Few days ago, we have reported if the newest HP 2000 laptop lineup that comes with a AMD A6-5200 Quad-Core as the heart has listed in major retailers. Now, Hewlett Packard and BestBuy also has officially unveiled the Intel Core model, named HP 2000-2d11dx laptop. Comes with third generation of Intel Core Ivy Bridge platform as the heart, the 2000-2d11dx 15.6 inch laptop is designed for a budget conscious user that needs a reliable office daily laptop but did not want to breaking the bank.
Yeah, if you are a HP fan and preferred with Intel’s performance, HP 2000-2d11dx is one of the most affordable HP’s machine that you can get for price under $350. Powered by 2.4GHZ Intel Core i3-3110M dual core processor that features a 3 MB L3-Cache and Intel Hypertrading technology, this model promises more than enough power for daily office and business applications.
Combined with a 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM and the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system, this model provides fast, smooth and seamless multitasking performance. Not only for Microsoft Word, Excel or PDF tasks, but Power Point and some spreadsheet applications also can run smoothly on this machine. Like common Hp’s budget friendly laptop on its series, the newest HP 2000 model also equipped with a 500GB of SATA Hard Disk Drive and has spinning speed of 5400 rpm. Yeah, it’s not gives a plenty of storage, but you can still save all office works and thousand of video and music files.
Similar to HP 2000-2d27dx “AMD” laptop, this model also comes with a high quality “Black Licorice” plastic and HP Imprint design for bodies and cover. On the corner of lid and palmrest area, you will see two HP logo. The black keyboard also lacks a numeric keypad, but its still comfortable and easy to use, especially in the desk. In term of size, the 5.4 lbs laptop also has dimension in 9.7 x 14.8 x 1.4 inches, which mean the machine is still easy to carry around with you. Inside, the 6-cell Lithium Ion battery also promises user more than 4 hours of battery life for daily use.
Like common Intel Ivy Bridge’s machine, the 2000-2d11dx laptop also use Intel HD graphics 4000 for graphics accelerator. Combined with a 15.6 inch High Definition widescreen display and HP’s BrightView technology, this model provides a fairy bright, crisp and natural colors, especially for watch 720p HD video playback. According to Hewlett-Packard, the 15.6 inch display can produces maximum internal resolution at 1366 x 768 pixels. Yeah, its mean you will not get stunning experience when watch 1080p HD movies, but you can till easily connect it into external HDTV via HDMI port for detailed resolutions.
On the right edge, there is a SuperMulti DVD burner with multi format supports for play or burn video or music files into CDs or DVDs cassette, along with two USB 2.0 port and Kensington lock slot. On the top of display, the HP TrueVision HD web camera that integrated with internal digital microphone allows user to stay connected with family and friend wherever they go. Other specifications are single USB 2.0 port on the left side, audio jack, headphone jack, VGA port, RJ 45 port, multimedia card reader slot and a pair of Altec Lansing dual speakers on the bottom sides.
Of course, there are also plenty of software, such as CyberLink PowerDVD, Cyberlink YouCam DE, HP Connected, Norton Internet Security, Recovery Manager, Trial version of Microsoft Office and more. Yeah, the laptop is only shipped with old version of Intel Ivy Bridge processor. The multimedia and game performance also a bit a disappointed. But, if the office performance and price are your big concerned, the $349 HP 2000-2d11dx 15.6 inch laptop is still worth and great machine. If you are on the market for 15.6 inch Touch laptop, the Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n020us laptop with AMD A6-5200 quad core processor and measures just 0.97 inches thick is one of the best choice for a sub-$600 laptop.