HP 15-bs061st 15.6″ Laptop Computer Review

HP 15-bs061st 15.6″ Laptop Computer is an inexpensive laptop and comes with an average processor. The laptop incorporates Intel Pentium N3170 processor which supports regular computing tasks like typing docs, working with spreadsheets, making presentation, emailing/skype, listening music, watching video etc., but it is not suitable for CPU demanding tasks like HD video editing and 3D designing. It is not suitable for latest PC games as well. However, some app based games and Facebook games are playable in this machine. Most attractive feature of this laptop is that it comes with 8GB DDR3L RAM. But RAM alone is not enough to increase the performance of a machine. HP 15-bs061 st or Model: 1WJ88UA#ABA is not a touchscreen laptop and premium features like backlit keyboard and full HD display are not available with this machine. You can also consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM laptop that comes with more powerful 7th generation Intel core i3-7100u processor, 4GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB hard drive. The laptop has only 4GB RAM but it has a powerful 7th gen Intel core i3-7100u processor.  Again, HP 15-bs061st comes with only 500GB hard drive. The Acer laptop offers backlit keyboard and full HD (1920 X 1080) display while HP 15-bs061st lacks both the features.

The 15.6” display of HP 15-bs061st supports max resolution of 1366 X 768p which means it can support playback in 720p resolution only. With Full HD display you get more accurate colors. Here is a brief review about specifications and expected performance of HP 15-bs061 or Model: 1WJ88UA#ABA.

Intel Pentium N3170 has 4 cores and the processor operates with very low base frequency of 1.6GHz and the frequency can rise up to 2.56GHz, if system needs it. There is only 2MB of L2 cache. Though Intel core i3-7100u is a dual core processor, it operates with high frequency of 2.4GHz and it has 3MB of smart cache. With the help of Hyperthreading technology the two physical core works as 4 logical cores. Intel Pentium N3710 is part of Braswell family while Intel core i3-7100u is part of Intel’s Kaby lake family which is technologically more advanced than Braswell series of processors. The current Passmark score ( at the time of posting this review) for the Intel core i3-7100u is 3857 while The same for  N3710 is 1898, which means Intel core i3-7100u is more powerful compared to Pentium N3710. HP 15-bs061st is non-touch laptop and is integrated with weak integrated graphics.

If you are looking for a budget  touchscreen laptop that can do small HD photo/video editing, some 3D modelling and casual PC gaming then you can consider HP 15-ay103dx laptop which is powered by Intel core i5-7200u processor, 8GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. Though it comes with integrated graphics, it can still handle many games like Minecraft, World of Warcraft Dirt Rally etc. High end games like Battlefield 1 can be played in low resolution and settings.

HP 15-bs061st is installed with 8GB DDR3L RAM and the memory is not expandable further. However, you will hardly need more memory as 8GB RAM is sufficient for day to day computing tasks. The laptop comes with 500GB 5400 rpm hard drive. Windows 10 home premium operating system is preinstalled on the drive. The laptop doesn’t come with Full version of Microsoft office.

When it comes to ports, there are 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Data Transfer Only), 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45 and 1 Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack. It comes with SD card reader and non-backlit keyboard. However,  Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM has backlit keyboard. All the above mentioned laptops come with inbuilt CD/DVD drive.

3 cell 31 whr battery of HP 15-bs061st offers up to 6 hours of power backup, depending upon usage.

HP Pavilion 15-cc561st or Model: 1KU29UA#ABA Review

HP Pavilion 15-cc561st or Model: 1KU29UA#ABA is a decent laptop for home users, students and small offices. It is a budget laptop and comes with few limitations. Let us start with specifications of HP 15-cc561st. The laptop incorporates a 7th generation Intel core i5-7200u dual core processor, 8GB RAM and 1TB 5400rpm hard drive. It doesn’t come with Solid State Drive and dedicated graphics which could facilitate gaming, media editing and 3D designing performance. When it comes to graphics, HP 15-cc561st offers Intel HD 620 graphics which uses system memory. This laptop is not a touchscreen laptop. It is not a high end laptop but it supports HD video editing and 3D rendering but you won’t get fast performance for such tasks. However, the laptop can easily handle day to day computing requirements like typing docs, processing spreadsheets, emailing/skype, Evernote, streaming videos and movies etc. Model: 1KU29UA#ABA is not a gaming laptop and supports casual gaming only. You can also consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 which is a budget gaming laptop. It is powered by Intel core i5-7200u processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB Solid State Drive. It has NVIDIA Geforce 940MX graphics with 2GB DDR5 video memory. Solid state Drives are much faster than hard drives and are useful if you are going to use the laptop or notebook for photo and video editing and 3D Modelling. However, this is not a workstation grade laptop.

