has 256GB Solid State Drive as well. The display supports full HD resolution (1920 X 1080). NVIDIA Graphics not only supports gaming but also boosts performance of certain photo and video editing programs.  Both, Dell I55677161GRY and Acer E5-575G-75MD, come with backlit keyboard and inbuilt CD/DVD drive.

However, none of the laptops are touchscreen enabled. If you are looking for a touchscreen laptop, you can consider HP 15 Touchscreen i7-7500U 8GB 256GB SSD Windows 10 Laptop. As the name suggests, this laptop is powered by Intel core i7-7500u processor and has 56GB Solid State Drive. But it comes with only 8GB DDR4 RAM. It doesn’t offer backlit keyboard but you will get inbuilt CD/DVD drive. Getting back to the Model i5567-7161GRY-PUS, the Intel core i7-7500u processor operates with 2.7GHz base frequency and the frequency can rise up to 3.1GHz. It has 4MB of cache. You can’t upgrade processor or graphics.

Dell I55677161GRY comes with 12 GB RAM (8Gb +4Gb) and it supports max memory up to 16GB. The laptop has two memory slots.  The 1TB hard drive is preloaded with Windows 10 home 64 bit operating system and trial version of  Microsoft office.

The display of the laptop supports max resolution of 1366 X 768p which means it can play content in 720p but not in 1080p. However, with the help of HDMI, you can watch full HD content on compatible HDTV, monitor or on other display.

The laptop comes with 3 USB ports (including two USB 3.0). Unlike Acer E5-575G-75MD, it lacks USB 3.1 Type C port. Besides USB port, the Dell i5567-7161GRY-PUS comes with one HDMI, SD card reader, headphone/microphone combo and LAN port. It has integrated 720p webcam as well.

Network connectivity is supported by 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN, Wireless ac and Bluetooth. The laptop comes with 3 cell 42 whr battery which offers battery backup up to 6 hours, depending upon usage.

Dell i3567-5185BLK Review

Nowadays Dell laptops have become very popular because they are reasonably priced and are usually quite generous with specs. Dell i3567-5185BLK 15.6” laptop is a good example of this. This laptop is equipped with 8GB DDR4 RAM (max 16GB), 1TB 5400rpm hard drive and a 7th generation core i5-7200u processor. This combination of hardware can perform day to day tasks with ease and also support CPU demanding jobs like photo and video editing, video transcoding etc. However, you won’t get fast performance from such programs. Solid State Drive is more preferable for such tasks as SSD can access data very fast compared to traditional 5400 rpm hard drive. Another drawback with Dell i3567-5185BLK is that it doesn’t come with discrete graphics and Intel HD 620 graphics is the only graphics option for this laptop. It supports low end games like Minecraft, league of legends, Sims 4 etc., but demanding games like Watch Dogs 2, Battlefield 1, Mafia 3 etc will run in low to medium details and settings. You can also consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 which is powered by Intel core i5-7200u processor but offers NVIDIA Geforce 940MX graphics with 2GB DDR5 RAM plus 8GB DDR4 system RAM (max 32GB). It comes with 256GB Solid state Drive. Moreover, it comes with Full HD display ( 1920 X 1080) while Model: I3567-5185BLK offers max resolution 1366 X 768p which supports playback up to 720p resolution only. For HD video editing full HD resolution is preferable over 720p HD resolution.

Again, Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 comes with backlit keyboard which is missing in the Dell laptop. As this Acer Aspire is a premium laptop, it costs you more but it’s worth the money you spend on it. None of these laptops are touchscreen enabled. Getting back to Dell i3567-5185BLK, the i5-7200u has two cores and each core operates with base frequency of 2.5 GHz while the frequency can rise up to 3.1GHz. It has 3MB of cache memory.

You can easily replace hard drive with a Solid State Drive and get better performance. Else, you can consider HP 15.6″ HD Touchscreen Laptop Computer which comes with more powerful Intel core i7-7500u processor (2.7GHz-3.5GHz), 256GB Solid State Drive and 8GB DDR4 RAM. It is touchscreen laptop as well while Dell i3567-5185BLK is a non-touch laptop.  The HP laptop also offers Intel HD 620 graphics.

