HP 15-AY010CA Review

HP has long been a pioneer in the laptop industry by bringing in much needed innovation and laptops for users that range from the average casual user to the professionals.

Each year, the bring out new and improved laptops that simply amaze consumers all over the world similarly, the HP 15-AY010CA is no different. One the most aesthetically pleasing and full of high-end features, this laptop is a must-buy for many. This article provides a detailed review for all potential customers.


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Specs

  • System Features

Operating system

Windows 10 Home 64

Processor family

Intel® Celeron® processor

Processor

Intel® Celeron® N3060 (1.6 GHz, up to 2.48 GHz, 2 MB cache, 2 cores)

Processor technology

Intel Turbo Boost Technology

  • Memory

Memory

  • GB DDR3L-1600 SDRAM (1 x 4 GB)
  • Storage

Internal drive

500 GB 5400 rpm SATA

Cloud service

Dropbox

  • Display and Graphics

Display

15.6″ diagonal HD SVA BrightView WLED-backlit (1366 x 768)

Graphics

Integrated:
Intel® HD Graphics 400 (up to 2.04 GB)

Benefits

When it comes to performance, HP simply isn’t willing to compromise or back down. The base model features an Intel Core i5 CPU, but my review unit had a full 2.5-GHz Intel Core i7 processor with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD.

Apart from its performance, the HP laptop is aesthetically pleasing leading to many positive comments from even the harshest of critics and commentators. Its thinness coupled with its unique design and keyboard makes it one of the most unique and classic laptops at the same time.

As mentioned in the specs section, its display and graphic is also of the highest order. The laptop entails the highest quality and innovative display that is beneficial for all types of users.

Downsides

From the outset, my main concern with the HP 15-AY010CA’s super thin design is that it leaves little room for batteries. Even though HP did some innovative engineering by splitting the battery into four separate sections, the HP 15-AY010CA lasted a disappointing 6 hours and 13 minutes on the Laptop Battery Test, which involves continuous surfing over Wi-Fi.

Unfortunately, if you do more than simple web surfing and light productivity, the bottom of the laptop gets uncomfortably warm.

If all you’re doing is streaming a movie, the fans may not turn on, but temperature can still get high enough that using the laptop on your lap is a bad idea.

Verdict

With world-class exquisite looks, boundary-enhancing thinness, an excellent display and top-notch performance, the HP 15-AY010CA has a lot going for it in its favor. Unfortunately, those strong points are countered by weak battery life, heating issues and a shortage of perk comforts like SD card readers or a touch-enabled display.

This make comparisons between the HP 15-AY010CA and high maintenance laptops hard to deny. However, the HP 15-AY010CA is the new leader in cool, and a strong choice for anyone who wants the ultimate in ultraportable style.

Author: Team CLR

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