HP 15-ba018wm 15.6″ Laptop (AMD E2-7110 Quad-Core APU, 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, Windows 10) – $199 Walmart


HP 15-ba018wm 15.6 Laptop E2-7110 APU Quad-Core Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, Windows 10 - 199 Walmart

The HP 15-ba018wm is a popular laptop model these days, since it is included in Walmart’s Black Friday 2016 ad. For $199, the 15.6-inch HP 15-ba018wm offers basic performance, but it will get your daily computing job done. The laptop features the AMD E2-7110 quad-core APU processor, 4GB RAM, and a 500GB hard drive with Windows 10 Home operating system installed on it. As for the screen, it sports a usual 1366×768-pixel panel without touchscreen support.

Although quad-core APU (accelerated processing unit) sounds powerful, in reality the AMD E2-7110 is just a budget-class laptop processor. It has a PassMark benchmark score of around 2,150 points. For comparison, today’s very popular Intel Core i5 mid-range chips score above 4,000 points in the same test. But the i5 models are much pricier. Also, the 200-dollar laptops usually ship with very basic Intel Celeron CPUs with a score of around just 1,000. In the real world use, the AMD E2-7110 APU CPU can satisfy needs of the average home PC users. The E2 can handle the daily computing chores like web browsing, work on text documents, movie playback, indie gaming, and similar quite decently. On the other hand, it’s not intended for hardware demanding applications like movie editors or the latest AAA game blockbusters. As for 4GB RAM (system memory) size, it’s again enough for most Windows users who usually don’t run too many applications and web browser tabs simultaneously. The included 500GB hard drive is a budget data storage solution without speed of newer solid state drives and capacity of common 1-Terabyte (1,000GB) HDDs. If you however don’t have too large file libraries with hundreds of movies to store on it, 500GB is enough for all common program installations and users’ files. A DVD burner optical drive is oftentimes missing on cheap laptops, but the HP 15-ba018wm has it.

The rest of the specs sheet doesn’t bring any positive surprises nor disappointments. Besides a standard keyboard with dedicated numeric pad and no backlit, the 4.8-pound HP 15-ba018wm has a multi-touch trackpad, stereo speakers, a web camera, Wi-Fi wireless and Ethernet LAN interfaces for getting you online, three USB ports, HDMI video output, a combo headphones / mirophone jack, and a multi-format media card reader.

Design-wise, this HP model is again a budget-class machine with matte-black plastic chassis. It’s ornamented with glossy stripes on the palmrest.

The manufacturer estimates the battery life on the 15-ba018wm can last “up to 5 hours and 30 minutes”. That’s a realistic estimation, considering the specs of the laptop. But keep in mind that battery life this long is very likely with all power-saving features turned on and without too heavy processor load.

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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 E2-7110 “Carrizo-L” Quad-Core 1.8GHz 2MB Cache (~2,150 PassMark benchmark points)

Graphics

AMD Radeon R2 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

2 reviews for HP 15-ba018wm 15.6″ Laptop (AMD E2-7110 Quad-Core APU, 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, Windows 10) – $199 Walmart

  1. 5 out of 5

    Noah – January 13, 2017:

    How would you go about opening up the system for upgrading the ram or processor?


    • Danijel Z – January 14, 2017:

      Processor upgrade on this laptop isn’t possible, since it is soldered onto the motherboard. As for RAM replacement, I’ve checked some manuals for the HP 15 series. The 15-ba018wm belongs to the 15-ba000 series in which some models have only one RAM slot while the rest of them have two. It’s not specified whether the ba018wm has one or two. Anyway, you can access the RAM slot(s) by removing the bottom panel of the chassis. It’s not as easy task as on some laptops with dedicated RAM / HDD doors. On this model, you’ll have to remove more than 10 screws which are located on the bottom panel. Two of them are hidden under rubber legs on the bottom.


      • John Scott – January 22, 2017:

        thanks for info.Did you find out what the max ram this laptop holds with only one bank?


  2. Byron Collins – December 1, 2016:

    Can this computer run league of legends at 60 fps? I bought it for this reason alone and it is on lay-away. I’d hate to pick it up and it not be able.


  3. 1 out of 5

    Gina – November 25, 2016:

    I just purchase this notebook and notice is very slow. Can I increase the speed?


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