The HP 15-DA0073MS is a budget-class touchscreen laptop with decent performance and a plenty of storage space. It will be sold for only $349 during Microsoft Store’s Black Friday sales.
Although the notebook doesn’t include one of the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processors, its 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7200U dual-core chip is still excellent for the daily computing tasks of the average user. The Intel HD 620 graphics that is integrated in the i5 CPU is a very basic graphics solution. So, it is able to run only light PC games. As for 8GB RAM, that capacity ensures seamless multitasking. Besides touchscreen feature, the HP 15-DA0073MS stands out among similar laptops with its huge hard drive with a capacity of 2 Terabytes.
As for the display, it is an entry-level one. Yes, it is touch-enabled, but the screen resolution is basic HD with relatively low picture sharpness and IPS technology for wide viewing angles is missing. That’s, however, expected in this laptop category.
Since it is a budget laptop, the HP 15-DA0073MS features plastic casing and lacks keyboard backlight. On the positive side, it does include a built-in DVD drive.
According to HP, the laptop can provide a battery life of “up to 11.25 hours”. But, that was probably measured with a very light computing load, since the battery capacity of 41 WHr is only an average one.
Specifications of the HP 15-DA0073MS
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Standard non-convertible laptop
15.6-inch (most popular laptop screen size)
1366x768 pixels HD (entry-level sharpness)
Other display specs
TN type (narrower viewing angles than IPS type)
Intel Core i5-7200U 7th Gen (enables smooth everyday computing)
Intel HD 620 integrated graphics of 7th Gen Core i3, i5, i7 (for light gaming)
System memory (RAM) size
8GB (for comfortable multi-tasking)
2000GB (2TB) HDD (huge capacity, but slow type of storage)
DVD optical drive
Non-backlit keyboard with dedicated number pad
Touchpad with separate physical click buttons
Speakers and audio
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
Front-facing web camera
HD 720p (standard laptop webcam resolution)
802.11AC (previous-generation Wi-Fi standard, precursor of the latest 802.11AX)