HP Pavilion 17-e019dx is Intel processor based 17.3” laptop and is designed for budget-conscious consumer segment. The laptop is integrated with 4th generation Intel core i3-4000M processor. This large-screen desktop replacement laptop, with Intel processor, delivers ample performance to handle mainstream tasks like working with Adobe Photoshop and similar other applications. The laptop comes with 4GB memory and 750 GB storage solution. As expected, HP 17-e019dx comes with DVD burner as well as a VGA port. The laptop weighs around 6.4lbs, which is standard considering other 17.3” machines. It could work as a decent desktop replacement laptop unless you need to work with heavy high definition video editing or 3D designing. The laptop is listed at a price of $650, which seems little higher but I expect there would be price reduction once it goes on sale during Black Friday. HP Pavilion 17 e019dx is Windows 8 based laptop but is not touch screen enabled. Following is a brief review about specifications and performance of this laptop:
HP Pavilion 17-e019dx specification and performance
HP Pavilion 17-e019dx is powered by Intel core i3-4000M processor which operates with 2.4 GHz frequency. It is a dual core processor and has 3 MB L3 cache. The processor is hyperthreading enabled thus two cores can process 4 threads at a time. The processor comes with Intel HD 4600 graphics which has enhanced features over Intel HD 4000 graphics. Along with regular computing, it also offers casual gaming, photo editing and HD video playback. When it comes to gaming, current games like Call of Duty Black ops 2, Skyrim, Bioshock Infinite, Dota 2, Fifa 14, World of Tanks and TF 2 etc. can be played in low to medium details and settings. However, older games like StarCraft 2 and World of Warcraft can also be played in this laptop. Minecraft will run on this laptop as well. However, to get better performance, user can install Optifine. HP 17 e019dx can stream HD videos seamlessly but it supports video playback only up to 900p.
HP Pavilion 17-e019dx is installed with 4 GB memory which can be expanded up to 8 GB. It comes with 750GB 5400 rpm hard drive, preinstalled with Windows 8 operating system.
The 17.3″ LED-backlit high-definition display offers 1600 X 900 pixel resolution which is standard with all 17” laptops.
It comes with regular number of ports and connectivity features, as following – Multi-format digital media card reader for Secure Digital cards, 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA, 1 RJ-45 (LAN) and 1 Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack
HP 17-e019dx is supported by both wired (fast Ethernet)and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi network connectivity,
Pros of HP Pavilion 17-e019dx
Spacious hard drive
2 USB 3.0 ports
Cons of HP Pavilion 17-e019dx
Not a touchscreen laptop
Video playback only up to 900p