HP Pavilion 15-b119wm is a 15.6” budget laptop which is designed to increase basic productivity. Though, it is a quad core processor equipped laptop( AMD A8-4555M APU) yet it is not a high end laptop. It is not a touch screen laptop either. If you are a student or someone looking for a laptop for 3D designing, this laptop is not recommended. However, HP 15-b119wm delivers performance for smooth video playback, casual gaming and photo editing, video encoding/decoding and other basic tasks. Available at $448, it offers 6GB memory and 750GB hard drive. Here is a brief review about HP Pavilion 15-b119wm-
HP Pavilion 15-b119wm specification and performance
HP Pavilion 15-b119wm comes with glossy back plastic chassis which the manufacturer/seller has termed as sparkling black. It comes with full-sized, Chiclet keyboard which is quite spacious. However, the vertical arrow keys are of half-size. Overall, the keyboard design helps is reducing typing error. The keyboard houses an integrated number pad which is, though, standard for 15.6” and above laptop. Avid spreadsheet users will get benefit from it.
HP 15-b119wm is equipped with AMD A8-4555M APU which comes with four cores. Each of the CPU cores operates with 1.6 GHz and, due to AMD turbo core technology, some of the cores can reach up to 2.4 GHz, if system demands. The APU is integrated with AMD Radeon HD 7600G graphics which offers performance equivalent to entry level dedicated graphics card. Not all current games are playable in the device. Games like call of duty black ops, Mass effect 3, battlefield 3 etc playable at low settings and details with low fps. However, if you are StarCraft 2 enthusiast, you can play this game reasonably on this laptop. HP Pavilion 15-b119wm offers HD video playback as well, though it supports upto 720p only. The graphics supports dual display. You can connect your laptop to 1080p HDTV to view laptop contents in full HD format.
The laptop comes with 6 GB RAM which is upgradable up to 8GB . There is 750 GB hard drive which operates with 5400 rpm speed. Windows 8 comes preinstalled on it.
Ports and connectivity features are impressive. Beside fast Ethernet and Integrated Wi-fi support, HP 15-b119wm comes with Bluetooth. The right side of the laptop holds : SD card reader, 2 USB 3.0, HDMI, Ethernet and power supply and left side comes with Kensington Lock, 1 USB 2.0, 3.5 mm combo audio jack
From 4-cell, 37 Wh lithium ion battery pack you can expect up to 5 hours ( approx.) of battery life.
Pros of HP Pavilion 15-b119wm
750 GB hard drive
6 GB memory
Cons of HP Pavilion 15-b119wm
NO DVD drive
HP Pavilion 15-b119wm is not a performer laptop but, at around $450, it is able to increase your day to day productivity.