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HP 15-ba047na Laptop, AMD A12, 2TB, 8GB RAM, 15.6" Full HDx09@ John Lewis - £399.99

£399.99 @ John Lewis
Slighty cheaper by £40 last checked on Offer until 15/1/17 WORTH IT OR NOT?? Product information Rigorously tested to ensure it meets the highest standards, the HP 15 is a simple, reliable laptop,… Read More
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Slighty cheaper by £40 last checked on Offer until 15/1/17

WORTH IT OR NOT??

Product information

Rigorously tested to ensure it meets the highest standards, the HP 15 is a simple, reliable laptop, perfect for taking on heavy, complicated tasks. This version comes with a 7th-generation AMD A12 processor and 8GB RAM to offer a quick start-up and seamless manoeuvring in and out of different programs and applications.

AMD A12 processor
AMD knows how to create processors to guarantee a superior gaming experience as the brand is responsible for creating the processors you find in PS4 and Xbox One consoles. The A12 works to deliver a higher game performance on popular game titles and ensures Windows 10 runs fast and without a hitch.

Miracast compatibility
This built-in functionality is the wireless equivalent of having a HDMI cable connection as it'll allow you to you connect your HP 15 to another (preferably larger) screen for an enhanced viewing experience. For example, you'll be able to display a music video or movie running on your laptop straight onto your digital TV without needing a HDMI cable.

Make a copy
A built-in SuperMulti drive will enable you to load CDs and DVDs, and burn your favourite TV shows and films onto disc.

Plenty of storage
A large 2TB hard drive gives you storage for hundreds of photos, music, documents, videos and programs. With this amount of storage, you’ll be able to keep everything in one place.

Type easy
A comfortable, island-style keyboard with numeric keypad provides an accurate typing experience and will see you breezing through any financial work you need to perform.

Ready to entertain
A bright, vibrant Full HD screen will make viewing photos and videos a pleasure. The dual speakers provide stereo audio that sounds great whether you’re watching a movie or listening to your favourite music.

Plug in
The HP 15 comes with a huge amount of physical connections. From HDMI to output to an HD monitor, projector or television to an Ethernet port for a wired internet connection. It also includes an ultra fast USB 3.0 port and an two USB 2.0 ports for connecting peripherals, such as a mouse or external hard drive, the HP 15 has you covered.

Software Included:
Netflix
CyberLink PowerBackup

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3D Ready No Accessories Included N/A Battery life Information Up to 9 hours Bluetooth Enabled Information Yes Brand
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Camera (front-facing) Information HP TrueVision HD Camera with integrated digital microphone Camera (rear-facing) Information No CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drive Information SuperMulti DVD burner Dimensions H25.46 x W38.43 x D2.43cm Ethernet Port Information Yes Graphics card Information AMD Radeon R7 Graphics card type Information Shared Hard drive Information 2TB Keyboard Full-size island-style keyboard with integrated numeric keypad Memory (RAM) Information 8GB Memory Card Slots Information 1x multi-format SD media card reader Model name / number 15-ba047na NFC enabled Information No Operating system Information Windows 10 (64 bit) Ports Information 1x HDMI, 1x headphone/microphone combo, 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0 and 1x RJ-45 Processor Information Quad-Core AMD A12-9700P APU Processor speed Information 2.5GHz to 3.4GHz with Turbo Boost Range 15-ba047na Screen Resolution Information 1920 x 1080 pixels Screen size Information 15.6" Screen Type Full HD WLED-backlit SVA anti-glare Sound DTS Studio Sound dual speakers Touch Screen No Trackpad Yes TV tuner card Information No USB ports Information 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0 Voice Recognition Information No Weight 2.04kg Wireless Display Information Miracast compatible Wireless networking Wi-Fi- 802.11ac/a/b/g/n
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#1
you seem to have posted this twice
1 Like #2
I know , was in the process of editing initial post and it disappeared , must have gone for mods to consider, or what ever and I duplicated by mistake. reported the other one as spam so hopefully be removed

this actually worth it guys , replace HDD for SSD and away you go , got it for the Daughter (@uni) hope its not too heavy carrying it around




Edited By: REAL_DEAL on Jan 10, 2017 14:59
1 Like #3
Here's a review of a similar machine: Click me

Looks like a very good buy to me.
The display is SVA so in between TN and IPS. More USB 3.0 ports would be nice.

