HP 15-g029wm Black Licorice 15.6″ Laptop

HP 15-g029wm is a budget laptop designed for home users and student community.  The budget laptop segment has always been sensitive to price and, therefore, very competitive. If you are looking for a laptop that allows you to browse web, helps in accomplishing standard office or school work, supports online social networking, sharing photos and videos, then HP  Black Licorice 15.6″ 15-g029wm could be a good choice. For a price of $299 ( approx.) you won’t get a machine with ‘wow’ hardware configuration but HP 15-g029wm still offers impressive features. It houses 1.5GHz, AMD A4-5000 quad core accelerated processor, comes integrated with 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive. This laptop contains an optical drive and has USB 3.0 port. The keyboard is full-sized and comes with numeric keypad. However, it is not a touch screen laptop. Here is a brief review about HP 15 g029wm.

 HP  Black Licorice 15.6″ 15-g029wm specification and expected performance

AMD A4-5000 is a quad core accelerated processor, with each core operating with 1.5GHz frequency. There is 2MB of level 2 cache memory associate with the APU. It can fulfil home computing needs like processing documents, watching videos, emailing and web browsing with multiple tabs. It is appropriate for office work as well. HP 15-g029wm comes with Radeon HD 8330 graphics which is an integrated graphics and part of AMD A4-5000 APU. Though it is DirectX 11.1 capable still it can hardly manage to run high end games. But low end games like Dota 2, Fifa 1, Counter Strike Global offensive can be played in low details and setting. The laptop can stream high definition videos smoothly. However, the laptop display supports standard resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels only. Thus, full high definition video playback is not possible on the screen. But the laptop provides HDMI port and user can watch laptop contents in full high definition mode on a compatible big screen TV or monitor.

HP 15-g029wm comes with 500GB hard drive which operates with 5400rpm. You can’t expect a speedy drive or  SSD cache+HDD setup at this price. It can accommodate up to 4GB RAM. The memory is of 4GB DDR3L SDRAM.

The 15.6” laptop features HD BrightView LED-backlit display with maximum resolution up to 1366×768 pixels.

Ports and connectivity features include Multi-format digital media card reader for Secure Digital cards, 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45 port. Network connectivity is supported by both – wired and wireless network connectivity.

Basically HP 15- g029wm is one step advanced version of HP 15-g019wm.  However, the former model is faster than the latter. Like g019wm, HP 15- g029wm weighs around 4.83 lbs, which is relatively low inspite of the fact that it is equipped with a DVD drive.

3-cell 31WHr 2.8Ah lithium-ion polymer battery offers up to 6 hrs of battery life on single recharge.

 

Pros of HP 15-g029wm

Inexpensive quad core laptop

DVD drive

Cons of HP 15-g029wm

Not touch screen enabled

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