Who is it for? discussing who would benefit most from this laptop...

  • Student
    The average student lacks the time for any advanced activities on the computer, thus something with little strength can get the job done. The main thing you should try and keep in mind here is the price of the laptop. The price of this one is good, but it doesn't offer much in the way of power. Still, with its large 500 GB hard drive and sufficient strength for a laptop, it is more than decent enough to get the job done. The HP 2000-2b20NR laptop is a 15.6" laptop that's easy to carry around, making it perfect for students.

  • Casual User
    Perhaps the only category for which this laptop is perfect is the casual user. HP 2000-2b20NR has a large storage space, the 4 GB of RAM make it more than fast enough for any tasks a casual user might want to run and overall it is just great for the casual users. Plus, the price of this device is more than good enough as to attract just about anyone.

  • Business User
    HP 2000-2b20NR may not be the smartest choice for business, but if you're in a ditch and need something for close to little money (considering the high price of computers) it can get the job done. Still, with its lack of Bluetooth and USB 3.0 ports, it will make data transfer a bit troublesome in a few cases. I suggest considering HP 2000-2b20NR as a last-minute choice if you are interested in purchasing a GOOD Business Laptop.

  • Power User
    The way I see it, a power user laptop should be one of the strongest things out there. All components, aside from a dedicated video card, should be at their utmost peak. HP 2000-2b20NR isn't fit for a power user, not one bit. I suggest looking for laptops that cost at least 600 dollars, if not more.

  • Gaming
    The gaming laptop is the apex of laptop technology, something much stronger than even the power user laptop. Since the HP 2000-2b20NR isn't at all fit to be called a power user laptop, logic dictates that it isn't fit for a gaming one either.

PROs Vs. CONs

One of the main good things about this laptop is the installed Microsoft Windows 8 from it. However, if you are a new user with not that much tech savvy, it will not prove the best of operating systems for you. Heck, it can even give experienced users a hard time. Also, it is somewhat buggy at times and can cause a few problems. I strongly suggest using some Windows 7 until Windows 8 Pro comes out.

One of the main disadvantages I can point out for this laptop is the lack of a dedicated video card. I, for one, use this component quite a lot in my work, so I require it in order to do my daily activities. Also, the lack of all the other components mentioned in that short list will come to bite you back before you know it. The installed software will be good for Casual users with not so much tech savvy, but not for anyone else. You see, many people already have their own set of programs that they use, and few actually take lightly to new programs trying to replace their own, especially when they're nothing but trials.

User Reviews: what others think?

Unfortunately, as of yet there is only one user submitted review for this particular laptop. The person rated this laptop with a 5 out 5 (max) rating saying "everything I was looking for in a laptop". Customer was happy that the order arrived on time, the laptop was nicely packed, appreciated the Windows 8 operating system that was pre-installed.
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Summary

This is a laptop that looks great and possibly runs pretty well also. However, it isn't meant for a whole lot of categories. I honestly doubt anyone aside from the Casual Users, Students and a few Business Users can actually use this HP 2000-2b20NR. Unfortunately I haven't actually used the laptop myself but I honestly feel that the Power Users and Gamers will find no use for this particular device at all as it is too weak to be even registered as a bleep on the radar of the people from those two categories.
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Technical Details

Processor Intel Pentium B980 2.4 GHz (2 Cores)
Video Card Intel HD (up to 1.65 GB)
RAM Memory 4GB DDR3
Audio integrated with Altec Lansing Speakers
Operating System Windows 8
Display 15.6-inch 1366 x 768px
Storage Drive 500 GB 5400rpm
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
USB 2.0 Ports 3
USB 3.0 Ports None
Built-in Camera Yes
Built-in Microphone Yes
Optical Drive DVD±RW
Memory Card Reader Yes
Bluetooth -
Headphone-out Yes
VGA-out Yes
HDMI-out Yes
LAN-out Yes
Color Black
Width 14.8 in.
Depth 9.72 in.
Height 1.41 in.
Weight 5.39 lbs. lbs.
Battery Life up to 3.45 hours
Warranty 1 Year

Updated on January 6th, 2013

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