Swap out the HDD for an SSD.
Buy a 2.5" USB 3.0 enclosure and you've got a 2TB backup drive worth around £60. Or remove the optical drive for the best of both worlds.

Edited By: K1LLER HORNET on Jan 10, 2017 15:22: Update
#4
There's also this one that I was thinking of for my daughter. Only 1TB hard drive and not Full HD, but latest 7th Gen i5 processor- Same price
http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-15-6-laptop-with-the-latest-7th-gen-intel-core-i5-processor-gold-10151792-pdt.html

Edited By: tonysat on Jan 10, 2017 15:04
1 Like #5
Buying a laptop without an SSD is a huge mistake. Unless you plan to swap one in yourself, but feck that.
3 Likes #6
tonysat
There's also this one that I was thinking of for my daughter. Only 1TB hard drive and not Full HD, but latest 7th Gen i5 processor- Same pricehttp://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-15-6-laptop-with-the-latest-7th-gen-intel-core-i5-processor-gold-10151792-pdt.html

The CPU is around 20% faster but the screen is garbage. When you consider that the screen is something you will always be using that's something you really don't want to compromise on if possible.
A FHD screen is so much better for productivity. 1366x768 should be banned.
The AMD chip also has a better iGP for gaming.

OnlyJoeKing
Buying a laptop without an SSD is a huge mistake. Unless you plan to swap one in yourself, but feck that.

It's not difficult.
Download Windows 10 x64 ISO. Create boot able media. Open bottom panel. Remove HDD. Insert SSD. Boot from media. Install Windows. Sorted.

Otherwise pay the extra for a factory fitted SSD.

Edited By: K1LLER HORNET on Jan 10, 2017 15:17
#7
can anyone please confirm its not a big disassembly to replace optical drive with a SSD
#8
This was £449 yesterday!!! Great spec for the price and 2 years warranty!!

Just reserved mine for collection tomorrow 8)
#10
intrigued... anyone have any idea about the color accuracy of the display?

Edited By: Ronu_MK on Jan 10, 2017 20:37: spelling
#11
Have some heat fellow Evertonian :D
#12
shonkygeeza
can anyone please confirm its not a big disassembly to replace optical drive with a SSD


Ditto. Are we talking an accessible opening of some sort, just undo a free screw's, swap over and it's done. Or are you taking the case apart to get in?

Also would doing this void the warranty? Presumably one of the advantages of buying from JL is for the 2 year standard, but not if you immediately void it by changing it to ssd.
#13
K1LLER HORNET
Here's a review of a similar machine: Click me

Looks like a very good buy to me.
The display is SVA so in between TN and IPS. More USB 3.0 ports would be nice.

Swap out the HDD for an SSD.
Buy a 2.5" USB 3.0 enclosure and you've got a 2TB backup drive worth around £60. Or remove the optical drive for the best of both worlds.


Is it easy to replace the optical drive with an SSD? What's involved if you go down that route instead of swapping the HDD?
#14
CPU comparison with an i5-6200u, which seems to be in a lot of laptops around this price range:
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp[]=2848&cmp[]=2556

The A12 gets a slightly higher overall score but is slower on single threaded use than the i5.

Edited By: LankyChris on Jan 10, 2017 22:16: Corrected CPU comparison link
2 Likes #15
LankyChris
K1LLER HORNET
Here's a review of a similar machine: Click me
Looks like a very good buy to me.
The display is SVA so in between TN and IPS. More USB 3.0 ports would be nice.
Swap out the HDD for an SSD.
Buy a 2.5" USB 3.0 enclosure and you've got a 2TB backup drive worth around £60. Or remove the optical drive for the best of both worlds.
Is it easy to replace the optical drive with an SSD? What's involved if you go down that route instead of swapping the HDD?

It's very straight forward. You'll have to get a drive caddy to hold the hard drive in the optical drive slot.
I'd recommend you put the storage drive in place of the optical disk drive (ODD) to preserve boot order/minimise issues.

