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HP 15 2021 Laptop Review

This post is the review of HP 15 (2021) from SmartFinder. HP 15 2021 series has some remarkable laptops along with different features based on versatility, resilience, quality of the processor. Below are mentioned different models of the particular HP 15 series along with their specifications mentioned, so that you would be able to examine the suitable one for you.

HP 15 2021 Review
HP 15 2021 Review

HP 15 2021 Laptop Review

1. HP 15s-gr0011AU Laptop

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Presented a thin and light laptop with 8 GB RAM and 1TB of HDD, having 15.6 inches of FHD screen and installed Windows 10. All these features provide you the best experience and quality.

Ports: On the right-hand side of the laptop, we have the charging port, two super-speed type A USB ports, and an SD card reader slot. This model does not have a CD drive. 

On the left-hand side, we have a 3.5 mm audio jack for your earphones and LED indicators to display whether the laptop is turned on or not. It has a super speed USB 3.2 type C port that you can use to charge your phone or transfer data both ways. This model also provides an RJ45 port which offers a good ethernet connection. It has a 1.4 HDMI port as well.

Body: The bottom of the keyboard has two thin rubber strips that protect the wear and tear when the laptop is dragged against a surface. Right below the first rubber strip, there are air vents for proper cooling of the system. The speakers are placed just below the hinge with appreciable sound quality. It provides the user with an HP TrueVision HD camera with an integrated dual array digital microphone.

Display and battery life: HP 15s-gr0011AU provides a 1920×1080 15.6 inch full HD IPS (In-plane switching) screen. The screen has an anti-glare and micro-edge finish. This laptop offers a 41 Watt per hour power and can last up to four to five hours on a backup charge. Charging occurs via a fast charge adapter.

Keyboard and speakers: Full-sized keyboard with numeric keypad. The touchpad is wide enough for perfect movement accompanied by a multi-gesture facility. Unfortunately, there happens to be no backlit keyboard facility with this model. So, you will face difficulty in the dark.

This particular configuration is one of the top selling laptop under 40000 in India

Internal specifications: 

  • AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) Ryzen 3 3250U processor with Radeon Graphics.
  • 8GB DDR4, 2400 SDRAM memory which is expandable to 16GB.
  • Storage of 1TB HDD provided by TOSHIBA MQ04AABF100 at 5400 RPM.
  • The wifi and Bluetooth connectivity of version 5 each are present.
  • 2.6GHz base clock which can range up to 3.5GHz maximum boost clock.
  • The operating system used is Windows 10 Home.
  • Microsoft Office Home and Students 2019 comes pre-installed with the laptop.
  • Customers can enjoy a one-year domestic warranty for HP covering manufacturing defects.

The 15s-gr0011AU model is a thin and lightweight machine, weighing only 1.7 Kg. You can easily carry it in your backpack and travel places. This laptop is not meant for high-quality work like gaming and editing. You might be able to game or edit on it but it will slow down its performance in the future. There is no lift or rise of the keyboard when the screen is pushed back. This won’t be comfortable for people having long typing hours at their desks. Unfortunately, this model does not come with an SSD. Whereas the very next model, the HP 15s-gr0012AU, has all the features of that the 15s-gr0011Au with an internal 256GB SSD.

To conclude, we would like to recommend the HP 15s0-gr0012AU model over the 15s-gr0011AU model. If you do not wish to spend a few thousand rupees extra for the former model you can always buy an external SSD and connect it to the laptop.

2. HP Pavilion 15 Laptop

HP Pavilion x360 Core i3

Presented the 11th generation with Intel Core i5 processor, 16 GB RAM, and 512 GB SSD, having 15.6 inches of FHD Screen and installed Windows 10. We recommend this particular model as the best laptop under 80000 in India for 2022. These specifications with great performance provide you an amazing experience. It also has a Fingerprint Sensor for easy access and guaranteed security.

Ports: On the right-hand side, we have the charging port, super-speed USB Type-A port, and a security slot. The security slot enables you to attach your laptop to a fixed object to avoid it getting stolen or misplaced. On the left-hand side, there is a 1.4 HDMI port along with a super speed type C port to charge your phone or transfer data from your phone through it. There is a micro SD card reader and a 3.5 mm audio jack.

Display and Keyboard: The machine provides users with a 15.6 inch IPS display. It has an anti-glare coating with a micro-edge facility. The keyboard is a full-sized one with numeric keys. Fortunately, this model has a backlit keyboard. There is also a fingerprint reader on the right-hand side of the multi-gesture touchpad. The space travel between keys is appreciable.

Internal specifications: It is an 11th Gen Intel ® Core i5 – 1135G7 laptop. Its specifications are:

  • Clock speed up to 2.4GHz and the turbo boost up to 4.2GHz.
  • 8MB case memory and 16GB full memory at 3200MHz range which is expandable to 32GB.
  • 512GB SSD (Intel) extendable up to 2TB.
  • Wifi 6 (latest version in the market) and Bluetooth version 5.1.
  • The operating system used is Windows 10 Home with lifetime validity. 
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student is a pre-installed software too.
  • GPU: Intel ® Iris ® Xe Graphics with 8GB shared memory and NVIDIA Geforce MX450.

