Low end notebook crafted for business
Display and design
The HP 15-r036TU (J6L69PA) poses a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit widescreen display featuring BrightView that manages the brightness and colors smoothly to give enhanced visibility. Wrapped in a 25.4mm thick body which has a weight of 2.2kg, this laptop can be easily carried in your bag. Although its shiny sparkling black color is designed to be attractive, it can get affected by smudges and scratches quite easily. The lid has a matte finish though.
Processor and OS
The notebook is powered by an Intel Pentium quad-core N3530 processor with a clock speed of 2.1GHz and belonging to the 4th generation family. HP has saved a lot in this. The CPU functions in combination with a 4GB DDR3 RAM operating at 1,333MHz and expandable up to 8GB using the lone unused memory slot. It relies on inbuilt Intel HD graphics unit for taking care of high resolution games and videos. One of the key features of this notebook is that it runs Windows 8.1 OS, the latest in the market.
Camera, storage and multimedia
The HP 15-r036TU (J6L69PA) comes with a promising HP TrueVision HD webcam integrated with single digital microphone. For the storage purposes, it has a 500GB SATA hard disk on board. It also features a high speed SuperMulti DVD Drive having dual layer support.
The laptop has been seen with a full size island style textured keyboard having numeric keypad accompanied by a gesture enabled touchpad. It boasts of dual speakers.
Battery and connectivity
The HP 15-r036TU (J6L69PA) draws the required power from a 4 cell Li-ion battery and can be connected through features like Ethernet, WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB 3.0 port, HDMI out and digital media reader.
The HP 15-r036TU (J6L69PA) may be available at a low price but is packed with a number of beneficial features including HD webcam, a standard RAM, smartly built input options and a high speed DVD drive. However, it is a suitable option only if your computing usage are limited to day-to-day tasks, as it comes with an outdated processor to account for the low price.