by P Joshi on 2013-12-04
A month ago I searched extensively for a decent laptop under 20k and then zeroed upon this machine. Laptop comes without any OS, freeDOS is like no OS.
As expected, it was packed very nicely- the Laptop, charger and battery. What came as surprise was a nice looking branded (Lenovo) bagpack. I tried to install linux mint and ubuntu but failed. Reason of which I found that this laptop has got latest bios, so usb has to be formatted accordingly, then tried installing windows 8. Used "rufus" (a program to create bootable usb ) in UEFI/GPT mode beacuse BIOS requires that mode for atleast windows. Windows 8 is working without any problem. There is a setting in BIOS exclusively for windows 8. Select that and save. If you are not able to get into BIOS use one key recovery button to get into BIOS or boot device priority. Laptop comes with drivers for windows 8.
Enough gyaan for n00bs. Now i should come to pros and cons.
1. Big bright screen(15.6), very good graphics .
2. 2x USB 3.0 ports, so very fast transfer with external hard disk(70-90 MBPS) on usb 3.0 enabled disk.
3. Dolby digital sound system is good , Initially I found it not as good as my hp mini laptop but it is actually better when Dolby settings are enabled.
4. AMD processor works just fine. 1080p movies play without much problem.
5. Around 4 hrs battery backup when watching movies
6. Got a bagpack which wasn't mentioned when I ordered from WSretail, I don't know if other sellers would be giving it as well
1. Plastic body (Although doesn't look cheap anyway)
2. Mouse pad buttons are a bit lousy.
3. Charger port and charger pin are kind of new type i.e. not conventional type. Some people may not find it good looking but that is not an issue as it does the job properly.
I think for the price which I bought it for , it's an ideal laptop with all new features (usb 3.0, hdmi port, new bios, dvd writer) however AMD processor is ofcourse not as good as core i3, i5 or i7 processors, but at this price one cannot complain.
Remember this is a 64 bit machine so install a 64 bit OS and 64 bit softwares(VLC etc.) for optimum performence.
Good Product Average service
by Abhimanyu on 2014-04-28
While the Laptop has been very satisfactory( Win 7 installed) the service from flipkart this time was average. I was expecting a laptop bag which many others have got from the same reseller (WS retail) however no bag this time was a bit of a downer. Flipkart claims it is subject to offers at the time of purchase.
I spoke with filpkart customer care, no joy.
five stars all the way!!!
by Dr Anand Pise on 2013-12-12
good value for money.. will recommend for those who want to use it for daily purpose.. not for the pro-gamers. but i a, satisfied since it helps me a lot in my clinic work.. my clinic is now paperless! Thank you Flipkart for the amazing deal! the prompt delivery and packaging is prompt as expected!
preeeety fine in the given budget
by drawnfreak on 2014-04-03
good to buy if you are looking for a non commercial or can say personal laptop
which you will be using for entertainmetn ,fun etc
nice product acc. to its given price
low configuration is something taking it behind
and speed is not tht much satisfactory otherwises
if u have a budget of this frame]
go for it
by Dr Sandeep Singh Awal on 2013-11-02
This laptop looks good on paper but it aint...one might think its a good bargain with the low price but let me tell you its a total letdown.To be frank,most laptops in this range are bad. Regular hangs, irritable touchpad even when brand new. So just imagine what wud happen wen u fill the 500gb space. One advice : Stay away from this cheap laptops! save ur money n buy better ones
by Ankit Mutreja on 2013-11-08
Excellent Packing by Flipkart, Awesome condition and it is running Smooth.
The processor doesn't matter if you are operating it nicely with the care and the budget of this Laptop justify the material which has been used for the build of Laptop.
Thank you Flipkart.
by VEERAMALLU MANIHAR on 2014-07-26
I purchased recently and the performance is good and battery backup is very nice but have to wait for sometime for the actual performace.
by Nitin Vyas on 2014-06-23
Bought this laptop around 6 months ago and been using it since then. Let me list out the pros and cons briefly;
1. It contains AMD APU instead of a normal CPU which handles computation as well as provides optimum graphics too.
2. Works well with graphics intensive applications like 3Ds Max, Maya, Photoshop etc.
3. Lightweight and keys are ergonomically sound.
4. Decent audio quality for the price.
5. Much cheaper pricewise.
1.Webcam quality is bad when it comes to video chatting. Its very dark unless its done in bright daylight.
