Low cost laptop for simple purposes
Display and Build
The HP 15-g221AU (L8N57PA) carries a 15.6-inch HD BrightView WLED backlit display which offers extra brightness and a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. The 25.3mm thick outfit has a weight of 2.2kg and looks attractive with its shiny black coating but can get affected by smudges and scratches easily.
Processor and OS
Acting as the brains of the HP 15-g221AU (L8N57PA) is a 2.0GHz AMD quad-core A6 5200 processor. It is aided by a regular 4GB DDR3 RAM which functions at 1,600MHz and is further expandable up to 8GB via the single DIMM port. For better management of rich games and videos, it depends on a 512MB AMD Radeon HD 8400 graphics card. It sails on latest 64 bit Windows 8.1 OS to deliver intuitive user experience.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
Armed with a HP TrueVision HD webcam and single digital microphone, the HP 15-g221AU (L8N57PA) gives you the provision to enjoy high resolution video calls free of noise. It takes care of the storage requirements of the user with a standard 500GB SATA hard disk. The SuperMulti DVD RW Drive with dual layer support can be utilized for exchanging data via disks. It also has dual stereo speakers which claim to render HD Audio solution.
Battery and Connectivity
The HP 15-g221AU (L8N57PA) is fuelled by a 4 cell Li-ion battery and sports general connectivity and networking features like digital media reader, two USB 2.0 slots, Bluetooth v4.0, HDMI out, Ethernet port, one USB 3.0 slot and WLAN.
The HP 15-g221AU (L8N57PA) is apt for those who aren't willing to spend much and want a laptop that can deal with basic computing tasks. The presence of latest Windows in this price is a bonus but it lacks a good processor.