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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.

Acer SP315-51-757C 2-in-1 Laptop Review

Acer SP315-51-757C is an affordable 15.6” 2-in-1 laptop that offers plenty of performance, though it is integrated with 7th generation Intel Core i7-7500u processor. Core i7-7500u has 2 cores and 4 MB of cache while the latest 8th generation processor comes with 4 cores and 6MB of cache.  Both processors support hyperthreading technology. Thus, 2 cores of i7-7500u can handle 4 threads at a time and 4 cores of i7-8550u handle 8 threads at a time.  Aside from this, Intel core i7-8550u has higher turbo frequency. So, if you are looking for a laptop to perform CPU intensive tasks like HD photo and video editing, 3D designing/rendering, Music creation and program compilation, then 8th gen i7-8550u will be the more suitable option for you. For instance, you can consider Dell i5579-7978GRY-PUS which is an i7-8550u powered 2-in-1 laptop. It has 8GB DDR4 RAM which is expandable up to 16GB. Like Model #:  SP315-51-757C, it also comes with 1 TB 5400 RPM hard drive. Both the laptops come with full HD IPS display and backlit keyboard. Acer SP315-51-757C comes with 12GB DDR4 RAM and the memory can’t be expanded further. However, memory alone can’t boost the performance of a laptop. None of these laptops come with CD/DVD drive but you can always use an external CD/DVD drive.

Intel core i7-7500u operates between the base frequency of 2.7GHz and max 3.5GHz while i7-8550u operates with 1.8GHz and the frequency can rise up to 4GHz. Though it operates with low base frequency, processor speed depends upon workload as well.  None of the laptops come with Solid State Drive which is much speedier than traditional hard drive. You can also consider Lenovo Flex 5 15.6-Inch 2-in-1 Laptop which has 8th generation Intel Core i5-8250u processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB Solid state Drive. Please keep in mind that Intel core i5-8250u is also quad-core processor and has hyperthreading enabled. It operates with 1.6GHz of base frequency and its Turbo frequency is 3.4GHz. As it is a quad-core processor, the multi-core performance of the laptop will be better than Model #:  SP315-51-757C. The Lenovo laptop has full HD IPS display and backlit keyboard as well. But, like the Acer laptop, it also lacks CD/DVD drive.

None of these laptops come with dedicated graphics. Acer SP315-51-757C comes with Intel HD 620 graphics which is an integrated graphics and uses system memory. The graphics is capable of running low-end game, like Minecraft, smoothly on this machine but to play high-end games, like COD WWII, you need to reduce resolution and settings.  Basically, such 2-in-1 laptops are not designed for high end gaming.

As told earlier, you can’t upgrade memory in Acer SP315-51-757C. The 1TB hard drive comes preloaded with Windows 10 operating system. It doesn’t come with full version of Microsoft office.

Acer® Spin 3 SP315-51-757C Touch Notebook comes with standard ports and connectivity features- It has 1 USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 port, SD card reader, 3.5mm combo jack, HDMI, and power in. It has integrated webcam. Dell i5579-7978GRY-PUS has 2 USB 3.0 port and it has Infra-red webcam. Acer Model # SP315-51-757C supports Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth. The 4 cell battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup. However, it depends upon usage.

Dell I3567-3657BLK-PUS Specs Review

Dell I3567-3657BLK-PUS is a cheap touchscreen laptop, designed for home users.  As it is a cheap laptop, you can expect some compromises.  This laptop lacks backlit keyboard and full HD display. The laptop is powered by 7th gen Intel Core i3-7100u processor which operates with the fixed base frequency of 2.4GHz.  The processor has two cores. With 6GB RAM, the laptop can accomplish day to day tasks smoothly. You can use this laptop to type documents, work with spreadsheets, create the presentation, stream videos, and music, browse the web, email, skype and small casual gaming. You can also do some HD photo and video editing. Model: I3567-3657BLK comes with Integrated Intel HD 620 graphics which supports casual gaming. This laptop is neither high-end nor a gaming laptop. As told earlier, the laptop lacks backlit keyboard and full HD display. You can also consider Acer Aspire E5-575-33BM which is powered by same Intel Core i3-7100u processor but comes with 4GB DDR4 RAM (expandable up to 32GB). It has the backlit keyboard and Full HD display ( 1920 X 1080).