Intel HD 620 integrated graphics supports DirectX 12. Dell I3567-5185BLK is preinstalled with 8GB DDR4 RAM and there are two memory slots. The laptop runs on Windows 10 home 64 bit operating system. However it doesn’t offer full version of Microsoft office.

When it comes to ports and connectivity features, it is like any regular laptop. You get 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, HDMI 1.4, 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo port and RJ 45 port. It also comes with SD card and a webcam. Unlike Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4, it doesn’t come with USB 3.1 type C port and backlit keyboard. The laptop weighs around 5lbs and offers standard keyboard.

Network connectivity is supported by 10/100Mbps Ethernet, 802.11 ac Wi-fi. It supports Bluetooth as well. The battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.

Lenovo Ideapad 110 80UD016QUS Review

Lenovo Ideapad 110 80UD016QUS is an entry level laptop powered by Intel Pentium 4405u dual core processor. The laptop is non-touch laptop and comes preinstalled with 6GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. Considering the hardware, the laptop would be a good choice for day to day computing jobs like working with office application, making presentation, surfing the internet with many tabs, watching videos and movies etc. It comes with low end integrated graphics, so you can’t play high end games like Battlefield 1, GTA V smoothly on this machine. Model: 80UD016QUS is not suitable for HD video editing, 3D rendering and other CPU intensive programs.  If you are looking for an affordable touchscreen laptop that can accomplish day to day computing tasks with ease, support some entry level photo and video editing, video transcoding, small 3D designing etc., then you can consider HP 15-ay191ms touchscreen laptop which has 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB hard drive and more powerful Intel core i3-7100u processor. Both the laptops come with CD/DVD burner. None of these laptops come with backlit keyboard.  Lenovo 80UD016QUS has only 2 USB ports ( 1 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0) while HP 15-ay191ms has 3 USB ports including 1 USB 3.0 port.

However, if you are looking for an i3-7100u powered cheap laptop that offers premium features like backlit keyword and Full HD (1920 X 1080) display then you can consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM. It has 4GB DDR4 RAM but you can expand memory up to 32GB. It also has USB 3.1 Type C port for fast data transfer. The display of Lenovo 80UD016QUS supports max resolution of 1366 X 768pwhich means it supports playback in 720p resolution but not in 1080p. However, with the help of HDMI you can view full HD content on compatible external monitor or HDTV. Full HD produces more accurate colors thus enhance your watching experience. It also lacks USB type C port.

Now you may like to know the differences between Intel Pentium 4405u processor and Intel core i3-7100u. Both are dual core processors. Intel Pentium 4405u processor operates with base frequency of 2.1 GHz while i3-7100u operates with base frequency of 2.4GHz. Again, Intel Pentium 4405u has 2MB of smart cache while i3-7100u has 3MB of cache.  Frequently accessed data is stored in cache memory, so bigger cache helps in reducing latency.

Lenovo Ideapad 110 80UD016QUS comes with Intel HD 510 graphich which is a weak integrated graphics. You can’t play high end games smoothly on this machine.  However, games like Minecraft, league of legends, Sims 4 can be played in low to medium settings. If you are looking for affordable gaming laptop then you can consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 which is powered by 7th generation Intel core i5-7200u processor ( 2.5GHz-3.1GHz), 8GB DDR4 memory and 256GB Solid State Drive. Solid state Drives are much faster than 5400rpm hard drive. It has discrete NVIDIA Geforce 940MX graphics with 2GB DDR5 memory.  Intel HD 510 graphics uses system memory.  The laptop offers backlit keyboard and has full HD display.  This laptop is suitable for HD video editing as well.

Lenovo 80UD016QUS is installed with 6GB RAM and the memory is expandable up to 8GB. It has 1TB hard drive which operates with 5400 rpm speed and comes preinstalled with Windows 10.

