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HP Envy 16

MSRP $1,150.00

“The HP Envy 16 is beautiful, powerful, and surprisingly affordable laptop for content creators.”

Pros

  • Excellent overall performance
  • Spectacular 4K+ OLED display
  • Solid and attractive build
  • Good keyboard and touch display
  • Webcam is crisp and clear

Cons

  • Touchpad is too small
  • Gaming performance is erratic

HP’s Envy line lands in a unique space. These are premium laptops through and through, and often have the performance to back that up for content creators.

However, they aren’t as expensive as machines like the MSI Creator Z16P or the 16-inch MacBook Pro. A case in point is the new HP Envy 16, the replacement for the Envy 15, a laptop that’s been on our list of best 15-inch laptops and best video-editing laptops. Given its strong performance and solid build quality, the Envy 16 is an even more compelling entry than its predecessor.

HP Envy 16 specs

  HP Envy 16
Dimensions 14.07 inches by 9.91 inches by 0.78 inches
Weight 5.12 pounds
Processor Intel Core i5-12500H
Intel Core i7-12700H
Intel Core i9-12900H
Graphics Intel Arc A370M
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060
RAM 16GB DDR5
32GB DDR5
Display 16-inch 16:10 WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600) IPS 120Hz
16-inch 16:10 UHD+ (3,840 x 2,400) OLED touch
Storage 512GB PCIe Gen4 SSD
1TB PCIe Gen4 SSD
2TB PCIe Gen4 SSD
Touch Optional
Ports 2 x USB-C with Thunderbolt 4
2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2
1 x HDMI 2.1
1 x 3.5mm audio jack
1 x microSD card reader
Wireless Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2
Webcam 5MP with infrared camera for Windows 11 Hello
Operating system Windows 11
Battery 83 watt-hour
Price $1,180+

Fastest when it matters

HP Envy 16 side view showing ports and vents.
Mark Coppock/Digital Trends

Performance is the name of the game with the Envy 16. The keyboard, display, and clean design will have been for nothing if the Envy 16 didn’t live up to its promise of excellent performance. Fortunately, it does.

My loaded $2,600 review unit came with the 45-watt 14-core/20-thread Core i9-12900H CPU, 32GB of DDR5 RAM, fast 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD (with two 1TB SSDs running in RAID 0 as an even faster option), and an RTX 3060 GPU.

On paper, the Envy 16 is a speedy mainstream laptop, especially given a thicker chassis and an upgraded thermal design with dual fans and a liquid vapor chamber. Note that the $1,180 entry-level configuration includes an Intel Arc A370M GPU rather than the RTX 3060, so choose wisely if GPU performance is important.

Interestingly, in our benchmarks, the Envy 16 was much faster at single-core tasks than at multi-core tasks. This extended to both Geekbench 5 and Cinebench R23, where the Envy 16 led the pack in single-core results while falling behind in multi-core. The HP Command Center utility, used to switch thermal profiles, had little impact. I’ve reported balanced and performance mode scores, but only minor differences exist with the Envy 16.

The screen and keyboard of the HP Envy 16.

Creative applications tend to be heavily multi-threaded, meaning creators won’t benefit as much from the Envy 16’s fast single-core performance. Our Handbrake test that encodes a 420MB video as H.265 is a prime example, with the Envy 16 being slower than all but the MacBook Pro 16. And that includes laptops running the lesser Core i7-12700H.

At the same time, the Envy 16 performed well in the PugetBench Premiere Pro benchmark, which runs a live version of Adobe Premiere Pro and makes copious use of both the CPU and the GPU. It was the fastest Windows laptop in our comparison group in balanced mode. While it fell behind laptops like the Asus ZenBook Pro 16X and MSI Creator Z16P in performance mode, it was within spitting distance of the much more expensive Apple MacBook Pro 16 with its Apple M1 Pro CPU.

Synthetic benchmarks aside, the Envy 16 appears to be a strong performer in the kind of real-world applications that matter most to creators. It can also handle the most demanding productivity workflows with ease.

Geekbench
(single / multi)
Handbrake
(seconds)
Cinebench R23
(single / multi)
Pugetbench
Premiere Pro
HP Envy 16
(Core i9-12900H)
Bal: 1,839 / 11,187
Perf: 1,811 / 11,387
Bal: 83
Perf: 84
Bal: 1,919 / 12,538
Perf: 1922 / 12,525
Bal: 814
Perf: 932
Asus ZenBook Pro 16X
(Core i7-12700H)
Bal: 1,628 / 12,227
Perf: 1,629 / 12,526
Bal: 78
Perf: 70
Bal: 1,655 / 11,983
Perf: 1,657 / 15,621
Bal: 771
Perf: 1034
MSI Creator Z16P
(Core i9-12900H)
Bal: 1,769 / 14,034
Perf: 1,835 / 14,051
Bal: 71
Perf: 69
Bal: 1,844 / 15,047
Perf: 1,837 / 16,084
Bal: 717
Perf: 1,042
Dell XPS 15 9520
(Core i7-12700H)
Bal: 1,470 / 9,952
Perf: 1,714 / 11,053
Bal: 100
Perf: 77
Bal: 1,509 / 11,578
Perf: 1,806 / 13,313
Bal: 760
Perf: 729
Apple MacBook Pro 16
(Apple M1 Pro)
Bal: 1,773 / 12,605
Perf: N/A
Bal: 95
Perf: N/A
Bal: 1,531 / 12,343
Perf: N/A
Bal: 977
Perf: N/A

With a fast CPU and an RTX 3060, it’s natural to play some games on the Envy 16. I expected solid gaming performance given the high single-core performance, but the Env7 16 had mixed results. Its 3DMark Time Spy score was strong for an RTX 3060, but that didn’t translate across all our gaming tests.

Specifically, the Envy 16 was fast in Civilization VI and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, but it fell behind in Cyberpunk 2077 and FortniteIt’s probably safest to assume that you can run modern titles at 1080p and high graphics and then be happy when you find games that will run well at 1440p.

