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HP 15.6" FHD Laptop - AMD Ryzen 5 Processor - 8GB RAM - 512GB SSD Flash Storage - Windows 11 Home in S Mode - Silver (15-ef2040tg)

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$629.99 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • 15.6-inch diagonal Full HD IPS micro-edge anti-glare display
  • Windows 11 Home in S mode operating system, Microsoft 365 compatible
  • AMD Ryzen™ 5 5500U with AMD Radeon™ Graphics
  • 8 GB DDR4-3200 memory and 512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 solid-state drive internal storage
  • Backlit keyboard with numeric keypad, HP Fast Charge, HP True Vision HD Camera
  • Up to 9 hours and 30 minutes of mixed usage battery life
  • 1 SuperSpeed USB Type-C®, 2 SuperSpeed USB Type-A, 1 Headphone/microphone combo, 1 HDMI, 1 Multi-format SD media card reader
  • ENERGY STAR® certified & EPEAT® Registered

Description

Stay connected to what matters most with long-lasting battery life for a full day of work and a thin, portable, micro-edge bezel design that makes traveling light easy. Built to keep you productive and entertained from anywhere, the HP 15" diagonal laptop features reliable performance and an expansive display, so your weekends can be full of streaming, surfing and speeding through tasks from sun up to sun down.
Power through the work day with the HP 15" diagonal laptop combining long-lasting battery life with performance to keep you productive from anywhere. Designed to be thin and portable to make traveling light easy, with powerful features for working and staying entertained.

VIEW MORE, CARRY LESS: Thin, light, and designed to travel. See more of your photos, videos and projects on a 6.5 mm micro-edge bezel display with 82% screen-to-body ratio packed in a light laptop.

RELIABLE PERFORMANCE: Tackle your busiest days with the performance of a reliable processor. Save more of what you love with abundant storage for all your photos, videos and documents.

GO LONGER, FASTER: Long-lasting battery life and HP Fast Charge technology lets you work, watch, and stay connected all day.

Learn more about Windows 11: https://www.target.com/c/microsoft/-/N-rz5nu

WINDOWS 11 HOME IN S MODE: Experience the most secure Windows ever built with fast boot times, increased responsiveness, and added protection against phishing and malware. This system is compatible with the entire Microsoft 365 suite.

MICRO-EDGE FULL HD DISPLAY: With virtually no bezel encircling the display on the HP 15 Laptop, an ultra-wide viewing experience provides for seamless multi-monitor set-ups so you can take care of business. Revolutionize your display and see more of what you love with this slim bezel design. Enjoy an immersive multimedia experience with a maximized viewing area.

FULL-SIZE BACKLIT KEYBOARD: When the day stretches into night, work comfortably in darker environments with a full-sized keyboard and integrated numeric pad.

6-CORE AMD RYZEN™ MOBILE PROCESSOR: The possibilities are infinite with a processor designed for mobile laptop performance. The multi-core processor powers ultra-thin notebooks offering supreme performance for the home office, astonishing battery life for busy traveling days, and modern features you need every day.

AMD RADEON™ GRAPHICS: When it's time to relax, play your favorite games or movies, and experience high performance for all your entertainment.

PCIE® NVME™ SSD STORAGE: Get up to 15x faster performance than a traditional hard drive with 512 GB PCIe® SSD.

HP FAST CHARGE: When this long battery life laptop needs charging, it can go from 0 to 50% charge in approximately 45 minutes.

WI-FI 5 AND BLUETOOTH® 5: Connect your HP notebook computer to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® accessories with wireless technology.

HP TRUE VISION HD CAMERA WITH DUAL ARRAY MICROPHONES: Video chat with vibrant clarity, even in low light, and see your family on the high definition display. With two microphones and advanced noise reduction software, you'll always sound crystal clear when you video chat or record.

HP QUICKDROP: Wirelessly transfer photos, videos, documents and more between your PC and mobile device. Easily snap a photo to share, send addresses for directions on-the-go, and view texts on your PC’s screen. With HP QuickDrop, file transfers are easy, fast and reliable.

ADAPTIVE BATTERY OPTIMIZER: Protect battery health and bring peace of mind for uninterrupted productivity and entertainment with automatic checks on battery temperature, charging status, and usage time.

ENERGY EFFICIENT design and components help reduce power consumption and energy costs. ENERGY STAR® certified & EPEAT® Registered.

