2017 HP 15-F222WM Touchscreen Laptop
HP 15-F222WM is a hot new release- 2017 model 15.6 inch budget computer with a functional but basic hardware configuration and features for efficient daily computing. It comes with a regular high definition touchscreen 15.6-inch display, a quad-core Pentium processor, a DVD Drive, reasonable battery life, adequate storage and memory at this low-end price level. Customer reviews on Amazon.com are mostly positive, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars as of today. The operating system is the 64-bit Home version of Windows 10 with the Edge browser, Cortana Personal Assistant, Windows 7-type start screen and menu and more.
Late 2014 release Pentium N3540 is a quad core processor with a Passmark benchmark score of just under 2000 (1956 to be exact) that makes it better than the 2015-2016 model Celeron and Atom processors used in small convertibles and offers a base speed of 2.2GHz that goes up to 2.7GHz automatically with turbo boost when more demanding tasks require it. 4GB DDR3L SDRAM is a fair amount for smooth multitasking for a budget priced machine and can be upgraded up to 8GB by those that need more memory but it will mostly be fine for your simple daily tasks what you’ll probably buy this laptop for.
500GB Serial ATA mechanical drive at 5400rpm rotating speed is basic in terms of speed but size is plenty at this level for your file storage needs as it will let you save many photos, music, and videos and you can certainly upgrade it to an SSD. The operating system is the 64-bit Home version of Windows 10 with the Edge browser, Cortana Personal Assistant, Windows 7-type start screen and menu and more. Battery life is up to 6 hours from the 3-cell 31Wh battery according to manufacturer but you can expect up to 4-5 hours in practice on a single charge on average use for things like video streaming or internet browsing.
HP 15-f222wm (N5Y13UA#ABA) weighs 4.7 pounds, with the measurements of 15.18 x 10.16 x 0.89 inches- average size and weight and portable enough. As connectivity options you have the DVD±RW/CD-RW if you’ll be running software, movies, songs or games from DVD or CD (even though there is not much use for it these days with almost everything available online), a USB 2.0 port, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 802.11bgn wireless (Bluetooth not supported), 100Mbps Ethernet with RJ-45 connector, an HDMI output to connect to external displays and an SD Memory Card Reader.
15.6 inch LED-backlit touch display has the standard 1366 x 768-pixel resolution and TN panel with standard viewing angles- nothing to write home about. It has the low end integrated Intel HD Bay Trail graphics card that is good for adequate multimedia performance (but no lag-free Adobe Photoshop or Flash or video and photo editing) and entry level gaming (none of the games of 2015-2016) and there is a VGA webcam for live Skype chats with a built-in digital microphone, but again this is just a standard webcam with OK picture quality.
The keyboard is not backlit but all right to type on with a reasonable trackpad and a numeric pad for easier number crunching. You won’t experience anything amazing with this basic laptop but will be good for emails, typing up Word documents, doing your spreadsheets, internet surfing, streaming videos, listening to music or playing lighter games. It appears to be a decent laptop for casual users and is definitely not for power users as you can guess from the price tag. You can select the 2-day shipping option with this model and seller and you will get an upgrade of overnight delivery, and guaranteed to be delivered pre-Christmas as well.