HP 2000-2D39WM is not a light weight laptop but it doesn’t let down its buyers. The performance of Intel Pentium 2020M, which powers the laptop, is fine for regular computing and 500GB hard drive offers plenty of storage space. HP 2000-2D39WM comes with 4GB memory which can be expandable up to 8GB. The lowest price of the machine is $368 (at Walmart on deal). Even at around $400 it is potentially a good buy. This is not a touch screen laptop and it is ideal for those who want to increase their regular computing productivity, download movies and audio files and do occasional photo editing. Even small business users can consider it for their computing needs. The laptop is integrated with DVD burner as optical drive. The flip side of the laptop is that it doesn’t come with a USB 3.0 port. In fact, almost all HP 2000 series of laptops don’t offer USB 3.0 ports. Here is a brief review about the laptop computer.
HP 2000-2D39WM specification and performance
HP 2000-2D39WM is powered by Intel Pentium 2020M dual core processor. Each core operates with 2.4 GHz frequency. As it is a Pentium processor, hyperthreading feature is not enabled. Thus, each core will be able to handle single thread at a time. However, single threaded applications will show better performance as the cores have high frequency. It comes with integrated HD graphics which operates with 650Mz and auto overclock up to 1.1 GHz if system demands. The graphics controller comes along with the processor. Modern low end games are playable on Intel Pentium 2020M. You can play games like Tomb raider, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Dead Space 3, Call of Duty modern warfare 3, StarCraft 2 etc. in low to medium details and setting. But high end games like Battlefield 4 Call of Duty Ghosts would struggle to run even in low details and setting. Users can watch HD movies without any glitch. However, the display panel of the laptop supports playback up to 720p only. There is an HDMI port, through which users can connect their laptop to a FHD compatible monitor or TV to watch 1080p contents.
HP 2000-2D39WM comes with standard 500 GB hard drive which operates with 5400 rpm speed. Windows 8 OS is preloaded on the HDD. 4GB memory offers and supports multitasking features.
The 15.6” display offers native resolution of 1366 by 768 which supports 720p content playback.
Ports included with the laptop are 3 USB 2.0 ports, one headphone-out, one microphone-in, one RJ-45 Ethernet port, one VGA port and one HDMI port. Encased in a black glossy cover, HP 2000-2D39WM comes with DVD burner and HD webcam as well.
Network connectivity is supported by 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi and Fast Ethernet. No Bluetooth support is available with this laptop.
The 6 cell lithium ion battery offers up to 3 hours 45 minutes of battery life.
Pros of HP 2000-2D39WM
Inexpensive laptop for regular computing
500 GB hard drive
Cons of HP 2000-2D39WM
No USB 3.0 port
No touch screen