If this was a beauty contest the HP 15-ay076na with its Turbo Silver design would score some very high marks but like any savvy laptop shopper knows looks don’t mean much when it comes to comparing different models to see which one is the ideal for you. Today we are going to look a bit closer at this 15.6 inch model and see what it has to offer consumers by breaking down some of the biggest benefits and downsides. By the end of the review you should have a better idea if this might be the right choice to meet your needs for a new laptop.
Processor: Intel Core i3
Memory: 8 GB of RAM
Storage: 1 TB SATA
Screen: 15.6 Inches
OS: Windows 10
When first looking at the HP 15-ay076na it is pretty obvious it doesn’t exactly wow consumers in any specific category, and this is actually a good thing. It may not have big features that stand out but at the same time it doesn’t fall behind in any single category either meaning it is a well balanced option for the average day to day user who wants to have a reliable computer that covers all basic needs without adding unneeded and more expensive options.
One item that you will find on this device that is becoming less and less common is an optical drive. With users moving away from physical media many new laptops have removed this technology to help keep devices lighter and slimmer but for those that still need to use physical media, even if only occasional it can become a big hassle to not have this option available and are forced to purchase additional external devices to read and write to both CD’s and DVD’s.
For a laptop that has left the optical drive intact it is actually quite light at just 2 KG. We have seen many full sized laptops without an optical drive reach this weight or more and when combined with 8 hours of battery life on a single charge makes for a decent on the go computer as well if that is a need of yours.
When we consider how well balanced the HP 15-ay076na it is difficult to say that the performance is really lacking as it still offers much more then you are going to find in most of the lower cost budget models. That being said we can still always wish for more as even though the Intel Core i3 processor and 8 GB of memory combination can easily handle most day to day tasks for those who have more demanding needs they may start to run into limitations it what it can do.
The average family, student or just basic computer user will easily find all they need in the HP 15-ay076na and at a fraction of the cost of what you can spend on a higher end device. Because of this we recommend the HP 15-ay076na to most consumers and having the trusted name of HP on the device will help keep you confident that it will last you for awhile.