HP Compaq 15 Review(From Flipkart)
by Hans Raj Bhatt on 2014-09-21
Friends I tried to search reviews about this particular model/product but didn't succeed in getting any kind of review on any of the websites. So here's my review after using this product for a week.
1. Got the product delivered exactly as promised on due date and was a good deal for me at a price of Rs 31,200/-. Safe packing as well. Warranty checked on-line and found it beginning from future(Product delivery date 13 Sep 14, Warranty commencement 19 Sep 14 for one year).
2. It has a single output port for speaker and mic which means I can use my mobile hands-free without any problem. My earlier laptop had two ports i.e. one for speakers and one for mic which invariably meant that my mobile hands-free was useless and separate mic plus headphone combo had to be used.
3. It has HDMI out, which means I can see the desired video on my TV as when without any hassles(Would have loved the VGA port also which is missing).
4. Battery backup is actually more than 4 hrs when working on documents. Though I couldn't check it with video or game alone. It would be less for sure.
5. Mousepad is matt finish thus feels good. Though I had to download synaptics pointing device driver so as to ensure that the trackpad is disabled by double click action as I use usb mouse and the sensitive trackpad was making typing difficult.
6. Feels lightweight.
7. It has a led next to the hd camera, thus indicating that the camera is on. Not every laptop has this feature. Also the mic is just next to the cam.
8. Heating is pretty less and you can comfortably work for hrs keeping it on your lap.
1. Windows 8 drivers support needs refinement. The WiFi button driver does not work at all. I installed windows 7 for same reason. Also Bluetooth doesn't work with Win 8 at all.
2. No button or switch to enable/disable Bluetooth device. You will have to right click the Bluetooth button to enable/disable it. Poor show HP. This happens in Win 7.
3. CD/DVD writer button does not work on single press. You will have to press it twice or may be thrice for it to eject.
4. No button to select display off. You shall have to wait for the time duration which has been set in power settings. Generally the laptops do have this kind of button for switching off the display from keyboard.
5. Audio output is very low. Even in a quit room with only AC running I felt the need to use headphones. Now don't think my AC is noisy.
6. No LED on the upper surface or front side to indicate power/recharging state. Either you have to look at the task bar icon or LED next to the power jack which is on side. Also the LED at adapter would have been a value addition which is missing at the moment.
7. No backlit keyboard.
8. The SD card reader appears very shabby. Normally we expect push in and push out kind of reader. This reader is plain simple push in and pull out. It works perfectly now but I doubt if it will have a good life.
9. My previous laptop had a blinking LED light when any activity used to take place on WiFi/Bluetooth. This one has one steady led which indicates only the on/off status and no indication of any activity.
10. The up/down arrow buttons are very poor. A single key has been halved into two and its a real PIA to keep the finger precisely on the up/down key to work with them. Frankly speaking, I feel that the engineers forgot to design the keyboard with up key and finally when they realised they managed by dividing the down key into two.
Thats all so far with the usage of one week. Will add/amend if I observe something else in due course of time.
Extremely disappointed VGA Output: Not available
by Chandan Kumar on 2014-08-30
I never expected while placing the order that the product will not contain VGA output and I must confirm with seller before placing the order, as VGA output is a very common part of all standard size laptops.
I am not satisfied with the product as it is useless for me without VGA port as I am required to connect the laptop with projector many time to provide presentation and training. Without VGA port I won't be able to connect the Laptop with projector.
It was not mentioned on website while placing the order that VGA output: Not available in product (as it is common and mandatory feature of any standard size laptop).
Refer to the HP Compaq Laptop Setup Instruction received inside the box with laptop delivered. Review under Quick Tour option Point 14: HP Compaq Laptop contains External Monitor Port (VGA Output) with * mark and comment “Select Models Only”.
In the same way the same information must had been updated on the www.flipkart.com website that VGA Output: “NA or available with select models only”.
But above was not updated on the www.flipkart.com website from retailer side. It is a clear that wrong information was updated on website. And customer is not responsible for wrong order.
SO why, I didn’t feel to confirm about VGA Output availability in the product before placing the order. It is against consumer right of online sale.
Definitely value for money
by Vipul Mishra on 2014-10-08
I got this product for 26K... Using it with windows 8.1
- Very light weight
- Gen4 i5 seems very powerful ( System boots within 10 secs)
- It really doesn't have VGA slot ( you'll not be able to connect to a traditional projector or your old system screen)
by SELVAM R on 2014-09-27
I am very thankful to Flipkart for fast delivery.
But there is no VGA output port in this laptop (you have to mention it).
At the time of booking mentioned that brand offer but I didn’t received it.
4th Gen i5 with powerful graphics.
by sandeep kumar sahu on 2014-09-05
I found this to be a very economical laptop with stunning feature of intel i5(4th Gen),intel hd graphics and hd display of 15.6 inch.very satisfied with this product.....AND NO WORDS FOR FLIPKART SERVICE...NICE EXPERINCE OF E-SHOPPING..
HP Compaq 15-s006TU Notebook (4th Gen Ci5 )
by Upinder Singh on 2014-08-27
I am very thankful to Flipkart.com to make the above product available at such
competitive price and ensure product is factory sealed and in brand new condition.
Delivery was just super and packaging was excellent !
HP - Compaq laptops are famous world over for their performance and build quality
so there is not much that I can add to the same.
Overall an excellent experience to purchase from Flipkart
Budget laptop, good processor but average build quality
by Jaiber John on 2015-04-22
- Core i5 4th gen
- 4GB RAM
- 1TB HDD
- Big screen - 15.6inches
- Numeric keypad
- DVD writer
- Battery lasts for 4 hrs
- No Nvidia graphics, so graphics intensive apps will suffer
- Display is big but resolution is 1366x700 (or something like that). Very average display panel
- Changing any hardware is very difficult as we have to practically tear it apart.
- Build quality is average, plasticky, squeaks and niggles around. It wont survive a drop.
- Touch pad is matte finished, not so smooth on finger tips.
- Below average keyboard
Overall, at this price range of thirty K this is a good performance laptop but with budget quality display, graphics and keyboard.
by Veena A on 2015-03-23
Super Laptop @ 28600 only thing is Laptop Bag is missing
Flipkart done a good job by introducing hp compaq again in india.
Don't have option to connect Projector
by Sudhanshu Dubey on 2014-10-26
If you are looking for good process at cheapest cost then you should go for this , But here is the drawbacks of this laptop:
1)Sound quality is very low . Even very bad.
2) Don't have VGA Adapter . Even I have called to customer care no of Flipkart they have assured me that it has, since some had already complaint about this . But this laptop doesn't have VGA Adapter.
Overall product is good but not the best. Project description can be better but they have putted some incomplete description .
by SHASHIKANTH JAHAGIRDHAR on 2014-10-13
Only thing i faced the problem is the key board is so small ... otherwise the overall product is fully satisfied. It gives 4+ hours battery backup. good product ...
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