HP 17-bs067cl Review

HP 17-bs067cl is a basic 7th gen Intel Core i7-7500u processor powered 17.3” laptop. The laptop does not offer premium features like dedicated graphics and backlit keyboard.  It seems to have made a late entry to the market since laptops with 8th generation Intel processor are already being rolled out. The laptop is bundled with the dual-core i7 processor but it offers enough storage. It offers 2TB 5400 rpm hard drive, which is slower if you compare it with a Solid State Drive. You can use this laptop as a desktop replacement. HP 17-bs067cl is fast enough for regular computing such as running MS office, streaming videos and movies, playing music, surfing the internet etc. HP 17-bs067cl has integrated Intel HD 620 graphics which supports causal gaming.Low-end games like Minecraft can be played smoothly on this machine but to play games like Need for Speed Payback and COD WWII a laptop with gaming graphics is desirable.

You can also consider MSI GL72 17.3″ laptop which comes with Intel quad-core i7-7700HQ processor, NVIDIA Geforce GTX 960M graphics with 2GB Video memory and 8GB RAM. It comes with full HD display (1920 X 1080) which offers crisp pictures compared to 1600 X 900 display. HP 17-bs067cl laptop comes with 1600 X 900p display. The MSI laptop offers 1TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive which is faster than 5400rpm hard drive. The MSI laptop not only offers performance for PC gaming but you can use it for HD photo and video editing, 3D modeling as well. Like Model #:  17-bs067cl, this laptop is non-touch enabled. None of these laptops offer the backlit keyboard.

Intel core i7-7500u has two cores and each core operates with base frequency of 2.7GHz and frequency can rise up to 3.5GHz. Core i7-7700HQ has 4 cores and each core operates at 2.8GHz of base frequency and frequency can rise up to 3.8GHz. Both the processors support hyperthreading technology which means 4 cores of i7-7700HQ can handle 8 threads at a time. It has 6GB Of cache. Intel Core i7-7500u is SoC processor designed to offer better battery life.

You can also consider HP Flagship 17.3″ laptop which is a budget laptop but it comes with 16GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD. It has 1600 X 900 display.

HP 17-bs067cl has 8GB DDR4 RAM and comes with two memory slots. Memory is expandable up to 16GB. The hard drive comes preloaded with Windows 10 Operating system. You can also replace the hard drive with Solid State Drive. This laptop doesn’t come with Microsoft office.

For external devices connectivity, HP 17-bs067cl  offers 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Data Transfer Only), 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x RJ-45, 1 x Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack and SD card reader. It has integrated webcam. The network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless ac with backward compatibility and Bluetooth.

The 3 cell battery of the HP 17-bs067cl offers up to 5-6 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.