The HP Pavilion 15-p242tu (L2Z61PA) is a portable Windows 8.1 machine with the latest-gen Intel processor. The notebook has an attractive design, portable body, BeatsAudio technology based speakers for immersive media experience, and decent amout of RAM capacity. It is one of the affordable and attractive notebooks in India with BeatsAudio at its price point.
Display and design
The HP Pavilion 15-p242tu (L2Z61PA) notebook carries an amazing 15.6-inch HD BrightView WLED backlit display, which delivers rich and sharp content details with a screen resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels.
The display panel comes in silver for an attractive appealing design. The notebook has a thickness of 23.9mm and has a weight of 2.2 kilogram. It is quite portable laptop even having a large 15.6-inch display.
Processor and OS
Under the hood, the HP Pavilion 15-p242tu has a fifth-generation Intel Core i3-5010U processor with a clock speed of 2.1GHz. It delivers smooth gaming and media viewing experience thanks to 4GB of DDR3 RAM. Users can expand the RAM up to 16GB via the three free available slots. On the software front, the notebook offers Windows 8.1 64-bit operating system.
Camera, storage and multimedia
The HP Pavilion 15 is loaded with an HP TrueVision front-facing web-cam to take care of users' video-conferencing needs, which is paired with dual array digital microphones for noise-free voice input. Storage needs are taken care by 500GB of SATA hard disk drive operating at 5400rpm for fast data transfers.
The notebook comes with a SuperMulti DVD optical drive, HP Imagepad with multi-touch gesture support, and full island-style keyboard. Dual speakers with BeatsAudio technology create loud and rich audio environment.
Battery and connectivity
The HP Pavilion 15-p242tu (L2Z61PA) notebook is powered by a 4-cell 65W Li-Ion battery that delivers decent hours of usage. Connectivity wise, the laptop packs a tons of options including Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0, 2 x USB 3.0 slots, one USB 2.0 port, digital media reader, and HDMI.