Monthly Archives: March 2014

HP 15-d089wm 15.6″ Flyer Red Laptop

HP Flyer Red 15.6″ 15-d089wm is a solid 15.6” laptop with decent configuration. You can consider this laptop if you’re a student, home or home office user and need a laptop for everyday web surfing, online communication, typing documents, office tasks and even tougher photo editing or file converting tasks. It is not a thin laptop and is integrated with 2.4 GHz Intel Core i3-3110M, 6GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. Specs of the laptop ensure that user will get value for money. HP 15-d089wm is available at Walmart for $400. The laptop is not touch screen enabled and comes with DVD burner as optical drive and weighs around 5 pounds. Even though it is not the lightest laptop available in the market, the weight of the machine is relatively low compared to other budget laptop or notebooks coming with integrated optical drive. HP 15- d089wm is meant to be a budget notebook, so fancy features, like backlit keyboard and full HD display,  are not available. Here is a brief review of HP Flyer Red 15.6″ 15-d089wm

Specification and performance of HP 15-d089wm

The laptop uses third generation Intel core i3-3110M processor which operates with 2.4GHz frequency. The processor is hyperthreading enabled and two cores can process 4 threads at a time. It comes with Intel HD 4000 graphics which is DirectX 11.1 capable. The specs easily supports common applications, such as MS Office software, file conversion and compression, Internet communication or video streaming. It can support casual gaming as well. StarCraft II Heart of the Swarm, Dota 2, TF2, Counter Strike GO, Fifa 13   etc can be played in low to medium details and settings.  When it comes to watching videos and movies, HP 15- d089wm can stream high definition videos. However, the laptop screen supports up to 720p video playback only but cannot playback 1080p content.

This red laptop comes with 6GB DDR3L SDRAM which ensures smooth multitasking. It comes with 00GB hard drive which operates with 5400 rpm speed. Hard drive comes preloaded with Windows 8.1 and a bunch of other useful softwares. The maximum resolution of the 15.6” display is 1366×768, which is standard for budget laptops.

HP 15 d089wm Flyer Red Laptop offers all necessary ports and connectivity features which include 1  Ethernet port, 1  HDMI out, 1  Headphone/Microphone combo jack, 2  USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 and  1 x VGA. It comes with HD webcam as well. Network connectivity is supported by  802.11 b/g/n and Fast Ethernet

The 4-cell 41WHr 2.8Ah lithium-ion battery offers 2-4 hours of battery life, depending upon usage.

Pros of HP 15-d089wm Flyer Red Laptop

6GB RAM

USB 3.0

Cons of HP 15 d089wm

No Bluetooth

No touch screen

Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch 59399722

Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch 59399722 is a 14”Touch screen Ultrabook with strong build quality and screen offering high resolution (1600 X 900). It is fast and comfortable to use. The laptop also provides decent battery life. The machine comes with other premium features like backlit keyboard, Intel Wireless Display, metallic encasing etc. Powered by dual core Intel core i7-4500U ULV processor, Model U430 59399722 offers stronger performance. The processor can quickly process regular tasks, office applications and also offers performance for casual gaming, media encoding/decoding, photo editing and watching videos. Lenovo U430 Touch 59399722 is worth consideration if you are a student or office user and need an affordable laptop which can offer strong performance. Even though original price of this laptop is much higher, it is currently available at around $600, at Best Buy. It weighs around 4.2 lbs and its 4 cell 52whr lithium polymer battery offers more than 7 hours of battery life. Like most of the ultrabooks, this machine lacks optical drive. Here is a brief review about Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch 59399722

Specification and Performance  Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch 59399722

The ultrabook is driven by 4th generation Intel core i7-4500u dual core processor which operates with base frequency of 1.8GHz and, due to Turboboost technology, the frequency can rise up to 3.0GHz. The processor, even though part of core i7 version, is not as strong as Intel’s quad core i7 processor. Still, it has lot to offer. The processor is hyperthreading enabled, thus two cores can handle fours thread at a time. Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 is the only graphics solution for the laptop.  It can stream high definition videos but the 14” laptop screen supports only up to 900p HD playback, which is better than 720p. You can play games like Dota 2, Gird 2, Fifa 14, Tomb Raider, Borderlands 2 and Bioshock Infinite in low to medium details and setting. Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch 59399722 comes with HDMI port, thus user can connect their TV with the laptop to watch laptop content in HDTV.

