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Designed for those looking to combine style and productivity, the 15.6" 15-ac178nr Notebook from HP provides users a system that is well suited for general use. The 15-ac178nr is powered by a 2.0 GHz Intel Core i3-5005U Dual-Core 5th-Gen Haswell processor, allowing multiple applications to be run simultaneously. The system's 4GB of DDR3L RAM allows the computer to not only quickly access frequently-used files and programs, but also helps to ensure smooth multi-tasking.
The 15.6" BrightView display features WLED-backlighting, a 16:9 aspect ratio, and is powered by integrated Intel HD 5500 graphics that deliver a sharp, clear picture. You'll also be able to output video to an external display via the built-in HDMI port.
For long-term storage of your files, a 500GB 5400 rpm hard drive provides access to your data. For reading and writing data stored on optical media, this system features a SuperMulti DVD Burner and memory cards may also be accessed using the built-in multi-format digital media card reader. Whether you are listening to music, watching a movie, or playing a game, the integrated stereo speakers are equipped with DTS Studio Sound and offer audio playback with high fidelity. Use the integrated microphone to record your own audio, or use it alongside the integrated VGA webcam to engage in face-to-face conversations using Skype or other software.
The 15.6" 15-ac178nr Notebook includes a 45W AC adapter and a 3-cell 31Wh / 2.8Ah Lithium-ion polymer battery. The installed operating system is Windows 10 Home.
USB 3.0 / 2.0
Connect external peripherals, such as hard drives, printers, and memory card readers using the 1 x USB 3.0 and 2 x USB 2.0 ports
10/100 Fast Ethernet & 802.11n Wi-Fi
Connect to wired or wireless networks using 10/100 Fast Ethernet or 802.11n Wi-Fi
Bluetooth technology will allow compatible peripherals and accessories such as keyboards, mice, headsets, and more to pair with your 15-ac178nr
ENERGY STAR certified EPEAT Silver registered Low Halogen Arsenic-free display glass
Windows 10 Home
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items
Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With it, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift