There’s plenty to talk and like about the new HP M3-u003dx 13.3″ Touch-Screen Laptop but it comes with few shortcomings as well. Let’s start with positive aspects of the laptop. For around $700, you are getting a machine with i5-6200u processor, 8GB RAM and 128GB Solid state drive. It also offers premium features like Full HD IPS touchscreen display and backlit keyboard. Main drawback of this laptop is that it comes with very less storage space. Intel core i5-6200u is a 6th generation/skylake dual core processor from Intel. It is an Ultra-low voltage processor which is not designed for processor demanding applications like 3Ds Max, Solidwork and Revit etc. With a solid configuration, it can accomplish day-to-day computing tasks in a breeze. HP M3-u003dx also supports photo and video editing along with some video transcoding. You can do small 3D modelling/rendering as well. As far as gaming is concerned, you can play games like GTA V, Fallout 4 and The witcher 3 in low resolution and settings. This 2-in-1 laptop is not workstation grade or dedicated gaming laptop. However, within the same price range, you can consider Dell Inspiron 13 i7359-8408SLV Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC which comes with more powerful i7-6500u processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB Solid State Drive. Intel core i7-6500u processor is a dual core processor but operates at higher clock speed compared to Intel core i5-6200u. In comparison with i5-6200u, Intel core i7-6500u has higher cache memory as well. Here is a brief review of specifications and performance of HP M3-u003dx.
Intel core i5-6200u processor operates with 2.3 GHz of base frequency and, with the help of Turboboost technology, the processor speed can rise up to 2.8GHz. Again, Intel core i7-6500u operates with base frequency of 2.5 GHz while the Turbo frequency of this processor is 3.1GHz. Furthermore, i7-6500 has 4MB of cache while i5-6200u has 3MB cache. Cache memory helps in reducing the latency. Thus, Dell Inspiron 13 i7359-8408SLV will offer better performance over HP M3-u003dx.
Both the laptops come with Intergrated Intel HD 520 graphics and support DirectX 12. The multitouch display of the HP – Pavilion x360 M3-u003dx supports max resolution of 1920 X 1080p. It comes with HDMI 1.4 which also supports up to 1920 X 1080p.
HP M3-u003dx is installed with 8GB DDR4-1866 SDRAM. There is only one memory slot and memory can’t be expandable further. It comes with 128 GB SSD (M.2), preinstalled with Windows 10 home 64 bit operating system. If you think 128GB is less storage for you, you can consider Dell i7359-8408SLV which offers 256 GB SSD.
HP – Pavilion x360 M3-u003dx doesn’t come with optical drive. Generally, 2-in-1 laptops lack this feature. Ports and connectivity features include 2 USB 3.0; 1 USB 2.0; 1 HDMI; 1 RJ-45 and 1 headphone/microphone combo. It also comes with multi-format SD card reader. The Dell Inspiron 13 i7359-8408SLV comes with 3 USB 3.0 (1 PowerShare), HDMI and Headphone output/Microphone input combo. This Dell laptop also includes a stylus with integrated holder and backlit keyboard. Both the laptops come with Wireless ac and Bluetooth 4.
HP m3-u003 dx comes with 3-cell, 41 Wh Li-ion battery which offers up to 6 hours of power backup, depending upon usage.
HP M3-u003dx comes with nice features but 128GB SSD storage may disappoint some of the potential buyers. Within same price range and as an alternative, you can consider Dell Inspiron Signature Edition 2 in 1 laptop which comes with 256GB SSD and offers better performance as it is powered by Intel core i7-6500u 6th generation core processor. Compared to Intel core i5-6200u, it operates with higher speed.