The HP 340 G2 (L8E39UT) is a stylish looking laptop which offers a lot of decent features. The combination of a powerful processor and a sufficient RAM provides a decent performance, The battery backup is also good for daily usage. However, a Full HD display and a dedicated GPU would have been added advantage at this price tag.
Display, Design and Configuration
The HP 340 G2 (L8E39UT) features a 14 Inches (35.56 cm) HD LED Backlit Display with a screen resolution of 1366 x 768 Pixels. The laptop comes in a Silver coloured body that weighs around 2.1 Kg. It measures 347.98 x 243.84 x 22.8 mm.
Under the hood, the device has a 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron Dual Core 3205U processor along with a 4GB DDR3 RAM. These are accompanied by an Intel HD graphics unit. The device runs on Windows 8 Professional operating system that is seated upon 64-bit architecture.
Storage and Connectivity
On the storage front, the laptop houses a 500 GB SATA hard disk that revolves at a speed of 7200 RPM. In the connectivity department, the laptop provides a lot of options such as - Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, two USB 3.0 slots, one USB 2.0 slot, a headphone jack, a microphone jack, an SD card reader and a VGA port.
Battery, Input devices and Multimedia
The laptop extracts its required power from a 4 cell Li-ion battery. A touchpad with multi-touch gesture support, a Standard Notebook Keyboard and a DVD writer are present as the input device. The laptop provides dual speakers powered by DTS studio sound that output crisp clear audio. For video calling and recording purpose, a 720p HD webcam is attached to the device.