It’s nice to see that AMD A6-5200 APU is still ruling and HP has put it to their HP 2000-2d70dx, a low-cost laptop which is not a touch screen laptop and is available at just under $330. The laptop is fast enough for everyday computing job and light gaming as the accelerated processor has four cores and each core operates with 2 GHz. HP 2000-2d70dx belongs to HP’s 2000 series and has almost complete configuration that makes it useful as a computer for home or school work as well as for office. Aesthetically, it is not a stylish laptop like contemporary ultra-thin laptops but still offers impressive features like 750GB hard drive, built-in DVD burner, as well as three USB ports. However, none of them is USB 3.0. Weighing around 5.39 lb, it’s not too heavy to carry around on a regular basis. Besides this, 15.6” proves to be more comfortable than other sizes. Here is a brief review about specification of HP 2000 2d70dx.
HP 2000-2d70dx specification and performance
A Quad Core A6-5200 accelerated processor with a frequency of 2.0 GHz gives processing power to HP 2000-2d70dx and it gets graphics processing power from Radeon HD 8400 graphics. As far as recent laptop configurations go, it is not very special, still it’s decent enough if you just want a simple machine for typing documents, emailing and web browsing. It is fine for high definition video streaming, personal photo editing and it also supports few latest games like Fifa 14, Dota 2, Simcity, Tomb Raider, counter strike global offensive etc. Older game like, World of Warcraft is also playable in this laptop. User will not get as much power as an Intel Core i7 based laptop when it comes to running power hungry applications.
HP 2000-2d70dx comes with 4 GB DDR3 memory, which can be expandable up to 8GB, and it 750GB 5400RPM hard drive which offers enough storage solution. Hard drive comes preloaded with Windows 8.1 64 bit operating system and some extra software like HP games, Amazon Kindle for PC e-reader, HP Connected Photo and 30-day Trial of McAfee.
The 15.6” LED backlit non-touch display offers max resolution of 1366 X 768p. HP 2000 2d70dx comes with a built-in DVD burner, three USB ports, HDMI output, VGA output, RJ45, combo port, and a media card reader slot. Network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi.
The laptop comes with low capacity 3-cell 23WHr 2.2 Ah lithium-ion battery which offers up to 3.5 hours of battery life.
Pros of HP 2000-2d70dx
Inexpensive laptop for daily use
750GB hard drive
Cons of HP 2000-2d70dx
No USB 3.0 port
Low battery life