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HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n020us 15.6 inch Budget Laptop Specs Review

If you are on the market for middle class multimedia and entertainment laptop, the newest Pavilion TouchSmart 15 series line up from Hewlett-Packard Development Company, named HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n020us is one of the best choice for daily use. Not only comes with latest HP’s AMD’s technology, the Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n020us laptop also combined with a gorgeous 15.6 inch display with multi touch support and a fairly sleek design.

Like common multimedia and entertainment laptop from other brand, the newest model in Pavilion TouchSmart 15.6 inch line up also based on the AMD quad core Accelerated Processor. Powered by AMD A6-5200 quad core processor that features a 2MB L2 Cache and combined with 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM (2 x 2GB), this machine promises fast and seamless day to day multimedia and entertainment experience. The most popular Windows OS, the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system also gives smooth performance for both office and multimedia applications.

The A6-5200″s laptop that clocked around at 2.0GHZ is incorporated with AMD Radeon HD 8400 as graphics accelerator, provide the graphics performance you will need when watch HD video, streaming movies or play modern games. Yeah, this is not a WOW machine, but this is still can handle the most demanding office and multimedia applications with ease, even for CAD software, play World of Warcraft game or other photo and video editing applications. Like common multimedia and entertainment laptop, the HP’s also brings a spacious of storage capacity. The 750GB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive which has spinning speed of 5400 rpm offers a plenty of room to store all files. There is also HP’s ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection, so you did not need to worries again about your critical data and files on this laptop.

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n020us review
HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n020us Budget friendly laptop with solid design

In term of size, the 15.6 inch laptop that has similar dimension with the HP 2000-2d10NR 15.6 inch laptop. Measures in 15.18 x 10.16 x 0.97 inches and weighing around at 5.6 lbs is not the lightest and slimmest laptop on its class. But, the machine is still comfortable to carry around and fit perfectly in almost all 15.6 inch’s laptop bag. The high quality black plastic with glossy finish and rounded corner make this machine looks more expensive than the other plastic’s laptop on its class. Inside, the 4 cell Lithium Ion battery promises user with more than 4 hours of battery runtime on single charges.


The 15.6 inch High Definition touch screen display that combined with HP’s BrightView technology provides fairly bright, crisp and stunning color when you watch 720p video playback or play modern games. Of course, the display also comes with LED-backlit technology, 10-point touch capabilities and can produces maximum internal resolution at 1366 x 768 pixels. According to some users, the display is very responsive and comfortable to touch, gives a great Windows 8 experience for multimedia and entertainment tasks.

On the center of black glossy bezel, the High Definition TrueVision web camera with Cyberlink YouCam DE provide bright and crisp face to face video communications and dual array digital microphone also gives fairly crisp and loud voice chats. Below the display, there are a pair of stereo speakers with DTS Sound+ technology. It’s not the best audio speakers, but still gives a stunning audio experience, especially in small office room. HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n020us laptop also comes with a sturdy black keyboard with full numeric keypad and island style design. Not only easy to use and comfortable, but also better accuracy and fast typing session.

Around the edges, there are single USB 2.0 port, 3.5mm audio combos jack for headphones and microphone, two USB 3.0 port, RJ 45 port, HDMI port, multimedia card reader slot and SuperMulti DVD burner with multi dual layer support for play or burn CDs or DVDs cassette. Other features are 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN, WiFi 802.11b/g/n for wireless internet connection and a full range of software, such as Dragon Notes, Netflix, Amazon Kindle, CyberLink, WildTangent Games, HP Connected, CoolSense technology, Norton Internet Security, Recovery Manager and more.

Yeah, this is not the slimmest and most powerful 15.6 inch multimedia laptop on the market. But its still offers responsive touch display, solid design and other strengths that make it a good choice for budget conscious costumer who looking a reliable machine for daily use. So what do you think? If you are interested, HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n020us 15.6 inch laptop is now available in major retailers with a starting price around at $620. If you have more budget and preferred with Intel Haswell’s performance, we recommend you to check the $780 ENVY TouchSmart m6-k025dx laptop that powered by Intel Core i5-4200U processor, support a 1920 x 1080 native resolution and measures just 0.97 inch thick.

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