Basically, Intel core i5-7200u is a dual core processor and is designed to save energy.  Each core operates with 2.7GHz frequency and the frequency can rise up to 3.1GHZ.  Like HP Pavilion 15-cc561st, Acer E5-575G-57D4 also comes with backlit keyboard.  The Acer laptop allows you to upgrade memory up to 32GB. Even though there are two memory slots available, memory is not user accessible in HP Pavilion Model: 1KU29UA#ABA. The Acer laptop comes with CD/DVD burner which is missing in HP laptop.

If you are looking for a solid laptop with quad core processor, you can consider Dell i5577-5335BLK-PUS which has 7th generation quad core i5-7300HQ processor, operating between 2.5GHz to 3.5GHz frequency range.  Intel core i5-7200u coming with Acer laptop is a dual core processor. Again, Intel core i5-7300HQ comes with 6MB processor level cache while i5-7200u comes with 3MB of cache. This Dell laptop offers NVIDIA GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5 video memory plus 8GB RAM. This laptop is integrated with backlit keyboard but CD/DVD drive is missing in the machine. It also comes with Solid State Drive. Dell i5577-5335BLK-PUS is worth its price even though it is expensive.

The 15.6” display of HP 15-cc561st supports max resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels which means the display supports up to 720p playback but not 1080p. However, with the help of HDMI you can watch full HD content on a compatible TV or monitor. Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 and Dell i5577-5335BLK-PUS, on the other hand, come with Full HD display ( 1920 X 1080).

Ports and connectivity features in HP Pavilion 15-cc561st include 1 USB 3.1 type C port, 2USB 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. The 3 cell lithium ion battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.

Acer Aspire 3 A315-21-95K 15.6″ Notebook Review

Acer Aspire 3 A315-21-95K is a traditional 15.6” non-touch laptop notebook. It is available at a cheap price but you will hardly notice any difference in features while comparing it with other similar priced laptops. Key disadvantages of this laptop are the absence of inbuilt CD/DVD burner and Solid state drive.  The laptop is powered by 7th generation AMD A9-9420 dual core accelerated processor which operates with base frequency of 3GHZ and the frequency of some of the cores can rise up to 3.6GHz on system demand. It has 6GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB 5400rpm hard drive. Acer A315-21-95K is suitable for home users and students. It can handle tasks like processing documents and spread sheets, creating presentations, streaming videos and movies, skype/emailing, running Spotify etc. It also supports small photo and video editing.  If you are looking for something more robust, without disturbing your budget, then you can consider Lenovo 310 80ST001MUS which is powered by 7th generation AMD A10-9600 quad core accelerated processor.  AMD a10-9600p operates with lower clock speed (between 2.4GHz to 3.3GHz) but it has 4 physical cores while A9-9420 has only 2 cores. So you can expect better performance from Lenovo laptop.  Again, Lenovo laptop comes with 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive and it has inbuilt CD/DVD drive.

It is worth mentioning here that none of the laptops are gaming laptops and both come with integrated graphics. However, Lenovo laptop will give you slightly better gaming performance than the Acer. Model: A315-21-95K-US is integrated with AMD Radeon R5 graphics (Stoney Ridge) which is part of A9-9420 processor. So you can’t upgrade graphics. You can play games like Sims 4 and World of Warcraft in low to medium details. The laptop will struggle to run high end games like Battlefield 1, For Honor and Resident Evil 7 etc.

