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A good, solid, all round laptop!
on 2 January 2015
Not going to make this super technical.
I'm an IT technician and in short; this laptop is great, good sound from the speakers (don't fall for the marketing of other laptops like Lenovo.. Apart from HP Pavillion, that's pretty good) when they put "Dolby" on their laptops, don't get me wrong, it's great, but this is almost just as good if not as good...
A nice keyboard to type on too, quite enjoyable with clicky keys.
Screen is good too, not amazing, not bad or really average, just good.
Good build quality too, it's kind of plastic but kind of feels like a plastic/metal hybrid if you understand me, and sexy looking, in black anyway...
The i3 performs well too, much cleverer than a AMD A8 4500m which I found lagged quite a bit during 1080p YouTube videos and was running at 100% at some points! Terrible! But it was a lot better and more powerful for gaming due to the dual graphics. The i3 tends to run around 30 to 60% during the same type of tasks. They're intelligent and stable processors.
This laptop is also very quiet, the fan virtually never gets loud at all unless you cover the vents obviously.
4gb of RAM is enough for the average consumer too, but if you run a lot of apps at the same time I would recommend buying the 8gb version, it's only 29 quid more.
Oh, and the battery life is very good.
I would recommend the HP Pavilion 15-p032na too, it's £319.99 and beautiful looking with better speakers, but they're basically as good as one another... Enjoy having a tough time choosing between them!
This is a fantastic, solid, good all round laptop. Buy it and you won't be disappointed if that's what you're looking for.