HP 15-BA009DX 15.6″ Laptop (AMD A6-Series CPU, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive, Black)


HP 15-BA009DX 15.6" Laptop (AMD A6-Series CPU, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive, Black)

The HP 15-BA009DX is one of the numerous Windows 10-based budget-class 15.6-inch laptop PCs. The specs are typical for a cheap non-touchscreen notebook, with a few exceptions. Instead of the usual Intel Celeron processor, the 15-f305dx comes equipped with noticeably faster AMD A6-7310. It is a great solution of everyday home and office computing tasks of the average user. The A6-series chip also brings better graphics in form of the Radeon R4 IGP, but it is still an entry-level part with gaming support limited to less demanding and older titles.

Storage space capacity is 500GB. The device is a standard hard disk drive spinning at 5,400 rpm. However, on today’s market larger 1-Terabyte HDDs are quite common, even in cheap laptops. RAM memory size is average but satisfactory for most users: 4GB. Only those running extremely large number of programs and browser tabs simultaneously might find it insufficient. The HP 15-BA009DX also has a built-in DVD burner, a full-size keyboard with dedicated numeric pad, a multi-touch trackpad, and all the most important modern laptop features. The list includes stereo speakers, a web camera, Wi-Fi and Ethernet LAN Internet connections, three USB ports (1 x USB 3.0 + 2 x USB 2.0), HDMI video output, and a media card reader. Bluetooth is missing. The laptop features the common screen resolution of 1366×768 pixels.

All the features are packed in a 4.8-pound matte-black plastic chassis with decorative glossy stripes on the palmrest and a sleek profile of 0.9″.

According to HP, the battery can last “up to 5.5 hours” on a single battery charge.

Overall, the HP 15-BA009DX isn’t an impressive machine. The low price of around $250 is its main selling point. For the price, it delivers a good value thanks to the decent processor and a good selection of usable features.

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Brand

HP

Screen Size

15.6-Inch

Screen Resolution

1366×768

Touchscreen

No

Other Display Specs

TN display tech (narrower viewing angles than IPS)

Processor

AMD A6-7310 “Carrizo-L” Quad-Core 2-2.4GHz 2MB Cache (~2,600 PassMark benchmark points)

Graphics

AMD Radeon R4 Integrated Graphics

RAM

4GB

Storage

500GB HDD

Optical Drive

DVD Writer

Input

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

Speakers and Audio

Combo Mic and Headphones Audio Jack, Stereo Speakers

Cameras

Front

Wi-Fi

802.11N

Ethernet LAN

Yes

3G - 4G Mobile Broadband

No

Bluetooth

No

USB

2 x USB 2.0 + 1 x USB 3.0

Video Ports

1 x HDMI

Media Card Reader

Yes

Battery

“Up to 5.5 hours” of battery life, 3-Cell

Weight

4.8 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-BA009DX 15.6″ Laptop (AMD A6-Series CPU, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive, Black)”

  1. Josh – July 23, 2017:

    Can it play 1080p videos?


    • Danijel Z – July 23, 2017:

      Yes it can, 1080p playback is not an issue on modern laptops. But, you’ll of course have to use an external Full HD or higher display via HDMI, since the built-in laptop screen supports up to 720p resolution. Edit: To be clear, 1080p video will of course run on the built-in screen, but the picture will be 720p.


  2. Nicholas Brown – June 4, 2017:

    Can I change out the Hard Drive on this Laptop I’m particularly interested in installing a 1 TB Hard Drive is it possible and what brand and model hard drive should I get.


    • Danijel Z – June 5, 2017:

      It’s possible, but for the HP 15 ba series the internal hard drive is an Authorized Service Provider part, not a Customer Self-Repair part. This means HDD in this laptop is meant to be replaced by the official technicians, not users. Otherwise, your warranty might be voided. The notebook has an internal bay for the standard 2.5-in SATA hard drives or solid state drives with 9.5-mm (.37-in) and 7.0-mm (.28-in) thicknesses. All brands which meet these specs should be compatible with this laptop. For a particular HDD model recomendation you should check laptop HDD reviews online.
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  3. gary – April 30, 2017:

    can I swap the mother board from a hp laptop with amd a12 and 1 tb hard drive into the hp 15-ba009dx


  4. gary – April 30, 2017:

    can I swap out a hp motherboard with amd a12 and 1 tb hardrive from a different laptop into the hp 15-ba009dx


  5. vic – April 28, 2017:

    can i upgrade the AMD to a i5 or i7?


    • Danijel Z – April 29, 2017:

      Unfortunately no. It’s very uncommon for laptops to have replaceable processors. Especially if they’re from different brands like AMD and Intel.


  6. chito – March 25, 2017:

    can i play GTA 5?


    • Sherman – March 28, 2017:

      I think it can it meets most of the minimum requirements, and if you look on YouTube there’s actually a video of someone playing GTA 5 on a similar laptop. You could always add some RAM.


  7. Dennis Goldstein – December 22, 2016:

    Can i upgrade memory from 4 to 8 on this computer


    • Danijel Z – December 22, 2016:

      Yes you can. This model has two RAM slots which are accessible when you remove the bottom panel. It uses DDR3L-1600 SDRAM. But, I would make sure with my seller the warranty is still valid after opening the laptop.


  8. Val nikko mantua – December 17, 2016:

    Can i upgrade to higher gpu video card? Can u give me some models?


    • Danijel Z – December 17, 2016:

      Hi, video card upgrades on this model (and 99% of other notebook models) is not possible. Only a few gaming laptops support GPU upgrades.


  9. frank – November 23, 2016:

    can a printer be hard wired to this computer( hp 15-ba009dx 15.6″)


  10. Jeremy Siegler – May 29, 2016:

    I have an HP 15-f305dx and wondering if it has a TPM chip in it that the windows 10 update requires


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