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HP 2000-2d24dx

If you are on limited budget and looking for 15.6” laptop for everyday use then you can take a look at HP 2000-2d24dx laptop. It is not only good for basic word processing and web browsing; you can also use it for office work and light multimedia as well.  The laptop is integrated with Intel Pentium 2030M dual core processor which operates with massive 2.5 GHz frequency. HP 2000-2d24dx is installed with 4GB memory and a spacious 750GB hard drive. However, all HP 2000 series laptops lack USB 3.0 port (as of now, company may introduce it later). Disadvantages with this laptop are that it doesn’t come with USB 3.0 port and does not support Bluetooth. On the other hand, it comes with a DVD burner and a VGA port. Though it is a little heavy yet it’s price-feature comparison is very impressive. HP 2000 2d24dx is available at discounted price of $329, as a bundle, at Best Buy. It is not a touch screen laptop. Read further to know more about specifications and expected performance of the machine.

HP 2000-2d24dx specification and  performance

The laptop is equipped with Intel Pentium 2030M processor which operates with 2.5 GHz frequency. It is a dual core processor and comes with 2 MB of smart cache. HP 2000-2d24dx offers an Integrated HD graphics which operates with 650 Mhz frequency, which can boost up to 1 GHz. The graphics shares system memory. The laptop’s specifications support little gaming as well. Games like Dead space 3, Dirt Showdown, Tomb raider, counter strike Global offensive, Skyrim, Fifa ( all editions ) are playable in low settings. Older games like starcraft II, world of warcraft  etc are also playable. Some older low end games are not playable in this machine as they are not compatible with Windows 8. For instance Sims 3 is not compatible with Windows 8. Besides gaming, user can work with spreadsheets, make presentation, create PDFs and compress large files.

HP 2000-2d24dx comes with 4 GB memory which offers enough power for basic multitasking. The memory is upgradable up to 8 GB and memory type used is DDR3L SDRAM. It comes with 750GB HDD which offers ample storage for storing documents and multimedia files. The hard drive is preinstalled with windows 8 operating system.

The 15.6-inch HD LED backlit display offers 1366 X 768 pixel resolution which supports 720p High definition playback. It comes with HDMI port as well

Ports and connectivity features include slot for Secure Digital cards, 3 Universal Serial Bus  2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA, 1 RJ-45, 1 Headphone-out and 1 Microphone-in. There is an integrated webcam, as well. It comes with both Fast Ethernet (wired) and  802.11 b/g/n wireless network connectivity

The 6-cell 47WHr 2.2 Ah lithium-ion battery offers up to 2-5hrs of battery life, depending upon usage

HP 2000-2d24dx pros

Massive storage

Strong processing power (considering the price)

VGA & HDMI port

Cons of 2000-2d24dx

No USB 3.0 port

ASUS X551CA-HCL1201L

Powered by Intel Celeron 1007u processor, ASUS X551CA-HCL1201L has been designed for everyday use. It can handle tasks like documents processing, web browsing, video chatting and social networking.  Though the processor belongs to low-end category yet it is capable of streaming HD videos. ASUS X551CA-HCL1201L comes with 4 GB memory and 500GB hard drive. This 15.6” laptop weighs around 4.75 lbs, thus it is easy to lug around. However, the low weight comes at the cost of optical drive. Also, it offers only 2 USB ports.  Best Buy is offering ASUS X551CA-HCL1201L at an extremely bargain price of $280 as a bundle (Cyber week sale) which includes Internet security software, a sleeve case, a wireless mouse and a compact flash drive. Is this inexpensive 15.6-inch notebook worth its price? Read the review to know more about the performance and specifications of this laptop.

ASUS X551CA-HCL1201L specification and performance

Intel Celeron 1007u operates with 1.5 GHz and boasts of 2 MB of smart cache. The processor is 3rd generation Intel Celeron processor and is a dual core processor. It is integrated with Intel HD Graphics which operates with 350 MHz and the frequency can boost up to 1 GHz. Intel HD graphics is the only graphics option available with ASUS X551CA-HCL1201L.

ASUS X551CA-HCL1201L offers performance for regular computing but doesn’t support latest games, even in low settings.  However, older games like Trackmania Nations Forever can run on this machine.