Assassin’s Creed
Valhalla
(1080p/1200p
Ultra High)
Cyberpunk
2077
(1080p/1200p
Ultra)
Civilization VI
(1080p Ultra)
Fortnite
(1080p/
1200p Epic)
3DMark
Time Spy
HP Envy 16
(RTX 3060)
70 fps 40 fps 125 fps 45 fps Bal: 7,645
Perf: 8,040
Asus ZenBook Pro 16X
(RTX 3060)
24 fps 51 fps N/A 65 fps Bal: 7,047
Perf: 8,221
MSI Creator Z16P
(RTX 3080 Ti)
55 fps 30 fps 60 fps 60 fps Bal: 9,251
Perf: 10,054
MSI Creator Z16
(RTX 3060)
50 fps N/A 92 fps 56 fps Bal: 6,322
Perf: N/A
Dell XPS 17 9720
(RTX 3060)
23 fps 45 fps 111 fps 77 fps Bal: 6,757
Perf: 6,958

Large and in charge

The Envy 16 focuses on performance and display size, not on the size of its chassis. In fact, HP deliberately extended the chassis to allow room for better airflow, and the migration to a 16:10 display adds some depth. Compared to its competition, though, it’s not overly large — for example, it’s slightly smaller than the MSI Creator Z16P.

It’s quite a bit larger than the Dell XPS 15, but the Dell has a slightly smaller display and tiny display bezels. At 0.78 inches thick and 5.12 pounds, the Envy 16 is thicker than the Creator Z16P and a bit lighter, and it’s thicker and heavier than the XPS 15. Overall, it’s not huge, but it’s still not a laptop you’ll want to haul around to the coffee shop.

Some extra weight comes from the all-aluminum chassis, which is quite sturdy and resists most bending, flexing, and twisting. Only a little keyboard flex differentiates the Envy 16 from the best, such as the MacBook Pro 16 and the Dell XPS 15. Aesthetically, the Envy 16 is conservatively designed, with just the right angles in the right place and no bling to distract from its minimalist good looks.

Of course, the primary appeal of a 16-inch laptop is its large display, which provides plenty of room to work. HP offers two displays for the Envy 16 at 16-inches and 16:10. I reviewed the 4K+ OLED panel, which is sharp and stunning.

By every metric but brightness, the display is perfect for the creators HP is targeting. Even though the brightness is a bit low, the colors are wide and accurate, and the contrast provides the typical inky blacks we expect from the best OLED laptops. Productivity users and media consumers will also love this display.

Brightness
(nits)
Contrast sRGB gamut AdobeRGB gamut Accuracy DeltaE
(lower is better)
HP Envy 16
(OLED)
348 24,3010:1 100% 97% 0.74
Asus ZenBook Pro 16X
(OLED)
365 26,090:1 100% 98% 0.84
MSI Creator Z16P
(IPS)
461 990:1 100% 89% 0.89
Dell XPS 17 9720
(IPS)
543 1,870:1 100% 100% 0.58
Dell XPS 15 9520
(OLED)
391 28,130:1 100% 96% 0.42
Apple MacBook Pro 16
(XDR)
475 475,200:1 100% 90% 1.04

Quad speakers provide great-sounding audio, with clear mids and highs and more bass than usual. The only problem is volume — the Envy 16 doesn’t get very loud. It’s great sound for watching Netflix by yourself, but if you want to entertain a group, then you’ll want some Bluetooth speakers. Music sounds good, but again the volume gets in the way. If you like to crank your tunes, you’ll want a good pair of headphones. The Dell XPS 15 provides equally good audio that gets a lot louder.

The large chassis offers another advantage, specifically a spacious keyboard with large keycaps even though it’s flanked on each side by a speaker grille. That’s also a result of HP excluding a numeric keypad, which most buyers likely won’t miss. The keyboard switch mechanism wasn’t quite as precise as on the Spectre lineup, with plenty of travel and a light touch but not as snappy a bottoming action. It’s a comfortable keyboard that’s just one step behind the best.

HP Envy 16 top down view showing keyboard and touchpad.
Mark Coppock/Digital Trends

The touchpad is disappointing in that it seems like there would have been room for a larger version. It was reliable in supporting Windows 11’s multitouch gestures and its click was confident and quiet, but HP could have squeezed in a considerably larger touchpad. The OLED display comes with multitouch support, and that was welcome.

Finally, the Envy 16 supports all the connectivity that most people need. I would have preferred to see a full-size SD card reader rather than microSD, and some people would benefit from an Ethernet port. But even so, connectivity is a strength, thanks to Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 support.

The small touches

It might seem wrong to call battery life an “incidental” aspect, but a machine meant to churn through demanding creative and productivity workflows is likely to be plugged in most of the time. And no fast performer will last long on a charge when the CPU and GPU are fully engaged.

HP Envy 16 side view showing lid, ports, and vent.
Mark Coppock/Digital Trends

Even so, the Envy 16 did reasonably well in our battery tests. Its 83 watt-hour battery, which isn’t a lot for this class of machine, managed to keep it running for almost 8.5 hours on our web-browsing test and nearly 13 hours in our video test.

It fell behind in the PCMark 10 Applications battery test at just 7.5 hours, but these are decent numbers for a fast laptop with a high-res OLED display.

You won’t find many 16-inch class laptops that last much longer, although the Dell XPS 15 was stronger and the MacBook Pro 16 was in another universe entirely. But if you’re doing less demanding work, you might get most of a day out of the Envy 16.

