Reviews for the HP 15-bs043NS
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget ES→EN
Positive: Good price; large screen; powerful hardware. Negative: No dedicated graphics.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/10/2018
Source: Ofertaman ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; good price; decent hardware; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/24/2017
Model: The HP 15-BS043NS is part of the mid-to-low range of 15.6" laptops from today's HP generation. Models in this series are competing against other series such as Lenovo's IdeaPad 320, Acer's Aspire ES15 and Inspiron 15 3000 from Dell. This laptop a good choice for those users who are looking for a 15.6" laptop with an affordable price tag and a competitive processor to work with a medium level of performance. Both, weight and thickness of the HP 15-BS043NS are similar to other conventional 15.6-inch laptops. The laptop measures 380 x 253.8 x 23.8 mm and weighs 2.1 kg. The plastic case is black inside and silver outside. There is a single fan, which together with the low consumption of the Intel Core i7-7500U, will achieve good temperatures both in the housing and in the components. The HP 15-BS043NS mounts the Intel Core i7-7500U processor. It consists of 2 cores and 4 logical threads (HyperThreading), has 4 MB of cache and offers a frequency that ranges from 2.7 GHz and 3.5 GHz maximum in a single core, thanks to Turbo Boost technology of Intel. The Intel Core i7-7500U is used by many laptops in this price range, being able to perform jobs with a medium-high level of demand, for example, photographic editing or simple video editing.
Graphics integrated into the processor is the Intel HD Graphics 620, a model of the lower graphics. At a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, a user will only be able to run smoothly those games that are not very demanding with a medium or low level of detail. It also comes with a hard drive of 1 TB at 5400 RPM and 8 GB of DDR4 of RAM at 2133 MHz in one module. As for the display, the HP 15-BS043NS uses a TN panel with a resolution 1.366 x 768 pixels. Thanks its HDMI output, a user will be able to connect the laptop to a television or an external monitor. Although USB Type-C is missing, the connectivity is convenient for a model of this range with two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, a Gigabit port and a Wifi Dual Band Bluetooth chip with Bluetooth 4.2. The camera will allow a user to make conferences at 720p. Some will appreciate that HP has not forgotten an optical drive on this computer. The battery of this HP is one of the few that is easily extracted. It has 4 cells and a capacity of 41 Wh. It is possible to reach 5 and a half hours of undemanding use. The HP 15-BS043NS is one of those laptops with a lot of value for its price. It will serve any kind of user looking for productivity in an affordable machine.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series).
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
7500U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.7 to 3.5 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion.
Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.
In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).
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