ASUS X551CA-HCL1201L comes with 4 GB memory and it is the limit as there is no option for further memory expansion. However 4 GB memory is sufficient for basic multitasking. The 500GB hard drive operates with 5400 rpm and comes   preloaded with Windows 8 OS.

The 15.6” LED backlit HD display offers 1366 X 768 pixels resolution which is common for all budget 15.6” laptops and notebooks. It supports 720p high definition playback.

As told earlier, this laptop model from ASUS comes with only 2 USB port and 1 USB 3.0 port.  Besides USB ports there is a HDMI output, RJ 45 jack and audio ports. It also comes with integrated webcam.

Network connectivity is supported by 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet for wired connectivity and 802.11 b/g/n for wire-less connectivity. Bluetooth connectivity is available

Pros of ASUS X551CA-HCL1201L

Inexpensive laptop

500 GB hard drive (generally, similar priced laptops offer 320GB hard drive space)

Bluetooth

Cons of ASUS X551CA-HCL1201L

Only 2 USB ports

HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-n071nr

HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-n071nr is a touch screen laptop which comes with powerful AMD 5745M Accelerated Processor. Along with everyday computing, this 15.6” laptop offers performance for gaming as well.  It doesn’t offer a dedicated graphics card with video memory but the integrated graphics card coming with this Touchsmart laptop is capable of delivering performance like any mid-end discrete graphics card. HP 15-n071nr comes with massive 1 TB hard drive and 8 GB memory to enhance overall computing performance. Just under 1” thin, this HP model manages to hold a DVD burner as optical drive. VGA port is missing in Pavilion 15-n071nr, which seems to be the trend after introduction of HDMI port in laptops. It does come with USB 3.0 port. The price of this new laptop is around $500 (available at Office Depot).

HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-n071nr specification and performance

HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-n071nr is equipped with AMD A10-5745M accelerated processor which is a quad core processor. The Accelerated processor or APU operates with basic frequency of 2.1 GHz and the frequency can boost up to 2.9 GHz, on system demand. When it comes to graphics, the laptop offers AMD Radeon HD 8610G graphics which is an integrated graphics but is comparable with any middle class discrete graphics card. The graphics can run almost all current games and stream HD videos flawlessly.  However, HP 15-n071nr is not suitable for high end video editing. The APU is integrated with 4MB of L2 cache.  L2 cache is much faster than L3 cache, which enhance the processing power. It also supports photo editing, casual video editing and light 3D designing.  As told in my earlier post (HP Pavilion 15-N066US), Games like Battlefield 3, Batman: Arkham Origins, Fifa 14, Dota 2, Gird 2 Total War: Rome II etc can be played in medium settings.  Older games like StarCraft II and World of warcraft can be played in higher settings.

HP 15-n071nr comes with 1 TB hard drive but the hard drive operates with conventional 5400 rpm only. It comes with 8 GB memory, which can’t be expandable further.

The 15.6” high definition backlit display panel features 1366 X 768 pixel resolution.  It is capable of playback of 720p high definition content but not full HD. There is an HDMI port though which allows full high definition content playback in FHD compatible external monitor or TV.

HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-n071nr comes with Secure Digital card slot, 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45 (LAN) and audio jack. There is an HD webcam integrated in the bezel.

It comes with Fast Ethernet port and 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi.

4-cell 41WHr 2.8Ah lithium-ion battery pack offers up to 4 hrs ( approx.) battery life, on single charge.

Pros of HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-n071nr

1 TB hard drive

8 GB memory

Touch screen

Powerful processor

Cons of HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-n071nr

No full HD support

No VGA

 

Element ELEFW231 23″ 720p 60Hz LED HDTV

Element ELEFW231 is a 23” HD television which offers 720p HD output. It is a simple no frills television. There are many people who would spend more money on big screen, smart HD televisions and end up with getting loads of features which they never really use. The same thing happens with people who buy 3D televisions. Advantage with a small screen LED HDTVs are that they are small, compact, less expensive and very good for personal entertainment.  Drawback of Element ELEFW231 television is that it comes with only one HDMI port