The most amazing part of the HP Pavilion 15 laptop is the single-finger hinge quality. You can push back the screen with just one finger without lifting the bottom of the laptop. One can perform high-quality work like photoshop, editing, and intense gaming. The only thing that might bug the customer is the location of the power button. It is placed right next to the delete button. HP has done this for the very first time. Imagine wanting to delete a file but by mistake, you shut down the laptop. If it weren’t for the location of the power button, this laptop is one of the best multitasking laptops out in the market.

3. HP 15s-fq2535TU Laptop

HP Spectre 13 inch

Presented a thin and light 11th generation laptop with Intel Core i5 processor, having 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, and 15.6 inches FHD Screen along with installed Windows 10. You can get this laptop for under 60000 through Amazon.in. The very feature, Built-in Alexa, is amazing. You can get your work done easily and productively with all these specifications.

Ports: On the right-hand side of the laptop, we have the charging port, 2x super speed 3.2 type A USB ports, and an SD card reader slot. On the left-hand side, we have a 3.5 mm audio jack for your earphones and LED indicators to display whether the laptop is turned on or not. It has a super speed USB 3.2 type C port that you can use to charge your phone or transfer data both ways. It has a 1.4 HDMI port as well.

Display and keyboard: The laptop screen is (1920 x 1080) 15.6 inch IPS full HD with anti-glare micro-edge finishing. The power button is placed right below the speaker which is a very noticeable upgrade from the model we discussed above. It has a backlit and numeric keyboard too. So you can work outdoors even if it’s dark. The space travel between keys is a comfortable distance. 

Internal specifications: Here is some performance-oriented information about the HP 15s-fq2535TU Laptop.

  • CPU of 11th Gen Intel ® Core i5-113G7.
  • The clock speed of 2.4GHz and turbo boost up to 4.2GHz.
  • 8GB DDR4 memory with 2666MHz RAM which is separated into two 4GB RAM. This increases the efficiency of the machine as well. This memory is also expandable up to 16GB.
  • Storage of 512GB by the company KIOXIA is offered.
  • Wifi and Bluetooth version 5 are used.
  • The operating system used is Windows 10 Home.
  • Microsoft Office Home and Students 2019 comes pre-installed with the laptop.
  • GPU: Intel ® Iris ® Xe Graphics

The laptop does not come with a metal body casing. As far as performance is concerned, one can freely use software like Photoshop and Autocad for designing and editing purposes. Gaming is also possible. There has been a lot of confusion as to whether this model has a fingerprint reader or not. Some customers who have made an online purchase did not have the fingerprint scanner on their keyboard. Hence, to be on the safer side, purchase this model from an official offline store.

4. HP 15s-eq2040AU Laptop

HP Pavilion x 360 Laptops

Presenting a 5th Generation laptop with Alexa built-in, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, 15.6 inches FHD screen, and installed Windows 10. All these features combine to provide the user with extremely high-level quality and an amazing experience.

Internal specifications: Here is some performance-oriented information about the HP 15s-eq2040AU Laptop.

  • CPU of AMD Ryzen 5 5500U with Radeon Graphics.
  • The clock speed is about 2,1GHz and the maximum boost speed is up to 4GHz.
  • Case memory is 11MB
  • A memory of 8GB DDR4 with 3200MHz RAM provided by Samsung. This memory is separated into two 4GB slots. It can be expandable to 16GB.
  • Storage is 512GB SSD offered by the company KIOXIA.
  • Wifi version 5 and Bluetooth version 4.2 are used.
  • 4.2GB GPU memory with 512MB dedicated and 3.7GB shared memory.

HP 15 2021 Review Summary

There is no backlit keyboard available. The webcam quality is not up to the mark. You might want to attach an external web camera. Low-quality video. It says 1.7 Kg but does not feel like a lightweight laptop. The good thing is that you can still perform all the editing and gaming you wish to.

So, there were some details regarding the features and specifications of the HP laptop 15 series. They are one of the best collections to choose from as all types of requirements are being fulfilled by different HP 15 laptops. You just need to go through the list and look up your needs and choose according to the match and suitability.

We hope that this article would have helped you out in the required way and made your decision easier.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the best HP 15 laptop? Also convertible?

The HP Pavilion 15 laptop is the best HP 15 series laptop. Also, the laptop is equipped with an 11th generation Intel core i5 processor, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, 15.6 inches of screen, and many more features. Along with these features, the laptop is also equipped with a convertible feature known as a single finger hinge. Other than the placement of the power button next to the delete button, this laptop is highly recommended. 

Is the HP 15 laptop good for gaming?

In terms of gaming, we would recommend the HP 15s-eq2040AU laptop and the HP 15s-fq2535TU laptop. In the entire HP 15 series, both laptops are recommended for gaming. The HP 15s-eq2040AU laptop is highly portable and good for editing and gaming. With the HP 15s-fq2535TU laptop, the performance in both the rendering and gaming is highly satisfying.

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