Whoever said that cheap laptops sport a basic, dull design was definitely not talking about the HP Pavilion 15-ab110nr. Even though it’s not the thinnest on the market, this model managed to impress us with its excellent build quality and very nice looking finish.
Besides this, it has a more than decent spec sheet, being perfect for anybody looking for new laptop, able to deal with his or her daily tasks. Not to mention that it comes with the Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10!
Under the hood it has an AMD A10-8700P accelerated processor, with a quad-core configuration, clocked at 1.8 GHz. The CPU is aided by 8 GB of RAM, for advanced multitasking, so you can run multiple programs and browser tabs at once.
Even though it’s a relatively cheap model, the HP Pavilion 15-ab110nr comes with an AMD Radeon R6 graphics card, with 4GB of video memory, perfect for quickly rendering images, photo editing or even some casual gaming.
Finally, the storage capacity counts 750 GB, which should be enough for your collection of photos, music, movies or even games, as these can require pretty much space, especially if we’re talking about the latest titles.
Of course, if you need more space, you can always connect an external HDD or use a flash drive, as the laptop comes with three USB ports, two of them being 3.0 and one 2.0. As for transferring files, this can be done using the SuperMulti DVD/CD burner, able to read a wide variety of media formats, like DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, CD-R/RW, DVD-ROM and CD-ROM. The laptop also comes with a card reader, perfect for copying photos from you camera of smartphone.
In terms of connectivity, the HP Pavilion 15-ab110nr features built-in high-speed wireless LAN and an Ethernet LAN port, for quick Web access through wired networks. The HDMI output allows you to expand your viewing options by connecting the laptop to a secondary display, while the Bluetooth 4.0 interface can be used to pair it with compatible devices.
If you’re planning to use it for gaming, the HP CoolSense technology will take care of the temperature, adjusting it based on use an conditions, avoiding those moments when the laptop starts to burn.
Moving on to the display, the HP Pavilion 15-ab110nr is using an WLED-backlit 15.6″ touchscreen panel, with a typical, HD ready resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. It’s not something extraordinary, but it gets the job done.
If you’re an avid movie watcher, the image might not be the sharpest possible, but the sound will definitely be excellent, thanks to the built-in speakers, using the Bang & Olufsen PLAY technology. The TrueVision HD webcam is also present, delivering crips, clear images.
Like mentioned above, this laptop looks really good, considering the price. It measures 0.99″ in thickness and weighs 4.89 lbs, being pretty easy to carry around. Also, the natural silver finish, with a brushed aluminum look, gives it that stylish touch we were talking about.
The HP Pavilion 15-ab110nr is available for just $629.99, with a pre-installed copy of Windows 10 and a multimedia software package included, with titles like CyberLink PhotoDirector, PowerDirector and YouCam. A great deal, considering the price and the specs!