HP 15-f010wm is an entry level laptop and is listed at Walmart with a price tag of $350. Powered by Intel Celeron dual core N2830, this laptop does not have much processing power but is good enough for typing documents and spreadsheets, watching movies and videos and web browsing. It offers limited performance for photo/video editing and encoding or gaming. You can play browser games but when it comes to PC gaming, only old and low end games will run on low resolution and settings. For instance, you can play Wow in low details and settings. HP 15-f010wm is installed with standard 4GB memory and 500GB hard drive. The machine weighs around 5.67lbs which is little heavy, probably due to touch screen and DVD burner. The laptop runs on Windows 8.1. Main competitors of this laptop are Asus K553MA-DB01TQ and Acer Aspire E5-571P-31LT and both are touchscreen enabled laptops. Asus K553MA-DB01TQ comes with quad core Intel Celeron N2930 processor which is powerful than Celeron N2830. On the other hand, Acer Aspire E5-571P-31LT is powered by Intel core i3-4030u processor and has 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive. The cost of the laptops is similar to HP 15 f010wm, but the machine lacks DVD drive.Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of HP 15-f010wm
Specifications and performance of HP 15-f010wm
HP 15-f010wm is powered by Intel’s Celeron N2830 processor (Bay Trail). This dual-core processor works with a base clockspeed of 2.16 GHz and the speed can be increased up to 2.416 GHz via Intel burst technology. It comes with a low TDP rating of 7.5 watts. This HP laptop is a very affordable 15.6-inch touchscreen laptop and is suitable for office usage, Internet browsing and video playback. However, the processor is less powerful than 1.9GHz Intel core i3-4030u processor due to architectural reason.
The graphics is handled by Intel HD graphics which is a weak graphics for gaming but supports HD video playback. As mentioned earlier, you can play few browser games or games available in Apps.
HP 15-f010wm comes with 4GB RAM in single DIMM. Memory is not user upgradable/expandable. It comes with 500GB hard drive which operates with 5400rpm.
The 15.6” LED backlit HD Touchscreen display of HP 15-f010wm offers max resolution of 1366 X 768pixels. The screen is reflective with average viewing angle. You can also check out Acer Aspire ES1-512-C88M, if a non-touch laptop works for you. It is available at around $200-$250. It comes with Intel N2840 Celeron processor which is an advance version of N2830.
When it comes to ports and connectivity features, the laptop comes with 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port, 1 headphone-out/microphone-in combo port, 1 RJ-45 Ethernet port and 1 HDMI port. It also offers SD card reader, DVD burner and VGA webcam. Network connectivity is supported by 802.11 b/g/n and Fast Ethernet.
3 cell battery pack offers battery life up to 5 hours
Pros of HP 15-f010wm
Decent laptop for basic work
Cons of HP 15-f010wm
No Gigabit Ethernet
Single band wi-fi