HP 15-ay191ms Signature Edition 15.6″ Touch Laptop (Intel i3-7100U, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD)


HP 15-ay191ms Signature Edition 15.6 Touch Laptop (Intel i3-7100U, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Win 10)

The HP 15-ay191ms Signature Edition is an affordable mainstream laptop PC with touchscreen display and good internal components. Inside the matte black chassis with stylish glossy stripes on the palmrest, the 15-ay191ms features the 7th Generation Intel Core i3-7100U processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB hard disk drive with Windows 10 Home operating system on it. Signature Edition mark means the machine is free of pre-installed 3rd party apps, which oftentimes unnecessary clog Windows OS. The laptop can be currently found for around $370.

The touch-enabled screen of the HP 15-ay191ms Signature Edition is a lower-end one since it provides 1366×768-pixel resolution instead of 1920×1080 Full HD and lacks IPS tech for wide viewing angles. This type of display is, however, a standard one in the sub-$400 notebook category. The Core i3-7100U 2.4GHz dual-core chip is an excellent solution for daily PC chores of budget-oriented home and office users. The processor can easily handle the usual day-to-day tasks like web surfing, email, work in Microsoft Office programs, and multimedia consumption including high-definition 4K content. Furthermore, you can play many of the most popular game titles on the HP 15-ay191ms, thanks to the Intel HD 620 graphics (review) integrated in the i3-7100U. 8GB of RAM is enough for normal and heavy multitasking under Windows 10. As for storage, the included 1-Terabyte HDD provides a plenty of space for users’ files and programs. But unfortunately, the traditional HDD-type storage can’t match performance of modern solid state drives. This device does have a built-in DVD burner drive.

As usual, this 15.6″ notebook model has a full-size non-backlit keyboard with dedicated numeric pad, a multi-touch trackpad, stereo speakers, a web camera, and all necessary networking and connectivity features. The 15-ay191ms sports Wi-Fi and Ethernet LAN Internet connections, Bluetooth, one USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI video out jack, a combo mic-in / headphone-out connector, and a multi-format media card reader.

The laptop weighs in at 4.6 pounds. It’s on the lighter side in comparison to similar touchscreen 15.6″ notebooks. The profile is 0.9″ thick.

There’s no official info on battery life. Judging from the specifications of the system, the provided 31 Whr battery should last around 4 hours on a charge.

The HP 15-ay191ms Signature Edition is advertised on some websites as a “2017 newest HP flagship” laptop, but it’s obvious that it’s just an average budget-friendly touchscreen laptop without premum-class features such as aluminum chassis, IPS display, SSD, or backlight keyboard. And it was actually released in late 2016. Still, it can easily suite needs of majority of laptop shoppers and has a great performance & features / price ratio.

HP 15-ay191ms Signature Edition Touchscreen Laptop (so called 2017 Newest HP Flagship)

Specifications of the HP 15-ay191ms

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Brand

HP

Screen Size

15.6-inch

Screen Resolution

1366×768 pixels (HD)

Touchscreen

Yes

Other Display Specs

TN display tech (narrower viewing angles than IPS)

Processor (CPU)

Intel Core i3-7100U 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” dual-core 2.4GHz 3MB cache (~3,950 PassMark benchmark points)

Graphics (GPU)

Intel HD 620 Integrated Graphics

System Memory (RAM)

8GB

Storage

1000GB (1TB) HDD

DVD Optical Drive

DVD writer

Input

Non-backlit keyboard with numeric pad
Multi-touch trackpad with physical buttons

Speakers and Audio

Stereo speakers
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack

Cameras

Front

Wi-Fi

802.11N

Ethernet LAN

Yes

3G - 4G Mobile Broadband

No

Bluetooth

Yes

USB

2 x USB 2.0 + 1 x USB 3.0

Video Ports

1 x HDMI

Media Card Reader

Yes (SD card reader)

Battery

3-Cell 31 WHr

Weight

4.6 pounds

Height

0.9″

Width

15.2″

Depth

10.2″

Windows Version

Windows 10 Home

Warranty

1-Year

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