The HP 15-BS113DX is an affordable mainstream 15.6-inch notebook PC with touch-screen. The 400-dollar 15-BS113DX is very similar to the 500-dollar 15-BS115DX. The only difference between the two is the processor. The 15-BS113DX features the 8th Generation Intel Core 3-8130U dual-core CPU, whereas the BS115DX includes faster quad-core i5-8250U. In both cases, the chips are excellent choices for the daily computing tasks, with minor performance difference during these duties. However, the latter provides additional power which is noticeable during heavy computing loads like high-definition video file conversion.
The rest of the specs sheets of these two “Jet Black” plastics-clad laptop models is identical. The both have mediocre HD 1366-by-768 display resolution and TN technology with narrower viewing angles than IPS. But touch input support is a nice perk in the price range of the laptops. The screen is managed by the Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics. It’s a basic graphics solution, but capable of running many of the most popular game titles today. Furthermore, the 15-BS113DX (and BS115DX) includes 8GB of system memory and a 1-Terabyte hard drive. These are standard RAM and storage capacities in the budget mid-range notebook category. As for the battery, the laptop has a relatively small 31 WHr unit. HP claims the 15-BS113DX can provide a battery life of up to “8.25” hours. That’s probably measured with very little computing load involved, so you can assume the battery life will be shorter during normal PC use – probably around 5 hours.