WARRANTY: 1-year limited hardware warranty. Additional information available at www.support.hp.com. Full warranty details are included with your product. 90 days limited technical support for software and initial setup (from date of purchase).
Dimensions (Overall): .78 Inches (H) x 14.11 Inches (W) x 9.53 Inches (D)
Weight: 3.75 Pounds
Hard Drive Speed: No Rotation
Electronics Condition: New
Number of USB ports: 3
Electronics Features: Microsoft 365 Compatible, High-Definition Audio, Video Conferencing Capable, Built-In Webcam, Numeric Keypad, Built-In Bluetooth
Connection Type: USB, SD, USB-C, HDMI
Processor Type: AMD Ryzen 5
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Aspect Ratio
Operating System: Windows 11 Home in S mode
Data Storage Capacity: 512GB
Includes: Power Adapter
Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080
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 Optical Disc Drive
Processor Speed: 2.1 GHz
System RAM: 8 GB
Memory RAM Type: DDR4
Industry or Government Certifications: Energy Star Certified
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
Microphone: Built-In Microphone
Maximum Battery Charge Life: 9 Hours
RAM Slots (Total): 1
Backlit Keyboard: Backlit Keyboard
Battery: 1 Non-Universal Lithium Ion, Required, Included
Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty. To obtain a copy of the manufacturer's or supplier's warranty for this item prior to purchasing the item, please call Target Guest Services at 1-800-591-3869
Street Date: October 5, 2021
TCIN: 83710818
UPC: 196188008003
Item Number (DPCI): 056-01-0122
Origin: Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 19.02 inches length x 2.72 inches width x 12.01 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 4.87 pounds
We regret that this item cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
This item cannot be shipped to the following locations: United States Minor Outlying Islands, American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), Puerto Rico (see also separate entry under PR), Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, U.S., APO/FPO, Guam (see also separate entry under GU)

Return details

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Q: Is laptop compatible to connect to an oculus quest 2?

submitted by Carson - 1 year ago
  • A: Thank you for the question. Oculus Quest 2 requires a discrete GPU, and this laptop has integrated graphics.

    submitted byHP Team - 1 year ago
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Q: Is the camera 720P or 1080P?

submitted by Hope - 1 year ago
  • A: This laptop webcam has a True Vision 720p HD camera.

    submitted byHP Team - 1 year ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hi Hope, thanks for reaching out about HP 15.6" FHD Laptop - AMD Ryzen 5 Processor - 8GB RAM - 512GB SSD Flash Storage - Windows 11 Home in S Mode - Silver (15-ef2040tg). This webcam is a HP True Vision 720p HD camera. If you have any additional questions, we welcome you to contact MyTGTtech at 833-848-8324 every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byMatt - 1 year ago
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Q: is there a printer compatible?

submitted by Shara - 2 years ago
  • A: Hello, any of the HP printers are compatible with any HP laptop or operating systems of Windows, Apple, Chromebooks. Thank you for being an HP customer!

    submitted byHP Team - 2 years ago
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  • A: Hi, Shara! Regarding your question about the HP 15.6" FHD Laptop - Windows 11 Home in S Mode - AMD Ryzen 5 Processor - 8GB RAM - 512GB SSD Flash Storage - Silver (15-ef2040tg): Yes, this netbook can utilize printers. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact MyTGTtech at 877-698-4883 every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byTaylor - 2 years ago
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Q: I need this for my website, is it good for that? Can I add a graphics card or is it fine the way it is? Also is this laptop ok with google chrome extensions after removing the s mode, if I kept the 8gb ram, Can it handle chrome extensions ok at 8gb ram?

submitted by BlueButterfly - 3 years ago
  • A: Hi, BlueButterfly! Regarding your question about the HP 15.6" FHD Laptop - Windows 11 Home in S Mode - AMD Ryzen 5 Processor - 8GB RAM - 512GB SSD Flash Storage - Silver (15-ef2040tg): This will work fine for accessing websites, this doesn't have the ability to add a graphics card natively. If you opt out of S-mode you will be able to download Chrome and use extensions. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact MyTGTtech at 877-698-4883 every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byTaylor - 3 years ago
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  • A: Hello. Thanks for your question. You cannot add a graphics card to this HP laptop. Yes, you can use the Chrome browser and extensions once you switch out of the SMode.

