1. Cheapest laptop with i5-G10.
2. Easily upgrade RAM from 4g to 16g ( Micro 2666 8g *2 ) around $30-40.
3. Easily upgrade SSD from 128g to….512g or any size you might like.
1. Fan is quite “loud” sometimes.
2. Not for Gaming but business.
USD$(34x+35) allows u to have (I5-G10 / 16G ram / 128G ssd) notebook, I think..there’s nothing should be argued or complained.
Seriously, show me a laptop with a 1080p IPS, a cpu better than this i5, backlit keyboard, and thin/light under $600. Replace the ram with 16GB for about $50 and this laptop will last me 4 years.
The laptop works as expected, fast and stable, so that’s a plus. What I completely dislike is that I paid for a new laptop, but as you can see in the pictures this wasn’t the case. The bolts were forced and not fully screwed on, so I have to assume it was worked on ( probably even refurbished). Furthermore, Windows 10 in S mode is a real headache to get rid off…I followed the instructions which led to Microsoft Store to turn off S mode (which is a permanent switch). It worked! But after an update, it switched back and could not switch off anymore. If it were a new laptop I would definitely recommend buying. But in my case, I wouldn’t.
HP has a flaw that lists this as an I3 yet it is an I5 and is latest Ice Lake with significantly better graphics than previous generations. At the 10nm circuit size I have to assume that it creates less heat, uses less energy, and will throttle itself less (due to laptop heat challenges). Yes, that’s right, if you buy an I7 super powered laptop, there is a good chance it is throttling itself due to heat before it really can give you what you paid for. Some limits to the laptop: 1. It’s not a hardcore gaming thing – graphics aren’t that strong — though some games will play. 2. It’s not touchscreen 3. the screen does not go 360, just back to standard laptop angle. I found this $100 to $150 underpriced when I did my comparisons.