The ultrabook comes with 4GB DDR3L SDRAM but memory can’t be upgrade further. When it comes to storage, this ultrabook offers hybrid set up. The machine comes with 500GB hard drive coupled with 8GB of NAND Flash memory which improves the performance further as it reduces boot up time and frequently accessed data loads much faster. The laptop is based on Windows 8 operating system.

One exciting feature of U430 Touch 59399722 is that its 14” 10-finger multitouch display comes with a resolution of 1600×900 pixels which does not support Full HD but is better than 1366 X 768.

Lenovo U430 Touch 59399722 comes with 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, HDMI-out, 2-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC), combo jack and a LAN port. Network connectivity is supported by Wireless N, Bluetooth and Gigabit Ethernet.

Pros of Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch 59399722

Inexpensive ultrabook with premium features

Backlit keyboard

Hybrid hard drive

Cons of Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch 59399722

Only 4GB memory

Lenovo G510s 59406587 Touchscreen Laptop

Specifications of Lenovo G510s 59406587 include Intel Core i3-4000M CPU, 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM and a 500GB hard drive, which make this machine suitable for simple productivity tasks like typing documents, working with spreadsheets, creating slide show along with Web browsing and online video communication. It can also be used for audio and video file conversion, watching movies and light photo editing.  This laptop will be able to support casual gaming as well. Lenovo G510s-59406587 is a touch screen laptop and the configuration of this laptop is quite decent for the price you pay. The laptop is available for $500 at Staples. Model: 59406587 doesn’t have Bluetooth compatibility but it offers generous number of ports and connectivity features.  This laptop comes with thinner profile but weighs little heavy (around 5.9lbs).   It comes with inbuilt DVD drive. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of Lenovo G510s 15.6” touch screen laptop.

specification and performance of Lenovo G510s 59406587 

Intel Core i3-4000M processor is a dual core processor and is part of the Intel’s 4th generation CPU family. It comes with Intel HD 4600 graphics which is the only graphics option with this Lenovo G510s 59406587. The graphics will be able to handle latest low demanding games, like Dota 2, Starcraft II heart of the swarm, Tomb Raider and BioShock Infinite, in low-resolution and low-details.  Older games like World of Warcraft can be played on this machine. It supports Minecraft gameplay as well.  Lenovo G510S Touch Screen laptop with i3 processor can run high definition video seamlessly. However, the display of the laptop supports up to 720p high definition playback.  As the 15.6” screen of this laptop supports maximum 1366 X 768 pixels resolution, it cannot display 1080p contents.

Lenovo G510s 59406587 comes with 4GB DDR3 memory and it can’t be expanded further. It comes with 500GB hard drive which is pre-installed with Windows 8.1 OS.  At Costco, you will get Lenovo G510s Touch Screen laptop, with core i3 processor, at a price of $550 (Item #848772) but it comes with Bluetooth connectivity and offers 6GB memory and 1TB hard drive.

The 15.6” LED backlit display offers HD display and supports 10-point multi-touch feature. The display supports maximum resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels.

Lenovo G510s 59406587 contains USB ports on both sides of the chassis (two USB 3.0 on the left side and a USB 2.0 port on the right side), as well as a VGA port, a combination headphone/microphone port, an SD card slot, a full-sized HDMI port and a RJ 45.

It also comes with HD webcam and  802.11n Wi-Fi

The 4-cell, 2800mAh Li-Cylinder battery offers up to 5 hours of battery life

Pros of Lenovo G510s 59406587

Touch screen

Convenient size and decent spec

Cons of G510s 59406587

Only 4GB memory

Acer Aspire V51312680

Acer Aspire V51312680 is an inexpensive 11.6” laptop model intended for students and others who are looking for Windows 7 laptop, at around $350. It is powered by 1.6 GHz Intel Celeron 1017u and other specs of the machine include 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive space. Basically, the Acer V51312680 is a decent machine for web browsing, online video communication, social media, typing documents, listening to music, viewing photos and watching videos. Its 11.6” form factor and 3.26lbs weight make it highly portable device that you can carry along with yourself easily. Again, there is no denying the fact that Celeron 1017u is not a fast processor. Thus working with video editing, 3D designing, animation and playing latest games are ruled out. The main advantage of this laptop is its battery life. The 6 cell lithium ion 5000mAH battery offers up to 6.5 hours of backup. The drawback of V5-131-2680 is that it doesn’t come with a USB 3.0 port. However, there is an HDMI port which you can use to hook your laptop to a HDTV or monitor.  Like other small laptops, this machine also is devoid of a DVD drive. The alternate model numbers of this laptop is NX.M89AA.009.  The laptop is available at different online stores including Best Buy, Staples, Walmart and online stores like Amazon and Newegg. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of Acer Aspire V51312680:

