An affordable gaming laptop
Overall User Rating (3.6 Out of 5 based on 60 ratings)
Overall: Ordered: June 14, 2014
Received: June 15, 2014
Contents: Laptop, Charger, Windows 8.1 Recovery Disc, Manuals, Targus Bag (Freebie)
User: Mostly my wife (A Light User)
Other Contenders: Dell Vostro (exactly same config but with Ubuntu) & HP Pavilion 15-260TX (same config)
Why did I choose this:
1> Amazing Flipkart offer - 10% discount + 10% cashback on Standard Chartered Cards. It cost me 29400/- instead of 36290/- (Savings: 6900/-)
2> Wife did not want a Pirated Windows 8.1, so Ubuntu was off the list
3> HP was 15.6", so bigger, heavier.
4> No VGA Port (instead a HDMI port) but my wife needs a VGA for Projectors, didn't want to put in more money for converter.
5> Finally, HP was offering AMD 2 GB Dedicated Graphics Card whereas Dell offered NVIDIA GeForce 2 GB Dedicated Graphics Card. Didn't want to compromise on Gaming abilities
Initial Laptop Review-
1> Great specs at the final discounted price.
2> Good old Windows to take care of all your official work without any hassle
3> Very light & compact
4> Handles multiple tasks well
5> 14" form factor is best for daily laptops in my opinion.
6> Video streaming & playback was without any lags (HD Videos)
1> Looks are average. No curves, all squarish.
2> Plasticky body doesn't feel sturdy
3> HP was amazing in both these departments
4> Touchpad has integrated keys which are not 100% accurate always
I'll add in my gaming experience + first week review after a week.
Summary: A good laptop for beginners like students or someone who already has a better config laptop. I'm mostly against Netbooks coz they compromise a lot on the performance, so this a great upgrade/replacement for one's sluggish netbook.
Pick the HP 260TX lappie if you want to flaunt it in cafes/colleges.