Reasonably priced gaming laptop
Display and Outfit
The HP 15-r045TX (K5B79PA) Notebook features a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit BrightView display with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is wrapped in a 25.3mm thick black coloured casing with a weight of 2.2kg. The lid carries a soft finish whereas the palm rest area sports a glossy finish which is susceptible to scratches and smudges.
Configuration and OS
On the inside, the machine is packed with a 1.7GHz Intel Core i3 processor belonging to the fourth generation. It is paired with an 8GB DDR3 RAM which delivers butter smooth performance while dealing with numerous powerful applications running at the same time. It can be further expanded up to 16GB via two DIMM slots. It is devoid of any user friendly OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The combination of HP TrueVision HD webcam and digital microphone provides memorable video calling experience. The HP 15-r045TX (K5B79PA) Notebook sports a massive 1TB SATA hard disk for storage functions. The SuperMulti DVD burner runs all kinds of disks smoothly.
The presence of NVIDIA GeForce 820M graphics card with dedicated 2GB DDR3 memory provides the muscles to stay immersed in intensive games and movies. Combined with this, the dual stereo speakers provide rich multimedia performance.
Battery and Connectivity
Keeping the HP 15-r045TX (K5B79PA) Notebook juiced up is a 4 cell Li-ion battery. Coming to the networking and connectivity features, we have two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 2.0 slot, WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, digital media reader, HDMI out and Ethernet port.
If you are looking for a powerful gaming machine but can't afford to spend much, the HP 15-r045TX (K5B79PA) Notebook is a worthy option. The powerful 2GB NVIDIA graphics and dual speakers provide rich multimedia experience. It also has a powerful hard disk, HD webcam and an optical drive. But the lack of OS is a disappointment even though it helps in keeping its price under control.