HP 15-dy5131wm Affordable 15.6″ Laptop (Intel i3-1215U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Note: The HP 15-dy5131wm is a popular laptop model, because it’s one of the Walmart’s Black Friday 2023 deals. During the sales, the laptop will cost $249.
Specifications of the HP 15-dy5131wm
Here are the specs of the HP 15-dy5131wm with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.
|Laptop Type||Standard non-convertible laptop
This laptop features a clamshell-only design, without ability to convert itself into a tablet.
It is usually priced at below $500, making it an affordable laptop PC.
The mid-range performance of this laptop allows you to easily complete your daily home and office computing tasks. It additionally has some potential for heavier duties like professional photo and video editing. However, if you regularly do these tasks, a high-performance laptop is recommended. More info about performance of the laptop can be found in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
This is by far the most popular laptop screen size. It provides a lot of screen real estate, while avoiding bulkiness of the 17.3" laptops.
This laptop doesn't support touchscreen input.
|Screen Resolution||1920x1080 pixels Full HD
Full HD is the most common laptop screen resolution today. It provides a good image sharpness and a decent amount of space on the display for the user interface and programs. However, it isn't as good as the top-tier 4K Ultra HD.
|Other Display Specs||Anti-glare coating
Anti-glare coating reduces ambient light reflections, as opposed to the glare-type displays with more vivid colors.
|About Laptop Display||Learn about laptop PC displays here.|
|Processor (CPU)||Intel Core i3-1215U 12th Gen
The Core i3-1215U is a lower-mid-range laptop CPU. It is good for the everyday home and office computing tasks. If you plan to do heavier tasks like video editing, recommended are more robust processors like the Core i5 and i7 series chips, preferably from the high-performance H or P series.
|About Processors||The laptop's processor (CPU) is the main chip of the system and a very important computing performance factor.|
|Graphics (GPU)||Intel UHD graphics of 12th Gen Intel Core U series CPUs
This is an entry-level graphics processor. It’s capable of running light games and select heavier titles on the lowest quality settings. Depending on the main processor model, the built-in Intel UHD graphics may deliver slightly different performance.
|About Graphics Processors||Graphics processor (GPU) is the main factor for 3D gaming performance. It also affects performance of other graphics intensive tasks like some image and video editing operations.|
|System Memory (RAM) Size||8GB RAM
The 8GB RAM size is the standard one in 2023. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users.
|About RAM||System memory (RAM) size determines multi-tasking capability of a laptop - how many tasks and programs you can run at the same time. Some programs and games may require large RAM to run properly.
Learn about RAM of laptop PCs here.
|Data Storage||256GB SSD
256GB is a decent capacity. If you tend to download and store a lot of large files like movies and install many programs, 512GB or more is a better choice.
|About Data Storage||Storage capacity determines how much data you can store locally on your laptop. SSD storage is much faster than HDD storage.
Learn about laptop PC data storage here.
|Keyboard & Input||Keyboard with dedicated number pad
There's a separate numeric pad located on the right side of the keyboard.
Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface
The left and right click buttons are built into the surface of the touchpad, as opposed to separate physical buttons.
|Speakers & Audio||Stereo speakers
As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
|Camera||Front-facing web camera
Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.
HD 720p resolution
This is the most common web camera resolution in laptops. However, it's low in comparison to camera resolutions of modern smartphones, so it can't produce as sharp picture.
|Wireless & Networking||Wi-Fi 5 802.11AC wireless
The 802.11AC is the previous-generation wireless networking standard. It’s also known as Wi-Fi 5. 802.11AC is succeeded by 802.11AX Wi-Fi 6 with data transfer speed and multi-device connectivity improvements.
This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to wirelessly connect the computer to Bluetooth peripherals like Bluetooth mice and keyboards, as well as to smartphones, and other compatible devices.
|USB Ports||1 x USB-C
A compact type of USB port, commonly found in modern laptops and phones.
2 x USB Type A
A pair of full-size USB ports.
|Video Output Ports||1 x HDMI
HDMI is a widely used digital video output port. You can find HDMI-in ports on most computer monitors and TVs.
|Media Card Reader||SD card reader
The laptop has a slot for full-size SD memory cards, used in many digital cameras. You can also use microSD cards with a card adapter.
|Battery||41 Whr capacity|
|About Battery||The battery capacity of the typical mid-tier laptop ranges from 40 to 50 WHr.
The battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and other factors.
|Windows Version||Windows 11 Home
Windows 11 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition.
A typical laptop warranty.
|Year of Release||2022|
|Country / Region||United States
The device under this particular SKU name is sold on the US market. It may be also available under different SKU names in the US and other regions.
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