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Promoted 07-25-2016 by Discombobulated at 03:52 AM View Original Post
Best Buy via eBay.com has HP 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop (15-BA079DX) on sale for $279.99. Select free store pickup to save on shipping. Thanks delz4stelz

Note, availability for in-store pickup may vary depending on location. With purchase, you'll also receive 2oz. Insignia Screen Cleaner & 6-Months Titanium Internet Security (3-Devices/Android/iOS) for Free (automatially added to cart at checkout).

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  • AMD A10-9600P Quad-Core Processor
  • 15.6" 1366x768 WLED HD Backlit Touchscreen
  • 1TB Internal Hard Drive
  • 6GB RAM
  • SuperMulti DVD/CD Burner
  • WiFi
  • Windows 10 OS
    • Inputs
      • 2x USB 2.0
      • 1x USB 3.0
      • 1x HDMI
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Offer valid only for July 25, 2016 or while supplies last. Great if you're looking for an inexpesive laptop - Discombobulated

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Edited July 26, 2016 at 06:03 AM by jersharocks
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HP 15-ba079dx 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop: 7th Gen AMD A10-9600P Quad-core 2.4GHz, 6GB DDR3L, 1TB HDD, Radeon R5, Win 10 $279.99
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-15...Id=5252100 - price increased

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HP's 15-b series service guide for information on RAM, SSD and WiFi module upgrades. [hp.com]

If the lack of Bluetooth and or AC wireless networking concerns you, an Intel 3165 module is fully supported according to the service guide.

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I'll give this a go, a return would be simple enough. No bluetooth, reports of weak wifi and heat, and low-ish battery life (3 hours from reviews) would be my main concerns, but no 1080p, probably no IPS, and amd cpu isn't too disappointing in this price range, especially with touchscreen, which I've found can be pretty helpful even on a non-tablet mode laptop (especially for the less tech-savvy).

Per the service manual [hp.com], this takes DDR4 RAM (2 user reviews also say it's DDR4) (up to 16GB in 2 slots, it should have 2GB + 4GB in it now), and replacing the hdd requires getting the entire back cover off with 7 screws (and 1 screw to pull out the disc drive). Replaceable battery with a 4-cell option (this one is 3-cell, so I guess battery life still wouldn't be that impressive), unfortunately it's probably necessary to specify this now even with laptops. (The service manual suggests this A10 touchscreen model has 1080p screen, but it's probably more likely an older version of the manual than a mistake on BB's part).

All that said, it's still an HP, and a budget model too, so do what you can to add on purchase protection, like using a CC w/ no-lemon policies and free extended warranty. (For Costco CC users, remember that the new Citi Visa cards add 2 years on top of any manufacturer warranty and any purchased extended warranty, instead of AMEX's maximum 1 extra year).

(On another note, I wonder what budget laptops we'll see out of the retailers during Dec-Jan).

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Integrated 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN
Not a bad price for a new Bristol-Ridge APU. Some people are also reporting 6GB of DDR4 RAM as well? That 100mbps ethernet though... and no bluetooth
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Last edited by Lampburner July 24, 2016 at 10:48 PM
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good benchmark speeds for the cpu! You can even play some older games like elder scrolls on low settings.
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The main problem with amd platform isn't the TOTAL cpu score.. multithread scores are comparable to Intel's chips..

However, IPC, single thread performance is as much as 50-65% apart..

This is what makes intel chips FEEL so fast.. because the majority of programs are not multithreaded.

So, when you use a computer.. it is almost always better to get INTEL..


Even at this price.. finding an older gen i3 will still be significantly faster..
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not bad
not fullHD but for $280 and this specs
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Quote from Lampburner View Post :
Not a bad price for a new Bristol-Ridge APU. Some people are also reporting 6GB of DDR4 RAM as well? That 100mbps ethernet though... and no bluetooth
Yea, no BT for a laptop is rather inconvenient.
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not fullHD but for $280 and this specs, its not bad
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I'll give this a go, a return would be simple enough. No bluetooth, reports of weak wifi and heat, and low-ish battery life (3 hours from reviews) would be my main concerns, but no 1080p, probably no IPS, and amd cpu isn't too disappointing in this price range, especially with touchscreen, which I've found can be pretty helpful even on a non-tablet mode laptop (especially for the less tech-savvy).

