HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-n013dx

HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-n013dx is one of the inexpensive touch screen laptops in its category. The laptop has been designed for those who are looking for budget touch screen laptop without scarifying performance.  Equipped with AMD A8-5545M quad core accelerated APU, this laptop offers power beyond regular computing. Users can edit photos, encode/decode audio and video files and play current PC games (not all games) along with regular computing. HP 15-n013dx is preinstalled with 500GB hard drive and 4GB RAM which is common with budget segment laptops. Listed price of this laptop is $430 (approx.) at Best Buy.  Like other budget laptops, it also comes with certain compromises. The display doesn’t support Full HD playback and contents up to 720p only can be played on it.  However, if you consider its price and features, it is hard to get a laptop that supports full high definition display at this price.  Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of HP 15-n013dx.

HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-n013dx specification and expected performance

HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-n013dx is powered by A8-5545M accelerated processor from AMD. Each core operates with 1.7 GHz and can turbo boost up to 2.7 GHz. The APU comes with 4MB of L2 cache. L2 cache memory is much faster than L3. The machine offers integrated graphics. This integrated graphics is a part of APU and is well optimized for gaming. However, not all of the latest games are playable fluently on this laptop. Less power hungry games like Fifa 13, starcraft II, Gird 2, Dota 2, The Simcity, Tomb Raider etc. are playable in low settings and details.  Users can watch HD videos on this laptop. Like other 15.6” budget laptops, HP Pavilion 15-n013dx touch screen laptop doesn’t support full high definition playback. However, user can enjoy 720p video playback. The laptop offers nice multitasking experience though.

HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-n013dx comes with 4GB DDR3L SDRAM and it is installed with 500GB hard drive. The hard drive is preloaded with Windows 8 operating system and other softwares which include CyberLink PowerDirector, CyberLink PhotoDirector, CyberLink Power2Go and 1-month trial of Microsoft Office 365.

The 15.6” LED backlit high definition touch screen display offers 1366 X 768 pixel resolution which is common with budget segment laptops.

HP 15-n013dx comes with 2 USB 3.0 ports and 1 USB 2.0 port, HDMI output and LAN port. It comes with DVD burner and a webcam as well. Network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n.

4-cell lithium-ion battery pack offers 2-4 hours of battery life, depending upon usage.

Pros of HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-n013dx

Inexpensive touch screen laptop

will offer decent performance

Cons of HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-n013dx

No bluetooth

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