Reviews for the HP 15-ac119ns
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget ES→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; good connectivity; low price; nice display. Negative: HD panel.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/15/2016
The HP 15-ac119ns is an affordable general-purpose laptop with decent hardware performance and quality. The processor of this laptop is a Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor designed mainly for light usage and better power consumption. As for graphic, it features a built-in Intel HD Graphics 5500 graphic adapter. This is a competent processor for everyday computing tasks. Light tasks such as surfing the internet, playing movies or editing documents will not cause any problem for this processor and graphic adapter. HP 15-ac119ns has a conventional hard drive storage of 500GB operating at 5400 rpm. This slows down the laptop considerably. It takes more time to boot up with Windows compare to laptops that run on SSD. It also features 4GB of RAM, good enough to run Windows 10 system without any lags. The laptop features a 4-cell Lithium Ion battery which typically able to support 3-5 hours with average usage.
As for design, the HP 15-ac119ns has a completely black body. It is a discrete design goes almost unnoticed which is part of its charm. This entry level laptop shows commitment to the labour market as well as the student market. Compared to many other low cost models aimed at the entry level users as a marketing strategy, this model is delightful with a much soberer look. The laptop measures at 383.3 x 254.6 x 24.3 mm and weighs at 2.2 kg. For display, the laptop features a WLED panel with a diagonal of 15.6 inch HD Brightview technology and a standard resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Although it does not feature full HD display, which is the general trend in current economic laptops, it does offer magnificent view in terms of colour contrast and brightness with WLED backlight. The difference to a Full HD panel is still noticeable though but users at this level will have to settle for this resolution as there isn’t any better options anyways.
The HP 15-ac119ns comes with HP Lounge for free. The HP Lounge app is a special feature exclusively available pre-loaded on HP's latest range of PCs and tablets and can be downloaded onto older HP devices from the Microsoft Store. The keyboard of the laptop comes with a numeric keypad on the side that is ideal for users who types for a long time. For wireless connectivity, it has WiFi type b / g / n with a maximum of 150 Mbps. However, users with fiber connections cannot achieve the maximum speed of 300Mbps which fiber connection supports. The laptop also features Bluetooth 4.0 802.11 which is convenient to connect peripherals such as a mouse or a Bluetooth speaker. Both USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports are available in this laptop. The plus side of this laptop is its price to spec ratio. It offers decent specs for an entry level laptop at a very low price. It is an ideal laptop for school students and basic home usage.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
5005U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» 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.
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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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