If you think new 15.6 inch decent laptop for daily office and multimedia use is out of your budget, we think you are wrong. Yeah, if you are one of AMD’s performance and did not want to buy a refurbished model, we think you should consider to buy the latest HP 2000 series, named HP 2000-2d27dx. Based on the newest AMD A6 quad-core SoC platform that claimed will gives a similar power to Intel Core i3-3227U “Ivy Bridge” platform, the 2000-2d27dx 15.6 inch laptop is one of good choice that you can get for price under $350.
If you are need a reliable machine for daily multimedia and office use, such as browse the web, watch HD video, play casual modern games or running light home editing video software, HP 2000-2d27dx laptop will gives the power you will needs. Powered by AMD A6-5200 Quad-Core Accelerated Processor that clocked around at 2.0 GHZ and incorporated with AMD Radeon HD 8400 as graphics accelerator, this machine can produces similar performance to Lenovo IdeaPad S500 59371478 laptop that paired with Intel Core i3-3227U processor and Intel HD graphics 4000 as graphics performance.
Inside, the 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM that combined with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system provides smooth and seamless multitasking performance. It also compatible with almost all Windows applications that designed for productivity and multimedia purpose, so you did not need worries to install more applications. Unlike the IdeaPad S500 model that brings a 500GB of internal storage, the HP’s also offers larger space with a 750GB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive. Combined with a 5400 rotate per minutes speed, the HDD allows user to store more than thousand of music and photo files, along with hundred of movies files.
Like common sub-$350 Hp’s laptops, the 2000-2d27dx has a glossy Imprint finish design. Comes with a high quality plastic for material and a black licorice color, this machine is still offers a solid design and looks more expensive than the actual price. The HP’s black keyboard with full sized design is easy to use and accurate for typing, but it lacks numeric keypad, so you must to be little patient when you make a spreadsheets works. In term of size, the 5.4 lbs laptop is measures 9.7 x 14.8 x 1.4 inches. Yeah, it’s not a sleek and light machine, but we believe the HP’s laptop still easy to carry around and comfortable for travel companion ion, especially if you have a big shoulder.
The HP 2000 has a 15.6 inch High Definition display with LED backlit technology and support a 1366 x 768 native resolution. There is also a TrueVision HD web camera that built into center of black bezel. It incorporated with built in digital camera and provides fairly clear and bright video communications and bright images for self portraits. Below the bodies, there are dual stereo speakers with High Definition audio supports. Yeah, this is not the best audio but still gives a fairly crisp and loud audio reproductions. On the right edges, there is a a DVD Super Multi optical drive for play and burn CDs or DVDs cassettes.
Unfortunately, this model lacks USB 3.0 port and only equipped with three USB 2.0 port. Other specifications are 3.5mm headphone jack, 3.5mm microphone jack, VGA port, RJ 45 port for 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN connection, HDMI port to share 1080p video content, Kensington lock slot and WiFi 802.11b/g/n provide a reliable internet connection through wireless networks. Reportedly, the 6-cell Lithium Ion battery on this laptop can provides up to 4 hours and 30 minutes of battery runtime between charges. Other interesting features are 25GB of “Box” storage, Trial version of Microsoft Office, CyberLink PowerDVD, Adobe Reader and more, along with Dragon Assistant, the most popular voice recognition applications.
Yeah, this is not the most affordable 15.6 inch laptop on the market. The HP’s laptop also lacks some essential port and did not support to play most modern 3D games or most demanding video editing applications. But, if the price is your big concern, the HP 2000-2d27dx 15.6 inch laptop which has a $329.99 price tag is still a good laptop and worth for your money. So, what do you think? If the portability is your big concern, we recommend you to consider buy Gateway NE52202h. The $400 laptop brings a AMD A4-5000 quad-core processor as the heart and measures just 1 inch thick.