A class apart
Overall User Rating (4.1 Out of 5 based on 55 ratings)
Overall: I bought this laptop from which i am writing this review right now. Its been around a month I have been using it and I have seen its ups and downs. First of all I got this one in replacement of my old lenovo ideapad y430 which was 4 years old and flipkart gave me a decent 8k discount on this which brought down the price of laptop at awesome 42k with HP diwali offer which gave me goodies worth 4k (I bought keyboard, mouse, speakers etc.. ) and 1 year subscription of norton antivirus. So it was a good bargain for me. I've got configured this laptop for my office use as well so in office with minimal use of ms excel & PDF reader it gives awesome battery back up of 4-5 hours of work. so with just one charge of around 45 mins it works fine for me for the whole day. It can remain in sleep for almost overnight and thanks to improved windows 8.1 (i got free upgrade verry soon after purchase, which is now also available at windows store) It springs up to live in seconds ready for action. As a casual gamer I like the touch. It gives justice to the overall feel and look of windows 8.1. The apps are good, News/sports/cricinfo/facebook apps are pretty decent and give pop up notifications even when on desktop mode. The laptop has never got overheated for me, thanks to HP coolsense I guess, For photographers, The color rendering is beautiful, though Lightroom lags a bit during export of raw file to jpeg, but I have not seen any laptop/desktop yet which did not lag. The RAM is decent though the processor is just 1.8 GHz so... there is a trade off. I have not played any graphics hungry games on this so can't tell much about it. But I seriously believe this laptop is not a gaming laptop so gamers will get disappointed in it. Weight isn't an issue at all, it's much lighter than any mechanical engineering book I had carried during my college days. The keyboard is wider for my taste, In fact to bloggers and chatters I recommend to try and write a 1000 words paragraph on any laptop before purchase because It seriously slows you down if the keys are even a mm apart from where they should be. Music and movie lovers will like this laptop as the brightness of screen and clarity of speakers are pleasing to eyes and ears. Verdict, Its a good replacement to old laptop, well in budget for future which will be much touch oriented, so no point in buying a laptop with no touch screen support. Gamers may not like it cause it lags if pushed to the limit, though casual users and professionals will not have any problem. If you liked this review do give a thumbs Up. Happy shopping.