by Rikunjkumar Suthar on 2016-01-12
Very good display with performance, keyboard is low quality and battery around 3.5 hours but can not expect more from give price point.
Update: Facing issue with wi-fi, Getting low speed as compare to other devices.
Can't get better than this @26-27k....for home users
by Bibek on 2016-02-27
I was looking for a 14" laptop and by chance came across this model. I went to some laptop shops in my locality and found 14" laptops were bit higher priced (around 35k with win10) with these spec. Initially I was bit sceptical since not much review was available for this model but decided to go with it after seeing some positive reviews on flipkart. I was told at shops that hp will not give warranty if bought online. I confirmed with hp customer care and they said you can. Got it with 5% off through debit card purchase from WS retail. flipkart delivered it with in the timeline with nice packaging. Now to the review part.
-Compact, light weight and good looking (black matte finish)
-Build quality is good, good performance
-can be taken anywhere with out much hassle as its not bulky
-Good battery backup (3-4 hrs with browsing not tested with gaming or video play)
-Display is good (very bright) but not wow... (not complaining at this price point)
-corei3 5th gen, intel integrated graphics, 1 TB, 4 GB RAM, DVD drive, card reader (it is not clear from the picture though but DVD writer and card reader come with it)
-No heating problem till now
-loaded alphalt airborne and no lag (its not a gaming laptop but good for casual gaming)
-1 yr Accidental Damage Protection by registering at hp site. warranty date was 1 yr from the date of purchase (from WS retail its peace of mind as on hp site it is an authorized seller)
- Its hp so no doubt about quality and reliability
-No driver CD provided by hp. however, can be downloaded at hp support site for windows 7 and 10. I had windows 8.1 pro but with this os no driver was (had to update to win 10 vide Ethernet and then installed drivers from hp site). Giving 4 stars for this.
-volume is very low
- came with DOS so windows had to be installed by user (I had initial trouble installing the OS as I am not a techy kind but now win 10 working fine )
- no dedicated key for wifi, Bluetooth etc.
-key board quality is bit low
On account of all these features the pros outweigh the cons at this price point. so any body looking for a 14" laptop in this price range can go for it if having his own windows but be careful/wise in choosing a seller before u make any purchase to avoid hassle free experience.
by Tanuj Joshi on 2016-03-13
Been using this laptop for one week now.
I wanted a 14' portable low end laptop for programming and general use with good build quality. And its scores high in all that department.
->Build Quality (little to no flex on base of the laptop)
->Screen Quality (I found it not THAT reflective, and since its 14' its sharper because the screen resolution is same as 15.6' screen so pixel density is higher )
->No overheating (a little warm on bottom but that's accepted)
->Barely makes noise (fan spins and HDD spins but even under heavy load its barely noticeable)
->Ethernet port has two lights (Power and processing) that's a plus
->Keyboard has caps lock and mute led which is a good addon
->Has all the major ports and an optical drive
->No visible air intake vents on bottom of laptop(only one exhaust on the side which seems enough as i3 5th generation does not output that much heat) so theoretically if you use it on a bed that should not block the air flow and make the system hot. /* THIS IS PURELY MY THINKING AND LOGIC AND DO NOT HAVE ANY PROOF TO BACK IT*/
Kind of Good but could have been better:--
->Keyboard (keys are short travel and up/down arrow keys are too small)
->Even though it has DTS sound but its OKAY and not loud at all but I mostly use headphones so no issues for me
->Only one usb 3.0 (come on HP give us atleast 2)
->No maintenance hatch so to upgrade ram and HDD you have to open all bottom screws and take whole base off. But a lots of tutorials are on YouTube for that and it seems easy.
-> /* THIS ISSUE IS ONLY FOR THOSE USERS WHO ARE GOING TO USE LINUX ON IT. WINDOWS USERS MIGHT NOT FACE IT*/
I use Linux on it and right now the Linux kernel does not support the WiFi card well. So even though I was only one feet away from my router,I was getting only one signal bar and pathetic speed after installing Xubuntu 15.10 (after updating it and installing drivers also no improvement). But there is a work around for this issue and its easy to find. Now the Range and speed is much better but I feel issue is not yet resolved. So will have to wait for the kernel to fully support it.
Read it before purchasing
by Ravi on 2016-06-12
Laptop is good. But cheated by flipkart. When i bought, there was ADP offer for free. But i could not register it on HP website. Later brand confirmed that ADP is not applicable for this model. Paid around 1500 more (amazon and snapdeal were selling cheaper) for ADP but didnt get it. When i approached flipkart they are not taking this seriously. Simply ignoring. Feeling cheated..
by Purna Maharana on 2016-01-18
Used it for Two days , Windows 10 booted up okay , and all drivers were compatible.
