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HP Pavilion 15-p214dx Powerful 15″ Budget Notebook Specs Review

Are you on the market for everyday laptop and really need a budget machine for busy activity in office and home? If the computing performance is your biggest concern, you should consider to buying the latest HP Pavilion 15 laptop series. Yeah, HP Pavilion 15-p214dx is may not a cheapest 15 inch laptop on the series, but with long battery life and sleek design, this machine is still perfect to use in office, home and wherever you go. The Intel Core i7 5500U processor as the heart of Pavilion 15-p214dx 15.6 inch machine provides more than enough power for running most demanding productivity applications and enjoy some modern multimedia and entertainment tasks.

Powered by the latest Intel processor, the 5th generation of Intel Core i7-5500U dual core processor as the heart, HP Pavilion 15-p214dx provides enough power for running almost all demanding productivity applications. The 2.4 GHz of processor also comes with new Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology that gives extra power for most demanding applications up to 3.0 GHz. Combine the 6GB of DDR3L DRAM with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8.1 for the operating system not only provides fast multitasking performance, but also more stable platform for running most demanding modern software. You can use the 750GB of SATA disk drive to store thousand of files and document, along with install more usefully applications.

Like the previous model, the Pavilion 15-p214dx 15.6 inch laptop is also made from a plastic material for entires body. Combine with natural silver lid cover and ash silver for keyboard deck and finished with new HP horizontal brushed design, the newest HP Pavilion 15 series still looks more sturdy and stylish than its price suggest. The HP Pavilion 5.02 lbs laptop which measures around at 10.24 x 15.14 x 0.94 inch is may not the lightest machine on the market, but its still pretty slim and light for companion in home, school, office or when you on the occasional trips. The front facing web camera with dual-array digital microphone allows user to stay in touch with family and co-workers wherever they go.

The 15.6 inch High Definition p214dx laptop’s display that optimized with HP BrightView technology is supports a 1366 x 768 pixels native resolution. Yeah, this machine is not designed for gamers and professional users. But with the Intel HD Graphics 5500 as graphics engine, the WLED-backlit laptop’s display still promises very crisp, clear and stunning color for watching 720p video content and streaming new movies from internet, along with enough graphics performance for handle basic multimedia apps and current modern games. As for external display connector, the HDMI port that placed on the side provides stunning video experience on bigger 1080p HDTV.


Like the predecessor, HP Pavilion 15-p214dx 15.6 inch laptop also comes with Imagepad with multitouch gesture support and brings non-backlit keyboard with full numeric keypad and island style design. Above the comfortable laptop’s keyboard, the internal BeatsAudio stereo speakers delivers very crisp, clear sound and loud enough audio for multimedia tasks and games. ON the left and right laptop’s edges, HP 15-p214dx brings few essential connectivity features, such as USB 2.0 port, 3.5mm audio combo jack, USB 3.0 port, RJ 45 port and media card reader slot for SD card.

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Detail HP Pavilion 15-p214dx 15.6 inch Notebook Full Specifications

  1. Price : Starting at $579.
  2. Design : Natural Silver for exterior, Ash Silver for interior, horizontal brush design.
  3. Operating System : Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit.
  4. Processor : Intel Core i7-5500U processor.
  5. Processor Features : 4MB L3 cache with 2 cores, 2.4 GHz of base speeds, 3.0 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology.
  6. Memory : 6GB DDR3L SDRAM.
  7. Storage : 750GB Serial ATA as internal storage, speed of 5400RPM.
  8. Graphics Card : Intel HD Graphics 5500 with 3G GB of video memory.
  9. Display : 15.6-inch diagonal High Definition display.
  10. Display Features : WLED-backlit with HP BrightView technology, 1366 x 768 pixels native resolution.
  11. Optical Drive : Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive.
  12. Webcam : High Definition WEB camera, HP TrueVision technology.
  13. Audio : built in BeatsAudio stereo speakers, internal dual-array digital microphone.
  14. Keyboard : Full-size non-backlit keyboard with numeric keypad and island-style design.
  15. TouchPad : Imagepad with multitouch gesture support.
  16. Connectivity : Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n wireless WLAN, 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN
  17. I/O Interface : 3.5mm Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack, 2x USB 2.0 port, USB 3.0, HDMI, RJ45
  18. Dimension : 10.24 x 15.14 x 0.94 inch.
  19. Weight : 5.02 lbs.
  20. Battery : 4-cell Lithium Ion battery.
  21. Battery Life : more than seven hours per charge.
  22. Other Features : SD card reader slot, Kensington lock slot, HP Connected Drive, 25GB of online storage from DropBox, CyberLink YouCam, Microsoft Games, CyberLink PowerDVD, 1-month trial of Microsoft Office 365 and more.

Yeah, HP Pavilion 15-p214dx is not the most affordable laptop on the HP Pavilion 15 series. But with large memory space, long battery life, pretty sleek design and powerful performance, the $579 Pavilion 15-p214dx is still a great laptop for small to medium business users who need a reliable machine but did not want to break the bank. So, what do you think? If this model is out range of your budget, you should consider to buying the sub-$400 HP 15-g274nr laptop that shipped with 2.0 GHz AMD A6-5200 quad core processor.

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