HP 15-d035dx is integrated with Intel Pentium N3520M quad core processor which is based on latest Bay Trail platform. Bay Trail processors have really helped computer manufacturers in making low-cost laptops and tablets without taxing the performance and battery life. HP 15-d035dx is basically designed for everyday use, like working with office suite, Web browsing, viewing photos, encoding and decoding media and watching videos. This could be a good choice for students and small offices. The laptop comes with 4GB RAM and 750GB hard drive. But, due to limitation in base memory, it will struggle to perform with power hungry applications like large video editing, 3D rendering and while running high end games like Battlefield 4, Need for Speed Rivals. If could be a deal-breaker if that is your primary concern. HP 15 d035dx weighs less than 5lbs and is 1.11” thick. Unlike HP 2000 series, it offers USB 3.0 port. It also comes with a DVD drive. Currently it is available at Best Buy at a price tag of $330 as a package, which includes Internet Security Software, Sleeve, Mouse & Flash Drive. The laptop is also available at Amazon- approx price $350 Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of HP 15-d035dx:
HP 15-d035dx specification and performance
HP 15-d035dx is powered by Intel Pentium N3520 processor which has four cores. The basic clock speed of this processor is 2.16 GHz and processor frequency can rise up to 2.42 Ghz. Low TDP rating makes it energy efficient. Compared to AMD A4-5000 processor, Pentium N3520 is faster. The laptop comes with Intel HD graphic which operates with 854MHz (dynamically). Graphics is DirectX 11 compatible. HP 15 d035dx delivers enough power to handle day to day computing. Jobs like office work, playing videos or browsing internet can be performed smoothly with this laptop. Users who want to work with professional software, like CAD applications, should consider high end models with larger memory.
It comes with 4GB DDR3L SDRAM and the memory cannot be expanded further. 750GB hard drive offers ample storage opportunity. Hard drive comes preinstalled with Windows 8.1 Operating system and some other software like 30-day Trial of McAfee LiveSafe
15.6” HD BrightView LED-backlit display supports maximum 1366 by 768 pixel resolution which can display 720p high definition video playback only.
HP 15-d035dx offers standard ports and connectivity features- media card reader for Secure Digital cards, USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA, 1 RJ-45 (LAN) and 1 Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack. The laptop offers both wired and wireless network connectivity features. Wired connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet and Wireless is supported by 802.11 b/g/n. Bluetooth connectivity is not available. 3-cell lithium-ion polymer is expected to offer up to 6 hours of power backup, once fully charged.
Pros of HP 15-d035dx
Inexpensive laptop for everyday use
Cons of 15-d035dx
Not touch screen enabled