HP 15-F387WM is a moderately priced 15.6” laptop which offers performance for day to day computing tasks but when it comes to storage and memory, the laptop comes with pretty standard configuration. Model: 15-F387WM offers only 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive. Features like backlit keyword are not available with this machine. However, there are other better budget machines available to choose from. For instance, Dell Inspiron 15 i5555-2866SLV Signature Edition Laptop is a touchscreen laptop powered by robust AMD A10-8700P processor, 8GB RAM and 1TB 5400 rpm storage. Dell laptop also has backlit keyboard while HP 15- F387WM lacks backlit keyboard. Like AMD A8-7410 APU quad core APU, AMD A10-8700p is also a quad core APU and operates with higher Turbo frequency. It also comes with Radeon HD R6 graphics which offers better performance than R5 graphics coming with AMD A8-7410 APU. Both the laptops offer integrated graphics so you can’t upgrade graphics. The laptops incorporate inbuilt optical drive. If you are looking for a laptop for PC gaming and other CPU intensive tasks then Dell i5555-2866SLV is more preferable, though it is not a hardcore gaming laptop. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of HP 15- F387WM :
As told earlier HP 15-F387WM offers only 500GB storage so, if you need more storage, you can consider HP Business 15 Touchscreen Laptop which comes with 1TB hard drive space. Rest of the specs remain same in both the laptops. Moreover, this HP business laptop has antiglare touchscreen display. Both laptops are suitable for home users and students alike, unless you need to work with CPU intensive programs like Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, Revit etc. You can run low demanding games but high end games like Fallout 4 will struggle in this laptop. However, for running office applications, making presentation emailing/skype and web browsing, this AMD A8-7410 powered laptop offers enough performance. If you are looking for more performance then Dell Inspiron 15 i5555-2866SLV Signature Edition Laptop will be a better option.
AMD A8-7410 is a quad core accelerated processor unit which operates with base frequency of 2.2GHz and the frequency of some of the core can increase up to 2.5GHz. On the other hand, AMD A10-8700p operates with base frequency of 1.8GHz and can Turboboost up to 3.2GHz. Single threaded programs will be benefitted by this feature. When it comes to benchmark, the Passmark score for A8-7410 is 2584 while the same for A10-8700p is 3569. Thus A10-8700p is more powerful than A8-7410.
The 15.6” touchscreen display supports max resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels, which means the display can stream content in 720p resolution but not in 1080p. However, with the help of HDMI port you can watch HD content in Full HD mode on compatible TV or on external displays. You need to purchase an HDMI cable separately though.
Ports and connectivity features include 2 USB 3.0; 1 USB 2.0; 1 HDMI; 1 RJ-45; 1 headphone/microphone combo and 1 multi-format SD media card reader. The laptop comes with VGA webcam. Network connectivity is supported by Integrated 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-fi.
3 cell battery offers back up to 4 hours which depends upon usage.