Full HD display offers more accurate colors over standard HD display ( 1366 X 768). The Acer laptop also comes with USB 3.1 Type C port for fast data transfer. However, the Acer laptop is not touchscreen enabled. Touchscreen feature in the laptop has been compensated with the backlit keyboard and Full HD display. These are not 2-in-1 laptops so you don’t really need a touchscreen interface for Windows 10 works well with the non-touch interface.

Intel HD 620 graphics supports casual gaming. You can smoothly play games like Minecraft and Sims 4 on this laptop. However, this laptop is not suitable for running games like Destiny 2, COD WWII etc.  If you are looking for a budget gaming laptop, you can take a look at Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 which is powered by Intel Core i5-7200u processor (operates at 2.5GHz-7.1GHz) and 8GB RAM. It has NVIDIA Geforce 940MX discrete graphics with 2GB GDDR5 video memory.

Furthermore, the laptop comes with 256GB Solid state Drive which is much faster than traditional hard drive. It also comes with Full HD display and backlit keyboard. Though the laptop cost you more, it is worth its price.

Model: I3567-3657BLK has 6GB RAM and the memory is expandable up to 16GB. There are two memory slots. You can replace the hard drive with Solid-state Drive for better performance. The hard drive comes pre-installed on Windows 10 Operating system.

Dell I3567-3657BLK-PUS comes with 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, HDMI RJ 45 port and headphone/mic combo port. It has SD card reader and webcam as well. The network connectivity is supported by 10/100Mbps Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.  It doesn’t support wireless ac. Both, Acer Aspire E5-575-33BM and Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4, support Wireless ac.

All the laptops mentioned in this review come with inbuilt CD/DVD drive. Model: I3567-3657BLK offers up to 6 hours of battery backup. However, it depends upon usage.

 

Acer Aspire A315-51-51SL Review

Acer Aspire A315-51-51SL offers you great value for money. Under the hood, you will find a 7th gen Intel Core i5-7200u processor, 6GB RAM and 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with dedicated gaming graphics and Solid-state Drive. Solid State Drive is much faster than traditional hard drive and can boost overall performance a bit. Acer A315-51-51SL is powerful enough for regular computing. For instance, you can run Office applications, surf the internet, watch videos and movies, send emails and make video calls on this laptop. You can also do some HD photo and video editing. Non-touch display of the laptop supports the max resolution of 1366 X 768p which is not full HD resolution. The laptop comes with integrated Intel HD 620 graphics which supports casual gaming. To play games like Need for Speed Payback, Call of Duty WWII, Overwatch etc., a dedicated graphics would be recommended. You can also consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 which is a budget gaming laptop. This laptop is powered by Intel Core i5-7200u processor but it has dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics with 2GB GDDR5 video memory. It has 8GB DDR4 RAM (expandable up to 32GB) and 256GB Solid State Drive. It comes with backlit keyboard and CD/DVD drive.

Acer Aspire A315-51-51SL comes with the non-backlit keyboard. Both are non-touchscreen laptops. The other touchscreen alternative is Dell – Inspiron 15.6″ Touch-Screen Laptop. This laptop is powered by Intel core i5-7200u, 8GB RAM and 2TB 5400rpm hard drive. However, it also comes with integrated graphics.  It also offers backlit keyboard and USB 3.1 Type C port which are found in Acer E 15 E5-575G-57D4.

Intel core i5-7200u has 2 cores and each core operates with 2.5GHz of frequency while the frequency can rise up to 3.1GHZ. The processor is fast enough for day to day tasks. It also supports CPU intensive tasks like Photo and video editing and 3D modeling. But don’t expect to get fast performance for such tasks. Please make a note this is not a workstation grade laptop. Core i5-7200u is SoC processor and has been designed to save battery life. The integrated Intel HD 620 graphics can run low-end games like Minecraft, league of legends, Sims 4 etc. It can stream Youtube and Netflix videos smoothly.

