The sub-$500 HP 15-r210dx notebook is very interesting 15.6 inch budget laptop that designed for a small to medium users. Comes with newest Intel Broadwell-U dual core processor that features a 3MB L3 cache and incorporated with 6GB of RAM, the r210dx provides more power than other laptop on its price suggest. There are also SuperMulti DVD burner for playing CDs and DVDs cassettes and a 750GB of internal storage that gives more space to store all your favorite media files and install more interesting software to enhanced your productivity and multimedia experience.
Like the previous model, this machine is may not designed for a tech savvy or gamers. But with the 5th generation of Intel Core i5-5200U dual core processor that offers a base clock rates at 2.2 GHz and a 3MB L3 cache, HP 15-r210dx laptop still delivers reliable performance for running most modern productivity and casual multimedia and entertainment applications. Benchmarks tested said if this processor provides slightly better performance than the Intel Core i5-4210U processor that can be found on the sub-$600 Toshiba Satellite C55T-B5354 15″ touch-screen laptop. For running most demanding applications, this machine still offers a really fast and smooth performance, thanks to the 6GB of DDR3L SDRAM and Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology that gives extra processor speed up to 2.7 GHz.
The 15-r210dx 15.6 inch laptop is may made from a plastic material for casing. But with new HP finished design that combined with black licorice color, the 15.6 inch laptop is still provides a stylish and solid appearance. On the top of laptop’s bezel, the machine has a front facing VGA web camera for capture photo and incorporated with internal microphone for video recording and video chat via Skype or other similar applications. It also equipped with full size keyboard with full numeric keypad and island style design for working with document and spreadsheets.
The integrated Intel HD Graphics 5500 is may not designed for dedicated games, but still delivers reliable power for home multimedia tasks and casual modern games in low resolution, such as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, F1 2014, Alien: Isolation and more. The 15.6 inch High Definition WLED-backlit laptop’s display is may only supports a 1366 x 768 pixels resolution, but with HP BrightView technology, this model still delivers very bright, crispy and natural color for streaming and watching 720p video content. There is also a SuperMulti DVD burner, so you can load or burn files and video into CDs and DVDs cassettes.
Like the previous HP 15 laptop series, HP 15-r210dx also equipped with two built in stereo speaker and optimized with DTS Studio Sound+ technology that brings several audio tools for enhanced audio experience. It has a 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN and WiFi 802.11b/g/n for connecting to internet. The rest of r210dx 15.6 inch laptop specifications are few USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, media card reader for SD card, HDMI port, Kensington® MicroSaver lock slot, 3,5 mm combo jack and 3-cell Lithium-ion Polymer battery that claimed will gives more than four hours of battery run time between charge.
So, what do you think about this model? Are you interested and have a plan to buy HP 15-r210dx 15.6 inch laptop that comes with a starting price only around at $479? If this model is still out range of your budget and you need a cheaper 15.6 inch laptop for only basic computing tasks, we recommend to consider buying new sub-$250 Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5160 Notebook that equipped with 1.35 GHz AMD E1-6010 Dual-Core Processor and 500 GB of internal storage.