HP 15z 1EJ27AV_1 Budget 15.6″ Laptop with AMD CPUs, Optional Touch

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The HP 15z 1EJ27AV_1 is an budget-class mainstream 15.6-inch Windows laptop. As opposed to the very similar HP 15t with Intel-branded processors, the 15z is based on AMD chips.

Unlike the 15t which comes with the Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 “U” series dual-core CPUs with the Intel HD integrated graphics, the HP 15z 1EJ27AV_1 ships with AMD’s A-series chips. Namely, the entry-level dual-core AMD A9-9420 with the Radeon R5 series integrated graphics, mid-range quad-core A10-9620P with Radeon R5, and upper-mid-range quad-core A12-9720P with Radeon R7 graphics. Regarding the processors’ speed, they are somewhat slower than the comparable Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 series. Nevertheless, AMDs are good choices for the average home and office user. Their integrated Radeon graphics performance is in line with the latest Intel HD series. This means playability of old non-demanding games and many of the latest titles only on low in-game settings and resolutions. The A12-9720P with Radeon R7 is the best option among the three if gaming is a matter of concern for you.

There’s 8, 12 or 16 Gigabytes of RAM memory in the 15z 1EJ27AV_1. Even the lowest 8GB option ensures flawless multitasking and no RAM-related performance issues in all popular Windows programs, including demanding ones. Data storage choices are a spacious 1 Terabyte hard drive or much smaller and much faster 128GB or 256GB solid state drive. A DVD drive is missing on this laptop.

The HP 15z 1EJ27AV_1 comes with either HD 1366×768 or Full HD 1920×1080-pixel screen resolution. The latter offers sharper picture and more space for apps on the screen. Touchscreen is available as an option on the lower-resolution HD screen. But, IPS technology for wide viewing angles has been completely omitted.

As usual, this 15.6-incher has a keyboard with chiclet keys and number pad on the right, as well as a multi-touch trackpad with mechanical “click” buttons instead of integrated in the surface. Keyboard backlight is optional.

For sound, there are stereo speakers. Video chats are enabled by a web camera with 720p resolution. For getting you online, the notebook uses 802.11n or 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless and Ethernet LAN connections. Bluetooth is optional. For peripherals, there are three USB ports, with two of them supporting the fastest USB 3.1 standard and one being an old USB 2.0. Video output to external monitors and HDTVs is supported via an HDMI port. Finally, there’s a multi-in-one reader for your media cards, as well as a combo mic/headphones port.

HP estimates the 15z 1EJ27AV_1 has a power autonomy of up to 6 hours and 45 minutes on configurations with the HD display options. Full HD models can last “up to 5 hours and 15 minutes” on a charge.

The laptop’s weight starts at 4.1 pounds. The profile is 0.9″ thick. You can select one of the six available colors of the lid, sides, and bottom: black, grey, silver, gold, blue, and red.

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Specifications of the HP 15z 1EJ27AV_1

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Laptop Type

Standard laptop

Screen Size


Screen Resolution

1366×768 pixels (HD)
1920×1080 pixels (Full HD)



Other Display Specs

IPS display tech (wide viewing angles)
TN display tech (narrower viewing angles than IPS)

Processor (CPU)

AMD A10-9620P quad-core 2.5-3.4GHz 2MB cache (User Benchmark CPU score: 34)
AMD A12-9720P quad-core 2.7-3.6GHz 2MB cache (User Benchmark CPU score: 35)
AMD A9-9420 dual-core 3-3.6GHz 1MB cache (User Benchmark CPU score: 26)

Graphics (GPU)

AMD Radeon R5 integrated graphics (User Benchmark GPU score: 3 – 5)
AMD Radeon R7 integrated graphics (User Benchmark GPU score: 8)

System Memory (RAM)



1000GB (1TB) HDD

DVD Optical Drive



Non-backlit keyboard with numeric pad
Multi-touch trackpad with physical buttons

Speakers and Audio

Stereo speakers





Ethernet LAN



Yes (Optional)

Mobile Broadband (3G, 4G LTE)



2 x USB 3.1 + 1 x USB 2.0

Video Ports

1 x HDMI

Media Card Reader

Yes (SD card reader)


3-Cell 31 WHr
4-cell 41 WHr
Up to 6 hours and 45 minutes of battery life with HD display; Up to 5 hours and 15 minutes with Full HD


4.1 pounds







Windows Version

Windows 10 Home



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Written by on October 10, 2017

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3.50 out of 5
(2 user reviews)

  1. Rated 2 out of 5

    Marillyn Ball

    This is by far the slowest computer I have ever had. It is maddening and the steps you have to take to get to the password window are unnecessary and time wasting. I just ditched a Chromebook for all the reasons that people give on the forums, but how I miss its speed. You raise the top, it lights up, you put in your password and presto! I don’t see how I can live with – let me think – ah, this turtle.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    wow this is very good i like it

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