Weighing around 6 pounds, this HP Pavilion 17-E056US is not a light weight laptop but with its Quad-Core A10-5750M APU, 6 GB memory and 750 GB HDD this 17.3” laptop could be a budget gaming solution for those who cannot spend their hard earned money on a gaming rig. Available at $649 (original price $699) it doesn’t look an inexpensive offer . HP 17 E056US lacks full HD support but, for a budget gaming laptop, 1080p is not so important. It is not a touch enabled laptop and doesn’t offer backlit keyboard. However, Bluetooth support is available with this laptop. Here is a brief review about HP Pavilion 17-E056US:
HP Pavilion 17-E056US specification and performance
A10-5750M is a decent APU from AMD which comes with Radeon HD 8560G integrated graphics. The combination can stand well against core i5 mobile processor with Intel HD 4000 graphics. Due to its multiple cores, multi-threaded applications will get advantage. More details about this APU – the A10-5750M is clocked with 2.5 GHz and Turbo core up to 3.5 GHz. It comes with 4MB of L2 Cache. The GPU operates with 533MHz basic frequency and can rise up to 720 MHz. You can play games like Call of Duty Black ops 2, GTA IV, Counter Strike Global offensive, Diablo III, Need for speed the Run, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim , Just cause 2 etc.
HP Pavilion 17-E056US comes with 6 GB DDR3 SDRAM installed memory which can be expanded up to 8 GB. It comes with 750 GB 5400 rpm hard drive which is preinstalled with Windows 8 OS.
The 17.3-inch HD BrightView LED-backlit display offers 1600 x 900 resolution that supports up to 900p HD playback. Full-size Keyboard contains dedicated numeric keypad. When it comes to ports and connectivity it offers as following:
Multi-format digital media card reader for Secure Digital cards
2 USB 3.0
1 USB 2.0
1 Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack
Network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth. According to manufacturer, the HP 17-E056US comes with 6-cell 47WHr 2.2 Ah lithium-ion battery which offers 4 hours 45 mins of battery life, on single charge.
Pros of HP Pavilion 17-E056US
Affordable gaming laptop
750 GB hard drive
2 USB 3.0
Cons of HP Pavilion 17-E056US
Not a touch screen laptop