Unmatched price with this config
28 Dec 2012
Reviewed On: flipkart.com
Overall: HP's this model is very competitively priced at this price. Any other manufacturer's similar configuration is atleast Rs.3600 constlier, and without Windows 8, so add the upgradation cost.nnI wanted to git one laptop/desktop to my cousins, and my allocated budget was Rs.30,000.nAfter a visit to Nehru Place, Delhi, and checking for a similar config to this one, i3 (atleast 2nd Gen), Win-8, 15.6" (or 18.5" for desktop), 500GB HD, 2GB RAM, I turned my focus to a branded Laptop. As the assembled desktop with Original OS, UPS and all relevant accessories would have crossed 35,000. Plus, I hate adding dongles for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. On-board features make motherboard costly, so, thats a trade-off.nnAfter a visit to one of the stores of leading retailers of electronics, and online search, I zeroed on Lenovo and HP. And finally this model of HP.nnI was mistaken for Accidental Damage Warranty coverage for HP laptops, but before my purchase from a retail store ( I ordered first from Flipkart, but they could not procure it and refunded my money ), I was informed that only G6 series is covered. All I want to tell is, this model is NOT covered under accidental damage.nnPros:n1. This has better i3 of the 2nd gen series. Some other models have a lesser rating i3-2nd gen. Here it scores better.nn2. RAM slots, 1 is free in case you want to add RAM. Some brands of Lenovo have both slots occupied, so, in case of upgradation, one RAM goes waste.nn3. Altec lansing speakers ( I know they dont make much of a difference ).nn4. PRICE.nn5. Windows 8. No need to spend efforts for upgradation.nnNeutral:nn1. Screen resolution is same in this price range laptops.nnCons:nn1. 5400 rpm Hard disk. 7200 would have been better, but again, price is an issue.nn2. Battery backup is not in higher end of the usual range, but enough.nn3. Onboard graphics only, Graphics card would have been better. But again, price plays spoilsport in that case.nnI would recommend you to purchase an extended warranty from the seller you are buying this from. Probability makes it prudent to get such coverage.nnThis model fits perfectly in the price range and configuration along with brand name and wide service network of HP, in case if it is needed.nnI hope I helped you to make informed choice.
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