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HP Laptop 15-ef3097nr, 15.6", Windows 11 Home, AMD Ryzen™ 5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, FHD

  • This product has been discontinued.
  • Windows 11 Home
  • AMD Ryzen™ 5 processor
  • AMD Radeon™ Graphics
  • 8 GB memory; 256 GB SSD storage
  • 15.6" diagonal FHD displaySee all Specs
Product # 686N9UA#ABA
Stay connected all day with the super reliable HP 15.6" Laptop PC. Travel with ease thanks to your PC's thin and light design. Confidently take on your busiest day with a reliable processor, abundant storage, and a long-lasting battery[1]. When you're ready to unwind, kick back and enjoy every bit of detail on this micro-edge bezel display.

Lightweight design and a micro-edge display

Designed for mobile entertainment, your laptop is thin, light, and has a 15.6" micro-edge bezel display.

Reliable performance

Tackle your busiest days with a reliable processor and save all your favorite content with plenty of storage.

Extend your productivity with all-day power

Long-life battery and HP Fast Charge technology let you work, watch, and stay connected all day[1].

Get a fresh perspective

From a rejuvenated Start menu, to new ways to connect to your favorite people, news, games, and content—Windows 11 is the place to think, express, and create in a natural way.[2]

AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series Processors with Radeon™ Graphics

Awaken your senses to refreshing speed, with the confidence to unplug and go further. New AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series Processors bring your experiences to life - delivering everything you need, and so much more.[3]

AMD Radeon™ graphics

Whether it’s games or movies, experience high performance for all your entertainment.

Flicker-free

Using DC Dimming technology that controls brightness by adjusting direct current rather than cycling the backlight, we can eliminate screen flickering for more comfortable viewing.[4]

Full HD display

Sit back and enjoy crystal-clear visuals and images with the vibrant quality of 2 million pixels. The 1920 x 1080 resolution gives all your digital content a new dimension.[5]

Anti-glare panel

Enjoy the sun and your favorite content with this anti-glare panel. Non-reflective and low gloss means you'll get less glare while you're outside.

Keyboard keycaps contain post-consumer recycled plastic

We're bringing a more sustainable design to our keyboards by using keycaps made with post-consumer recycled plastic.[6]

Adobe Offer

Get a complimentary 1 month trial of the best creativity and productivity apps from Adobe with the purchase of a computer from HP.[7]

HP Fast Charge

When your laptop is low on power, no one has time to wait hours to recharge. Power down your device and go from 0 to 50% charge in approximately 45 minutes.[8]

PCIe SSD storage

Boot up in seconds with lightning fast speed with up to 256 GB PCIe SSD storage.

Effortlessly connected

Enjoy faster speeds, improved performance and greater capacity with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth® 5.3 wireless card.[9]

MU-MIMO supported

If you have several MU-MIMO devices in your home, MU-MIMO support works in combination with a MU-MIMO router to maximize network traffic for a smoother online experience.

Technical details

Operating system

Windows 11 Home

Processor

AMD Ryzen™ 5 5625U (up to 4.3 GHz max boost clock, 16 MB L3 cache, 6 cores, 12 threads)[6,7]

Graphics

Integrated: AMD Radeon™ Graphics

Display

15.6" diagonal, FHD (1920 x 1080), IPS, micro-edge, anti-glare, 250 nits, 45% NTSC[17]

Display brightness

250 nits

Display color gamut

45% NTSC

Memory

8 GB DDR4-3200 MHz RAM (2 x 4 GB)

Storage

256 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD

Wireless technology

Realtek Wi-Fi 6 (2x2) and Bluetooth® 5.3 wireless card (supporting gigabit data rate)[11,12,13,46]

Power supply

45 W Smart AC power adapter

Battery

3-cell, 41 Wh Li-ion

Battery life

Up to 9 hours and 30 minutes[3]

Video Playback Battery Life

Up to 9 hours and 45 minutes[10]

Battery Recharge Time

Supports battery fast charge: approximately 50% in 45 minutes[5]

External I/O Ports

1 USB Type-C® 5Gbps signaling rate (supports data transfer only and does not support charging or external monitors); 2 USB Type-A 5Gbps signaling rate; 1 AC smart pin; 1 HDMI 1.4b; 1 headphone/microphone combo

Expansion slots

1 multi-format SD media card reader

Energy efficiency

EPEAT® Silver registered

Webcam

HP True Vision 720p HD camera with temporal noise reduction and integrated dual array digital microphones

Audio Features

Dual speakers

Special features

Support AMD Radeon FreeSync™ technology[29]

Color

Natural silver

Pointing device

HP Imagepad with multi-touch gesture support

Keyboard

Full-size, natural silver keyboard with numeric keypad

Dimensions (W X D X H)