Make a backup image of the existing boot drive. Create Windows installation media. Remove HDD. Remove ODD. Install SSD in place of HDD. Install HDD in place of optical drive. Affix ODD bezel. Install Windows/restore image.
2 Likes #16
shonkygeeza
can anyone please confirm its not a big disassembly to replace optical drive with a SSD
Do you mean the hard drive or the optical drive?
Because removing an optical drive is literally undoing one screw and pulling out the bay. You buy a replacement caddy from eBay, put your new hard drive or SSD in and slide it back in
Removing the hard drive just involves taking off the bottom plate with one screw and swapping the hard drive, there are no warranty stickers
Here's the picture from before I returned mine
http://i.imgur.com/YfUWXMX.jpg
#17
WalkableBuffalo
shonkygeeza
can anyone please confirm its not a big disassembly to replace optical drive with a SSD
Do you mean the hard drive or the optical drive?
Because removing an optical drive is literally undoing one screw and pulling out the bay. You buy a replacement caddy from eBay, put your new hard drive or SSD in and slide it back in
Removing the hard drive just involves taking off the bottom plate with one screw and swapping the hard drive, there are no warranty stickers
Here's the picture from before I returned mine
http://i.imgur.com/YfUWXMX.jpg


Thank you, yes I meant remove optical drive. soooo close to buying (_;)
#18
WalkableBuffalo
shonkygeeza
can anyone please confirm its not a big disassembly to replace optical drive with a SSD
Do you mean the hard drive or the optical drive?
Because removing an optical drive is literally undoing one screw and pulling out the bay. You buy a replacement caddy from eBay, put your new hard drive or SSD in and slide it back in
Removing the hard drive just involves taking off the bottom plate with one screw and swapping the hard drive, there are no warranty stickers
Here's the picture from before I returned mine
http://i.imgur.com/YfUWXMX.jpg


Out of interest why did you return yours?
#19
K1LLER HORNET
LankyChris
K1LLER HORNET
Here's a review of a similar machine: Click me
Looks like a very good buy to me.
The display is SVA so in between TN and IPS. More USB 3.0 ports would be nice.
Swap out the HDD for an SSD.
Buy a 2.5" USB 3.0 enclosure and you've got a 2TB backup drive worth around £60. Or remove the optical drive for the best of both worlds.
Is it easy to replace the optical drive with an SSD? What's involved if you go down that route instead of swapping the HDD?

It's very straight forward. You'll have to get a drive caddy to hold the hard drive in the optical drive slot.
I'd recommend you put the storage drive in place of the optical disk drive (ODD) to preserve boot order/minimise issues.

Make a backup image of the existing boot drive. Create Windows installation media. Remove HDD. Remove ODD. Install SSD in place of HDD. Install HDD in place of optical drive. Affix ODD bezel. Install Windows/restore image.


What's the benefits of swapping both round instead of just replacing the optical with the SSD?

I've not tinkered with computer hardware for several years so a bit out of date with it but isn't it straightforward to swap the boot order in bios on a laptop like you would a desktop pc?

Are there any issues getting an SSD to fit in place of either the HDD or optical drive in terms of either size of the drive or connector type?
#20
K1LLER HORNET
LankyChris
K1LLER HORNET
Here's a review of a similar machine: Click me
Looks like a very good buy to me.
The display is SVA so in between TN and IPS. More USB 3.0 ports would be nice.
Swap out the HDD for an SSD.
Buy a 2.5" USB 3.0 enclosure and you've got a 2TB backup drive worth around £60. Or remove the optical drive for the best of both worlds.
Is it easy to replace the optical drive with an SSD? What's involved if you go down that route instead of swapping the HDD?

It's very straight forward. You'll have to get a drive caddy to hold the hard drive in the optical drive slot.
I'd recommend you put the storage drive in place of the optical disk drive (ODD) to preserve boot order/minimise issues.

Make a backup image of the existing boot drive. Create Windows installation media. Remove HDD. Remove ODD. Install SSD in place of HDD. Install HDD in place of optical drive. Affix ODD bezel. Install Windows/restore image.


