HP Touch-Screen Laptop (Model: 15-BA079DX)

*I received this HP Laptop from AMD, but the opinion expressed in this review is 100% my own. I have nothing to gain by misleading you in this review.

AMD A10-9600P w/R5 Graphics
1TB HDD @5400RPM
6GB DDR4 ram
SuperMulti DVD burner
Windows 10
HP TrueVision HD Webcam (front-facing) with integrated digital microphone
15.6″ HD SVA WLED-backlit Touchscreen (1366×768)
DTS Studio Sound
Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader
1xUSB 3.0; 2xUSB 2.0; 1xHDMI; 1xRJ-45; 1xheadphone/microphone combo
3-cell, 31 Wh Li-ion Battery
Weighs 4.74lbs

Battery Life
Battery charge time from dead to 100% 1hr:42m:26s
Battery lasted while watching Videos on Hard Drive 2hr:41m:33s
Battery lasted while on internet 2hr:39m:09s
Battery lasted while gaming 1hr:32m:10s

Gaming (720)
15.11 Driver – 3DMark Sky Diver 2241 (2258 Graphics, 1967 Physics, 2317 Combined)
15.11 Driver – 3DMark Cloud Gate 2454 (5023 Graphics, 880 Physics)
Euro Truck Simulator 2: Medium, Average 18FPS – Low, Average 28FPS
Portal: High Settings, 122FPS
Rocket League: Performance, Average 32FPS – High Performance, Average 43FPS

Why run these gaming tests on this laptop? I don’t know, I’m sure someone out there wants to know.

CPU Benchmarks
OpenGL 18.06 FPS, CPU 102 cb
Image Editing 21658, Time 396.143
Encoding 14353, Time 835.169
OpenCL 18007, KSamples/sec: 123
Heavy Mulitasking 8234, Time 1187.62
System Score 11,961










HDD Benchmark
92MB/s Read
92MB/s Write

The screen is nice and clear, even after some time with using only the touch screen. The fingerprints were not so seen that I couldn’t watch a video at the end of the day. I have always wanted a touch screen laptop but felt that I would grow bored with it after a few hours however I have not at this time. It’s a pretty sweet feature especially since it’s on Window 10, I used it more than the mouse. The screen 15.6″ on a resolution of 720p, I would have liked to have seen 1080p but this is just me being picky, for the price and size of the screen it is just fine.
It was nice to have in the car to watch some videos on a small road trip to the Zoo and to do some photo editing on the way home so they were ready to upload to share with family and friends. I do know that I need to get a laptop bag of sorts for travel as I was a little too cautious with it; not that it’s fragile but it is a laptop so anything can happen and I can be clumsy at times.
I didn’t see anything that stood out as awesome or that I disliked, it wasn’t the highest of quality but it was good enough for video chats.
Works as good as any other laptop Wi-Fi out there, I had no issues with connectivity or speed although the only connections I had around was 8MB/s DSL.
Optical Drive
I had to beg someone to lend me a blank DVD and CD to check out the speeds, seems to be the standard speeds for burning media needed. Although I have personally use USB Drives for better convenience.
The speakers could get quite loud, which was awesome, the only trouble I had depended on how high the audio files were recorded on. All of my music was fine without any extremely over the top distortion, some of the YouTube videos was different. Those recorded with higher db did distort and hurt my ears, was not pleasant but again I feel it was just how the creator used the audio.
I like the all black look with grooves, simple and sleek!

$354.90 + $7.67 Shipping on Amazon

**I did format this laptop for a fresh install of OS. 

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