Web browsing Video PCMark 10
Applications
HP Envy 16
(Core i9-12900H)
8 hours, 24 minutes 12 hours, 45 minutes 7 hours, 38 minutes
Asus ZenBook Pro 16X
(Core i7-12700H)
4 hours, 54 minutes 7 hours, 58 minutes 5 hours, 28 minutes
MSI Creator Z16P
(Core i9-12900H)
4 hours, 42 minutes 5 hours, 24 minutes 5 hours, 37 minutes
Dell XPS 15 9520
(Core i7-12700H)
9 hours, 38 minutes 12 hours, 40 minutes 11 hours, 14 minutes
MSI Creator Z17
(Core i7-12700H)
4 hours, 23 minutes 4 hours, 32 minutes N/A
Apple MacBook Pro 16
(Apple M1 Pro)
18 hours, 35 minutes 23 hours, 11 minutes N/A

With such a large, high-res display, you’d expect the Envy 16 to be an excellent machine for videoconferencing. And you’d be right, thanks to the 5MP webcam with Auto Frame capabilities. The image quality was excellent during my testing.

There’s also an infrared camera for Windows 11 Hello passwordless login support and a physical webcam shutter for privacy controlled by a function key. HP omitted any user presence detection functionality that’s been showing up on more recent laptops, so there are no automatic sleep and wake capabilities.

HP Envy 16 front view showing webcam.
Mark Coppock/Digital Trends

A solid addition to the 16-inch class

We liked the performance and build quality of the Envy 15, and the Envy 16 improves on both. While it’s certainly a premium laptop, it’s less expensive than competitors like the MSI Creator Z16P and MacBook Pro 16 and faster than similarly priced laptops like the Dell XPS 15.

If you’re looking for a powerful creative workstation that won’t break the bank, then the Envy 16 is a solid option.

Editors' Recommendations

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Killexams : HP Envy 16 Review Mon, 10 Oct 2022 02:32:00 -0500 en text/html https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/hp-envy-16 Killexams : The best laptop brands for 2022

If you like to write, browse, game, or work in different parts of your home or office, a good laptop in 2022 is a necessity. There are many to choose from, but you can narrow down your options by looking at laptops from the most established and respected brands first.

Here’s a list of the best laptop brands in 2022 to get you started.

Dell

Dell’s work, particularly in the ultrabook field, has yielded an incredible new crop of ultraportable laptops that are powerful and have excellent battery life. If you need a PC for work or school and want it to last for as long as possible, Dell’s machines are a great choice. And Dell has arguably one of the best business laptops in its Latitude 7430 line, which offers a solid design and multi-day battery life.

This is especially true with its XPS models, which do everything to a high standard. They have the latest high-resolution screens, connections, software, and innovative materials. The latest 2021 XPS 13 is no exception, staying on top as the compact laptop with which to compare everything else. A new XPS 13 is on the way with a complete redesign and an update to 12th-generation Intel CPUs; we’ll update this list once we’ve had a chance to review the new machine. For those who like larger screens, the 17-inch XPS 17 is one of our favorite reviewed models this year.

And Dell isn’t resting on its laurels. It’s already released new versions of the XPS 15 and XPS 17 with Intel’s 12th-gen Alder Lake CPUs, leveraging the new hybrid design for increased performance and efficiency. Existing XPS models are some of our favorite laptops ever, ticking just about every box you can think of. Additionally, Dell models like the Inspiron 14 5000 are some of the most affordable options.

Dell’s laptops look great, offer decent internal hardware, and have heaps of style (and they have some of the best ruggedized options on the market). They’re made with premium materials, sport a solid battery life, and are light and portable. Some of Dell’s budget or business-oriented laptops can be a little lackluster, but in the XPS line, it’s hit after hit. And Dell’s getting experimental as well — the XPS 13 Plus adds some innovative features to the line such as a row of touch function keys and a haptic touchpad.

Apple

The MacBook Pro with the default wallpaper, which hides the notch.

If there’s one thing that nearly everyone agrees on, it’s that Apple laptops are reliable and predictably high-quality, and they last a long time with updates that support older laptops long past when other brands have bit the dust. When you buy a MacBook, you know what to expect. You’ll get a fantastic screen, solid battery life, and a beautiful chassis with thin bezels. They do tend to be more expensive than their Windows counterparts, but when it comes to style, ease of use, and reliability, Apple laptops are top-notch.

Apple previously updated the MacBook line with its own faster CPUs and added connectivity while removing the controversial Touch Bar — all without raising prices. From fixing long-acknowledged problems with its keyboard design to shifting its laptops over to its own internal ARM M1 chip for the MacBook Air and the incredibly fast M1 Pro and M1 Max variants in the MacBook 14 and 16, it’s a great time to be an Apple fan. The Apple M2 is the latest chip, showing up in the MacBook Pro 13 M2 and the MacBook Air M2.

HP

HP may not have always had the best laptop reputation, but the latest laptops from HP have taken some design cues from its contemporaries and have really raised the bar. Its current notebooks are fast, powerful, and easier for consumers to adopt for their personal projects. They’re also quite lovely, with a toned-down, gem-cut design adorning the Spectre line and a sleek, modern look to the latest Envy 15. Through it all, HP has earned a reputation for reliable laptops with very competent customer service.

Today, HP is a contender against some of the best laptop manufacturers in the world. Its Spectre x360 stole the show against the Surface Laptop in our head-to-head and continues to impress with HP’s consistent model upgrade philosophy. The OLED version of the Spectre x360 16 and Spectre x360 13.5 provide incredibly bright and vibrant displays that will please creative types and Netflix binge-watchers alike. If you need a thin laptop, be sure to check out the company’s latest Elite Dragonfly line.

Customer support options place HP in the top five of all manufacturers. With options for up to three years of a comprehensive warranty, you can net yourself some serious protection for your new laptop, too.

HP’s laptops may not always steal the show, but its lineup of hardware is stronger today than it’s ever been and well worth considering if you want an alternative to some of the above offerings.

Microsoft

The display of the Surface Pro 8.

A decade ago, no one would have thought that Microsoft would be one of the best laptop brands in the world, but today, it has a well-earned spot on this list. After a few iterations of Surface tablets with some reliability issues, Microsoft claimed a 99.999% reliability in 2017 on its new Surface devices and offers hardware that is often class-leading in its own way.