Acer Aspire V51312680  Specification and Performance

Inside the laptop, there is an Intel Celeron dual core 1017u CPU, which is an ultra-low voltage processor that runs at 1.6GHz and has two cores. The processor doesn’t support Intel Hyperthreading or Turboboost technology.  Acer Aspire V51312680  is suitable for basic computing.  It is capable of converting audio and video files but not as fast as an Intel i3- or i5 processor can do.  Some low end games like Dota 2 can be played in low resolution and low details. The laptop comes with Intel HD graphics for ivy Bridge processor. From performance point of view, Acer V51312680 is better than Acer Aspire V5-122P-0869.

Acer V51312680 comes with matte display and supports maximum resolution of 1366 X 768. Thus, it is capable of streaming up to 720p high definition contents.  It comes with 500GB 5400rpm and 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, arranged in two slots. It supports maximum of 8GB of RAM.

Acer Aspire V51312680 comprises of 3 USB 2.0 ports on both sides of the chassis along with a VGA port, a combination headphone/microphone port, an SD card slot, a full-sized HDMI port and an Ethernet port. You will also get a HD webcam. Network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi and Bluetooth.

Pros of Acer Aspire V51312680

Long battery life

Sufficient ports

Bluetooth

Cons of Acer V5-131-2680

No USB 3.0 port

Asus X550CA-SI50304V

Powered by Intel core i5-3337U processor, Asus X550CA-SI50304V is not a high end laptop but, considering its features, it is a stylish laptop and good value for the money ($430-$450). If you are looking for a mobile computing solution to optimize your office tasks, like working with office suite, making presentation or if you want to use it for web browsing and video communications, Asus X550CA-SI50304V could be a good choice. You can expect good performance while watching movies, photo editing, audio/video encoding and casual gaming. The laptop comes with 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive which is a common feature among most of the budget laptops. Basically, it is a decent versatile laptop and suitable for the homes, offices and students. It weighs around 5.1lbs and can be carried around comfortably on a daily basis. Asus X550CA-SI50304V comes with a DVD drive as optical Drive. This is not a touch screen laptop and the 15.6” screen doesn’t support full high definition playback either. It offers only 2 USB ports- one USB 2.0 and another USB 3.0, which is a common feature with entire X550CA series of laptops. To know more about Asus X550CASI50304V laptop, read following brief review about its specifications and performance:

Asus X550CA-SI50304V specification and performance

Intel core i5-3337U is a third generation Intel processor with two cores and it operates with 1.8GHz frequency. The clock speed of the processor can rise up to 2.7GHz, if system demands. Though it is a third generation processor yet its performance is comparable with fourth generation i5-4200U processor. Both are ULV processors, thus, are energy efficient and run cool. Asus X550CA-SI50304V comes with Intel HD 4000 graphics which is part of Intel core i5-3337U processor and is the only graphics option available with the laptop. It could be disappointing to some as you can’t upgrade graphics here.  Games like Dota 2, Starcraft II Heart of the Swarm, Dead space 3, MW3, MW2, CS: Source, Tribes: Ascend, Team Fortress 2, and Bioshock Infinitie will run in low to medium resolution and preset.  High end games like BF4 would barely be playable in this machine. It is worth making a note that it is not a gaming laptop.

Asus X550CA SI50304V comes with 4 GB DDR3L memory which can be upgradable up to 6GB. However, 4GB is enough for basic multi-tasking. The 500GB hard drive operates with 5400rpm speed and comes preloaded with Windows 8 operating system.

The 15.6” LED backlit display offers only 1366 by 768 pixel resolutions.

