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HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-b129ea

Specifications

HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-b129eaNotebook: HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-b129ea (Pavilion TouchSmart 15 Series)
Processor: AMD A-Series A4-4355M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7400G
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 55% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 50%, features: 69%, display: 60% mobility: 60%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 70%

Reviews for the HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-b129ea

50% HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15 review
Source: PC Pro English
At only £449, the HP's 1TB hard disk and 8GB of memory make it look like a great deal, but we're not convinced. While touch-enabled rivals such as the Sony VAIO Fit 15E cost more, we'd advise it's a price worth paying for a more balanced package.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 50% features: 67% workmanship: 67%
60% HP Pavilion Touchsmart Sleekbook 15-b129ea review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-b129ea Sleekbook is sold as a cheap and cheerful 15.6-inch touchscreen laptop, and from a distance it certainly looks like it belongs in a higher price bracket with its stylish thin design. When put through its paces though, the points of cost saving become pretty starkly apparent: the screen isn’t particularly sharp or bright, it can be pretty sluggish in its day to day usage, there’s no DVD drive, and the battery capacity is so-so at just over four hours. A nice looking and competently performing budget touchscreen 15.6-inch laptop with some obvious cost savings, but there are better options out there in a similar price bracket.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 50% features: 70% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80% emissions: 70%

Comment

AMD Radeon HD 7400G: Processor graphics card that is built into the Trinity A4 series APUs from AMD (e.g. A4-4355M). Based on the VLIW4 architecture of the Radeon HD 6900 desktop series.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


A4-4355M: 17W ULV-Trinity, 1 module at 1.9 - 2.4 GHz, HD 7400G GPU» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.1 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

HP reviews


55%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-06-23 (Update: 2013-06-23)