Pocket friendly gaming machine
Display and Build
The HP Pavilion 14-N238TX (G2G37PA) sports a sharp and glossy 14-inch HD WLED backlit display which looks comfortable with a resolution of 1,368 x 768 pixels. The all-white coloured chassis does look appealing but can get dirty easily. It has a thickness of 22.5mm and a weight of 2kg, which is pretty decent.
Configuration and Platform
At the heart of the device, there is a 1.8GHz Intel Core i3 processor from the 3rd generation series and based on HM76 Express chipset. Assisting it is a regular 4GB DDR3 RAM which can be further expanded up to 8GB via two unused DIMM slots. It sails on 64 bit Ubuntu OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The HP Pavilion 14-N238TX (G2G37PA) takes care of the video calling needs of the user with a HP TrueVision webcam which can also record HD videos. The 500GB of SATA HDD provides sufficient space for storage of all kinds of files. With the DVD+/-RW dual layer drive, you have the license to run all kinds of disks.
The machine boasts of high quality gaming performance thanks to the 2GB AMD Radeon HD 8670M graphics card. Powered by DTS Sound+, the two stereo speakers create the perfect ambience for entertainment.
Communication and Battery
Keeping the HP Pavilion 14-N238TX (G2G37PA) juiced up is a 4 cell Li-ion battery. Moving on to the connectivity and networking features, the device supports Ethernet port, Bluetooth v4.0, WLAN, digital media reader, HDMI out, one USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 slots and one power connector.
The HP Pavilion 14-N238TX (G2G37PA) is a moderately powerful gaming machine and comes at a decent price. It is apt for youngsters who can't afford to spend much but are keen to play powerful games. Packed with a standard configuration, HD webcam and optical drive, it is good deal. But it lacks commonly used Windows OS.