HP 2000-2d22dx Review

15.6 inch HP 2000-2d22dx Laptop

HP 2000-2d22dx is one of the latest budget computers with 15.6 inch non-touch screen, i3 processor, 4GB RAM and 750GB hard drive from the Californian IT giant, HP. It is designed for the regular day-to-day computing such as doing school assignments, chatting on Skype, browsing the net, watching movies etc. in a solid and sturdy package at a good price. eBay is generally a good choice for computers and electronics and they tend to have very fast deliveries.


3rd Gen Intel Core i3-3120M Processor at 2.5 GHz, 4GB DDR3 Memory and 750GB Hard Drive.. 4GB RAM can be upgraded to a max of 8GB at a small extra cost and one of the memory slots is free. Although HP 2000 is naturally not a computer for gamers, multi-media editors or those that seek something super powerful, it is a great one with a sturdy build for daily use.

You can still play the latest games at lower settings and the older games like Battlefield 3 at medium-high. It comes with a 15.6" High-definition LED Display at 1366 x 768 HD resolution with Intel HD Graphics 4000, so it is quite all right for what it is designed to and OK for games.

There are no USB 3.0 ports that would allow you to do faster data transfers but 3 x USB 2.0 ports and no Bluetooth but a USB Bluetooth adapter is very cheap to get as long as you don't mind an external thing sticking out. You will also find VGA and HDMI ports, an integrated SD media card reader, SuperMulti DVD/CD burner, 802.11bgn wireless, Gigabit Ethernet, HP TrueVision HD webcam.

HP Imprint finish in black licorice 2000-2d22dx weighs 5.4 pounds and is 1.40 inch thick so it can be considered as quite portable and has a 6-cell battery that gives you as much as 4 hours of battery life in average use but it will run out quicker if playing a game or watching a movie. Keyboard is a comfortable full size one but without the numeric keypad and it is not backlit- would you be expecting it at this price range though? And it is easy to get a USB powered light for keyboard.

Conclusion: HP 2000-2d22dx is a simple budget non-touch screen laptop for those that want an everyday computer to use at home, school or work. It is lacking on the above explained points but each one of them can be fixed with small additions. It has a solid build, nice display, decent sound quality, a reasonably powerful i3 processor, adequate 4GB RAM and a generous hard drive space. It is definitely one of the best computers you can get at this price range.