i5 8th Gen laptop at budget range
12 May 2018 By Kiran Nair On amazon.in
HP 15-bs145tu 15.6-inch FHD Laptop (8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U/8GB/1TB/Free DOS/Integrated Graphics), Sparkling BlackI was looking to buy a Windows laptop since few months and decided to buy one with the 8th Gen i5. Was looking for some options from US, where the price was way cheaper than India. Later decided to get it from India after I found this option for 38990. I got the laptop on Brand new sealed packaged by HP, imported a month before my purchase. Package had laptop along with power adapter and manual guides. HP pre-installed the DOS. Had to delete all the DOS partitions and HP document partition before Windows 10 installation, as it was of MBR type partition unlike the GPT type needed for Windows 10. After Windows 10 installation you can install "HP support assistant" which will download all the necessary drivers needed and install them upon your acceptance. After installing all the compatible device drivers the performance has improved.Review*******- LOOKS - Its all black, especially the sparkling black looks awesome and upmarket. The inner side is matte finish with waves type design- KEYBOARD - Smooth chiclet keys without Backlit. Quality of the keys don't seems to be upscale. But considering the price range it seems to be good.- TRACKPAD - Awesome synaptics trackpad with multi-touch gestures. Could have been a little big though- KEYS - Total 12 function keys including Brightness, multimedia, airplane mode.- BATTERY - Battery life seems to be good considering the 8th Gen processor is slightly under-clocked. But I am yet to test the capability. Even the battery charging is fast as promised by HP.- Processor - Intel i5-8250U is the first in the line up for laptop processors in case of 8th Gen i5. It is having a base clock of 1.6GHz and a turboboost capable of 3.4GHZ. It has 4 cores and 8 threads compared to i5 7th gen which has only 2 cores and 4 threads. Although it is underclocked compared to 7th gen, it adds up the battery life and compensates that with 2 additional cores than 7th Gen.- RAM - It is equipped with Hynix DDR4 2400 RAM which is the best you can get nowadays in .- HDD - 1TB 5400 rpm HDD from Toshiba, good for regular use, and is giving decent boot times.- OPTICAL DRIVE - It comes with a DVD RW drive. But nowadays hardly anyone uses it.- SCREEN - Laptop has a full HD (1920 x 1080) anti glare display. It is normal TN panel and not IPS, which is common in this price range. So you have to compromise on the viewing angles, but the display is sharp and good for daily use.- GRAPHICS - Sorry, as it does not have discrete graphics card it may not be suitable for gaming, but the Intel UHD 620 can handle 4K displays, and few games as well. I was very particular that if I buy a i3, then I will buy one with discrete graphics card. With i5 I can compromise this point, as the processor is able to manage the daily needs without a graphics card but should have at least 8GB RAM.- PROTECTION - It doesn't get hot or overheat, you can keep it without required cooling stand. Fan is pretty noisy when you are pushing the limits of the laptop.- ADAPTER - It has a standard 65W AC adapter with small pin which is coming in HP laptop nowadays- COMPONENTS - It has two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, one HDMI 1.4 port, one RJ45, on headphone / mic 3.5mm jack, SD card reader- WEIGHT - It is so lightweight, and only 2kg. The laptop is handy for a 15.6 inch type.- SPEAKERS It is crispy, clear and not so loud.- CAMERA It has a 720p FaceTime HD camera, I do not use such feature so I cannot say much about the in-depth details.- BLUETOOTH It connects my Dell Travel mouse without installing any driver. I also tried Bluetooth headphone, and it connects as well.- SUPPORT It comes with one-year warranty- BUY ONLINE I had lot of doubt in buying it online due to the duplicate/counterfeit parts, but this is not true. The product was genuine and came with proper warranty. I have already checked it at HP website and registered it.Cons*****- NO USB Type C port- Viewing angles of displayHave any questions regarding the laptop, contact me.
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28 Jan 2018 By Sai Surya On flipkart.com
UNBOXING AND REVIEW VIDEO: >> youtu.be/MTSqsOEeAOY (add https:// before)
Made for: *** Processing and Productivity***
Highlight: *** cheap, 1080p, i5 8 gen ***
(UPDATE: Specs corrected in app)
~Wifi 802.11 b/g/n (no AC)
~No backlit keyboard
~base clock (1.8 ghz) in win 10 ( UPDATE: max configurable TDP clock is 1.8 ghz - 8 gen base clock is still 1.6 ghz)
~2 x USB 3.1 gen 1(data transfer only) and 1 x USB 2.0
# Processor: Intel i5 8250U (Kaby lake-R) 4 core(8 logical cores)
# Base and turbo clock: 1.8 and 3.4 Ghz
# Cache: L3- 6 mb
# GPU: Intel UHD graphics 620
# Memory: 8 gb 1 of 2 (DDR4- 2400 Mhz) [Hynix] (dual channel)
# Storage: 1 TB SATA HDD 5400 rpm [Toshiba]
# Connectivity : Wifi 802.11 bgn, Hotspot 2.0, Ethernet/ LAN Port, Bluetooth 4.0.
# OS : Free DOS 2.0 (Supports Win 10)
# Other Ports: 1 x (HDMI, RJ 45, SD slot, 3.5 mm mic and headphone)
# Battery: 4 cell Li-ion 41 Wh (2850 mah)
# Backup: wifi on- 3 to 4 hrs
# Dvd R/W
# Display: 39.62 cm(15.6) diagonal FHD SVA anti-glare WLED-backlit (1920 x 1080)
# Speakers: Dual speakers (good clarity and base)
# Camera: Hp True vision HD Camera(good until you zoom in)
# Multi gesture touchpad ( working perfectly)
# Warranty: 13 months(for me)
# Adapter: 65 W AC Adapter( less weight, no led)
~Memory: upto 32 gb
~Storage: (HDD+SSD) Upto 512 gb SATA SSD ( no NVME/PCIE interface)
~Fast after installing win 10 and all drivers
~Build quality is good ( plastic which is found usually in this price range)
~Can be used for processing, editing, multitasking.
# NFS 12: High resolution- medium graphics- playable.( UPDATE: best playable at 720p low graphics)
# Most games playable in low settings according to many reviews and benchmarks of UHD 620 i have seen.
# battery while gaming is lesser than usual which was the case in most laptops.
# Will update soon about other high spec games.
~Install win 10 in GPT partition in UEFI mode for fast boot times and better security( refer microsoft for steps)
~Update all drivers for hassle free experience.
~Use in a flat surface or leave both bottom and side vents open while in use.
~Enable TPM in BIOS for more secure encryption in Bitlocker.
~ Enable show battery remaining time in BIOS/ UEFI
# Thank you for the likes.(UPD: flipkart messed up with likes after adding video link)
# The body is rigid than expected - view the latest review for this product in amazon. It can withstand a fall inside bag with some books over it to the ground without any damage.
*// For any product related queries and info watch "HP 15 BS145TU Unboxing and review" by " The Explorer" in YOUTUBE.
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