HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n034nr touch screen laptop is not as light as an Ultrabook but it comes with manages an attractive thin outlook and it’s one of the few impressive features and specifications. HP is known to give consumers a wide choice when it comes to laptops and notebooks. Key features of this laptop are 4th generation core i3 processor, 6 GB memory, 3 USB ports including 2 USB 3.0 and 750 GB hard drive space. Unlike Ultrabooks, this TouchSmart has a DVD burner. But VGA port is missing in this model. At a price of $400 approx (office max thanksgiving/ Black Friday sale), this 15.6”, HP 15-n034nr is definitely one of the cheapest core i3 touchscreen laptops available in the market. However, Bluetooth and VGA port are missing in this laptop. It could still be a decent choice for everyday use and for watching movies and videos. Here is a review of specifications and expected performance of HP 15 n034nr
HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n034nr specification and performance
HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n034nr is powered by Intel core i3-4005u processor which is a dual core processor. Each core operates with 1.7GHz processor. Like previous generation core i3 processor, core i3-4005u is hyperthreading enabled, thus two cores can process 4 threads at a time. HP 15 n034nr comes with Integrated Intel HD 4400 graphics which is integrated with the processor. The processor supports day to day computing tasks along with light photo editing. It can stream HD video as well. This processor comes with inbuilt Intel QuicK sync video, which delivers performance for conversion of video formats for portable media players, online sharing, and supports light video editing as well. But it is also worth mentioning that this laptop is not suitable for heavy video editing, running CAD application and animation.
When it comes to gaming, HP 15-n034nr is capable of running current games in low details and settings. Games like Dota 2, Skyrim , Metro Last night, Tomb Raider, StarCraft II heart of the swarm can be played in low details and settings. Core i3-4005u is an ultra-low voltage or ULV processor which operates with lower clock speed than core i3-4000M processor. These ULV processors are designed to provide long battery life.
The laptop comes with 6GB DDR3L SDRAM in 2 DIMM and 750GB 5400RPM hard drive. The hard drive is preloaded with Windows 8 operating system.
The 15.6” HD LED backlit display offers 1366 X 768 pixel resolution and supports 720p video playback.
Ports and connectivity features includes- Multi-format digital media card reader for Secure Digital cards, 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45 (LAN) 1 Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack. Model 15-n034nr also houses a HD webcam integrated with microphone.
It is integrated with 4-cell 41WHr 2.8Ah lithium-ion battery which offers up to 5 hours ( approx)of battery life
Pros of HP Pavilion 15-n034nr
Inexpensive touch screen laptop
750 GB hard drive
6 GB memory
Cons of HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n034nr