HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-b129ea
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15-b129ea
Source: PC Pro
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%
Source: Trusted Reviews
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%
CommentAMD 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.
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Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.
In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).
55%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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