HP 15-bw034na (2CQ86EA#ABU) Review

A sub 300 Euro laptop can be difficult to find, what can be even more difficult is finding one that actually has some decent features that you might be looking for. This is what you will find with the all new HP 15-bw034na which has a full sized 15.6 inch display and a graphics card that makes gaming a very real possibility. Below we will review some of the benefits and downsides on this HP model and see just how well it stacks up.

 

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Specs

Processor: AMD E-Series E2-9000e

Memory: 4 GB of RAM

Storage: 1 TB SATA

Screen: 15.6 Inches

OS: Windows 10

Benefits

– Price is always a big consideration when purchasing any new laptop and this is one area where the HP 15-bw034na easily beats out much of the competition
– The 15.6 inch FHD display delivers great quality picture for a budget model laptop
– Very seldom will you see an affordable laptop include a decent graphics card but this model comes with the AMD Radeon 520 which has 2 GB of dedicated memory
– Battery life is excellent for a budget model and more typical of what you would find in a more expensive option. It can last up to 11 hours on a single charge making it quite possible to get the full day in without needing to recharge

Downsides

– HP has went with a low end AMD processor to power this device and it will have its struggles if you are planning on putting a heavy workload on it
– With the average laptop having at least 8 GB of memory the 4 that is available on this model is quite low and may impact performance when trying to do heavy multitasking or play more demanding games
– If you still use physical media on a regular basis you need to be aware that this model does not have an optical drive which will force you to use an external option instead

Verdict

The HP 15-bw034na is a great budget friendly option even with the limited processor and memory it offers some great value for the money and is well suited to basic users who don’t put anything to extreme on their laptops.

 

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