HP 15-bs028cl Review

HP 15-bs028cl is an entry level 15.6” laptop integrated with Intel Pentium N3710 processor. Even though Intel N3710 is a quad-core processor, it is categorized as the entry-level processor. The laptop has 8GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. This laptop could be a good choice if you are requirements are limited to typing docs or term papers, processing spreadsheets, creating the presentation, streaming videos, and movies, browsing the internet, occasional photo and video editing. HP 15-bs028cl is not suitable for applications like Adobe After Effects, Lightroom, sony vegas pro etc. This laptop is not appropriate for AutoCAD, Revit, and 3Ds Max either. This laptop is not touchscreen enabled and doesn’t come with the backlit keyboard. You can also consider HP Laptop 15-bs091ms, which is a touchscreen laptop powered by more powerful Intel Core i3-7100u processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB hard drive. Intel core i3-7100u has two cores, operating at the 2.4GHz frequency, and comes with 3MB of smart cache. Though Intel core i3-7100u has two cores, each core can handle two threads at a time due to hyperthreading technology which means two cores act as 4 virtual cores.

On the other hand, Intel Pentium N3710 operates at the base frequency of 1.6GHz and, due to Turbo burst technology, the frequency of some of the core can rise up to 2.56GHz.  4 cores of this Pentium processor can handle 4 thread at a time. The laptop comes with low TDP of 6W. Basically, it is designed for home uses. Again, Pentium N3710 supports DDR3L 1600Mhz memory while HP Laptop 15-bs091ms comes with DDR4 memory. Both the laptops come with inbuilt CD/DVD burner.

HP 15-bs028cl comes with very weak integrated Intel HD Graphics 405 which supports DirectX  11.2. It will hardly support any of the latest games. However, HP 15-bs091ms comes with better integrated Intel HD 620 graphics which can run many latest games in low resolution and details. The graphics support DirectX 12.0. When it comes to benchmark, the Passmark score for Intel Pentium N3710 is 1941 while the score for i3-7100u is 3792.

None of the laptops mentioned above come with the backlit keyboard. If you are looking for a laptop for use at home, you can consider Acer Aspire E5-575-33BM. It has the i3-7100u processor, 4GB RAM (expandable up to 32 GB) and 1TB hard drive. It also comes with full HD display (1920 X 1080) while HP 15-bs028cl laptop supports max resolution up to 1366 X 768p. Note that full HD display offers better picture quality.

HP 15-bs028cl comes with 8GB RAM and memory is not expandable further. Pentium N3710 processor supports max 8GB RAM. It comes with 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive. The laptop runs Windows 10 64 bit operating system. It doesn’t come with full Version of Microsoft office and you need to buy it separately.

When it comes to port and connectivity features, It offers 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Data Transfer Only), 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x RJ-45 and 1 x Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack. It comes with integrated webcam and SD card reader as well.  The keyboard has dedicated numeric keypad. HP 15-bs028cl supports both wired and wireless connectivity. Wired connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet and wireless connectivity is supported by 802.11 ac and Bluetooth. The battery provides up to 5 hours of battery backup, however, it depends upon usage.