HP Pavilion 15-cc553cl Touchscreen Laptop Specs Review

HP Pavilion 15-cc553cl Touchscreen Laptop is an entry level gaming touchscreen laptop. It is powered by Intel Core i5-7200U Processor which has two cores. The processor is part of 7th generation Intel core family. The laptop comes with mid-level NVIDIA Geforce 940MX graphics with 2GB Video memory. The NVIDIA Geforce 940MX is not as powerful as GTX 1050 which comes with 4GB RAM.  For extreme gaming, GTX 1050 is preferable over 940MX. For instance, if you want to play For honor, Resident Evil 7 and Watch Dogs 2 smoothly, you can take a look at GTX 1050 powered laptop.   NVIDIA 940MX will also support these game with reduced resolution but don’t expect to high fps.  For high-end gaming, you can consider Dell i5577-5335BLK-PUS which is powered by Intel core i5-7300HQ processor.  Unlike i5-7200u, it has 4 physical cores and turbo frequency capability of the processor is higher than i5-7200u. Intel core i5-7200u operates at 2.5 GHz of base frequency and frequency can rise up to 3.1 Ghz. However, the turbo frequency for i5-7300HQ is 3.5GHz. It also has 6MB cache while i5-7200u comes with 3MB cache. Bigger cache is helpful in reducing latency.

The Dell laptop has NVIDIA GTX 1050 graphics with 4GB DDR5 memory and 8GB DDR4 system RAM (expandable up to 32GB). Again, HP 15-cc553cl doesn’t come with Solid State Drive which is faster than 5400rpm hard drive. If you are going to use the laptop for photo and video editing and 3D rendering then Solid state drive can improve performance. The Dell laptop comes with Solid State drive (256GB). However, this is not a touchscreen laptop and both the machine lack optical drive. Both, HP and Dell, laptops come with backlit keyboard.

If you are looking for a cheap gaming laptop that comes with CD/DVD drive and has similar hardware configuration, then you can consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 which is powered by Intel core i5-7200u processor and NVDIA 940MX graphics with 2G GDDR5 video memory. It also has 256GB Solid State Drive and backlit keyboard. However, it is not a touchscreen laptop.  The Acer laptop is installed with 8GB DDR4 RAM and the memory is expandable up to 32GB. Like HP 15-cc553cl it also comes with Full HD display.

HP Pavilion 15-cc553cl is installed with 12GB DDR4 memory and the memory is arranged in two slots. According to manufacturer, memory is not user upgradable. The laptop comes with 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive. You can replace hard drive with a Solid state Drive if you have knowledge about computer repairing. However, before replacing drive, you must check with the manufacturer if it will void any warranty.

Edges of the laptop are arranged with 1 USB 3.1 type C port, 2 USB 3.0 port, HDMI, RJ 45, SD card reader and headphone/microphone combo. Network connectivity is supported by 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2 and Gigabit Ethernet. It has front facing HD webcam.  As mentioned earlier, HP 15-cc553cl comes with backlit keyboard with dedicated numeric keypad. The 3 cell lithium ion battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup. However, power backup depends upon usage.