by TJ~ on 2015-08-22
Regarding the statement if one should buy a laptop online? Yes, why not? When you get your first laptop at such throwaway price, there's no such question. Well, for me, it's more reliable as the shipped items come with amazon hologram and HP seal, so you can be sure of the fact that the laptop is brand new and unused. The laptops at stores are often unboxed as they might be a returned/refurbished piece, and I know it as I saw it. The parcel is stickered with "FRAGILE-Handle with care" label, so people handling it will know what's inside.
I ordered it through a authorized seller So I can be sure of the warranty/support from HP in future. The package delivered was in a perfect condition, no complains whatsoever.
Back to the laptop, the reason you're reading this review,
It's a pretty good laptop considering the price point. It's the latest processor,
Let's deal with it first, so you can decide and prioritize your needs on that basis.
1> To access/upgrade the RAM, you need to dismantle the entire laptop, except the display. That includes the keyboard, DVD writer and HDD along with the body. So upgrading the RAM is not recommended, even if you wish it to be done by the service center guys, as nothing will fit in again as it did before after they dismantle it. So if 4gb RAM is okay for you, This is a green light. Having said that, I feel it's pretty much enough for everything, including some programming, gaming. YES :)
2> The speakers are loud enough but not much You can hear the details and everything at 100% volume without distortion, but it's fine for me, as I checked out the Pavilion models with Beats Audio, Bang & Olufsen to be loud, but distorting above 95% levels. And believe me, they're not even worth the extra bucks. The sound quality on this model is better. So who cares for the volume? It's audible enough, so fine! And besides, we all use headphones for gaming and movies.
just Tested its performance -
NFS Most Wanted 2012 ,FAR CRY 4 , Tom Clancy's The Division all the fired graphics game works perfectly. Yes. You can play at high settings, and the graphics of that game are a charm. And I hate to admit it, but now I can't stop myself from playing it even If I see the excess heat(Yeah, bummer) You get that on all laptops, while gaming. Gaming laptops like ASUS ROG and Alienware have a better cooling system, so I'd recommend a cooling pad if you're a gaming buff.. Considering the above fact, this laptop is worth every single penny.
The processor can OVERCLOCK. Haha, boy, I was the happiest. Yes, It'll heat up, but bro! It'll perform! Just open the task manager and You'll notice it, As Max speed is 2.2 Ghz, At times, it goes up to 2.5, 2.6.. upto 3.0!
And last but not the least.. The display is good enough for gaming and movies I'm completely satisfied with it. I didn't notice any backlight bleeding from the sides. I see that a lot on Dell and Lenovo models. It's glossy, but sharp and bright enough. The boot and shutdown is quite fast. Just uninstall all the bloatware and disable some programs at startup.
Verdict? Shut up and order it right now!
Handle with care. Or face despair.
by Murtaza Charbiwala on 2015-06-23
This is the first time I've purchased a Laptop, let alone ordered it online. Reviewing it after thorough usage for about 2 weeks.
Build - I think Hp could have done a much better job with the build quality. Its plastic everywhere, and creaking sounds can be easily heard when hold it at certain places. I would like to point out that the hinges for the screen are completely made of plastic and look extremely delicate, so beware. I have seen Acer give much better build quality in the same price bracket,
Screen: Good colour production, but viewing angles are pathetic.
Keyboard: The keyboard feels nice and the keys have enough travel.
Performance: The reason i purchased this product because none other had specs compared to this one. Performance doesnt disappoint one bit. 5th generation i5 at 40000 is excellent.
Ports: All the ports are well placed and work without a hitch. I tend to miss the VGA port but that's just me.
Speaker: Really good speaker! i rarely have to use headphones.
Battery: The best part about this product. Period. I'm not much of a gamer, but for me I can easily make this Laptop last around 4 5 hours. Good enough for my type of usage.
Conclusion: Product is really good, except for its build. In case you are interested, the Acer V5 series is now for around 42k with a 4th gen i7 processor. Unfortunately I couldnt purchase that since i had a tight budget, but incase you can shell out that extra 2k, make sure to check that out. 4th gen i7>>>>>>5th gen i5
i played so many higher level game like call of duty ghost and nfs rivels and all
by Deepak Chouksey on 2016-01-02
now it's 6 months ago i bought this product, i don't find any issue i have upgraded to windows 10. i played so many higher level game like call of duty ghost and nfs rivels and all, and i activated the window by myself so there is no fault on this product, was good delivery amazing product that I've bought in low cost great configuration i love it And thanks to seller and amazon.
I ordered my laptop on 3rd august and received it ...
by Mayank on 2015-08-10
I ordered my laptop on 3rd august and received it on 6th august 2015. All mentioned components was there with packing. but when I pick out my laptop, it seems the used one. no poly covering was there. I found that warranty was also started from 23 of June. .dll file was also pre installed in july.
Toshiba Satellite L640 (i3 processor) with inferior specs and much cheaper price offered a much better working experience
by Nitin on 2015-08-31
My earlier laptop i.e. Toshiba Satellite L640 (i3 processor) with inferior specs and much cheaper price offered a much better working experience. This upgrade to i5, better RAM, better HDD space, etc has not worked for me, may be because HP's poor hardware / innovation / technology. I admit that I made a wrong choice and to err is human.
by Mahadev B on 2016-03-09
Got the product in time. Thanks to amazon. Product performance is up to my expectations. Only drawback I see is its body construction which is bit delicate. Battery backup is good. Otherwise worth buying it.
by James Isaac on 2015-09-18
Good product for this price range. But they could have given a better build quality. But the performance is awesome. It can even play battle field 4. Albeit wit a bit overheating. Overall I'm satisfied with this laptop.
previous version was much better. Waiting for free up gradation to windows 10 ...
by M R Sharma on 2015-07-17
I am still figuring it out. The biggest draw back is that , though, it has windows 8.1 but does not have MS office. Windows 8.1 are not also very user friendly; previous version was much better. Waiting for free up gradation to windows 10 on 29 Jul 2015. Hope it solves many of the problems users face with windows 8.1. They should provide MS office also as pre-loaded package. Otherwise users are forced to look for pirated versions due to exorbitant costs involved.
by sweety on 2015-07-19
best product to buy in minimum amount
by manisha sharma on 2015-07-18
Impressive safe packing, faster delivery, amazing product..
by NOOTHI PRASHANTH on 2015-07-19
best product to buy in minimum amount
Difficult to upgrade RAM
by Avijith V.K on 2015-08-09
The product is really nice but if u plan on getting one and upgrading RAM by urself its not going to be possible. You would have take it to an authorized hp service centre and try your luck.
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