HP 15-BA061DX Review

If you are looking for a budget laptop that offers little bit of everything, you will find it all in the HP 15-BA061DX. It is not a stylish or thin laptop but it manages to combine power and speed to deliver overall amazing performance. Whether you want a laptop to be used at home or as a mobile companion, this 15-BA061DX will be a great choice for you. Specs of the laptop include an AMD A12-9700p quad core processor, 6GB DDR4 RAM and integrated AMD Radeon HD R7 graphics. It has 1 TB 5400rpm of hard drive. As this is a budget laptop, certain sacrifices have been made to make it affordable. To begin with, it is not a touchscreen laptop. Memory is little low if you are going to use it for video editing or 3D rendering job. The laptop comes with standard display (1366 X 768)p which can’t play content in full HD resolution. If you are more into gaming or want to run resource demanding programs, you can consider Dell Inspiron i5565-5850GRY which is powered by more powerful AMD FX9800p quad core processor. It has 16GB RAM plus discrete graphics (AMD Radeon M445 Graphics with 4GB GDDR5 memory). It has full HD touchscreen display as well. Furthermore, it comes with backlit keyboard. It supports wireless ac while HP 15-BA061DX supports wireless up to b/g/n. This Dell laptop certainly costs you more but it is worth the money.

HP 15-BA061DX doesn’t come with backlit keyboard and AMD Radeon R7 graphics is the only graphics option for this laptop. You can play many games like Minecraft, Sims 4 and league of legends on this machine. However, games like Call of Duty infinite warfare, GTA V etc. will run in low resolution and settings. If you are more into gaming and multimedia then Dell Inspiron i5565-5850GRY will be a better option.

Another drawback with Model: 15-BA061DX is the VGA webcam while the Dell laptop comes with infrared webcam.

AMD FX9800p accelerated processor operates with 2.7 GHz and the frequency can rise up to 3.6 GHz. On the other hand, AMD A12-9700p operates with 2.5GHz and the frequency can rise up to 3.4GHz. Both are Bristol-Bridge APUs with same die size. Thus, compared with AMD A12-9700P, AMD FX9800p will offer better performance.

HP 15-BA061DX is installed with 6GB RAM. Memory is not user upgradable/expandable. However, if you are looking for similar laptop with more memory, you can consider Lenovo Ideapad 310 80ST001NUS which comes with 12GB RAM. Rest of the specs in both the laptops remains same. This lenovo laptop supports wireless ac and Bluetooth. 1TB hard drive operates with 5400rpm speed and comes preloaded with Windows 10 Home 64 bit operating system. You won’t get full version of Microsoft office with this laptop. All the above mentioned laptops come with CD/DVD drive.

The 15.6″ Bright View WLED-backlit display in HP 15-BA061DX supports max resolution up to 1366 x 768 pixels. However, with the help of HDMI you can watch full HD content on compatible HDTV or monitor.
Besides HDMI, you also get 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, SD card reader, 1 RJ-45 and 1 headphone/microphone combo port. It has a webcam as well.

Network connectivity is supported by 10/100Mbps LAN and wi-fi 802.11 b/g/n. The 3-cell, 31 Wh Li-ion offers up to 5 hours of battery backup which depends upon usage.