Notebooks nowadays are the norm rather than an exception. With an increasingly mobile lifestyle, most people prefer laptops as they provide productivity on-the-go. Desktops are increasingly being replaced with notebooks and ultra-portable notebooks. The HP 15-BE012TU notebook is a budget offering from HP which runs on a 64 bit 6th Gen Intel Core i3-6006U processor clocked at 2.0 GHz. This setup is supported by 4GB DDR3 RAM running at 1600MHz.
The included storage has a capacity of 1TB SATA 5400 hard drive. This is becoming a norm these days. The graphics processing is handled by an Intel HD 5500 graphics processor. This configuration gives the notebook some serious processing power at an affordable price. The HP 15-BE012TU is available at a price of Rs. 25,790/- in online stores. This notebook has a battery life of five hours on a single charge, which is quite an achievement while powering a 15.6 inch display. Let us take a closer look at this notebook.
The HP 15-BE012TU is built completely out of plastic with a matte finish. HP Notebook is available in Black colour. The 15.6 inch display is framed by thick bezels all around. The VGA we camera sits in the top edge over the display flanked by a microphone on the side. The six rubber nubs surrounding the display act as spacers which prevent the display from touching the keyboard when the notebook is closed.
The vent grill for the fan opens on the left side of the device and there is a multi-function DVD/RW drive on the right side. On the inside, the full-size Chiclet-style keyboard is accompanied by a dedicated number pad for added productivity. The keys have a soft clicking action and are well-spaced for a comfortable typing experience.
The touchpad is small considering that there is plenty of space available inside. There are two clickable buttons on the touchpad for left-click and right-click actions. The HP 15-BE012TU notebook features following ports and slots located on the edges; 1 USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, headphone jack, microphone jack, VGA port, SD card reader and a Kensington lock slot.
The HP 15-BE012TU sports a 15.6” HD LED Backlit Widescreen Display outputting at a resolution of 1366 x768 pixels. This gives it an aspect ratio of 16:9 which makes this a perfect display for watching movies and playing games in addition to productivity tasks.
The colours on the screen are well saturated and viewing angles are decent. The big display also provides ample real estate for everyday productivity tasks and extra-wide Excel sheets.
The HP 15-BE012TU is primarily a productivity device. Day-to-day tasks like making reports, surfing the internet and social media are easily accomplished with minimum of fuss. The core-i3 and the 4GB RAM, keep this notebook working effortlessly through all the tasks. The heart of the this machine is powered by a 6th Gen Intel Core i3-6006U (2MB cache) processor ticking along at 2.0 GHz.
The 1TB SATA 5400 hard disk is just more value addition to an already attractive device. The 4 cell Li-ion battery keeps this notebook running for up to 5 hours. While not great, it is at par for this price point and it is more than what most people expect.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· HP 15-BE012TU Notebook
· AC Adapter
· User Guide and Manuals
ü Powerful processor in this price range.
ü Long battery life.
ü Dedicated graphics processor.
ü 1TB hard disk.
ü Dedicated number-pad.
ü Wireless LAN: Integrated 802.11 b/g/n.
ü Bluetooth: Built-in Bluetooth V4.0.
û Runs DOS out of the box.
û VGA Web Camera.
û Resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels on a 15.6” display.
The HP 15-BE012TU is a solid, reliable productivity device that will allow users to indulge in multimedia fun when they feel like it. The decent battery life and useful inclusions like the dedicated number-pad and the 1TB hard disk make the notebook a great buy with lots of utility and value for money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
Value for Money: 4 Stars