HP 15-ef1010nr 15.6″ Touchscreen Laptop with AMD Athlon Gold 3150U, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD Review

HP 15-ef1010nr 15.6″ Touchscreen Laptop with AMD Athlon Gold 3150U

HP 15-ef1010nr Touchscreen Laptop

Natural silver HP 15-ef1010nr is a 15.6″ touchscreen laptop with the entry level to mid-range specs of AMD Athlon Gold 3150U processor, 128GB Solid State Drive, 4GB DDR4 memory and Windows 10 Home in S mode.

It is an environmentally friendly, EPEAT(R) silver registered and Energy Star(R) certified laptop with a mercury-free, low halogen LED-backlit display. It comes with the built-in HP Bios Recovery and Protection that monitors your system’s health, prevents any intruders, protects the HDD/SSD and successfully recovers from any boot-up problems. SSD offers much quicker boot ups and opening files without waiting for several hours and have a snappy performance overall.

AMD AthlonGold 3150U (4MB cache) is a dual core processor at a base speed of 2.4GHz that moves up to 3.3Ghz maximum boost clock. It offers a similar performance to the Ryzen 3 2200U with a current PassMark benchmark score of around 3500. 4GB DDR4 SDRAM at 2400MHz is sufficient for your basic daily multitasking needs and you won’t be able to upgrade it later if you need to do heavy multitasking, like running several browsers and applications simultaneously.

128GB 3 M.2 Solid State Drive is again adequate amount of storage as you’ll probably be using Cloud based storage as well. SSD can be upgraded later on. It is very easy and free of charge to switch from the Windows 10 in S mode with the added security features to the regular Win 10 Home through the Start menu and Microsoft store. Silver HP 15-ef1010nr weighs 3.75 pounds and measures 14.11W x 9.54D x 0.78H inches as a lightweight, slim and portable HP Laptop.

15.6″ diagonal high definition WLED-backlit SVA BrightView micro-edge touch display has the 1366 x 768 pixel resolution. 82% screen to body ratio maximizes the viewing area on the screen. Connectivity options include the 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.2, a USB Type-C port, 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A ports, an HDMI 1.4b output, a Media HP 15-ef1010nr 15.6 Touch LaptopCard Reader, a headphone/microphone combo. There is a built-in webcam on the top bezel with two microphonesand noise reduction for your live chats or taking still shots.

Sound quality is better than acceptable with the HP Audio via the stereo speakers. You can switch between the microphone and speaker with the intuitive controls. With the longer battery life thanks to the ultra low voltage processor with a Thermal Design Power-TDP of 15 watts you can work or play at home, work or school all day long. You can expect up to 8-9 hours of battery life if you’re just surfing the net or video streaming. HP Fast Charge can get to 50% in about 45 mins. It comes with a year of limited hardware warranty and customer support online 24 hrs and 7 days a week when you purchase  it from Amazon.com.

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