HP Pavilion 14-B172TX Laptop (Core i5 3rd Gen/4 GB/500 GB/Windows 8/1)

HP Pavilion 14-B172TX Laptop (Core i5 3rd Gen/4 GB/500 GB/Windows 8/1) Price

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Key Features

  • Windows 8
  • Performance




  • Design




  • Storage



  • Battery



  • Wi-fi
  • Bluetooth
  • Web Camera
  • Slim mm
  • 3 USB Ports
  • HDMI Port
  • HDMI Port with HDCP Support

Buy For

  • Sleek and light design
  • Sharp and vivid multi touch display
  • Powerful processor
  • HD webcam
  • Dolby speakers

Beware Of

  • Average battery
  • Scratch prone glossy finish

A class apart

Display and Design
 
The HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14-B172TX Sleekbook shows off a sharp and opulent 14-inch HD LED backlit Brightview multi touch display running on a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels.
 
The laptop, as is evident from its name, is stunningly slim and light with a thickness of just 21.1mm and weight of 2kg. However, it carries an imprint sparkling black finish which is highly prone to get affected by fingerprints, scratches and smudges easily.
 
Processor and OS
 
Doing the duty under the hood is a 3rd generation Intel i5 processor clocked at 1.8GHz and based on HM77 Express chipset. It is assisted by 3MB of L3 cache and a typical 4GB DDR3 RAM whose capacity can be increased up to 8GB via the 2 unused DIMM slots.
 
A dedicated 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M gives you the freedom to get drowned into highly powerful games and videos. It comes preloaded with 64 bit Windows 8 OS.
 
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
 
The HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14-B172TX Sleekbook flaunts a HP TrueVision HD webcam which ensures high resolution and noise free video calls along with a digital microphone. For storage purposes, it has a 500GB SATA hard disk.
 
With dual Altec Lansing stereo speakers powered by Dolby Advanced v2.0 Audio playback on the inside, you will feel as if you are in a theatre while watching movies in your room.
 
Battery and Connectivity
 
The HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14-B172TX Sleekbook comes with a 4 cell Li-ion battery delivering up to 3 hours of uninterrupted service. The connectivity package includes 2 USB 3.0 slots, 1 USB 2.0 port, Bluetooth v4.0, HDMI out with HDCP, VGA port, digital media reader, WLAN and Gigabit Ethernet.

Verdict

The HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14-B172TX Sleekbook, as the name indicates, is extremely slim and light giving you the freedom to carry it anywhere. It has the processor and graphics to make anything look simple. Powered by the Dolby speakers, it scores good on the entertainment front as well.

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HP Pavilion 14-B172TX Laptop (Core i5 3rd Gen/4 GB/500 GB/Windows 8/1) Specifications

General Information

Brand HP
Model 14-B172TX

Style Attributes

Dimensions(WxHxD) 346.9 x 237.9 x 21.1  mm
Colors Imprint Sparkling Black
Weight 2.0 Kg
Display Features HD BrightView LED Backlit Display with Multi-touch Enabled
Display Touchscreen No
Display Resolution 1366 x 768 Pixels
Display Size 14.0 Inches
Display Type LED

Processor

Processor Intel Core i5-3337U
Processor Make Intel
Processor Model Core i5 3rd Gen
Processor Variant 3337U
Chipset Intel HM77 Express
Clock-speed 1.8 Ghz
Graphic Processor NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Graphic Processor Make NVIDIA
Graphic Processor Model GeForce
Graphic Processor Variant GT 630M

Memory

Expandable Memory 8 GB
Memory Slots 2 DIMM
RAM type DDR3
Capacity 4 GB
RAM speed 1600 Mhz
Graphics Memory 1

Primary Storage

HDD Capacity 500 GB
HDD type SATA
HDD Speed(RPM) 5400 RPM

Display Details

OS Windows 8
Type 64

Battery

Battery type Li-Ion
Battery Life 3 Hrs
Power Supply 65 W
Battery Cell 4 Cell

Networking

Ethernet Ports(Numbers) 1
Ethernet type 10/100 BASE-T
Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version 4.0
USB 2.0 slots 1
USB 3.0 slots 2
HDMI 1
Digital Media Reader
Web-cam
Make HP TrueVision
Secondary cam(Rear-facing) No
Headphone Jack
Microphone Jack
VGA Port
Other Networking Options HDMI Port with HDCP Support
Audio Solution HD Audio Solution
Speakers 2 x Altec Lansing Internal speakers
In-built Microphone
Microphone type Digital Microphone
Sound Technologies Dolby Advanced Audio v2 Audio playback, Dual speakers

Peripherals

Pointing device Touchpad supporting multi-touch gestures without on/off button
Keyboard Full-size island-style keyboard

Others

Warranty 1 Year
Lockport
Sales Package Laptop, Battery, AC Adapter, User Guide and Manuals

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21 User Reviews for HP Pavilion 14-B172TX Laptop (Core i5 3rd Gen/4 GB/500 GB/Windows 8/1)

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  • A must have in 50 K category
    Ashish Arora
    A must have in 50 K category
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    16 Jul 2016
    Reviewed On: flipkart.com