The Surface Book 3 has excellent battery life like its predecessor and adds even more power, and Microsoft’s Surface Pro 8 is one of our favorite 2-in-1s right now. Microsoft also updated its hardware lineup ahead of the launch of Windows 11. New to the list is the Surface Laptop Studio, which replaces the Surface Book for creative professionals, while the Surface Pro 8 mentioned above is a significant upgrade that adds refinement and polish at a cost.

Even more midrange devices like the Surface Laptop 4 (with both 13- and 15-inch versions) and a budget tablet like the Surface Go 3 help bolster Microsoft as one of the best laptop brands today.

The company also offers a standard one-year warranty for Surface products should new owners run into trouble, with 90 days of free technical support. If you are more interested in a tablet-like 2-in-1 for professional purposes, Microsoft has also updated the Surface Pro X (2020), which is an alternative to the iPad Pro with more connection options and Windows 10 on an ARM chip.

Not all Surface devices are fantastic, and their prices tend to escalate very fast as you choose higher specs, but they’re still some of the best task-oriented laptops on the market.

Asus

A Asus Zenbook Pro 16X sitting on a desk.
Mark Coppock/Digital Trends

Asus laptops might not often take the top spot in our best-of lists, but they usually warrant a medal placing due to their fantastic all-around capabilities. The current crop of its laptops includes thin and light Zenbooks, affordable Chromebooks, and powerful gaming machines like the incredible 2020 ROG Zephyrus G14. And as much as anyone, Asus is leading the movement to tiny bezels that pack as much laptop as possible into the smallest chassis.

For the savvy consumer who favors attractive and distinct-looking tech, look no further than the Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED. This laptop features a beautiful OLED screen and an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U CPU for astounding performance in such a tiny laptop. There are other stellar choices in the Asus family, including the ZenBook Pro 16X which provides an innovative keyboard design and outstanding performance, and ZenBook Pro 14 Duo OLED which features not just one, but two, outstanding displays. Both of those laptops feature slim bezels, powerful performance, and well-built chassis.

Asus has also been bold with experimenting with new designs, and it’s one of the earlier companies to supply its own take and spin on laptops with two screens, but in a more traditional form factor that we know today.

Asus strongly resembles David in the story of David and Goliath. The lesser-known company continues to stack up against giants like Dell, HP, and Apple. It makes reliable laptops at genuinely affordable prices — and the company takes it a step further by adding a year of accident- and spill-protection warranties for free.

Razer

Razer is well-known for its flashy gaming accessories, but the brand also offers a powerful line of gaming laptops designed to take even demanding games on the go or support a more versatile VR experience that doesn’t chain you to a desktop space. Razer laptops are built well and they last forever — at least until they’re no longer able to run the latest title at acceptable frame rates.

Just how good are we talking? The 2020 Razer Blade 15 introduced an incredible 300Hz refresh rate display, and the Blade line regularly makes our lists for the best gaming computers, offering the power, RAM, display, and cooling capacity that gamers need for the best results. And with the release of our pick for the best gaming laptop, the Razer Blade 14 with AMD Ryzen 6000 chips, the future looks very bright.

However, Razer doesn’t only impress with gaming laptops. The Razer Book 13, essentially a powerhouse stripped of gaming flair, impressed us so much we wondered if it was “nearly the perfect laptop.”

Lenovo

Opened Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 sitting on the ground.
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Lenovo is a brand that we have long associated with reliability, as its long-lived line of workhorse ThinkPad/IdeaPad computers have shown up in offices and classrooms year after year. They may not always look like much, but they’re durable and more than ready to get the job done. It’s something that the brand has become increasingly skilled at.

In recent years, Lenovo has made a push for extra-portable laptops and 2-in-1s without compromising on specs, and the results have been particularly impressive. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon line continues to be one of the best business laptops available, and the 10th-generation’s updates have been very welcome.

The Slim 9i emerged as one of the best 14-inch laptops in 2022, while the latest ThinkPad X1 Nano is one of the best choices for an ultra-portable laptop under 2 pounds. Meanwhile, the ThinkPad X12 with its detachable screen is a worthy alternative to Surface Pro and Surface Book computers. Lenovo announced a brand new line, the ThinkPad Z, at CES 2022, and it promises to be a formidable addition.

Acer

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You’ll find that Acer laptops and accessories frequently show up on our recommendations for affordable or budget computing. And while the brand does have a respectable reputation for producing competent budget models like the Acer Aspire 5, Acer also has other specializations that help it stand out in the right situations.

Take the Acer Swift 5 2020, which we found to be one of the best showcases of Intel’s 11th-gen Tiger Lake processors outside of Dell’s models; an ideal choice for a slim laptop that still packs a punch. Or the Acer Swift 3 OLED that comes with an amazing display for the price.

Then there are more ambitious laptops that manage to be the perfect solution for specific needs, like the Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel with a unique design (allowing six different positions) meant specifically for creative professionals and performance that wowed us. There’s a reason the ConceptD 7 Ezel won our Editor’s Choice Award upon review, and every artist should supply Acer a look when upgrading to a new laptop.

MSI

Start looking for gaming laptops, and it won’t be too long before you’re looking at some of MSI’s creations. MSI has a reputation for producing extra-solid gaming machines without the flair and RGB add-ons. They’re no-nonsense laptops that get you playing fast and can put in a solid day’s work when needed.

Recent years have also seen a more streamlined focus from MSI that has produced good results and improved the brand’s products. The MSI Prestige 14 Evo, for example, is a strong choice if you are looking for a more affordable 14-inch laptop that can still handle gaming, while the MSI GE76 Raider is a reasonable option if Razer’s Blade laptops are looking a little too pricey for you. We also found the 2021 version of the GS66 Stealth is one of the best options for 1440p resolution gaming at 240Hz. That’s certainly an achievement for a 15-inch laptop!

Laptop buying guide and FAQs

When should I buy or upgrade to a new laptop?

