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
Strong processing power (considering the price)
VGA & HDMI port
Cons of 2000-2d24dx
No USB 3.0 port