New multimedia PC positioned on the entry / mid-range, the HP 15-bs120nf has some points of interest, starting with its latest high performance processor. It is based on a reactive base consisting of a Kaby Lake Refresh i5 Quad Core, a hybrid storage including a 128 GB dedicated SSD and a 1 TB hard drive and 4 GB of RAM. Opposite, an AMD Radeon 520 is there to open on a small dimension of play, a satisfactory autonomy to promote mobility and an anti-glare screen for comfort.
Specifications of the HP 15-bs120nf
|Slab||15.6 HD LED (1366×768, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-8250U Kaby Lake Refresh (1.6GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz (16 GB), 2 slots (1 free)|
|Storage space||SSD M.2 128 GB 1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon 520 2GB dedicated DDR3, Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Optical reader||DVD engraver|
|Audio system||2 speakers|
|webcam||Yes, HD TrueVision with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi AC (1×1) Gigabit Ethernet|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Card reader||Yes, SD / MMC|
|Video output (s)||HDMI|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||1 USB 2.0 2 USB 3.1|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Ion 4 cells 41Whr|
|Other||Chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad, touch-sensitive multi-touch touchpad|
|software||HP Applications, Cyberlink PowerDirector|
The HP 15-bs075nf features a typical entry-level HP design with a rounded silhouette, large screen borders, and smooth surfaces. The PC is installed in a polycarbonate shell that abandons the relief effects of the previous generation to return to a smooth silver surface dominated by the chrome logo in the center. The interior contrasts with a wave-shaped black brushed coating and chrome hinges. Side dimensions, the PC falls within the average of its category with a reasonable weight of 2.1 kg . Note that the backlit keyboard is still not in the program but HP preserves the keypad and provides dedicated mouse buttons, opposed to the integrated clickpad in most ultrabooks.
Autonomy should exceed 7 hours in web browsing with active WiFi, a good result for its category and performance.
The essence of the PC\’s arguments is centered around its perennial core, centered around a low-power Kaby Lake Refresh i5 Quad Core and 4GB of RAM. This duo is perfectly comfortable with office and multimedia tasks, including surfing the Internet, playing videos, working on Office or photo editing (Photoshop, Lightroom). It can also tackle other missions a little more demanding (Adobe Premiere) in reasonable proportions. On the other hand, multitasking will necessarily be limited by the amount of RAM.
In contrast, the storage is based on a hybrid solution revealing a dedicated SSD supported by a generous hard drive. While the first, responsive and silent, will house the operating system and all programs and provide quick response and response time, the second will be responsible for hosting all your toy library. This is the perfect compromise between liveliness and storage capacity.
Entrusted to a dedicated entry-level solution, the AMD Radeon 520 , the graphics part is intended exclusively for occasional players who can launch the majority of the market titles in 1366 x 768 px provided not to be too much demanding on the level of detail.
Regarding the screen, the results are rather disappointing. On the one hand, HP always puts on a simple TN panel with narrow viewing angles. On the other hand because it presents a basic definition HD (1366 x 768 pixels) which does not allow to view in the best conditions your contents in High Definition, now widely spread. Plus, its anti- reflective coating facilitates visibility in bright environments.
Connectivity is also pretty basic. There is an HDMI output, three USB ports including two USB 3.1, an SD card reader, a DVD burner and a Gigabit Ethernet port. The Wifi N wireless module and Bluetooth 4.0 are old generation. Not surprisingly, the USB Type-C is not in the program.