HP 15t 1FT89AV_1 (2017) Affordable 15.6″ Laptop with Intel Core CPUs, Optional Touch

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The HP 15t 1FT89AV_1 is the 2017 version of Hewlett-Packard’s popular 15t budget 15.6-inch notebook PC line. The HP 15t 1FT89AV_1 is one of many models from the series. It stands out here, because it is configurable via the official HP Store, as opposed to pre-configured models you can often find at retailers. The notebook starts at $369.

The main characteristics of the 15t 1FT89AV_1 are HD or Full HD resolution on the 15.6″ display with optional touch-screen support, the Intel Core processors, and plastic-clad chassis in six different colors. You can configure the laptop with the 7th Gen Intel Core i3-7100U, i5-7200U, and i7-7500U dual-core CPUs, up to 16GB of system memory, and hard drive or solid state drive data storage options. Available are 1TB and 2TB hard drives, as well as 128GB and 256GB SSDs. These components ensure work on your daily computing chores without hardware-related hiccups. If you’re into gaming, it’s worth noting that the laptop provides only basic game rendering capability via its Intel HD 620 integrated graphics.

The laptop doesn’t have a built-in DVD drive nor keyboard backlight. But it does provide other usual laptop features like stereo speakers, a web camera, Wi-Fi wireless (802.11 N or AC), optional Bluetooth, an Ethernet LAN wired network interface, a web camera, two USB 3.1 ports and one USB 2.0, HDMI video jack, a media card reader, and a combo mic/headphones connector.

There are two battery options when purchasing the HP 15t 1FT89AV_1 – a 31 WHr battery and a more capacious 41 WHr unit. According to HP, the maximal battery life is “up to 8 hours and 30 minutes” on configurations with the HD display and “up to 6 hours and 15 minutes” with Full HD.

Operating system options are Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro.

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Here are the specs of the HP 15t 1FT89AV_1 (2017) with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.


Laptop Type

This laptop features a clamshell-only design, without ability to convert itself into a tablet.
Screen Size

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.
Screen Resolution

This is an entry-level screen resolution, oftentimes found on budget laptops. It doesn't deliver picture sharpness and space on the screen like the Full HD or higher resolution laptop displays do.

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.

The device optionally comes with touchscreen capability.
Other Display Specs

Displays based on the old TN technology lack wide viewing angles you can find on IPS screens. The colors may look washed out or inverted at certain viewing angles.
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-7100U 7th Gen (low-mid-range processor for home and office use, older model)

Intel Core i5-7200U 7th Gen (enables smooth everyday computing)

Intel Core i7-7500U 7th Gen (older mid-range processor for home and office use)
Graphics (GPU) Intel HD 620 integrated graphics of 7th Gen Core i3, i5, i7 (for light gaming)
System Memory (RAM) Size

The 8GB RAM size is the standard one in 2023. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users.
Data Storage

128GB is a relatively small storage space. However, it is usable if you don't store a lot of large files like movies and don't install a lot of programs.

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.

1TB is an excellent storage capacity, but HDD is a slow type of storage.

2TB is a huge storage capacity, but HDD is a slow type of storage.
DVD Optical Drive

Keyboard & Input

The keyboard has a separate numeric pad on the right side of the keyboard, but it has no keyboard backlight.

The touchpad features physical left and right click buttons, as opposed to click buttons integrated into the touchpad surface.

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.
Wi-Fi Wireless 802.11AC

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.


802.11N is an old Wi-Fi standard, precursor of the 802.11AC and the latest 802.11AX with improved data transfer speeds and connectivity. 802.11N is rarely used in modern laptops.
Ethernet Network Port Yes

This laptop has an Ethernet LAN port for wired internet and networking connectivity.
Bluetooth Yes (Optional)

This laptop optionally comes with a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to connect the computer to Bluetooth peripherals, smartphones, and other Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Mobile broadband (4G LTE)

USB Ports 2 x USB 3.1 + 1 x USB 2.0

A total of three full-size Type A 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 "Up to 8 hours and 30 minutes" with HD display; "Up to 6 hours and 15 minutes" with FHD

3-cell 41 WHr

31 WHr capacity
Weight 4.2 pounds
Height 1"
Width 15.1"
Depth 10"
Windows Version

Windows 10 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition. Windows 10 Home users are eligible for a free upgrade to the latest Windows 11 Home.

Windows 10 Pro version adds some business-specific features in comparison to the standard Windows Home. Windows 10 Pro upgradeable to the latest Windows 11 Pro for free.
Warranty 1-year

A typical laptop warranty.

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  1. Ethan Shelton

    what extendibility or upgradeability does it have. Im looking into buying one and adding my own hard drive to it after the fact but cant find anywhere,where it shows what options it has for unscrewing the bottom and upgrading

    • Danijel Z

      Hi, I have found a maintenance manual for this model. It’s here: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05493257

      There’s a guide in it for removing the bottom (page 50) and accessing the notebook’s hard drive (page 57). But keep in mind that only the battery and optical drive are “Customer Self-Repair” parts. HDD, SSD, RAM and other internal parts are “Authorized Service Provider” parts. This means that replacing the HDD yourself will maybe void your warranty, so please check with your seller whether that’s the case.


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