HP 2000-2c20NR

Like other HP 2000 series of laptops, the 2c20NR laptop falls in the budget laptop segment.  2.4 GHz Intel Pentium 2020M processor and integrated Intel HD graphics not only accomplish day to day tasks but can run some 3D games in low resolution and low settings. HP 2000-2C20NR is a better choice for student as well. However, it doesn’t support 3D modeling or similar applications.  So, if you want to run Autodesk applications, you need a laptop with higher specifications.  This is not a slim laptop. It weighs around 5.39 lbs but one can carry it out easily. Though the laptop doesn’t offer USB 3.0 port yet it comes with integrated DVD burner. The machine is available around $400 in different stores. Here is a brief review about this machine-

HP 2000-2c20NR specification and performance

HP Black 15.6” 2000-2C20NR comes with dual core 2.4 GHz Intel Pentium processor.  This 3rd generation Intel Pentium 2020M processor is built with ivy bridge architecture. It has 2MB of L3 cache memory. If you compare Pentium 2020M processor with Pentium 2127U processor, you will find that former operates with higher clock speed. Intel Pentium 2127U operates with 1.9GHz frequency. Also, the HD graphics integrated with Pentium 2020M works with higher base frequency. Thus Intel Pentium 2020M is much faster than 2127U.  However, 2127U has low TDP rating of 17 watt whereas TDP rating of Pentium 2020M is 35 watt. Thus, Pentium 2127U is more energy efficient.

With 4GB memory, users can run low end games in the system. HP 2000-2c20NR allows you to upgrade memory and supports up to 8GB memory. Streaming videos do not pose any issue with the machine. User can play Anno 2070, Grid 2 in low to medium details and settings. The machine is not proper for demanding games. If you run Battlefield 3 in low resolution, you will get 15-20fps frap or 18-40 without fraps. Need for speed 2012 will hardly run on this machine.

500GB, 5400 rpm hard drive in the laptop is preinstalled with 64bit Windows 8 operating system. Like other HP laptops, this also comes with number of preinstalled softwares and apps.

The 15.6” backlit LED display offers screen resolution up to 1366X768 megapixel resolution

HP 2000-2C20NR ports and connectivity features are pretty typical for under $400 laptop. USB 3.0 ports are missing in this machine.  Other features of the laptop are listed below

Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader for Secure Digital cards & Multimedia cards

3 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0

1 HDMI

1 VGA (15-pin)

1 RJ-45 (LAN)

1 Headphone-out

1 Microphone-in

Network connectivity features include Fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi

HP 2000 comes with more customary keyboard with flat keys. HP has incorporated better ones in their higher series.

6-cell 47WHr lithium-ion battery pack offers up to 3.7 hours of battery life, on single charge

Pros of HP 2000-2C20NR

Affordable

Cons of HP-2000-2C20NR

No Bluetooth

No USB 3.0

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