HP Pavilion 15-N020US touch screen laptop

HP Pavilion 15-N020US is quad core AMD A6-5200 APU equipped mid-size touch screen laptop which is suitable for both – home user as well as office user. It meets requirements of students as well if they don’t need to work with Designing softwares like AutoCAD, Revit , 3Ds MAX , Maya etc. One can work with Adobe Photoshop CS6 or similar software, do occasional video editing, work with presentation applications, watch HD movies and play games along with regular computing on this laptop.  HP 15 N020US allows moderate gaming. Powered by quad core processor, it will offer excellent multitasking feature. You can browse web by opening multiple tabs, while downloading movie or music file, you can watch HD videos. HP Pavilion 15-N020US offers 4 GB memory and 750 GB hard drive. Here is a brief review about the laptop.

HP Pavilion 15-N020US specification and performance

AMD A6-5200 is a quad core APU which operates with 2 GHz frequency. It has 2 MB of L2 cache.  It comes with AMD Radeon HD 8400 Integrated graphics. The passmark rating for A6-5200 APU is 2446, which is almost equivalent to core i3-3227u. However, core i3-3227u is a dual core processor.  A quad core processor has its own benefits. Programs that utilize 4 cores will run efficiently on such a processor. With 4 GB memory, it allows you to play older games like COD Modern warfare 2 in max setting. Counter Strike global offensive can be played well in low to medium details and settings. You can play DMC 4 at low settings. Buyer can watch video in full HD mode but 15.6” display of Pavilion 15-N020US supports 720p playback only. However, there is an HDMI port available and you can connect your laptop to 1080p HD compatible Monitor or TV to watch full HD contents.

HP Pavilion 15-N020US comes with 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM in 1 DIMM. As such, memory can’t be expanded further. It comes with conventional 750GB hard drive that offers 5400 rpm speed. The hard drive comes with Windows 8 OS preloaded. Additionally, it is installed with HP proprietary and non- proprietary applications.

15.6” HD BrightView LED-backlit touchscreen display offers 1366×768 pixel resolution. The island type keyboard contains dedicated numeric keypad. The bezel houses a webcam. Though n020us measures just under 1 inch in height but it is not a light weight laptop. The weight of this laptop is 5.6 lbs. It holds a DVD burner as optical drive.

Ports include Multi-format digital media card reader for Secure Digital cards, 2 USB 3.0, one USB 2.0,1 HDMI,1 RJ-45 (LAN), 1 Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack. No VGA port is available. Budget laptops don’t come with Display port and it is true for HP Pavilion 15-N020US

Network connectivity includes Fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-fi.

Bluetooth feature  is not available.

4-cell 41WHr 2.8Ah lithium-ion battery offers up to 4 hours of battery life.

Pros of HP Pavilion 15-N020US

750 GB hard drive

2 USB 3.0 ports

Touch screen

HDMI port

Cons of HP Pavilion 15-N020US

No Bluetooth support

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