HP 15-ba113cl Touchscreen Laptop Review

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Integrated with 12GB RAM and touchscreen interface, HP 15-ba113cl Touchscreen Laptop is able to please even the most hardened critic. The laptop is attractively priced, if you consider its hardware specs. Though A10-9600p is a quad core processor, it is not as powerful as quad core Intel i7 mobile processor. However, for day to day computing, casual PC gaming, social networking, streaming videos and movies, the processor has enough power.  HP 15-ba113cl is not a high end gaming laptop. It comes with integrated AMD Radeon HD R7 graphics that supports low end games like Minecraft, Sims etc. You can play high end games like Titanfall 2 and Watch Dogs 2 at low to medium resolution. Don’t expect very high frame rates for such games. It doesn’t come with backlit keyboard and has standard display (1366 X 768p).  You can also consider Dell Inspiron i5565-5850GRY which is a budget touchscreen laptop but comes with many great features. It comes with more powerful AMD fx-9800p Quad-Core Processor and 16GB RAM. It offers switchable graphics- AMD Radeon R8 and AMD Radeon R7 M445 Graphics with 4GB GDDR5 video memory. It also has Full HD display (1920 X 1080P) and backlit keyboard.

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Now, both A10-9600p and AMD FX-9800p are quad core processor and designed with Bristol Bridge architecture. But the processors differ in speed. AMD A10-9600p operates at lower clockspeed of 2.4 GHz and the frequency can rise up to 3.3 GHz. On the other hand, AMD FX-9800p operates with 2.7 GHz of base frequency and the frequency shoots up to 3.6GHz. Thus, AMD 9800p offers you better performance than A10-9600p. Again, Dell Inspiron i5565-5850GRY comes with discrete graphics which has its own memory. Thus, Dell laptop will offer better performance and greater battery life compared to HP 15-ba113cl.

Another competitor of HP ba113cl is Lenovo Ideapad 310 80ST001NUS which is powered by A12-9700p processor. A12-9700p also belongs to Bristol Bridge family but operates at higher frequency range ( 2.5-3.4GHz). This Lenovo laptop comes with 12GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. It is not a touchscreen laptop and you don’t really need a touchscreen interface with Windows 10.

Getting back to the HP 15-ba113cl review, the laptop is installed with 12GB RAM and the memory is expandable up to 16GB. 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive comes preinstalled with Windows 10 operating system.

The 15.6” display of HP 15-ba113cl Touchscreen Laptop supports max resolution of 1366 X768p. Unlike Dell Inspiron i5565-5850GRY, it can’t playback in Full HD or 1920 X 1080p resolution. However,  with the help of HDMI you can watch full HD content on compatible HDTV or monitor.

The HP laptop comes with 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45 (LAN),1x Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader and 1x Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack. It has SD card reader as well as integrated webcam. All the aforementioned laptops come with CD/DVD burner.

HP 15-ba113cl Touchscreen Laptop supports both wired and wireless connectivity.  Wired connectivity is supported by 10/100 Mbps Ethernet and Wireless connectivity is supported by Wireless-ac and Bluetooth.

The 3 cell battery offers up to 4 hours of battery backup which depends upon usage as well.