If you are looking for a cheap gaming laptop with discrete graphics and plenty of memory  then you can consider Dell Inspiron i5565-5850GRY 15.6″ FHD Touchscreen Laptop. It is powered by Solid AMD FX 9800p quad core accelerated processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM and AMD Radeon R8 M445DX discrete graphics with 4GB DDR5 video memory. The graphics is switchable with integrated graphics to reduce energy consumption. The Dell laptop is a touchscreen laptop and has Full HD display (1920 X 1080) while, Model: A315-21-95K-US is non-touch laptop and has standard 1366 X 768 display (supports up to 720p).  Dell Inspiron i5565-5850GRY comes with backlit keyboard.  AMD FX-9800p is a quad core processor and operates between 2.7 GHz to 3.6 GHz frequency.  Thus, AMD FX -9800p is more powerful compared to AMD A9-9420 dual core processor.  Dell laptop is not for extreme gaming but you can still play high end games by adjusting resolution and settings.

Acer A315-21-95K-US comes with 6GB RAM and the memory is expandable up to 12GB.  1TB 5400 rpm hard drive comes preloaded with Windows 10 home 64 bit operating system. You won’t get full version of MS office with this laptop.

When it comes to ports and connectivity features, the laptop offers 1 USB 3.0 Port, 2 USB 2.0 Ports, 1  HDMI™ Port with HDCP support, 1  Headphone/Speaker/Line-Out Jack, 1  Ethernet (RJ-45) Port, 1  DC-in Jack for AC Adapter and 1  Kensington Lock Slot. Network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet and wireless ac with backward compatibility. It supports Bluetooth as well.

The keyboard is non-backlit and has dedicated numeric keypad while Dell Inspiron i5565-5850GRY comes with backlit keyboard. Acer Aspire 3 A315-21-95K comes with 0.3 megapixel VGA webcam while Dell laptop offers HD webcam.  Acer laptop offers up to 5 hours of battery backup (approx.),  depending upon usage.

HP 15-bw052od or 1VK26UA#ABA Review

For a mid-size laptop, with all the perks, HP 15-bw052od or 1VK26UA#ABA comes with a choice of wonderful features. It has the latest 7th generation A12-9720P Quad core processor, which operates with  2.7 Ghz processor and frequency of some of the core can rise up to 3.6GHz. The laptop comes with 8GB memory and 1TB 5400rpm hard drive. HP 15-bw052od is designed for home users and students. It can be used for entertainment as well, but this laptop is not suitable for high end gaming or HD photo and video editing. However, you can play low end game like Minecraft in this machine. The laptop comes with Integrated Radeon R7 graphics and supports small photo and video editing.  It is neither a touchscreen laptop nor a 2-in-1. Alternately, you can consider Dell Inspiron i5565-5850GRY  touchscreen laptop which comes with AMD FX-9800p quad core processor, 16GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. This is a touchscreen laptop and offers Full HD display ( 1920 X 1080p) while HP 15-bw052od comes with 1366 X 768 display ( supports up to 720p). This Dell laptop comes with discrete AMD Radeon R7 M445 Graphics with 4GB GDDR5 video memory.  AMD FX-9800p operates with base frequency of 2.7GHz and frequency can rise up to 3.6GHz. Technically AMD FX -9800p is more advanced than A12-9720p though both APUs are based on Bristol Ridge architecture.

Dell Inspiron i5565-5850GRY is not an extreme gaming laptop but you can still play many latest games on it. It will require setting and resolution tweaking though. Again,  it comes with 16GB RAM which aids in running memory hungry applications like photo and video editing , 3D designing software etc. Like HP 15-bw052od, it also has backlight keyboard and inbuilt DVD/CD drive.

HP 15-bw052od or Model: 1VK26UA#ABA comes with 8GB 2133GHz RAM and the memory is not user expandable. With Dell laptop, you get 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 RAM. Both the laptops come with 1TB 5400rpm hard drive, preinstalled with Windows 10 64 bit home operating system.   This laptop doesn’t come with Solid State Drive.

