January 27, 2013

HP Pavilion 15-b140us (D1D68UA#ABA ) : Windows 8, Intel Core i3-3227U

A new HP laptop PC powered by the new Ivy Bridge processor is now out in the market, the HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b140us (D1D68UA#ABA ). The Ivy Bridge-powered laptop PC comes with Third Generation Intel Core i3-3227U ultra low voltage processor dual-core processor which is equipped with 3MB L3 cache and runs at rate of 1.9GHz, It support Hyper-Threading technology but not Turbo Boost. This ULV dual-core processor is as powerful as the Second Generation Intel Core i5-2467M with PassMark Rating of about 2300. One of the great improvement of the Ivy Bridge processor is on the GPU, which is 30% much powerful than the one available in Sandy Bridge processor. Specifically, this has integrated GPU called Intel HD Graphics 4000.

Connectivity features of laptop PC is a must nowadays, this HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b140us (D1D68UA#ABA ) laptop PC is equipped with several options like 2 USB 3.0 ports and 1 USB 2.0 port; high-speed wireless LAN with 802.11b/g/n standards; 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN; VGA and HDMI output port. Unfortunately, this laptop PC has no Bluetooth, for me that is not a big problem nowadays because you can buy a dongle for cheap. Subsequently, this is equipped with a ULV processor which is rated 17Watts TDP, therefore  it can provide you with longer battery life even with the 4-cell lithium-ion battery but it would be better if it has at least 6-cells.

Regarding the display of this HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b140us (D1D68UA#ABA ) laptop PC, this is equipped with a 15.6 inch with BrightView technology and LED-backlit display but inopportunely it has only 1366x768 resolution. Even though it is not equipped with full HD the display is still clear and bright. Moreover, the screen of this laptop PC is large enough for to watch your favorite movies without stuttering.

This HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b140us laptop PC also features 640GB 5400RPM hard drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection; 4GB DDR3 SDRAM which can be expanded up to 8 GB; media reader for Secure Digital and MultiMediaCard formats; the sound is quite good with the Dolby Advanced Audio system; a responsive touchpad with multi-touch gestures and on/off button; and webcam with integrated digital microphone which is great for video conferencing.

Additionally, this HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b140us (D1D68UA#ABA ) laptop PC runs with the new Windows 8 64-bit operating system which is best when you are using touchscreen. The dimension of this laptop is around 0.83 inch x 15.19 in  x 10.2 inches and weighs about 4.6 pounds. You can have this laptop PC for just $600.

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