Priced at $370, HP Pavilion 17-e055nr, a 17.3” Windows 8 laptop is aimed at consumers who are looking for a budget laptop offering features and screen similar to other expensive models available in the market. It is ideal for those who are looking for a desktop replacement laptop and want to use it for more than everyday computing tasks. HP 17-e055nr is powered by AMD quad core A8-5550M processor and offers massive 8 GB memory and 500 GB hard drive. Anyone, looking for a 17.3-inch laptop at budget price, will find hard to beat this model. Though it is not a touchscreen laptop yet it supports casual gaming and other multimedia tasks. Weighing just 6 pounds ( approx.), the laptop also offers a DVD drive. It comes with a VGA and USB 3.0 ports. Here is a brief review about HP Pavilion 17-e055nr.
HP Pavilion 17-e055nr specification and performance
HP Pavilion 17-e055nr is powered by AMD A8-5550M accelerated processor which is a quad core processor. It operates with basic frequency of 2.1 GHz and, due to AMD Turbocore technology, the cores can ramp up frequency up to 3.1 GHz. It comes with integrated AMD Radeon HD 8550G graphics which does not have dedicated memory and uses system memory. Games like Battlefield 3, COD black ops 2, Crysis 3, Bioshock Infinite, world of Tanks, Tomb Raider and dirt 3 etc. can be played in low to medium settings and details. HP 17-e055nr can be used for casual video and photo editing as well. Streaming HD videos will not a problem with this machine. But the display is limited to 900p HD playback only. With 8 GB memory and a quad core APU, the laptop will handle multitasking very well. You can open countless tabs while browsing internet and listen to music, all at the same time.
HP 17-e055nr offers 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM, which is also the maximum supported memory. It comes with 500 GB hard drive, preinstalled with Windows 8 operating system.
17.3” LED backlit display of HP Pavilion 17-e055nr offers 1600 by 900 pixel resolution which supports 720p playback only. You will not get full HD or 1080p playback on this display screen
It offers 2 USB 3.0; 1 USB 2.0; 1 Ethernet; 1 HDMI; 1 VGA 15-pin D-sub and a media card reader. The network connectivity includes 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and fast Ethernet. The laptop also has an Integrated HD webcam.
According to company specifications, the battery of HP 17-e055nr offers up to 4.75 hours of battery life, on single charge.
Pros of HP Pavilion 17-e055nr
8 GB memory
Inexpensive 17.3” laptop
2 USB 3.0 port
Cons of HP Pavilion 17-e055nr
Not a touch screen laptop