Reviews and Problems with HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15
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HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15z-b000 Sleekbook
25 April 2013
Conclusion: Despite niceties like a large touch-capacitive display and a spacious hard drive, the HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15z-b000 Sleekbook's so-so performance and short battery life ultimately make it a questionable choice in the face of better-featured competitors with the same price or better.
Excerpt: With the Pavilion TouchSmart 15z-b000 Sleekbook, HP pairs a slim design with a touch-screen display and an AMD quad-core processor for $649. Add in Dolby-powered speakers and a comfortable keyboard and you have a solid Windows 8 contender. But is this touch notebook the best in its class?
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...
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: If it remains under $500, the Sleekbook 15z is worth considering for everyday tasks such as checking email, watching videos and keeping up with social networks. However, we recommend spending a little more for an Ultrabook with faster performance and longer battery life.