HP 15-BA038CA Review

Laptops powered by Intel may be the most common but that isn’t the only option available when it comes to a processor. Instead of Intel the HP 15-BA038CA has went with the AMD A8 processor packed under the hood. One of the advantages that AMD tends to have over Intel is when it comes to price, AMD powered laptops that to run slightly cheaper while still packing similar specifications. Below we will see just what this AMD powered laptop has to offer and see how well it stacks up to the competition.

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Specs

Processor: AMD A8-7410

Memory: 8 GB of RAM

Storage: 1 TB SATA Drive

Screen: 15.6 inch touchscreen

OS: Windows 10

Benefits

With a combination of an A8 Quad-Core processor and 8 GB of Ram the HP 15-BA038CA easily outperforms most of the low cost budget models that are available whiles still cheap enough to be considered by those on a budget.

Unlike many other lower cost laptops which shy away from some of the newer technologies to cut down on costs this unit has still packed some of them in most notably touchscreen functionality. Touchscreen provides the end user a great natural way to control the laptop and for some tasks can be so much easier then the typical mouse and keyboard input.

The full sized island keyboard is great when it comes time to do some serious writing weather it be for work or just typing out your long facebook post and with a large 15.6 inch screen having a large external display is not always a must have.

Downsides

While touchscreen is a great benefit where it really provides a useful experience is on laptop models that can be converted to tablets and other usable modes but unfortunately the HP 15-BA038CA does not include any of these features so the added technology can feel like a bit of a waste.

With the AMD A8 this HP still has a capable processor but it lacks some of the performance that the higher end Intel’s can provide and may be one of the reasons why we see the majority of new laptops steering clear of AMD to power their devices.

Verdict

The HP 15-BA038CA is a great option for those looking for a laptop that includes some newer features and decent specification but is still quite affordable for what you get, and one of the main reasons for this is the fact they have decided to go with AMD over Intel. This HP model should be quite popular over the next few months and for very good reason.

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Author: Team CLR

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