HP 15-bw052od is available in smoke gray color. If you are looking for red casing, you can select HP 15-ba017 which is powered by A12-9700p accelerated processor. It also has 8GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. AMD A12-9700p operates with slightly lower clock speed but you will hardly notice any difference in performance. A12-9700p operates with 2.5GHz and the frequency can rise up to 3.4GHz. A12-9700p is also a quad core processor built on Bristol Bridge architecture.  However, the laptop comes with non-backlit keyboard while HP 15-bw052od has backlit keyboard.

As told earlier, the 15.6” non-touch display of HP 15-bw052od supports max resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels which means it is not a Full HD display. However, you can view Full HD content on a Full HD TV, monitor or other compatible external displays with the help of HDMI. You may need to buy HDMI cable as it is not included with the laptop.

Ports and connectivity feature of the laptop include 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Data Transfer Only), 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45 and 1 headphone/microphone combo.  The backlit keyboard comes with dedicated numeric keypad. Wireless Network connectivity is supported by 802.11ac and 4.2 bluetooth combo and for wired connectivity there is gigabit Ethernet LAN. The 3-cell, 31 Wh Li-ion battery offers up to 6 hours (approx.) battery backup, depending  upon usage.

HP 15-ba113cl Touchscreen Laptop Review

Integrated with 12GB RAM and touchscreen interface, HP 15-ba113cl Touchscreen Laptop is able to please even the most hardened critic. The laptop is attractively priced, if you consider its hardware specs. Though A10-9600p is a quad core processor, it is not as powerful as quad core Intel i7 mobile processor. However, for day to day computing, casual PC gaming, social networking, streaming videos and movies, the processor has enough power.  HP 15-ba113cl is not a high end gaming laptop. It comes with integrated AMD Radeon HD R7 graphics that supports low end games like Minecraft, Sims etc. You can play high end games like Titanfall 2 and Watch Dogs 2 at low to medium resolution. Don’t expect very high frame rates for such games. It doesn’t come with backlit keyboard and has standard display (1366 X 768p).  You can also consider Dell Inspiron i5565-5850GRY which is a budget touchscreen laptop but comes with many great features. It comes with more powerful AMD fx-9800p Quad-Core Processor and 16GB RAM. It offers switchable graphics- AMD Radeon R8 and AMD Radeon R7 M445 Graphics with 4GB GDDR5 video memory. It also has Full HD display (1920 X 1080P) and backlit keyboard.

Now, both A10-9600p and AMD FX-9800p are quad core processor and designed with Bristol Bridge architecture. But the processors differ in speed. AMD A10-9600p operates at lower clockspeed of 2.4 GHz and the frequency can rise up to 3.3 GHz. On the other hand, AMD FX-9800p operates with 2.7 GHz of base frequency and the frequency shoots up to 3.6GHz. Thus, AMD 9800p offers you better performance than A10-9600p. Again, Dell Inspiron i5565-5850GRY comes with discrete graphics which has its own memory. Thus, Dell laptop will offer better performance and greater battery life compared to HP 15-ba113cl.

Another competitor of HP ba113cl is Lenovo Ideapad 310 80ST001NUS which is powered by A12-9700p processor. A12-9700p also belongs to Bristol Bridge family but operates at higher frequency range ( 2.5-3.4GHz). This Lenovo laptop comes with 12GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. It is not a touchscreen laptop and you don’t really need a touchscreen interface with Windows 10.

Getting back to the HP 15-ba113cl review, the laptop is installed with 12GB RAM and the memory is expandable up to 16GB. 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive comes preinstalled with Windows 10 operating system.

The 15.6” display of HP 15-ba113cl Touchscreen Laptop supports max resolution of 1366 X768p. Unlike Dell Inspiron i5565-5850GRY, it can’t playback in Full HD or 1920 X 1080p resolution. However,  with the help of HDMI you can watch full HD content on compatible HDTV or monitor.

The HP laptop comes with 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45 (LAN),1x Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader and 1x Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack. It has SD card reader as well as integrated webcam. All the aforementioned laptops come with CD/DVD burner.

HP 15-ba113cl Touchscreen Laptop supports both wired and wireless connectivity.  Wired connectivity is supported by 10/100 Mbps Ethernet and Wireless connectivity is supported by Wireless-ac and Bluetooth.

