HP 17-BS049DX Review

HP 17-BS049DX is a cheap 17.3” laptop that supports all day to day tasks and also offers great entertainment. It is powered by Intel Core i5-7200u processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive. It offers plenty of features for its current price (Black Friday 2017 price). You can run Microsoft Office applications, browse the internet, stream videos and movies smoothly on this laptop. Emailing and video calling will not an issue with this laptop. Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Sony Vegas Pro will also run but you won’t get fast performance, especially while rendering. HP 17-BS049DX laptop is not a touchscreen laptop and it doesn’t come with the backlit keyboard. If you are looking for a touchscreen-enabled laptop with similar features, you can consider HP 17.3Inch Touchscreen Laptop which comes with i7-7200u processor, 12GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB hard drive. It has the backlit keyboard. None of the laptops comes with discrete graphics and Intel HD 620 graphics is only graphics option for these laptops. The graphics support casual gaming and you can play low-end games like World of Warcraft, Minecraft, League of legends etc on this laptop. However, latest games like Need for speed, Payback and COD WWII will be playable at low resolution and setting. You can’t expect high FPS though.

If you are looking for a solid 17.3” inch gaming laptop at the affordable price then you can consider MSI GL72 17.3″ laptop. It has quad-core Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor. Each of the 4 cores operates with 2.8GHz of base frequency and the turbo frequency of the processor 3.8GHz. It has 6MB of cache. On the other hand, Intel core i5-7200u operates at the base frequency of 2.5GHz while the frequency can rise up to 3.1GHz. It has 3MB of cache. Again, MSI GL72 17.3″ laptop comes with powerful discrete graphics. It incorporates an NVIDIA Geforce GTX960M graphics with 2GB VRAM plus 8GB system RAM. The laptop is installed with the faster 1TB 7200rpm hard drive. Furthermore, it has full HD display while 17.3” display of HP 17-BS049DX supports the native resolution of 1600 X 900p. However, it comes with the non-backlit keyboard. This laptop is suitable for HD video editing alongside PC gaming.

HP 17-BS049DX comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM and the memory is expandable up to 16GB. It has 1TB 5400rpm hard drive which is preloaded with Windows 10 64 bit operating system. This laptop doesn’t come with full version of Microsoft office.

HP 17-BS049DX has standard ports and connectivity features which include 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Data Transfer Only), 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45 and 1 headphone/microphone combo. It has SD card reader as well.  The laptop supports Gigabit Ethernet LAN, wireless 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth. It doesn’t support wireless ac. Both, HP 17.3” touchscreen laptop and MSI GL72 laptop, support wireless ac as well. The battery offers up to 5 hours of battery backup. However, it depends upon usage.