Per the service manual [hp.com], this takes DDR4 RAM (2 user reviews also say it's DDR4) (up to 16GB in 2 slots, it should have 2GB + 4GB in it now), and replacing the hdd requires getting the entire back cover off with 7 screws (and 1 screw to pull out the disc drive). Replaceable battery with a 4-cell option (this one is 3-cell, so I guess battery life still wouldn't be that impressive), unfortunately it's probably necessary to specify this now even with laptops. (The service manual suggests this A10 touchscreen model has 1080p screen, but it's probably more likely an older version of the manual than a mistake on BB's part).

All that said, it's still an HP, and a budget model too, so do what you can to add on purchase protection, like using a CC w/ no-lemon policies and free extended warranty. (For Costco CC users, remember that the new Citi Visa cards add 2 years on top of any manufacturer warranty and any purchased extended warranty, instead of AMEX's maximum 1 extra year).

(On another note, I wonder what budget laptops we'll see out of the retailers during Dec-Jan).
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I'll give this a go, a return would be simple enough. No bluetooth, reports of weak wifi and heat, and low-ish battery life (3 hours from reviews) would be my main concerns, but no 1080p, probably no IPS, and amd cpu isn't too disappointing in this price range, especially with touchscreen, which I've found can be pretty helpful even on a non-tablet mode laptop (especially for the less tech-savvy).

Per the service manual [hp.com], this takes DDR4L RAM, and replacing the hdd requires getting the entire back cover off with 7 screws (and 1 screw to pull out the disc drive). Replaceable battery with a 4-cell option (this one is 3-cell, so I guess battery life still wouldn't be that impressive), unfortunately it's probably necessary to specify this now even with laptops.

All that said, it's still an HP, and a budget model too, so do what you can to add on purchase protection, like using a CC w/ no-lemon policies and free extended warranty. (For Costco CC users, remember that the new Citi Visa cards add 2 years on top of any manufacturer warranty and any purchased extended warranty, instead of AMEX's maximum 1 extra year).

(On another note, I wonder what budget laptops we'll see out of the retailers during Dec-Jan).
Looks like a fun project that you can take back if really bad.
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So anyone actually own this beast? Wonder if a clean install of Win 10 would fix some of the issues as well as a SSD?

Can't see spending $800 for a i7 at this point in time.

Did a custom configure at HP and this comes up $829 retail and then use the 25% off if it still works=621/ only difference was 8GB instead of 6.
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Yea, no BT for a laptop is rather inconvenient.
Got two adapters in my desk for BT, plus USB is more dependable.
Wonder how many USB outs this has?
3?

And a DVD burner.

Must resist. This is getting difficult to say no to since I can take the pig back.
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I'll give this a go, a return would be simple enough. No bluetooth, reports of weak wifi and heat, and low-ish battery life (3 hours from reviews) would be my main concerns, but no 1080p, probably no IPS, and amd cpu isn't too disappointing in this price range, especially with touchscreen, which I've found can be pretty helpful even on a non-tablet mode laptop (especially for the less tech-savvy).

Per the service manual [hp.com], this takes DDR4 RAM (2 user reviews also say it's DDR4) (up to 16GB in 2 slots, it should have 2GB + 4GB in it now), and replacing the hdd requires getting the entire back cover off with 7 screws (and 1 screw to pull out the disc drive). Replaceable battery with a 4-cell option (this one is 3-cell, so I guess battery life still wouldn't be that impressive), unfortunately it's probably necessary to specify this now even with laptops. (The service manual suggests this A10 touchscreen model has 1080p screen, but it's probably more likely an older version of the manual than a mistake on BB's part).

All that said, it's still an HP, and a budget model too, so do what you can to add on purchase protection, like using a CC w/ no-lemon policies and free extended warranty. (For Costco CC users, remember that the new Citi Visa cards add 2 years on top of any manufacturer warranty and any purchased extended warranty, instead of AMEX's maximum 1 extra year).

(On another note, I wonder what budget laptops we'll see out of the retailers during Dec-Jan).
Yep BF should be hot this year with computers like this.

Prefer BB as I can take it back ASAP. Adorama would be a goat rope at best for swap outs.


Citi Visa cards add 2 years / does that include the BB Citi Visa credit card?
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1366 x 768 display..... 15.6" ewwwwww Frown
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