This HP model adds to our list of mid-range laptops for college. Its processor is sufficiently powerful for light computing tasks like web browsing, movie watching, and document editing. Heavier functions like video editing may lag due to its small memory size and processor speed.
The system uses the Ryzen 3 3200U processor that delivers a fairly decent speed. According to lithography numbers, it’s driven by a 12nm Zen+ processor, which reduces power consumption.
Equipped with 4GB of RAM, the laptop may come off a little sluggish when performing demanding tasks like video editing. The good thing is, you can always upgrade this to 8 GB, especially if you intend to use it for more demanding work.
HP equips this model with enough connectivity ports, allowing you to connect a range of devices. It has an Ethernet port, an audio combo jack, a USB C and two USB 3 ports, an HDMI port, and a Micro SD card slot.
A 41 WHr capacity battery is used to power this laptop. As such, it supports eight hours of video playback or seven hours of video streaming on a single charge.
Although it’s lacking in the display section, this touchscreen notebook gives you value for money. Its decent battery life, lightweight form, and number of ports make this HP model a solid choice for college students with a relatively demanding workload.