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Reviewing the HP 15-ba009dx, the Good, the Bad and Everything in between

Pros: Budget pricing, AMD quad core processor, 4GB of upgradable RAM, 15.6 inch display, 5.5 hours of battery life.
Cons: 500 GB hard drive, recommended upgrade to an SSD storage unit.

Entry level laptops have evolved quite a bit over the past couple of years. Now you can actually purchase a usable laptop for well below $300 something that would've previously been unconceivable and no, I'm not talking about cloudbooks or chromebooks, I'm talking about fully fledged computers.

Such is the case of HP's HP 15-ba009dx. This particular model packs quite a punch and has been the subject of great reviews because of it. On its core it comes with a powerful AMD processor, toggles 4GB of upgradable RAM and delivers roughly 5 hours of battery life. Without further ado, lets get on with our review of the HP 15-ba009dx to see if it's a worthy purchase after all.

[Reviewed] HP Stream 14-ax010nr the Cloudbook Evolution

Cloudbooks have definitely made a name for themselves in the last couple of years. They are cheap, efficient and portable options that deliver the Windows 10 ecosystem at a fraction of the cost of owning a powerhouse laptop.

More and more companies are jumping onto the cloudbook bandwagon and with HP being one of the first companies to do so with its "Stream lineup", today we thought we'd take a deep look and review one of the companies most attractive and competitively priced models; the recently launched HP Stream 14-ax010nr.

This 14 inch cloudbook boasts a latest generation Celeron CPU, an impressive 10 hour battery life and a very lightweight design despite being on the higher end of the screen size scale (14 inches). However, that's just the tip of the iceberg, so without further ado, let's get on with our review of the HP Stream 14-ax010nr.

[Reviewed] HP 15-ay020nr, a Generic Laptop without much surprises

HP has found tremendous success with it's new laptop lineup. Truth is that most people looking to buy a new laptop will surely place HP at the top of their list thanks to the companies continuos commitment to excellency.  Proof of said commitment is one of the companies latest forays into the mid range; the HP 15-ay020nr.

This new laptops doesn't really stand out when you take a simple glance at its specs but its the fact that its an HP product coupled with good hardware what makes you ultimately take the plunge and buy this model. That said, let's take a deeper look in our review of the HP 15-ay020nr.

The Good: 5th gen Core i3 CPU, 1TB of storage, 6 hour battery life, lightweight design, competitive pricing.
The Bad: 4GB of RAM should be a bit more for hardcore multitaskers.

[Review] HP ENVY x360 M6-ar004dx the convertible champion

Depending on who you ask, this might be one of the best times to buy a new computer. We would be inclined to agree: there are just too many cool things going around at the moment like powerful processor, insane graphics, the new and better Windows 10 and of course, crazy models like convertibles.

This is the review of the HP ENVY x360 M6-ar004dx, a medium-sized model that also offers a thin and clean design. It’s a high-range convertible with great specs for anyone looking for a serious machine. Keep reading to find out what it is all about.

Pros: 1080p display, powerful AMD processor, backlit keyboard, fast mechanical hard drive, compelling price.
Cons: 8 GB RAM is good but not amazing, no dedicated graphics

[Review] HP Stream 11-r010nr, Chromebooks beware!

Pros: Low price tag, SSD storage unit, portable design, last generation Celeron processor, 1 year office subscription.
Cons: 2GB of RAM limits multitasking capabilities, no DVD drive.

In the PC space, Microsoft has had very little competition with its Windows dominance. Apple has been a player since the beginning, but it has never been interested in exploring the low cost space, something that Microsoft and its partners definitely grabbed for themselves.

However, Chromebooks appeared relatively not too long ago, and have proven to be a challenged thanks to their rising popularity. This is the review of the HP Stream 11-r010nr, a so-called netbook that aims for a new level of low-price, most definitely to make a stand against Google’s Chrome OS. Let’s see what it is all about.

[Review] HP Stream 13-c140nr, elegant, cheap and efficient

One of the most interesting machines to appear in the last few years have been without a doubt Chromebooks. With basically no one expecting it, they have been gaining ground on the cheap laptop territory, and it has definitely been a new challenge for Microsoft.

