HP 15-BS016DX Review

HP 15-BS016DX is an affordable laptop that can accomplish computing requirements of home users and college students. It may not be the most stylish laptop around but it has the right mix of specs.  HP 15-BS016DX is powered by Intel core i5-7200u 7th generation processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB hard drive. The downside of this laptop is that it comes with integrated graphics. A dedicated graphics is always better as it comes with its own memory and does not depend on system memory. Integrated graphics uses system memory and is not replaceable.  The laptop comes with decent processor but it has a slow hard drive. A faster Solid State drive can boost performance to some extent. Replacing hard drive with a Solid State Drive is quite difficult in this laptop.  If you need to work with Adobe Photoshop, Sony Vegas Pro or Solid Works then a Solid State Drive equipped laptop will be preferable for you. However, for day to day computing tasks like running MS office, streaming videos, making presentation, surfing internet and emailing etc., HP 15-BS016DX will offer good performance. You can also consider Acer Aspire E5-575G-75MD laptop which comes with more powerful Intel core i7-7500u processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and NVIDIA Geforce 940MX graphics with 2GB DDR5 Video memory. Here you are getting a machine with Full HD display and backlit keyboard. It supports Wi-Fi ac connectivity as well while the HP BS016DX supports up to 802.11 b/g/n.

Model: 15-BS016DX doesn’t come with backlit keyboard and has standard 1366 X 768 display. None of these laptops are touchscreen laptop. If you are looking for a touchscreen laptop with similar specs  and within same price range then you can consider HP 15-AY103DX 15.6″ Touchscreen laptop which is integrated with Intel Core i5-7200U, 8GB DDR4 RAM  and 1TB HDD.

Here is a quick review about HP 15 bs016dx:

Intel core i5-7200u processor operates with 2.5GHz of base frequency and the frequency can rise up to 3.1GHZ. On the other hand, Intel core i7-7500u operates with 2.7GHz of base frequency and frequency can rise up to 3.5GHz.  Both are dual core processors and are part of 7th generation Intel Kabylake family. Intel core i5-7200u has 3MB of cache while Intel core i7-7500u has 4MB of cache memory. Thus i7-7500u processor will offer better performance than Intel core i5-7200u.

As told earlier, HP 15 BS016DX comes with Integrated graphics, more precisely, with Intel HD 620.  It supports DirectX 12 and allows casual gaming but demanding games like Battlefield 1, For Honor, Resident Evil 7 will run in low to medium resolutions and settings. Low end games like Dirt Rally and Sims 4 will run smoothly on this machine. If you want to play PC games and are looking for a cheap gaming laptop then Acer Aspire E5-575G-75MD laptop could be a suitable option for you.

Model: 15 BS016DX is neither touch enabled nor a 2 in 1 laptop. For touchscreen laptop you can consider HP 15-ay103dx. Display of the laptops support max resolution up to 1366 X 768p which means these are not Full HD display.

HP 15 BS016DX comes with two memory slots and the memory is expandable up to 16GB. However, memory slots are not user accessible. Internal 1TB hard drive comes preloaded with Windows 10 Home 64 bit operating system but you won’t get Full Version of Microsoft Office.

Edges of the HP laptop is arranged with 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Data Transfer Only) ports, 1 USB 2.0 port; 1 HDMI; 1 RJ-45; 1 headphone/microphone combo and multi-format SD card reader. Network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0.

3 cell 31whr battery offers up to 5 hours of battery backup, however, it depends upon usage.

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