HP ENVY TouchSmart Sleekbook m6-k012dx laptop

Those who are looking for high end laptop, without inflating their budget, can take a look at HP ENVY TouchSmart Sleekbook m6-k012dx laptop. HP Envy series of laptops are considered to be premium series. Model m6-k012dx comes with premium features as well. For instance, this HP touch screen laptop comes with aluminum cover, backlit keyboard and beats audio but with dual speaker. When it comes to hardware specifications, this HP sleekbook offers 1 TB of hard drive space and 8 GB memory.  The quad core A10-5745M accelerated processor offers medium gaming as well as. Main disadvantage of the HP ENVY m6-k012dx is that it doesn’t come with solid state drive and the machine is little overweight (5.61 pounds). Price of this system is around $600 on sale. Here is a brief review of this touch screen sleekbook.

HP m6-k012dx specs and performance

HP m6-k012dx is powered by AMD A10-5745M quad core APU or accelerated processor which is clocked with 2.1 GHz and the frequency can boost upto 2.9 GHz. It comes with 4 MB of L2 cache. Whether you need occasional photo or video editing (adobe CS6 ) or want to compress large files, this laptop will be able to deliver performance. Four cores of the APU can handle multi-threaded applications and do multitasking as well.  You can also use it for 3D designing (3Ds MAX), but it is not suitable for professional level of designing. HP m6-k012dx comes with integrated AMD Radeon HD 8610G graphics and is the only graphic option for the system. Though it is not a gaming computer still you can enjoy gaming to some extent. Almost all current games are playable in low to medium details and setting. You can play battlefield 3, call of duty black ops 2, guild war 2, Mass Effect 3, Dirt 3, Skyrim etc.

HP ENVY TouchSmart Sleekbook m6-k012dx laptop comes with 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM in two slots and the memory can be upgraded up to 16GB.  1 TB, 5400 rpm hard drive comes preloaded with Windows 8 OS.

15.6-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit touchscreen display offers 1366×768 pixel resolution. Thus, users can’t watch video playback in Full HD or 1080p format. But one can watch 720p HD content.

The keyboard is backlit keyboard and houses a numeric keypad. There are 2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0, 1 supporting USB Boost, one Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45 (LAN) jack, one Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack. There is no VGA out and it doesn’t come with DVD burner.

Network connectivity includes 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi and Bluetooth. It comes with 3-cell 50WHr 4.56Ah lithium-ion battery.

Pros of HP ENVY TouchSmart Sleekbook m6-k012dx

Premium laptop with affordable price

1 TB hard drive

8 GB memory

Backlit keyboard

Cons of HP ENVY TouchSmart Sleekbook m6-k012dx


VGA port is missing.


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