Other features of Asus X550CA-SI50304V include HDMI, two USB ports (one of them is USB 3.0), combo headphone and microphone jack, VGA, an SD card reader,  a webcam, RJ45 and DVD burner. Network connectivity is supported by 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi and Fast Ethernet

Pros of Asus X550CA-SI50304V

Inexpensive laptop with decent processor

Cons of Asus X550CA-SI50304V

Only 2 USB ports

HP ENVY 17-j184nr Notebook PC

HP ENVY 17-j184nr Notebook PC is a treat for gamers who are on budget. This 17.3” laptop comprises of features, components and capabilities that can induce drooling. Equipped with quad core i7-4702MQ processor and supported by NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, the laptop not only allows playing all the latest games, you can also perform high end jobs like photo and video editing, music creation, animation, working with AutoCAD and other similar software. The display of HP 17-j184nr notebook supports full high definition playback. The machine offers 8GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. The hard drive comes with 24GB SSD cache which boosts the performance further. It comes with backlit keyboard and offers all the necessary ports and connectivity features.  With all these features, the laptop is currently listed just under $1000 at HP’s own shopping website. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of HP ENVY 17-j184nr notebook.

Envy 17-j184nr specification and performance

Inside HP ENVY 17-j184nr there are some of the best components available for gaming and other multimedia tasks – a fourth-generation Intel Core i7-4702MQ processor which is quad-core and Hyper-Threading enabled. The processor operates with standard speed of 2.2GHz and a maximum Turbo Boost of 3.2GHz. Though it is not the fastest processor still its offers lots of performance to execute most of the computing tasks.  It is paired with NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M which comes with 2GB dedicated video memory. The laptop supports all the latest games which include Battlefield 4, Batman: Arkham Origins, Total War: Rome II etc. It is recommended to update NVIDIA and other drivers before using it for gaming and other productivity tasks.

HP ENVY 17-j184nr comes with 8GB DDR3L SDRAM and supports maximum of 16GB memory. The hard drive comes preloaded with windows 8.1 operating system and a bunch of other softwares.  The 17.3″ diagonal FHD anti-glare LED-backlit display offers maximum 1920 X 1080p resolution. Audio is supported by Beats Audio with 4 speakers and 2 subwoofers.

Ports and connectivity features include 4 USB 3.0 (1 HP USB Boost), 1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45 and 1 headphone/microphone combo. VGA port is not available with this laptop. The optical drive supports both Blu-Ray and DVD. There is a HD webcam as well. Network connectivity feature is supported by Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth and Wireless N

The 6 cell 62whr lithium ion battery offers up to 4 hrs 30min of backup

Pros of HP ENVY 17-j184nr Notebook PC 

Full HD resolution

Hard drive with SSD cache

4 USB 3.0 ports

Light in weight; only 6.15 pounds ( considering 17.3” form factor)

Cons of HP ENVY 17-j184nr Notebook PC 

No as such cons considering the price

HP Natural Silver 17.3″ Envy 17-j157cl Leap Motion SE Laptop

Computer manufacturers will always be trying to get consumer attention by introducing cutting-edge technologies into their products and HP Natural Silver 17.3″ Envy 17-j157cl Leap Motion SE is a brilliant example of it. Not only does it come with powerful specs, it is Leap Motion feature enabled as well. Integrated Leap motion feature makes this HP 17.3” laptop more compelling than other laptops available in the market. As this laptop is a part of venerated Envy family, it is obvious that this special edition laptop notebook will be packed with premium features. True to its lineage, it comes with backlit keyboard, Beats audio with quad speaker and two subwoofer.  HP Envy 17-j157cl is powered by Intel core i7-4702MQ processor and comes preinstalled with 12GB memory and 1TB hard drive.  It is a successor to HP ENVY 17-j057cl. Only drawbacks with this laptop are that it doesn’t come with dedicated graphics card and doesn’t support full high definition playback. The laptop is currently on sale at Wal-Mart at around $1000.Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of Envy 17-j157cl Leap Motion SE.

HP Natural Silver 17.3″ Envy 17-j157cl Leap Motion SE Laptop  Performance and Specification

HP ENVY 17-j157cl is integrated with 4th generation Intel core i7-4702MQ processor which is a quad core processor. The processor operates with basic frequency of 2.2GHz and the frequency can boost up to 3.2 GHz. As the processor is hyperthreading enabled,  it can process 8 threads at a time. The processor is coupled with Intel HD 4600 Graphics. Though the laptop will not support extreme gaming or other high end tasks, still it will be able to do little bits of everything. Buyer can use ENVY 17-j157cl for photo editing, personal video editing, converting files, 2D designing or small 3D designing. You can play games like Borderlands 2,  Batman: Arkham Origins, COD Ghosts , Total War Rome II in low to medium resolution and details. However, Fifa 14, Dead space 3 can be played in high resolutions. As this laptop is leap motion enabled, you can play games, draw, and even perform some tasks without ever touching the mouse.

