In order to satisfy its loyal customers, HP releases its latest product with reliable performance. HP 15-ay013nr Laptop is released at the same time with its sister, HP-15-ay011nr. Both of them have similar specification of hardware. However, this review will focus on specification of HP 15-ay013nr. This particular series aims for middle class market segments. The appearance is polished with modern design. The hardware is packed with latest technology. It uses incredibly fast processor for users’ convenience. HP also claims that it has long lasting battery life. Wide array of features added to this series comes in handy for users.
Design and Display
The most noticeable thing about HP 15-ay013nr Laptop is its thin profile. Despite looking thin, it is not actually thinner than its competitors are. The dimension is 10 by 15.12 inches with thickness of 0.95 inch. Due to its slim figure, users are able to carry it around in their medium sized bag without any problem. The gray color and distinctive texture of this product shows elegance. The construction incorporates metallic material to improve its durability. Users do not have to worry upon any damage if it accidently hit something when they carry the laptop. It is able to withstand outside force.
HP 15-ay013nr comes with 15.6 inch of screen. The display features full HD technology, which is not surprising for high quality laptop. The resolution comes in standard 1920 x 1080 pixels. Users who wish to play 1080p video with this laptop will get full viewing experience. The IPS screen feature in it provides better clarity. Unfortunately, it does not include touch screen feature. Other than this minor disadvantage, the rests are perfectly fine for playing video or gaming. The full HD resolution of the screen itself is already impressive. Webcam with HD resolution is also available in this series.
Features of HP 15-ay013nr 15.6″ Full-HD Laptop
As mentioned before, HP 15-ay013nr is famous due to its fast processor. It uses Intel processor from 6th generation of i5 6200U. The dual core processor of this series allows the user to play game flawlessly. The best thing about this processor is the upgradable feature. The 2.3 GHz of processor clock speed can be enhanced up to 2.8 GHz. Meanwhile, the graphics card used to support its processor is NVIDIA GeForce 940. This particular graphics card is good for those of you who want to play video game with the computer. It is able to accommodate high requirements game without any problems.
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The RAM used for HP 15-ay013nr Laptop is worth of 8 GB. This RAM is definitely compatible for any game. If the users decided to use it for office job, the system allows them to open numerous browser tabs at the same time. Meanwhile, the capacity of hard drive allocated for this HP product is only 128 GB. It is considered as something natural as it goes with any laptop aiming for middle class customers. Since HP offers this series at affordable price, they have to cut the specification. The hardware specification sacrificed for lower price in this case is hard drive capacity.
The HP 15-ay013nr Laptop is also packed with wide array of features. For connectivity, the laptop is equipped with three USB ports. One of them is USB 3.0, while the rests are USB 2.0 ports. The HDMI and headset jack comes in handy, particularly when users want to use output device. To transfer data from other device, users can use SD card slot available. Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity is also a good alternative for this purpose as well. Additional features that can be found in this product are including DVD burner and VGA port. Wi-Fi and LAN are provided to help users surf cyber space.
Pros Cons of HP 15-ay013nr 15.6″ Full-HD Laptop
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- The construction is made out of sturdy metal material.
- Textured metal chassis of this product gives futuristic looks.
- Screen with full HD resolution satisfy the users’ viewing experience.
- The hardware configuration provides reliable performance.
- It is good for both gaming and daily office usage.
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- The screen does not include touch screen feature.
- Low hard drive capacity is considered as the biggest downside of its specification.
- Backlit keyboard is not included.
- The battery life is only about 5 hours and 30 minutes for normal uses.
There is nothing much can be mentioned about HP 15-ay013nr Laptop except for its reliable performance. The hardware configuration makes sure that users will get what they deserve. Processor and graphics card combo on hardware specification gives good performance either for daily office uses or gaming purposes. However, the 128 GB of hard drive capacity seems small for an advance laptop. It is also interesting to point out that HP boasts how the battery life is 7 hours and 30 minutes. After rundown test is performed, the battery is not nearly as impressive. It turns out that the battery is only able to survive up to 5 hours and 30 minutes for normal uses.
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