If you’re in the Windows camp, now is an excellent time to start shopping for a new laptop. Microsoft launched its new Windows 11 operating system, so we’ll start seeing plenty of devices that are refreshed or upgraded to ship with the new OS. If you already have a fairly recent model running Windows 10, it will likely be upgradeable to Windows 11, and you won’t need to buy a new laptop. However, if you want the best performance for gaming, creative work, or general productivity tasks, you’ll want to consider Intel’s 12th-gen Alder Lake chips and AMD’s Ryzen 6000 series. For Apple fans, MacOS Monterey has been released, and the Mac-maker has recently launched updates to its MacBook Pro range with its own even more powerful silicon.

Do I need a laptop with a dedicated graphics card?

Thanks to the power of integrated graphics, only gamers or those doing 3D design work need a dedicated graphics card. If you find yourself playing high-end games or working in Adobe’s software suite frequently, you’ll likely want to choose a notebook with discrete graphics. AMD’s latest Radeon RX 6000 series and Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3000 series are excellent options. There are tradeoffs to having a discrete GPU on a notebook — these laptops are generally thicker, heavier, and more expensive than models that lack it. If you’re a casual gamer, opting for a model with integrated Intel Xe or integrated Radeon graphics will be sufficient.

How much memory and storage should I get?

This all depends on what you intend to do with your laptop. Most users will be fine with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, but if you’re doing video editing or need to store a lot of large files, you may want to go even higher. Upgrading the storage and memory will quickly drive up the cost of your laptop, so you’ll have to balance your needs with your budget. And with cloud-based PC solutions such as Microsoft’s Windows 365 Cloud PC subscription, you may not need to max out on your physical hardware, as your laptop will serve as the thin client to stream a desktop that’s hosted in the cloud. Be sure to check out our laptop buying guide to get an idea of what to look for and what to expect in 2022.

Can I use a gaming laptop to perform general office tasks?

Absolutely! Gaming laptops and PCs are among the most powerful consumer systems on the market today, and you don’t need a dedicated system for play and one for work. Instead, get the most powerful system that your wallet can afford, and you can use it for a variety of tasks, including gaming, cloud and web applications, programming, creative edits, and general office tasks. Some systems, like Razer’s laptops, are generally well-built with subtle enough designs that won’t look garish or out of place if you take them with you into the boardroom. Many laptops that are specifically designed for gaming will come with more aggressive styling that may not look too professional for use at work, but they’ll still pack plenty of power to edit videos, apply creative touches to photos, and work in spreadsheets and Word documents.

I need a laptop for travel — what should I look for?

There are many factors that go into making a laptop great. If you’re looking for a mobile solution, find something with a screen size ranging from 12 to 14 inches. This will supply you a compact enough system with a large enough display to multitask and stay productive. If you care about the screen, choosing one with an OLED display will supply you better contrast and colors, but they tend to be more expensive. Another factor to test on a laptop is the keyboard — most of your interactions will be through the keyboard and trackpad, so you’ll want to choose a model with deep key travel and a comfortable, ergonomic typing experience. A keyboard with shallow keys means that the keys will bottom out more quickly, leading to finger fatigue.

How often should I upgrade my laptop?

That will generally vary from person to person. If you’re not pushing your laptop with performance tasks, it should last you for years as long as you take care of it. Many PC models allow you to upgrade either the storage, memory, or both, allowing the system to grow with you as your needs change.

Editors' Recommendations

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Competes with: Audi E-Tron, BMW iX, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla Model Y, Volkswagen ID.4

Looks like: A higher-riding Polestar 2

Powertrains: 111-kilowatt-hour battery pack; 489-horsepower or 517-hp (Performance Pack) dual electric motors; all-wheel drive

Hits dealerships: Late 2023

The first SUV from Volvo’s all-electric sub-brand Polestar has been revealed and promises more range, space and power than its Polestar 2 predecessor. Following the brand’s chronological naming conventions, the 2024 Polestar 3 is expected to join the Polestar 2 sedan with a late 2023 arrival (production for the Polestar 1 performance coupe ended in 2021). The new SUV will be squeezing its way into an increasingly competitive set of all-electric rivals aiming to close the gap on the bestselling Tesla Model Y.

Related: Polestar 3 SUV to Debut in October as Polestar Finally Adds SUV to Lineup

Aerodynamic Exterior

The Polestar 3 is significantly larger than the 2. It measures 11.6 inches longer, is nearly 6 inches taller and has a 9.8-inch longer wheelbase. Compared to its Tesla rivals, the 3 falls in between the Model Y and larger, more costly Model X with a wheelbase that’s closer to the latter. The 3 has a wide stance with a front aero wing integrated into the hood, another aero wing in the rear spoiler and rear aero blades. LED lighting is used in the headlights and full rear light bar. The SUV rides on standard 21-inch alloy wheels, but shoppers can upgrade to 22-inch black-alloy wheels via the optional Performance Pack. A panoramic glass roof is standard for all variants.

Sustainable, Feature-Packed Interior

The 3’s interior fits up to five occupants and gets a host of sustainable materials, including repurposed aluminum trim and imitation leather and wool upholstery options. In addition to standard features like heated seats and a 360-degree camera system, the SUV will also come with a standard Plus Pack for 2024 that adds a 25-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system, soft-close doors, advanced cabin filtration system, and heated steering wheel and rear seats.

Powertrain, Performance and 0-60 MPH

Unlike the 2, which can be had with a single-motor front-wheel-drive configuration or dual-motor all-wheel drive, the 3 will come exclusively with the dual-motor setup at launch; Polestar did not immediately say if a single-motor option would be offered in the future. The base powertrain makes 489 horsepower and 620 pounds-feet of torque; adding the available Performance Pack boosts hp to 517 and torque to 671 pounds-feet.

