Cost-effective laptop with consistent performance
Overall User Rating (3.5 Out of 5 based on 63 ratings)
Overall: I bought the exact same laptop from snapdeal. This laptop is veryy slow. It doesnt even compare with my 5 year old dual-core laptop. A8 is supposed to be a close to high-end APU for laptops.
I am not talking about any games at all. The only things I used in this laptop were Outlook, Word, Excel, Mozilla, Chrome. Thats it! It hangs / freezes frequently for a short time, shutdown & startup take much longer than a 4th Gen i3. As per the hardware configuration, the performance must actually be better than 4th Gen i3. But, its not. Its very slow.
I did all hardware checks, benchmarks, software updates but to no avail. I compared benchmarks with other laptops with similar configs and it looks like there are no hardware problems but simply, its a SLOW laptop.
And then the Keyboard. OMG. Its one of the worst keyboards I have ever used. I am not exaggerating. The touchpad buttons are also very bad. So, it reduces your overall speed of usage.
Windows 8.1 is also accomplice. Its just feels very heavy and bloated for no reason. My 4th Gen i3 handles it pretty well but still its very heavy on the memory. If you plan to buy this, better add extra RAM. Good that there is one unused slot.
Great looks, very light, nice brush metal finish, good battery life (around 2-3 hrs).
But I will never buy another AMD powered laptop ever! Now I understand why Intel dominates the market.