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HP 15-af131dx Review, Inexpensive Decent Power

HP 15-af131dx is one of the most affordable 15.6 inch desktop replacement for home and office use at this moment. This 15.6 inch notebook from  Hewlett Packard comes with a simple design with a high quality plastic casing and 15.6 inch WLED backlight display. Powered by the AMD A6-5200 quad core processor and incorporated with 4GB of memory, the newest HP 15 laptop model delivers decent performance for daily use in office, home and school. If you are not too concern about graphics performance, this machine is a great choice for you who on the tight budget.

If you are on the tight budget, but need a decent laptop for day to day activity, the 15-af131dx is one of the best under $300 laptop that you can gets. Comes with a AMD A6-5200 Quad-Core processor with features a 2MB L2 Cache, this model still provides enough power for light multimedia and entertainment tasks to moderate office productivity tasks. Combine the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 10 system with 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, two or more light office tasks with light entertainment tasks can simultaneously with relative easy without any delays.

HP 15-af131dx review
HP 15-af131dx Notebook

Like most inexpensive Windows laptop on the market, the HP 15-af131dx laptop’s casing is completely made from a plastic material. But its still looks a stylish with a textured diamond pattern for the black lid and a large “Hewlett Packard” logo on the center. The keyboard deck also comes with a black textured pattern that makes it looks more expensive than its price range. The HP 15 laptop” keyboard comes with full sized design and still accurate and easy for typing. It’s also have full numeric keypad for Microsoft Office tasks and very roomy trackpad with two physical buttons.

Though it’s a low-cost laptop, but with just 0.96 inch thick and weighs only around at 4.73 lbs, the newest HP 15 laptop still easy to carry around and slightly lighter than its competitors, such as the Dell Inspiron 15 I5558-2148BLK 15.6 inch laptop with weighs around at 5.7 lbs. The 3-cell Lithium Polymer removable battery claimed will gives more than five hours of battery runtime on single charge.

HP 15-af131dx sports a 15.6 inch High Definition WLED-backlit display and tuned with HP BrightView technology for brighter and more crisp colors for watching 720p video content. Its supports a 1366 x 768 pixels native resolution with a maximum brightness of 253 cd/m² and paired with AMD Radeon R4 integrated graphics. There are also dual built in stereo speakers with DTS Studio technology. Sadly, the sound is tinny, so the best result for listening your favorite music is still with stereo headphones or connect it into external audio system.

There are full range of ports interface that spread on the left and right of the laptop, such as 3.5mm combo jack, 2x USB 2.0 ports, HDMI port, RJ-45 port for Ethernet, USB 3.0 and full size media reader slot. The internal storage device offers a 500GB of space, which is more than enough for storing thousand of MP3 files and documents, along with hundred of MP4 files without need an external drive. Other HP 15 features are 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN, 802.11b/g/n, SuperMulti DVD burner and front facing VGA web camera with internal microphone for Skype conversation.

Yeah, the newest HP 15 laptop series is might not designed for professional and business users. The multimedia and graphics performance also a bit disappointed. But with a starting price only around at $259, the HP 15-af131dx is still ideal for someone for a college student and office workers. If you are looking for a mainstream productivity and multimedia laptop, we recommended the that equipped with the sub-$700 HP ENVY m6-ae151dx with Intel Core i5-5200U processor and 6GB of memory.

Full of HP 15-af131dx Notebook Specifications

  1. Design : Plastic casing, HP textured diamond pattern in black
  2. Operating system : Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
  3. Processor : AMD A6-5200 Quad Core APU
  4. Processor features :2.0GHz, 2MB L2 Cache
  5. Graphics card : AMD Radeon R4 graphics with 2GB memory
  6. Memory : 4GB DDR3 SDRAM
  7. Storage : 500GB SATA HDD 5400RPM, protected with HP 3D DriveGuard 6
  8. Optical Drive : SuperMulti DVD burner
  9. Display : 15.6 inch High Definition WLED-backlit display Display
  10. Display features : 1366 x 768 pixels native resolution, HP BrightView
  11. Camera : front facing VGA webcam, internal microphone
  12. Speakers : Built-in dual stereo speakers, DTS Studio Sound
  13. Keyboard : Full-size keyboard with island-style design, numeric keypad
  14. Touchpad : Touchpad with multi-touch
  15. Connectivity : 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN, 802.11b/g/n WLAN
  16. Ports interface : 3.5mm combo jack, 2x USB 2.0 ports, HDMI port, RJ-45 port for Ethernet, USB 3.0 and full size media reader slot
  17. Battery : 3-cell lithium polymer battery
  18. Battery life : more than 5 hours
  19. Dimension : 15.13 x 10.02 x 0.96 inch
  20. Weight : 4.73 lbs
  21. Other features : HP COOLSENSE technology, HP Recovery Manager, HP ePrint, CyberLink YouCam, Meet the new Office, trial of Evernote Premium

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