HP 17-p120wm 17.3 inch Laptop Review

HP 17-p120wm 17.3 inch Laptop

17.3 inch HP 17-p120wm Laptop

HP 17-p120wm is a new budget 17.3 inch laptop with basic- entry level features and specs including an AMD A8 CPU, 4GB memory, HD+ screen, longer battery life, adequate connectivity options including a DVD Drive and USB 3.0. The dual core AMD A8-7050 processor (2MB L2 cache) is new to us and was released only at the beginning of 2016, has a 1.80GHz speed that moves up to 3.00GHz with turbo boost and with a benchmark score of 2235 it is a mid-range processor that is more for running your daily tasks smoothly and the 4GB memory does not offer huge multitasking power but is fine for daily use (memory slot is not easily accessible by the user). 750GB SATA storage space is good to have for saving lots of videos and photos and the reviews are mainly positive for the latest 64-bit Windows 10 Home operating system.

17.3 inch LED-backlit HD+ Brightview screen offers the 1600 x 900 pixel resolution which would be the minimum acceptable for this large size display and it is not FHD with IPS panel so what you experience in terms of picture quality is sufficient but not amazing. Graphics card is the integrated Radeon R5 APU which would give you OK performance overall- will handle general multimedia tasks just fine, older games at higher and some new titles at lower settings. The VGA webcam is not the best but OK for your casual Skype chats with family and friends and DTS Sound+ and stereo speakers for rich sound at this budget price level. It comes with a SuperMulti DVD Burner that lets you read and write DVDs and CDs in different formats, standard 802.11bgn wireless (Bluetooth is not mentioned in specs), 10/100Base-T Ethernet and RJ-45 for wired internet access, a USB 3.0 port for quick data transfers, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, Media Card Reader that supports multiple formats, an HDMI output, a Headphone/Microphone combo and 1 x DC-in. You can expect around 5-6 hours on average from its 4-cell lithium ion battery- as this is an Energy Star qualified product.

HP 17-p120wm 17.3 inch Laptop

Black HP 17-P120wm has a fairly modern appearance and a cover that is resistant to fingerprints, weighs 6.34 lbs with dimensions of 1.09 x 16.52 x 10.98 inches so it is neither compact nor lightweight and is not really designed to be a portable unit but more as a desktop replacement laptop as it can not really be carried around all the time. You will get the 30 day trial version of the McAfee anti-virus program and we recommend that you uninstall at the end of expiry and download AVG free version. HP CoolSense feature makes sure your laptop stays nice and cool even when you’re on it for several hours and you will like the immediate self-help support offered by the HP Support Assistant. This is not an exceptionally powerful laptop with the most advanced features but a budget and affordable one that will help you go through your daily tasks easily (good for both home entertainment, school or small office stuff) but we like the 17.3 inch HD+ display and longer battery life and everything else is just fine- nothing amazing but nothing bad either, just a good value computer for a low price tag. Warranty is the regular one year for hardware by HP and you will also get toll-free or online technical assistance 24/7.

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