HP 15-bs212wm Cheap 15.6″ Laptop (Intel Celeron N4000, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Jet Black)

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The HP 15-bs212wm is an affordable 15.6-inch Windows 10 laptop model sold by Walmart. It’s usually priced at below $300.

The HP 15-bs212wm features the basic HD 1366-by-768 display resolution, so the screen lacks sharpness of the Full HD or better panels. Also, it is a TN type display, meaning narrower viewing angles than with the IPS screens.

Inside its “jet black” plastic chassis with a full-size non-backlit keyboard, the 15-bs212wm packs entry-level internal components. The included Intel Celeron N4000 dual-core processor is good only for the non-demanding everyday computing tasks like web browsing, work in Microsoft Office applications, media playback, and some light Angry Birds-type games. HP has provided 4GB of RAM, which is on the smaller side. However, if you don’t run many programs simultaneously 4GB can be sufficient. As for storing your data, the included 500GB hard drive is a very basic storage device, without huge storage space and with slow data reading and writing speeds. A standard hard drive size on today’s laptop market is 1-Terabyte, double the size of 500GB. Also SSD as a newer form of storage devices found in pricier laptops provides much faster speeds than HDD’s and therefore smoother computing experience. This notebook model has a built-in DVD writer.

The battery of the HP 15-bs212wm has a mediocre capacity of 31 WHr. But, the HP support team on the laptop’s product page on Walmart.com claims the battery life is “up to 7 hours”.

Usual starting price: around 279 USD* as of October 10, 2018.

Specifications of the HP 15-bs212wm

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Brand HP
Laptop type Standard laptop (non-convertible)
Screen size 15.6-inch
Screen resolution 1366x768 pixels HD (entry-level sharpness)
Touchscreen No
Other display specs TN display tech (narrower viewing angles than IPS)
Processor (CPU) Intel Celeron N4000 (decent for daily computing, but not fully smooth)
Graphics (GPU) Intel UHD 600 integrated graphics (for the lightest games only)
System memory (RAM) size 4GB (light multi-tasking)
Data storage 500GB HDD (very good capacity, but slow)
DVD optical drive DVD writer
Keyboard, input Non-backlit keyboard with numeric pad

Multi-touch trackpad with physical buttons
Speakers and audio Stereo speakers

Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
Camera Front
Wi-Fi wireless 802.11AC
Ethernet network port Yes
Bluetooth Yes
USB ports 1 x USB 2.0

2 x USB 3.1
Video ports 1 x HDMI
Media card reader Yes (SD card reader)
Battery 3-Cell 31 WHr
Weight 4.5 pounds
Height 0.9"
Width 15.2"
Depth 10.2"
Windows version Windows 10 Home (standard Windows version)
Warranty 1-year

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Written by Dan on October 10, 2018

User reviews and Q&A on the HP 15-bs212wm

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Current rating: 5 out of 5 stars

  1. Steve Green

    This for my wife. Neither of us ever used a laptop. How well does this play DVD’s? What’s it’s operating system? Will it accept thumb-drives with 8 or 16 memory for music playback? Tia, folks!

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  2. JG

    Can it upgrade from 4gb to 8gb?

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  3. diane brown

    I bought a intel-celeron N4000 last week to use as a writing tool for some short stories. After a little while it starts going to other user sites. Is there a manual I can get?

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    • 5 out of 5

      Lee DiBiase

      Celeron n4000 manual

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    • Vince Alexis

      Hi May I Ask If This Laptop Works With Pen-Touch?

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    • Danijel Z

      You can use only the simple capacitive pens, without features like pressure sensitivity. The laptop doesn’t support active digitizer pens like those on the Microsoft Surface and other devices with pressure sensitivity and other advanced stuff.

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