Hewlett-Packard Development Company expands its portable laptop range with an affordable sleek laptop, the HP 15-d040nr Touchsmart 15.6-Inch Laptop. Based on the new Intel Bay Trail-M platform with integrated graphics, the TouchSmart 15-d040nr laptop is not designed for business or professional users, but for a budget conscious costumer or student that looking for a decent affordable touch laptop for daily use its still one of the best choice that you can get for price under $550.
Like common HP’s affordable laptop, HP 15-d040nr TouchSmart laptop is created from high quality plastic material for casing. The Sparkling Black color that finished with glossy design, rounded edges and small HP logo on the center of lid cover looks cheaply. In term of portability, the 6.07 lbs laptop is still heavier than its competitor (the 5.3 lbs Satellite C55D-A5304 laptop), but with measures around at 10.20 x 14.88 x 1.17 inches, the HP’s still can fit perfectly in almost all carry bag and perfect for travel companion. The TouchSmart Lithium Polymer battery will gives users up to six hours of battery runtime between charges, more than enough to enjoy multimedia content or streaming video when you on the coffee shop.
As the Intel Bay’s machine, HP TouchSmart 15-d040nr is not support for playing most modern 3D games or editing video in high resolution. But for daily office and light multimedia multitasks, such as Microsft Office, Adobe Reader, rich internet browsing or play casual games, the Intel Pentium N3510 dual core processor that clocked around at 2.0GHZ still promises smooth and seamless performance. The 4GB of DDR3 RAM which offers two slot is still gives fast multitasking performance, but if you preferred to running applications in blazing speeds, you can also expands the memory to 8GB of DDR3 RAM. The 750GB of internal storage will gives more than enough space to store all your files and install more useful applications.
The HP’s that integrated with Intel HD graphics is boasts 15.6 inch High Definition Touchscreen display. Yeah, it’s not promised stunning viewing experience, but with LED Backlit and HP’s BrightView technology the display still can produces fairly crisp and bright images, along with natural color for video. Like the previous model, the HP 15-d040nr display’s also can produces maximum internal resolution at 1366 x 768 pixels. Yeah its mean you can not watch 1080p HD video playback but the HDMI port on the left side still perfect to connect your multimedia content into external HDTV.
Similar to the previous model, the full sized TouchSmart keyboard’s with island style design is lacks LED -backlit technology but with full numeric keypad this machine still provides fast and accurate typing, especially on the desk and in bright light room. Built into center of top display, the High Definition web camera with TrueVision technology and internal digital microphone allows user to keep in touch with family when they on the go. There are also dual stereo speakers that powered by Intel High Definition technology is not promises loud audio in large room, but for small office room its still gives fairly crisp and loud audio experience.
Around the rounded edges, HP 15-d040nr Touchsmart also shipped with all essential features. On the right side, there are two USB port and SuperMulti DVD burner with double layer support. On the other edge, there are audio combo jack, USB 3.0 port, VGA port, HDMI port and RJ 45 port, along with security lock slot and media card reader slot on the front side. Other features are Ethernet LAN, WiFi 802.11b/g/n and few usefully applications, such as Dragon Notes voice recognition, Cyberlink YouCam DE, trial version of Microsoft Office, HP Support Assistant and more.
Preinstalled with new Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 bit version as the operating system, HP 15-d040nr Touchsmart laptop is now available in major retailer with a starting price around at $529. Yeah, this is not designed for hard work and play, but it you are really want to buy new touch laptop, this model is still a good choice and worth for your money. So, what do you think? If you are need a laptop which brings more power but offers slimmer profile and preferred with Toshiba’s performance, we recommend you to check the 0.9 inch Satellite S55-A5352 laptop that powered by Intel Core i5-3337U processor and priced only around at $669.