    submitted byHP Team - 8 months ago
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Q: I know can’t add ram, but can I replace the ram with a larger amount by replacing the 8gb with 16, 12 or 32gb? And would I have to go through HP for that.

submitted by BlueButterfly - 3 years ago
  • A: Hi, BlueButterfly! Regarding your question about the HP 15.6" FHD Laptop - Windows 11 Home in S Mode - AMD Ryzen 5 Processor - 8GB RAM - 512GB SSD Flash Storage - Silver (15-ef2040tg): What HP meant by you not being able to add RAM typically means that the RAM is soldered to the motherboard and can't be removed by conventional means. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact MyTGTtech at 877-698-4883 every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byTaylor - 3 years ago
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  • A: No, the 8GB of RAM cannot be removed and replaced with a higher RAM amount.

    submitted byHP Team - 2 years ago
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Q: How do you upgrade out of 's" mode

submitted by KC - 3 years ago
  • A: Hello, I found out that once you get out of S mode, you can never get it back and S mode has added protection and improved performance. But to get out of S mode, you can find it in PlayStore and search, switch out of S mode.

    submitted byDonner - 3 years ago
  • A: Microsoft has the complete directions at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/switching-out-of-s-mode-in-windows-4f56d9be-99ec-6983-119f-031bfb28a307

    submitted byHP Team - 3 years ago
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Q: Could this laptop handle rendering in Maya and Blender? Also would it be possible to upgrade the RAM and memory after purchasing it?

submitted by Ana - 3 years ago
  • A: Hello, Ana! Thank you for your question! The HP 15.6" Laptop (15-ef2040tg) does not meet the requirements set by the manufacturers for Maya and Blender. I would recommend one of our HP Pavilion Gaming or Omen systems with a dedicated graphics card. The system can have its ram increased to a maximum of 32GB.

    submitted byHP Team - 3 years ago
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  • A: Hi, Ana! Regarding your question about the HP 15.6" FHD Laptop - Windows 11 Home in S Mode - AMD Ryzen 5 Processor - 8GB RAM - 512GB SSD Flash Storage - Silver (15-ef2040tg): I would recommend one of the models with a built in graphics card. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact MyTGTtech at 877-698-4883 every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byRobert - 3 years ago
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Q: Can I download and use ZOOM while in S mode?

submitted by nancy - 1 year ago
  • A: The Windows Store doesn't have the Zoom client available for download. However, you can connect to a Zoom meeting with the online Zoom web portal.

    submitted byHP Team - 1 year ago
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Q: Why does my laptop drains pretty fast i got it a few days ago and it only last me 2 hours is it because i gotta be S mode or is it because of its processor? I have no idea why it's like that.

submitted by Battery - 1 year ago
  • A: Thank you for reaching out. The HP 15-ef2040tg laptop has a stated battery life of up to 9 hours and 30 minutes and supports battery fast charge: approximately 50% in 45 minutes. Quicker drain is most likely because you need to adjust power settings when using on battery power. Screen brightness, number of active apps, use of WiFi...basically how hard the laptop is working, all affect battery life. (Battery life tested by HP using continuous FHD video playback, 1080p (1920x1080) resolution, 150 nits brightness, system audio level at 17%, player audio level at 100%, played full-screen from local storage, headphone attached, wireless on but not connected.)

    submitted byHP Team - 1 year ago
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Q: Can a Cat 5/6 cable be attached to this laptop for Verizon Fios and home phone? Is there a way to determine how much USB capacity it has with a hub? Thank you.

submitted by choosing - 2 years ago
  • A: Hi, Guest! Regarding your question about the HP 15.6" FHD Laptop - Windows 11 Home in S Mode - AMD Ryzen 5 Processor - 8GB RAM - 512GB SSD Flash Storage - Silver (15-ef2040tg): Unfortunately this model does not offer an ethernet port, this model only supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. This features 3 USB ports, all supporting up to 5 Gbps. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact MyTGTtech at 877-698-4883 every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byRobert - 2 years ago
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 103 reviews
79% would recommend
24 recommendations
quality: 4.05 out of 5
value: 4.14 out of 5

