Suggest the cheapest way to buy this Laptop

Suggest the cheapest way to buy this Laptop

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HP 15-bs145tu 15.6-inch FHD Laptop (8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U/8GB/1TB/Free DOS/Integrated Graphics), Sparkling Black https://www.amazon.in/dp/B078LQ1W9Q/ref=cm_sw_r...

Pretty urgent.Any help is much appreciated.

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Acer Aspire A515 is a better choice IMO. If you buy it from Paytm, after CB it would cost pretty much the same. You get an Nvidia MX150 and easier access to RAM and HDD slots. If I am not wrong in case of HP in order to access the HDD you have to take apart the entire laptop which will void the warranty. Plus the Acer is confirmed to have an NVMe slot for SSD. Both sport crappy TN displays but the Acer has higher contrast at least.

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LIMBO wrote:

Acer Aspire A515 is a better choice IMO. If you buy it from Paytm, after CB it would cost pretty much the same. You get an Nvidia MX150 and easier access to RAM and HDD slots. If I am not wrong in case of HP in order to access the HDD you have to take apart the entire laptop which will void the warranty. Plus the Acer is confirmed to have an NVMe slot for SSD. Both sport crappy TN displays but the Acer has higher contrast at least.

I considered it but rethought when I read the reviews –
Acer Aspire 5 (A515-51G-571Z) review: Despite the seemingly good specs, it struggles with performance – The Economic Times – http://www.ecoti.in/...RY

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kipte.khoka wrote:

I considered it but rethought when I read the reviews –
Acer Aspire 5 (A515-51G-571Z) review: Despite the seemingly good specs, it struggles with performance – The Economic Times – http://www.ecoti.in/...RY

This has been true of Acer’s budget offerings for a long time. Just need to do a fresh install of Windows. Anyways the version around 46k(prices have increased owing to the rupee weakening) doesn’t come with Windows anyway.

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Acer Swift 3 is a class above the two. If you have HDFC card you can get it for Rs 36.4k. Display is IPS and thanks to low black levels contrast is pretty great. However sRGB coverage at 55-60% is lacking. Fingerprint sensor is the outdated swipe type. Ryzen still lags in single-threaded performance relative to Intel which manifests most acutely in JS browser benchmarks but even outperforms in multi-threaded o es. Due to higher than average idle power draw battery life is affected negatively. And Vega 8 is slower than MX150. Biggest drawback from my POV is that RAM is soldered onto to the mobo and can’t be expanded. It accepts NVMe PCIe SSDs.
https://www.flipkart.com/acer-swift-3-ryzen-5-q...

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So what do u think?
Go for swift 3?

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buy hp, otherwise u will regret

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kipte.khoka wrote:

So what do u think?
Go for swift 3?

It’s up to you to decide. If Acer has service coverage nearby then yes probably provided you also pony up for the extended warranty. Swift series is a upper mid-range offering so should not suffer from QC issues that plague the budget ones. Here’s AnandTech’s review https://www.anandtech.com/show/12709/the-acer-s...
kuduku had purchased it when it went on sale the first time. You may contact him for additional inputs. Only a few whitelisted SSDs are compatible. Need to visit service centre for its installation ~Rs 750. Rs 1200 for 2 years extended warranty which is quite reasonable.

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HP laptop then, okay
But cheers to @LIMBO for the phenomenal help.too bad ips laptops are costly

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