Nov 12, 2013 Laptops Comments Off on HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14-b109wm Sleekbook
The HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14-B109WM Sleekbook is yet another touchscreen laptop from HP which comes with average specs. Here is an informative review based on the features of the laptop.
Dimensions and Display
The HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14-B109WM Sleekbook has an elegant design. It measures 0.83 x 13.66 x 9.37 inches and weighs 4.41lbs which makes it one of the lightest laptops available in the market. The 14-inch touchscreen display offers a display with resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The HD BrightView LED-backlit display offers amazing clarity. It only supports playback of 720p videos.
Processor, RAM and Graphics
HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14-B109WM Sleekbook is not powered by a powerful processor. The Intel Celeron processor B877 which belongs to 2nd gen processor is capable of delivering average performance. It offers a clocking speed of 1.5GHz. If you put too much load on the processor, the performance of the laptop will be affected.
There are two RAM slots on the laptop and it is shipped with one 4GB DDR3 SDRAM. The laptop can support a maximum of up to 8GB of SDRAM. When it comes to graphics, it has got Intel HD graphics which comes with support for 1664MB total graphics memory. The graphics works at 350MHz and can be adjusted to offer up to 1GHz. Since the laptop cannot take heavy work load, it is not an ideal device for playing high end games or watching high resolution videos of 1080p quality. If you are looking for a laptop for basic computing works like visiting social network sites, creating documents and browsing on the web, then HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14-B109WM Sleekbook is a good choice.
Storage, Operating System and Keyboard
The laptop comes with 500GB hard drive with HP’s very own ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection onboard. To maintain the slim design, HP has not offered an optical drive on this laptop. The laptop runs on the 64bit version of Windows 8. The keyboard is one of the salient features of this laptop. The keys on the full-size island style keyboard are placed very comfortably which enable smooth typing.
Webcam, Ports, and Other Features
HP TrueVision HD webcam which comes equipped with integrated digital microphone is decent enough for video chatting. There is a multi-format memory card reader, two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI port, one combo port for headphone and microphone and lastly there is an Ethernet port for internet connectivity.
The touchpad supports multi-touch gestures. The Altec Lansing dual speakers which comes with Dolby Advanced Audio produces amazing sound output. You can also connect to the web through Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. It comes with host of important tools like Amazon Kindle for PC e-reader, HP Connected Music, Office 365 and many more.
It does not have Bluetooth for pairing up with Bluetooth enabled devices. Also, since there is no VGA port, you will have to make use of a compatible adapter in order to connect the laptop with other devices like projector or older monitor.
Battery and Price
The four cell Li-ion battery produces over six hours of life. Even though the laptop is no way a major competitor for leading laptops and is built with average specs, its price tag of $398 is not something that can be termed as affordable.
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