HP ENVY 15-j011dx

Those who are looking for best laptop deals, during this Black Friday, must take a look at HP ENVY 15-j011dx which is a perfect combination of power, efficiency and design.  The laptop is powered by Intel core i5-3230M and features 8 GB RAM and 750 hard drive. Though HP 15-j011dx doesn’t offer SSD drive, still it has lots to offer. It comes with premium features like beats audio with quad speaker with 2 sub-woofer, 4 USB 3.0 ports and finger print reader.  Best Buy makes it a point to keep the price of laptop low ($500) so that common people could also afford it. Main disadvantage of this machine is that it is not a touch screen laptop. It lacks in optical drive as well. However, its configuration offers lots of performance. Standing at just 1.1 inch thick, this laptop weighs only 4.8 pounds. Here is a brief review of Envy 15 j011dx Model-

HP ENVY 15-j011dx specification and performance

As told earlier, HP ENVY 15-j011dx comes with Intel core i5-3230M processor which operates with 2.6 GHz frequency and can overclock up to 3.2GHz, due to Turboboost technology. The processor is hyperthreading enabled, thus two cores can process 4 threads at a time. It comes with integrated HD 4000 graphics which is DirectX 11 capable.  Users can also play high end current games on this laptop. For instance, Battlefield 3 , call of duty black ops 2, League of legend, Guild wars 2, Team fortress 2, sleeping dogs etc are playable in low to medium details and setting. If you are a student and looking for a budget laptop for CAD applications, video editing and photo editing etc., this laptop will be able to deliver performance. Those who are always on go and need a laptop for business purpose, HP ENVY 15-j011dx could be a decent choice due to its light weight, sleek design and ability to deliver better performance.

HP 15-j011dx comes with 8GB DDR3L SDRAM which can be upgraded up to 16 GB. The 750 GB hard drive operates with 5400 rpm and is preloaded with Windows 8 operating system.

The 15.6” HD back lit display offers 1366 X 768 resolution, which means you can’t view full HD contents and can playback 720p contents only.

Beside 4 USB 3.0 ports, HP ENVY 15-j011dx comes with HDMI output, Multi-format digital media card reader for SD cards, 1 headphone-out/microphone-in combo and LAN jack. There is no VGA port but HD webcam is available. Network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi. Bluetooth support is not available, which is another disadvantage of this laptop.

6 cell lithium ion battery may offer up to 4 hours battery life.

Pros of HP ENVY 15-j011dx

Budget laptop with premium features

Powerful processor


750 GB hard drive

4 USB 3.0

Cons of HP ENVY 15-j011dx

No Bluetooth

Not a touch screen laptop

Low battery life


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