HP Natural Silver 17.3″ Envy 17-j157cl is installed with 12GB base memory which can be scaled up to 16GB. The laptop comes with a 1TB 5400RPM hard drive which is preloaded with Windows 8.1 and other softwares ( including HP proprietary software). SSD is not available with this laptop.

17.3” display supports maximum of 1600 X 900 pixels resolution, thus, user can view up to 900p high definition content. It comes with in-built DVD burner but Blu-Ray drive is not available.

HP 17-j157cl envy leap motion laptop comes with an array of ports and connectivity features which include 4 USB 3.0 ports, 1 HDMI port, 1 x headphone/microphone jack and 1 RJ-45 Ethernet port. It has a finger print reader as well as a high definition webcam. Network connectivity is supported by Wireless-N  Bluetooth and Gigabit Ethernet. It is also WiFi enabled which allows you to stream laptop contents wirelessly to HDTV or monitor.

Pros of HP Natural Silver 17.3″ Envy 17-j157cl

Leap motion feature

Powerful processor

Plenty of memory and Storage

Cons of HP Natural Silver 17.3″ Envy 17-j157cl

No dedicated graphics

Asus X550CA-SPD0304U Touch Screen Laptop

Asus X550CA-SPD0304U is an inexpensive touchscreen laptop which delivers decent performance for everyday computing tasks. With 15.6” screen size and 5.1 lbs weight, it is not too big or heavy to lug around on a day to day basis.  It comes with third generation Intel Pentium 2117U processor which is an Ultra-low voltage processor. You can expect your laptop to remain cool while performing general computing. Additionally, the touchscreen offers versatility to the unit and brings out all the functionalities of Windows 8.1 OS. This laptop could be a good choice for home users and students alike.  The laptop is quite inexpensive and is available at a price of $420 ( current price $380 approx). Other features of Asus X550CA-SPD0304U are pretty standard. It comes with 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive which is most common among budget laptops and notebooks. Asus X550CA-SPD0304U comes with only two USB ports, one of them being USB 3.0. However, there is an integrated DVD burner attached to the unit. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of Asus X550CASPD0304U:

Asus X550CA-SPD0304U specification and performance

A dual-core Pentium 2117U processor, with a clock speed of 1.8 GHz, provides Asus X550CA-SPD0304U its processing power. The processor includes Intel HD graphics (Ivy Bridge) and it is the only graphics option. It is not suitable for high end computing but is a very good laptop if you want a simple machine for typing documents, emailing, video chatting, social networking and browsing the Web. It is decent for video streaming and even for playing a few games from the Windows Store. PC games like Dota 2, Dirt Showdown etc are playable in low resolution and settings. Users, however, shouldn’t expect decent frame rates while playing these games. This is not a gaming laptop and latest high end PC games will barely run on this machine.

As told earlier, X550CA-SPD0304U offers only 4GB RAM which is enough for basic multitasking and the memory can be expandable up to 6GB. The laptop comes with 500GB hard drive which operates with 5400 rpm. SSD cache is not available with hard drive. Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit operating system is preinstalled on the hard drive.

15.6″ high-definition touch-screen display offers maximum1366 by 768 pixels resolution and supports up to 720p high definition video playback. The display is not suitable to playback full HD or 1080p contents.

Edges of the laptop are arranged with built-in DVD burner, three USB ports (one of which is USB 3.0), HDMI, VGA, RJ 45, combo audio jack and an SD card reader. X550CASPD0304U comes with HD webcam as well. The laptop offers Gigabit Ethernet and Wireless-N for network connectivity.

4 cell 37whr lithium ion battery offers 2-4 hours of battery life, depending upon usage

Pros of Asus X550CA-SPD0304U

Inexpensive touch screen laptop for everyday computing

Cons of X550CA-SPD0304U

Only 2 USB ports

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 17-e160US Anodized Silver laptop

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 17-e160US Anodized Silver laptop is powerful enough to replace a desktop for most of your computing jobs.  Equipped with 4th generation core i5-4200M processor, it is not only able to increase day to day productivity but can also run many CPU intensive tasks like photo/video editing and moderate PC gaming. Even though 17.3” display is not as popular as 15.6”, it is perfect for those who are looking for a large machine that can be used for hours at a stretch for both, productivity and entertainment, purposes. HP 17-E160US comes with 6GB memory and 750GB hard drive. Though the original price of this laptop is over a grand, it is currently available at Walmart and Amazon with a price tag of $730. It is available at Best Buy, Staples, Sears as well. The touch screen of HP Pavilion 17-E160US doesn’t offer Full HD but its keyboard houses a dedicated number pad. There are sufficient ports and connectivity features available with this laptop. The main drawback of the laptop is that it is too heavy and weighs around 7.74lbs. Thus, it is difficult to carry it along very often. Here is a brief review about HP Pavilion Touchsmart 17-e160US

