As name suggests, HP touchsmart 15-b153nr is a touchscreen sleekbook which runs on AMD A-Series A8-4555M APU. This sleekbook is HP’s latest 15-.6”inch low cost mainstream laptop and available at around $400. it is hard to find a laptop within this price range with similar features. It comes with 6GB RAM and 750GB harddrive. There is no optical drive in this laptop notebook. The actual ultrabook costs a lot. However, if you don’t need high end performance and your requirements are limited to basic tasks like typing, browsing and watching videos then this HP 15-b153nr touchsmart will be able to handle the tasks easily. Let us discuss the features of sleekbook in details.
HP 15-b153nr specs and performance
At first glimpse, the slimness of this HP touchsmart sleekbook will attract user. The 15-b153nr model comes with 1.6 GHz AMD A8-4555M quad-core APU. With the help of turbo charge 3.0 feature the frequency can boost up to 2.4 GHz. It comes with Integrated AMD Radeon HD 7600G. With 6 GB memory it can stream audio and video smoothly. If you compare it with Intel CPU, AMD A8-4555M is comparable with 3rd generation core i3 ULV processors. However, multitasking will be better compared to core i3 equipped laptop or sleekbook. This machine does not support CPU or GPU intensive tasks. Gaming is hard in this machine. Some low end games can be played. With 6 GB of memory, user can open number of tabs in their browser or can multitask. Though it is quad core equipped machine, user can’t expect to perform job like video editing or running professional applications.
The HP touchsmart 15-b153nr is a 15.6-inch mainstream machine. The touch screen is responsive and compatible with windows 8 interface. The display offers 1366*768 pixel native resolution. It is incorporated with 750GB, 5400 rpm hard drive. User can store enough video and music files. The system already comes with a number of preloaded softwares.
When it comes to connectivity, there are three USB ports. Two of them are USB 3.0, and the third is USB 2.0. Other ports include 1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45 (LAN) and 1 Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack. As told earlier there is no optical drive. VGA port is missing as well. There is an SD card reader and a HD webcam.
Encased in glossy polycarbonate outfit, HP touchsmart 15-b153nr comes with 4-Cell 37WHr 2.55Ah lithium-ion battery pack. The battery life the machine is up to 4 hours depending upon usage. Dedicated numeric keypad is included in the keyboard. Network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi. Bluetooth feature is missing.
Pros of HP 15-b153nr
Touch laptop at budget price
USB 3.0 port
Missing integrated optical drive (generally not available in sleekbook)