The most affordable 17.3 inch laptop from Hewlett-Packard, the Pavilion 17n laptop line up got new family member with HP Pavilion 17-f030us laptop. Comes with the 4th generation of Intel Haswell platform as the heart and large memory space, the HP 17-f030us 17.3 inch laptop is designed for a budget conscious costumer who on the tight budget but need a reliable desktop replacement laptop for daily productivity tasks and enjoy some multimedia entertainment tasks.
Like the predecessor, HP Pavilion 17-f030us is manufactured completely out of plastic with strong hinge and finished with HP texture linear design. Combine the black horizontal brush design for interior with the HP Ash Silver color for exterior and edges area, this machine looks more exclusive and offers stylish appearance for office workers. Yeah, the 6.4 lbs laptop is too heavy for women but with measures only around at 10.98 x 16.51 x 1.092 inches, this machine still can slip perfectly in your carry bag, just in case you are really need to bring it when you on the go.
Powered by 1.9 GHz Intel Core i3-4030U dual core processor and paired with 4GB of DDR3L SDRAM, HP Pavilion 17-f030us G6Q68UA laptop still provides more than enough power that you will need for running modern office tasks and some demanding business applications, even for multitasks at the same time. The 750GB of SATA hard disk drive which offers up to 5400 rotate per minutes is more than enough space to store thousand of document, music and video files. Its mean you did not need to buy an external drive. Of course, as the latest model in HP Pavilion 17 series, the 17-f030us laptop also comes with HP ProtectSmart technology to prevent broken system and data from bumps.
Running on the Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit version OS and integrated with Intel HD Graphics 4400 as graphics accelerator, HP 17-f030us laptop brings smooth and seamless performance for daily multimedia and casual modern games. The integrated graphics card that supports 4K videos decoder and DirectX 11.1 can handle common home video editing software without any lags. Yeah, the 17.3 inch HD+ WLED-backlit display only can produces maximum internal resolution around at 1600 x 900 pixels. Its mean you should connect it into external HDTV to watching and enjoying your favorite video in detailed resolution (support up to 1080p HD content).
HP Pavilion 17-f030us 17.3 inch laptop comes with full size black keyboard and full numeric keypad on the right area, offers faster and more comfortable typing experience, especially for use who have large fingers. Above the laptop’s keyboard, two stereo speakers that optimized with BeatsAudio technology produce a fairly full sound experience. The 4-cell Lithium Ion 2800 mAh battery claims will gives user more than seven hours of battery life between charges.
Above the 17.3 inch screen, there is High Definition front facing web camera with TrueVision technology and dual array digital microphone, so you can stay in touch with family when you in the office. There are also full range of port and connectivity features, includes 3.5mm audio jack for microphone and headphone, dual USB 3.0 port, media card reader slot that compatible with SD card, single USB 2.0 port, HDMI port, RJ-45 port as 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN connector and standard WiFi 802.11b/g/n provides fast and reliable wireless internet connection.
The rest of features are security lock slot, Microsoft Windows Esential, CyberLink YouCam, Wild Tangent Games, HP CoolSense, HP Recovery Manager, HP SimplePass, trial version of Microsoft Windows Office and more. Yeah, this is not the cheapest 17.3 inch desktop replacement laptop on the market. But with a starting price only around at $609, HP Pavilion 17-f030us laptop is still a great choice and worth for your money. So, what do you think? If you are preferred with AMD’s laptop performance and looking for a cheapest laptop, we suggest you to take a look at HP Pavilion 17-e113dx 17.3 inch laptop that shipped with AMD A6-5200 processor and priced only around at $349