HP 15-ay127cl or X7T53UA#ABA Review

HP 15-ay127cl or X7T53UA#ABA is integrated with Intel core i5-7200u processor which is powerful enough for day to day computing and also supports CPU intensive tasks like photo and video editing, encoding/decoding video files, compressing large files, compiling programs and some 3D rendering work.  Though it offers plenty of memory, the laptop comes with slow hard drive (1TB 5400rpm hard drive) and standard display (1366 X 768p).  A Solid state Drive can speed up things and a full HD display produces images with more accurate color. These factors are important if you are into HD image/video editing or working with digital designing. It also lack a dedicated graphics.  HP 15-ay127cl comes with Integrated graphics Intel HD 620 which allows you to play games like The Witcher 3 and Star wars battlefront in low resolution and details. However, games like Minecraft, Sims 3, Dota 2 and league of legends Lego games are playable smoothly on this machine. There are few other drawbacks with this laptop as well. For instance, HP 15-ay127cl or HP X7T53UA#ABA doesn’t come with Backlit keyboard, wireless ac and USB Type C port.  You can  also consider Acer Aspire E5-575G-53VG which is powered by Intel core i5-6200u processor, NVIDIA Geforce 940MX graphics with 2GB DDR5 memory  and 8GB DDR4 RAM ( expandable up to 32GB). It has 256GB Solid State Drive and full HD (1920 X 1080p) display. It also comes with backlit keyboard and USB type C port.

Though i5-6200u processor is little slower compared to i5-7200u, but  dedicated graphics and Solid State drive make the Acer E5-575G-53VG more useful. However, the Acer laptop is not a touchscreen laptop but you don’t really need a touchscreen laptop with Windows 10. HP 15-ay127cl comes with integrated Intel HD 620 graphics which uses system memory and cannot be replaced. However, if you are looking for something more powerful, then Lenovo Ideapad 510 15.6″ Laptop will be a good option as it comes with powerful 7th gen Intel core i7-7500u processor, 12GB DDDR4 RAM and 256GB Solid State Drive. It has NVIDIA GEforce 940MX graphics with 4GB Video memory. It also has backlit keyboard.

Intel core i5-7200u operates with 2.5GHz of base frequency and the frequency can rise up to 3.1GHz while Intel core i7-7500u operates between 2.7GHz to 3.5GHz frequency range. Both are dual core processors.

Model: X7T53UA#ABA comes with 12GB DDR4 RAM and the memory is expandable up to 16GB. However, memory slots are not user accessible. The 1TB hard drive operates with 5400rpm speed and comes preinstalled with Windows 10. If you have knowledge about laptop repair then you can easily upgrade the hard drive with a Solid State Drive. Alternatively, you can consider Acer Aspire E5-575G-53VG.

The 15.6” display of HP 15-ay127cl or X7T53UA#ABA   supports max resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels which can stream content in 720p resolution but not in 1080p. However, with the help of HDMI you can watch full HD content on compatible monitor, external display or on HDTV.

Network connectivity is supported by 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN and Wireless 802.11 b/g/n. Model #:  X7T53UA#ABA comes with only 1 USB 3.0 port and 2 USB 2.0 ports while Acer E5-575G-53VG comes with 2 USB 3.0 port, one USB type C and one USB 2.0 port. Besides USB ports, the HP laptop has 1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45 (LAN), 1 Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack and SD card reader. It has a webcam as well. The battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup (approx.), depending upon usage.