HP D1G61UA#ABA Review-14″ Sleekbook Touch Screen Laptop

HP D1G61UA#ABA or 14-b124us is a Touch Screen Sleekbook laptop which is powered by Intel core i3-3227u processor. These days, people are looking for touch screen laptops. Again, Windows 8 goes well with touch screen devices. Though most touch screen laptops cost a lot yet this 14” HP Pavilion D1G61UA#ABA is an affordable laptop with its $449 price tag. It is not dirt cheap but not a costlier one either. Also, 6 GB memory is an added advantage. The 14-b124us Sleekbook  is suited for homes, home offices and for students. It can perform all basic jobs like typing, browsing web and streaming video. Aside from this, it can deliver performance for light photo editing ( adobe Photoshop CS6) , encoding and decoding, creating presentation etc. When it comes to gaming, user can play low end games.

HP D1G61UA#ABA specification or performance

Model D1G61UA#ABA  Sleekbook weighs around 3.96 pounds  (according to manufacturer data sheet) and comes encased in black glossy polycarbonate chassis. Under the hood, there is Intel core i3-3227u  dual core processor. The processor operates with 1.9 GHz and has Hyperthreading feature enabled, which means each core appear as two virtual cores alike to the OS and the software running on it. For the instance, multithreaded programs like Adobe CS6, video encoding and file compression will get benefitted from this feature. Being an Ultra low voltage processor, it is energy efficient. The graphics that comes with D1G61UA#ABA or 14-b124us is Intel integrated HD 4000 graphics which is merged with processor chip. The graphics has got massive improvement over earlier Intel Integrated graphics and is DirectX 11 capable, but it doesn’t support high end games.  Far Cry 3, Battlefield 3 or Call of Duty Black ops 2 will hardly run on this device even in low details and settings. However, older games like starcraft II, Sims 3, COD Modern warfare 3 would run.

Most low end laptops offer 4GB memory but this HP Pavilion 14″ Sleekbook Touch Screen Laptop offers 6GB which means boost in overall performance.  It is installed with 500GB hard drive with 5400 rpm speed.

The 14” HD BrightView LED-backlit Touchscreen display comes with16:9 aspect and offers 1366 by 768 pixels resolution which is standard for 13.3”–16” laptop.

Ports and connectivity features include Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader for Secure Digital cards & Multimedia cards, 2 USB 3.0, one USB 2.0, one HDMI, one LAN jack and Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack. Network connectivity is supported by 802.11b/g/n for wireless and Fast Ethernet for wired. No Bluetooth support is available with the machine.

HP D1G61UA#ABA comes with 4-Cell 37WHr which offer 4-5 hours of battery life, depending on type of usage.

Pros of HP D1G61UA#ABA or 14-b124us

Inexpensive touch screen laptop

6 GB memory

Cons of HP D1G61UA#ABA

No bluetooth

* HP D1G61UA#ABA  Manual or user guide 

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