HP 15z-ef100 Budget 15.6″ Laptop

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Specifications of the HP 15z-ef100

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Brand HP
Laptop type Standard non-convertible laptop

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

Affordable laptop

It is usually priced at below $500, making it an affordable laptop PC.
Performance Mid-range performance

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.
Screen size 15.6-inch

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 1366x768 pixels HD

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.

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.
Touchscreen Yes (optional)

This laptop optionally comes with a touchscreen. It depends on the configuration of the laptop.
Other display specs IPS type

Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.

TN type

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.

Glossy reflective coating

The glossy reflective displays provide vivid colors, but are prone to ambient light reflections.

Anti-glare coating

Anti-glare coating reduces ambient light reflections, as opposed to the glare-type displays with more vivid colors.
About laptop displays Learn about laptop PC displays here.
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon Gold 3150U (enables smooth everyday computing)

AMD Ryzen 3 3250U (enables smooth everyday computing)

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U (decent for heavier tasks, besides enabling effortless daily computing)

AMD Ryzen 7 4700U (decent for heavier tasks, besides enabling effortless daily computing)
About processors The laptop's processor (CPU) is the main chip of the system and a very important computing performance factor.

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Graphics (GPU) AMD Radeon integrated graphics of Athlon Gold (for the lightest games only)

AMD Radeon Graphics of Ryzen 5 4500U / 4600U (for light gaming)

AMD Radeon Graphics of Ryzen 7 4700U / 4800U (for light gaming)

AMD Radeon Vega 3 integrated graphics of Ryzen 3 (for the lightest games only)
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.

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System memory (RAM) size 8GB RAM

The 8GB RAM size is the standard one in 2022. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users.

12GB RAM

12GB is greater than the recommended minimum of 8GB and enables very comfortable multitasking during everyday tasks. However, many games and professional software may require 16GB or more.

16GB RAM

16GB and greater RAM sizes are recommended for heavy multitasking, gaming, and specialized programs that require a lot of RAM.
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.

Learn about RAM of laptop PCs here.
Data storage 128GB SSD

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 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.

512GB SSD

512GB storage capacity is recommended if you store a lot of large files and install many programs.

1000GB (1TB) SSD

1TB is an excellent storage capacity. The sizes above 512GB, including 1TB, are recommended for those who store a lot of large files.
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.
DVD optical drive None
Keyboard, input Backlit keyboard with dedicated number pad

Non-backlit keyboard with dedicated number pad

Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface

Touchscreen (optional)
Speakers and audio Stereo speakers

Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
Camera Front-facing web camera

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.
Wi-Fi wireless 802.11AX

The 802.11AX is the latest Wi-Fi wireless networking standard. It's also known as Wi-Fi 6. When connected to 802.11AX-compatible routers, the 802.11AX modules in laptops bring improvements over the older standards in terms of data transfer speeds and multi-device connectivity.

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.
Ethernet network port No

This laptop has no Ethernet LAN port for wired internet and networking connectivity.
Bluetooth Yes

This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to connect the computer to Bluetooth mice and other Bluetooth peripherals, smartphones, and other Bluetooth-equipped devices.
USB ports 1 x USB-C

A compact type of USB port, commonly found in modern laptops and phones.

2 x USB 3.2

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.
Battery 41 Whr capacity
About battery The battery capacity is typical for a 15.6" laptop with mid-range components.

The battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and other factors.
Weight 3.8 pounds
Height 0.7"
Width 14.1"
Depth 9.5"
Casing material Plastics
Casing color Black

Silver

Gold

Pink
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.

Windows 11 Pro

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

A typical laptop warranty length.
Year of release 2020

Laptops released in 2020.
Country / region Worldwide

The listed specs are general / worldwide specs of the model. Some of its specs may vary depending on the particular configuration and region.

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Published on September 6, 2020

User Reviews and Q&A on the HP 15z-ef100

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  1. Question

    Ken Laughery

    Does the 15z-ef100 come with an AC cord?

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    • Dan

      Hi, the laptop comes with an AC power adapter, with power cord included.

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