The HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14-b170us (D7H13UA) ultrabook is a great performer and the touchscreen is quick to respond. The battery backup is excellent and the laptop houses dual storage. However, an upgraded processor was expected in this budget.
Display and Configuration
The HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14-b170us (D7H13UA) ultrabook flaunts a 14-inch HD LED backlit touchscreen display which has a screen resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. Running the system is a 1.9GHz Intel Core i3-3227U processor assisted by 4GB of DDR3 RAM which is expandable upto 8GB. A onboard Intel HD 4000 GPU present outputs clear visualisation, letting the user to get nice viewing experience. The laptop runs on Windows 8 operating system sailing upon 64-bit architecture.
Input Devices, Battery and Connectivity
The input devices available in the HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14-b170us (D7H13UA) are - a touchpad with multi-touch gesture support, a full-size island-style keyboard with numeric keypad. The input devices perform well and are quick to respond. Acting as a stamina provider, is a 4 cell li-ion battery which keeps the show running for long hours. For networking and sharing, the laptop features a wide range of options such as a Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, two USB 3.0 slots, one USB 2.0 slot, an SD card reader, a headphone jack, a microphone jack and a VGA port.
Body Looks, Camera and Storage
The laptop is well designed in a black coloured body which measures 348 x 239 x 20.3mm and weighs 2Kg. A webcam present above the display screen captures good quality videos. The user can enjoy video calling or shoot recordings during leisure hours or when needed. The HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14-b170us (D7H13UA) houses dual storage - a 750GB SATA hard disk with 5,400RPM speed and a 32GB solid state drive.