HP 15-ay091ms Signature Edition Laptop is powered by 6th generation Intel core i3-6010u processor, 8GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. The laptop is designed keeping in mind requirements of home users and students. You can use this laptop for office applications, web browsing with multiple tabs, running Evernote, Skype, downloading itunes etc. However, this laptop is not suitable for running CPU intensive program like AutoCAD, Revit etc. It supports small photo and video editing but this laptop is not appropriate for editing large photo or video files. Moreover, the laptop comes with low resolution display (1366 X 768). A full HD display is preferable for color accuracy while working with photo and video files. You can also consider Dell Inspiron 15 i5559-4682SLV Signature Edition laptop which is powered by 6th generation Intel core i5-6200u processor, 8GB RAM and has Full HD display. Intel core i5-6200u is more powerful than Intel core i3-6100u. Both the laptops are touchscreen enabled and have CD/DVD drive. However, the Dell laptop comes with Intel Realsense 3D webcam while HP ay091ms has standard 720p webcam. Also, Dell i5559-4682SLV offers backlit keyboard while HP 15-ay091ms comes with standard keyboard. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of HP 15-ay091ms.
Intel core i3-6100u processor operates at fixed speed of 2.3GHz while the base frequency of Intel core i5-6200u is 2.3GHz and the frequency can rise up to 2.8GHz, if system demands. Both come with 3MB of cache. HP 15-ay091ms comes with integrated Intel HD 520 graphics, which cannot be upgraded. When it comes to PC gaming, you can play games like Minecraft, Diablo III etc in low to medium details and settings. Basically, this is not a gaming machine and games like Far Cry Primal will struggle to run on this machine. If you are looking for a budget gaming machine then you should consider Acer E5-575g which comes with Intel core i5-6200u processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB Solid State Drive. It also has NVIDIA Geforce 940MX graphics with 2GB video memory. There is an empty SATA hard drive slot and you can install another hard drive to boost your storage. It also has FULL HD display and comes with backlit keyboard. This laptop not only supports high end PC gaming but you can also it for HD photo and video editing. It supports small 3D modelling as well. However, this laptop is not a Work Station grade laptop and is not touchscreen enabled.
If you need a laptop only for regular computing then HP 15-ay091ms will do the job for you. HP 15-ay091ms comes with 8GB DDR4-2133MHz RAM which is faster than DDR3L 1600MHZ RAM coming with Dell i5559-4682SLV. Memory is not user expandable in HP 15-ay091ms but you can easily upgrade memory of Dell i5559-4682SLV. Both the laptops come with 1TB 5400rpm HDD. The hard drive is preinstalled with Windows 10 home 64 bit operating system but the system doesn’t come with Microsoft Office. You need to buy user license separately.
As told earlier, HP 15-ay091ms comes with standard resolution of 1366 X 768p. Thus, it can display up to 720p content but not 1080p content. However, with the help of HDMI you can watch Full HD content on compatible TV and external display. You need to buy HDMI cable separately though.
Ports and connectivity features in HP 15-ay091ms include 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, Headphone output/Microphone input combo and LAN port. It has webcam as well as optical drive. There is a SD card reader is available. The network connectivity is supported by 802.11 b/g/n/ and Bluetooth. Wireless ac is missing in HP 15-ay091ms while Dell i5559-4682SLV comes with Wireless ac.
3 cell 31whr battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.