Excellent budget touch enabled notebook
Display and Design
The HP Pavilion Touchsmart 14-B173TU Sleekbook flaunts a sharp and bright 14-inch HD LED backlit BrightView display with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels. Move your fingers over the end to end multi touch display and access apps, browse web or edit files.
The device comes enclosed in a 21.08 mm thick outfit which has a weight of 2 kg, both of which are impressive figures. The imprint sparkling black finished body looks eye catchy but is susceptible to get affected by scratches and smudges.
CPU and OS
The Sleekbook is powered by a 1.5GHz Intel Core i3 2nd generation processor working along with a 4GB DDR3 RAM which can be expanded up to 8GB with 2 memory slots. It takes care of rich graphics with the inbuilt Intel HD 3000 GPU. It runs on 64 bit Windows 8 OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The HP Pavilion Touchsmart 14-B173TU Sleekbook flaunts a HP TrueVision HD webcam integrated with digital microphone. It accounts for your storage needs with a 500GB SATA HDD. The dual Altec Lansing stereo speakers powered by Dolby Advanced Audio v2.0 bring a theatre into your room.
Battery and Connectivity
The HP Pavilion Touchsmart 14-B173TU Sleekbook features a 4 cell Li-ion battery to ensure up to 3 hours of interruption free service. Connectivity and networking features include Bluetooth v4.0, HDMI out with HDCP, WLAN, VGA port, 2 USB 3.0 slots, Ethernet port and 1 USB 2.0 port.
If you are looking for a notebook that allows you to enjoy computing with the latest touch technology and comes at a decent price, you can shortlist the HP Pavilion Touchsmart 14-B173TU Sleekbook. It scores well with a robust configuration, HD webcam, powerful speakers, portable outfit, dual USB 3.0 slots and Windows 8 OS.