Processor: Intel Core i5-3337U
Display Size: 15.6″ HD (1366×768)
Graphics Card: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Storage: 500GB 5400rpm
Operating System: Windows 8
Pros, Cons, and Notes
- Core i5 processor delivers good performance on more demanding programs.
- Touchscreen display is a convenient option for navigating Windows 8.
- HD Webcam for clear image quality when video chatting.
- CD/DVD drive.
- 10-key numberpad for fast number entry.
- 5 hour battery life increases portability.
- No Back-lit keyboard.
- Relatively low resolution (720p).
- Processor Speed: Intel Core i5-3337U (+8pts) 3rd Generation Intel Core i5 (Ivy Bridge).
Dual core processor with upper-mid level of performance.
Increased clock rates and better multitasking with Turbo Boost and hyperthreading features.
Low power consumption increases battery life. (Only 17 W)
- Memory: 4GB (+2pts) Adequate memory for everyday use and multitasking.
- Gaming Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 (+5pts) Good for video playback on all HD resolutions.
Suitable for older/less demanding games.
- Storage Space: 500GB 5400rpm (+5pts) Enough space for a fair amount of media and applications.
- Display Resolution: 1366 x 768 (+5pts) Standard resolution for casual laptop usage.
- SSD Drive: N/A (+0pts) This laptop does not include an SSD.
- Weight: 5.1 lbs (+0pts) Not very practical for frequent travelers.
- Battery Life: 5 hours (+5pts) So-so battery life that is adequate for every day use, but may not be sufficient for frequent travellers.
- Touchscreen (+2pts) Option to conveniently navigate Windows 8 like a tablet.
- Bluetooth (+2pts) A convenient feature for those who need the ability to connect a wireless card, smart phone, or any other blutooth device.
- DVD Drive (+2pts) Useful for those who still use a DVD drive. However, it may add uncessesary weight for people who no longer have a need for a DVD drive.
- HD Webcam (+2pts) Video chat with your friends, family, and colleagues in high definition.
- SD Card Reader (+2pts) Easily tranfer photos, videos, and other data from your camera or device that uses an media card.
- 1 x USB 3.0 ports (+2pts) Great feature to have that provides the ability to transfer a large amount of data between hard drives very quickly (5Gbps).
- HDMI Out (+2pts) Great to have for watching movies, giving presentations, etc. on an external display.
Mixed reviews (Some positive and some Negative) (+0pts)
- Screen Finish: Glossy
- 14.96 x 9.88 x 0.98 inches
- Color: Dark Gray
- 2x USB 2.0
- 1x USB 3.0
- 1 x HDMI Out
- Wireless Type: 802.11bgn
- Everyday Use
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