HP 2000-2D09WM is a new laptop which is equipped with AMD E-300 dual core processor. The laptop supports only basic computing tasks like processing documents, browsing internet etc. It can’t handle high end tasks like photo/video editing, working with animation and web development etc. The processor operates with low frequency of 1.3 GHz. In fact, these kinds of laptops or notebooks are designed to provide long battery life and not to run high end programs. Watching video won’t be an issue with this laptop but too much multitasking will create performance bottleneck. It offers 4 GB RAM, which is just enough to support multitasking. The hard drive capacity is 500 GB and that is the only difference between HP 2000-2d09wm and HP 2000-2D49WM. The latter comes with 320GB hard drive. However, HP 2D09WM will be available at a lesser price ( $178 approx) during BlackFriday sales at Walmart.The current price of this laptop is $318. HP 2000-2D09WM is a mainstream laptop and comes with DVD burner as optical drive. It also contains a VGA port which is missing in HP sleekbook. If you can spend few more bucks, then 2D39WM will be a good option. Here is a brief review about the machine-
HP 2000-2d09wm Specification and Performance
AMD E-300 Accelerated Processor is a dual core processor, with each core clocked at 1.3 GHz frequency. It comprises of 1 MB of L2 cache and doesn’t support AMD’s Turbo core Technology. Thus, there is no option of auto-overclocking of processor. However, HP 2000-2D09WM can handle all day to day computing jobs without any glitch. As told earlier, 4GB memory will not help to enhance multitasking due to low processor speed but it allows basic multitasking only. For instance, you would be able to browse internet with few tabs open and type documents at the same time. However, low TDP rating makes the processor energy efficient.
The laptop offers integrated AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics that comes with APU chip. Even though the manufacturer has termed it Discrete-Class graphics, it shares system memory and is the only graphics option available with HP 2000-2D09WM. Low end and older games like StarCraft 2, Sims 3, world in conflict, left 4 dead and COD modern warfare 2 are playable in low details and settings on this laptop. Users will be able play Minecraft as well, but not efficiently. Using Optifine will give you better result. You can’t expect much from HP 2000-2D09WM as it comes with a weak accelerated processor. If you are on a tight budget and looking for a gaming laptop which can offer high end performance ( like casual photo editing or 2D designing, Editing videos with Blender and installing iTunes), then you can consider 2.4 GHz Intel Pentium 2020M processor and an entry level 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 740m integrated laptop.
HP 2000-2D09WM is integrated with 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM which can be expanded up to 8 GB. The laptop offers 500GB, 5400 rpm hard drive with Windows 8 Operating System, along with other programs like Skype, HP games and other apps.
The 15.6” LED Backlit HD display offers 1366 X 768 pixel resolution which supports 720p playback.
Port and connectivity features of HP 2000-2d09wm are as following
Multi-format digital media card reader for Secure Digital cards, 3 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA (15-pin), 1 RJ-45 (LAN), 1 Headphone-out, 1 Microphone-in
USB 3.0 port is missing in the config. Network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n. No Bluetooth support is available.
Users can expect up to 5 hours of battery life from a 6-cell 47WHr 2.2 Ah lithium-ion battery pack that is integrated with HP 2000 2D09WM.
Pros of 2000-2D09WM
Inexpensive laptop from HP
500 GB hard drive
VGA and HDMI port
Cons of 2000-2D09WM
No USB 3.0
No Bluetooth support