HP 15-ac120nr 15.6 is a humble but efficient laptop that comes with Intel core i3 processor to have your job done at a relatively affordable sticker price.
THE GOOD: Touch screen capability. Relatively Affordable.
THE BAD: Limited storage capacity.
The HP 15-ac120nr is an entry-level touch screen laptop that is pocket friendly designed to cater for your office work, school, entertainment, personal use and daily tasks without flexing your muscles. The affordable yet powerful laptop houses an entry-level Intel Core i3-5005U 2.0 GHz Processor, 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM, 750 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive and DVD Super Multi that make the laptop ideal for the basic users. The inclusion of the latest windows 10 makes it user friendly and a worthwhile companion for everyday tasks. The stunning HD image, good connectivity ports, clear audio system and powerful performance should perhaps form the basis of considering this laptop as it competes favorably well with our Editors’ Choice the Toshiba Satellite C55Dt-C5245.
The HP sports a sleek silver finish and measures 15.13 by 10.02 by 0.96 inches and a 15.6-inch HD touchscreen display which has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The machine comes with Intel HD Graphics 5500 shared video memory with enough power to carry out your simple casual games, photo editing, video playback and watching movies. Weighing at 4.73 pounds, the laptop easily slips into your back bag to carry around.
Under the hood, the HP 15-ac120nr houses Core i3-5005U processor with Limited storage capacity. four cores that clock 2.0 GHz and the Broadwell- based core i3 has 3 MB of level 3 cache. The processor has sufficient power to carry out basic tasks such as playing mini-games, watching games, browsing and editing your documents. However, the laptop lacks enough power to enable demanding applications like high-end games run smoothly. The system comes with 4GB of DDR3L SDRAM that is sufficient for light multitasking only. For storage, the devices has 750 GB Hard disk drive that will allow you to store all your photos, documents, videos, music or DVD quality movies. The hard disk has a spindle speed of 5400rpm that is ideal for standard read/ write times. If you need more space and power then you may opt for the Toshiba Satellite C55Dt-C5245 that comes with 1TB Hard disk of space and core i5 5200u processor.
In terms of connectivity, the HP 15-ac120nr comes with two USB 2.0 ports and one USB 3.0 port for faster transfer of data and can be used to connect more accessories and peripherals. It also has a media reader that is capable of reading MicroSD cards making the transfer of your photos from your camera or smartphone much faster. It also features an HDMI output that you can use to connect the laptop to a High-definition monitor or HDTV. It also has a SuperMulti DVD/CD burner, able to read and write a wide variety of media formats, including DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, CD-R/RW, DVD-RAM and double-layer DVD.
For accessing the internet, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n makes it possible to get wireless network connection and an RJ45 port for quick web access. Conspicuously missing is the Bluetooth interface but in case you need to use you can purchase a Bluetooth adaptor.
The 15.6″ WLED-backlit energy-efficient display has a typical HD ready resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and supports 720p content. The touch capability makes it much more enjoyable while using it with windows 10. Like expected, the graphics department is represented by graphics Intel HD Graphics 5500 chip, with shared video memory. Still, it provides a decent image quality, for your everyday tasks. It also has a webcam and n integrated microphone that makes it easier for you to chat with family and friends through skype or do videoconferencing.
The laptop has an island-style keyboard that offers fast and accurate typing and the numeric pad makes it faster to input numbers. It also brings the usual touchpad pointing device with multi-touch gesture support. The laptop has some good DTS Studio Sound speakers that process a clear audio output for a better surround sound experience.
When you need a down to earth laptop that just gets your basic daily tasks done without breaking the Bank, the HP 15-ac120nr could be a good choice for you thanks to its intel Core i3-5005U processor, 4GB DDR3 SDRAM and a roomier hard drive for your videos, photos and other documents. The memory, price and storage could be considered as miss when compared to its competitor in the same price range the Toshiba Satellite C55Dt-C5245 that has better features. But after all is said and done, we have nothing against the HP 15-ac120nr given that it comes with a touch screen.
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