    Overall: I bought this piece of machine from a retailer after doing an extensive research of 10 days. Although the price I got it for was the same as shown on flipkart, I dint buy it here. Its a stupid reason, its weight is wrongly mentioned on flipkart as 2 Kg, its actually 1.8 Kg which the retailer confirmed it with me, and I got lured to buy it since I was looking for a laptop under psychological 2Kg mark. Its been a week since I have been using it, and I love this machine. Here are the pros and cons: Pros: 1) Touch screen is awesome at this price, I am having a great fun playing games as I do on my android phone. 2) Low weight. Believe me it matters even to carry a few hundred grams more of weight in a laptop than the lowest possible! Most companies provide >2Kg options only, Dell being the stupidiest one gives 2.8 Kg under this category! 3) Ultra low heat dissipation processor: TDP is just 17 W. Ivy bridge processor is scorching fast. Although company states its i5-3337U processor (benchmark is ~3150 which is pretty good), CPUZ tells me its i5-3427U whose benchmark is even higher ~ 3600! I am loving it ! The laptop doesnt get heat up at all in everyday use, like internet surfing, youtube, data transfers, and during my long mathematica program runs! I havent tried any games yet, not a game freak. HP Coolsense takes care of heat dissipation pretty well. 4) Decent battery runtime: I am experiencing 4-5 hours battery runtime in routine work after I optimized the settings (reduced brightness, removed unnecessary junk programs and services from startup and so on), which is pretty decent. 5) Extra graphics card: 1GB NVIDIA GeForce 630M is decent to play the high end games (have just read about it). In normal usage, this card is disabled and Intel HD4000 is running which is a good thing to save battery. During a high end graphical usage, NVIDIA is automatically enabled. 6) Altec lansing speakers are sufficiently loud. 7) The laptop is thin as the name suggests, its a sleekbook. Looks pretty sexy. 8) Keyboard is great to type since the touch pad is located in the center. It avoids unnecessary clicks. 9) Multitouch touchpad: Two finger touch response is used for scrolling and zooming in or out. I find it very convenient personally during web browsing. 10) 1.3 MP webcam works nice under low light conditions. 11) Got 3 years extended warranty for free as well as a 4000 Rs. gift voucher under hp student offer !!! Buying an HDMI to VGA adapter, 8 GB pendrive and a mouse using it :-) Cons: Having all that said, the laptop has some not-so-cool things which I compromised given the budget. They are following: 1) Glossy screen: I dont like it personally since its not much comfortable for outdoor use. A matt finish should have been better, though I am not sure if matt finish comes with touch screen. 2) Glossy finish of laptop body: prone to finger and palm prints and accumulates dust, requires routine dusting. 3) No VGA port, only HDMI: They have avoided this to reduce thickness. Who cares however, since HDMI to VGA converters are available (as stated earlier, buying using voucher) 4) 4-cell battery: 6 cell would have been luxurious. However, the laptop runtime is not bad (~5 hours). 5) No optical drive: Which moron uses that anyway ! :p Verdict: This piece is a must buy in ~50 K category. Just go for it, leave all other options aside.

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  • Decent Substitute for your old laptop
    Kedar Shukla
    Decent Substitute for your old laptop
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    12 Dec 2013
    Reviewed On: flipkart.com

    Overall: I bought this laptop from which i am writing this review right now. Its been around a month I have been using it and I have seen its ups and downs. First of all I got this one in replacement of my old lenovo ideapad y430 which was 4 years old and flipkart gave me a decent 8k discount on this which brought down the price of laptop at awesome 42k with HP diwali offer which gave me goodies worth 4k (I bought keyboard, mouse, speakers etc.. ) and 1 year subscription of norton antivirus. So it was a good bargain for me. I've got configured this laptop for my office use as well so in office with minimal use of ms excel & PDF reader it gives awesome battery back up of 4-5 hours of work. so with just one charge of around 45 mins it works fine for me for the whole day. It can remain in sleep for almost overnight and thanks to improved windows 8.1 (i got free upgrade verry soon after purchase, which is now also available at windows store) It springs up to live in seconds ready for action. As a casual gamer I like the touch. It gives justice to the overall feel and look of windows 8.1. The apps are good, News/sports/cricinfo/facebook apps are pretty decent and give pop up notifications even when on desktop mode. The laptop has never got overheated for me, thanks to HP coolsense I guess, For photographers, The color rendering is beautiful, though Lightroom lags a bit during export of raw file to jpeg, but I have not seen any laptop/desktop yet which did not lag. The RAM is decent though the processor is just 1.8 GHz so... there is a trade off. I have not played any graphics hungry games on this so can't tell much about it. But I seriously believe this laptop is not a gaming laptop so gamers will get disappointed in it. Weight isn't an issue at all, it's much lighter than any mechanical engineering book I had carried during my college days. The keyboard is wider for my taste, In fact to bloggers and chatters I recommend to try and write a 1000 words paragraph on any laptop before purchase because It seriously slows you down if the keys are even a mm apart from where they should be. Music and movie lovers will like this laptop as the brightness of screen and clarity of speakers are pleasing to eyes and ears. Verdict, Its a good replacement to old laptop, well in budget for future which will be much touch oriented, so no point in buying a laptop with no touch screen support. Gamers may not like it cause it lags if pushed to the limit, though casual users and professionals will not have any problem. If you liked this review do give a thumbs Up. Happy shopping.

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