2. Comes with DOS so its extra effort to install the different OS, although supports Windows8.1 pretty well.
by Flipkart Customer on 2014-06-23
There are few points I would like to share:
1. USB 3.0 drivers could not get installed on Windows 7. I had to install Windows 8 to install USB 3.0 drivers. Windows 8 is not user friendly but I have no choice it seems.
2. System processor is dam slow. I don't understand why it takes so much of time to process.
3. The keyboard buttons are confusing as it has added numeric nos in right side as desktop keyboard. For a regular laptop user, its very uncomfortable for while typing.
Basic Laptop with good features
by Sreenivasula Reddy on 2014-06-17
Got this laptop recently.
It is good, but didn't came with the operating system.
Installed Windows 7 and downloaded the drivers from the company site.
speed is acceptable.
Charging is also good.
Recommended for a budget user.
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Excellent value-for-money item!
by Krishna on 2014-07-04
Extremely satisfied with my purchase! The laptop is a sturdy piece with a good amount of features for the budget-conscious amateur user.
Lenovo provides a driver CD with all drivers for Windows 8.1. Starting with Windows 8 64-bit, I had some issues with getting the network connection installed, but was set right by downloading drivers direct from AMD. I am dual-booting with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, the installation of which was a total breeze, with all the drivers automatically detected and working!
The ports and outlets are thoughtfully placed and the island-type keyboard with a separate numeric keypad does the job very well. You may only be hard-pressed to look for the indicator lights for num-lock, caps-lock etc. By default, I had troubel getting used to the function keys mapped to the hotkeys instead of the usual F#, but helped myself by reverting it to the usual setting through the BIOS. A one-key recovery button is very handily placed right next to the power button. The power cord is quite fashionably designed to look like an USB inlet, and works both ways. The Dolby audio effect is not very discernible but does appear to make a little difference on movies/music playback.
All in all, it's just right for home use plus a little professional work!
Does what is expected for an average computer user, aptly named Essentials
by U-day on 2014-07-14
Review after 3 weeks of use
Construct: Sturdy Plastic
Looks:(Pro) Matte finish on the top, Looks professional
Usage:(Pro) Keyboard is easy to access
Battery:(Pro) Lasts for 5 hrs Now on listening to music and on the web. Watching movies the battery last 4 hrs.
Display: (Con) Display is on the downside too glary, too much of contrast.
Weight: (Con)Heavy to carry around.
Performance: Slow with minimal applications to open, but good for an average user
Suggestion: One single investment will make a difference........ an solid state drive, the laptop will be fast enough
I would like to thanks Amazon for providing such a good products
by Partha Banerjee on 2014-11-15
I would like to thanks Amazon for providing such a good products, this was my first big purchase so I was little bit worried but great service, good delivery and too good back office people who had kept me free of worried.
Over all great product but need to expend another 700 Rs for installing software and other think and after that its working cool.
Good quality key pad, size and shape is nice.
good product, great service..
by deepak ds on 2014-07-29
Thank you Amazon! for getting the best offer available in the market. The product reached me well before time & was neatly packed. As per the product, its not accepting windows 8, hence had to get windows 7 installed. the speed is good. Overall, a good experience. Thank You!
by subhankar paul on 2014-07-10
This product is good for general use,Some low graphics game like nfs most wanted run very good, Audio and video quality is also good
Excellent Delviery from Amazon,
by Sasikumar R on 2014-06-20
Excellent Delivery from Amazon, so for so good. Main highlight is the competitive price, lowest in the market.- All online sellers sell the Laptop not less than Rs 22000/- without a backpack, I got the Laptop for 18999 with back-bag and Amazon is selling the same Laptop without backpack for 21999. Don't know why. - Please change the image to G505, Image provided is of G500s.
I will write about the product after using.
by syed on 2014-08-25
Excellent item...Tip : Download the drivers from Lenovo website
by SRI KUMARASWAMY MUTT on 2014-08-03
Good for starters. Slow to save even a worksheet or document.
by not good on 2015-12-15
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