HP Pavilion 15 AU018CA 15.6 inch Laptop Review – Packed into the silver casing of the all new HP Pavilion 15-AU018CA you will find some reasonable hardware which makes this laptop one that can perform well even for moderately high end users. With HP such a popular brand name many consumers will quickly gravitate to this model due to is mid-range price, brand loyalty and impressive specifications. Below we will look into this particular model a bit closer to see just how well it stacks up.
HP Pavilion 15 AU018CA 15.6 inch Laptop Specs
HP Pavilion 15-au018ca (ENERGY STAR)
Intel® Core™ i5-6200U (2.3 GHz, up to 2.8 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores)
8 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM (1 x 8 GB)
Intel® HD Graphics 520 (up to 4.04 GB)
1 TB 5400 rpm SATA
SuperMulti DVD burner
15.6″ diagonal HD SVA BrightView WLED-backlit (1366 x 768)
Full-size island-style with numeric keypad
HP Imagepad with multi-touch gesture support
802.11b/g/n (1×1) and Bluetooth® 4.0 combo
Integrated 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN
1 multi-format SD media card reader
2 USB 3.0; 1 USB 2.0; 1 HDMI; 1 RJ-45; 1 headphone/microphone combo
Minimum dimensions (W x D x H)
38.3 x 24.3 x 2.25 cm
Power supply type
45 W AC power adapter
2-cell, 41 Wh Li-ion
HP Wide Vision HD Camera with dual array digital microphone
B&O PLAY with 2 speakers
HP Pavilion 15 Benefits
By going with the Intel Core i5 processor and 8 GB of memory the HP Pavilion 15-AU018CA puts together a solid configuration without being to overpriced for those who need to stay within a budget. The hardware included will easily handle basic users day to day tasks with enough horsepower left over to run smoothly even with higher workloads.
A large 1 TB hard drive will have you saving files without even considering the idea of running out of space. With this much storage only the very heaviest of file savers will be able to reach its limitation anytime soon.
Unlike most mid-range laptops that only include a single USB 3.0 port the 15-AU018CA has two to go along with a single USB 2.0 port giving you three options for your external device and two of them running on the much faster speeds that can be provided by USB 3.0.
HP Pavilion 15 Downsides
The lack of touchscreen on the HP Pavilion 15-AU018CA for some will be a deal breaker while others who are not totally sold on the idea of touch screen on a laptop will have no issues with this feature lacking.
Talking about features that not everyone fully embraces this model does still include an optical drive and with many moving away from physical media and instead consuming digital the addition of this feature just seems like a waste that only adds to the devices total weight.
HP Pavilion 15 Verdict
One thing that the HP Pavilion 15-AU018CA excels at is not having any major flaws that would prevent the majority of users from considering it for their next purchase and has the making of a really popular model over the coming months. If you are in the market for a well rounded laptop and touchscreen is just not your thing you may want to make this your next buy.