HP Pavilion 15z is a SleekBook loaded with latest software, fast APU processor and support of Windows 8 operating system. HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15z-B000 is a budget laptop that looks costlier than actual HP Pavilion 15z price. HP has combined touchscreen responsive keyboard and fine speakers slim design of HP Pavilion 15z. Read full post for HP Pavilion 15z Specifications and HP Pavilion 15z Pros and Cons.
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HP Pavilion 15z Review:
HP Pavilion 15z is a good attempt by the manufacturer to deliver quality and looks in the same gadget. HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15z-B000 features 15.1 inch breadth 10.2 inch length and just 0.97 inch height. HP Pavilion 15z weighs only 5.6 pounds. HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15z-B000 features black glossy plastic body, the 15 inch display has thin bezel frame around it. Open the HP Pavilion 15z and you will find an island style keyboard with responsive and large keys. A large touch pad with two mouse buttons is third option for input in HP Pavilion 15z.
HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15z-B000 features 15.6 inch large touchable glossy screen with High Definition BrightView LED-backlit technology. The display offers 1366 x 768 pixel screen resolution. The touch screen of HP Pavilion 15z supports multiple gestures of finger and responds quickly, the screen supports pinch to zoom, tap, hold and drag gestures.
HP Pavilion 15z features fairly loud sound. Dolby Advanced Audio 2.0 control panel lets you to do customize settings for music. Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook comes with a head phone jack as well, connect your headphones and enjoy the sound at loud volume.
HP Pavilion 15z Specifications:
HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15z-B000 comes with touch screen so to compliment the touch screen the latest operating system Microsoft Windows 8 is loaded in HP Pavilion 15z SleekBook. You can’t call HP Pavilion 15z an UltraBook because UltraBook are powered by Intel processor, whereas this HP SleekBook is powered by AMD A8-455M APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) which is clocked at 1.8 GHz. HP Pavilion 15z offers 1600MHz DDR3 upgradable to 8GB, 750 GB 5400rpm Hard Disk. HP TouchSmart Sleekbook offers 1280 x 720 TrueVision HD webcam by HP, which shoots clear, bight and sharp images. AMD Radeon HD 7600G GPU is really a good feature added to HP Pavilion 15z SleekBook.
HP Pavilion 15z Connectivity Options:
HP delivers ports and slots and wireless connectivity option in HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15z-B000. HP Pavilion 15z comes with two USB 3.0 ports, an SD Card reader, an HDMI port, RJ45 port placed on the right, on the left side you will find a USB 2.0 port and a headphone jack. 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth are there as wireless connectivity options. Norton Internet Security 2013 (60-day subscription) software is preloaded in HP Pavilion Touchsmart 15z-B000.
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HP Pavilion 15z Pros and Cons:
- Upgradable RAM.
- Affordable Price.
- Good Keyboard.
- TouchScreen is Responsive.
- Audio Quality is Good.
- Battery Life is Short.
- Other Laptops of same budgets and Intel processor offers better performance.
- Slightly Dim Display.
Preloaded Software and Battery Life:
HP Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook comes with Kindle app, Netflix, Skype, eBay and iHeartRadio as preloaded software. HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15z-b000 Sleekbook has 4-cell lithium ion battery. The battery life of HP Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook is only 3 hr 39 min which is very disappointing.
Comparison with other Devices of Similar Kind:
Here is comparison of HP Pavilion SleekBook with various laptops and Ultrabooks. HP Pavilion 15z is larger than Dell Insprion 15z (15 x 9.8 x 0.9 inch) and heavier than Toshiba Satellite P845t (4.8 pounds). The booting time of HP Pavilion TouchSmart SleekBook is just 28 seconds whereas Dell Inspiron 15z takes 21 seconds and ASUS VivoBook S500CA takes 18 seconds. File transfer rate of HP Pavilion 15z is around 21.8 MBps whereas Inspiron 15 has 30.5 mbps and ASUS VivoBook S500CA has very fast 65.3 mbps file transfer rate.
HP Pavilion 15z Price, Warranty and Available Configurations:
HP Pavilion 15z is released on 13 March 2013 and now available in stores. HP Pavilion 15z price in US is $649. HP Pavilion 15z price in Europe is 475Euro. HP Pavilion 15z with 8 GB adds $50 to the HP Pavilion 15z price, adding 750 GB, 7,200-rpm hard drive will add $20 to the actual cost whereas 1TB, 5,400-rpm hard drive costs $50 extra. HP Pavilion 15z B000 is available in black color, Winter Blue (for extra $25) or Ruby Red (for extra $25).
HP Pavilion 15z full Specifications:
- Dimensions : 15.1 x 10.2 x 0.97 inches.
- Weight : 5.6 pounds.
- OS : Microsoft Windows 8.
- CPU : 1.8GHz AMD A8-455M APU.
- RAM : 6 GB, 1600MHz DDR3 Upgradable to 8GB.
- HardDisk : 750 GB 5400rpm.
- Graphics : AMD Radeon HD 7600G.
- Display : 15.6-inch diagonal High Definition BrightView LED-backlit.
- Wi-Fi : 802.11b/g/n.
- Touchpad Size : 3.8 x 2.9 inches.
- Connectivity : 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, RJ45, HDMI.
- Sound : Dolby Advanced Audio.
- Battery : 4 Cell Lithium Ion.
- Price : HP Pavilion 15z Price is $649.
- Warranty : 1 year.