So, if you’re Microsoft or any of its partners, how do you compete with Chromebooks? This is the review of the HP Stream 13-c140nr, a machine that might be the answer to that question. Stick around to find out if both HP and Microsoft accomplish what they set out to do.

[Review] HP Spectre X360 13-4193NR All you need and More

HP Spectre X360 13-4193NR  review

Sometimes finding the perfect laptop can be a hard task and sometimes it can be quite easy. In the case of the HP Spectre X360 13-4193NR it's a pretty easy task since this is hands down one of the best convertibles we've seen to date both in terms of general specs as well as in the price/specs balance. Overall, this is an excellent convertible that stands out in a crowd where many convertibles still opt for hard drive instead of SSD storage and 15 inch displays instead of 13 inch displays.

Without further ado, today we invite you to get to know this model in depth as we dive into our review of the HP Spectre X360 13-4193NR where we explore its pros, cons and everything in between of this amazing and quite affordable convertible.

[Review] HP 15-Af015nr a nice entry level laptop for all budgets

Netbooks have proven to be a very popular and relevant in between category since their launch; all thanks to their portability and low price. One of their trademarks is the size —they’re usually very small, perfect for those who are looking for portability.

In this case we have the review of the HP 15-Af015nr a laptop that would usually qualify as a netbook thanks to its extremely low price, but that offers a much bigger size than usual for this category. Keep reading to find out what this machine is all about.

Pros: 15 inch display, AMD processor, 4GB of RAM (not that common in this price range), full keyboard, extensive connectivity.
Cons: Running on Windows 8 (freely updatable to Windows 10)

HP 15-Af015nr Review of an entry level AMD laptop

Touchscreen and design

The HP 15-Af015nr has an all-black body that we can’t help but like thanks to its discrete look. We said this is a big laptop, but in reality it's only bigger for the price. It’s a medium size, 15.6 inches. Fortunately, thanks to that, it offers a full keyboard with numeric keypad.

The screen itself is a LED HD panel with a 1366x768 resolution. The best part is the anti-reflective finish it has, which will keep reflections at bay so that they don’t bother so much. The size will also be great for long, desktop-like sessions. All without losing the inherent portability of a laptop.

Power and multitasking

HP includes an AMD Dual-Core E1-6015 processor here, hence the name of the laptop (on the Amazon listing at least). This is an entry-level chip with two cores clocked at 1.4 GHz. It’s an adequate CPU for uses like office work, web browsing and multimedia playback; not more than that.

Multitasking capabilities go on par thanks to the 4 GB of DDR3 RAM present (1333 MHz). With this, you’ll be able to handle a couple of tabs open on your browser, as well a programs for work like the mentioned above.

What games can I play?

Gaming is not advised on the HP 15-Af015nr. The integrated Radeon R2 GPU should only be able to handle 2D games and older classics smoothly. Some light games like The Sims 4 might be playable on low settings, though not more than that.

Battery life

The HP 15-Af015nr comes with a 3-cell battery that, thanks to its low power components, should get you a very decent time without having to plug it on. You should expect it to be above the 4 hour mark.

Storage and connectivity

In this review of the HP 15-Af015nr, we found connectivity to be one of the strongest points for the entry level laptop. We have the usual audio combo jack and microSD reader, of course. But there’s also three USB ports (one 3.0, two 2.0) and the best part, a VGA port and an HDMI port for both analog and digital high resolution external displays.

The hard drive included is a mechanical unit with 500GB of storage (5400 RPM). This is a standard for the price, so you can expect to have a very decent option for storing anything from music, to photos and video. Don’t even mention documents go crazy on those.

What’s the verdict?

After reading through the review of the HP 15-Af015nr we are left with a very simple choice. The best thing about this machine is its price, and the size for the price, which has advantages like the full numerical keypad and the expanded connectivity.

If you’re on a budget and want a medium size for work that can also double as a multimedia center thanks to that HDMI and VGA ports, you have a very interesting choice with this one. Also, black is a very nice look.

HP ENVY m6-w103dx Review of a Power player in the convertible space

Convertibles are all over the place and whilst the most popular models still seem to be those who deliver a modest performance, some models still stand out thanks to its high end components coupled with a convenient price. Such is the case of the model we're gonna tackle today as we dive head first onto our review of the HP ENVY m6-w103dx, an affordable high end convertible. Wanna come along for the ride?

