Reviews and Problems with HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15
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Review HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b004sg Ultrabook
6 June 2013
Summary: All-round ultrabook. Hewlett Packard now has a slim, 15.6 inch ultrabook that even allows playing up-to-date 3D games in its product line. Storage is not an issue either owing to the large hard drive. That sounds as if HP has built the perfect laptop. Our test reveals whether the ultrabook is really compelling.
Pros: High storage capacity, SSD cache, Good application performance, Gaming suitability, The decent application performance.
Cons: 12 month warranty, Inferior screen (low-contrast, dark, intense bluish cast), Short battery runtimes due to the low-capacity battery, Difficult maintenance, A brighter and higher-contrast screen.
Summary: We have mentioned the HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15 being a budget-friendly laptop throughout our review of the machine as it currently is available on HP’s website for under $500. With that said, it’s difficult to determine if the Sleekbook 15 is a machine either budget-minded customers or first-time laptop owners should consider purchasing as it doesn’t stand out in a way where we could emphatically recommend it to someone who is looking for this type of laptop.
Summary: The $649 HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15z-b000 Sleekbook delivers impressive audio and a seamless Windows 8 touch-screen experience. You also get a comfortable keyboard and well-designed touchpad. However, this laptop's AMD processor offered sluggish performance, and its 4-cell battery lasted less than four hours. For roughly the same price, we recommend the ASUS VivoBook S500CA, which has a sturdier and lighter aluminum chassis, better performance and longer battery life.
HP's budget 15-inch TouchSmart trades price for features
27 March 2013
Summary: With a great design for the price and some better-than-expected graphics power, the HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15z-b000 Sleekbook may justify overlooking its shortcomings if you're on a tight budget.
Pros: The AMD-powered HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15z-b000 Sleekbook is a slim, midsize laptop at a very reasonable price, and includes a touch screen.
Cons: Battery life is disappointing, and budget-priced Intel laptops are still faster.
Conclusion: HP's Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000 sports a nice, large screen for an economy notebook, as well as a pleasingly thin profile. But its budget-laptop aesthetics, combined with disappointingly short battery life and subpar productivity performance, make it hard to recommend unless you simply have to have a thin laptop with a large display and can't spend much more than $500.
Pros: Thin and relatively light for a 15-inch laptop, Nice screen for a budget-priced system, Available in three colors
Cons: Performance and battery life disappoint, No touch screen, Cheap, glossy plastic exterior, Awkward power plug
Summary: Ultra-affordable, semi-ultraportable. Hewlett-Packard’s latest 15-inch budget notebook is a slim one indeed—and it’s hard to find fault in its price. But is the increased portability worth the sacrifice elsewhere?
Pros: Lightweight for a 15-inch notebook, Relatively inexpensive, Stays cool even under load, Low operating noise, Solid, comfortable touchpad operation, Good port selection for its class, The Pavilion Sleekbook 15 manages an elusive balance of size/price/weight that ultimately results in one of the most affordable 15-inch, sub 5-pounds notebooks to date.
Cons: Flimsy, cheap-feeling construction, Poor keyboard with significant flex, High-gloss screen leads to obtrusive reflections, Disappointing performance, especially gaming, Middling battery life for its category, Stronger build quality, a much better keyboard, and better overall performance would be a great starting point. On top of that, the restrictive battery life and high-gloss screen limit its versatility on the go.
Summary: Priced at $474, the HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000 delivers Ultrabook-like portability along with pretty good sound for the price. You also get a good selection of ports (including Ethernet), a zippy boot time and a cool-running chassis. Ultimately, though, the flaky Windows 8 gesture support and very short battery life are turn-offs.
Pros: Slim and lightweight chassis, Fast boot time, Runs cool, Fairly loud Altec Lansing speakers
Cons: Short battery life, Inconsistent Windows 8 gesture performance, Below-average graphics
Conclusion: At the given moderate price-point, the HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-B004TU rolls in a burly pack of outstanding features tidily packaged into a chic design. Pegged at a moderate price-point, it remains a superlative choice for budget buyers.
Conclusion: Overall, the new, compact HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b002tu laptop is an ideal buy for those who are looking for a personal computing device that performs generic computing tasks easily.
Pros: On its positive end, you will locate that the laptop comes embedded with HD TrueVision HD Webcam, HD Brightview LED Backlit Display screen, Altec Lansing Stereo Speakers and heaps of intuitive connectivity ports!
Cons: As the name reveals, the new HP pavilion Sleekbook 15-b002tu laptop runs on DOS operating system, which would disappoint you, as the other laptops that are available in more or less same price range brags of advanced and updated operating system.