HP Pavilion 15-AU628TX Core i7 Notebook


Rs. 90990.00 (approx)
 

Quick Specs:

  • ü Full HD 15.6” display.

    ü Powerful processor and graphics processor.

    ü Long battery life.

    ü Dedicated graphics processor.

    ü 8GB RAM.

    ü 1TB hard disk.

    ü Dedicated number-pad.


Nowadays, laptops are the norm rather than an exception. With offices around the world encouraging BYOD, laptops are the perfect devices with the right combination of mobility and productivity. Sure, desktops have their uses. But laptops are increasingly taking over basic productivity tasks which make up most of the work in almost all offices. HP is one of the oldest PC manufacturers still in business. Over the years, it has gathered the experience and expertise to deliver the best specifications in any category, from affordable to the ridiculously expensive. The HP Pavilion 15-AU628TX is a powerful productivity machine which is powered by a core i7 processor and 8GB RAM. Additionally, a 1TB hard drive makes it the combination to beat. This thing’s a productivity monster. It is available at a price of Rs. 92,350/- in online stores. Let us take an up-close look at this laptop in this review.

Design:

The HP Pavilion 15-AU628TX is built out of plastic and sports a matte silver finish. The edges and corners of this notebook are rounded. The lid is bare except for the shiny chrome HP logo. It stands out against the matte background. The base of the notebook tapers as it approaches the front edge. The right edge of the notebook sports following slots and ports; an SD card reader, an LED indicator, a USB 3.0 port, HDMI port and an RJ-45 ethernet port. On the left edge of the notebook there are; an 8X DVD Writer, 3.5mm headphone combo jack, a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port and a Kensington Lock Slot. On the back edge, there are off-centred outlet vents for cooling fans. The twin hinges are made of steel and are guaranteed to last the lifetime of the notebook with regular use.

HP Pavilion 15AU628TX Core i7 Notebook  Design

On the inside, the keyboard deck is matte black plastic with a design of silver digital-thread lines passing through the touchpad. The touchpad is quite big and has sufficient texture to be accurate. The touchpad supports multi-touch and gestures for easier navigation. The HP Pavilion 15-AU628TX has a full-size, island-style backlit keyboard which comes with a dedicated number-pad. This is a useful addition and a great convenience for people who work with numbers all day long. The area surrounding the 15.6” display is glossy black. The 720P HD webcam with a wide field of view of 88° sits above the display and is supported by a Dual Array Digital Microphones. All-in-all, the design review of the HP pavilion 15-AU628TX marks it out as a premium design with a plastic construction.

Display:

The HP Pavilion 15-AU628TX sports a 15.6” LED Backlit Widescreen Display which has a 16:9 True Wide Aspect Ratio. The full HD display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It has a maximum brightness of 220 nits. The wide aspect ratio makes it perfect for watching movies and playing games.

HP Pavilion 15AU628TX Core i7 Notebook  display

The colours are well-saturated and the contrast levels are great. It has wide viewing angles. The 15.6” real-estate of the screen is a boon for productivity tasks too. It is especially handy while working with really wide excel sheets. All-in-all, the HP Pavilion 15-AU628TX has a good, colour-rich and sharp display.

Performance & specifications:

The HP Pavilion 15-AU628TX is a really powerful notebook. It breezes through the daily productivity tasks like preparing reports, typing out documents or surfing the internet. But it is also capable of doing some heavy lifting like running some heavy programs like Photoshop, CorelDraw and even do some video-editing. The HP Pavilion 15-AU628TX is powered by a 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7500U processor running at 2.7GHz and capable of Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz. This is probably the most powerful consumer-grade processor available in the market right now. It is supported by 8GB DDR4 RAM, which is clocked at 2133MHz.

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The graphics are handled by an NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics card which has 4 GB Discrete DDR3 Memory along with Optimus Technology, NVIDIA CUDA, NVIDIA PhysX Technology and DirectX 12. This combination makes for a smooth performance and buttery smooth gameplay at high frame rates. On the audio front, the dual speakers are tuned by Bang and Olufsen (B&O Play) which deliver a rich, authentic audio experience. The speakers also feature HP Audio Boost with Smart Amp for even louder and more dynamic audio output. The HP Pavilion 15-AU628TX features Bluetooth V4.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11 ac for wireless connectivity and a RJ-45 10/100mbps ethernet port for fast wired connectivity. The 2-cell 41WH Li-Ion prismatic battery supports fast-charge and powers the notebook for a long time. Overall, this notebook aces it performance review with a power-packed performance.

Inside the box:

·        HP Pavilion 15-AU628TX Notebook

·        AC Adapter

·        User Guide and Manuals

Pros:

ü Full HD 15.6” display.

ü Powerful processor and graphics processor.

ü Long battery life.

ü Dedicated graphics processor.

ü 8GB RAM.

ü 1TB hard disk.

ü Dedicated number-pad.

Cons:

û  Display could’ve been brighter.

Verdict:

The HP Pavilion 15-AU628TX is a beast of a machine. It is a solid performer which delivers entertainment as well as productivity along with an all-round performance. The long battery life, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD and the big beautiful full HD screen make this an irresistible buy. The HP Pavilion 15-AU628TX offers very good value for the buyer’s money.

Ratings:

·        Performance: 5 Stars.

·        Value for Money: 5 Stars.

HP Pavilion 15-AU628TX Core i7 Notebook Full Specifications

General
Company HP
Model Name HP Pavilion 15-AU628TX Core i7 Notebook
Model Number 15-AU628TX
Price 90990
Operating System Windows 10 Home
CPU
Processor Name Intel Core i7-7500U (7th Gen)
Cache Memory
Architecture
Chipset
Memory
Preinstalled RAM 8 GB DDR4 RAM
Maximum RAM
Memory Speed 2133 Mhz
Storage
Hard Drive Capacity 1 TB
Interface
Graphics
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
Display
Screen Size 15.6 Inches
Screen Type LED
Resolution 1920 x 1080 Pixels
Sound
Speakers Dual speakers
Software Audio Bang and Oulfsen
Size & Weight
Dimensions 383 x 243 x 22.5 mm
Weight 2.0 Kg
Ports
USB 1
Head Phones Yes
HDMI Yes
Mic In Yes
RJ45 LAN Yes
VGA Yes
Multi Card Slot Yes
Optical Drive
Optical Drive SuperMulti DVD burner
Communication
Wireless WAN Yes
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Camera
Camera Yes
Input Devices
Keyboard Full-size island-style keyboard
Touchpad No
Power
Battery Cell 2 Cell
Battery Backup NA
Power Supply 65 W AC Adapter W
Colour
Colour black
Accessories
AC Adaptor Yes
Battery Yes
User Guide & Manuals Yes
Laptop Bag No
Warranty
Warranty 1 Year

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