Element ELEFW231 uses LED backlit technology for display which offers crisp and clear pictures. The display panel supports 1366 X 768 resolution output with 16:9 aspect ratio. This television can give HD ready video display. The refresh rate is 60Hz  which means the screen of this television gets refreshed at a rate of 60 times per second, which gives smooth transition between the picture frames that are getting displayed. Wide screen effect gives the user theater like feel. The contrast ratio is in the order of 3000:1 and response time is 8 ms. The viewing angles of this television are 160 degree for the vertical and 170 degrees for the horizontal. There is only one HDMI input to this television, thus you can’t connect more than one device at a time to the same. Every time you have to remove the cable and connect it to the device whose output you want to be displayed on the television. Buyers can use the TV as external monitor as well.

If you think about the number of full HD over the air services that are offered by broadcaster, then it will be definitely less. Also, there are not many movie channels come that broadcast full HD contents. The 1080p or the full HD capability is not that different from that of the 720p or HD ready capability. Between Standard definition and High defection there is definitely a huge difference. But between 720p and 1080p the difference is not much. What is worth noticing here is that there are many ultra-high definition televisions already circulating the market but it will take sometime before broadcasters upgrade their services and 720p televisions serve us better.

Element ELEFW231 comes with inbuilt tuner which allows the user to watch digital broadcasts over the air even without a set top box. However, it depends upon service provider as well. This television is good for people who are single and stay in studio apartment kind of setup.

Element ELEFW401A 40″ 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV

Element ELEFW401A is an affordable 40” LED high definition television set which supports full HD video playback.  Even though it doesn’t offer latest technologies like smart features, 3D playback and compatibility with MHL, still it has all the qualities that we would expect from a budget end television set. It comes with 3 HDMI inputs and a USB port. The best part of Element ELEFW401A is that it comes with VGA or PC input which allows connection with an old PC, which lacks HDMI output, to this HDTV. The television set is wall mountable. Read further to know more about features and specification of this device:-

Refresh rate of the television set is 60Hz and its response time is set to 8 ms.  The LED display panel offers 1920 X 1080 pixel resolution in 16:9 aspect ratio. It supports 480I, 576I, 480P, 576P, 720P, 1080I and 1080P playback. The brightness of the screen is up to 160 cd/m2 and contrast ratio is up to 4000:1. Element ELEFW401A offers English, French and Spanish as on screen display languages.  The horizontal/vertical viewing angle is 176/176 degrees.

The picture mode offers standard, dynamic, movie, natural and user. Game mode is missing in this TV , which may disappoint game lovers. It is expected that there will be no or very less input lag if you want to play PC games on it. This is a 60Hz Television set and the source signal is usually 60Hz, so ghost image ssue will be eliminated. However, input lag depends on other factors as well. Aside from picture mode, there are contrast, brightness, color, tint, sharpness, color temperature, and blue screen to adjust picture settings.

Sound mode includes standard, music, movie and user. To adjust sound settings there are bass, treble, balance, surround sound, auto volume and SPDIF mode. Element ELEFW401A comes with surround sound settings , but to get true bass effect , it is advisable to get it connected with your home theater system or a sound bar.

Element ELEFW401A comes with built-in Over-The-Air ATSC/NTSC . Parental control features include V-chip. It comes with built in 3D Video Noise Reduction.  As told earlier, the television set offers impressive number of ports which include – 1 component input, 1 composite video input ( audio input will be shared with component audio) 3 HDMI input, Antenna input, VGA or PC input,  PC audio input. Audio output includes coaxial audio out and headphone jack. There is one USB port as well which supports USB storage devices.  File formats supported by Element ELEFW401A are MP3 and JPEG.

