HP Pavilion 15-br080wm Review

HP Pavilion 15-br080wm is a big 15.6″ Touchscreen 2 in 1 Laptop. It incorporates 7th gen Intel Core i5-7200u processor, 8 GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. The laptop offers enough performance for day to day tasks. It also supports some CPU intensive task like Photo and video editing, 3D designing etc. You won’t get fast performance for such tasks though. Intel core i5-7200u is a dual-core SoC processor with low TDP. HP 15-br080wm is a budget laptop and comes with some compromises. It has standard 1366 X 768  display, which is not full HD ( 1920 X 1080) display, and it lacks Solid-state Drive. Solid State Drives are faster than 5400 rpm hard drive. You will get noticeably faster booting and uploading of files. Again, the laptop doesn’t come with the backlit keyboard. HP Pavilion 15-br080wm X360 15.6″ Touchscreen 2 in 1 Laptop has integrated Intel HD 620 graphics. It supports casual gaming. You can also consider ASUS 15.6 2-in-1 FHD Touchscreen laptop which has Full HD display and the hybrid drive ( 1TB 5400 rpm + 128GB Solid state Drive). It is also powered by Intel Core i5-7200u processor but it has dedicated graphics NVIDIA Geforce GT 940MX graphics with 2GB video memory plus 12GB RAM.

None of these laptops come with the inbuilt optical drive. However, you can always use external CD/DVD drive.

HP Pavilion 15-br080wm X360 laptop comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM but the memory is not expandable further. The hard drive is preloaded with Windows 10 Operating system. It doesn’t come with full version of Microsoft office. It doesn’t come with Solid State Drive. The laptop doesn’t have the backlit keyboard. If you are looking for a 15.6” 2-in-1 laptop with Solid State Drive and backlit keyboard, you can consider HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 15-br095ms 2 in 1 PC. It is also powered by Intel Core i5-7200u processor and is installed with 8GB RAM. Touchscreen enabled HP 15-br095ms 2-in-1 laptop supports full HD resolution. It also comes with the stylus which Microsoft ink compliant.

All the laptops mentioned above are quite heavy and, due to 15.6” form factor, weighs around 5lbs. If you need something lightweight then you can consider Dell Inspiron 13 i7370-5593SLV-PUS Laptop which is a 13.3” 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop. It weighs around 3.1lbs approx. This budget 2-in 1 laptop is powered by 8th generation Intel Core i5-8520u processor which has 4 cores. It comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM as well and has 256GB Solid State Drive. It also has backlit keyboard and Full HD IPS display.

As mentioned above, Intel core i5-8250u has 4 cores and operates from 1.6GHz to 3.4GHz while 7th gen i5-7200u has 2 cores but it operates between 2.5GHz to 3.1GHz.  Core i5-8250u comes with 6MB of cache while i5-7200u has 3MB of cache. Core i5-8250u operates with low base frequency but it hardly matters as the base frequency depends upon workload. Also, 2 additional cores boost up the performance a bit while working with CPU intensive tasks.

When it comes to ports and connectivity features, it has 1 USB 3.1 Type-C™ Gen 1 (Data Transfer up to 5 Gb/s); 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Data transfer only), 1 HDMI, 1 headphone/microphone combo and SD card reader. The laptop comes with the integrated webcam as well. Network connectivity is supported by gigabit Ethernet, Wi-fi ac, and Bluetooth. The battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup but it depends upon usage.