I want to know is it ok if I make image on external drive its 1tb but have other data as well? I always prefer to make image on dvd but noticed is slower n yesterday it failed to install on my previous laptop, recovery/installation disk should be on usb drive?
#21
what's the likelihood of this having a backlit keyboard?
#22
WalkableBuffalo
shonkygeeza
can anyone please confirm its not a big disassembly to replace optical drive with a SSD
Do you mean the hard drive or the optical drive?
Because removing an optical drive is literally undoing one screw and pulling out the bay. You buy a replacement caddy from eBay, put your new hard drive or SSD in and slide it back in
Removing the hard drive just involves taking off the bottom plate with one screw and swapping the hard drive, there are no warranty stickers
Here's the picture from before I returned minehttp://i.imgur.com/YfUWXMX.jpg
Why did you return yours?
#23
does it have a worldwide or just local warranty?
#24
http://www.ebuyer.com/760637-hp-250-g5-i5-laptop-x0q78es-x0q78es-abu

Is this a good deal? smaller memory and intel instead of AMD processor but has SSD

Edited By: frazman on Jan 11, 2017 11:06
#25
not pushing my deal , but without with comparing AMD /R7 and intel CPU/Graphics
and just focusing on FHD and extra warranty,
the latter that just about does it for me. and I would pick up a deal on a SSD when one pops up.



Edited By: REAL_DEAL on Jan 11, 2017 11:44
#26
frazman
http://www.ebuyer.com/760637-hp-250-g5-i5-laptop-x0q78es-x0q78es-abu

Is this a good deal? smaller memory and intel instead of AMD processor but has SSD


1366x768 resolution compared with FHD on this deal. There's a lot of alternative laptop deals if you're not bothered if it's full HD.
#27
tonysat
Why did you return yours?
Didn't have the performance for playing any games really
Mousepad is a bit crappy too, and build quality isn't great, very plastic-y and you can see some leftover flash
2 Likes #28
shonkygeeza
what's the likelihood of this having a backlit keyboard?
0%
1 Like #29
Toffees76
Have some heat fellow Evertonian :D
How do i downvote a comment? ;)
1 Like #30
rborob
Toffees76
Have some heat fellow Evertonian :D
How do i downvote a comment? ;)
Oooh! Fight!!!!!
#31
Seriously, I am on a budget for my daughter for a decent laptop, below £400 with decent enough graphics and powerful enough to run some games, Minecraft and the like, so nothing mental. The reviews on the laptop and some gamer site reviews say the new Pavilion is ok?
Cheers.
#32
Anyone know if this would run Lightroom and Photoshop well enough?
#33
I was just about to buy this one from my son:
http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/refurbished-hp-pavilion-15-au074sa-15.6-intel-core-i5-6200u-2.3ghz-8gb-256-a2-x5d90ea/version.asp

Should I go for the deal above instead? How much is an SSD drive and caddy? Would I reformat the HDD once reinstalled in the optical bay?
#34
#35
copels
I was just about to buy this one from my son:
http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/refurbished-hp-pavilion-15-au074sa-15.6-intel-core-i5-6200u-2.3ghz-8gb-256-a2-x5d90ea/version.asp

Should I go for the deal above instead? How much is an SSD drive and caddy? Would I reformat the HDD once reinstalled in the optical bay?


£400 for three months warranty. No
#36
OK phew - lucky escape. Can anybody post a link to a suitable SSD drive and anything else needed to swap drives over with?
#37
I bought this last week at £449, about to take it back after work tonight. I thought I would be really fast with the amd12 in it but it's full of bloatware and keeps locking up..tried numerous fixes and reset windows twice but still the same.
#38
Oh that's a shame. I've just been into JL to have a look. They didn't have it in store but there are over 400 in their distribution centre. I'm just wondering whether it's slightly too big for my son and he might be better off with a 14" screen. Anyone seen any deals for these?
#39
oliver11042004
I bought this last week at £449, about to take it back after work tonight. I thought I would be really fast with the amd12 in it but it's full of bloatware and keeps locking up..tried numerous fixes and reset windows twice but still the same.
Why not try installing Windows 7 in to it instead as a clean install. Im sure it would run much better then.
#40
Only a few days left to make my decision! I spotted this yesterday - how does it compare to the deal posted here?
http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6017444

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