Gaming machine for budgeters
Overall User Rating (4.1 Out of 5 based on 140 ratings)
Overall: This is my first HP laptop and I think HP Does not care about their customers, I register this product on HP and even their email system is not working and most of drivers for Windows 7 is not working or giving a error.
Update: I find a Wifi and Bluetooth driver on Mediatek Website for Windows 7, This laptop use Ralink Products so you can download Bluetooth driver from MediaTek website >> drivers >> Search "RT3290" (without quota, this is for Wifi) and also you can download Bluetooth driver from this website.
It seems some drivers for linux is also available ;)
-- I use external HDMI Monitor, but laptop become unresponsive when I leave this for 10 to 20 minute and screen goes blank, last option I use to forcely stop this laptop and then start again. keyboard/mouse does not help at all.
+ Hard Disk: Support 6/Gbps ;), Form factor is 2.5 so If you want then you can upgrade your HDD to SSD.
Disk Controller : Intel
Drive Controller Feature
AHCI : Yes
IDE Legacy : No
NCQ : Yes
Port Multiplier : No
eSATA : No
IO Ports : 2 available o
AHCI Version : 1.30
Bandwidth : 6 Gb/s
This laptop comes with Intel HD 4400 Integrated 1GB graphic card and 2GB NVIDIA GeForce 820M dedicated graphic card.
Your graphic card size will show 3GB when driver was not installed but after installing graphic card driver it will show 2GB ;)
+1 Don't forget to register your product on HP Website and check your warranty status or download HP Help assistant software and then you can check your product warranty.
I purchase this Laptop because of Discreet NVIDIA graphic card, i3 4th gen cpu, 4gb ram, 3mb cache size, 1.7Ghz clock speed, Wifi, HDMI Port(Dell think Indians don't need HDMI port) and HD Audio.
Next time I will purchase Asus Laptop to save my time from finding drivers on google and intel website.
Driver CD is not included so you need to download driver software from HP Website and Size of all drivers is 1GB.
1. No driver for Linux Users. HP want to force you to use Windows.
2. HP Does not provide a a driver for bluetooth and 1x PCI driver for Windows 7 OS.
3. "Synaptics TouchPad" Driver is not working and show a error on startup.
Note: Bluetooth, etc driver is available for Windows 8 OS.
Audio Driver, Intel chipset driver is working but I don't know why HP provide a corrupted/bad or wrong driver for Graphic card and touch-pad. When I download and install a "Intel High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver" from HP Website then its show a error so after googling I find that this laptop is using a Integrated Intel HD 4400 Graphic card so I download "Intel HD 4400 Driver" from Intel website(search in google) and then I installed a NVIDIA Driver(You can't directly install NVIDIA Driver, First you need to install a driver for integrated graphic card then you can install driver for discreet(dedicated) graphic card)
Battery: If you read reviews you will think battery backup time is 4 to 5 hours but battery backup time is not more then 2 or 2.5 hours.
Flipkart Shipping: Shipping is fast but delivery man waste my time, 3 times check every Rs.500 note.
Unprofessional Flipkart delivery man:
This is my main reason to avoid purchasing product under rs. 10000 from flipkart to avoid this type of hassel.
-1 for driver issues.
I was purchasing a dell laptop but price difference was 10k and most of their laptop does not comes with HDMI Cable so I decided to not waste my money in just a name of brand and purchase this laptop. This is really superb laptop. Nice graphics and audio and also battery backup time is not bad(You can save battery backup time by changing screen brightness)