HP 2000-2d22dx Highlights -
Pros: Competitively priced. Large storage space.
Cons: Very basic specifications. No touchscreen.
If you want a laptop with basic features without touchscreen capability that comes in laptops like HP 13-m110dx or ASUS Transformer Book T100, then we think HP 2000-2d22dx could be for you. This laptop has a little bit more than just basic specifications compared to some of the lower end options. It is reasonably priced too. It includes an Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of memory and 750GB of storage space. The 15.6 inch high definition LED display comes with Intel HD Graphics 4000. The casing is made from high quality plastic material with HP Imprint finish in black licorice that makes it look quite attractive.
Performance - The 2.5GHz 3rd generation Intel Core i3 processor is not suited for high end computing, but it can still handle daily home or office tasks and light multimedia applications.
Storage & Memory - HP 2000-2d22dx comes with 4GB of memory and a 750GB hard drive. The memory is enough for simple multi-tasking and the hard drive will be able to hold a sizeable collection of digital photos, music, HD videos and DVD-quality movies along with other documents.
Display, Graphics & Sound - The 15.6 inch high definition widescreen display with LED backlit technology has a maximum internal resolution of 1366x768 pixels. This is NOT a touchscreen laptop. HP’s BrightView technology maintains the vivid colours in your photos and videos and also provides bright, crisp and stunning colours for games. The laptop does not have a dedicated graphics card. It uses the Intel Core i3's built in Intel HD Graphics 4000 which means it is not suited for playing processor and graphics intensive games. The Altec Lansing dual speakers provide acceptable sound quality.
Battery - The 6-cell battery gives you between 3 to 4 hours of battery life, depending upon how you're using your laptop. For example, if you're watching movies, the battery drains more quickly than if you're typing emails.
Operating System - Windows 8.
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HP 2000-2d22dx laptop features a multi-format digital media card reader, wireless connectivity, 3 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI and front facing HP TrueVision HD Webcam with in-built digital microphone. It also features a DVD burner (reads/writes DVDs and CDs), which some recent laptops lack so as to make them lightweight. The laptop measures 9.70 x 14.80 x 1.40 inches and weighs 5.4 pounds.
As mentioned above, the HP 2000-2d22dx is a decent budget laptop for light multimedia or daily office tasks. It would be perfect for a high school or college student at a very affordable price. If you are after a similar laptop but with better specifications, then please have a look at Toshiba Satellite C55-A5355.