Best Laptop Under 30000 Rs. in India (July 2016)
HP laptops are known for their great performance and the HP 15 AF114AU is no exception. In a market flooded with low-cost budget notebooks the AF114AU is a cut above the rest. Therefore, although this is not the best performing notebook from the California based manufacturer, it is considered to be the best laptop under 30000 Rs. Additionally, given HP’s brand reputation the AF114AU is a reliable laptop that comes with a one year manufacturer’s warranty. Now to the million dollar question, is the HP 15 AF114AU worth its 25,999 Rs price tag? The answer can be found in this review.
Best Laptop Under 30000 Rs. : HP 15 – AF114AU
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Design and Built
HP did not compromise on the look and design of the HP 15 AF114AU despite its budget level status. Therefore, expect a sleek and slim silver colored machine that weighs a meager 2.19 kg. This notebook measures 384 by 254 by 24.3 mm in width, height and thickness respectively while its full HD display measures 15.6 inches. The display is an LED backlit Widescreen Bright View Display with a 1366 by 768 Pixels resolution. Though this HP’s screen is relatively smaller compared to that of other notebooks in the market, the laptop comes with a HDMI port. Therefore you are able to connect the laptop to a larger display or to a flat screen TV set.
Below the full HD display of this laptop is a Full-size island-style keyboard deck complete with a numeric pad. Being an island style keyboard, the latter offers a decent typing experience and is complemented by a Touchpad with Multi-touch Gesture support and two right and left click buttons. This touchpad is spacious enough hence you are not likely to go outside the boundaries of the touchpad. Moreover, the keyboard has well spaced keys that prevent the accumulation of dirt particles that can interfere with the notebook’s performance.
While the left hand side of the keyboard deck houses the one HDMI port, two USB 2.0 slots and one 3.0 USB slot the right side houses the DVD drive, an SD card slot and the charging port. The left side of the deck also houses a Kensington security port. Just above the screen is a webcam and behind the screen is a black HP logo. Another logo occupies the space between the keyboard deck and the full HD display. The keyboard deck is smooth which adds to the appeal of this notebook. Overall, HP did a good job in designing this laptop.
Specifications and Software
The HP 15 AF114AU runs on Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10. This 64-bit Windows 10 OS comes pre-installed. Thus you are saved the trouble of purchasing and installing the Operating System. For video conferencing, this notebook is equipped with a HP TrueVision HD Webcam that as already stated is located just above the display. In addition to the webcam, this laptop also comes with dual speakers featuring DTS Studio Sound technology. Also, this laptop is fitted with a Single Digital Microphone that sums up this notebook’s multimedia options.
Similar to all other modern computing devices, the HP 15 AF114AU comes with a plethora of connectivity options. For starters, the laptop features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity as well as wireless LAN. Furthermore, this notebook is compatible with a 10/100 Base T Ethernet cable. Other connectivity options available on this laptop include HDMI, SD card reader and a webcam with an in-built mic. On top of this, the HP 15 AF114AU has three different USB ports, two 2.0 USB ports and one 3.0 USB port. The optical drive on this laptop is a supermulti DVD RW drive with dual layer support. Some users have complained of this optical drive being a tad slow. However, it is important to note that this is a budget laptop and thus the manufacturer had to cut costs somewhere.
All the necessary applications are pre-installed. Some of the applications that you get pre-installed include cyberlink, Kingsoft office, and HP Utilities. In addition to these applications the notebook also comes with a wide assortment of unnecessary programs. Fortunately, these programs can easily be uninstalled. The drive comes pre-partitioned so that one partition, the recover partition, contained all drivers and files. Overall, this laptop offers a great user experience and comes with all the necessary applications.
Performance and Battery
HP opted for a standard SATA Hard Drive with a storage capacity of 1TB, which is equivalent to 1000 GB. The 1TB of storage space available on this notebook means that it is perfect for jobs that require daily storage of data or information. This Hard Drive has a speed of 5400 RPM. Since the Hard Drive would be useless without sufficient Random Access Memory or RAM, HP offers this machine with 4GB of RAM installed. This 4GB of RAM gives you the freedom to access and open different programs simultaneously at lightning speed. Also, thanks to the 4 GB of RAM installed, this laptop does not lag or stutter when many programs are opened at once.
In regards to performance, the HP 15 AF114AU is equipped with an AMD Quad-Core A8-7410 processor. This quad core processor clocks 2.2 Ghz, which is not bad for a laptop within the AF114AU’s price segment. This processor is backed by 2MB of cache memory. For gaming purposes, this machine has an AMD Radeon R5 graphics card. The Radeon R5 graphics card combine with the 2.2 GHz quad core processor to create an amazing device ideal for gaming and everyday computing use.
One of the best features of this machine is its battery that can last up to 4 hours of intensive use. This battery is a 4-cell, 41 Wh Li-ion polymer and is charged using a 65 W EM AC power adapter that accompanies the laptop. When not in use, this battery can keep the laptop powered for up to two days. In addition to being able to retain power for long, this battery also charges quickly. The amazing battery life of this laptop means that it is ideal for on the go usage.
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There are very many budget laptops out there; however, not many can match the AF114AU in terms of performance and battery life. Furthermore, the unique and appealing design of this laptop is akin to that of high end models. Thus the HP 15 AF114AU is not only great in performance but is also an exquisitely appealing laptop thanks to its diamond cross brush pattern. In conclusion, the HP 15 AF114AU is the best laptop under 30000 Rs. which offers great value for money courtesy of its fast processor, massive hard drive storage capacity, RAM capacity, sleek design and wide range of connectivity options.
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