HP Pavilion 17-e016dx Review- Powered by AMD A8-5550M

HP Pavilion 17-e016dx is a budget desktop replacement laptop which not only accomplishes day to day tasks for you but also offers plenty of entertainment. AMD Quad core A8-5550M processor promises lots of performance. You can edit photos, watch HD movies, play current PC games and edit videos occasionally.  The APU comes with four cores, thus, multi-tasking would be better. Though HP 17-e016dx comes with integrated Radeon HD 8550G graphics yet it offers a lot of gaming and designing. It is an inexpensive laptop and costs around $400. The laptop offers 4 GB memory and 750 GB hard drive. Other significant feature of the laptop is that it comes with 2 USB 3.0 ports.  Here is a brief review about the Model 17 e016dx.

HP Pavilion 17-e016dx Specification and Performance

Quad core AMD A8-5550M operates with 2.1 GHz and, upon system demand, some of the cores can boost up to 3.1 GHz. It comes with 4 MB of L2 cache. L2 cache is much faster than L3 cache. The APU comes with Integrated Radeon HD 8550G graphics which is almost equivalent to entry level dedicated graphics card. As mentioned above, HP Pavilin17-e016dx will support almost all current games. However, all games are not playable in high details and settings. You can play low end games like Starcraft II Heart of the swarm or older games like Sims 3,  Anno 2070 at high details and settings. Source Engine based games like Dota 2 and Half life 2 and left 4 Dead 2 can be played with good fps. High end games like Battlefield 3, Call of Duty black ops 2, GTA 4, TF 2, Gird 2, Far cry 3 can be played in low to medium details and settings. HP 17-e016dx is an affordable laptop for those who want to edit photos and videos. But it is worth noting that this system is not a professional grade video editing machine. Also, this laptop offers only 4 GB memory. Adding additional 4 GB will definitely help in improving performance. It can stream HD video seamlessly. However, it supports playback up to 900p only. There is an HDMI port which can be used to watch full HD playback at a compatible HDTV or monitor.

HP 17-e016dx comes with 750 GB, 5400 rpm hard drive which means enough storage space is available. 4GB DDR3L SDRAM is installed in this laptop. Memory is extendable up to 8 GB. Windows 8 OS is preloaded on the hard drive.

17.3-inch HD LED-backlit display panel offers 1600 x 900 pixel resolution. So user can’t expect full HD playback in this machine.

HP 17-e016dx offers standard number of port and connectivity features, which are as following :

Multi-format digital media card reader for Secure Digital cards

2 USB 3.0

one USB 2.0

one HDMI

one VGA

one RJ-45 jack

one Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack

Network connecitivy is supported by Fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n

The standard 6-cell 47WHr 2.2 Ah lithium-ion battery will provide up to 4 hours of battery life.

Pros of HP Pavilion 17-e016dx

Budget desktop replacement laptop, with good performance

2 USB 3.0 port

750 GB hard drive

HDMI port

Cons of HP Pavilion 17-e016dx

No Bluetooth

Not a touch screen laptop

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