HP 15-AY103DX / 15-BS015DX 15.6″ Touch-Screen Laptop (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD)


HP 15-AY103DX / 15-BS015DX 15.6 Touch-Screen Laptop (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD)

The HP 15-AY103DX and HP 15-BS015DX are a pair of very similar mainstream laptops with touch-screen display, mid-range computer components, and a price of around $450. The HP 15-AY103DX and 15-BS015DX have a usual entry-level 1366×768-pixel multi-touch TN display panel, an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of system memory, and a 1-Terabyte hard drive.

The only differences between the 15-AY103DX and HP 15-BS015DX are in the USB and networking departments. The AY103DX features one fast USB 3.1 port and two older USB 2.0 ports, basic 10/100 Ethernet LAN wired network port, and previous generation 802.11N Wi-Fi wireless connection. On the other side, the HP 15-BS015DX is better equipped, while having the same price 500-dollar tag in most stores. It has two USB 3.1 ports and one USB 2.0, a full-speed Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN, support for newer and faster 802.11AC wireless connectivity, and additionally a Bluetooth interface which is lacking on the 15-AY103DX. That being said, the BS015DX is obviously the better configuration.

The rest of the specs sheets is identical.

These HP laptops ensure hassle-free completion of the daily computing duties under pre-installed Windows 10 Home operating system. The included CPU is the 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7200U we reviewed recently. In short, it’s a no-brainer solution for most notebook PC users. It can effortlessly crunch all the usual home and office tasks. Its integrated Intel HD 620 graphics (review), can be used for casual gaming and even some more demanding game titles on low graphics detail settings. As for multi-tasking capabilities, 8GB of RAM is sufficient for running many programs and browser tabs simultaneously without system slowdowns. Finally, the provided 1TB 5,400rpm HDD isn’t the fastest type of storage on today’s market, but on the positive side, it offers huge storage space for your movies, music, and other file libraries.

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Interaction with the notebooks is enabled via the touch-screen, a standard full-size keyboard with numeric pad, and a multi-touch trackpad with physical left and right click buttons. The keyboard lacks LED backlight, which is usually reserved for pricier laptops. Also, there are no fancy chassis materials on these models, since they’re covered with usual matte black plastics. However, glossy stripes on the palmrest give these machines a hint of style.

Besides aforementioned three USB ports, Ethernet and Wi-Fi connections, and optional Bluetooth, the HP 15-AY103DX & HP 15-BS015DX have a built-in DVD drive, stereo speakers, a web camera, HDMI video out connector, a combo audio mic / headphones connector, and a multi-in-one media card reader.

The 15-AY103DX and 15-BS015DX are fairly light in comparison to similar 15.6″ touch-screen models. They weigh in at 4.7 pounds and have a 0.9″ thin profile.

HP hasn’t provided official info on battery life. The battery in both configurations has a lower-end capacity of 31 WHr. We can assume you’ll be getting around 4 hours on a charge if you don’t put display brightness on max and put a high stress on the processor.

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Brand

HP

Screen Size

15.6-Inch

Screen Resolution

1366×768

Touchscreen

Yes

Other Display Specs

TN display tech (narrower viewing angles than IPS)

Processor

Intel Core i5-7200U 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” Dual-Core 2.5-3.1GHz 3MB Cache (~4,700 PassMark benchmark points)

Graphics

Intel HD 620 Integrated Graphics

RAM

8GB

Storage

1000GB (1TB) HDD

Optical Drive

DVD Writer

Input

Multi-Touch Trackpad with Physical Buttons, Non-Backlit Keyboard with Numeric Pad, Touchscreen

Speakers and Audio

Combo Mic and Headphones Audio Jack, Stereo Speakers

Cameras

Front

Wi-Fi

802.11AC, 802.11N

Ethernet LAN

Yes

3G - 4G Mobile Broadband

No

Bluetooth

Yes (Optional)

USB

2 x USB 2.0 + 1 x USB 3.0

Video Ports

1 x HDMI

Media Card Reader

Yes

Battery

3-Cell 31 WHr

Weight

4.7 pounds

Height

0.9″

Width

15.2″

Depth

10.2″

Windows Version

Windows 10 Home

Warranty

1-Year

Reviews, ratings, and Q&A on “HP 15-AY103DX / 15-BS015DX 15.6″ Touch-Screen Laptop (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD)”

  1. Maxma Hasibul – June 2, 2017:

    How I am by this laptop from Bangladesh..???


  2. Brent – May 18, 2017:

    What is the graphic card of this model? Nvidia? Amd?


  3. Kenn – March 24, 2017:

    What is the Video Card installed in this HP 15 ay103dx?


  4. Antione – March 8, 2017:

    What is the best video editing software for this laptop?


    • Danijel Z – March 8, 2017:

      That’s rather related to your video editing needs than the laptop itself. This notebook isn’t the fastest for that purpose (you should look for a laptop with a quad-core Intel Core i7 for that), but it can run all popular video editing programs for Windows. I personally use Microsoft’s Movie Maker. It’s a basic and free video production software which comes bundled in Windows Essentials 2012 software suite. It’s a discontinued product but is still available for download from third-party sites.


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