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HP Laptop: Ryzen 5 5500U, 15.6" 1080p, 8GB RAM, 512GB M.2 SSD, Win 11 Home EXPIRED

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Target has HP 15.6" Laptop (Silver; 15-EF2040TG) on sale for $449.99. Shipping is free, otherwise, select free curbside pickup as an alterative option.

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Specs/Key Features
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5500U 2.1GHz 6-Core Processor
  • 15.6" 1920x1080 FHD 60Hz IPS Micro Edge Anti Glare Display w/ HP True Vision HD Camera
  • 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 Internal Solid State Drive
  • 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 Memory (3200)
  • AMD Radeon Graphics
  • WiFi 5 w/ Bluetooth 5.0
  • Backlit Keyboard w/ Numeric Keypad
  • Windows 11 Home (S Mode)
    • Inputs
      • 2x SuperSpeed USB Type-A
      • 1x SuperSpeed USB Type-C
      • HDMI
Warranty
  • Includes a standard 1-year manufacturer hardware warranty w/ purchase

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  • Purchase this device today and save $200 Off (30.77% Savings) from the original list price of $649.99
  • This laptop offers up to 9 hours 30 minutes of mixed/long lasting battery life for a full day of work. While being portable, micro-edged bezel design making traveling light easy + powerful features for working and staying entertained
  • Microsoft 365/video conference capable/compatible
  • Offer valid while promotion/supplies last
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Weight: 3.75 Pounds
Battery Charge Life: Up to 9 Hours
Number of USB ports: 3
Electronics Features: Microsoft 365 Compatible, High Definition Audio, Video Conferencing Capable, Built-In Webcam, Numeric Keypad, Built-In Bluetooth
Processor Type: AMD Ryzen 5
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Aspect Ratio
Operating System: Windows 11 Home in S mode
Data Storage Drive Capacity: 512GB Solid State Drive
Includes: AC Power Adapter
Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Connection Types: USB, SD, USB-C, HDMI
Video Recording Resolution: 720p
Native screen refresh rate: 60 Hz
Wireless Technology: Wi-Fi 5 (IEEE 802.11ac), Bluetooth 5.0
Screen Size: 15.6 Inches
Drive Type: No Drive
Processor Speed: 2.1 GHz
System RAM: 8 GB
Memory RAM Type: DDR4
RAM Configuration: 1x8GB
Display Type: IPS Panel
Primary use: Home
Model name: 15-ef2040tg
Number of cores: 6
Data storage type: SSD (NVMe)
Graphics card model: AMD Radeon Graphics
Processor model: AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
Touchscreen: No Touchscreen Display
Data storage capacity: 512 GB
Microphone: Built-In Microphone
RAM Slots (Total): 1
Backlit Keyboard: Backlit Keyboard
Battery: 1 Lithium Ion, Required, Included

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stylingal asked this question on 12-06-2021 at 11:11 AM
12-06-2021 at 11:12 AM
No.
It lacks a dGPU which helps out PhotoShop.
The Screen has a limited color range which is also bad for Photoshop.

This is a very good laptop for the price and the odds of finding a good screen for photoshop at this price is very unlikely.

Screen issues could be mitigated by using an External Monitor, but the lack of a dedicated graphics card may be limiting. But again not many laptops in the sub $500 range had dedicated GPUs either.
12-06-2021 at 11:12 AM
No, this is not the computer for that. Need at least double the RAM, dedicated graphics card, better screen. Basically need to double the price for a good deal on a basic computer for heavy Photoshop. A good deal on one starts around $950 and goes up from there. And it's well worth the extra money rather than being frustrated trying to do it with less computer.
ErnieE1622 asked this question on 12-06-2021 at 11:03 AM
12-07-2021 at 01:32 AM
Yes. I replaced it with 2 x 8gb (16gb total) myself for less than $100
12-09-2021 at 04:16 PM
Thnks for that @TheRealKingJames just picked up one from Targeiit will do the same asap
JuJu83 asked this question on 12-06-2021 at 11:09 AM
12-07-2021 at 01:33 AM
It's replaceable. I upgraded it to 16gb ( 2x8gb) myself (although I might have voided the warranty)
LovelyKestrel808 asked this question on 12-06-2021 at 04:06 PM
12-08-2021 at 08:52 AM
Possibly, but it won't run well with the integrated graphics. If you want to do any kind of gaming, look for a laptop with a dedicated GPU.
Studly asked this question on 12-08-2021 at 12:55 PM

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Picked this up today and opened it. There is a single 8GB RAM stick with an empty slot. So memory is upgradeable. Great laptop. Thanks OP.

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How does this compare speed wise to this?

https://slickdeals.net/f/15423058-hp-14-dq2031tg-14-laptop-i3-1125g4-1080p-4gb-ddr4-128gb-ssd-270-free-store-pickup?v=1

I'm aware the one linked above has a smaller screen and smaller hard drive and only 4gb of ram. I'm more so curious how the 11th gen i3 compares to the Ryzen 5 5500U in this unit.
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How does this compare speed wise to this?

https://slickdeals.net/f/15423058-hp-14-dq2031tg-14-laptop-i3-1125g4-1080p-4gb-ddr4-128gb-ssd-270-free-store-pickup?v=1

I'm aware the one linked above has a smaller screen and smaller hard drive and only 4gb of ram. I'm more so curious how the 11th gen i3 compares to the Ryzen 5 5500U in this unit.
https://nanoreview.net/en/cpu-com...en-5-5500u
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Would this be good for heavy photoshop work?
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Would this be good for heavy photoshop work?
No.
It lacks a dGPU which helps out PhotoShop.
The Screen has a limited color range which is also bad for Photoshop.

This is a very good laptop for the price and the odds of finding a good screen for photoshop at this price is very unlikely.

Screen issues could be mitigated by using an External Monitor, but the lack of a dedicated graphics card may be limiting. But again not many laptops in the sub $500 range had dedicated GPUs either.
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Would this be good for heavy photoshop work?
No, this is not the computer for that. Need at least double the RAM, dedicated graphics card, better screen. Basically need to double the price for a good deal on a basic computer for heavy Photoshop. A good deal on one starts around $950 and goes up from there. And it's well worth the extra money rather than being frustrated trying to do it with less computer.
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can we upgrade RAM ourselves or it's soldered?
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Poor build quality on the Gateway and customer support is poor to nonexistent.
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is the RAM upgradeable ?
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No.
It lacks a dGPU which helps out PhotoShop.
The Screen has a limited color range which is also bad for Photoshop.
This is a very good laptop for the price and the odds of finding a good screen for photoshop at this price is very unlikely.
Screen issues could be mitigated by using an External Monitor, but the lack of a dedicated graphics card may be limiting. But again not many laptops in the sub $500 range had dedicated GPUs either.
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No, this is not the computer for that. Need at least double the RAM, dedicated graphics card, better screen. Basically need to double the price for a good deal on a basic computer for heavy Photoshop. A good deal on one starts around $950 and goes up from there. And it's well worth the extra money rather than being frustrated trying to do it with less computer.
Thanks much!
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