HP Pavilion 17-e040us is powered by Intel’s new Haswell or 4th generation core i3-4000M processor. Haswell processors are built with same 22nm technology but there are architectural differences. It comes with better graphics and is energy efficient, which means user will get better battery life. HP 17-e040us comes with 750 GB hard drive and 6 GB memory. The 17.3” display makes it a perfect desktop replacement laptop if you don’t expect high performance from the device. The laptop is perfect for home and home office use. The machine is listed with price of $650 at Office Depot. Here are more details about this laptop-
HP Pavilion 17-e040us is driven by Intel core i3-4000M dual core processor which operates with 2.4 GHz frequency. Like previous i3 core processor, this Haswell core i3 processor is Hyperthreading enabled but Turboboost feature is missing. The processor is integrated with 3MB of cache. Benchmark for Intel core i3-4000M is yet to be announced. It comes with Integrated HD 4600 graphics which offers better 3D performance over Intel HD 4000. New instruction sets are implemented in this graphics. However, average users don’t get attracted with all these features, they want value for money. Even though the laptop is integrated with latest Intel processor and graphics, you can’t expect it to offer better performance than earlier similar clocked i3 Ivy Bridge processor. When it comes to gaming, you will get 5-10 fps increment.
Not delving deep into the architecture, let us see what we can expect from HP Pavilion 17-e040us. It will support all basic home and office jobs like typing documents, creating presentation and pdfs, compressing files, occasional editing photo, audio/video decoding etc. You can play modern games with low details and settings. However, there is still doubt that it will run Battlefield 3, call of Duty Black ops in low details and setting with respectable frame rates.
6GB DDR3L SDRAM will support multitasking in better way. Memory is upgradable up to 8GB. The laptop comes with 750GB hard drive. Additional SSD storage is not available with the laptop. HP Pavilion 17-e040us runs on Windows 8 but it is not a touch screen laptop.
The 17.3” display comes with 1600 by 900 pixels resolution which is common for similar-sized laptops. It comes with DVD burner and HD webcam.
Ports include in the laptop are 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, 1 Ethernet, 1 HDMI and 1 VGA. Network support is offered by wi-fi and fast Ethernet. Bluetooth feature is not available
6-cell 47WHr 2.2 Ah lithium-ion battery will offer average battery life.
Pros of HP Pavilion 17-e040us
750 GB HDD
Cons of HP Pavilion 17-e040us
Not a touch screen laptop