Ports and connectivity features of the laptop include 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, 3.5 mm Combo Audio Jack, 1  HDMI™,1 x RJ45 Ethernet and 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC). The disadvantage of this laptop is that it has only two usb ports. All the above mentioned laptops come with integrated webcam.

Network connectivity of this Lenovo laptop is supported by 10/100Mbps Ethernet, Wireless ac and Bluetooth. The laptop weighs around 4.8lbs. Lenovo Ideapad 110 80UD016QUS offers up to 4 hours of battery backup.

Dell I3567-3465BLK laptop Review

Considering the features of 15.6” Dell I3567-3465BLK laptop, it is attractively priced at around $400.  But does this inexpensive laptop pack enough punch to be considered among the best?  Let’s take a look at its features. The Dell laptop incorporates 7th generation Intel core i3-7100u processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and 128GB Solid State Drive. This laptop sacrifices little for all that it offers.  It doesn’t come with backlit keyboard and is not a touchscreen laptop. The laptop is aimed at home users and students but you can use it for small office as well.  If you are looking for a laptop for processing documents and spreadsheets, making presentation, emailing/skype, watching movies and other similar tasks, Dell I3567-3465BLK is well equipped for your requirements.  You can also do some photo and video editing on this laptop. However, to store endless movies and music, you can buy external hard drives. You can also consider HP 15-ay191ms Touchscreen laptop which is powered by Intel core i3-7100u processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB 5400rpm hard drive. However, the hard drive operates with 5400rpm speed and it is slower than Solid State Drive. Both the laptop comes with CD/DVD drive. However, none of the laptops come with backlit keyboard. Here is a brief review about the specifications of Model: I3567-3465BLK.

Intel core i3-7100u processor is a dual core processor and operates with fixed frequency of 2.4GHz. Since the processor does not support  Turboboost technology, the frequency can’t be increase further. It has 3MB of smart cache. Dell I3567-3465BLK doesn’t come with dedicated graphics and Intel HD graphics is the only option for this laptop. You can play games like Minecraft, Sims 4 etc smoothly on this laptop.  However, to play games like Battlefield 1 and GTA V, you need a machine with more powerful specs. If you are looking for budget gaming laptop then Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 could be a good choice. It has a more powerful 7th generation Intel core i5-7200u processor which operates with base frequency of 2.5 GHz and the frequency can rise up to 3.1GHz. It has NVIDIA Geforce 940MX discrete graphics with 2GB GDDR5 video memory plus 8GB DDR4 RAM. It also has 256GB Solid State Drive. Premium features like full HD display and backlit keyboard are part of this laptop as well. You can get USB Type C port for fast data transfer.

Dell I3567-3465BLK comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM and the memory is upgradable/expandable up to 16GB. However, if you need to upgrade memory, you must ask manufacturer to make sure that you are not voiding warranty.

The display of the laptop supports max resolution of 1366 X 768p which means though you can view content in 720p resolution but 1080p content cannot be displayed. However, it can play full HD content by downscaling it.

Edges of the laptop is arranged with 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x combo headphone / microphone Jack, RJ 45 and SD card reader. It has a webcam as well but the keyboard is not backlit enabled. Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 comes with backlit keyboard.

Model: I3567-3465BLK supports both wired and wireless connectivity and wireless connectivity is supported by wireless ac and Bluetooth. The 40whr battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup. It depends upon usage though.

