HP Pavilion 17-e112dx Laptop Review

HP Pavilion 17-e112dx Laptop Review

17.3 inch HP Pavilion 17-e112dx
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Anodized Silver sleek HP Pavilion 17-E112dx is a 17.3 inch laptop with a decent third generation Intel i3 processor, 4GB memory and 750GB hard drive that will be great help in your day-to-day tasks if you want a powerful laptop with a large screen and great sound.

HP Pavilion has an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i3-3130M (3MB L3 cache) processor at 2.6GHz speed with smart quad processing for great performance in general daily computing or more demanding tasks. 4GB DDR3L SDRAM memory is standard at this price level but adequate for most computer users to run a few of their apps and programs at the same time and is expandable to 8GB max. 750GB hard drive at 5400rpm rotating speed offers about 50% above average storage capacity for your multimedia and common files.

HP ProtectSmart should give you some peace of mind as it provides hard drive protection. If you'd like to get better overall performance from this machine as well as speedier start-ups, get a Solid State Drive which you may install easily. You will also get 25GB of lifetime free Cloud based storage from Box so that you may access your more important files wherever there is internet. The system comes pre-installed with the latest 64-bit Windows 8.1 operating system with superior features than the ordinary Windows 8.

HP Pavilion 17-e112dx Laptop Review
17.3 inch LED-backlit BrightView technology high definition display with 1600 x 900 pixel resolution and Intel HD Graphics 4600 with extra graphics capability to Intel HD 4000 (but still not suitable for advanced 3D games) offers very clear images with vibrant colors. You have the HDMI port to connect to your larger HDTV screen with an HDMI cable. HP TrueVision HD webcam with built-in microphone is a good quality one for those great video chats and videoconferencing. The audio system is DTS and you will hear great quality sound through its stereo speakers.

HP Imprint finish with microdot design in anodized silver HP Pavilion is a little on the bulky side, being a 17.3 inch laptop- weighs 6.4 lbs with dimensions of 10.50 x 16.50 x 1.30 inches and has a Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive, as well as a good range of connectivity options: High speed wireless WLAN 802.11b/g/n, 2 x USB 3.0 ports for quick multimedia and other data transfer, 1 x USB 2.0 port, Multiformat media reader that supports Secure Digital format, 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector, an HDMI port, a headphone / microphone combo jack. It also comes with a comfortable full-size keyboard with 10 key numpad.

Conclusion: HP 17-e112dx is a good value laptop with decent technical specs and features. The 3rd generation Intel i3 processor is fast at 2.6 GHz, system memory and hard drive are satisfactory. It has a DVD drive and no Bluetooth but a USB dongle can cost only a few dollars online. What stands out more is the large 17.3 inch screen with high resolution 1600 x 900 pixels and the amazing sound quality. You won't be able to play those demanding games at high settings, this having an i3 processor and an Intel HD graphics card but for everything else, it is pretty good.

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