If you want to buy a new laptop that provides fastest multitasking speed or shipped with many multimedia features, we think HP 2000-2d22DX laptop is not designed for you. But if you only need a decent laptop for light multimedia or daily office task and the price is your big concern, the 2000-2d22DX 15.6 inch laptop is still has many strengths that make it a good choice to buy.
Physically, the 2000-2d22DX laptop is identical to the HP 2000-2d11dx 15.6 inch laptop that brings Intel Core i3-3110M processor as the heart. This model also comes with a black licorice color for cover lid and the keyboard deck. The casing also made from high quality plastic material and finished with HP Imprint finish design that makes it looks more premium than they are. In term of size, the HP 5.4 lbs laptops has dimension in 9.7 x 14.8 x 1.4 inches. Yeah, this is not a light and thin laptop, but we think the laptop still comfortable for companion at home or in office.
Speaking of multitasking performance, the 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM and Intel Ivy Bridge “i3-3120M” dual core processor that clocked around at 2.5GHZ with features a 3 MB L3-Cache is not gives an ultimate performance, but still can handle daily office tasks and light multimedia applications. The casual games, 720p video playback or light home photo and video tasks still can run smoothly. The 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system also promises seamless and stable performance for almost all office and business software.
Like its predecessor, the i3-3120M’s laptop also integrated with Intel HD graphics 4000 as graphics engine. The 15.6 inch High Definition widescreen display with LED backlit technology can produces maximum internal resolution at 1366 x 768 pixels. It also optimized by HP’s BirghtView technology that provides bright, crisp and stunning colors for video and games. Of course, you can also share or enjoy your video or games in HDTV, thanks to HDMI port. On the right edges, the Super Multi Burner drive also perfect for watch DVD’s movies or burn your files into CD’s cassettes.
Other interesting features is a memory space. Unlike common HP 2000 laptop on its class, HP 2000-2d22DX is equipped with a 750GB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive. Its mean the HDD which has speed of 5400 rpm provides large memory space and provides more than enough room to store hundred of movies files. On the top of display, there is a front facing TrueVision camera. Integrated with digital microphone, the laptop brings crisp and clear face to face video chats and video recording, along with Altec Lansing dual speakers for audio.
Of course. like common HP 2000 laptop on its class, the 2d22DX model also brings all important ports and connectivity, such as three USB 2.0 port, audio jack, microphone jack, security lock slot, VGA port, HDMI port, Ethernet LAN with RJ 45 connector and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN for internet connection. The black keyboard with island style design has a large keypad and paired with HP ClickPad touchpad. Unfortunately, it lacks numeric keypad.
Reportedly, the laptop also bundled with a 6-cell Lithium Ion battery. The company claims if the battery can produces more than fours hours of battery run time in singe charges. So, what do you think about this machine? Yeah, this is not gives ultimate multimedia experience and not support for play 3D games in high resolution. But, if you need a decent laptop for daily use at a really affordable price, the $379 HP 2000-2d22DX 15.6 inch laptop is still a great choice. Need a portable gaming laptop? If you have more budget and the graphics performance is your big concern, we suggest you to look at Zeus Hercules 14 inch gaming notebook from CyberpowerPC that comes with new Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200.