HP TouchSmart 15 Sleekbook 15- b119ee Review

Don't let the price fool you, this laptop has lots of power and compared to my old Intel unit, is at least 3x's as powerful when it comes to graphics , it'll handle everything you can throw at it he only drawback is it is lacking a disk drive if you still use DVD'S/CD'S.
Display85
Sound93
Features90
Performance95
Battery Life85
Value for Money80
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HP has come with HP TouchSmart 15 Sleekbook and the model number is 15-b119ee. In order to know how the laptops perform we can go through various specifications and features of the product which will help us gauge its performance.

Impressive colors

The HP TouchSmart 15 comes in three amazing colors like the Ruby Red, sparkling black and winter blue. Three distinctive colors which you can choose depending on your personality or whichever color you like the most.

The chipsets .

HP TouchSmart has Intel inside with Intel HM77  Express chipset . The Pentium models or the Celeron Processors uses the Intel HM70 chipset.

Display.

The display is 39.6 cm and resolution of about 1366X768 HD with white LED and SVA bright view. The aspect ratio is 16:9 ultra-wide. It has in-built webcam and headphone which will enable you to chat on without trying to fix anything.The display is superb and the added touchscreen along with Windows 8 metro or tiled interface has better user experience.

Ports.

You will find all the important ports and jacks on the side of the laptop. You will have the power light on the right side and it reflects white light when it is on and blinks when the laptop goes into the power saving mode. Even the light which is for the hard disk is also present just beside the power light, then you have the Digital Media space and USB port with HDMI port. The major functions are on the right side including the power connector and AC adapter light. On the left it has the vent, security cable spot and also the Audio in / out jack.

Weight .

The weight is  around 2 kg and the measurement is 20.6 mm in thickness. When compared to other devices of the same category then it is considered to be a bit on the heavier side. But with a sleek look and simple designing it makes up for the little weight issue.

Design.

The screen is supported by plastic hinges and this is the reason it has been able to maintain a weight of around 2.1 kg. The designing has been kept minimalistic and by the look of it doesn’t seem to be sturdy enough.

It is a very good option considering the market it is offering to. The price tag that is attached to it is reasonable and within that ranges the designing and the look that has been provided is quite commendable. Though there are some hitches associated with this as well as the hard disk is really slow and the performance of the graphics is also average. But there is always a market for every product and this one also has one because of all the wonderful features that are discussed above.

Features

HP cool sense keeps the laptop cool and its an automatic air conditioning for your laptop,Touch screen is added user interaction but you are less likely to use especially because the screen will always be perpendicular to you so it requires more effort to use unlike tablets which are smaller in size and with no keyboards.Digital Dolby sound is great and you can notice the difference from an ordinary laptop speakers.

 

Hardware

Product Number

D4M38EA

Microprocessor

1.8 GHz Intel Core i5-3337U

Chipset

AMD A70M FCH

Microprocessor Cache

3 MB L3 cache

Memory

6 GB DDR3

Memory Max

Upgradeable to 8 GB DDR3 (2 DIMM)

Video Graphics

NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M (2 GB DDR3 dedicated)

Hard Drive

750 GB 5400 rpm SATA

Up to 24 GB partition for system recovery

Display

39.6 cm (15.6″) HD BrightView LED-backlit (1366 x 768)

Network Card

Integrated 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN

Wireless Connectivity

802.11b/g/n

Bluetooth

Sound

Altec Lansing speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio

Keyboard

Full size, textured island-style with numeric keypad

Pointing Device

TouchPad supporting multi-touch gestures and on/off button

External Ports

Multi-format digital media card reader for secure digital cards & multimedia cards

1 HDMI

1 headphone-out/microphone-in combo

1 USB 2.0

2 USB 3.0

1 RJ45

Dimensions

38.6 x 25.9 x 2.4 cm

Weight

2.1 kg

Power

65W AC power adapter

4-cell Li-Ion

Camera

HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated digital microphone

Software

Operating System:

Windows 8 (64 bits)

Security and Support:

HP Registration for Windows 8

Getting Started guide with Windows 8

HP Utility Center

HP Recovery Manager (recovery partition, recovery USB/Flash unit creation tool)

Productivity and Finance:

Microsoft Office required to activate Office software

Internet Solutions:

Symantec Norton Internet Security 2013 (60 days live update)

Dolby Advanced Audio

HP Connected Photo

HP Connected Remote

HP Coolsense

HP ProtectSmart

HP Connected ePrint

Cyberlink Power DVD

Windows Live Essentials