Budget notebook from HP
Overall User Rating (4 Out of 5 based on 100 ratings)
Overall: Flipkart : Before purchasing this laptop, I did a little research and read all the reviews. Some buyers stated that it has only 512MB HD 8330 Graphics Card instead of the one described on the site i.e. a 1GB AMD Radeon HD 8670M. For clarification I called flipkart twice and they assured me that the product will be as per the description and if not then it would be replaced. I ordered with ' in a day delivery' service and got the laptop after 34 hours after placing the order. Got the bag and laptop very safely packed in a carton ! :) Laptop: The laptop is really smart looking ! sleek, looks durable and sturdy. The flap is shining silver and the rest is shining black with dot imprints. It came with preloaded Ubuntu, it took almost 5-6 hours for its first installation. You can check the laptop's graphic card's specification via. AMD catalyst software, which will show 8330, 512 MB Graphic card only. Rest specifications can be seen by Device manager or so... I installed Windows 8.1 on this system by deleting the existing partitions on the hard disk (thats the only way i could do that, once it is deleted you can remake the partitions during the installation process itself ). The drivers for this laptop for Win 8.1 is available on the HP site. You can search for it and you'll get all the required drivers. After the installation of drivers, you can see both the graphic cards i.e HD 8330 and AMD 8670M !!! :) :) Pros : -Value for money with excellent laptop configuration.Perfect for those who need it for multimedia purpose like HD movies, music, some decent games etc. -Excellent looks -Sleek and sturdy -Battery life is okay....around 3 hours -dts speakers are really good. I own Lenovo Ideapad Z580 with dolby digital speakers. They are excellent. If I rate the dolby ones 8.5/10 then dts would be 7.5. Its loud and clear. -Charger, bag are good too. Cons: - The shining surface acts as fingerprint magnet. Do clean it often ! :P -Touch pad is not as good as that of my ideapad Z580 ( but it costed 42k about a year ago :P ) So its okay in this range. Its an excellent purchase, although I couldn't get the ADP certificate yet. Registered the product 10 days ago but there is no reply from HP. I will look into this matter. In short, if you need a laptop with good looks, good performance, good build, huge storage capacity and with a nice audio in an affordable range, GO FOR IT !