Powerful machine with unbeatable quality
Overall User Rating (4.3 Out of 5 based on 257 ratings)
Overall: I went forward with this laptop bcoz of the 4th gen i5 and 2gb NVIDIA Graphics CARD....
1.)Processor : I was first worried about the 1.8 Ghz clock speed which is less compared to other processors.But believe me this processor is awesome it generates negligible heat(speciality of 4th gen)...Also it has Turbo boost of 2.6 so no need to worry about it...
2.)Storage and Drive : Well not much to say here 1 TB is more than enough and DVD Drive is there. There is just one complaint that of 1 TB only 940 GB is allowable to use.(I am talking about total space not free available space).
3.)Display and OS: Cant say much about OS.I personally prefer Windows 7 and am getting used to Windows 8.Display is pretty good. Maximum brightness is high enough and the display quality cannot be said to be great but good enough..(cmon its only 1366x768)
4.Graphics Card : Graphic card is awesome its better than most of the laptops at this range can offer.Lenovo Z500 (4 gb ram one) comes at around this price and offers just 1 GB Nvidia 740m.(this is 2GB). Most people say that 1 GB is more than enough but my 950 mb graphic memory was used in playing GTA IV itself.Also NVIDIA 740m is a 2nd class graphic card other laptops offer a third class graphic card.
I will mention all the games that I have played till now.
GTA IV : Smooth on very high settings.
FIFA 14 and 13 PES 14 and 13 : Smooth on highest setting with anti-aliasing 4x.
Assasins Creed Brotherhood and Revelations : Smooth on Highest settings both.
NFS Most wanted 2012: Same smooth on highest settings with shadow effect and everything on.
5.Webcam and Keyboard: The webcam quality was not good.(OK) but it doesnt matter me as I hardly use skype or anything.Keyboard is awesome very smooth to use and
make noise just the spacebar makes a little noise.
6.Sound : Well I was personally very impressed with the sound quality.I was not expecting much in this department but HP surprised me.As HP offers Beats Speakers in its high end laptops so was not expecting much in this laptop.But the sound in this laptop is very clear and sharp and the maximum volume is also high.(much better than my friends DELL)
7.Battery Life : It is nice.It gives 5-6 hours battery life when I dont run high demand applications just do net and surfing.
8.Looks : This is where HP has nailed it. The looks of this laptop are awesome. It is just 22.6 mm thin ( I think thinnest as compared to all other notebooks in this range and configurations.). Also I would recommend anyone to buy black colour. I have seen both the laptops but black is much better than white.It has line brushing which gives it a metallic look where white has dot printing which gives it plastic kind of feel.Also black is easy to maintain.
So anyone to buy a laptop in 40000-50000 range just go with this laptop you wont regret it.Hope my review helps.