Acer A315-51-51SL has 6GB RAM and the memory is expandable up to 12GB. It has 1TB hard drive which comes preloaded with Windows 10 home 64-bit operating system. It doesn’t come with full Version of Microsoft office. You need to purchase the license separately if required.

The laptop comes with standard ports and connectivity features. It has 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, Network (RJ-45), HDMI Output and SD card reader. It has VGA webcam and microphone. The network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Wireless ac and Bluetooth. 2 cell battery offers up to 5 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage. As told earlier, it has the non-backlit keyboard but the keyboard comes with the dedicated numeric keypad.

 

HP 15-bs190od Review

HP 15-bs190od is a decent touchscreen laptop available at an attractive offer price. In fact, there is only one major drawback which can impact the performance of the laptop while working with HD photo and video editing job and 3D designing etc. HP 15-bs190od comes with solid 8th generation i5-8250u processor but it has only 4GB RAM. The processor has 4 cores and it operates between 1.6GHZ- 3.4GHZ frequency range. However, 4 GB RAM is enough for day to day computing tasks like typing docs, streaming videos, emailing/skype etc.  Rather than a touchscreen display, HP could have to embed more memory to the laptop to make it more useful. The touchscreen display is not essential here since it is not a 2-in-1 laptop. Other specs of this laptop are quite average. It comes with standard touchscreen display which supports the max resolution of 1366 X 768p, which is not a Full HD (1920 X 1080) and 1TB hard drive. You can also consider Asus F510UA-AH51, which has the same processor but it comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM. It also has 1TB hard drive. However, this laptop is not a touchscreen laptop but it features Full HD IPS display which offers greater viewing angle.

The Asus laptop lacks CD/DVD drive, which is intentional to make it lightweight. But you can always use an external DVD writer. The laptop weighs around 3.7lbs ( while HP laptop weighs around 4.5lbs). It has fingerprint reader as well as Type C port which are missing in the HP laptop. Again, both the laptops lack dedicated graphics. HP laptop comes with Intel UHD 620 graphics which supports casual gaming. High-end games like COD WWII will run in low to medium resolution and settings. If you are looking for a budget gaming laptop with premium features like backlit keyboard and Solid State Drive then you can consider Acer E5-576G-81GD laptop. It has more powerful Intel Core i7-8550u processor, NVIDIA Geforce MX150 graphics with 2GB GDDR5 video memory and 8GB DDR4 RAM.

Again, the Acer laptop comes with Solid-state Drive which is much faster than traditional hard drive. It comes with Full HD display and backlit keyboard. Like HP laptop, it also comes with CD/DVD drive.

Intel core i7-8550u has 4 cores and it operates at 1.8GHZ of base frequency while the frequency can rise up to 4 GHz. It has 8MB of cache whereas Intel core i5-8250u operates at the base frequency of 1.6GHz and frequency can rise up to 3.4GHz. It has 6MB of cache. So, i7-8550u is more powerful compared to i5-8250u. Acer E5-576G-81GD costs you more but you are getting many features which you may need in future.

HP 15-bs190od has 4 GB memory and the memory is not user expandable. It comes with the 1TB hard drive, which is easily accessible. You can easily replace the hard drive with Solid State Drive and access memory on this laptop. However, you must take permission from the manufacturer, before upgrading hardware, in order to avoid warranty termination.

As Model 15-bs190od belong to HP’s basic series, you won’t get metallic exterior. It comes with the plastic exterior which is quite sturdy. Sides of the laptop are arranged 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. However, USB 3.1 Type C port is missing. It has the webcam as well but the keyboard is nonbacklit.

Network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-fi ac, and Bluetooth. The 3 cell 31whr battery offers up to 6 hours ( approx) of battery backup.

