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Operating system: Windows 11 Home in S mode
Experience the most secure Windows ever built with fast boot times, increased responsiveness, and added protection against phishing and malware.
Display: 14.0-inch diagonal, HD (1366 x 768), micro-edge, BrightView
With virtually no bezel encircling the display, an ultra-wide viewing experience provides for seamless multi-monitor set-ups.
Processor: Intel Celeron N4120
Handle multitasking reliably with the perfect combination of performance, power consumption, and value.
Memory: 4 GB DDR4-2400 MHz RAM (1 x 4 GB)
Adequate high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs all at once.
Internal storage: 64 GB eMMC
An embedded multimedia card provides reliable flash-based storage.
Graphics: Intel® UHD Graphics 600
Smoothly stream content and play your favorite games.
Up to 11 hours and 30 minutes (video playback); Up to 9 hours (wireless streaming)
Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2)(19a) Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® combo
Stay connected to Wi-Fi and to Bluetooth® accessories with wireless technology.
Camera: HP True Vision 720p HD camera with integrated dual array digital microphones
Video chat with vibrant clarity, even in low light.
Screen to body ratio: Revolutionize your display and see more of what you love with this slim bezel design. Enjoy an immersive multimedia experience with a maximized viewing area.
Sleek design: Easily take this thin and light PC from room to room or on the road.
HP Fast Charge: Go from 0 to 50% charge in approximately 45 minutes.
Dual array microphones: With two microphones and advanced noise reduction software, you'll always sound crystal clear when you video chat or record.
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TLDR: This budget laptop is a great deal for the price with one caveat -- install Linux (if you know what you're doing when it comes to that sort of thing). If you run it with the default Windows installation, you may be disappointed.
Long Version: I approached this purchase on the lookout for the cheapest non-Chromebook I could find with halfway decent specs. My goal was specifically to find a wallet-friendly machine on which to run Linux as I learn programing/development and progress through a computer science degree. I already own a powerful iMac and an excellent Lenovo Yoga 9i, so I can complete all of my demanding or productive work on those -- I wanted something new to explore and play with. Dual-booting is annoying, and running an OS on a virtual machine just doesn't have the same gut feeling, so I opted to find a suitable (and affordable) laptop to use as a project machine.
I found this at a great price in a Best Buy retail store (far cheaper than at other retailers, including online), and though the specs are minimal, I felt it was an acceptable compromise for the purpose and price I had in mind.
They only had two models available (in the box) with no display out, so I took a risk on the aesthetics and feel of the machine, but it worked out for the best. The laptop is solid, compact, light, and the textured finish has a nice feel to it.
Much to my surprise, the keyboard is a delight to use -- the keys really feel great, perfect for coding. The touchpad is fine, though a bit choppy at times, but perhaps you won't notice or care.
I haven't had a chance to test the built-in webcam or microphone, but I wouldn't expect anything spectacular at this price point. The speakers are fairly unremarkable, as most in this price range are.
The CPU and preinstalled RAM obviously meet the bare-minimum requirements of modern computing, but it can noticeably lag at times, especially if running the OEM Windows install. Installing Ubuntu instead has helped tremendously with this - navigating the OS, I have no lag whatsoever (not the case out-of-the-box). Either way, you're better off focusing on a single task than trying to multitask too much.
This brings us to the caveat: Out of curiosity I booted up the computer for the first time to the stock Windows 11 OS to evaluate out-of-the-box performance. It was rough. The first (and only) task I executed was opening up the Edge browser to the default home screen, and it was painful. Extremely choppy, unresponsive, and the machine was obviously struggling to load such a generic page on a known fast network. If you have any serious work that you need to carry out in Windows, I would suggest spending a bit more to gain more stability and functionality from a different machine. If, on the other hand, you're a patient and forgiving person, and either just have casual use in mind or intend to install a lighter and more hardware-friendly OS, then this computer should be fine.
As I said, I installed the latest Ubuntu release, and I couldn't be happier. The new OS is WAY lighter, faster, and snappier running on this machine than Windows was. When considering that this machine has just 4GB of hardware RAM and an economy-class processor, I'm both impressed and more than satisfied with my purchase. It really is a night-and-day comparison.
I used to own one of the old 13" black Macbooks from around 2007, and both the look and physical feel of this machine give me vintage vibes from that special time. I love it. After a simple swap of the stock OS, the computer feels like it could have sold for two or three times the $170 I paid for it.
Conclusion: If you're looking for an affordable laptop without any fancy features, this might be it, but you will probably be frustrated at some point by its entry-level specs if you plan to run it stock out of the box. It excels at lightweight and focused use -- don't get greedy and your $170 will be well spent.
Bonus round: The attached photo was taken with a video paused in one Firefox tab and this review pending submission in another, with nothing else going on. You can see in the screenshot that the CPU is doing fine, but the physical RAM is approaching capacity. This is what I mean about multitasking -- tread lightly and you'll be fine.
This laptop is perfect and amazing for the price of $180. I got the rose gold color and it is even more beautiful in person. The display is amazing, the keyboard is very light and smooth to type on, it is an extremely fast laptop. I have no complaints.
I added photos of the rose gold laptop in a lit room and outside
Bought this laptop today looking to improve my time working since my old laptop was very slow at what i needed it to do for me and with this laptop i was able to work at least 80% faster and it was crazy!, ALSO!! 0 NOISE coming out from this computer so you can definitely work in peace with this device!.. i am looking forward for a nice working from home shift tomorrow and i would definitely recommend this computer to everyone in need of a business/work computer… the color is just amazing and very stylish btw!… also don’t forget to pair your purchase with an sd card for more memory for your documents or pics etc etc, it’s advertised as 64gb but after software and all the stuff it comes down to 33gb so keep that in mind!… + i bought the 25 dlls microsoft mice and it also works amazing! Overall it’s a GREAT laptop for the price and for the time im gonna need it and use it it will help me a lot!
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
its pretty and thin and i like the keyboard. at first it was a little slow and laggy but it started working normally after like a day or two. i use after effects 2020 and this runs it pretty well along with having multiple tabs open, streaming, etc. i've still only had it for about 4 days but it's working smoothly for now. the only thing i dont like is the small amount of storage but i was trying to save money so whatever
A:AnswerThis laptop is loaded with Windows 11 S Mode.The only version of Cricut Design Space on the Microsoft Store is the beginner edition, if that suits your needs, you can install that in Windows 11 S Mode, if you need another version of that software, you would need to switch Windows 11 out of S Mode, it is free to do so.
A:AnswerThank you for the question. Yes, but note that the storage is just 64GB. You can use an SD card or cloud storage, however. Note that this laptop is presented with Windows 11 Home in S Mode, a very secure platform. Games and other apps have to be originated through the Microsoft Store, a trusted source.
A:AnswerThank you for the question. Yes, you can download Roblox and Autoclicker if these apps are available in the Microsoft Store. Brave may require stronger system requirements and is not available for Windows 11 S Mode.