A powerful yet beautiful beast
Design and Display
The latest laptop to come out of HP's stables sports a glossy black liquorice casing that raises its style quotient several notches. Combining utility with style are a full-size standard keyboard and a touchpad with multi-touch gesture control. The display itself is a brilliant 15.6 inches of HD (1366 x 768 pixels resolution) BrightView LED-backlit LED display, that is capable of rendering videos in breathtaking clarity.
Processor and OS
The laptop has the power to handle even moderately heavy workloads, thanks to the 2.2GHz Intel Pentium 2nd Gen Dual Core processor (B960 variant), coupled with a good 4GB of RAM. For gamers, HP has provided the Intel HD GPU. The default OS of the device is DOS.
Camera, Storage, Multimedia
For those seeking to video chat, HP has provided its TrueVision webcam, which supports HD recording as well. Sufficient storage space has been provided in the form of a 500GB HDD. For those wanting to burn media onto optical disks (CD/DVD), the company has given a SuperMulti DVD-RW drive, which supports Dual Layer and has 8x read and write speeds. Audiophiles will love this device, since it comes with Altec Lansing speakers and HD Audio solution.
Connectivity and Battery
HP has provided the device with all the necessary connectivity features, like Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth, HDMI and USB [ 3x USB(2.0) ports]. A 6-cell Li-ion battery can provide power backup for up to 3 hours to this device.
With the 2000-2D02TU, HP has managed to combine the best of sleek looks with powerful specs, which include a good display, equally good processor and RAM and enough storage. If only Windows had been provided, the specs would have been perfect. That said, however, the device can still be considered as an ideal option for anyone seeking the best of both design and performance in this price range.