Didnt even last 2 years

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
GenuinelyConfused - 1 month ago
Didn’t even last 2 years with extremely light use. I noticed within the first year that the screen would go dark and the laptop would randomly go to sleep when I didn’t want it to. Over time, it took an increasingly longer amount of time to “wake up”- tapping the keys didn’t work so I’d have to push the power button. It recently got to the point where the laptop will indicate a white light on the side showing that it’s on, but will not wake up unless I force it to shut down then start back up. Today, the screen began glitching a white checker board pattern and making all types of horrifying screeching and crackling noises, despite my speakers being muted. I once again had to force sleep the laptop. HP devices used to last forever - not anymore. This laptop is not worth the money if it’s going to fail randomly and without reason. I wish I could upload a video of the sound but the target app won’t let me.
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
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Awful Experience

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
AKJ - 10 months ago
I purchased this laptop mid-May and by mid-August it is almost entirely unusable. I need to restart the computer every time I need to connect to internet; when waking from sleep mode, the wifi will not connect. Days after the return window closed the screen stopped working. I do not travel with this laptop, it remains stationary on my desk. Despite this, as pictured, there is only a sliver of light now at the top of the screen. I am still able to use the computer attached to a second monitor, but despite purchasing a USB-C to HDMI cable, I cannot connect more than one monitor at a time. Would absolutely not recommend for any use.
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Owner

5 out of 5 stars
Latchmie S - 1 year ago
originally posted on hp.com
Excellent product
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Laster a year.

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Angie m - 1 year ago
Only lasted a year before the screen went out. It’ll cost $300 to repair. No worth it:
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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HP laptop

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Laptop HP - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
right out of the package worked smoothly. Easy to update apps. No negative issues whatsoever.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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I had hp for few years not problem

4 out of 5 stars
Neek Aeen - 1 year ago
originally posted on hp.com
hp always good
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Liked everything but S mode

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Unk - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Just didn’t like that the S mode did not provide the ability to turn off and on as needed. So had to leave it on and tolerate the those download restrictions
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Great little laptop

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Alex - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I bought this laptop march 14th 2022 and I’m writing this review on march 8th 2023, I wanted to wait a while before reviewing. I’ve had this laptop for almost a year now, and for me it’s perfect. It runs my game (sims 4) perfectly and it works perfect for my schoolwork. I’m not a huge techy person so I didn’t need much and this works perfect for simple uses. Again I’ve had this for almost a year now and it’s still going strong.
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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HP Laptop Fast & Easy

4 out of 5 stars
Jonker66 - 1 year ago
originally posted on hp.com
Great machine and pretty fast and responsive. Was easy to set up and move over all my important stuff from old laptop.
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It's has everything I need in a laptop

5 out of 5 stars
Shugaofcanada - 1 year ago
originally posted on hp.com
I have had my older HP laptop for 11yrs, and I decided it's time for a change! 😂 I am super excited for my new laptop, it has everything I need.
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my wife love it :

5 out of 5 stars
PLAMEN - 1 year ago
originally posted on hp.com
good for non professional use ... my wife love it :)
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Display

4 out of 5 stars
Athy - 1 year ago
originally posted on hp.com
The graphics or display seem dim even with the brightness high. I'm not sure why that is...
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Excellent product for the money

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Carlos - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I purchased this laptop to upgrade from another HP laptop I own. This is one runs circles around my old one..very happy with my purchase and have had no issues... Got it as a cyber Monday and saved over 300 dollars... I have always owned computers with Intel based CPU, this is my first with AMD, and so far it's been great.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Start up issues

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
AL - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I have only had it for a month and it has trouble starting up.
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Silver keyboard hard to see.

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Saluki - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Silver keyboard is lighted but hard to see letters in daylight. Didn’t realize Windows 11 S mode prohibited installation of software not in Microsoft App Store.
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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The BEST

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Daisy Perez - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Recommend this laptop. Very useful
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Best computer ever!!!

5 out of 5 stars
Johanne B - 2 years ago
originally posted on hp.com
My new pc is awesome !!! I would not have guessed how I was missing since my last laptop 5 years ago. My new HP is truly wonderful!
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HP Laptop

5 out of 5 stars
Ottawa - 2 years ago
originally posted on hp.com
A fast, fun to use, light laptop that does everything I need.
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HP Latop

4 out of 5 stars
Emily - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Bigger than I expected but very useful to college students and the keyboard lights up
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Unhappy experience

1 out of 5 stars
Pragya Grover - 2 years ago
originally posted on hp.com
Very bad experience. Did not even purchase.
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