HP 15-g059wm is a touchscreen laptop that offers plenty of value for money, especially if you consider its listing price which is just under $450 plus taxes. It has a good APU for everyday task, decent storage option and a good touchscreen. However, when it comes to memory, it offers only 4GB memory which is pretty standard nowadays; which you can find even in a $250 laptop. Also, there is nothing new about built-in ports coming with the laptop. Like other budget laptops, it also offers USB 3.0 and HDMI ports, but its battery life is relatively long. This HP 15.6″ Touch 15-g059wm Laptop PC is good for home users and students and even business users, who are looking for something inexpensive that can handle workload of both office and home. With this laptop, you can make presentations, compress large files, convert PDFs, and do some media encoding and editing jobs alongside typing docs, web browsing and video calling. When it comes to gaming, you can play games like Dota 2, Dead space 3, Minecraft, Tomb Raider etc in low to medium resolution and settings, but it will struggle if you want to play games like Thief, NFS Rivals and Watch Dogs. If you need a more powerful budget machine (around $500) Acer Aspire V3-572P-540V touchscreen is a good option which comes with i5 processor,8GB memory ,1TB hard drive, Gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth. It can do little bit of everything, you can edit personal photo and video; do some 2D designing, work with Blender along with casual gaming. However, HP 15 g059wm comes with DVD burner which is missing in Acer. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of HP 15.6″ Touch 15-g059wm.
Specifications and performance of HP 15.6″ Touch 15-g059wm.
HP 15-g059wm is powered By AMD A8-6410 APU which is a quad core processor. Each core operates with 2 -2.4GHz frequency. It comes with 2MB of L2 cache. The APU supports entry level photo editing, media encoding and can stream videos smoothly. However, it is not good for Adobe Photoshop CS6, Solidworks and Inventor, especially, if you want to work at pro level. However, it can stream internet videos smoothly. The laptop comes with AMD Radeon R5 graphics which can run low end games smoothly. If you need an affordable gaming laptop, Acer Aspire E5-571G-38VF could be a good choice which comes with i5 processor and NVIDIA Geforce GT 820M graphics with 1GB dedicated video memory. Currently it is available at just under $500.
HP 15-g059wm comes with 4GB RAM in single DIMM and is installed with 750GB hard drive. Speed of the hard drive is 5400 rpm. Most of the budget laptops are devoid of hybrid drive or SSD. Some of the budget Asus laptops come with Hybrid drive though. For instance, ASUS VivoBook S500CA-SI30401U Touchscreen ultrabook comes with 500GB hard drive plus 24GB SSD cache.
The 15.6” LED backlit HD display of HP 15-g059wm comes with 1366 X 768 pixel resolution which supports playback of 720p but not 1080p. But the laptop is capable of streaming full HD content on external displays or HDTV.
When it comes to ports and connectivity, the laptop offers 1 USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack, 1 RJ-45 Ethernet port and 1 HDMI port . Network connectivity is supported by fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-fi. No Bluetooth connectivity and Wireless-AC available with this model
The 3-cell 31WHr 2.8Ah lithium-ion polymer battery offers up to 5 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.
Pros of HP 15.6″ Touch 15-g059wm Laptop PC
Inexpensive general purpose touch screen laptop
Good amount of storage
Cons of HP 15.6″ Touch 15-g059wm Laptop PC:
Only 4GB memory