Impressive notebook within budget
Display and Build
The HP 2000-2D28TU (E4X59PA) arrives with a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit Brightview display which offers extra brightness and a native resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. The outfit looks extremely chunky with a thickness of 35.8mm and a weight of 2.4kg. While the lid has a brushed black finish, the palm area has a glossy black color that acts as a magnet to scratches and fingerprints.
CPU and OS
Under the hood, the HP 2000-2D28TU (E4X59PA) is loaded with a 2.4GHz Intel Core i3 processor from the 3rd generation and built on HM75 Express chipset. It is supported by a mere 2GB DD3 RAM which is acceptable in this price range and can be expanded up to 8GB.
It manages demanding rich videos and games with the help of inbuilt Intel HD 4000 GPU. It runs on Ubuntu OS which will come as completely unfamiliar for many people.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
For noise free and high resolution online video calls, the notebook is furnished with a HP TrueVision HD webcam paired with digital microphone. The HP 2000-2D28TU (E4X59PA) impresses with it 500GB SATA HDD that retrieves files quicker with an operating speed of 7200 rpm. It even has a SuperMulti DVD RW Drive having dual layer support. The Altec Lansing speakers score well in terms of entertainment.
Battery and Connectivity
Equipped with a 6 cell Li-ion battery, the HP 2000-2D28TU (E4X59PA) promises to keep the show running for a maximum period of 3 hours. On the connectivity front, it is housed with features such as WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, Ethernet port, 3 USB 2.0 slots, HDMI out, VGA port and digital media reader.
The HP 2000-2D28TU (E4X59PA) is a low range laptop suitable for carrying out basic computing needs of the user. However, it impresses with some features such as HD webcam, Intel Core i3 processor and a fast optical drive which are highly unexpected in this price. You will have to bear with the Ubuntu OS, high thickness and poor RAM though.