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Is this laptop suitable for Uni normal application
« on: February 13, 2019, 14:16 »
Is this good enough or other better recommendation: Below $1300/ Less than 1.5kg/ SSD/14" Screen
Wish to have some input on this, cannot find any review on this.
https://h20386.www2.hp.com/SingaporeStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=4LM07PA&opt=&sel=NTB
HP Notebook - 14s-cf0038tx
Technical details
Supported Operating Systems
Operating system   Windows 10 Home 64
Processor
Processor family   8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor
Processor   Intel® Core™ i7-8550U (1.8 GHz base frequency, up to 4 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, 8 MB cache, 4 cores)
Processor name footnote number   [6,7]
Appearance
Product color   Natural silver
Drives
Internal Storage   256 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
Cloud service   Dropbox
Cloud service footnote number   [2, 3]
Graphic Subsystem
Graphics   Discrete
Graphics (discrete)   AMD Radeon™ 530 Graphics (4 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
Multimedia and Input Devices
Audio features   Dual speakers
Webcam   HP TrueVision HD Camera with integrated digital microphone
Multimedia and Input Devices
Keyboard   Full-size island-style backlit keyboard
Pointing device   Touchpad with multi-touch gesture support
Weights
Weight   Starting at 1.43 kg
Security Management
Security management   Kensington MicroSaver® security lock support
Software and Applications
Software included   McAfee LiveSafe™
HP apps   HP Audio Switch
HP Documentation
HP ePrint
HP JumpStart
HP Recovery Manager
HP Support Assistant
HP Sure Connect
Software footnote number   [1]
Memory
Memory   8 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM (1 x 8 GB)
Memory Note   Transfer rates up to 2400 MT/s.
Memory and storage   8 GB memory
256 GB SSD storage
Connectivity and Communications
Network interface   Integrated 10/100/1000 GbE LAN
Wireless   Intel® 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (1x1) Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® 4.2 Combo
Ports   1 USB 3.1 Type-C™ Gen 1 (Data Transfer up to 5 Gb/s)
2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Data transfer only)
1 HDMI
1 RJ-45
1 headphone/microphone combo
Expansion slots   1 multi-format SD media card reader
Wireless Note   Miracast compatible
Dimensions
Minimum dimensions (W x D x H)   32.4 x 22.59 x 1.99 cm
Display Specifications
Display size (diagonal)   14"
Display   14" diagonal FHD IPS BrightView micro-edge WLED-backlit (1920 x 1080)
Display   14" diagonal Full HD display
Battery and Power
Battery type   3-cell, 41 Wh Li-ion
Power supply type   65 W AC power adapter
Battery weight   210 g

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Re: Is this laptop suitable for Uni normal application
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 16:55 »
Add more memory in sim Lim. These days 16 GB is bare minimum
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Re: Is this laptop suitable for Uni normal application
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2019, 18:22 »
Think for Uni, good enough already :)

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Re: Is this laptop suitable for Uni normal application
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2019, 19:58 »
OS already gobble up memory.
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Re: Is this laptop suitable for Uni normal application
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2019, 20:00 »
what's the faculty u in? Also why HP? Why not Acer? Look for brands that offer longer warranty in case anything goes wrong...

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Re: Is this laptop suitable for Uni normal application
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2019, 22:33 »
Not me for my daughter in Science
Come with 2 year warranty
I heard HP and IBM used to make good laptop, but IBM now become Lenovo not sure about it quality.
Acer heard a lot of quality issue previously but not sure about now.
So just post here to get some valuable feedback to narrow in.

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Re: Is this laptop suitable for Uni normal application
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2019, 22:37 »
Come with 8gb still not enough, Windows 10 really that bad.

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Re: Is this laptop suitable for Uni normal application
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2019, 22:39 »
OS already gobble up memory.
Think for Uni, good enough already :)
That what i think so but just get some valuable information to strengthen my thoughts.

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Re: Is this laptop suitable for Uni normal application
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2019, 22:49 »
The one you listed should do just fine for her. LG and Asus are 2 brands that you may want to consider as well.

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Re: Is this laptop suitable for Uni normal application
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2019, 22:56 »
Not me for my daughter in Science
Come with 2 year warranty
I heard HP and IBM used to make good laptop, but IBM now become Lenovo not sure about it quality.
Acer heard a lot of quality issue previously but not sure about now.
So just post here to get some valuable feedback to narrow in.

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If you want a similar robust laptop like IBM, for HP will be EliteBook series. Like the rest have suggested, bump up the ram - 16GB is like an entry now. Lenovo is fine but you need to look at probably the ultrabook series - that’s my baseline.


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Re: Is this laptop suitable for Uni normal application
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2019, 22:58 »
The one you listed should do just fine for her. LG and Asus are 2 brands that you may want to consider as well.
Thanks for the valuable feedback from all of you.

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Re: Is this laptop suitable for Uni normal application
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2019, 23:05 »
If you want a similar robust laptop like IBM, for HP will be EliteBook series. Like the rest have suggested, bump up the ram - 16GB is like an entry now. Lenovo is fine but you need to look at probably the ultrabook series - that’s my baseline.


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Thanks will take a look on those you had mentioned but wouldn't like to spend so much cause probably will not last long with her history of carelessness handling

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Re: Is this laptop suitable for Uni normal application
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2019, 10:26 »
Premium brands will be Microsoft, Apple and Dell.  (In that order)

I bought my son a Apple 15" Macbook Pro when he went to Uni.  There was no Microsoft Surface Book back then.  The only regret was that it is a little heavier than any normal 13" laptop but I thought the 15" would be good for his vision.

Today, after more than 10 years, the laptop is still working.

The Dell 13" XPS would be a good laptop at a lower price.

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Re: Is this laptop suitable for Uni normal application
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2019, 17:56 »
I would recommend to get a Apple Macbook Pro if possible.
I just finished my 3 years uni, and most students use Apple in my uni. Very robust and problem-free too.

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Re: Is this laptop suitable for Uni normal application
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2019, 11:57 »
I would recommend to get a Apple Macbook Pro if possible.
I just finished my 3 years uni, and most students use Apple in my uni. Very robust and problem-free too.
Not an IOS fan