14.11 x 9.53 x 0.71 in

Weight

3.75 lb

Warranty

1-year limited hardware warranty. Additional information available at www.support.hp.com; 90 days limited technical support for software and initial setup (from date of purchase)

Software included

McAfee LiveSafe™; 1-month Adobe free trial offer1 month trial for new Microsoft 365 customers[2,25][24]

Security management

Trusted Platform Module (Firmware TPM) support

HP Laptop 15-ef3097nr, 15.6", Windows 11 Home, AMD Ryzen™ 5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, FHD is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 327.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by MartinPF from Works fine but required reset to factory settings Upon arrival after updating software, my bluetooth devices would not connect. After trying Microsoft customer service and HP customer service trying to fix, HP suggested I put the computer back to factory settings and try again. Several hours later everything is working fine.
Date published: 2023-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by Manny2787 from Reliable! I based my purchase on all the positive reviews for this item, and, I haven't regretted making the purchase at all. I love everything about this laptop, but what I love the most is the battery life!
Date published: 2023-03-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous from Brand new laptop with manufacturer’s errors The brand new laptop, less than a month old, has had multiple Boot device errors, Operating System errors and Hard drive errors. These are unacceptable manufacturer’s issues that should not be present in a brand new device.
Date published: 2023-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by Just Me To Not Be Known from Quite happy Basically love it. Only complaint is it does not charge through the USB C port so I could not do "one-cable" docking station. Configuring Windows 11 with local account and storage, eliminating bloatware and spyware took two days and much research. Passmark performance puts it as fast as my "big i7" desktop though I have not run big LTSpice simulations on it yet.
Date published: 2023-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stoney1948 from happy wife happy life wife was surprised and is a happy camper with the new laptop
Date published: 2022-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by mikan from Good Value HP's seem to be good value, especially if you catch them on sale. We've bought four over the last two years. The 15-ef3097nr works well, I'm using it for Amateur Radio logging and controlling the radio for digital operation.
Date published: 2022-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from HP 15. Excellent! everything about this laptop is positive, from the action of the keyboard to it's many built-in features.
Date published: 2022-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by KansasSOHOguy1 from Touchapd location prefrence Please with the product. Still wish the touchpad wasn't offset of center quite so much.
Date published: 2022-11-23
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Does it have office 365?

Asked by: sBal183
Hello. Thanks for your question. There is a 30-day trial of Microsoft Office on this HP laptop, which includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. I recommend purchasing Microsoft Office with this laptop.
Answered by: HP Live Expert Cheri
Date published: 2023-05-27

Can we expand the ssd to 512 gb in future

Asked by: Nick223
Hello. Thanks for your question. Yes, you can upgrade the 256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD on this HP Laptop 15-ef3097nr later to 512 GB. Just be sure it is in the PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD format.
Answered by: HP Live Expert Cheri
Date published: 2023-05-27

Is this a touch screen

Asked by: djdesigner
Hello. Thanks for your question. This HP Laptop 15-ef3097nr does not have a touchscreen.
Answered by: HP Live Expert Cheri
Date published: 2023-05-27

How can I read micro SD cards, will it read them

Asked by: Juliesaves
Hello. Thanks for your question. This HP Laptop 15-ef3097nr has an SD card reader. If you have an SD card adapter for the microSD card, then you can insert it into the SD card reader. If you don't have an SD card adapter, you can use a USB microSD card reader.
Answered by: HP Live Expert Cheri
Date published: 2023-05-27

How much ssd can we upgrade in this laptop

Asked by: Bob3333
Thank you for your question! There is no capacity size limit on an SSD hard drive upgrade for this HP Laptop 15-ef3097nr.
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-05-27

What is the maximum amount of RAM this Laptop (15-ef3097nr) can be upgraded to?

Asked by: ArthurK
Hello Arthur and thank you for your question! This HP Laptop 15-ef3097nr can be expanded to 32GB of RAM. RAM slots are accessible/upgradeable by IT or self-maintainers only.
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-05-27

Can a mouse, keyboard and printer be hooked up to this laptop?

Asked by: Lin72
This HP Laptop 15-ef3097nr will be compatible with any peripheral that is Windows 11 compatible.
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-02-27

Is it possible to install a dedicated gpu? The cpu is great but integrated holds it back just a bit

Asked by: Universal
Hello. Thanks for your question. You cannot install a dedicated graphics card on this HP laptop. We recommend looking at an HP laptop like the HP Pavilion Gaming, Victus, or Omen laptop which does come with a dedicated graphics card. If you need further assistance, we recommend reaching out to the HP customer service team, https://www.hp.com/us-en/contact-hp/contact.html
Answered by: HP Live Expert Cheri
Date published: 2023-05-27
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Return and exchange information
HP.com will accept returns or exchanges for this product up to 30 days from the date of delivery. A 15% restocking fee may apply. For details, please visit: https://www.hp.com/us-en/shop/cv/returnsandexchanges.