Reviews and Problems with HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15
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HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15z-b000 Sleekbook Review
29 March 2013
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.
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: 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.
Test: HP Pavilion Sleekbook TouchSmart 15-b153sg (D2W96EA) (Ultrabook 15,6 Zoll)
28 August 2013
Excerpt: Fazit: Eine günstige AMD-CPU treibt das HP Pavilion Sleekbook TouchSmart an, das erklärt den verlockend niedrigen Preis. Doch der ist das einzige Highlight: Im Test zeigt das HP nämlich erhebliche Schwächen wie ein dunkles Display, lahme Performance und schwache Mobilität. Am besten ist noch die Ergonomie mit einer guten Tastatur und wenig Arbeitsgeräuschen.
Pros: Niedriger Preis
Cons: Sehr dunkles Display, Lahme Performance, Geringe Laufzeit durch schlechte AMD-Konfig