HP 15-bs087cl Review

With the release of HP 15-bs087cl, HP has demonstrated its capability to offer mid to high-end laptops at the budget price. It comes with few compromises as well. HP has packed a 7th generation Intel Core i7-7500u processor and 8GB RAM in this laptop but failed to add discrete graphics and Solid-state Drive. HP 15-bs087cl incorporates a slower 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive and has integrated Intel HD 620 graphics which uses system memory. Again, the laptop comes with standard 1366 X 768-pixel resolution which is not full HD resolution (1920 X 1080). For editing videos and photos or 3D modeling, full HD display and Solid State drive are preferable. However, the laptop is fast enough for day to day workload like running Microsoft Office, surfing the internet, streaming video and movies, emailing and Skype. You can also edit HD photo and video, transcode audio and video files and do 3D designing/rendering on this laptop. But do not expect fast performance for such tasks. You can also consider Acer E5-575G-75MD which is powered by Intel Core i7-7500u processor but has NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics with 2GB video memory. Additionally, it has 8GB DDR4 RAM (expandable up to 32GB). The Acer laptop comes with 256GB Solid state Drive, Full HD display, and Backlit keyboard.

HP 15-bs087cl doesn’t come with the backlit keyboard. Intel HD 620 graphics supports casual gaming. You can play games like Minecraft and Sims 4 smoothly on this machine but to play games like Need for Speed Payback Call of Duty WWII you need to reduce resolution. Keep in mind it is not a gaming laptop.

Unlike 8th gen Intel core i7-8550u, Intel core i7-7500u has only 2 cores and it operates with 2.7GHz base frequency while the frequency can rise up to 3.5GHz. It has 4MB of cache. On the other hand, Core i7-8550u has 4 cores and it operates with 1.8 GHz and the turbo frequency of this processor is 4GHz. It has 8 MB cache. Both the processors are hyperthreading enabled which means each core can handle 2 threads at a time. Acer E5-576G-81GD is powered by Intel core i7-8550u quad-core processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB Solid state drive. It also comes with Full HD display and backlit keyboard. The laptop offers latest dedicated NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics with 2GB Video memory. This laptop is suitable for editing videos, 3D designing, and PC gaming. However, this laptop is not a workstation grade laptop.  If you are looking for a laptop exclusively for 3D modeling or HD video editing or working with other CPU intensive tasks, you should go for a workstation grade laptop or desktop.

HP 15-bs087cl has installed with 8GB DDR4 RAM and the memory is not user expandable. It has two memory slots. If you want to expand memory, you must take permission from HP before the upgrade. Otherwise, you may end up voiding warranty. 2 TB hard drive comes preloaded with Windows 10 home 64-bit operating system. It doesn’t come with full version of Microsoft office. This laptop is not a touchscreen laptop.

HP-bs087cl is part of HP’s basic series of laptops. It comes with standard ports and connectivity features. It has 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Data Transfer Only), 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45 and 1 headphone/microphone combo. It has the webcam as well as SD card reader. The laptop lacks USB 3.1 Type C port while both the Acer laptop comes with USB 3.1 Type C port. The keyboard comes with numeric keypad. All the laptops mentioned here come with the integrated optical drive to burn CD and DVDs.

Network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth. The battery offers up to 5-6 offers of battery backup, depending upon usage.

Lenovo 81A40025US IdeaPad 11.6″ Laptop Review

Lenovo 81A40025US IdeaPad 11.6″ Laptop is an inexpensive laptop if you consider the Black Friday 2017 Sale Price. We all know cheap laptops come with compromises and it is applicable to Model: 81A40025US as well. This laptop comes with a slow processor. It incorporates Intel® Celeron® N3350 dual core processor which operates at the base frequency of 1.1 GHz and the frequency can rise up to 2.4GHz. It has only 2GB RAM and the memory is not expandable further. The laptop offers 32GB Storage and a big part of it is used by Windows 10 home 32Bit operating system. However, you can get additional storage space by using microSD card or an external hard drive. Lenovo 81A40025US is suitable for basic tasks only. For instance, you can type documents, surf internet, watch movies and videos and stream music on this laptop. This machine is not suitable for photo and video editing. When it comes to gaming, this laptop supports some browser and app-based games. However, you can’t play latest games like COD WW11 or Need for speed Payback on this laptop. Like HP stream 11-y020nr, this laptop offers Microsoft office 365 subscription. HP stream comes with better Intel Celeron N3060 processor, 4GB RAM and 1-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365.