The 3 cell battery offers up to 4 hours of battery backup which depends upon usage as well.

HP 15-ay122cl Touchscreen Laptop Review

HP 15-ay122cl Touchscreen Laptop is a beautiful unit featuring powerful 7th generation Intel core i7-7500u processor and a generous 15.6” display.  1TB 5400rpm hard drive offers plenty of storage and Windows 10 Home 64 bit operating system takes care of the rest. As it is a budget laptop, you will certain features missing in the configuration. For instance, it lacks Solid State Drive which helps boosting the performance to certain extent. If you are going to use the laptop for editing HD images and video files or 3D rendering, then a solid State Drive is recommended. Again the display is standard 1366 X 768p and not a Full HD display (1920 X 1080).  HP 15-ay122cl comes with integrated Intel HD 620 graphics which uses system memory. You can also consider Acer Aspire E5-575G-75MD which is powered by same Intel core i7-7500u processor but offers 256GB Solid state Drive.  It has NVIDIA Geforce 940MX graphics with 2GB GDDR5 video memory plus 8GB DDR4 RAM (expandable up to 32GB). It also has full HD display, backlit keyboard and battery pack that offers up to 12 hours of battery life.

HP 15-ay122cl does not come with backlit keyboard.  However, unlike Acer Aspire E5-575G-75MD, it is a touchscreen laptop. But you don’t need touchscreen environment with a laptop running Windows 10 Operating System.

If you are a touchscreen lover then you can consider HP 15.6″ HD 1366×768 Touchscreen Flagship laptop which is also powered by Intel core i7-7500u and 256GB Solid state Drive. It has 8GB DDR4 RAM. Rest of the features in the two laptops is similar. Let’s go back to HP 15-ay122cl Touchscreen Laptop review.

Intel core i7-7500u is a dual core processor and operates at base frequency of 2.7GHz while the frequency can rise up to 3.5GHz on system demand.  The processor has 4MB of cache and it is fast enough for office applications and home computing. It also supports HD photo and video editing and some 3D designing.   A faster hard drive or Solid state drive can speed-up the performance of such tasks. Unfortunately, HP 15-ay122cl comes with slower 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive.

As told earlier, this laptop comes with integrated Intel HD 620 graphics which supports DirectX 12 but you can’t run most of the latest games smoothly on this machine.  To play Resident Evil 7, Watch Dogs 2 and Titanfall 2 you may need to reduce display settings.

For memory consuming programs, the laptop comes with plenty of RAM. HP 15 ay122cl comes with 12GB RAM, there are two memory slots which allow you to upgrade memory up to 16GB. However, upgrading memory in this laptop is not easy. The 1TB hard drive comes preloaded with Windows 10 home 64 bit operating system and other proprietary software.

The laptop comes with standard ports and connectivity features which include 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (also known as USB 3.0), 2 USB 2.0, 1x HDMI, 1x RJ-45 (LAN), 1x Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader and 1x Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack. However, Acer Aspire E5-575G-75MD offers more USB 3.0 ports (2 USB 3.0, USB 3.1 type C port and USB 2.0). Both the laptop comes with CD/DVD burner.

Network connectivity is supported by 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN, Wireless ac and Bluetooth 4.1. The 3 cell battery offers up to 5 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.

Dell I35673380BLK or i3567-3380BLK-PUS Review

Unlike a lot of inexpensive laptops out there in the market, Dell I35673380BLK compromises very little when it comes to hardware specs. It has everything a user could need to accomplish daily computing tasks. For instance, it comes with 7th generation Intel core i3-7100u processor, 8GB RAM and 1 TB hard drive. You can expand memory up to 16GB. However, Model: i3567-3380BLK-PUS or I35673380BLK is not a touchscreen laptop. As this laptop runs on Windows 10, you really don’t need touchscreen interface. There are other options for touchscreen lovers. For instance, you can take a look at HP 15-ay191ms which is a touchscreen laptop and comes integrated with Intel core i3-7100u processor, 8GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. Both the laptop comes with CD/DVD drive.  These are not high end laptops and not suitable for high end PC gaming. Games like Battlefield 1, Mafia3 and GTA V won’t run smoothly on this machine. However, you can play Minecraft, Sims etc. on this machine. Dell I35673380BLK Inspiron laptop comes with integrated graphics. Again, this laptop is not suitable for heavy video editing and 3D designing.

