Budget friendly business notebook
Display and Build
The HP 1000-1204TU offers decently sharp and bright viewing experience with a 14-inch HD LED backlit BrightView display featuring a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is wrapped in a 35.5 mm thick outfit which looks extremely chunky and has a weight of 2.2 kg. The black licorice colored outfit with a brushed finish looks quite appealing and stays away from fingerprints.
CPU and OS
Under the hood, the HP 1000-1204TU is loaded with a 1.8GHz Intel Celeron Dual Core B830 processor operating on HM70 Express chipset. It draws support from a paltry 2GB DDR3 RAM operating at 1333MHz and expandable up to 8GB via 2 unused memory slots. For better management of rich graphics, it depends on the integrated Intel HD GPU. It runs on 64 bit Windows 8 OS which is quite surprising in this price range.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The HP 1000-1204TU shows off a HP TrueVision HD webcam paired with a digital microphone for noise free video calls. It meets your storage demands with a regular 500GB SATA HDD. The SuperMulti DVD Drive gives you the scope to store important files on CDs and DVDs. The dual Altec Lansing speakers deliver crisp audio quality.
Battery and Connectivity
The HP 1000-1204TU sips the juice from a 6 cell Li-ion battery promising to run continuously for up to 3 hours. From the connectivity point of view, the device comes with features like RJ45 Ethernet port, WLAN, 3 USB 2.0 slots, VGA port, digital media reader, Bluetooth v4.0 and HDMI out.
Go for the HP 1000-1204TU if you are looking for a laptop that comes at a decent price and is capable of meeting basic computing tasks at ease. The Windows 8 OS is a real surprise in this price range and makes business fun. It also flaunts HD webcam and fast optical drive. However, you will have to bear with the slow performance.