A reliable notebook
Display and Design
The HP 15-R038CA (G9D71UA) ( Pentium Quad Core / 8 GB / 500 GB / Windows 8.1 ) Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR) arrives in a classic black colored body with 25.4mm thickness and weighs about 2.2kg. It has a 15.6-inch HD BrightView LED-backlit display with 1,366 x 768 pixels resolution. The input devices are full size spill resistant keyboard and Multi-touch gesture supported touchpad.
Processor and OS
The HP 15-R038CA (G9D71UA) Laptop is powered by an Intel Pentium quad-core N3530 processor with 2.1GHz clocking speed. The RAM capacity is 8GB which is not further configurable. An Intel HD graphics is given to meet the basic visual and multimedia needs with no dedicated graphics memory. The HP notebook operates on the latest Windows platform, the 64-bit Windows 8.1 operating system.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The HP notebook caters a 500GB SATA type hard disk drive (HDD) as physical storage unit which can store enough personal and professional data. A standard digital webcam is offered for good quality webcam chat and also to take photos and videos. Built-in microphones and stereo speakers working in HD Audio solution form the sound systems. Disk drive data can be transferred to CD-roms and DVDs using the SuperMulti DVD burner.
Connectivity and Battery
The HP 15-R038CA (G9D71UA) ( Pentium Quad Core / 8 GB / 500 GB / Windows 8.1 ) Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR) holds Ethernet 10/100 BASE-T, USB Ports, Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI Port, Digital Media Reader etc. for interfacing and networking with other gadgets. A 3-cell Lithium Polymer battery comes under the hood.
The 15-inch notebook has got standard features and is a suitable option for everyday computing needs. Add-ons like spill resistant keyboard, latest OS etc will make it more likable among the budget buyers.