HP 15-bw004wm 15.6″ Pale Mint Laptop Review

HP 15-bw004wm 15.6″ Pale Mint Laptop is an inexpensive entry-level laptop. You will find a dual core AMD E2-9000e processor, 4GB 1866MHz RAM and 500GB 5400rpm hard drive in this laptop. AMD E2-9000e has two cores and is a pretty basic processor. It operates with 1.5GHz frequency and the frequency can rise up to 2.0GHz on system demand. Unlike Intel core i3-7100u processor, E2-9000e lacks hyper-threading technology which means two cores handle only two threads at a time. Thanks to hyperthreading, two cores of Intel core i3-7100u can handle 4 threads at a time. Other features of this laptop are pretty average. For instance, it has the only 500GB hard drive and it doesn’t come with the backlit keyboard. The laptop comes with standard display ( 1366 X 768) which is not full HD display.  Typing docs, surfing the internet, watching movies and videos, emailing etc., will not be an issue with this laptop. However, HP 15-bw004wm is not suitable for HD photo and video editing. If you are on tight budget, you can consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM which is powered by Intel Core i3-7100u processor which operates with 2.4GHz speed. It has 4GB 2133MHz RAM (expandable up to 32GB) and 1TB hard drive. It comes with the backlit keyboard and full HD display as well.

Again, HP 15-bw004wm doesn’t support Wi-fi ac and lacks USB type C port while Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM supports Wi-fi  AC and has USB type C port for fast data transfer. Intel core i3-7100u offers better performance compared to AMD E2-9000e. Core i3-7100u operates at the higher frequency and supports hyperthreading technology.  When it comes to CPU benchmark, the PassMark score for e2-9000e is 1437 and that for i3-7100u is 3785. Thus, i3-7100u is the clear winner, if you compare both the processors. Both the laptops come with integrated graphics.

HP 15-bw004wm comes with AMD Radeon R2 graphics which hardly supports latest games like COD WWII, prey etc. However, the game like Sims 4 is playable in low resolution. Though the Acer laptop comes with integrated graphics (Intel HD 620), it still supports many PC games. Games like Sims 4 and Minecraft are playable smoothly on this machine.

None of these are touchscreen laptops. If you are looking for a budget touchscreen laptop, you can consider HP 15-bs091ms which is powered by Intel Core i3-7100u processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB hard drive. All the laptops mentioned above come with inbuilt CD/DVD drive.

HP 15-bw004wm 15.6″ Pale Mint Laptop is installed with 4GB RAM. Memory is not user expandable. It comes with the 500GB 5400rpm hard drive which is preloaded with Windows 10 home 64-bit operating system. It doesn’t come with full version of MS office.

When it comes to ports and connectivity features, HP 15-bw004wm comes with 2 USB 3.0 Gen 1 (Data transfer only), 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI and 1 RJ-45 and 1 headphone/microphone combo. It has SD card reader as well as the integrated webcam.  Network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth. The battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.