If you are looking for a cheap laptop for regular computing then you can consider HP 15AY075NR which comes with 2GHz 5th generation Intel core i3-5005u processor and 6GB DDR3L memory. Considering Black Friday price, the deal looks quite attractive. As this is a cheap laptop, fancy features like backlit keyboard, USB 3.1 Type C port (for fast data transfer) and full HD display are missing in the configuration. It comes with standard keyboard and display supports up to 1366 X 768 pixel resolution which supports 720p content but not 1080p. Basically, HP 15AY075NR is designed for home users and students who don’t need to run high end programs like Adobe premiere pro, Revit, Blender etc. For day to day computing like working with documents, spreadsheets, creating presentation, web browsing, emailing/skype, streaming movies and videos, this laptop offers good performance. Alternatively, you can also consider Acer E5-575-33BM inexpensive laptop which is installed with Intel core i3-7100u processor, 4GB DDR4 RAM (expandable up to 32GB) and 1TB hard drive. 7th generation Intel core i3-7100u offers better performance than core i3-5005u processor as it operates at higher clock speed of 2.4GHz. The laptop has backlit keyboard, full HD display (1920 X 1080) and USB 3.1 Type C port as well. HP 15AY075NR offers only 500GB hard drive space. Again DDR4 memory is faster than DDR3L memory. However, none of these are high end laptop.
During the current holiday season, many sellers are coming up with attractive laptop deals. One such laptop is Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG which comes with Intel core i5-6200u processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB Solid State Drive. Solid State Drives are faster than traditional hard drives. It comes with NVIDIA Geforce 940MX graphics with 2GB GDDR5 RAM. Note that HP 15AY075NR comes with integrated Intel HD 5500 graphics which uses system memory. The Acer laptop is fast enough for day to day tasks and it also supports latest games like GTA V, Call of Duty Infinite warfare and XCOM2. Again, this laptop supports HD photo and video editing, AutoCAD, 3Ds Max program as well.
Intel core i3-5005u coming with HP 15AY075NR is an entry level core processor. Editing small video and image files can be done on this laptop but you will not get fast performance. When it comes to gaming, HP 15AY075NR supports casual gaming. High end games like GTA V and XCOM2 will struggle in this laptop. However, you can play Lego games, league of legends, Sims etc. Acer E5-575G-53VG comes with full HD display which offers more accurate colors than 1366 X 768 pixel display.
HP 15AY075NR comes with 6GB DDR3L and the memory is not user expandable. However, 6GB memory is enough for day to day computing. The laptop comes with 500GB 5400rpm hard drive. You can replace hard drive with Solid State drive, if you need faster performance.
The 15.6” display of HP 15-ay075nr or HP 15AY075NR supports max resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels which supports 720p content but not 1080p. However, with the help of HDMI you can watch full HD content on compatible TV and external monitor. It is not a touchscreen laptop.
Model: 15AY075NR offers standard ports and connectivity features and there is nothing special to talk about it. The laptop comes with 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45, SD card reader and 1 headphone/microphone combo. It has webcam as well. The keyboard comes with dedicated numeric keypad. In addition to standard set of ports, Acer E5-575-33BM comes with 2 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 3.1 Type C port. It also has one USB 2.0 port.
HP 15AY075NR offers both wireless and wired network connectivity. Wireless connectivity is supported by wireless ac and Bluetooth whereas wired connectivity is supported by 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN. The battery offers up to 5 hours (approx.) of battery backup, depending upon usage.