Lenovo 80VE000CUS 2- in-1 laptop Review

If you are looking for a cheap 15.6” 2 in 1 laptop for everyday use, you can consider Lenovo 80VE000CUS 2- in-1 laptop.  For its price, the laptop specs are quite attractive. The system is powered by 7th generation Intel core i3-7100u processor which operates with 2.4GHz frequency.  The frequency can’t be increased further as the processor does not support Intel Turbo-boost technology. The laptop comes with 8GB of DDR4 RAM and 1TB of hard drive. Other significant features of Model: 80VE000CUS are backlit keyboard and full HD display.  The laptop is useful for day to day office tasks like processing documents, spreadsheets, creating presentations, surfing internet, emailing/skype, streaming movies and videos etc. It also supports some HD video editing and video transcoding job.  However, an i5-7200u processor is more suitable for such tasks.  You can also consider HP 15-bk193ms 2 in 1 signature edition laptop which is currently on sale at Microsoft Store. It is powered by 7th generation Intel core i5-7200u processor, 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz RAM and 1TB hard drive. It also has Full HD touchscreen display but it doesn’t come with backlit keyboard. As it is a signature edition laptop, it is free from preinstalled junk software/bloatware. Here is a brief review about Lenovo Flex 4 80VE000CUS Convertible 2-in-1 Laptop :

Lenovo 80VE000CUS comes with regular hard drive and lacks Solid State Drive. If you are into HD video editing or 3D rendering, you will find SSD equipped laptop more useful compared to 5400rpm hard drive equipped system.  You can also consider Dell Inspiron i5578-0050GRY which is powered by Intel core i5-7200u processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM (expandable up to 16GB) and 256GB Solid State Drive. It comes with full HD display and backlit keyboard. Furthermore, it comes with Intel realsense feature (Windows Hello enable). This Dell laptop certainly costs you more but it’s worth the money. However, if you need a laptop for regular use,  Model: 80VE000CUS will be able to meet your goals.

Intel core i5-7200u operates between 2.5GHz and 3.1GHz while i3-7100u operates with fixed 2.4GHz frequency. Both the laptops come with Integrated Intel HD 620 graphics which can’t be upgraded further. You can play games like Minecraft, league of legends, Sims 4 etc on these laptops. Other high end games can be played in low resolution and settings. None of these laptops come with CD/DVD drive.

Lenovo 80VE000CUS 2- in-1 laptop is installed with 8GB DDR4 2133MHZ RAM. Memory is not user upgradable. The 1 TB hard drive is preinstalled with Windows 10 home 64 bit operating system.  You need to purchase full version of Microsoft office, if required.

When it comes to ports and connectivity features, it offers 2 USB 3.0, 1  USB 2.0 (always-on),HDMI, 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC) and Audio Combo Jack. Network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless ac and Bluetooth. It has integrated webcam as well.

The 3 Cell 52.5 Watt Hour Li-Polymer battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup, however, it depends upon usage.

Lenovo – 100S-14IBR 80R900FXUS Review

Lenovo – 100S-14IBR 80R900FXUS is just like another inexpensive laptop which supports basic tasks like emailing, surfing the internet, processing docs etc. It incorporates Intel Celeron N3060 processor which is a dual core processor but not as powerful as Intel core i3 processor. Basically, Intel Celeron N3060 is an entry level processor that supports basic tasks only. It operates with base frequency of 1.6 GHz and the frequency can rise up to 2.48GHz, if system needs it. Model: 80R900FXUS has 2 GB onboard DDR3L RAM but you can’t expand memory.  2GB memory is little low for modern computing requirement.  The laptop comes with 32GB eMMC. However, you can use external hard drive or a SD card to expand your storage. You can also consider Asus L402SA 14” Portable Lightweight Laptop PC which has 4GB RAM. This Asus laptop is also powered by Intel Celeron N3060 processor and has 32GB eMMC. It offers 1 year Microsoft office subscription as well. 4GB memory will be able to increase multitasking performance of the laptop. None of the two laptops come with CD/DVD drive though. Optical drives are given a miss to increase mobility of the laptop. As these are cheap laptops, premium features like backlit keyboard and USB  Type C ports are also missing in the configuration. However, Asus L402SA offers VGA port which is missing in Lenovo 80R900FXUS. None of the laptops are suitable for HD video editing, high end PC gaming and 3D rendering.