If you are looking for a cheap and affordable gaming laptop, that also supports HD video editing and some 3D designing, then you can consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 laptop. It offers more powerful Intel core i5-7200u processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and NVIDIA Geforce 940MX graphics with 2GB DDR5 memory.  Other features of the laptop include a 256GB Solid State Drive, Full HD display and backlit keyboard.

A solid state Drive is much faster than 5400 rpm hard drive. A full HD display delivers more accurate colors compared to 1366 X 768p display coming with Dell I35673380BLK. The Dell laptop also lacks backlit keyboard. You can replace HDD with Solid state Drive if you have little knowledge about laptop repairing.

However, if you are looking for a laptop with backlit keyboard and Full HD display for home use, you can consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM. It has Intel core i3-7100u processor and 1TB hard drive but it offers only 4GB RAM (expandable up to 32GB). This laptop offers 4 USB ports including one USB 3.1 type C port. This feature is missing in Acer Model: i3567-3380BLK-PUS.

The15.6” (measured diagonally) display of Dell I35673380BLK supports max resolution of 1366 X 768p which means it supports playback up to 720p but not 1080p. However, with the help of HDMI you can watch content in full HD resolution on a compatible HDTV or monitor.

Intel core i3-7100u operates with 2.4 GHz frequency while Intel core i5-7200u operates with 2.5GHz of base frequency and, with the help of Turbo boost technology, the frequency can rise up to 3.1 GHz on system demand. The frequency of the i3-7100u can’t be increased further. Both are dual core processors. As told earlier, Intel core i3-7100u is good for home users, students and for home office use.  However, if you need to deal with HD video editing, some 3d rendering or PC gaming, then a machine with combination of core i5 processor and discrete graphics is more preferable. Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 offers you such a combination. However, the Acer laptop is not a workstation grade laptop.

Dell I35673380BLK comes with Integrated Intel HD 620 graphics which can run low end PC games. However, it supports DirectX 12. The Dell laptop comes preinstalled with 8GB DDR4 2400MHz memory and the memory is expandable up to 16GB. There are two memory slots in this laptop. The 1TB hard drive is preloaded with Windows 10 Home 64 bit operating system. You won’t get full version of Microsoft office.

When it comes to ports and connectivity features, there is nothing excited about Dell I35673380BLK. You get 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1USB 3.0 port, HDMI, RJ 45 LAN port, headphone/microphone combo and a SD card reader. There is an integrated webcam but the keyboard is not backlit.

The laptop offers both wired and wireless connectivity – wireless connectivity is supported by 802.11 b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth. The battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.

Dell I55675734GRY or i5567-5734GRY-PUS Review

Selecting a good budget laptop could be a daunting assignment, especially if you are going to use it to accomplish specific tasks. Powered by 7th generation Intel core i5-7200u and 8GB RAM, Dell I55675734GRY or i5567-5734GRY-PUS can do little bit of everything. The laptop is fast enough for day to day computing tasks like running office applications, web browsing, watching movies and videos and emailing/skype. It can run latest PC games but all games will not run smoothly on this machine. You can also do some HD video editing and transcoding job on this machine. The laptop supports AutoCAD and Solidworks as well. However, full HD display and a Solid State Drive are preferable for such tasks.  As Dell i5567-5734GRY-PUS is a budget laptop, compromises have been made to make it cost effective. It comes with 1TB 5400rpm hard drive while a solid state drive is known to boost performance to some extent. Again, it comes with low resolution display (1366 X 768) which can’t play Full HD content in 1080p resolution. It also lacks USB 3.1 Type C port.  A full HD display (1920 X 1080) offers you better clarity and perfect colors. If you extend your budget a little, you can get Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 which is equipped with Intel core i5-7200u processor, 8GB RAM plus NVIDIA Geforce 940MX graphics with 2GB GDDR5 video memory.

