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HP Pavilion 17-e020dx Inexpensive A8-5550M Desktop Replacement Specs Review

One of the most famous PCs maker in United States, Hewlett-Packard Development Company reportedly has unveiled new 17.3 inch laptop for home and small business user at a really affordable price. HP Pavilion 17-e020dx laptop comes with newest AMD A8  Elite Quad-Core “Richland” platform and large storage, provides a good combinations of power for daily computing tasks, along with more space to store all multimedia files.

Yeah, HP Pavilion 17-e020dx is not a light and slim machine. Measures 10.5 x 16.5 x 1.3 inches and weighing around at 6.0 lbs, this machine fells heavy to carry around, but its still perfect to use in office room or family room in home. Comes with a high quality plastic for material in HP Imprint finish design and anodized silver color for exterior and black color for interior make it looks more expensive and premium than they actual price. Like common HP’s Pavilion series, this model also has the small HP logo embedded on the center of lid and below the black bezel. Inside, there is also a 6-cell Lithium Ion battery that can produces at least 3 hours of battery runtime between charges.

Speaking of performance, the AMD A8-5550M Elite Quad-Core Processor that clocked around at 2.1 to 3.1 GHz and 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM provides great combinations of plenty power and fast office and multimedia multitasking performance. Preloaded with the most popular Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit version as the operating system, the laptop can handle the most demanding office applications and some multimedia tasks with ease, such as create or edit spreadsheets, watch HD movies, play modern games and light home video editing.

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HP Pavilion 17-e020dx Cheap 17.3 inch laptop with decent perofrmance

The 17.3 inch High Definition Plus display with HP’s BrightView technology and integrated AMD Radeon HD 8550G as graphics engine delivers crisp, vivid color and bright images and video. Similar to the previous model, HP Pavilion 17-e021nr laptop that powered by Intel Ivy Bridge platform, the A8-5550M’s laptop also capable to play 720 video playback with ease and can produces maximum internal resolution at 1600 x 900 with 16:9 aspect ratio. Of course, the inexpensive machine also have a HP TrueVision web camera that built into black bezel and integrated with internal digital microphone for face to face video chats or conference.


As we mentioned above, this model also brings a larger memory space than other laptop on its price. The 750GB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive that brings a spinning speed of 5400 rpm and a HP ProtectSmart for security provides a spacious storage capacity, more than enough to store all your video, music and document files. On the right sides, you will also find a SuperMulti DVD burner drive for burn your files into CD’s cassette or install more applications from DVD’s cassette. There are also a pair of standard stereo speakers with DTS Sound+ technology. Yeah, the speakers are not offers stunning audio experience, but still can produces crisp and loud audio for small room.

Around the edges, there are also plenty of port interface, including single USB 2.0 port, 3.5mm Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack, multimedia card reader slot, dual USB 3.0 port, VGA port, RJ 45 for wired connection and HDMI port as HDTV connector. The rest of specifications are 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN, WiFi 802.11b/g/n for wireless internet connection and Full-size keyboard with large keypad to make typing session faster, comfortable and accurate. Furthermore, there are also a wide range of preinstalled applications, such as Cyberlink YouCam DE, HP Connected, Norton Internet Security, Recovery Manager and more.

Yeah, HP Pavilion 17-e020dx is not the most powerful 17.3 inch laptop in Pavilion series, but for priced around at $399.99 with 1 year limited warranty, this is still a great affordable laptop for desktop replacement in home or office. Looking for better 17.3 inch laptop for multimedia and gaming? If the price is your big concern, we recommend you to check Acer Aspire V3-772G-9653 that powered by Intel Haswell Quad Core Processor with NVIDIA GeForce GT 760M dedicated graphics and priced only around at $899.

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