Excellent computing at highly affordable prices
Overall User Rating (4.2 Out of 5 based on 186 ratings)
Overall: I was battling to choose between G505S from Lenovo vs this HP laptop - for the G505s offers better spec and at a lesser price ( 30 K) - Finally, I went with HP considering the support quality post sales and that its a 6 cell battery comapred to Lenovo's G505s 4 cell battery - justifying to myself the additional cost for i will pay to compensate the loss of not going for Lenovo G505s + no heating issues reported on this HP model in the reviews till now.
I recieved the laptop - my observations :
+ Sleek model
+ Light weight with Battery
+ Awesome Display
+battery back up came to 3 hrs with Wifi ON
+ noise less running when placed on the work table. ( But could hear the noise when on the lap )
- The DVD drive is place on the side and at the lower end - when you eject the drive open - its coming out with screech sound as its touching the surface even before it's ejected - Quite surprised that HP missed it in their product design !
- The Function keyboards on the top row are very much small - you need to literally stop your typing flow to check what you want to choose from this row ... there is ample room for the wrist ... a little thoughtful design at HP end would have made it comfortable to read and use.
- The Plastic body of the DVD ROM bends when you lift the laptop making a breaking sound ... remember i mentioned that the DVD drive is positioned in the lower part of the laptop base ( that's a bad design )
I am not sure if this is a better buy compared to G505S - but mathematically its not. But a product is not just based on price - but on the reliability and quality of it too.. I believed in HP for its quality but still seems there are always some gaps in budget laptops.
+++++>>>> Some Points to add after a month
+The Laptop is absolutely brilliant in all points mentioned above as Pros.
+ Absolutely no heating issues
+ Battery backup maintains to 3hours with wifi ON .
+ Absolutely brilliant Display .
+ Not a single issue - i am using vmware client - works cool
- The Bluetooth driver version compatible for windows 8.1 is still not available.
does not matter much .
After 2 months .
Absolutely brilliant performance .
People who report of heat issues pl install the HP Coolsense software from the HP portal.
I have absolutely no heat issues even earlier - but installed the HP Coolsense to take advantage of the available utility software.
All Pros Only experienced - NO CONS except for what i already mentioned in my review.
-Bluetooth driver still not working .. i stopped running behind this with HP team as it was not going anywhere and was wasting my effort.
Also , suggest to install the HP 3D drive guard from HP support page to make use of drive protection... do a little reading in the web page of HP to understand it .
ALL IS WELL with this product :). SO I WILL RECOMMEND IT FOR A BUY !
WORTH THE MONEY IF U GET IT IN EXCHANGE OFFER IN FLIPKART FOR 29K.
All the BEST !