Sound all round package
Display and Build
The HP Pavilion 15-r042tx (K2P15PA) sports a glossy 15.6-inch HD WLED backlit BrightView display offering a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is wrapped in a simply designed black coloured outfit with the lid carrying a soft touch. It has a decent thickness of 25.3mm and a weight of 2.2kg. The thin bezels make the display appear bigger than it actually is.
Configuration and OS
Under the hood, the machine is equipped with a 1.7GHz Intel Core i3 processor belonging to the fourth generation family. Assisting the CPU is a mighty 8GB DDR3 RAM which allows you to stay immersed in powerful games with numerous powerful applications running in the background simultaneously. It can be further expanded up to 16GB via two DIMM ports. The notebook runs on the latest 64 bit Windows 8.1 OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The HP Pavilion 15-r042tx (K2P15PA) flaunts a HP TrueVision webcam which can record HD videos and works with a digital microphone for providing noise free video calling experience. The 1TB SATA HDD relieves you of all your storage problems. The presence of SuperMulti DVD burner allows you to stream games from disks.
The 2GB NVIDIA GeForce 820M graphics card is capable of handling high quality games and movies with utmost smoothness. The notebook also has stereo speakers to provide HD Audio solution.
Battery and Connectivity
The HP Pavilion 15-r042tx (K2P15PA) draws fuel from a 4 cell Li-ion battery and can be connected through Ethernet port, HDMI out, WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, digital media reader, VGA port, one USB 3.0 port and two USB 2.0 slots.
The HP Pavilion 15-r042tx (K2P15PA) is a powerful all round gadget. Features like 8GB RAM, standard Intel processor, 2GB NVIDIA graphics card, 1TB HDD and HD webcam make it a sound package. The sole thing that prevents it from being tagged as a great gaming machine is the lack of quality speakers.