Are you one of AMD’s fan and planning to buy new laptop? If you are on the market for a budget friendly desktop replacement and the price is the big concerned, we think you should take a look at HP Pavilion 17-e016dx laptop. Yeah, this is not a high end machine, but if you only need a reliable machine for daily productivity and multimedia tasks, the HP Pavilion 17’s laptop still will be great for getting the job done.
Yeah, if you are really not too concern about design and size, the Pavilion 17-e016dx 17.3 inch laptop will be great for you. As a desktop replacement, this machine is not have a good portability. Measures 10.5 x 16.5 x 1.3 inches and weighs around at 6 lbs, this machine is not suitable for travel companion, but still perfect to use in office or at home. As a comparison, Gateway NE72207u-45006G75Mnsk 17.3 inch laptop has dimension in 10.8 x 16.3 x 1.4 inches and weighs around at 7.05 lbs.
Of course, like other HP Pavilion’s 17.3 ” laptop on its series, this model also have a comfortable and accurate keyboard with full sized design and a full numeric keypad on the right side. It also comes with a plastic material for casing, HP’s Imprint finish design and brings HP’s CoolSense technology that makes this machine stays cool and more comfortable to use in long period. The 6-cell Lithium Ion battery on this machine promise will gives more than 5 hours of battery runtime on single charge, especially if you used for light office tasks.
Speaking of multitasking performance, this machine that shipped with AMD A8-5550M Quad-Core processor and clocked around at 2.1 to 3.1 GHz and incorporated with 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM still provides fast and smooth multitasking performance. It stills gives the performance you will need for hard office tasks and some multimedia tasks. Inside, the AMD Radeon HD 8550G as graphics engine and the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system offers a good combination, stable platform for almost all Windows Office applications and seamless multimedia performance, such as watch HD video, light editing video and play casual modern games.
Like its predecessor, HP Pavilion 17-e016dx will be boasts a 17.3 inch High Definition widescreen display and support a 1600 x 900 native resolutions. Combined with HP’s BrightView and LED backlit technology, the machine gives a stunning experience and vivid color for 720p HD video playback and games. The laptop also offers larger memory space than the previous model, which mean you will get more space to store video, movies, music or document files, thanks to 750GB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive (5400 rpm).
This is not a high end multimedia laptop, but you will still few interesting multimedia features on this model. The SuperMulti DVD burner drive that located on the right side allows user to burn their files or install more applications from CDs or DVDs cassette. On the bottom, there are also a pair of stereo speakers that optimized by DTS Sound+ technology. Yea, the speaker is not gives a stunning audio experience, but still can produces clear and loud audio. On the top of display, you will find a TrueVision HD web camera, along with internal digital microphone for face to face video communications or self portraits.
Of course, this “Anodized Silver” laptop also has all the essential port interface, including two USB 3.0 port, Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack, USB 2.0 port, VGA port, RJ 45 for Ethernet, Multi-format digital media card reader for Secure Digital cards and HDMI port with support 1080p HD video. The rest of features are 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN, Kensington lock slot, 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN for internet connection and few preloaded applications, such as Norton Internet Security, CyberLink Multimedia applications, Adobe Reader, Trial version of Microsoft Office 365 and more.
Yeah, the newest HP Pavilion 17 graphics performance and size are a bit disappointed. It’s also not a Touch Screen machine. But, if the price and storage space are your big concern, the $399 HP Pavilion 17-e016dx 17.3 inch laptop is still worth and gives a great value for the price. So, what do you think? If you are preferred with Intel’s performance, but still did not want to spend much money, we recommend you to check Dell Inspiron I17RV-818BLK 17.3 inch laptop. Comes with Intel Core i3 “Ivy Bridge” platform as the heart and Intel HD graphics 4000, this model promises decent performance for play and work hard.