HP Pavilion 15-BA079DX Review

HP Pavilion 15-BA079DX Review

The HP Pavilion 15-BA079DX stands out right away due to two features: its all-black appearance, which contrasts with the more “typical” grey color scheme, and the fact that it has a touchscreen. 

Sure, touchscreens aren’t exactly uncommon these days, but low-cost laptops with high-end components AND a touchscreen aren’t something you’ll see every day.

Despite being touch-sensitive, the display has a 15.6-inch diagonal and a resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels with a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio.

After everything is said and done, this laptop isn’t particularly heavy, weighing 4.7 pounds and fitting into the regular 15-inch notebook category with a thickness of 0.9 inches. Overall, it’s a very portable device for daily use.

Today, we’ll disassemble the HP Pavilion 15-BA079DX, a 15-inch AMD-powered mid-range laptop that packs a punch for the money.

In our comprehensive HP Pavilion 15-BA079DX Review, we’ll go over all there is to know about this laptop.

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HP Pavilion 15-BA079DX’s AMD quad-core A10-9600P CPU has a base frequency of 2.4GHz and a maximum frequency of 3.3GHz.

It features a high-speed 720MHz integrated graphics processor and 2MB of cache.

If you prefer to work with Intel-based laptops and aren’t used to dealing with AMD CPUs.

The seventh-generation A10-performance 9600P’s would be comparable to that of a sixth-generation Intel Core i5.

And you could go further lower and go with a 5th-generation Core i5. Overall, this means you’re looking at a very efficient CPU that’s targeted at both casual and hardcore users.

For a CPU of this kind, surfing the web, reading email, and streaming high-definition videos are all easy tasks.

Without encountering any performance problems, you could even write and compile code or launch virtual machines.

However, the available RAM must also be considered when determining a PC’s performance, and in this instance, we have 6GB of DDR3L SDRAM running at 1600 MHz. 

You can upgrade to 8GB, but unless you’re really into heavy multitasking, I doubt you’ll need it. 6GB of RAM, on the other hand, is excellent for enabling you to work without limitations and for launching several applications at the same time.

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The HP Pavilion 15-BA079DX’s connectivity is very basic, and there are no standout features in this respect. 

There are three USB ports (one of which is USB 3.0), an audio jack, an SD card reader, an ethernet port, an HDMI connector, and a DVD reader. 

It’s worth noting that DVD readers are becoming more of an outlier in the entry-level sector as time goes on.

Bluetooth and a WiFi b/g/n antenna are also included. HP also includes DTS surround sound and a high-definition camera, which is ideal for video conferencing with friends and family.

Graphic card:

Our is hardly a gaming computer, as you may have guessed from the price tag in this review of the HP Pavilion 15-BA079DX. 

That said, the laptop in question is equipped with a Radeon R5 integrated graphics processor.

Which will perform well in 2D games and normal video and picture processing, as well as streaming high-definition movies, which should be no problem.

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Battery life:

When it comes to battery life, things aren’t that straightforward. We’ve got a three-cell battery in this section that should last anywhere from 3 to 4 hours. 

As is customary, this will be highly dependent on what you want to accomplish with your laptop. Streaming video, for example.

For example, should drain the battery faster, while basic activities like document processing should extend the battery life significantly.

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  • 7th generation AMD CPU
  • Ample storage space
  • Lighter than most 15.6-inch laptops
  • All-black color scheme
  • Touchscreen display
  • Slower Windows boot time
  • Only one USB 3.0 port
  • No AC WiFi

Technical Specification:

Operating systemWindows 10
Human interface inputKeyboard, Numeric keyboard, Touch screen
Hardware interfaceMicroSD, Bluetooth, USB, Headphone, Ethernet, HDMI, Memory card
Graphics CoprocessorRadeon
Product weight7 pounds
Model number15-BA079DX
Batteries1 Lithium-ion (Type of battery required)

Final Verdict:

The HP Pavilion 15-BA079DX is a popular 2016 budget-friendly laptop with a 7th generation AMD CPU, sufficient storage space, an appealing price, a lighter design, and a snappy touchscreen display.

However, because of the slower hard disc, it takes a long time to boot into Windows, and you can only add 8GB of RAM. 

HP Pavilion 15-BA079DX, on the other hand, is not designed for power users and is better suited for basic home and office tasks.

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