HP Pavilion TouchSmart 17-e160US Anodized Silver laptop is powerful enough to replace a desktop for most of your computing jobs. Equipped with 4th generation core i5-4200M processor, it is not only able to increase day to day productivity but can also run many CPU intensive tasks like photo/video editing and moderate PC gaming. Even though 17.3” display is not as popular as 15.6”, it is perfect for those who are looking for a large machine that can be used for hours at a stretch for both, productivity and entertainment, purposes. HP 17-E160US comes with 6GB memory and 750GB hard drive. Though the original price of this laptop is over a grand, it is currently available at Walmart and Amazon with a price tag of $730. It is available at Best Buy, Staples, Sears as well. The touch screen of HP Pavilion 17-E160US doesn’t offer Full HD but its keyboard houses a dedicated number pad. There are sufficient ports and connectivity features available with this laptop. The main drawback of the laptop is that it is too heavy and weighs around 7.74lbs. Thus, it is difficult to carry it along very often. Here is a brief review about HP Pavilion Touchsmart 17-e160US
HP Pavilion TouchSmart 17-e160US specification and performance
Inside the laptop, you will get a fourth-generation Intel Core i5-4200M CPU, which is a mobile CPU with two cores, with Hyper-Threading enabled that runs at 2.5GHz. Due to Turbo Boost technology, the clockspeed can rise up to 3.1GHz. The processor is paired with Intel HD 4600 graphics which shares system RAM. As mentioned earlier, along with regular computing, it offers enough performance for media encoding/decoding/editing, working with 2D designing and playing PC games. All the games are not playable in high resolution tough. You can play COD Ghosts and Black ops II, Borderlands 2, Dishonored in low details and resolution. HP 17-E160US supports Minecraft game play as well. You can run games from Windows app store on this laptop.
HP Anodized Silver 17.3″ Pavilion TouchSmart 17-e160us Laptop is installed with 6GB DDR3L SDRAM and can support a maximum of 8GB memory. There is only 750GB hard drive available with this laptop which is preloaded with Windows 8.1 operating system.
The 17.3” LED backlit high definition display supports 1600 X 900 pixels resolution which supports up to 900p HD playback.
You will get a built-in DVD burner, two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 ports, an SD card slot, combo audio jack, HDMI, VGA, and RJ 45. Left corners of the chassis contain vents for cooling the system, Other features of HP TouchSmart 17-e160us include a webcam and Wireless-N. Bluetooth is not available.
Pros of HP Pavilion TouchSmart 17-e160US
Inexpensive touchscreen laptop with decent performance
2 USB 3.0 ports
Cons of HP Pavilion TouchSmart 17-e160US