HP Notebook boasts its capacity to be “Empowered to do More”. Most likely released one year ago, HP Notebook 15-ay041wm is a good addition to the growing family of HP products. The design is very stylish, with textured linear grooves on the surface, colored in turbo silver, making it look elegant and classy. It is empowered by incredible features that’s definitely useful for an affordable price. With its touchscreen capability and huge storage, we can consider HP Notebook as a megalaptop that everyone must have.
HP Notebook is packed with amazing features, it has a huge HD touchscreen display with 1376×768 resolution that boasts clarity. The screen is 15.6 inches with HD Graphics for optimal performance fit for gaming, photo and video editing, and streaming HD videos. It is also powered with a dependable performance, having Intel Core i3-6100U CPU with Intel HD Graphics, a whopping 8GB system memory and 1TB storage, enough power and capacity to run most gaming, editing or tough softwares. Running several apps or tabs won’t be a problem as the HP Notebook is backed up with a huge system memory. With 1TB of storage, you can also store thousands of pictures and music, large multimedia and huge gaming softwares won’t be a problem, too. Other features included are its ethernet LAN port and wireless connections for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, it also has a dependable DVD drive, and HDMI port to expand its display. It also comes with 3 USB ports (one USB 3.0 port and two USB 2.0 ports), it also has a full size keyboard and lastly, it runs on updated Windows 10.
Complete list of features:
|Product name||HP Notebook – 15-ay041wm (Touch) (ENERGY STAR)|
|Microprocessor||Intel® Core™ i3-6100U (2.3 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores)|
|Memory, standard||8 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM (2 x 4 GB)|
|Video graphics||Intel® HD Graphics 520|
|Hard drive||1 TB 5400 rpm SATA|
|Optical drive||SuperMulti DVD burner|
|Display||15.6″ diagonal HD SVA WLED-backlit touch screen (1366 x 768)|
|Keyboard||Full-size island-style keyboard with integrated numeric keypad|
|Pointing device||Touchpad with multi-touch gesture support|
|Wireless connectivity||Intel 802.11ac (1×1) and Bluetooth® 4.0 Combo|
|Network interface||Integrated 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN|
|Expansion slots||1 multi-format SD media card reader|
|External ports||1 USB 3.0; 2 USB 2.0; 1 HDMI; 1 RJ-45; 1 headphone/microphone combo|
|Power supply type||45 W AC power adapter|
|Battery type||3-cell, 31 Wh Li-ion|
|Webcam||HP TrueVision HD Webcam (front-facing) with integrated digital microphone|
|Audio features||DTS Studio Sound™ with 2 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64|
|HP apps||HP Connected Photo; HP ePrint; HP Games by WildTangent; HP Support Assistant|
|Software included||McAfee LiveSafe™|
|Pre-installed software||CyberLink Power Media Player; CyberLink PowerDirector; Dropbox; Netflix; TripAdvisor; VUDU|
As it is boasting a lot of powerful features, I find some very untrue. HP Notebook is said to be built with immersive audio through its two speakers, however I find the sound very weak compared to others even at high volumes. The touchpad is also very inconsistent, it made me prefer using a mouse rather than the touchpad. The laptop also sometimes confuses itself between the touchpad and the touchscreen. It is also heavy, not very advisable for people on the go. Most likely, it is a PC used only at home or at work. Lastly, HP Notebook boasts more hours of usage without charging (up to 6 hours), however in my experience, I am only able to use it in 2-3 hours, fewer hours than my previous ACER laptop. It will always depend on individual usage, but of course, I expected exceptional battery life.
Overall, this HP Notebook is one of the best I had. With its reliable system memory and storage, and its touchscreen display, with dependable performance from its Intel Core i3, what more can I ask? Definitely, it is a basic laptop for someone who’s always working or for someone who’s looking for entertainment. It is truly dependable and empowering, with its powerful features, I can do everything, except of course stay longer without charging. But nonetheless, with its revolutionary features and performance, it’s still worth the price and experience.