Pros; Full HD display, Core i5, 8GB of RAM, 1TB of storage, ethernet port available, convertible.
Cons: no dvd reader, no dedicated graphics chip for heavy duty graphic intensive tasks (gaming).

[Review] HP Pavilion x360 15-bk010nr a Performance beast

Lately it seems as though there are two kinds of consumer laptops; the traditional format and convertibles. The latter models have been taking over the market in part thanks to the novelty factor and in part due to the additional functions that they offer the end user.

Alongside Dell, HP is the other company that's been hard at work in this segment and today we're honored to tackle one of its latest achievements as we review the HP Pavilion 15-bk010nr x360.

Endowed with a Full HD display, a latest generation Core i5 processor, an affordable price and a rather generous battery life, this model has quickly gone up the ranks to become a bestseller within this category. Today we aim to check it out and see what all the fuss is about to help you decide if its worth your money or not.

The pros and cons:

Pros: Core i5 6th generation, 8GB of RAM, 1TB of storage, 8 hour battery life, ethernet port (not usual on convertibles), Full HD display.
Cons: No dedicated graphics chip, storage is a Hard Drive.

HP ENVY 15-as020nr Performance Review of a high end laptop

HP is setting the bar pretty high when it comes to mid range and high end laptops. Recently we reviewed the HP 15-ay018nr which packs a punch thanks to its low cost price coupled with a state of the art Core i7, 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM. Today we go even further towards exploring the high end of HP's lineup with this review of the HP ENVY 15-as020nr.

The company's latest flagship packs a Core i7, 12GB of the latest generation RAM and a Full HD touchscreen. Now it's time for us to weigh in on this laptop's overall performance and see if it's got what it takes to be a big seller.
The Good: Full HD touchscreen, 6th gen Core i7, 12GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, almost 11 hours of battery life, conveniently priced.
The Bad: No dedicated GPU, no DVD reader nor ethernet port.

[Review] HP Spectre X360 13-4193dx N5S04UAR

What does the word “premium” constitute? It used to be not long ago, in the realm of PCs, that power was the sole factor on determining a laptop’s “premium” status. Today, that’s no longer the case. We’ve come to such a point where “power” is accessible on almost all levels.

That’s why other features have come to be of greater importance. This is the review of the HP Spectre X360 13-4193dx, a relatively affordably priced machine that takes care of all of these extra features and, ironically, also has all the power you’ll ever need.
Pros: powerful Core i7 processor, QHD display, attractive design, 12 hour battery life.
Cons: screen is not IPS, no dedicated graphics

[Review] HP ENVY 15-w110nr a Convertible on Steroids

We've talked extensively about convertible laptops over the past few weeks. It really seems as though manufacturers are placing a firm bet on this segment and one of the companies that's betting the most on this market is HP with its X360 lineup. Today we're up and ready to do an in depth review of the HP ENVY 15-w110nr, one of the company's latest and most promising ventures into the convertible segment.

With a skylake generation Core i7 CPU, ample SSD storage and an astounding battery life, the HP ENVY 15-w110nr is set to take over the market and though it's not the cheapest model it's certainly one of the best in terms of the price/spec balance.

Pros: Core i7 (Skylake) CPU, 256GB SSD, 8GB of RAM, Full HD IPS touchscreen, up to 8 hours of battery life.
Cons: no dedicated graphics card.

[Review] HP ENVY m7-n101dx Standout performance every step of the way

HP is amping up the temperature when it comes to the laptop market. The company made a splash with its HP 15 ay013nr and now it's looking to do the same on the upper end of the scale by launching the HP ENVY m7-n101dx.

This is one of HP's latest high end laptops and it features a Full HD touchscreen display, a Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM amongst its list of virtues. Today, as we do everyday, we take a deep look at this model to uncover everything it has to offer in our exclusive review of the HP ENVY m7-n101dx. Ready to tag along?

Pros: 16GB of RAM, Core i7, Dedicated graphics chip, 1TB of storage, Full HD touchscreen display, competitive price.
Cons: Standard battery life, mechanical hard drive instead of SSD.