The SUV gets a brand-estimated 0-60 mph time of 4.9 seconds, which drops to 4.6 seconds with the Performance Pack upgrade. Although the 2 has less power (476 hp with the Performance Pack), the sedan’s 0-60 sprint is an estimated 4.2-second finish. The 3’s acceleration from a stop is competitive with the Model Y’s Long Range model; however, the Model Y Performance and fellow rival Ford Mustang Mach-E GT each achieve quicker estimated 0-60 times of 3.5 seconds. The Polestar 3’s top speed is capped at 130 mph, and its towing capacity maxes out at 3,500 pounds.

Standard on all Polestar 3 models, a dual-chamber air suspension aims to balance comfort and driving dynamics. The Performance Pack adds a sportier version of the air suspension.

Range and Charging Time

polestar-3-2024-01-exterior-front-angle-oem 2024 Polestar 3 | Manufacturer image

The 3’s 111-kilowatt-hour battery yields up to 300 miles of estimated range, while the Performance Pack reduces such range to 270 miles — the latter matching the 2’s maximum 270 miles with FWD. Among rivals, the Model Y leads with an EPA-rated 330 miles for its Long Range variant, with the BMW iX close behind at 324 miles, Ford Mustang Mach-E at 314 miles and Audi E-Tron at just 222 miles.

The automaker estimates the 3 will charge from zero to full in 11 hours with a 48-amp Level 2 charger; DC fast charging will take the battery from 10-80% in 30 minutes with a public charger thanks to its 240-kilowatt capability.

Tech and Safety

polestar-3-2024-12-interior-front-row-oem 2024 Polestar 3 | Manufacturer image

The SUV gets a standard 14.5-inch tablet-style center touchscreen and 9-inch digital gauge cluster. Like the Polestar 2 and some Volvo models, the 3 will utilize an Android Automotive operating system with Google Built-In (a system we found frustrating to use in the all-electric Volvo XC40 Recharge). Four USB-C ports are split between the first and second rows, and a 12-volt power outlet can be found in the rear cargo area. The SUV also will get over-the-air updates for instant software improvements and new feature introductions.

Safety comes courtesy of Volvo. A series of cameras, radar modules and sensors are used for the vehicle’s driver-assist technologies; standard features include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with cyclist and pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The Pilot Pack, which comes standard for 2024, adds the semi-autonomous Pilot Assist system that aids in acceleration, braking and steering at speeds up to 80 mph. The package also adds a park assist feature and a head-up display. Additionally, the Polestar 3 will be one of the first vehicles to feature Volvo’s new radar-based occupant alert system aimed at reducing hot-car deaths.

Pricing and Release Date

polestar-3-2024-04-exterior-headlight-oem 2024 Polestar 3 | Manufacturer image

The 2024 Polestar 3 will go on sale in late 2023 with a starting price of $85,300 (includes $1,400 destination). The Performance Pack tacks on $6,000 to the SUV’s starting price, and shoppers can now place an order on Polestar’s site. That cost of admission is notably higher than the Polestar 2’s $49,800 and also lands above many of its rivals: The 2023 Audi E-Tron starts at $71,995, the 2023 BMX iX at $85,095, the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E at $62,475 and the 2022 Tesla Model Y currently at $74,990. It’s worth noting that the Plus and Pilot Packs will come standard at launch, adding the convenience and driver-assist features outlined above; Polestar didn’t say whether the packages would be optional in future model years.

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Thu, 13 Oct 2022 10:29:00 -0500 en text/html https://www.cars.com/articles/2024-polestar-3-suv-debuts-with-300-mile-range-up-to-517-hp-458290/ Killexams : Ford Performance Gives EcoBoost Broncos A 30 HP Increase For $825

Bronco owners wishing for a little extra power have gotten their wish granted by Ford Performance.

In exchange for $825, customers can get a “performance calibration” for 2021 and 2022 Broncos equipped with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine.

When installed, the tune boosts the engine’s output to 330 hp (246 kW / 335 PS) and 385 lb-ft (521 Nm) of torque. That’s 30 hp (22 kW / 30 PS) and 60 lb-ft (81 Nm) more than the standard engine running on premium fuel. That brings us to the bad news as the performance tune requires premium gasoline, which currently costs an extra $0.77 per gallon compared to regular.

Also Read: APG’s Insane Ford Bronco ProRunner Is Prepped For Every Terrain

On the bright side, the tune makes the four-cylinder almost as powerful as the Bronco’s optional 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6. That particular engine produces 330 hp (246 kW / 335 PS) and 415 lb-ft (563 Nm) of torque on premium.

Besides the increased performance, Ford says the tune improves “throttle response throughout [the] RPM range” and boasts an optimized shift schedule for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. DIY enthusiasts haven’t been left out in the cold either as manual models get down-shift rev matching.

The tune comes with a ProCal 4 tool, which is used to save the stock calibration as well as upload the performance tune. This appears relatively straightforward as owners get the performance calibration, connect the ProCal 4 tool to the vehicle’s OBDII port, and then install it.

H/T to Autoblog

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Killexams : Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance Ride Review: 670 HP, Just 4 Cylinders! mercedes-benz c-class Full Overview

Compact car plus V-8 engine: It's been a surefire formula for performance since the original Pontiac GTO. Maybe that's why Americans have long had a soft spot for AMG's C63. With its rumbling V-8s ready to brew up a storm, the nuggety C63―in sedan or coupe flavors―has always felt right at home in the land that invented the muscle car.

There's no shortage of muscle under the skin of the 2023 Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance sedan. It packs a thumping 670 horsepower and 752 lb-ft of torque, making it the most powerful C63 sedan in history, capable of slingshotting from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds according to AMG, and hitting 174 mph on the autobahn. But it only has four cylinders under the hood.

Sacrilege? Heresy? An abrogation of all that is holy at Affalterbach?

Not at all, smiles AMG chief technical officer Jochen Hermann as he drives a camo'd C63 S E Performance prototype onto the 2.5-mile racetrack buried in the heart of the sprawling Mercedes-Benz proving ground outside Immendingen, 80 miles south of Stuttgart. It's more like moving with the times.

