HP 15-dy2024nr Review

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7.5 Total Score
GOOD

The HP 15-dy2024nr is a sturdy, stylish laptop that can be had at a decent price. It packs a lot of performance under its silver bonnet, while featuring an 11th Gen processor, a sharp 1080- display and a decent capacity SSD.

PROS
  • Beefy 11th Gen processor for day-to-day-tasks
  • Solid display in most settings
  • Stylish, sleek looks with good build quality
CONS
  • Battery life would be better
  • Display can be a little dim in brighter settings

The HP 15-dy2024nr is an affordable, mid-range laptop that undercuts pretty much of the competition, making it an ideal option for students and office workers to consider.

Our review unit – the HP 15-dy2024nr – packs an 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and Intel Iris Xe graphics card.

For the most part it absolutely leverages solid performance with modern components, getting results that are at par with the top end of Intel’s 11-th gen mobile processors, something that’s truly creditable. All these are packed into a handsome and attractive case, slim enough to look pricier that it is, and given enough ports to make it fully useful.

But of course, looking at the price, and for all its ability HP rarely pulls miracles. Corners have been cut, though they’ve been cleverly chosen and are likely to be features you can live without – like a missing fingerprint reader and a non-backlit keyboard.

HP 15-dy2024nr Specs

Here is the HP 15-dy2024nr configuration in this DigitalMag review:

  • Laptop Class: Business, Office, College
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-1135G7
  • Graphics: Intel Iris X Graphics
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4 (2666MHz)
  • Screen: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • Camera: HP Wide Vision 720p camera
  • Weight: 3.75 pounds
  • Size: 14.11 x 9.53 x 0.71 inches

Design and Features

One of the first major things you’ll note about the HP 15 laptop is that it doesn’t really look like a mid-range office laptop. With sharp edges and cool silver styling, you might be forgiven for thinking it’s a laptop designed for gamer, just without the RGB charm.

It sports an attractive, understated look, with a modern and gorgeous thin bezel that manages to hold a 720p webcam for all your video conferencing needs. Its build quality is sturdy, with sold hinges that ensure the device doesn’t wobble during presentations.

The HP 15-dy2024nr weighs 3.75 kgs and is only 0.71 inches thick, making it portable enough to sling in a bag and carry around a university campus.

HP 15-dy2024nr screen

HP has decided to opt for a 15.6-inch, Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) screen setup with this laptop; but the HP 15 isn’t a convertible like the HP Pavilion x360 (14-dh2011nr), so bending back the hinge will only cause damage.

Even with the 15-dy2024nr being quite a slim bit of kit, HP hasn’t skimped for port allocation. The laptop comes with two high-speed USB-As, a USB-C port, as well as an HDMI-out, a headphone jack and micro-SD card slot, providing lots of compatibility. Its’s exciting to see some older ports included in a market where sometimes USB-A and HDMIs have been dropped altogether.

Wireless connectivity comes via Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 combo.

Keyboard & Touchpad

The keyboard is nicely tactile, smooth and responsive which puts it way ahead of some more compact laptops out there. However, one thing to note is that it isn’t backlit, meaning it isn’t one of the best options for working after the light fades.

As for the touchpad, it is almost the MacBook-like in size, offering your fingers lots of travel. It’s sweetly smooth and tracking us accurate, with some pretty firm and responsive buttons. it doesn’t include a fingerprint reader for windows Hello logins, but it’s still a fine combo.

HP 15-dy2024nr ports

HP 15-dy2024nr performance

The HP 15-inch laptop packs an 11th Generation Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB solid state drive (SSD) storage and Intel Iris Xe graphics. This is an almost similar configuration as that of the Asus ZenBook 14 (UX425EA-EH51) only that the latter has double the storage – 512GB SSD – and includes a Thunderbolt 4, which is not available on the HP 15 laptop.

Well, the 11th Gen processor and fast SSD boot drive make this laptop snappy than most competitors at this price point, garnering better performance than some premium and expensive Windows Ultrabooks. This goes to show the performance boosts that a “Tiger Lake” processor can bring to the table, as well as the gains from a decent capacity of RAM.

HP 15-dy2024nr design

Even when loading a dozen of Chrome tabs, the 15-dy2024nr doesn’t falter when browsing, and it’s certainly up to the task of breezing through any coursework or any urgent office deadlines that need to be met.

There’s even the option to indulge in some light gaming – although don’t expect to go too crazy. You can run some less-intense titles such as Minecraft, but loading a massive GTA V might prove a bit too much. Should you need to hit the extremes for less money, consider the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 (82K20015US model), with a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card.

Battery Life

On performance, the 15-dy2024nr is a laptop that easily punches above the weight. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for its battery life. With reduced brightness upto 50% and using PCMark 10’s benchmark that simulates office work, the HP 15-inch laptop lasts around seven and half hours, which is practically an hour less the figure HP quotes.

In comparison with the competition, the HP 15-dy2024nr doesn’t stack up well – the Asus ZenBook 14 lasts well over 12 hours, and our favorite Windows machine, Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, makes it to 8 hours 45 minutes.

Verdict – A laptop with a bit of style

The HP 15-inch laptop is a well-built and classy-looking mid-range notebook, with a tactile keyboard and decent port selection. It also offers nicely balanced audio and Ultrabook levels of power at a cheaper price than most of the competition.

However, with its slightly dim display, the HP 15-dy2024nr doesn’t perform as well as the HP Pavilion 15 (15-eg0021nr) or the Asus ZenBook 14 (UX425EA-EH51) in everyday use – but they cost a few hundred dollars more.

That said, for those wanting to add a bit of style to their office setup or want power to work throughout the day at the office or college, the HP 15-dy2024nr is a pretty good option.

OUR PICK

HP 15-inch Laptop, 11th Generation Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Windows 11 Home (15-dy2024nr, Natural silver)

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HP 15-dy2024nr Review
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