HP Pavilion Touchsmart 11-e015nr

HP Pavilion Touchsmart 11-e015nr is an economical touch-screen Windows 8 laptop which also offers excellent battery life. This 11.6” touch screen laptop is designed for those who are always on go or need a portable computing device without sacrificing performance. The laptop comes with A6-1450 quad core accelerated processor from AMD. Though it is quad core processor, users shouldn’t expect high end performance from this little piece of engineering. The laptop comes with 4 GB base memory which is enough to boost multitasking.  4 GB memory with this laptop is an advantage since many similar priced 11.6” laptop offer only 2GB memory. Another advantage of HP 11-e015nr is that it comes with a VGA and 2 USB 3.0 ports. However, like other smaller laptops or netbooks, Pavilion 11-e015nr also lacks optical drive. But there are plenty of USB ports available and you can use any compatible USB based external DVD burner with this laptop. Read further to know more about this model

HP Pavilion Touchsmart 11-e015nr specification and expected performance:

HP Pavilion Touchsmart 11-e015nr is integrated with AMD A6-1450 quad core accelerated processor which is designed for small laptops and tablets. Each core operates with 1 GHz clock speed and, due to AMD Turbocore technology, the speed can boost up to 1.4 GHz . It is worth mentioning that the graphics is integrated graphics and uses system memory.  The APU comes with AMD Radeon HD 8250 graphics which can use up to 2029MB of system memory. Video chat, social network interaction and browsing web won’t be a problem on this 11.6-inch laptop. To support video chat, there is HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated digital microphone

HP 11-e015nr offers 1366 X 768 pixel resolution which means crisp clear picture. It supports 720p video playback. The laptop comes with 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM, available in a single slot. The memory is not upgradable. It offers 320GB hard drive which operates with 5400 rpm.

HP Pavilion Touchsmart 11-e015nr comes with plenty of ports. It offers Multi-format digital media card reader for Secure Digital cards, 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA , 1 RJ-45 (LAN) and 1 Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack

Network connectivity is supported by 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi and Fast Ethernet.  Audio is supported by DTS Sound+ .  Less than an inch thick, 11-e015nr weighs around $3.37lbs.

HP 11-e015nr comes with 3-Cell 36W 3.2Ah cylindrical battery.

Pros of HP 11-e015nr

Inexpensive touch screen laptop for everyday use

4 GB memory

USB 3.0 ports

Cons of HP 11-e015nr

No as such cons

HP Pavilion 15-N066US Review- With AMD A10-5745M

Pavilion 15-N066US is an affordable gaming laptop solution from HP.  The laptop is not for extreme gaming though; still it is capable of delivering average gaming performance along with other computing tasks.  It comes integrated  with AMD Quad core A10-5745M APU, 6 GB memory and 750GB hard drive.    The laptop is attractively priced at $380 ( Black Friday Sale at Staples) but comes with some sacrifices, in terms of features. HP Pavilion 15-N066US ( Model : E8A71UA#ABA ) is not a touch screen laptop and its 15.6” screen doesn’t support Full HD display. However, it comes with a DVD burner which is mostly missing in similar other laptops. It supports casual photo/video editing and light architectural work. However, it doesn’t support professional grade media editing and 3D modeling.  It comes with USB 3.0 port as well. To know more about HP 15-N066US, go through the review below on its specifications and expected performance.

HP Pavilion 15-N066US performance and specification

HP Pavilion 15-N066US is powered by AMD A10-5745M APU which has four cores. Each core operates with basic frequency of 2.1 GHz and the frequency can boost up to 2.9 GHz, on system demand. The APU is integrated with Radeon HD 8610G graphics which is an integrated graphics but can compete with any middle class dedicated graphics card. The graphic is well optimized for gaming, streaming videos and photo. There is 4MB of L2 cache available to boost the processing power. It is worth mentioning that L2 cache is much faster than L3 cache. It also supports photo editing, casual video editing and light 3D designing. Games like Battlefield 3, Batman: Arkham Origins, Fifa 14, Dota 2, Gird 2 Total War: Rome II etc can be played in medium settings.  Old games like StarCraft II and World of warcraft can be played in higher settings.

HP Pavilion 15-N066US comes with 6 GB DDR3L SDRAM, arranged in two slots, and it comes with 750 GB hard drive. Hard drive operates with 5400rpm speed and come preloaded with Windows 8 operating system.

15.6” HD screen of 15 N066US features native 1366 X 768 pixel resolution thus supports 720p video playback only. In other words, you can’t expect to run full HD or 1080p contents. There is an HDMI output which helps you to view HD content on your full HD compatible television or external monitor. It is worth mentioning that AMD A10-5745M APU supports dual display.

