HP Pavilion 14-b032wm is a budget laptop PC that is equipped with old Sandy Bridge/2nd generation Intel core i3-2377M dual core processor. This 14” ruby red laptop is intended for everyday computing. Though i3-2377M is a dual core processor yet it’s low clock speed (1.5GHz) makes it unsuitable for execution of high end tasks like Video Editing, 3D modeling and high end gaming. However, with 4 GB memory, HP 14-b032wm will be able to furnish day to day tasks like Word processing, working with spreadsheets, browsing web, emailing and social media networking. The laptop comes with HD 3000 graphics. HP Pavilion 14-b032wm allows casual gaming. Being a sleekbook, it doesn’t come with optical drive which helps in keeping the weight of the machine low. The system weighs 4.41 pounds and is easy to lug around. Here is a brief review about HP Pavilion 14-b032wm :
HP Pavilion 14-b032wm specification and performance
HP Pavilion 14-b032wm is powered by Intel core i3-2377M dual core processor which is clocked with 1.5 GHz frequency. It comes with 3 MB of L3 cache. Like other core i3 processors, i3-2377M features Hyperthreading technology. The processor comes with integrated HD 3000 graphics which has support for DirectX 10. Older and low end games, like Fifa 12, Anno 2070, sims 3, starcraft 2 etc., are playable in the laptop but with low details and settings. HD 3000 is the only graphics option for HP 14-b032wm. The laptop is not suitable for professional designing softwares like AutoCAD, Revit and 3Ds Max. The TDP rating of Intel core i3-2377 is 17 watts. By design, HP Sleekboook laptops are not intended for high end gaming but to provide long battery life.
HP Pavilion 14-b032wm is incorporated with 4 GB memory which can expand up to 8 GB. It comes with 500 GB, 5400 rpm hard drive. Windows 8 is preloaded on to it.
The 14.0-inch HD BrightView LED-backlit display panel offers 1366 x 768 pixel resolution and supports 720p HD playback.
Unlike HP 2000 budget series laptop, HP 14-b032wm offers 2 USB 3.0 ports. Beside this, it comes with one USB 2.0 port, one HDMI out, one VGA out, RJ 45 jack and audio/video combo
Network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-fi. No Bluetooth support available
4 cell li-ion battery pack offers up to 4 ( approx.) hours of battery life
Pros of HP Pavilion 14-b032wm
2 USB 3.0 ports
Cons of HP Pavilion 14-b032wm
Not a touch screen