HP Pavilion 15-N066US Review- With AMD A10-5745M

Pavilion 15-N066US is an affordable gaming laptop solution from HP.  The laptop is not for extreme gaming though; still it is capable of delivering average gaming performance along with other computing tasks.  It comes integrated  with AMD Quad core A10-5745M APU, 6 GB memory and 750GB hard drive.    The laptop is attractively priced at $380 ( Black Friday Sale at Staples) but comes with some sacrifices, in terms of features. HP Pavilion 15-N066US ( Model : E8A71UA#ABA ) is not a touch screen laptop and its 15.6” screen doesn’t support Full HD display. However, it comes with a DVD burner which is mostly missing in similar other laptops. It supports casual photo/video editing and light architectural work. However, it doesn’t support professional grade media editing and 3D modeling.  It comes with USB 3.0 port as well. To know more about HP 15-N066US, go through the review below on its specifications and expected performance.

HP Pavilion 15-N066US performance and specification

HP Pavilion 15-N066US is powered by AMD A10-5745M APU which has four cores. Each core operates with basic frequency of 2.1 GHz and the frequency can boost up to 2.9 GHz, on system demand. The APU is integrated with Radeon HD 8610G graphics which is an integrated graphics but can compete with any middle class dedicated graphics card. The graphic is well optimized for gaming, streaming videos and photo. There is 4MB of L2 cache available to boost the processing power. It is worth mentioning that L2 cache is much faster than L3 cache. It also supports photo editing, casual video editing and light 3D designing. Games like Battlefield 3, Batman: Arkham Origins, Fifa 14, Dota 2, Gird 2 Total War: Rome II etc can be played in medium settings.  Old games like StarCraft II and World of warcraft can be played in higher settings.

HP Pavilion 15-N066US comes with 6 GB DDR3L SDRAM, arranged in two slots, and it comes with 750 GB hard drive. Hard drive operates with 5400rpm speed and come preloaded with Windows 8 operating system.

15.6” HD screen of 15 N066US features native 1366 X 768 pixel resolution thus supports 720p video playback only. In other words, you can’t expect to run full HD or 1080p contents. There is an HDMI output which helps you to view HD content on your full HD compatible television or external monitor. It is worth mentioning that AMD A10-5745M APU supports dual display.

The laptop comes with 2 USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, one HDMI output, media card reader that supports secure digital cards and Ethernet port. VGA port is missing in this laptop.

4-cell 41WHr battery of HP Pavilion 15-N066US provides 4hrs 15 min of battery life, on single charge

Pros of HP Pavilion 15-N066US

Inexpensive laptop with strong processor

6 GB  memory

750 GB hard drive

Cons of HP 15-N066US


No touch screen feature

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