HP Notebook Model 15-ay039wm Review

HP Notebook Model 15-ay039wm Review

HP Notebook Model 15-ay039wm Review

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For under $400, the HP Notebook Model 15-ay039wm is clearly a winner.  With 8GB of RAM, 1 Terrabyte Hard Drive, an Intel i3 Processor and Windows 10, this notebook is a hard deal to beat.  It is a solid, reliable, entry level machine with enough features to last you for a good, couple of years.


  • Dependable performance
  • The crisp HD screen lets you enjoy your photos, videos, and web pages in detai
  • HDD Storage = 1 TB = Grow your digital collections and still have room left over
  • DTS Studio Sound provides an immersive listening experience for music, videos, and games
  • ENERGY STAR® certified
  • Re-writable DVD drive Watch and write DVDs using the integrated optical drive


  • When users do experience a problem with this computer, they state that getting HP to admit faulty equipment has been nearly impossible. They seem to always blame user error.
  • It has a left hand touch pad centered far to the left of center and it is awkward for a right-handed person to use.
  • Small 3 cell battery. Looks like I can get about 3 or 4 hours of usage on the battery but HP claims 6 hours.
  • Lags a bit sometimes, but overall it's a great laptop at an amazing price.
  • 5400 rpm hard Drive is on the slow side
  • Video card is so so. Will do fine for viewing photos, videos but wont do well for serious gaming.

HP Notebook Model 15-ay039wm Laptop Review and Specifications
(Windows 10, Intel Core i3-6100U Processor, 8GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive)

From the Manufacturer:
“Bring home the power and reliability you need with the HP 15-ay039wm 15.6” Laptop. Armed with an Intel Core i3-6100U processor and 8GB of memory, you will have no problems when running multiple programs and browsing the Internet at the same time. The hard drive offers a massive 1TB of storage, providing more than enough room for most users, and the beautiful 15.6-inch WLED-backlit screen provides stunning image quality. Your search for a reliable laptop has ended. “

Technical Specifications

Product name: HP Notebook – 15-ay039wm (ENERGY STAR)

  • Product number: X0H85UA
  • Walmart Product #: 555509654

Microprocessor :

  • Intel® Core™ i3-6100U (2.3 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores)

Memory, standard : 

  • 8 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM (2 x 4 GB)

Video graphics : 

  • Intel® HD Graphics 520 Integrated

Hard drive: 1 TB 5400 rpm SATA
Optical drive : SuperMulti DVD burner
Display: 15.6″ diagonal HD SVA BrightView WLED-backlit (1366 x 768)
Keyboard: Full-size island-style keyboard with integrated numeric keypad
Pointing device : Touchpad with multi-touch gesture support

Wireless connectivity : 

  • Intel 802.11ac (1×1) and Bluetooth® 4.0 Combo

Network interface : 

  • Integrated 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN

Expansion slots: 

  • 1 multi-format SD media card reader

External ports

  • 1 HDMI;
  • 1 headphone/microphone combo;
  • 2 USB 2.0;
  • 1 USB 3.0;
  • 1 RJ-45

Minimum dimensions (W x D x H)

  • 38.43 x 25.46 x 2.43 cm

Power supply type

  • 45 W AC power adapter

Battery type

  • 3-cell, 31 Wh Li-ion


  • HP TrueVision HD Webcam (front-facing) with integrated digital microphone

Audio features

  • DTS Studio Sound™ with 2 speakers


  • Operating system : Windows 10 Home 64
  • HP apps : HP Connected Photo; HP ePrint; HP Games by WildTangent; HP Support Assistant
  • Software included
  • McAfee LiveSafe™
  • Pre-installed software
  • CyberLink Power Media Player; CyberLink PowerDirector; Dropbox; Netflix; TripAdvisor; VUDU

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