[Review] HP ENVY 15-U493cl Unrivaled performance on a high end convertible

Convertibles have gained a strong positioning in the market and it's in no small part thanks to HP. The leading PC manufacturer worldwide has launched a slew of convertibles that have set the bar pretty high in terms of the quality we expect from a convertible laptop. Today we're here to talk to you guys about one of HP's most outstanding convertibles as we review the HP ENVY 15-U493cl.

This recently launched laptop is packed with high-end features such as a FHD touchscreen display, 12GB of RAM and a top notch Core i7 CPU. In this teardown review we aim to find out if this laptop is worth your money or if you'd better spend your money elsewhere.

Pros: 6th generation Core i7, 12GB of RAM, FHD 15 inch display, 1TB of storage, Windows 10.
Cons: a little over 6 hours of battery life.

[Review] HP Pavilion 15-BA079DX the Unexpected Hit

Not everyone needs nor wants an Intel powered machine, some people actually prefer the performance delivered by AMD chips. Also, it never hurts that AMD based machines are typically cheaper than their Intel counterparts.

Today we take apart an AMD powered laptop under the name of HP Pavilion 15-BA079DX, a 15 inch mid range laptop that packs quite a punch at a considerably low price point. Let's get to know everything there is to know about this notebook in our full review of the HP Pavilion 15-BA079DX.

Pros: Touchscreen, 6GB of RAM, Quad Core CPU, 1TB of storage, low price point.
Cons: Not a good fit for gamers.

[Review] HP ENVY 17-s030nr a Strong Performer in all Fronts

Touchscreen laptops are often reserved for the more conservative 15 inch form factor. However, every once in awhile we run into a 17 inch touchscreen laptop and this is one of said times. Specifically, today we're ready to tackle the review of the HP ENVY 17-s030nr.

You might wonder what's so special about this laptop. Well, for starters it's got a Full HD touchscreen display with 12 GB of RAM and a state of the art Intel Core i7 CPU. Sound compelling enough? Well, that's just the tip of the iceberg on this model so without further ado let's get on with our review of one of the best 17 inch laptops in the market.

Pros: 17 inch Full HD display, 12 GB of RAM, Dedicated Nvidia Graphics chip, up to 6 hours of battery life.
Cons: Hybrid storage (1TB Hard drive/8GB Nand) instead of SSD storage.

[Review] HP Pavilion 17-g192dx every Inch counts

While 17 inch laptops aren't the most popular machines, they've still got a very strong following, particularly amongst those who look for a compromise between performance and portability. HP, being one of the world's leading PC manufacturers has a whole slew of 17 inch machines and today we're ready to get to know one of its most promising new models under the name of HP Pavilion 17-g192dx.

This new laptop features 8GB of RAM, a Core i5 processor and a very tight price point amongst many other advantages. Now we'd like to invite you to come on down and get to know this notebook in depth as we review the HP Pavilion 17-G192DX.

HP 14-an010nr Review of an Interesting Cloudbook

HP 14-an010nr

Cloudbooks are taking over the market as the go-to entry level machines and giving Chromebooks a run for their money. These laptops feature a very affordable price tag and a set of specs that make them good at entry level tasks as well as the best "travel laptops" available, bringing you the best of Windows 10 in a small yet compelling form factor.

Today we're determined to get to the bottom of one of HP's latest bets in this segment; the HP 14-an010nr. This cloudbook comes with a polished design, 32GB of eMMC storage, 4GB of RAM and Windows 10 home. Now, without further ado, let's take a look at our review of the HP 14-an010nr.

Pros: Quad core AMD processor, 4GB of RAM, lightweight design, 14 inch HD display, low price, a lot of connectivity options.
Cons: 32 GB of eMMC storage.

[Review] HP 15-ay018nr the Next Step in the laptop evolution

HP has been doing an excellent job at giving people what they want in the laptop market. The company launched the immensely popular HP 15-ay013nr a couple of months ago and today we're here to talk to you guys about a more high-end version of that same laptop under the name HP 15-ay018nr.

This new laptop features a Full HD display, Core i7 processor, SSD storage and quite a bit more at a very convenient price. Overall, we're talking about a laptop with high end specs that's within the mid-range price bracket. Without further ado, let's get to know this model in depth in our review of the HP 15-ay018nr.

Pros: Full HD 15 inch display, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD storage, Core i7 CPU.
Cons: Roughly 5 hours of battery life, only 1 USB 3.0 port.