HP Pavilion 15-n048ca is the latest laptop from HP, which is powered by AMD A8-5545M Accelerated Processor. As there is a wide range of laptops available in the market, it becomes quite difficult to choose the one which meets most of your requirements. Equipped with a powerful processor, 8GB DDR3L SDRAM and 750GB hard drive, HP Pavilion 15-n048ca meets requirement of home users, small offices and students who want to accomplish their regular computing tasks and, at the same time, get some entertainment in their leisure time. Though the graphics of HP 15-n048ca is not a dedicated graphics still the integrated graphics is well optimised for gaming. However, it doesn’t come with touch screen display. The laptop offers USB 3.0 ports and a DVD SuperMulti drive as optical drive. The regular price of the laptop is around $650 but it will be available at discounted price of $400 during Boxing Day (Best Buy Canada). Here is a brief review about specification and performance
HP Pavilion 15-n048ca specification and performance
As we know, processor is the heart of a computer; more powerful the processor is more it can handle CPU or GPU intensive tasks. HP Pavilion 15-n048ca comes with AMD A8-5545M accelerated processor, which hosts integrated AMD Radeon HD 8510G graphics. The processor has 4 cores and each core operates with 1.7 GHz clock speed and the frequency can rise up to 2.7 GHz, if system demands. Whether you want to edit your holiday photos or want to watch movies, it will meet your requirement. Even though the graphics is integrated graphics, it can compete with entry level dedicated graphics and supports casual gaming. Even some of the latest games can be played in low details and settings on this laptop. Running High definition videos will not be a problem on this laptop. However, the graphics coming with HP 15-n048ca supports up to 720p HD video playback only. To get full high definition playback, user need to connect the laptop with 1080p compatible TV. This laptop is not suitable for professional grade 3D designing, Animation or large high definition
HP Pavilion 15-n048ca is integrated with 8GB of memory which is also the maximum amount of memory supported by it. The memory comes in single slot. There is a 750GB hard drive which operates with 5400 rpm speed. No solid state Drive is offered.
The 15.6” (measured diagonally) HD BrightView LED-backlit display supports up to 1366×768 pixel resolution. As told earlier, it supports 720p HD playback and not 1080p.
HP 15-n048ca comes with impressive number of ports which include Multi-format digital media card reader for Secure Digital cards, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1USB 2.0 port, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45, 1 Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack. There is no VGA port.available The laptop is less than an inch thick and 2.3kg in weight.
Network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi. Bluetooth feature is also available.
The 4-cell 41WHr 2.8Ah lithium-ion battery offers up to 4 hours of battery life
Pros of HP Pavilion 15-n048ca
Inexpensive laptop with powerful AMD processor
8 GB memory
Cons of HP Pavilion 15-n048ca
Not touch screen enabled