HP 15-r134cl is a 15.6” laptop computer with decent hardware configuration that can be bought for around $400 (Pre black Friday offer, current price $550). However, there is nothing that immediately stands out about HP 15-r134cl. You can consider this laptop if you are a student or home user and looking for a machine for everyday office tasks, web browsing, online communications or streaming internet video and even for file converting tasks, entry level photo editing. There is nothing new about its design and HP 15-r134cl comes with same glossy black plastic, but with a Core i3-4005u CPU under the hood, 6GB RAM and a 1TB hard drive, it is value for your money. If you are an avid gamer then this laptop is not for you. By spending little extra, you can get Acer Aspire V3-572P-540V Touch screen laptop which comes with Intel i5-4210u processor, 8GB memory and 1TB hard drive. It comes with Gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth which HP 15-r134cl lacks. If you want to install ITunes, convert video files and some photo and video editing, a core i5 equipped laptop is more suitable option than core i3. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of HP 15-r134cl Touch Screen laptop.
HP 15-r134cl Touch Screen laptop Specification and Performance
HP 15-r134cl sports an Intel core i3-4005u processor which operates with 1.7GHz and has 3MB of cache. Graphics is handle by Intel HD 4400 which is part of the CPU. With the help of 6GB memory, it offers enough performance for day to day computing as well as smooth internet video streaming. However, it will be sluggish, if you try to convert video files or do video editing jobs on this laptop. This machine is not suitable for AutoCAD, Revit, Solidworks, Inventor and similar type of 3D CAD software. Games like Tombs raider, Dota 2, Fifa 14 can be played in low details and setting. If you need a laptop for CPU and GPU intensive programs, you can take a look at Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E545 20B20011US 15.6″ laptop which is based on Windows 7 professional OS and has 250GB SSD, 8GB memory and dual core A6-5350M processor, operating with 2.9 -3.5 GHz. It is a budget laptop and costs you around $600. It supports almost all games, however, you need to change to low settings for certain resource demanding games.
HP 15-r134cl touchsmart laptop comes with 6GB memory and the memory can be expanded up to 8GB. However, it is not so easy to replace memory. The laptop runs on Windows 8.1 operating system and it is a touchscreen laptop. However, if you need a machine with Windows 7 operating system with similar features, Toshiba Satellite C55-B5290 could be a decent choice.
The 15.6” LED backlit Touchscreen display of HP 15-r134cl offers resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels which supports up to 720p pixel resolution but not 1080p. But you can watch 1080p content on external display via HDMI.
When it comes to ports and connectivity features, it offers 1 headphone/ microphone combo, 1 USB 3.0, 1 SD card reader, 2 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI and 1 Ethernet port. Network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet and Single band Wi-fi. It comes with full size non-backlit keyboard with dedicated numeric keypad. The laptop weighs around 5.34lbs and has HD webcam
The laptop comes with 3-cell 31WHr 2.8Ah lithium-ion polymer battery which offers up to 5 hours of battery backup
Pros of HP 15-r134cl
6 GB memory and 1 TB hard drive
Cons of 15-r134cl