Intel Celeron N3060 operates at the higher base frequency of 1.6GHz and Turbo frequency of the processor is 2.48GHz. Both the laptops come with pretty weak integrated graphics which uses system memory. None of the laptops are touchscreen enabled or 2-in-1 laptop. If you are looking for 11.6” touchscreen 2-in-1 laptop, you can consider ASUS VivoBook TP200SA-DH01T-BL laptop which is powered by Intel Celeron N3060. It has 4GB RAM and 32GB Solid State Drive. Since these are pretty inexpensive laptops, you can’t expect the premium feature like the backlit keyboard in these models.

The 11.6” display of Model: 81A40025US supports the max resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels which is not full HD display. As told earlier, it comes with only 2 GB RAM. The 32GB EMMC is preloaded with Windows 10 home 32-bit operating system.

Though Lenovo 81A40025US is pretty inexpensive laptop yet it offers enough ports and connectivity options. It has 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 3.0 with always-on charging, 1 Type-C USB 3.0, 1  HDMI and Micro SD card reader. Like other 11.6” laptops, it also lacks CD/DVD drive. There is no Ethernet port either, but very few people now use the wired network connection. Model: 81A40025US supports wireless ac and Bluetooth. This laptop is designed for people who are always moving. It comes with .03 MP camera with single array microphone. The battery offers up to 8 hours of battery backup. However, it depends upon usage.

HP 17-bs018cl Laptop Review

If you are looking for a desktop replacement laptop for basic productivity, you can consider HP 17-bs018cl.  It comes with average specs but offers backlit keyboard and enough storage space. The laptop is powered by Intel Core i3-7100u processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and 2TB 5400 rpm hard drive. Basically, this laptop is useful for regular computing like typing docs, working with spreadsheets, creating presentations, browsing the internet and emailing/skype. It can stream videos and movies flawlessly. It comes with dedicated Intel HD 620 graphics which supports casual gaming. You can use it for small HD photo and video editing as well, but you won’t get fast performance for such tasks.  Model: 17-bs018cl doesn’t have the touchscreen display. If you are looking for a 17.3” touchscreen laptop, that offers better performance, then you can consider HP 17.3” touchscreen laptop which is powered by Intel Core i5-7200u processor, 12GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. It also comes with backlit keyboard. Both the laptops come with CD/DVD drive.

Intel Core i3-7100u processor operates at 2.4GHZ while i5-7200u processor operates at the base frequency of 2.5 GHz and the turbo frequency of the processor is 3.1 GHz. Both the processors are part of 7th gen Intel Core processor family.

Even though i5-7200u powered laptop offers more performance, it is not a high-end gaming or workstation grade laptop. It comes with Intel HD 620 integrated graphics which uses system memory. If you are looking for a budget gaming laptop then you can consider MSI GL72 17.3″ 1920×1080 Gaming Laptop. It is powered by Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor which has 4 cores and each core operates with 2.8GHz frequency while the frequency can rise up to 3.8GHz. It has 6MB of cache. MSI GL72 comes with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics with 2GB Video memory plus 8 GB DDR4 RAM. It has 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive which is faster than 5400 rpm hard drive. However, it comes with non-backlit steel series keyboard.

HP 17-bs018cl has 8GB DDR4 RAM and the memory is expandable up to 16GB RAM. You can replace the hard drive with a Solid state Drive to get fast booting and file upload. This laptop runs on Windows 10 64 bit operating system. You won’t get Full version of Microsoft Office with this laptop.

HP 17-bs018cl is part of HP’s basic series. It comes wrapped in the smoke gray plastic cover. This laptop is also available in two color variants – Marine Blue ( Model: 17-bs068cl ) and Pale Mint ( Model: 17-bs088cl).

Both, HP 17-bs068cl and HP 17-bs088cl, come with Intel Core i3-7100u processor, 8GB RAM and 2TB hard drive. Thus, the performance of the laptops will be similar to HP 17-bs018cl.

When it comes to ports and connectivity options, edges of HP 17-bs018cl come organized with  2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Data Transfer Only), 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x RJ-45, 1 x Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack and SD card reader. It has integrated webcam as well. The network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless ac with backward compatibility and Bluetooth.

3 cell battery of the HP 17-bs067cl offers up to 5-6 hours of battery backup. However, it depends upon usage as well.