Summary: The HP Pavilion 15-n207tu is a well-rounded, albeit basic laptop with the bare essentials required to keep a user happy. The device does have a good screen and great audio, not to mention the decent battery life. However, it's underpowered at this price and we've definitely seen better hardware and more features at the same price, including the likes of the Sony Vaio Fit 15E or the Lenovo Ideapad G500s. We'd only recommend this device if you're a die-hard HP fan.
Pros: Great contrast ratio, Good speakers, Decent battery life
Summary: Frugal quad-core. The HP Pavilion 15-050sg is an inexpensive notebook (399 Euros, ~$545) with a quad-core processor and a large hard drive. Thanks to the ULV APU from AMD it should be frugal and offer long battery runtimes. Is the Pavilion 15 a convincing package? Find out in our in-depth review.
Pros: Good battery runtimes, Frugal, Slim chassis, The low energy consumption and the resulting battery runtimes.
Cons: Display is a bit dark and has a blue cast, Only 12 months warranty, No VGA-out, Only Fast-Ethernet, We miss some features that are offered by many similarly priced rivals: a Gigabit-Ethernet port, VGA-out and a two-year warranty.
Summary: Long-lasting and economic. A slim laptop featuring a Haswell processor for 499 Euros (~$671) doesn't sound bad at all. Our test report reveals whether the Pavilion can stand out from the innumerable contenders.
Pros: Good application performance, Decent battery runtimes, Low power consumption, Quiet operation, Slim appearance, The decent application performance and the low power consumption.
Cons: 12 month warranty only, A slightly too dark screen w/ bluish cast, A brighter screen and easier access to the hard drive.
Conclusion: HP set out with a challenge: make a budget notebook that's both thin and light. And that's exactly what the HP Pavilion 15z Sleekbook is: it starts at less than $500, weighs less than 5 pounds and it's relatively slim at 0.83". It's sufficient for web, email, social networking and video playback, but it lacks the horsepower to play anything beyond casual games, it's not a fast number cruncher and I wouldn't suggest it for HD video editing.
Pros: Slim and light for a 15" laptop (especially at this low price), very good Altec Lansing speakers.