"We could have just done another V-8 C63," Hermann said. "But we would have been stuck in the past."

We're in Race mode and Hermann punches the gas. There's a deep baritone snarl from up front and neck-snapping acceleration as all four tires claw at the tarmac, the AMG Speedshift transmission jackhammering through a lightning-quick series of upshifts. No, this new C63 doesn't quite sound like the old ones we've come to know and love. It doesn't quite go like them, either. It's much harder, more instant, more urgent, more intense.

V-8? Who needs a V-8? That's, like, so yesterday, man…

A Powertrain Born in Hell

Ask Hermann what the AMG One hypercar program has been like, and you'll get a succinct reply: "A nightmare!"

The AMG One, of course, started life as the Project One concept unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show by F1 ace Lewis Hamilton and then Mercedes-Benz boss Dieter Zetsche. Project One was nothing if not audacious in its ambition: a 1,000-plus-horsepower, all-wheel-drive, roadgoing hypercar that borrowed key elements of its hybrid powertrain concept―right down to the screaming 1.6-liter V-6 engine at its core―from the 2016 Mercedes-AMG F1 racer.

Trying to get the little V-6, which in F1 trim idles at 5,000 rpm and revs to 15,000 rpm, to be street-drivable and meet emissions and play nice with the car's four electric motors―one coupled to the crankshaft, one coupled to the turbocharger, and one driving each of the front wheels―has been one of the project's major headaches. But Hermann says the main reason the program has run so late (production is now finally underway, and the first of 275 buyers will take delivery of their cars in a few months) is because "we had to learn all the software stuff" to make it work.

However, the nightmare has had a happy ending. Hermann says that a lot of the learnings from trying to tame the AMG One have gone into executing the new C63's hybrid powertrain.

As we mentioned in our first look story, the C63 S E Performance is a plug-in hybrid, but it's nothing like a Toyota Prius. For a start, under the hood is a 469-hp version of AMG's M139 electrically turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four, and there's a 201-hp e-motor mounted at the rear axle. It's how these two powerplants work together that's the secret to the new C63's explosive performance.

The little four-banger drives all four wheels through the AMG Speedshift multi-clutch nine-speed automated transmission. The e-motor drives the rear wheels through its own automated two-speed transmission, which shifts to high gear at 87 mph, and an integrated electronically controlled limited-slip differential. The motor can also send drive forward via a separate propeller shaft to a clutch unit at the rear of the nine-speed transmission, from which it can be distributed to the front wheels, as well.

Having each powerplant independently supply its power and torque outputs to the drivetrain means each can play to its strengths. If the ICE and the e-motor shared the same output shaft, as is the usual practice with many hybrids, the system could not deliver maximum power because the power peaks of both occur at different revs, says AMG development engineer Peter Szalay.

It all sounds entirely logical in principle. However, making it work in practice has required the use of F1-level powertrain management techniques and technologies.

Key to the powertrain concept's operation is an AMG-developed, 400-volt electrical architecture and a high-performance 6.1-kWh battery mounted at the rear of the car. The 196-pound battery can be recharged via a plug and will drive the C63 S E Performance up to 8 miles on pure electric power at speeds of up to 80 mph.

But that's not what it's primarily designed to do. "We don't care about range," says Hermann. "The battery is there for performance."

Indeed, the battery has been engineered to deliver rapid bursts of energy when required by the e-motor and to be able to be replenished rapidly, either by the engine, or via recuperation rates of more than 120 kilowatts under heavy braking or in the highest of the four available regen settings.

To cope with the stress, the battery pack features a cooling system that circulates a high-tech coolant directly around each of its 580 cells to ensure it's always at the optimal temperature to deliver maximum performance. As a result, a kickdown function ensures the full 201 hp of the e-motor is available on demand in any of the C63's eight drive modes.

Does the C63 S E Performance Feel Fast?

Even from the passenger seat, the new C63 S E Performance feels like a next-level AMG performance car. You can set it up to do smokey drifts if you want, but with its serious race-face on, this four-door punches more aggressively away from a standing start and harder out of corners than any C63 in history.

There's no letup in the relentless surge of thrust from the powertrain, either. Where a high-performance turbocharged internal combustion engine might feel a little doughy at the bottom end, and a pure EV slightly strangled at the top end, the C63 S E Performance's powertrain just delivers weapons-grade grunt all the way through the powerband. And you're never aware of which part of the powertrain is doing what to make it all happen. It's that seamless.

All-wheel drive with sophisticated control systems means none of the C63 S E Performance's immense power and torque is wasted. The standard rear-wheel steering, which turns the rear wheels up to 2.5 degrees in the opposite direction to the fronts at lower speeds, helps the C63 dive cleanly into tighter corners. The wider front track and the staggered tire setup―our car was rolling on 265/35 ZR20 fronts and 275/35 ZR20 rears―made it feel resolutely planted through fast sweepers.

At a manufacturer-claimed 4,654 pounds all in, the new C63 S E Performance ain't exactly a featherweight (the previous-generation car tipped the scales at 3,936 pounds). But the extra mass is located toward the rear axle, giving it a perfect 50/50 front-to-rear weight distribution compared with the previous model's 54/46 front-to-rear weight bias.

Driven in pure EV mode on the access roads around the proving ground, the C63 S oozed smoothly and quietly along, the ride feeling surprisingly supple. In its highest setting, the variable regen will allow one-pedal driving, something most hybrids can't do because they don't have the battery cooling.

A High-Tech C63, and a Real AMG

"Everything we learned from the AMG One we put into this car," says Hermann of the C63 S E Performance. "It is so much more than just a new C63. I think we made it more grown up as a car."

Does it sound like the V-8? No. Does it matter? No. Real performance has nothing to do with noise. And this car has plenty of real performance.

