HP ENVY TouchSmart Sleekbook m6-k125dx

HP ENVY TouchSmart Sleekbook m6-k125dx is a new laptop that is packed with premium features like backlit keyboard, full high definition display (FHD), Beats Audio and touch screen.  Encased in Aluminum cover, this laptop features Intel core i5-4200u dual core processor, 8GB RAM and 750GB hard drive. This laptop is appropriate for such home users who seek extra performance. Students can also consider this machine if they don’t need to accomplish high end tasks like large 3D designing or CAD projects etc. Features and performance of HP Envy m6-k125dx make it appropriate for office use as well. It allows watching high definition movies and playing games (but not all high end games are playable in this machine). There are 2 USB 3.0 ports – one with USB recharge. The downside of HP m6-k125dx is that it doesn’t come with an optical drive and has VGA port missing as well. At the time of writing this review, the price of this laptop is around $700 (Best Buy price). Here is a brief review about the machine-

HP Envy TouchSmart m6-k125dx specification and performance 

HP Envy TouchSmart m6-k125dx is powered by Intel core i5-4200U processor which is 4th generation/Haswell processor. This dual core processor operates with basic 1.6GHz clock speed and boost up to 2.6 GHz on system demand. The processor is Hyperthreading enabled thus two cores can process 4 threads at a time. It has 3MB of cache memory. As it is a ULV processor, you can’t expect enough performance to use it as a dedicated gaming laptop. HP m6-k125dx uses Intel HD 4400 graphics which comes with processor chip. Games like F1 2013, Fifa 14, Gird 2, Dota 2, Tomb raider etc. are playable in low to medium details and settings. As it supports 1080p playback, users can watch movies in FHD format. The laptop also has a HDMI port and with its help one can watch laptop contents in big screen.

Envy m6-k125dx Touchsmart laptop is installed with 8GB DDR3L SDRAM and maximum supported memory is 16GB. It comes with 750GB 5400 rpm hard drive which is pretty standard. The laptop doesn’t offer SSD. 64 bit Windows 8.1 operating system is preinstalled on the HDD.

The 15.6” BrightView LED-backlit touchscreen display offers 1920 X 1080 pixel resolution.

HP ENVY TouchSmart Sleekbook m6-k125dx comes with following ports and connectivity features-

Multi-format digital media card reader for Secure Digital cards, 2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0, 1 supporting USB charge, 1 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45 (LAN), 1 Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Intel 1×1 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth with WiDi with Intel Smart Connect Technology

HP m6-k125dx offers 3-cell 50WHr 4.56Ah lithium-ion battery which offers up to 5-6 hours of battery life on single charge. However, it depends upon usage. Sound is supported by Beats Audio with quad speakers and two subwoofers

Pros of HP ENVY TouchSmart Sleekbook m6-k125dx

Inexpensive premium multimedia laptop

Backlit keyboard

Full high definition

Cons of HP ENVY m6-k125dx

No major cons as such


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