HP as part of their 72 hour flash sale (over in 31 hours) is having the 15z-eh100 for $480 before possible SD cashback
HP 15z-eh100 Laptop
RYZEN 5 5500U 6 core/12 threads
15" FHD 250 nits
8GB RAM (2x4GB). upgradable to 64GB
256GB nvme SSD (only 1 nvme slot)
HDMI 2.0 AND usb-c with DP (displayport 1.4) and PD (power delivery)
- Select Fog Blue (Dark color and keyboard is best for visibility with white backlit light). Can save $10 with natural silver but the backlit keys wont be as visible.
- Select FHD IPS brightview (glossy) (or if you prefer non glossy, select the non brightview for $10 more)
- Select backlit keyboard
- Select Realtek Wifi 6 and BT 5.2
Also, a lot of people have reported that these comes with fingerprint reader included even though they are not officially mentioned in the official specs. But don’t quote me on that
It’s also one of the relatively lighter 15in at 3.9lb
The reason why this particular HP model is particularly attractive to a lot of people is the excellent port selection of HDMI 2.0 as well as inclusion of usb-c with DP (displayport 1.4) and PD (power delivery). This allows for connection of two 4K 60hz displays to the laptop as well as ability to charge it also via the usb-c. It does also have a separate barrel power connector and adapter so you can connect a monitor to the usb-c without having to get a hub to be able to use the usb-c for both display and power at the same time. Also the inclusion of two sodimm to allow upgrade to 64GB ram if needed is another plus.
Also, you might notice that Walmart have similar models using this same chassic once a while on sale, but the Walmart models do not have any backlit keys. They used to have the earlier batch of 15-eh000wm with the backlit keys on sale many BF ago but those are long gone. All of the newer WM laptops with this chassic with the ryzen cpu no longer has backlit keys. I have confirmed this myself on several recent occasions. So if you want a backlit keyboard for sure this is pretty much the cheapest sure way