HP appears to have given this AMD powered laptop the best in many spheres, including display, configuration, storage and connectivity. A wider palette of colors would have been the icing on the cake, but even without it, this device is ideal for anyone seeking a budget laptop that delivers all-round performance.
Design and Display
HP has provided its latest model with a sleek black outer casing. Equally trendy, as well as easy to use, are the full sized island-style keyboard and touchpad with multi-touch gesture support. A 14 inches HD (1366 x 768 pixels resolution) LED display ensures that one gets the very best of visual experiences on this device.
Processor and OS
The 14-B012AU packs sufficient power thanks to the 1.4GHz AMD APU Dual Core processor (E1-1200 variant) that is paired with a decent 2GB of RAM. Excellent gaming support is ensured by the AMD Radeon HD 7310 GPU. With this device, one also gets the latest Windows 8 OS.
Camera, Storage, Multimedia
A decent 0.3MP webcam takes care of video-chatting needs. The 500GB HDD ensures that all of one's important multimedia and documents can easily be stored and carried around. Audio quality of the device is stunning thanks to the two Altec-Lansing speakers and Dolby Digital Audio v2 that have been provided by HP.
Connectivity and Battery
All major connectivity options, including Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth, HDMI and USB [ 1x USB(2.0) 2x USB(3.0) ] ports have been provided. A 4-cell Li-ion battery provides power backup to this device.