HP TouchSmart 15-d037dx is an entry level touch screen laptop which is decent for home users and students. There isn’t a lot you can say about this laptop but the touch screen would definitely become useful when using the Windows 8 User interface. Integrated with 2.6 GHz third generation Intel core i3-3130M processor, it offers enough speed for home computing as well as office tasks. HP 15-d037dx also allows casual gaming, photo editing and some media encoding and decoding tasks. You can create presentations and compress files in this laptop. The Touchsmart 15 d037dx offers decent battery life with its 3-cell 31WHr 2.8Ah lithium-ion polymer battery. The laptop, weighing around 6.1lbs, is little heavy and is not easy to travel with. It doesn’t offer a SSD but it comes with 750GB hard drive, which is a decent storage solution. It does come with inbuilt DVD drive as optical drive. But you don’t get premium features like backlit keyboard and USB charging port with this laptop. However, with its existing features, HP TouchSmart 15-d037dx is more than a decent laptop to consider if you are looking for regular tasks like typing docs, browsing web and watching videos. The price of the laptop is $430. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of this laptop:
Specification and Performance of HP TouchSmart 15-d037dx
HP TouchSmart 15-d037dx features a third-generation Intel Core i3-3130 CPU, which has two cores and has Hyper-Threading enabled, and operates with standard frequency of 2.6 GHz. It comes with Intel HD 4000 graphics which supports many PC games. You can run Dota 2, Gird 2, Counter Strike global offensive in medium resolution and medium setting. If you are ready to play without extras then you can play games like COD black ops 2, Battlefield 3, Assassin’s creed black flag, Far Cry 3 in low resolution and setting but with very low frame rates of 17-20. The laptop can stream videos without any issue.
HP 15 d037sx comes with 4GB DDR3L SDRAM arranged in single slot and you can’t expand memory. The laptop offers 750GB hard drive which operates with 5400rpm. Windows 8.1 is preloaded onto it.
The laptop features LED backlit high definition display which comes with 1366 X 768 pixel resolution which means it can support 720p video playback but not 1080p.
Ports and connectivity features include Multi-format SD card reader, 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA (15-pin), 1 RJ-45 (LAN), 1 Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack and HD webcam. Network connectivity includes Fast Ethernet and 802.11 N wi-fi. There is no Bluetooth support.
Pros of HP TouchSmart 15-d037dx
Inexpensive touch screen laptop with powerful processor
750GB hard drive
Cons of HP TouchSmart 15-d037dx
The specs are similar to HP 15-d038dx but the only difference is HP 15-d037dx is a touch screen laptop while HP 15-d038dx is non touch laptop.