There are budget, mid-range and high-end laptops, and they all have a purpose, and so you need to make certain you know what it is you will be using it for before spending the money. We have heard from so many people that buy a cheap laptop, only to start moaning that it lags, or its screen is not too good; but then you should not be that surprised if spending such a small amount of money on the product, as there is only so much a budget model can do.
We thought we would say that before introducing to you the HP 15-ac020na, which is a 15.6-inch Intel Pentium laptop. This might not be the latest version from HP, but we have seen many websites pushing this model hard – probably to shift stock ready to get newer models in?
Finding that perfect balance with a laptop is always hard, yet the 15-ac020na has managed to combine reliability, a decent design and a good range of features for its price.
Consumers seem to like the black HP Spectrum 15.6-inch sleeve that comes with it, as it allows you to carry the laptop about without the worry of getting it scratched, and to hide those vibrant colors from prying eyes.
What’s hiding inside? The 15.6-inch screen is not a touchscreen, so don’t get mixed up. The Intel Pentium 3825u dual core processor has a 1.9GHz clock speed, with 4GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive. This model only comes with Windows 8.1, although you will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free.
There is also a DVD plus RW/ drive, shared Intel graphics card, multi-card reader, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB 3.0 port, a 1 HDMI port, Bluetooth and WiFi, although that is an obvious one. Battery life is said to be up to 8 hours, but we all know how wrong they can be.
Reading a decent review for the HP 15-ac020na is a must, as you do not want to buy it, only to learn there are a few problems. Argos has over 400 customer reviews to read through, along with their overall ratings as well. However, we can tell you that this model is rated 4.6 for its Portability, 4.5 for Performance, 4.6 for Design and 4.4 out of 5 for its Battery life.