HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14-b109wm

As the name suggests, HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14-b109wm is a touch screen laptop which meets the requirements of basic computing needs. This 14” pavilion laptop is equipped with average performing Intel Celeron processor. This processor belongs to Intel’s Sandy Bridge or 2nd generation processor. The clock speed is low and as such it cannot bear the pressure of high work load. For instance, HP 14-b109wm is not suitable for photo and video editing, 2D or 3D designing or high end gaming. It is a simple touch screen laptop that one can use for typing documents, browsing internet and for social media interaction.  HP Pavilion 14-b109wm is encased in glossy black or sparkling black polycarbonate cover and weighs around 4.41lbs. The low weight comes with its own trade-off – missing Optical drive. The price of the laptop is $398( Walmart ). However, you may get a similar kind of laptop at a lower price during Black Friday or Thanksgiving sales. Here is brief review about this laptop:

 HP Pavilion 14-b109wm specification and performance.

Intel Celeron B877 is a dual core processor which operates with low clock speed.  Hyperthreading and Turboboost technology are not integrated within processor chip. Hence there is no way of overclocking the processor and each core can handle only one thread at a time. HP 14-b109wm comes with Integrated Intel HD graphics which is merged with processor chip. The graphics operates with 350 MHz and can turboboost up to 1 GHz. The processor has low TDP rating of 17W. These kinds of laptop are designed for mobile users who have very basic computing needs. When it comes to gaming, low end and older games like Diablo III, Anno 2070, World of warcraft etc are playable at low details and settings. User can watch HD videos on this laptop.

14” HD BrightView LED-backlit touchscreen display offers 1366 X 768 resolutions.  So contents up to 720p only can be displayed and 1080p contents cannot be played back here. HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14-b109wm comes with HDMI port, which enables users to watch movies at full HD compatible TVs and monitors. It is a Windows 8 laptop and Windows 8 goes well with Touch screen features.

HP 14-b109wm offers 500GB hard drive and 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM, which can be expanded up to 8 GB. Buyers can’t expect a SSD or HDD with SSD cache at this price.

Besides HDMI output, it comes with one  USB 2.0 port, 2  USB 3.0 ports, 1  HDMI port, 1 headphone/microphone jack and a RJ-45 Ethernet port.  This sleeklaptop doesn’t come with a VGA port. So, if you need to connect your laptop with old monitor or projector, you need a compatible adapter. There is a media card reader which supports Secure Digital formats.

Network connectivity is supported by fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/gn wi-fi. No Bluetooth is available with the laptop.

Pros of HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14-b109wm

Affordable

Touch screen

Light weight

Cons of HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14-b109wm

No VGA

No Bluetooth

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