Good Netbook NO drivers CD included
01 Aug 2012
Reviewed On: flipkart.com
Overall: As always Flipkart service was excellent. They delivered this laptop in 2 days. Thank you Flipkart. nnBuilt Quality:nBuilt Quality of this netbook is very good. If you carry this netbook in hand it will not look cheap or make any squeeze sounds. It looks very professional in black color.nnNo Drivers Included:nHP did included CDROM with this laptop however it only contains acceptable user policy and do not contains any drivers!. If you choose to install windows then you have to download all drivers from HP support web site which may take you few hours. Windows 7 Professional / Home Basic etc, 32 bit OS works very well on this laptop and you will not feel any speed lags if you are using it for browsing, watching movie, listening Music, MS Office work. It does it all and it does it well.nnSpeakers:nSpeakers in this laptop are of good quality and they sound better then my 12-inch dell laptop. Don't expect too much sound from speaker because its 10-inch laptop, however you will still be able to enjoy music.nnKeyboard and touch pad:nKeyboard and touch pad are very well built and you will not have any problem in typing or using touch pad as mouse. nnBattery:nI have not yet tested battery fully but it can definitely go beyond 5-6 hours for normal usage. It however takes about 2 hours to get fully charged from 10% charge. nnWifi and USB:nWifi and usb are working just fine. If you are installing windows 7 then you need to install "Atheros 2011 Wireless LAN Driver" for wifi. I am telling you to save your time. nnDisplay:nIt has MATT display which means screen is not shiny. This was the primary reason I bought this laptop. Matt displays are much better from glossy displays because they do not have any reflection and you can see better in bright light. nnDisplay of this laptop is very nice and you can easily view 720p HD videos on it. Screen brightness is very good and properly visible even in bright sunlight. nnIt can also drive external monitor and you can even extend your desktop on second monitor. It means you can work on external monitor through this laptop. I tested my external monitor which has 1650x1050 resolution and it was able to drive it properly. I also tried playing some you tube videos on external monitors and they work fine, however there was some lag on external monitor (not primary display) while playing youtube videos in FULL screen mode. I think this is fair considering processing power of this laptop. nnIt also means you can watch some video in low settings on your external tv through pc connectivity. However, don't expect much. nnInstallation:nHP did not include any windows or linux drivers on CD supplied with this laptop. Only Windows 7 drivers are available for download from HP Support web site. nnYou can only install Windows 7 x86 (32-bit) version on this laptop as atom processor is 32-bit processor. If you get cd/dvd driver not found error during installation from USB stick make sure to change drive boot options in bios and make CD boot option as 1st, following by USB and then finally HDD.nnI also recommend buying avira internet security suit to ovoid virus related problems. It also comes with built in firewall to protect cyber attacks and you can restrict your child from browsing un safe content. Please buy genuine software to ovoid problems in long run and support software developers. nnConclusion:nIf you want netbook and this is your budget, go for it. Remember this laptop do not comes with windows operating system. Dos included with this laptop if of no use. If you are not a tech savy person and don't own windows license then go for other version of this laptop which comes with windows 7 pre-installed. nnFinally, I am giving this laptop 4 stars because HP did not include any drivers with this laptop resulting in waste of time downloading them. Also, I am geek and own many laptops. I have named this laptop chotu because its the smallest in my collection. nnIf you find this review useful then please do select yes.
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