HP Black 15-f039wm is a basic laptop for day-to-day basic computing tasks. It is suitable for home users and students who are looking for a cheap laptop that’s big enough (15.6”) and can deliver decent processing speed for typing docs, web browsing, social networking, emailing and skype etc. Unlike 11.6” laptops, 15.6” laptops are more comfortable during long typing sessions. HP 15-f039wm costs you $250 (approx.) and includes Intel Celeron N2830 processor, 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive. There is nothing significant about the specification because you will found plenty of laptops at this price having similar features. Only thing which makes it stand out from others is the presence of inbuilt optical drive which, usually, is missing in most of the similar priced laptop. HP 15-f039wm is non touch laptop. However, if you are looking for inexpensive touchscreen laptop then you can consider Acer Aspire E1-532P-4819, which comes with Pentium 3556U processor ( slightly better than N2830),4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive. HP 15-f039wm is not suitable for CPU or GPU intensive tasks like large photo editing, video editing, AutoCAD, Revit and similar programs. It is a pretty basic laptop and weighs around 5.05lbs. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of HP Black 15-f039wm:
HP 15-f039wm specification and performance
HP Black 15-f039wm is powered by Intel Celeron N2830 processor which is a dual core processor and operates with 2.16 GHz. Due to turbo burst technology, the frequency can rise up to 2.41 GHz. It comes with 1MB of L2 cache. The processor is integrated with Intel HD graphics which is weak for gaming. This HD graphics is weaker than Intel HD 4400 coming with Intel core ULV processor. It is struggle to run latest games, even at low resolution and settings. But some older and low end games like World of Warcraft can be run in this machine. Also, some browser games are playable in this machine. However, it is capable of streaming videos smoothly.
HP 15-f039wm comes with 4GB DDR3L memory. There is only single memory slot available which is occupied by 4GB RAM. It comes with 500GB hard drive with speed of 5400rpm. No SSD drive is available with this laptop. The laptop comes preloaded with Windows 8.1 operating system with Bing. It doesn’t come with Microsoft Office full version. However, McAfee: Free 180-day Trial of McAfee LiveSafe service is included.
The 15.6” LED backlit high definition display of the laptop supports maximum resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels which means the display can support up to 720p but not 1080p. However, it comes with HDMI output which can be utilized to connect the laptop with HDTV and monitor
HP 15-f039wm offers standard ports and connectivity features. Besides HDMI, it comes with 1 Ethernet, 1 HDMI, 1 Headphone/Microphone, 1 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0 ports. It comes with DVD burner which is usually missing in similar laptops available in the market. For instance, Toshiba Satellite C55-B5298 or HP 15-g070nr do not offer DVD burner and cost you around $200-$250.
HP 15-f039wm comes with fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n . Bluetooth connectivity feature is not available. However, Acer Aspire E1-532P-4819 comes with Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet connectivity as well.
HP 15-f039wm is installed with 3 cell lithium polymer battery, which offers around 4.5 hours of battery backup.
Pros of HP Black 15-f039wm
Inexpensive laptop with optical drive
Suitable for browsing, watching basic video, running some apps, using very simple applications and typing documents
Cons of HP Black 15-f039wm