The laptop comes with 2 USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, one HDMI output, media card reader that supports secure digital cards and Ethernet port. VGA port is missing in this laptop.

4-cell 41WHr battery of HP Pavilion 15-N066US provides 4hrs 15 min of battery life, on single charge

Pros of HP Pavilion 15-N066US

Inexpensive laptop with strong processor

6 GB  memory

750 GB hard drive

Cons of HP 15-N066US

No VGA

No touch screen feature

HP Pavilion 20-b323w All-in-One Desktop PC

With the launch of HP Pavilion 20-b323w, HP has made an aggressive move into the budget All-in-one PC segment.  This All-in-One Desktop PC will serve as an inexpensive home computer. However, user can’t expect high end computing from this machine but it will be able to handle day to day work efficiently with its AMD E1-1500 Accelerated Processor, 4GB Memory and 500 GB hard drive. HP 20-b323w comes with wireless Chiclet style keyboard with volume control, Windows 8 hot key and a Wireless mouse. It has been priced at around $350 (Walmart price). The low price comes with some compromises, which is justified looking at its price-features ratio. HP Pavilion 20-b323w comes with low end processor which supports basic computing only and is not suitable for CPU intensive tasks. However, this All-in-One Desktop PC from HP comes with impressive connectivity features. Read further to know more about its features.

HP Pavilion 20-b323w specification and performance

HP Pavilion 20-b323w All-in-One Desktop PC comes with entry level AMD E1-1500 APU, a dual core processor, which operates with 1.48 GHz. It comes with 1MB of L2 RAM. The APU is integrated with AMD Radeon HD 7310 graphics. The processor does not have remarkable features but you will hardly get a PC around $350 with all these features. It is easy to recommend this model to anyone looking for a basic All-in-one basic desktop. Those who are looking for a desktop PC for typing documents, browsing internet and some social media interaction, it will be a perfect choice.

The design of the HP 20-b323w is average. There are plenty of ports offered with this PC. 2 USB 3.0, media card reader and audio combo jack are placed on the side of the machine, while 4 USB 2.0, one line out and 1 DC in are located on the rear of the machine. The memory card reader supports SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick, Memory Stick, Select, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick MagicGate. There is a 720p HD webcam housed in the bezel, which is a common feature among most of the all-in-one desktops.

Pavilion 20-b323w comes with 4 GB DDR3 1600 MHz memory which can be expanded up to 16 GB.  It offers 500GB 7200RPM Serial ATA hard drive. 20” diagonal widescreen HD LED backlit display offers 1600×900 pixel resolution. It does not have a touch screen and it does not support Full HD playback. It is not reasonable to expect such features in an All-in-one desktop at this price.

Audio is supported by DTS Sound + and inbuilt speakers. It comes with SuperMulti DVD Burner. There is PCI-E x1 mini socket slot.

For Network connectivity this HP Pavilion model offers Fast Ethernet for wired connectivity and 802.11 a/b/g/n n featuring Single-band (2.4Ghz) for wireless connections. No Bluetooth support available.

Pros of HP Pavilion 20-b323w All-in-One Desktop PC

Inexpensive

USB 3.0 ports

HDMI output

Cons of HP Pavilion 20-b323w All-in-One Desktop PC

No touch screen feature

No Full HD display

Weak processor

 

HP Pavilion 17-e055nr

Priced at $370, HP Pavilion 17-e055nr, a 17.3” Windows 8 laptop is aimed at consumers who are looking for a budget laptop offering features and screen similar to other expensive models available in the market.  It is ideal for those who are looking for a desktop replacement laptop and want to use it for more than everyday computing tasks. HP 17-e055nr is powered by AMD quad core A8-5550M processor and offers massive 8 GB memory and 500 GB hard drive. Anyone, looking for a 17.3-inch laptop at budget price, will find hard to beat this model. Though it is not a touchscreen laptop yet it supports casual gaming and other multimedia tasks. Weighing just 6 pounds ( approx.), the laptop also offers a DVD drive. It comes with a VGA and USB 3.0 ports. Here is a brief review about HP Pavilion 17-e055nr.

