HP 15-bs190od Review

HP 15-bs190od is a decent touchscreen laptop available at an attractive offer price. In fact, there is only one major drawback which can impact the performance of the laptop while working with HD photo and video editing job and 3D designing etc. HP 15-bs190od comes with solid 8th generation i5-8250u processor but it has only 4GB RAM. The processor has 4 cores and it operates between 1.6GHZ- 3.4GHZ frequency range. However, 4 GB RAM is enough for day to day computing tasks like typing docs, streaming videos, emailing/skype etc.  Rather than a touchscreen display, HP could have to embed more memory to the laptop to make it more useful. The touchscreen display is not essential here since it is not a 2-in-1 laptop. Other specs of this laptop are quite average. It comes with standard touchscreen display which supports the max resolution of 1366 X 768p, which is not a Full HD (1920 X 1080) and 1TB hard drive. You can also consider Asus F510UA-AH51, which has the same processor but it comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM. It also has 1TB hard drive. However, this laptop is not a touchscreen laptop but it features Full HD IPS display which offers greater viewing angle.

The Asus laptop lacks CD/DVD drive, which is intentional to make it lightweight. But you can always use an external DVD writer. The laptop weighs around 3.7lbs ( while HP laptop weighs around 4.5lbs). It has fingerprint reader as well as Type C port which are missing in the HP laptop. Again, both the laptops lack dedicated graphics. HP laptop comes with Intel UHD 620 graphics which supports casual gaming. High-end games like COD WWII will run in low to medium resolution and settings. If you are looking for a budget gaming laptop with premium features like backlit keyboard and Solid State Drive then you can consider Acer E5-576G-81GD laptop. It has more powerful Intel Core i7-8550u processor, NVIDIA Geforce MX150 graphics with 2GB GDDR5 video memory and 8GB DDR4 RAM.

Again, the Acer laptop comes with Solid-state Drive which is much faster than traditional hard drive. It comes with Full HD display and backlit keyboard. Like HP laptop, it also comes with CD/DVD drive.

Intel core i7-8550u has 4 cores and it operates at 1.8GHZ of base frequency while the frequency can rise up to 4 GHz. It has 8MB of cache whereas Intel core i5-8250u operates at the base frequency of 1.6GHz and frequency can rise up to 3.4GHz. It has 6MB of cache. So, i7-8550u is more powerful compared to i5-8250u. Acer E5-576G-81GD costs you more but you are getting many features which you may need in future.

HP 15-bs190od has 4 GB memory and the memory is not user expandable. It comes with the 1TB hard drive, which is easily accessible. You can easily replace the hard drive with Solid State Drive and access memory on this laptop. However, you must take permission from the manufacturer, before upgrading hardware, in order to avoid warranty termination.

As Model 15-bs190od belong to HP’s basic series, you won’t get metallic exterior. It comes with the plastic exterior which is quite sturdy. Sides of the laptop are arranged with 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Data Transfer Only), 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45, 1 headphone/microphone combo and SD card reader. However, USB 3.1 Type C port is missing. It has the webcam as well but the keyboard is nonbacklit.

Network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-fi ac, and Bluetooth. The 3 cell 31whr battery offers up to 6 hours ( approx) of battery backup.