HP 2000-2d29wm

HP 2000-2d29wm is a budget laptop which is intended for everyday use. Choosing the right budget laptop can be even more bewildering than ever as this segment is full of laptops with similar specs, with different model number. HP 2000-2d29wm is powered by E2-1800 APU which is an entry level accelerated processor and offer performance for browsing web, emailing, social networking, Skype, processing documents and spreadsheets etc.  Other features of the laptop include 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive which is common in 15.6” laptops. HP 2000-2d29wm is priced at $348. Though the price may be not seem to be outright steal yet, adding extra $30, can make it look attractive as the bundle will then comprise of a printer, 1 case and USB flash drive. HP 2000-2d29wm is integrated with DVD burner as optical drive but it lacks USB 3.0 port.  The laptop is perfect for those who are looking for mid-size mobile computing solution and have no desire of running games or other CPU and GPU intensive tasks on it. Here is a brief review of specifications and performance of the machine:

HP 2000-2d29wm specification and performance

As told earlier, HP 2000-2d29wm is equipped with AMD E2-1800 dual core processor which operates with 1.7GHz clock speed and comes with 1MB of cache.  The accelerated processor or APU comes with integrated Radeon HD 7340 graphics engine. Even though the graphics is DirectX 11 capable, it doesn’t support high end gaming and other GPU intensive tasks. Some low end and older games would run in this machine though. Games like Dead space 3, Dead pool, Starcraft II, Fifa 11 etc are playable in low details and setting.  This is not a gaming laptop in the first place.

HP 2000-2d29wm comes with 4GB memory and supports a maximum of 8GB memory. The 500GB hard drive comes preinstalled with Windows 8 and other software like Norton Internet Security 60-day subscription.

Like other HP 2000 series of laptops, this device comes with 15.6” LED Backlit HD display that comprises of 1366 X 768 pixel resolution and supports 720 high definition playback.

Ports and connectivity features include 3 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA , 1 RJ-45 (LAN), 1 Headphone-out and 1 Microphone-in. There is a media card reader that supports Secure Digital cards. HP 2000 2d29wm comes with HD webcam as well.

The network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet LAN and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi.  No Bluetooth support is available with this laptop

HP 2000-2d29wm comes with 6-cell 47WHr lithium-ion battery pack that would provide 2-5 hours of battery life, depending upon usage

Pros of HP 2000-2d29wm

Inexpensive laptop

Comes with DVD burner

Cons of HP 2000 2d29wm

No USB 3.0

Not a touch screen

HP 2000-2d29wm is a successor to 2000-2c29wm and, as far as specs are concerned, there are no differences. Thus, performances of both the models are likely to be same.

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