HP NOTEBOOK 15-BA069NR Review

HP NOTEBOOK 15-BA069NR is designed for home users and students. This non-touch laptop is powered by AMD quad core A10-9600p Bristol Bridge or 7th gen processor. Though it is a quad core processor, its performance is comparable with Intel core i3-7100u 7th generation processor (as per Passmark scores). It has 6GB of RAM and 1TB 5400rpm hard drive.  The laptop is good enough for regular computing tasks like working with Microsoft office, web browsing, streaming movies and videos, emailing/skype, running Spotify etc. You can do small photo and video editing job as well. Basically, performance of HP NOTEBOOK 15-BA069NR is equivalent to HP Pavilion 15-BA079DX which comes with similar specs but offers touchscreen display. As both are cheap laptops, premium feature like backlit keyboard is missing in the configuration. Both the laptops come with inbuilt optical drive as well.

However, if you are looking for a budget laptop for Adobe Photoshop or digital designing, then Lenovo Ideapad 310 15.6″ Laptop with 7th gen AMD A12-9700p processor, 12GB RAM and 1TB hard drive will be a more suitable option.  Media editing programs like Adobe Photoshop and Blender need more memory. However, none of these laptops make it to workstation grade.  Again, the Lenovo laptop supports wireless ac while HP 15-BA069NR supports up to 802.11 n. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of Model: Z2K89UA#ABA or HP 15-ba069nr.

AMD A10-9600 accelerated processor or APU operates with 2.4GHZ speed and the frequency can rise up to 3.3GHz.  It has Radeon HD R5 graphics which supports casual gaming. It can run games likes Minecraft, Sims 4, Dota 2 etc., but it will struggle if you run Star wars battlefront and Fallout 4 in highest resolutions. As a matter of fact, it is not a gaming laptop. Lenovo Ideapad 310 15.6″ Laptop with 7th gen AMD A12-9700p processor comes with better integrated graphics. AMD A12-9700p operates with base frequency of 2.5GHz and the frequency can rise up to 3.4GHz. Note that both are quad core processors.

HP NOTEBOOK 15-BA069NR comes with 6GB DDR4 RAM and the memory is expandable up to 16GB. There are two memory slots. The laptop comes with 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive which is preloaded with Windows 10 home 64 bit operating system. You can also consider Lenovo Ideapad 310 15″ – Black 80ST0025US which comes with 12GB RAM and has same AMD 10-9600p processor along with 1TB hard drive. It also supports wireless-ac.

The 15.6” non-touch display of 15-BA069NR supports max resolution of 1366 X 768p which means though it can stream content in 720p but not in 1080p. However, with the help of HDMI, you can watch Full HD content on compatible monitor, TV and external display.  You will require HDMI cable for this purpose.

Ports and connectivity features in HP NOTEBOOK 15-BA069NR include 1  DC-in port, 1  Ethernet port, 1  HDMI port, 1 headphone/microphone jack, 2  USB 2.0 ports and 1  USB 3.0 port. It has integrated webcam as well. Network connectivity is supported by 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN and 802.11 b/g/n. The battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.

Final Thoughts

HP NOTEBOOK 15-BA069NR is a decent laptop for regular computing. However, if you are more into media editing or gaming, Lenovo Ideapad 310 15.6″ Laptop with 7th gen AMD A12-9700p and 12GB RAM could be a better option.