The all new HP Pavilion 15-n211dx is the latest budget model to hit store shelves. It features your standard 15.6 inch display without touchscreen and with a very low price point is expected to become yet another popular model from HP. Today we will take a look through some of the benefits and downsides to the 15-n211dx to help you decide if this should be one added to your wishlist.
HP Pavilion 15-n211dx Specifications
Processor: AMD Quad-Core A8-A4555M 1.6 Ghz
Memory: 4 GB DDR3L
Harddrive: 750 GB SATA
Screen: 15.6 Inches
OS: Windows 8.1
Benefits of the HP Pavilion 15-n211dx
HP has tried to do a few things to seperate the 15-n211dx from all the other budget models that dominate the market. One of these is the decision to go with the AMD A8-A4555M processor which comes with Turbo Core technology which is AMD’s answer to Turbo boost provided by Intel. This is not typically something that you find in a low cost model and provides the benefit of being able to reach processor speeds up to 2.4 Ghz when addtional power is needed, And by limiting the amount of power when not in high demand it helps conserver overall battery life.
One of the other extras that HP has put into this model is the larger than average 750 GB SATA harddrive. This provides plenty of storage space and is great for users who save plenty of multimedia files such as movies or games.
The AMD Radeon HD 7600G is also an unexpected addition to a budget model, With 2147MB of video memory this laptop can handle light gaming as well with a clear crisp display and the added HDMI output is great for projecting your display out to a larger screen.
Downsides of the HP Pavilion 15-n211dx
This is more average than a big downside but with a total weight of 5.1 pounds the HP Pavilion 15-n211dx is not considered heavy but there are plenty of other options that are slightly lighter. Still a decent choice for the highly mobile user when combined with the fact it is still only 0.9 inches thick.
The amount of system memory and the lack of an option to expand this is the biggest limiting factor in the 15-n211dx model. With 4 GB of DDR3L memory you may have performance related issues if trying to do heavy multi-tasking or run higher end appications that require plenty of system memory.
Verdict on the HP Pavilion 15-n211dx
If you can look past the limited system memory and lack of an option to upgrade this model from HP provides plenty of features you don’t always see in a low cost model such as this. It provides a great option for anybody who doesn’t consider themselves a high end user and just needs a good reliable low cost machine to get day to day tasks done.