HP 15-bs059od Review

HP 15-bs059od is an ideal entry-level laptop. It is not a powerhouse though but offers enough performance for accomplishing tasks like typing docs, processing spreadsheets, making presentations, watching movies and videos, running Spotify, emailing, video call etc. It also offers performance for CPU intensive tasks for small HD photo and video editing, small 3D designing etc. However, you won’t get fast performance for such tasks. HP 15-bs059od Laptop is installed with entry level i3-7100u processor which is a 7th generation core processor. It operates with 2.4GHz frequency and the speed can’t rise any further. The laptop offers 6MB of RAM and 1TB hard drive. The downside of this laptop is that it doesn’t come with the backlit keyboard and doesn’t support wireless ac. Also, it comes with standard 1366 X 768 pixels display.  On the other hand, Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM comes with the backlit keyboard, full HD display, and wireless ac support.  This laptop is powered by same Intel Core i3-7100u processor but comes with 4GB DDR4 RAM (expandable up to 32GB). However, 4GB RAM is enough for day to day computing. Like HP 15-bs059od Laptop, it is also installed with a 1TB 5400rpm hard drive. Again The Acer laptop is not a touchscreen laptop. None of them is a 2in1 laptop and come with a standard display. But you don’t need a touchscreen display with Windows 10.

Intel core i3-7100u is a dual core processor and operates at 2.4GHz fixed frequency.  The laptop comes with 4GB RAM. Thus, this laptop is not suitable for HD video editing or 3D designing. But you can edit small HD video files. However, do not expect fast performance for such tasks.  If you are on the budget, and looking for a lightweight all-purpose laptop, then you can consider Acer E5-576G-5762 which is powered by 8th generation Intel Core i5-8250u processor. The 8th generation Intel core i5-8250u has 4 physical cores and each core can handle 2 threads at a time. Thus, it can handle 8 threads simultaneously.   The Acer laptop comes with dedicated NVIDIA Geforce MX 150 graphics with 2GB GDDR5 video memory and 256GB Solid state Drive.  It has full HD display and backlit keyboard.

HP 15-bs059od comes with integrated Intel HD 620 graphics that uses system memory. The graphics support casual gaming but to play games like Prey and Destiny 2, a laptop with dedicated graphics is recommended. Dedicated graphics also help in HD photo and video editing.  HP 15 bs059od comes with traditional SATA hard drive. Solid state drives are much faster than traditional hard drives. With Solid State Drive, the laptop will boot faster and upload files swiftly.

Another alternative to HP 15-bs059od is HP 15-bs091ms which is a touchscreen laptop. It also has i3-7100u processor but it offers more memory. The laptop is installed with 8GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. Rest of the specs are similar to the model.

HP 15-bs059od Laptop has 6GB RAM.  Memory is not user expandable and HP’s permission is required before you decide to upgrade/expand memory. Otherwise, you may end up voiding product warranty. You can replace the hard drive with Solid-state Drive to boost performance. The laptop runs on Windows 10 home 64-bit operating system.

Ports and connectivity features in the laptop include 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Data transfer only), 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45, 1 headphone/microphone combo and integrated webcam. It comes with SD card reader as well. Network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi and Bluetooth. The battery offers up to 5 hours of battery backup.