HP laptops have advanced in recent times and selecting the right one can be a difficult task especially if you don’t understand the configuration of HP latest laptops.

So, let’s take a look at some of the important components you need to look for to select the HP laptop apt for your needs.


The processor integrated inside a laptop drives the performance and the price tag. Generally, the speed of a processor (clock frequency) is mentioned in GHz; higher the clock frequency, faster the processor. The Cache size is also important; more is always better.

A laptop with Intel Atom or AMD V processor might be well-suited for basic computing tasks like word processing and Internet surfing. For But, for video editing, you would need a faster processor like Intel’s iCore processor or high-end processor from AMD.

Graphics Card

Low-end laptops come with integrated graphic chips while high-end laptops will have a dedicated graphics chip with VRAM. Laptops with discrete graphic cards offer superior performance in video-editing, gaming, or graphic intensive tasks.

Like the CPU, the speed of a graphics card is mentioned in clock frequency and higher the frequency, faster the graphics processor. Fill rate is also an important parameter that tells you about a number of pixels the graphics card can render on the screen per second.


RAM is also an important component in your laptop. Generally, the operating system loads data from HDD into memory for processing. Hence, the more RAM you have, the better. Most laptop models come with one 4GB RAM module and you are more likely to have one empty slot. If the budget permits you, consider adding one more RAM module to increase the RAM.

Like the CPU and GPU, the RAM specs also mentioned in clock speed like 667MHz, 1066MHz or more. RAM with higher clock speeds offers better performance. A majority of HP latest laptops have DDR4 RAM which is much faster than its predecessors.


Display is comprised of three parts : screen size, panel type and resolution. The screen size starts from 13 inches and the biggest screen size available is 17.3 inch. Laptops with the bigger screen are comparatively heavier.

The best panel type is IPS as they have good viewing angles and superior colour production. Laptop screen resolution is mentioned as HD (High definition), QHD (Quad High Definition) and UHD (Ultra High Definition). The UHD is a 4K display with a high resolution equivalent to 3840 pixels × 2160 lines. The HD display has a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels.

The coating of the display is also important. Soft Matte and Glossy display are two types of display coatings. The glossy finish creates more glares but has better contrast and brightness. Soft Matte finish creates fewer glares and might have less contrast. If you plan to use a laptop in a well-lit environment, you should avoid glossy display.

Don’t forget to read specifications in detail while comparing HP latest laptops. This will ensure you take home the best laptop that offers the best value for your money.


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