In a crowded field of mid-sized 15.6” laptop, HP Pavilion 15-e028us or HP model E1X73UA is the latest entry. It is equipped with 2.9GHz AMD A6- 5350M Accelerated Processor. It comes with standard 15.6” display and 4GB hard drive. The machine incorporates 750GB HDD. Those who want to store ample videos and photos can chose this laptop. When it comes to gaming, the laptop will support low end games with good fps. However, if you are thinking of running Battlefield 3, crisis 2 in this laptop, it will give you hard times. On the other hand, it will provide you perfect video playback. The laptop is on sale with a price tag of $400 (approx.) at Staples. Only time will tell how quickly HP Pavilion E1X73UA establishes itself as a popular consumers ‘choice.
HP Pavilion 15-e028us, E1X73UA Specs and performance
Starting with processor review, AMD A6-5350M is a dual core Processor or APU which operates with 2.9 GHz base frequency. Thanks to turbo core feature, base frequency of the APU can increase up to 3.5GHz on demand. There is only 1MB of L2 cache. Paired with Radeon HD 8450G graphics, it can manage daily tasks flawlessly, including office work, web browsing and streaming HD video. HP Pavilion 15-e028us doesn’t support full HD playback in its own display but users can watch full HD on external device that supports 1080p playback. There is a HDMI output which allows you to connect your laptop to HDTV or any other HDMI compatible devices. If you compare AMD A6-5350M with Intel CPU, overall performance of AMD APU is not better than Intel core i3-3110M.
HP Pavilion 15-e028us, E1X73UA, laptop offers 4 gigs of memory. 2 slots of memory are available with the laptop and each slot supports 4GB. Therefore, user can upgrade memory up to 8GB. Speed of the memory is 1600 MHZ
Storage solution with this laptop includes 750GB hard drive and it spins at 5400rpm frequency. Windows 8 operating system is preinstalled in it. The laptop doesn’t offer touch screen feature and 15.6-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit display offers 1366×768 that can support 720p HD. HP Pavilion 15-e020us laptop comes with Intel core i3-3110M dual core processor with integrated graphics and rest of the features are similar to HP Pavilion 15-e028us. there is not big difference between the price of these two laptops.
Connectivity features for the laptop includes
Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader for Secure Digital cards & Multimedia cards
2 USB 3.0
1 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
1 VGA (15-pin)
1 RJ-45 (LAN)
1 Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack
HP Pavilion 15-e028us offers both Fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi. Bluetooth feature is missing. The Full-size keyboard is integrated with dedicated numeric keypad
The 6 cell 47whr battery offers upto 5 hours of battery life
Pros of HP Pavilion 15-e028us, E1X73UA
Decent storage solution
USB 3.0 port
Cons of HP Pavilion 15-e028us
No Bluetooth feature
No touch screen feature