A budget laptop should be a computer that can run all of the programs that you need to use, while still being available at a reasonable price. The lower price is typically achieved by not including any extras and using cheaper components in areas that are of less concern.
But the HP 2000-2a20nr 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black) succeeds as a budget laptop because it is sold at a very low price while still offering everything that a regular user would want.
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Pros of the computer:
- HDMI port to connect to your TV
- 500 GB hard drive
- 4 GB of RAM
- 2.3 GHz Intel Pentium B970 Processor
- Up to 5.5 hours of battery life
Cons of the computer:
- No Blu-Ray player
- Not well-suited for heavy gaming or video editing
- Only 3 USB ports
The combination of price, portability and features make this laptop a good choice for a budget-minded family that needs a new computer for the house. It will easily manage all of your Web browsing and emailing tasks, and the HD LED-backlit screen will provide you with an excellent movie-viewing experience. Plus, if you are streaming a video to this laptop over the 802.11 b/g/n WiFi connection and want to share it with everyone else in the room, you can use the HDMI out port on the computer to connect it to a TV and watch it on that screen as well. And if your media needs extend beyond streaming to a collection of music, photo and video files that you have accumulated, you can easily store them all on the 500 GB hard drive.
But the potential uses of the machine are not limited to in-home use for a family. This also makes a great computer for the student heading off to college, or the frequent traveler that needs a computer whose battery will last for an entire cross-country flight. And if something happens to the laptop within the first year of owning it, you can call HP to take advantage of the 1 year limited hardware warranty.
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