HP 15-D035DX Highlights -
Pros: Inexpensive. Generous storage space.
Cons: Non-touchscreen. No Bluetooth.
Whenever we review HP laptops, a few things immediately come to mind: elegant designs, well built, comfortable keyboards and touchpads and decent specifications. HP 15-D035DX is no different. The laptop is basically designed for everyday use like carrying out productivity tasks, web browsing and watching videos and photos. This could be a great choice for students wanting an affordable laptop for completing assignments and research. It could also suit home and small office use. HP 15-d035dx is powered by an Intel Pentium N3520 processor with 4GB of memory and 750GB storage space. The laptop is just 1.1 inch thin for easy portability and the HP finish in sparkling black offers an attractive look.
Performance - HP 15-D035DX is powered by an Intel Pentium N3520 processor. It is a power efficient quad-core processor specifically designed for entry-level notebooks. It runs at a base speed of 2.17GHz with a burst frequency of up to 2.42 GHz. The processor however doesn't feature advanced Intel technologies like Turbo Boost or Hyper-Threading as found in Intel Core i5 processors. Regardless, the processor has enough power to handle day-to-day computing.
Storage & Memory - The laptop comes with 4GB of DDR3L memory and 750GB (5400RPM) hard drive. Although 4GB is adequate, to be able to multitask smoothly we always recommend users have at least 8GB of memory in all of our reviews. There is a user accessible memory slot so we would highly recommend users upgrade the memory. The 750GB hard drive offers ample storage space to store a large number of documents and multimedia files.
Display, Graphics & Sound - HP 15-D035DX features a 15.6 inch LED-backlit high-definition display with HP's BrightView technology. The display has a resolution of 1366x768 pixels and is capable of 720p high definition video playback. Please note the display is non-touchscreen and is pretty much standard, as found in most budget laptops. The laptop comes with integrated Intel HD graphics, which is not suitable for playing modern and high-end games. Only older and less demanding games will run smoothly. For a decent gaming laptop, read our review of ASUS ROG G750JM-DS71. The sound quality is pretty average with the built-in HD audio stereo speakers.
Battery - The 3-cell lithium-ion polymer battery provides a battery life of up to 6 hours.
Operating System - Windows 8.1.
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HP 15-D035DX connectivity options include 802.11b/g/n wireless and 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN. Additionally, it includes a DVD±RW/CD-RW, a multi-format digital media card reader for SD cards, 1 USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, a HDMI port for connecting to a HD TV and a VGA port. There is also a front facing HP TrueVision HD webcam with integrated digital microphone. The laptop measures 10.20 x 14.90 x 1.10 inches and weighs 5 pounds.
If you're looking for a very basic laptop for carrying out daily routine tasks, then HP 15-D035DX could be the one for you. The specifications are not overly powerful so the laptop may struggle if users run demanding applications or try playing graphics intensive games. As we have mentioned before, this laptop is ideal for students doing assignments and research or for basic household use like web browsing, internet banking, checking emails and staying in touching with friends and family. Also the price is very attractive for the features that are on offer.