Faced no problems so far.
Reasonably good performance laptop for the price range
by Bipin S on 2016-03-16
1. The Keyboard keys feel they are of low quality plastic but it does the job.
2. Battery comes for a Good 3.5 Hrs+ which is great.
3. I have not encountered any much Heating issue even after 4 hrs of regular browsing+movie usage. There is a slight heating exactly below the trackpad. But it is not that hot. its manageable.
4. The webcam is average on night time.
5. Sound quality is low compared to other HP and Dell laptop(having speakers next to the keyboard on top) as this speakers are at the front end bottom. But does the job if you are watching any video alone. If watching with friends/Family i would suggest to connect an external speaker or Home Theater system.
6. The entire laptop body is made of plastic. It attracts finger prints and finger oil stains. So it might look ugly with 2- 3 days of usage without wiping the touched area.
7. i got it for 25.3K. I feel its decent for the price range.
8. I installed with Win 8.1 9600. Works very nicely without hang. Not going to upgrade to Win 10 as the OS is still not fully stable. There has been some issues reported on Win10 OS.
Enjoy your laptop folks. :)
Perfect 14'' laptop in 25-26 k budget
by Jenish Patel on 2016-01-17
Here are some review points regarding this product:
- Display is jus awesome
- Lightweight and portable
- Avg Keyboard quality
- Drivers are available at official HP support site
- Battery lasts 3-4 hours
- No heating issues
- Smoothly running Win 10 enterprise OS
Thanks Flipkart for good packaging and delivering within 3 days !!
by jayadev b on 2016-10-22
Speakers not good.. no volume at all...
by Azam Ansari on 2016-10-12
by Gaurav Kumar on 2016-10-09
Overall good deal for the price (24500/-) I paid.
- There was some noise in the CPU fan but HP fixed that at my house only.
- Keyboard is not so good.
- Sound and display quality okay.
- battery backup is good.
- light weight and compact.
- looks great. Doesn't look like an entry level laptop.
by Flipkart Customer on 2016-10-09
Product is just ok... build quality it not good as expected
Cd drive is loose once you open.
Screen is gud 4/5
by LakshmipathiRao Duggi on 2016-09-27
by Amiya Panda on 2016-09-19
Superb laptop within 26k..
by Flipkart Customer on 2016-09-15
Hp has the worst after sales service their warranty is useless go for dell
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by Shailesh on 2016-04-13
The product was defective and has been returned to be replaced.
by Nitesh on 2016-05-07
I got this laptop on 25 april but unfortunately it has some issue(Dot on screen & plastic body is bulky). I return this laptop for this issue. After so long time i get the replacement on 7 May.
Problem is I got the same replacement product that i had return. Same plastic looks bulky.
Totally unsatisfied. They repaired my laptop between this time period and give me back.
This it totally unfair.
I will recommend this product as the best at this price range!
by Akhil on 2016-04-01
After checking long range of laptops that matches my requirements, I finally decided to go with this HP model and I should say, it didn't disappoint me...and after 2 month use, the performance is still great(especially the battery backup) and satisfies all my needs...Thanks to Amazon for great service and best discounts!
Basic laptop - does the job
by Amazon Customer on 2016-07-08
Keyboard is noisy. All else is ok
This laptop had problem, it made continous ticking noise ...
by Amazon Customer on 2016-05-22
This laptop had problem, it made continous ticking noise from the place where hard disk is located. Also this noise was in sync with the hard disk LED indicater. The same thing happened for the replaced one also. But Amazon was kind enough to give a replacement and again refund back. This rating is purely for product. For amazon services its 5 stars.
by VIJAY SURESH on 2016-03-26
look good,cost good and over all good
Excellent laptop in this price range
by Amazon Customer on 2016-10-06
Excellent laptop in this price range.
I bought it one and a half months back, and it is working perfectly fine.
Worst product given by this seller
by Sandeep Parekh on 2016-02-02
Worst product given by this seller. refurbished product also this laptop performance is not upto the mark as mentioned in configuration. highly disappointed
Quality and Durability of laptop physical hardware not good, Specs is great value for money
by Amazon Customer on 2016-10-10
Specs is all okay, but the product physical hardware quality is not good, I already had a HD crash and HP replaced it. The quality of keys and the screen and outer hardware is far from good! The specs is of value and thats the only think worth.
Very good product for the price.
by Amazon Customer on 2016-04-29
Got the item within 2 days .Excellent service from Amazon. Valuable product for the amount. But User guide and warranty card is not with the box.Warranty can be checked in HP site using serial number.
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