HP 15-bs051od or 1TJ84UA#ABA Review

HP 15-bs051od or 1TJ84UA#ABA is an inexpensive laptop that can handle regular computing tasks with ease. There is nothing much to boast about hardware configuration of the laptop though. It comes with Intel core i3-7100u 7th generation Intel processor, 4GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. The laptop supports typing documents, processing spreadsheets, surfing the internet, emailing, skype, streaming videos and music etc. It supports casual photo and video editing as well.  HP 15-bs051od doesn’t offer backlit keyboard and comes with standard keyboard. Also, the laptop display offers standard resolution (1366 X 768) which is not full HD resolution (1920 X 1080). Full HD display can enhance your video watching experience as it offers crisp pictures and accurate colors. Though the laptop offers Bluetooth connectivity, it doesn’t support Wireless AC.  Alternatively, you can consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM 15.6-Inch Full HD Notebook which has backlit keyboard, wireless ac and Full HD display. It is also powered by Intel core i3-7100u processor, 4GB DDR4 RAM (expandable up to 32GB ) and 1TB hard drive. Both the laptops come with inbuilt optical drive which works as CD or DVD burner. As both the laptops come with pretty ordinary hardware specs, one should not expect it to run CPU or graphics demanding games or programs.

Both the laptops offer integrated graphics which uses system memory. When it comes to PC gaming, these laptop can run low end games like Minecraft , Sims 4 etc in low to medium details and settings. However, games like For Honor 2017 and Prey will struggle to run in these machine. Intel core i3-7100u processor operates with 2.4GHz frequency and the frequency can’t rise further. The laptop comes with Intel HD 620 graphics which is integrated graphics and uses system memory. This is not a gaming laptop and user can’t upgrade graphics as it is part of the processor.

One shouldn’t expect base model laptops to do more than basic computing. If you need a budget laptop that offers performance for PC gaming, HD photo and video editing, running program like Solid Works and Audacity, then you can consider Acer Aspire E5-575G-57D4 which is powered by more powerful Intel core i5-7200u processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM ( expandable up to 32GB) and  256GB Solid State Drive. It comes with discrete graphics NVIDIA Geforce 940MX with 2GB GDDR5 video memory. It also has full HD (1920 X 1080) display and backlit keyboard. Intel core i5-7200u operates with 2.5GHz of base frequency and the frequency can rise up to 3.1GHz on system demand, while the frequency of i3-7100u can’t be increased further.

Solid state Drive offers faster booting and uploading of files. You can easily replace hard drive with Solid state Drive. To do this, you just need to remove battery, outer cover and optical drive to get access of hard drive and memory slot. The memory is expandable up to 16GB.

HP 15-bs051od offers 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (Data Transfer Only),1 USB 2.0 port, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45 and 1 headphone/microphone combo. It has 1 multi-format SD media card reader and 720p HD webcam with integrated microphone. As told earlier, the keyboard is not backlit but it has dedicated numeric keypad. Wireless network connectivity is supported by 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. It doesn’t support Wi-Fi ac. However, both the Acer laptops support Wireless ac and are integrated with backlit keyboard.

HP 15-bs051od comes with removable battery and the 3 cell battery offers up to 5 hours of battery backup.

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