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Best laptop in this range -Nice built quality and specs.
on 15 October 2017
I have to write this review as I am pretty satisfied and happy with this model and HP's support!
I will give the detailed review based on my usage of 15 days. There are other laptops with similar or better specs than this model ,so I would try to cover this segment too.
Here the things I loved/hated about this model:
1) Full HD anti-glare LCD screen:-
The screen is pretty good and the display is quite crisp and clear.However, the screen seems a bit fragile, so will have to handle it with a bit care.Despite this , you won't have any problem in viewing it outdoors too.
2)Processor,RAM and Graphic Card:-
The laptop comes with Intel Core i5 7th generation which is quite more than enough even for running heavy apps like Android studio.
Further,it comes with 8GBx1 Samsung DDR4 chip,which is good. The RAM will surely run all day-to-day tasks efficiently without any lag.
Now coming to graphic card , it is low-end ATI Radeon 520,which is not so powerful for running latest games on good FPS,but is decent for running bit lower-end games and old games.This is the biggest downfall of this laptop but Dell and other company also have similar GPU ,so it's considerable. Lenovo does provide Nvidia GPU which is a bit better but again if you are not into gaming then it will definitely serve your day-to-day and casual gaming needs.
3) HP support and built-in quality:-
The support from HP's end was quite prominent. I registered the product and got 1 year and 3 months warranty.
If you buy this laptop, make sure to get it registered through Official site of HP to avail the details and warranty.
I would like to strongly mention that the festive offers or the reinvent celebrations offers are not applicable on purchase through Amazon.This is somewhat quite disappointing,but considering the price at which I got ( 41.5k after cashback against 47k in official and offline HP stores ) , it is reasonable.
A bit of advice , if you want to get 3year onsite warranty and Insurance of 1 year then I suggest you to buy it through Official site as it will cost you around (47k +1k) .
Now coming to built quality, the laptop is strongly built and is quite durable. The design on the laptop is quite good and it gives a premium feel to the laptop. The hinges are metallic and makes the usage quite easy. The only thing I didn't like is the screen's built quality as it seems a bit fragile on looking.
There is absolutely no or very less heating problem in this laptop.
The laptop doesn't support windows hello if you ever were to use it.
--Things which I didn't expect--
1)The built quality is good except for the screen.
2)The reinvent offers are not applicable on purchase from Amazon or flipkart,but considering the price it is reasonable.
3)One year OFFSITE warranty and not ONSITE.But again,I expected it to be onsite based on what some other laptop manufacturers provide like acer.
This is the best configuration available in this range with the support from HP which is indeed a brand known for it's quality and dedication towards customer.Though there are some surprise elements but still considering the price it is good indeed.
I know , Lenovo gives better specs in this range but again HP is known for it's trustable customer service and quality.So it quite happens to be better than Lenovo.
P.S- This laptop doesn't come with windows installed ,but has DOS and you can boot your OS easily.There is no bag given with this laptop.