The HP 15-bw032WM will be one of the most popular laptop models this Black Friday. That’s because it’s a part of an attractive Black Friday bundle deal by Walmart. The main part of the “Special Value” bundle is the HP 15-bw032WM 15.6-inch Smoke Gray-colored notebook with touch-screen, the AMD A12-9720 quad-core processor, 8GB of system memory, a 1TB hard drive, and Windows 10 Home OS pre-installed. Besides the notebook, the bundle includes a wireless HP mouse and a laptop backpack. The bundle will cost $399.
Not all details about the HP 15-bw032WM are known at the time of this writing. From the available specs, we can say it is a quite decent mid-range touch-screen laptop. The heart of the system is the AMD A12-9720 mid-tier processor. It is a a quad-core chip, but its performance is in line with Intel’s dual-core mid-range i3 and i5 series. Nevertheless, the A12-9720 with Radeon R7 integrated graphics is an excellent solution for the usual home and office tasks and some basic gaming. 8GB of system memory is capacious and will certainly meet multi-tasking needs of consumers and professionals. The included 1TB (Terabyte) hard drive is spacious, with enough space for user’s documents as well as music and movie archives (if you don’t regularly store giant high-def video files like 4K films).
We don’t have info on screen resolution. But, we assume that the touch display features HD-class 1366-by-768 pixel count and lacks IPS technology for wide viewing angles, just like the other budget HP 15 series models.
Furthermore, the laptop sports a DVD writer, stereo speakers, a web cam, some kind of Wi-Fi wireless connectivity – either 802.11AC or older 802.11N, an Ethernet LAN port, HDMI video out, two USB 3.1 ports and a slower USB 2.0 port, an SD memory card reader, and a combo audio in / out jack.
The HP 15-bw032WM has a 3-cell 31 WHr battery. Our estimation is that it can last around 4 hours on a charge, with light computer usage.