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 17-e160US  specification and performance

Inside the laptop, you will get a fourth-generation Intel Core i5-4200M CPU, which is a mobile CPU with two cores, with Hyper-Threading enabled that runs at 2.5GHz. Due to Turbo Boost technology, the clockspeed can rise up to 3.1GHz. The processor is paired with Intel HD 4600 graphics which shares system RAM. As mentioned earlier, along with regular computing, it offers enough performance for media encoding/decoding/editing, working with 2D designing and playing PC games. All the games are not playable in high resolution tough. You can play COD Ghosts and Black ops II, Borderlands 2, Dishonored  in low details and resolution. HP 17-E160US supports Minecraft game play as well. You can run games from Windows app store on this laptop.

HP Anodized Silver 17.3″ Pavilion TouchSmart 17-e160us Laptop is installed with 6GB  DDR3L SDRAM and can support a maximum of 8GB memory.  There is only 750GB hard drive available with this laptop which is preloaded with Windows 8.1 operating system.

The 17.3” LED backlit high definition display supports 1600 X 900 pixels resolution which supports up to 900p HD playback.

You will get a built-in DVD burner, two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 ports, an SD card slot, combo audio jack, HDMI, VGA, and RJ 45. Left corners of the chassis contain vents for cooling the system, Other features of HP TouchSmart 17-e160us include a webcam and Wireless-N. Bluetooth is not available.

Pros of HP Pavilion TouchSmart 17-e160US

Inexpensive touchscreen laptop with decent performance

2 USB 3.0 ports

Cons of HP Pavilion TouchSmart 17-e160US

Bulky

No bluetooth

HP Pavilion 17-e113dx

HP Pavilion 17-e113dx is a 17.3” inexpensive home entertainment laptop which not only performs day to day computing but also supports little bit of CPU and GPU intensive tasks like gaming, editing media and converting file formats. It can stream high definition video seamlessly.  HP 17-e113dx can be bought at an affordable price of $430 from Best Buy. The laptop comes with Quad core A8-4500M Accelerated Processor which is not as fast as core i7 Quad core processor but still offers decent speed for office suite and multimedia tasks. HP 17 e113dx offers ample storage space. However, it comes with standard 4GB RAM and 2 USB 3.0 ports.  The 17.3” form factor and 6 pounds weight make it difficult to carry it along on day to day basis but if you are looking for a desktop replacement laptop for home or office, it could be a good choice. This is not a touch screen laptop.  Read further to know what can you expect from the Anodized Silver HP Pavilion 17-e113dx.

HP Pavilion 17-e113dx Specification and Performance

Inside the laptop, there is 1.9 GHz AMD A8-4500M APU which has four cores. The frequency of one or two cores can further rise up to 2.8 GHz, if system demands. HP Pavilion 17-e113dx is great for multitasking, office applications and for audio/video encoding tasks. It can even run latest games as well, if you are ready to play at low resolution and do not mind to sacrifice fancy extras. However, low end games like Fifa 14, Dota 2 can be played with decent frame rates. The integrated DirectX 11-compatible Radeon HD 7640G graphics can compete with any entry level dedicated graphics. The APU can stream high definition videos. Up to 900p HD contents can be displayed on the laptop screen. To watch full high definition contents, you need to connect your laptop with compatible HDTV or monitor via HDMI port.

The laptop comes with 4GB DDR3L SDRAM and the memory can be further expanded up to 8GB. The storage includes 750GB hard drive plus 25GB cloud storage. The hard drive operates with 5400 rpm speed and comes preloaded with Windows 8.1 OS.

The 17.3” LED backlit HD display offers maximum of 1600 X 900 pixels resolution which is standard for budget 17.3” laptops.

It comes with a built-in DVD burner,  three USB ports (two of which are USB 3.0), HDMI, combo audio jack, VGA, RJ 45and an SD card slot. Network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi. This laptop is not Bluetooth enabled.

Pros of HP Pavilion 17-e113dx

It is a decent performer

Good amount of features for the price

Cons of HP Pavilion 17-e113dx

Not a touch screen laptop