Again, Asus L402SA has only 2 USB ports ( 1 USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0) while Lenovo 14” laptop comes with 3 USB ports ( 1 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 3.0)

If you are looking for an inexpensive laptop that offers better performance compared to Lenovo 100S-14IBR 80R900FXUS, you may consider HP 14-an013nr. It comes with more powerful AMD E2-7110 accelerated processor which has 4 physical cores. It operates with higher frequency of 1.8 GHz. Four cores along with 4GB RAM definitely offer better multitasking.  When it comes to benchmark, the passmark score for Celeron N3060 is 969 while the same for E2-7110 is 2261.  The HP laptop has better integrated graphics and offers 3 USB ports ( 2 USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0). Moreover, it has Full HD display ( 1920 X 1080) which means you can watch full HD content in 1080p resolution.  However, this HP laptop is not a high end laptop.

The 14” display of Lenovo – 100S-14IBR 80R900FXUS supports max resolution of 1366 X 768p which means it can display content in 720p but not in 1080p. It incorporates Intel HD 400 graphics. With 2GB RAM it hardly support any latest PC games. Note that full HD display produces more accurate colors.

As told earlier, memory is not expandable in this laptop.  However, you can expand storage by using SD card or external hard drive.

Ports and connectivity features in the laptop include 1  USB 3.0, 1  USB 2.0, 3.5 mm Combo Audio Jack, 1  HDMI, 1 x RJ45 Ethernet and  4-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC). There is a webcam as well. Network connectivity is supported by 10/100MBps Ethernet, Wireless –ac and Bluetooth. The 2 cell battery offers up to 4-6 hours of battery backup, however, it depends upon usage.

Dell i5567-5274GRY 15.6” Laptop Computer Review

Dell i5567-5274GRY is a well-equipped and ‘more than enough’ machine for a home user.  It can handle day to day computing tasks with ease and can perform some of the resource demanding programs as well. For instance, you can use this laptop for editing photo and videos, decoding/encoding media files etc. It incorporates a decent Intel core i5-7200u processor and 8GB DDR4 RAM. It is equipped with 256GB Solid State Drive which offers faster data access compared to a traditional 5400rpm hard drive. However, the laptop comes with few shortcomings of its own.  Dell i5567-5274GRY or Model: I5567-5274GRY-P doesn’t come with discrete graphics and integrated graphics 620 is the only option for this machine. A discrete graphics comes with separate video memory which not only boosts gaming performance but also accelerates performance of certain photo and video editing programs. Again, it has standard 1366 X 768 pixels resolution which supports 720p content playback but is not able to display content in 1080p resolution. A full HD display (1920 X 1080p) produces more accurate colors and is useful for photo and video editing.  You can also consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 which is also powered by Intel core i5-7200u processor but comes with discrete graphics ( NVIDIA Geforce 940MX  with 2GB GDDR5 video memory). It has Full HD display and backlit keyboard as well. However, both the laptops are non-touch laptops.

The Acer laptop is preinstalled with 8GB DDR4 RAM (expandable up to 32GB) and 256GB Solid State Drive. Windows 10 works well with non-touch environment as well. If you are looking for a touchscreen laptop then you can consider HP 15-ay198nr which is powered by an advanced Intel core i7-7500u processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB Solid state Drive. Intel core i7-7500u operates with 2.7GHz frequency and the frequency can rise up to 3.5GHz. It also has 4MB of cache. Intel core i5-7200u, on the other hand, operates with base frequency of 2.5GHz and frequency can rise up to 3.1GHz. It has 3MB of cache.  Both the processors are dual core processors.  However, the HP laptop doesn’t support wireless ac (supports up to 802.11 n) while Dell I5567-5274GRY-P supports wireless ac. All the above mentioned laptop come with internal CD/DVD drive.

As told earlier,   Dell I5567-5274GRY-P comes with Integrated HD 620 graphics which supports many PC games. For instance, you can play Minecraft, league of legend on this machine. However, to play games like GTA V and wwe k217, you may need to sacrifice display settings. You can’t upgrade graphics on this Dell laptop.

Dell i5567-5274GRY comes preinstalled with 8GB DDR4 RAM and the memory is expandable up to 16GB. There are two memory slots available in this laptop. The laptop comes with Trial version of Microsoft office and 256GB SSD is preloaded with Windows 10 operating system.

