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HP 15-ba021ax

Specifications

HP 15-ba021ax
HP 15-ba021ax (15 Series)
Processor
AMD A10-9600P 2.4 GHz
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR4-2133
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel 100 PPI, LED, glossy: yes
Storage
,  GB 
, 1TB 5400 rpm SATA
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm
Networking
100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T (10/100MBit), 802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
DVD +/- RW Double Layer
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 24.3 x 384.3 x 254.6 ( = 0.96 x 15.13 x 10.02 in)
Battery
41 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: DTS Studio Sound, Keyboard: Chiclet with numeric keypad, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.2 kg ( = 77.6 oz / 4.85 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
500 Euro

 

Reviews for the HP 15-ba021ax

HP15-BA021AX with AMD A10-9600P review: Average stuff
Source: The Indian Express English
Overall, the HP15-BA021AX powered by the AMD Quad-Core A10-9600P APU seems like a value for money laptop. But it should also be understood that at this price you are not expecting a device to be able to offer much in terms of high-end performance. If you need a regular laptop that has good processing power and are not very ambitious about what you expect from this device, then this seems like an option you can explore.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/27/2017

Comment

Model:

The HP Notebook 15 is sort of an all-rounder notebook. It is affordably priced and packed with the features needed to tackle daily tasks. At first glance, it is apparent that this laptop is largely made of plastic. Nevertheless it is well built and attractive looking. Its dimensions measure at 15.1 x 10 x 0.96 inches and it weighs 4.8 lbs. It may tip towards the heavier side on the scales, yet it is still light enough to be carried about. It comes with a 15.6" diagonal HD SVA BrightView WLED-backlit (1366 x 768 resolution) display. The panel may is surrounded by a chunky, black bezel and it certainly doesn't look as good as those reduced bezel displays. The display might not fare too well with photos, and videos but would be good enough for reading and web browsing. It would be idyllic if touch technology is also incorporated onto its panel. Typing on the keyboard is a pleasant experience and the integrated numeric keypad will be useful to those who utilize this machine for accounting purposes. It is hard to find a laptop with a full sized numeric keypad. Under its hood, the laptop is powered by an AMD Quad-Core A10-9600P (2.4 GHz, up to 3.3 GHz, 2 MB cache) processor with AMD Radeon R7 M440 Graphics (2 GB DDR3 dedicated) and 4 GB memory.

It may not be optimal for gaming purposes; nevertheless, users can be assured of dependable performance for work, play, multitask, and storage with these specs. Audio quality is loud and clear on its dual speakers tuned with DTS Studio sound system. The HP Notebook 15 is fitted with an optical drive and its connectivity includes an ethernet jack and USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports. No USB Type-C is to be found here. The webcam mounted on board is decent for Skype-ing purposes. Network connectivity is supported by both Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. Storage is available through a 1 TB SATA hard drive. This laptop comes with 4-cell, 41 wh Li-ion battery with is above average and may even outlasts its competitors. HP ships this laptop in free DOS mode and potential buyers might want to consider purchasing Windows 10 by themselves or perhaps use it with the free version of Linux. For normal usage, this laptop maintains a relatively cool temperature but certain reviews had mentioned that there is a noticeable rise in temperature during heavy multitasking. This is a common thing for laptops running on AMD processors. This may not be the fastest laptop available in the market; yet its pricing at the low range makes this laptop a strong contender. Overall this is a pretty decent choice for a laptop as it comes with all the necessary hardware and am above-average battery life.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

AMD Radeon R7 M440: Entry level dedicated graphics card based on older R7 M340 in 28nm. Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
A10-9600P: Mid-range APU of the Bristol Ridge series with 4 CPU-cores (two Excavator modules) clocked at 2.4 - 3.3 GHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15.6":

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.
2.2 kg:

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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Stefan Hinum, 2017-03-15 (Update: 2017-03-15)