HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14-b031us: 14-inch Windows 8 laptop

By Posted 18 Nov 2012, 07:17

There are a number of Windows 8 laptops to be found this year that would make a perfect Christmas gift, but also make sure your budget doesn’t run away with you like it might have done last year, so today we thought it would be good to highlight one of the 14-inch Windows 8 laptops that could feature at Staples this year. The laptop is a HP Pavilion Sleekbook and the model number 14-b031us, which would make an idea computer if you need a good balance of performance, slim design, and at a price for those on a budget.

The HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14-b031us features a satisfying 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM memory, this can be expanded to 8GB, and also an Intel Core i3-2377M 1.5 GHz processor that is pretty impressive considering the expected price over the holiday reason. The hard drive does leave a little to be desired at 320GB and 5400RPM, although you do benefit from HP ProtectSmart for added file protection and if you want to pay more then you can customise directly on the HP store, but of course you’d miss out on the potential sale expected next week. We also love HP TrueVision HD for face-to-face conversations, which many Apple users already know the benefits of face-to-face HD video calls. You can see the full specs in the image below, so feel free to take a look and let us know if you think this is gift worthy.

We have reason to believe that the HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14-b031us 14-inch laptop could be offered at a much lower price during Black Friday 2012, and our insider sources claim that the current $529.99 price at Staples could see a cut by as much as $230, which would certainly make this one of the best Windows 8 laptops for those that want to pick up something on the cheap. This would be a serious price cut although you can count on it being a doorbuster deal for the day after Thanksgiving sales, so make sure you get to the stores early next week.

If you want to read some detailed information about the software on the HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14-b031us and the finer specs, then you should see the official data sheet from HP, although we’d love to know if this laptop would be a gift you’d consider this Christmas for yourself or a family member?

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  • eefacm

    Is the a DVD/CD player in the laptop? TY! Yes, it is very inexpensive @ Staples, check it out!

  • 14-B031US

    is there a cd rom? im no sure if your were asking or telling us that there is one. i would appreciate the reply back

  • spolk

    i purchased on this on blk fri at staples. price was $299 w/ rebates no cd/dvd drive is only disadvantage. but for $40 i purchased external drive with rebate money i got off the deal.