Powered by 6th gen Intel core i5-6200u processor and 6GB DDR3L RAM, HP 15AY067NR is fast enough for regular computing tasks like working with office programs, web browsing, emailing/skype etc. It also supports streaming videos and movies and casual gaming. You can run photo and video editing programs like Adobe Photoshop and Blender on this laptop. 3D modelling programs like AutoCAD and Solidworks can also be run on this laptop but more memory, faster storage and full HD display are preferable for such applications. You can also consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG which is an inexpensive gaming laptop coming with Intel core i5-6200u processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB Solid State Drive. It also comes with full HD display (1920 X 1080) which produces more accurate color than standard 1366 X 768 display. The Acer laptop comes with dedicated NVIDIA Geforce 940MX graphics with 2GB DDR5 video memory. So, you will get much better gaming experience with Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG compared to Model: HP 15AY067NR. The Acer laptop comes with backlit keyboard as well which is missing in HP 15AY067NR. Both the laptops come with inbuilt CD/DVD drive. None of these laptops are touchscreen laptop, but you don’t really need a touchscreen laptop with Windows 10 operating system. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of HP 15AY067NR.
Intel core i5-6200u is a 6th generation processor, operating with 2.3GHz of base frequency while the requency can rise up to 2.8GHz. It has 3MB of cache. HP 15AY067NR comes with integrated Intel HD 520 graphics which supports many latest games but all games are not playable at highest setting. For instance, you can play Lego games and Minecraft smoothly on this machine but you will be required to reduce resolution and settings to play XCOM2, Fifa 17 and The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt. You can’t upgrade graphics. You can consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG for your gaming requirements as it comes with Solid Discrete graphics.
HP 15AY067NR come with 6GB DDR3L 1600MHz RAM. There are two memory slots, populated with 4GB and 2GB memory stick. The laptop has 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive which is preloaded with Windows 10 64 bit operating system. The laptop doesn’t offer Full version of Microsoft office. You can replace hard drive with Solid State Drive, if you want to speed up things. You can also consider HP 15-ay013nr which offers Intel core i5-6200u processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and 128GB Solid State Drive. It also has Full HD display (1920 X 1080). Thus, watching movies will be a pleasurable experience in this machine. The laptop costs you little extra but it is worth every penny.
The 15.6” display of HP 15AY067NR offers max resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels and supports 720p content playback but not 1080p. However, with the help of HDMI you can watch Full HD content on external monitor or HDTV
Besides HDMI, it offers 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45 and 1 headphone/microphone combo. It has a webcam as well. The keyboard comes with dedicated numeric keypad. However, Acer E5-575G-53VG comes with 2 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 3.1 Type C port. It also has one USB 2.0 port. As mentioned earlier, HP 15AY067NR doesn’t come with backlit keyboard while Acer comes with backlit keyboard.
HP 15AY067NR offers both wireless and wired network connectivity. Wireless connectivity is supported by wireless ac and Bluetooth while wired connectivity is supported by 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN. The battery offers up to 5 hours (approx.) of battery backup, depending upon usage.
HP 15AY067NR is a decent laptop for regular computing. You can use this machine for editing photo and videos and gaming. However, it is not a gaming laptop. Again, it comes with slower hard drive and standard display. If you are looking for something more useful at budget price, which can help in increasing productivity, then Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG could be a better option.