When it comes to ports and connectivity features, the laptop offers 1 x HDMI, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 RJ port, SD cared reader and headphone/microphone combo. It has 720p webcam as well.  But the laptop lacks USB 3.1 Type C port which supports fast data transfer. On the other hand, Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 comes with Type C port.

Dell i5567-5274GRY offers both wired and wireless network connectivity. Wired connectivity is supported by 10/100MBps Ethernet while wireless connectivity is supported by Wireless ac and Bluetooth 4.2. The laptop comes with 3 cell 42whr removable battery which offers up to 6 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.

 

Dell i3567-3243BLK 15.6″ laptop Review

Dell i3567-3243BLK 15.6″ laptop is suitable for regular computing. If you are on a shoestring budget and like to watch movies and videos, surf the internet, check emails/skype and do some office work then this machine could serve your needs. The laptop also supports photo and video editing. However, it is not for high end video editing. It is not suitable for high end PC gaming either.  Let’s take a look at what you get for your money. Dell i3567-3243BLK is powered by Intel core i3-7100u which is a 7th generation Intel core processor and operates at 2.4 GHz frequency. It has only 6GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB storage space.  The specification is enough for day to day computing jobs. Only drawback with this laptop is that it is not a touchscreen laptop. If you are looking for a touchscreen laptop, with similar configuration at around same price, you can consider HP 15-ay191ms laptop which offer 8GB DDR4 RAM. Both the laptops have inbuilt CD/DVD drive. Read the review further to know more about specifications and performance of Dell i3567-3243BLK.

Dell i3567-3243BLK comes with standard 1366 X 768 display which is not full HD ( 1920 X 1080). Full HD display offers better color accuracy. This Dell laptop comes with non-backlit keyboard. You can also consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM which comes with full HD display and backlit keyboard. It is powered by Intel core i3-7100u processor and is preinstalled with 1TB hard drive. It has only 4GB DDR4 RAM but the memory is expandable up to 32GB RAM. However, 4GB RAM is good enough for day to day activities.

Dell i3567-3243BLK is powered by Intel core i3-7100u processor which has two cores. Each core operates with 2.4GHz of fixed frequency. This means the frequency can’t be increased further. It has 3 MB of cache memory. For day to day computing, this processor offers enough performance. If you are looking for a laptop for photo and video editing, gaming and some 3D rendering then you can take a look at Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4. It is powered by Intel core i5-7200u processor which operates with 2.5 GHz of base frequency and the frequency can rise up to 3.1GHz.  It has discrete NVIDIA Geforce 940MX graphics with 2GB DDR5 memory.  Dell i3567-3243BLK doesn’t come with discrete graphics and Intel HD graphics is the only graphics option with it.  The Acer laptop is installed with 8GB DDR4 memory and 256GB Solid State Drive. Solid State Drives are much faster than hard disk drives and access data almost instantaneously. Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 also offers you full HD display and backlit keyboard.

Dell i3567-3243BLK comes with Intel HD 620 graphics which is an integrated graphics and uses system memory. You can play Minecraft and Sims 4 on this machine but to play  Fifa 17, league of legends,  Grand Theft Auto V etc., you will be required to reduce  display settings and resolution.  You can’t upgrade graphics in this laptop.

The Dell laptop is installed with 6GB RAM and the memory and expandable up to 16GB. The 1 TB hard drive comes preinstalled with Windows `10 Home 64 bit operating system.  You can replace hard drive with Solid State Drive. It is recommended to ask the manufacturer before replacing hard drive as it may void the warranty. The laptop comes with 30 days Trial version of Microsoft office.

Dell i3567-3243BLK offers 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port, 1 HDMI and headphone/microphone combo. It has SD card reader slot as well. USB type C port is missing in the Dell laptop but is available in both the Acer Laptops mentioned above. Network connectivity is supported by Wireless ac and Bluetooth 4.1. It also supports wired network connectivity.  The laptop has 720p webcam.

The laptop comes with 4 cell 40 whr battery which offers up to 6 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.