Despite being a low budget laptop, the HP Compaq 15-s103TU (K8T59PA) impresses with some handy features like the latest Windows platform, HD webcam, powerful optical drive and advanced USB port. To justify its price, HP has equipped it with an outdated Intel processor.
Display and Design
The HP Compaq 15-s103TU (K8T59PA) exhibits a 15.6-inch HD BrightView LED backlit display offering modest viewing experience with a native resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. Being a low budget laptop, it is wrapped in a simple black coloured casing which scores pretty well with a thickness of 25.4mm and a weight of 2.2kg.
CPU and OS
At the heart of the device, there is a 2.1GHz Intel Pentium N3540 quad-core processor. To assist the processor in managing multiple tasks, it has a 4GB DDR3 RAM functioning at 1,333MHz and expandable up to 8GB via the single DIMM slot. The inbuilt Intel HD GPU is capable of handling only simple games and movies smoothly. It ships with the latest 64 bit Windows 8.1 OS which is a big bonus in this price range.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The HP Compaq 15-s103TU (K8T59PA) flaunts a HP TrueVision webcam which can record 720p videos and handle high resolution video calls efficiently. It is integrated with digital microphone so that you don't face any disturbance due to noise. It takes care of your storage needs with a 500GB SATA HDD. The machine also allows you to transfer data through disks with a SuperMulti DVD Drive having dual layer support.
Battery and Connectivity
Keeping the HP Compaq 15-s103TU (K8T59PA) juiced up is a 4 cell Li-ion battery. On the connectivity front, we have WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, digital media reader, HDMI out, VGA port, two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 slot and Ethernet port.