 HP Pavilion 17-e055nr specification and performance

HP Pavilion 17-e055nr is powered by AMD A8-5550M accelerated processor which is a quad core processor. It operates with basic frequency of 2.1 GHz and, due to AMD Turbocore technology, the cores can ramp up frequency up to 3.1 GHz. It comes with integrated AMD Radeon HD 8550G graphics which does not have dedicated memory and uses system memory. Games like Battlefield 3, COD black ops 2, Crysis 3, Bioshock Infinite, world of Tanks, Tomb Raider and dirt 3 etc. can be played in low to medium settings and details. HP 17-e055nr can be used for casual video and photo editing as well. Streaming HD videos will not a problem with this machine. But the display is limited to 900p HD playback only. With 8 GB memory and a quad core APU, the laptop will handle multitasking very well. You can open countless tabs while browsing internet and listen to music, all at the same time.

HP 17-e055nr offers 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM, which is also the maximum supported memory. It comes with 500 GB hard drive, preinstalled with Windows 8 operating system.

17.3” LED backlit display of HP Pavilion 17-e055nr offers 1600 by 900 pixel resolution which supports 720p playback only.  You will not get full HD or 1080p playback on this display screen

It offers 2 USB 3.0; 1 USB 2.0; 1 Ethernet; 1 HDMI; 1 VGA 15-pin D-sub and a media card reader. The network connectivity includes 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and fast Ethernet. The laptop also has an Integrated HD webcam.

According to company specifications, the battery of HP 17-e055nr offers up to 4.75 hours of battery life, on single charge.

Pros of HP Pavilion 17-e055nr

8 GB memory

Inexpensive 17.3” laptop

2 USB 3.0 port

Cons of HP Pavilion 17-e055nr

Not a touch screen laptop

Samsung FH6200 55″ 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV UN55FH6200FXZA

Samsung UN55FH6200FXZA is a 55” LED Smart television and supports 1080p HD resolution. It comes with expansive Smart TV functionality, a slim-frame design and LED backlit display integrated with 240Hz Clear Motion Rate handling system. Visually, it looks trendy with less than 1” thin glossy bezel and black square stand. The disadvantage of Samsung FH6200 55″ is that it offers only 2 HDMI inputs. Following is a brief review of its specifications

There are a lot of similar televisions, at same price band, in market with screen size as big as Samsung FH6200. Most of them have the ability to play 1080p but not all of them offer features like this one has to offer. Special features of Samsung 55 inch FH6200 is that it includes built in Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi direct support. Thus, users can connect their television to their mobile or any other device capable of wireless communication and share the media across connected devices. The refresh rate of UN55FH6200FXZA is 120 Hz.  With 240Hz Clear Motion Rate we can expect to get nice clarity and precision, during fast motion scenes. It also comes with inbuilt ATSC/Clear QAM tuner.

Samsung UN55FH6200FXZA has audio out mini jack; Dolby digital plus and pulse are supported.  DTS 2.0 and Surround sound effect, boosted by the SRS TheaterSound, are special features of this television. There is also a woofer speaker along with two down firing speakers, which can provide up to 20 Watts of audio output.

Auto Volume Leveler feature intelligently adjusts volume at the same level when you change multiple channels, irrespective of the audio power level of that particular channel. This saves the task of changing volume from channel to channel.

Smart Features of  Samsung UN55FH6200FXZA

Samsung FH6200 55″ 1080p LED TV  comes with smart features like Smart Hub, AllShare, ConnectShare, BD Wise, RVU ( Directv Ready), Anynet (HDMI-CEC) and Smart phone remote support. Other features like close captioning, gaming mode, auto power off, clock and timer support are also available with this television.

There are three On Screen Languages supported in this television which are English, Spanish and French. Beside two HDMI input, there are one component and one composite input ( shared with component ), RF input, Ethernet port and RS232.   The audio output jack provides the user an option to listen to the music directly piped to their headphones if they don’t want to hear it on the speakers. The USB provides the user an option to connect various USB plug and play device to play media files directly from it

Energy star compliance makes it a greener and environment friendly device along with efficient usage of power, which saves a lot on the electricity bill. Is it worth buying? Best of the things in life cost more and it is a worthy investment to make.