This Acer laptop comes with 256GB Solid State Drive and Full HD display. Like the Dell laptop, it also comes with backlit keyboard. Please note that Dell i5567-5734GRY-PUS comes with integrated Intel HD 620 graphics which uses system memory. Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 costs you little more but you get many extra features useful for PC gaming, HD video and photo editing, 3D designing etc.

Let us go back to the review of Dell i5567-5734GRY-PUS.

Model: i5567-5734GRY-PUS is powered by Intel core i5-7200u processor which operates with 2.5GHz of base frequency and the frequency can rise up to 3.1GHz on system demand. The processor has two cores.  Along with 8GB RAM, i5-7200u can do little bit of everything including processing CPU demanding programs as well. However, Dell i55675734GRY is not a workstation grade laptop.

None of the laptops are touch enabled or convertible. With Windows 10, you don’t really need touchscreen interface. However, if you are looking for a touchscreen laptop then you can consider HP 15.6″ HD 1366×768 Touchscreen Flagship Laptop which is powered by Intel core i7-7500u processor (2.7GHz -3.5GHz. and 4MB of cache). It offers 256GB Solid State Drive and 8GB DDR4 RAM.

Dell I55675734GRY is installed with 8GB DDR4 RAM and it supports max 16GB memory. The 1 TB hard drive comes preloaded with Windows 10 home 64 bit operating system. If you want to speed up your computer, you can replace the hard drive with Solid State Drive.  You won’t get full version of Windows 10 operating system.

The Dell laptop supports max resolution of 1366 X 768p which means it can support playback in 720p resolution but not in 1080p. However, with the help of HDMI you can watch full HD content on compatible HDTV, Monitor etc.

The laptop offers 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1USB 3.0 port, HDMI, RJ 45 LAN port, headphone/microphone combo and a SD card reader. There is an integrated webcam and backlit keyboard. Network connectivity is supported by 10/100Mbps LAN, 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 4.1.

The 3 cell 42 whr battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup. However, it depends upon usage.

HP 15-BA061DX Review

If you are looking for a budget laptop that offers little bit of everything, you will find it all in the HP 15-BA061DX. It is not a stylish or thin laptop but it manages to combine power and speed to deliver overall amazing performance. Whether you want a laptop to be used at home or as a mobile companion, this 15-BA061DX will be a great choice for you. Specs of the laptop include an AMD A12-9700p quad core processor, 6GB DDR4 RAM and integrated AMD Radeon HD R7 graphics. It has 1 TB 5400rpm of hard drive. As this is a budget laptop, certain sacrifices have been made to make it affordable. To begin with, it is not a touchscreen laptop. Memory is little low if you are going to use it for video editing or 3D rendering job. The laptop comes with standard display (1366 X 768)p which can’t play content in full HD resolution. If you are more into gaming or want to run resource demanding programs, you can consider Dell Inspiron i5565-5850GRY which is powered by more powerful AMD FX9800p quad core processor. It has 16GB RAM plus discrete graphics (AMD Radeon M445 Graphics with 4GB GDDR5 memory). It has full HD touchscreen display as well. Furthermore, it comes with backlit keyboard. It supports wireless ac while HP 15-BA061DX supports wireless up to b/g/n. This Dell laptop certainly costs you more but it is worth the money.

HP 15-BA061DX doesn’t come with backlit keyboard and AMD Radeon R7 graphics is the only graphics option for this laptop. You can play many games like Minecraft, Sims 4 and league of legends on this machine. However, games like Call of Duty infinite warfare, GTA V etc. will run in low resolution and settings. If you are more into gaming and multimedia then Dell Inspiron i5565-5850GRY will be a better option.

Another drawback with Model: 15-BA061DX is the VGA webcam while the Dell laptop comes with infrared webcam.

AMD FX9800p accelerated processor operates with 2.7 GHz and the frequency can rise up to 3.6 GHz. On the other hand, AMD A12-9700p operates with 2.5GHz and the frequency can rise up to 3.4GHz. Both are Bristol-Bridge APUs with same die size. Thus, compared with AMD A12-9700P, AMD FX9800p will offer better performance.

