People make choices for a reason. I wanted to know why this is the best selling laptop over at Amazon. Is this the best bang for the buck laptop ? Let’s look in detail.
Looking at the specifications, I can understand the choices that HP had to make to bring down the price this much down. The laptop costs less than 30,000 Rs. over at Amazon. 4GB of RAM, 1 TB HDD, 7thgeneration Core i3 processor. This laptop is not a beast. Everyone knows it. But something that I don’t understand is why people still buy it. Yes. It cost wise, it maybe a reason. It is college students who are looking to buy this laptop. But is it worth the price ?
Frankly, 4GB of RAM is way less RAM for a system in 2019. This laptop would struggle on multi-tasking or even with multiple tabs open on Chrome. i3 processor inside this laptop is pretty much ok for tasks like word or basic browsing. But if you want to do anything greater than that, this laptop would struggle. A lot.
Most college students would need to run something powerful like AutoCAD or MATLAB sometime in their college. At that time, this laptop is something that you don’t want. Yes. It still can run those applications, but trust me you can’t do anything more than that. It would lag like hell.
Display is average. It’s okay for the price. But its bad.
You would get around 4 hours of battery life on this thing on medium usage. Mostly the battery would run out on watching a movie. This means that you would have to carry your charger everywhere you have to go. Carrying 2KG on your backpack is something that you don’t want to do.
Then who is this laptop for ?
If you are a type of person who wants to have a laptop at home for casual browsing and editing some files, this laptop is for you. This can get your work done. But if you want to do something more than that, especially if you are a college student looking to buy a laptop, consider spending some more money for a powerful machine. This is a laptop that you don’t want. Try Lenovo IdeaPad 330 or HP 15q-ds0029TU. (Link below).
Yes. It costs significantly more. But that is something that can get your college works done.