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Reviews for the HP 15-ba048ng
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80%
In just a few words, the HP 15-ba048ng model is all about striving for the perfect combination of design, reliability and features without the need of breaking bank. It’s a fairly affordable notebook with big aspirations for style and productivity. Measuring 38.43 x 25.46 x 2.43cm and weighing 2.04kg, it may not be the most portable machine out there for today’s standards, but it is still light enough to lug around. It is not thinner than its main competitors, and this is due to the fact that while other manufacturers have ditched the optical drive, HP still includes it in the HP 15. The body is an attractive chassis made of plastic with diamond-textured pattern that gives good grip without being a smudge magnet. The lid showcases HP’s logo emblazoned in black on silver, and opening the lid unveils a silver deck with soft crosshatch design. The HP 15 features a 15.6-inch full HD screen with resolution of 1920x1080 and is LED-backlit, surrounded by a thick black bezel. The display is sharp enough to give ample viewing pleasure for movies and photos from most angles. The screen has SVA anti-glare to reduce eye fatigue. And while it does not support touch, depending on a particular user’s needs it may not be such a huge deal breaker. Besides, a touch screen will only serve to drive up the price of the notebook.
Encased at the heart of the machine is an AMD Quad-Core A10-9600P chip processor that has a clock speed of 2.4 GHz. Paired with 8GB of RAM and AMD Radeon R5 Graphics card, the HP 15 is guaranteed to perform competently without any noticeable lag when running the latest games on at least medium settings or low settings with high FPS. The 256GB SSD also supplies enough storage capacity for the average user. For the keyboard, the HP 15 includes a full-size island-style keyboard with integrated numeric keypad, a must have for number crunchers. The individual buttons provide satisfying click and pleasant soft feel but they do not come with back-lighting. The spacious touchpad comes with multi-touch gesture support, providing smooth experience without any problems. The HP 15 also comes with an abundance of connectivity options, including one SD media card reader, a HDMI port, two USB 2.0 ports, a USB 3.1 port, and an Ethernet port. The laptop also uses a removable 41 Wh Li-ion battery that comes as 4 cells, supplying above-average battery life for a device at its price range. The HP 15-ba048ng is a perfect example of functionality over looks. Its basic looks is actually good enough for the average user.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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.
15-16 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).
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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