HP 15-BA061DX is installed with 6GB RAM. Memory is not user upgradable/expandable. However, if you are looking for similar laptop with more memory, you can consider Lenovo Ideapad 310 80ST001NUS which comes with 12GB RAM. Rest of the specs in both the laptops remains same. This lenovo laptop supports wireless ac and Bluetooth. 1TB hard drive operates with 5400rpm speed and comes preloaded with Windows 10 Home 64 bit operating system. You won’t get full version of Microsoft office with this laptop. All the above mentioned laptops come with CD/DVD drive.

The 15.6″ Bright View WLED-backlit display in HP 15-BA061DX supports max resolution up to 1366 x 768 pixels. However, with the help of HDMI you can watch full HD content on compatible HDTV or monitor.
Besides HDMI, you also get 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, SD card reader, 1 RJ-45 and 1 headphone/microphone combo port. It has a webcam as well.

Network connectivity is supported by 10/100Mbps LAN and wi-fi 802.11 b/g/n. The 3-cell, 31 Wh Li-ion offers up to 5 hours of battery backup which depends upon usage.

Dell I5567-7526GRY 15.6″ Laptop Review

Dell I5567-7526GRY comes with excellent features such as 7th generation Intel core i7-7500u processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB Solid State Drive.  For its price, the laptop offers plenty of performance. For instance, you can use it for Adobe Photoshop, Solidworks and other similar programs. For regular computing, you will get blazing performance. But it is not a touchscreen laptop. Model: I5567-7526GRY is not a 2 in 1 laptop, but you really don’t need a touchscreen laptop with Windows 10. However, for the same price, you can get HP 15-ay198nr which is a touchscreen laptop powered by Intel core i7-7500u processor and 8GB DDR4 RAM. It also offers 256GB Solid State Drive. Dell I5567-7526GRY comes with backlit keyboard while the HP laptop has non-backlit keyboard.

Both the laptops lack discrete graphics and Intel HD 620 graphics is the only option for these machines.  Integrated graphics uses system memory while discrete graphics come with its own memory. Intel HD 620 supports DirectX 12. However, not all latest PC games are playable smoothly on this machine. For instance, to play games like Battlefield 1 and Mafia 3, you need to sacrifice display settings. Else,  you can consider Acer E5-575G-75MD laptop which is also powered by Intel core i7-7500u processor but has NVIDIA Geforce 940MX graphics with 2GB DDR5 RAM plus 8GB system RAM. It is also installed with 256GB Solid State Drive and comes with backlit keyboard. Furthermore, you will get full HD display (1920 X 1080) with the Acer laptop which is useful if you are going to use this laptop for watching videos or editing photo and videos.

Dell i5567-7526GRY 15.6” laptop supports max 1366 X 768 resolution which can support playback in 720p but not in 1080p.

Intel core i7-7500u processor operates with base frequency of 2.7 GHz and the frequency can rise up to 3.5GHz. It has two cores and, with the help of hyperthreading technology, the 2 cores work as 4 virtual cores. The processor has 4MB of cache. Since the graphics is integrated with processor, you can’t upgrade graphics.

Model: I5567-7526GRY is installed with 8GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM and the memory is expandable up to 16GB. You can upgrade memory and hard drive if you have some knowledge in laptop repairing. However, prior to upgrading, it is advisable to ask manufacture to know whether you are voiding warranty or not.

The Solid state Drive is preloaded with windows 10 Home 64 bit operating and other proprietary software. It comes with one moth trial version of MS office as well.

Ports and connectivity features are not as impressive as it comes with Acer E5-575G-75MD. The Dell I5567-7526GRY laptop offers 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0, HDMI and RJ 45 and headphone/microphone combo port. It has SD card reader as well as webcam.  Acer E5-575G-75MD comes with 4 USB ports including USB 3.1 type C port as well.

Wireless  Network connectivity  in the Dell laptop is supported by 802.11 ac and Bluetooth. Wired connectivity is supported by 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN.  The battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup, however, it depends upon usage.