Another AMD’s budget friendly laptop has been released by Hewlett-Packard Development Company, named HP TouchSmart 15-d020dx laptop. Yeah, this is an entry level laptop but with new AMD’s Jaguar platform as the heart that also integrated with AMD’s graphics card, along with latest Microsoft Windows as the operating system, the TouchSmart 15-d020dx 15.6 inch laptop still delivers more than enough power for daily office task and reliable graphics performance for light multimedia tasks.
Physically, the Touchsmart 15-d020dx Sleekbook laptop is looks identical to Pavilion TouchSmart 15-n020us 15.6 inch laptop that was released 4 months ago. On the center of plastic lid cover, the HP’s logo makes it look more expensive than its competitor. The full size keyboard with full numeric keypad and island style design is lacks LED-backlit technology, but its still comfortable and accurate to used in bright light room. Speaking of portability, the 6.07 lbs laptop which has dimension in 14.88 x 10.20 x 1.17 inches is not the lighter and thinner laptop on its class, but we believe the HP’s still can fit perfectly in your carry bag and easy to carry around with you.
Yeah, the AMD A6-5200 quad core processor that features a 2MB L2 Cache is a low end processor. It’s also not designed for hard business work or handle most demanding multimedia applications and games. But, with 4GB of DDR3L SDRAM, this laptop which has the maximum clocking speed of 2.0GHZ still promises smooth and seamless performance for day to day mobile computing tasks in office or light multimedia tasks at home or when you on the coffee shop. Like the predecessor, HP TouchSmart 15-d020dx also integrated with a 500GB of onboard storage. Its mean you can store more video, music and document files into this laptop without need to buy an external drive or upload into Cloud Drive Service.
As the latest HP TouchSmart 15 laptop series, the TouchSmart 15-d020dx laptop also sports 15.6 inch High Definition touch screen display. Its comes with 10-point touch support and can produces maximum internal resolution at 1366 x 768 pixels. Combined with HP’s BrightView technology and AMD Radeon HD 8400 as graphics accelerator, the laptop still can produces crisp images and vivid color for video and casual games. Yeah, it’s only can handle 720p video playback, so you need to connect your multimedia content into external HDTV with HDMI cable to enjoy 1080p video playback.
Above the screen, the High definition HP’s web camera that embedded on the center of top bezel with integrated digital microphone still gives fairly clear and crisp video communications with family or friend when you in office or on the go. The integrated stereo speakers that optimized with High Definition audio software is not promises stunning audio experience, but for small room its still offers fairly crisp and loud audio. Unlike common HP’s laptop on its size, this model has SuperMulti DVD burner drive, so you can burn your files or load more applications from DVD’s cassettes.
For connection, HP 15-d020dx laptop will equipped with 3.5mm audio combos jack for microphone and headphone, dual USB 2.0 port, single USB 3.0 port, VGA port, HDMI port and RJ 45 port as Ethernet connector. Moreover, the 15.6 inch budget friendly laptop also comes with security lock slot, media card reader slot, 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN, WiFi 802.11b/g/n for wireless connection and 4-cell Lithium Ion battery that will gives more than three hours of battery life for light multimedia usage.
Preloaded with latest Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 bit version as the operating system, this machine also shipped with few usefully software, such as CyberLink, trial version of Microsoft office, HP Utility Center, Kindle reader, HP Connected, Windows Essentials and more. Yeah, HP TouchSmart 15-d020dx is not a high end laptop but with a starting price only around at $379 this laptop is still has many strengths that make it a good deals you should consider to buying. If you are preferred with Intel laptop’s performance, we think you should take a look at its sister, the HP 15-d040nr Touchsmart laptop that powered by Intel Pentium N3510 processor and priced around at $500.