If you want to buy a very cheap laptop and get some extras with it, the HP 2000-2c22dx bundle offered at Best Buy (SKU: 9999204000050000) is one of the rare choices. Priced at $330, customers get the Intel Pentium 2020M powered 2000-2c22dx with a 15.6-inch screen, 4GB of RAM memory, and a 500GB hard drive; the compact Targus USB wireless mouse, a Targus debossed laptop sleeve, and PNY Attache 8GB USB flash memory drive, and six-month subscription for Titanium Internet Security software.
Back to the laptop itself, it’s worth noting that it is a classic affordable notebook, without flashy design and fancy features. Besides the mentioned core components that enable users to suite their daily web, office, multimedia, and similar needs but not to play the latest 3D games, HP’s 2000-2c22dx incorporates a DVD burner, a conventional six-cell battery, built-in stereo speaker system, webcam, three USB 2.0 ports for peripherals, HDMI and VGA for external displays, and a multiformat reader of digital cards.
The display has a 1366×768 screen resolution like on virtually every other budget notebook and the screen is glare type, so it isn’t convenient for use outdoors.
The black chassis made of glossy plastics won’t turn heads, and isn’t as portable as a notebook today can be with its weight of 5.4 pounds and 1.4″ thickness, but if you like utilitarian and simplistic look, this notebook is for you. Keep in mind that plastic glossy surfaces catch fingerprints a lot, but the wast majority of cheap consumer notebooks are glossy too.
To conclude, the HP 2000-2c22dx offer is an excellent choice for the budget-conscious buyers, not only because of the included extras, but also because of the decent components hidden inside the laptop. The 15.6″ laptops can be found for below $300, but with much slower AMD E-series processors. Upgrading to the Pentium plus additional goodies make this bundle a very tempting deal.
The package is available online and in the Best Buy stores.
Here are the specs of the HP 2000-2c22dx:
- OS: Windows 8 operating system
- Display: 15.6-inch, 1366-by-768 resolution, glossy
- CPU: Intel Pentium Processor 2020M at 2.4GHz, 2MB L3 cache
- GPU: Intel HD IGP
- RAM: 4GB DDR3, expandable to maximum 8GB, two RAM slots, one occupied
- Storage: 500GB 5,400rpm hard disk
- Optical drive: DVD±RW/CD-RW burner
- Webcam: Yes
- Audio: Altec Lansing stereo speakers
- Network: Wireless N (Wi-Fi), 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN, no Bluetooth
- Input: keyboard with numeric pad, multitouch trackpad
- Ports and Slots: 3 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA, multi-in-one digital card reader
- Battery: 6-cell li-ion
- Dimensions: 1.4 height x 14.8 width x 9.7 depth (inches)
- Weight: 5.4 pounds
- Warranty: 1 year
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