We'll reserve final judgment until we get behind the wheel ourselves later this year, but on first acquaintance the C63 S E Performance is an impressive piece of work. It's brutally fast yet stunningly sophisticated―an AMG car for the modern era.

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Killexams : Best HP Laptops Under 40000 in India (October 2022) – Buyer’s Guide

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Our Top Picks

  • Processor: Intel Core i3-1125G4 ( up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology(2g), 8 MB L3 cache, 4 cores)
  • Memory & Storage: 8 GB DDR4-3200 MHz RAM (1 x 8 GB), Upto 16 GB DDR4-3200 MHz RAM (2 x 8 GB) | Storage: 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
  • Display: 39.6 cm (15.6") diagonal, HD, micro-edge, anti-glare, 250 nits, 45%NTSC, 1366 x 768
  • Graphics & Networking: Intel UHD Graphics |Integrated 10/100/1000 GbE LAN, Realtek RTL8822CE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.2 combo (Supporting Gigabit data rate)
  • Features: Camera: HP True Vision 720p HD camera | Microphone: Integrated Dual array digital microphones| Audio: Dual Speakers | Keyboard: Full-size, jet black keyboard with numeric keypad | Alexa Built In

The HP 15 Ryzen 3 Thin & Light is the best overall HP laptop under 40000 on this list. It is equipped with 8 GB upgradeable RAM and 256 GB SSD.

Usually available for Rs. 26,990, the HP Chromebook 14-inch is the best budget HP laptop under 40000 on this list. It comes with a 14-inch HD+ touchscreen display that enhances your viewing experience. 

With a 15.6-inch FHD, diagonal, micro-edge, anti-glare display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, the HP 15 10th Gen Intel Core i3 Thin and Light is the best screen quality HP laptop under 40000 on this list.

The HP 15 (2021) Thin & Light 11th Gen Core i3 is the laptop with the best Anti-glare display on this list. 

Explore Plenty of Laptops Below

Laptops are one of the most necessary gadgets for everyone, whether a student or a working professional. For online classes, making presentations, and projects, the laptop turns out to be of great help. If you like video editing, photo editing, coding, and you have a low budget, then HP laptops under budget are there to cover you. There are laptops available in different sizes and prices according to everyone’s requirements. Various brands manufacture laptops with multiple specifications, and HP is one of the most popular laptop brands. 

So, if you are looking for the best HP laptops under 40000, you have landed at the right place. We have carefully curated the list of the best HP laptops with their pros and cons available under this amount. Read the entire article to find out more about the best HP laptops under 40000.

Summary of The Best HP Laptops Under 40000

Below is the table of some of the best HP laptops under 40000 along with their respective prices.

1. HP 15 Ryzen 3 Thin & Light 15.6-inch (39.6 cms) FHD Laptop - Click here for Amazon deal

The HP 15 Ryzen 3 is sleek, light, and one of the best HP laptops under 40000 with 8 GB RAM upgradeable up to 16 GB and 256 GB SSD for storing necessary files. This laptop has a 15.6-inch FHD Diagonal, micro-edge display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, providing excellent viewing quality. Moreover, it is backed by an AMD Ryzen 3 3250U processor, ensuring super-fast and smooth performance.

Furthermore, it comes with a Pre-loaded Windows 10 Home with lifetime validity which is perfect for multi-tasking. Lastly, this laptop is a great study companion for students as it has a long-lasting battery and comes with a pre-installed Microsoft office.

  • Price: ₹38,990
  • Brand: HP
  • Model Name: ‎HP 15s-GY0501AU
  • Specific Uses for Product: Student
  • Screen Size: 15.6 Inches
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home
  • Device Interface Primary: Microphone
  • CPU Manufacturer: AMD
  • Colour: Silver
  • Connector Type: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
  • Hard Disk Size: 256 GB SSD

Pros

Cons

Thin & Light

The display could have been better

It has a 15.6-inch FHD Micro-edge display

 

Backed by AMD 2.6 GHz Ryzen 3 3250U base clock processor

 

It comes with a Pre-loaded Windows 10 Home OS with lifetime validity.

 

2. HP Chromebook 14-inch (35.56 cms) Thin & Light Touchscreen Laptop - Click here for Amazon deal

The HP Chromebook is a stylish, thin, and portable laptop with 4 GB DDR4-2400 RAM and 64 GB memory storage capacity expandable up to 256 GB so that you never run out of space to store essential files. This laptop brings you great visual pleasure with its 14-inch HD+ touch vibrant display. Moreover, the 1.1 GHz Intel Celeron N4020 processor makes sure to provide you with the best and the smoothest experience.

Furthermore, this laptop runs on the Chrome OS, enabling you to go online easily, securely, and quickly. Lastly, it comes with the Google Assistant feature that gets your work done faster.

  • Price: ₹26,990
  • Brand: HP
  • Model Name: ‎Chromebook 14a-na0003TU
  • Specific Uses for Product: Business, personal
  • Screen Size: 14 Inches
  • Operating System: Chrome OS
  • Device Interface Primary: Touchscreen
  • CPU Manufacturer: Intel
  • Colour: Mineral Silver
  • Connector Type: Wireless
  • Hard Disk Size: 64GB eMMC + 256GB Expandable

Pros

Cons

Thin; Portable

No backlit keyboard

Backed by a 1.1 GHz Intel Celeron N4020 processor

The camera quality could have been better 

Powered by Chrome OS with automatic software updates

 

It comes with a built-in Google Assistant.

 

3. HP 15 11th Gen Intel Core i5 Processor 15.6-inch (39.6 cm) FHD Laptop - Click here for Amazon deal

The HP 15 is a well-built, stylish, and efficient laptop with 8 GB DDR4 RAM upgradeable up to 16 GB and 512 GB SSD with 32 GB Intel Optane memory, enabling you to store all your stuff safely. This laptop has a 15.6-inch FHD Anti-glare, IPS micro-edge display with a WLED backlit, providing a great experience. Moreover, it is backed by a 4.2 GHz 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor, making it work smoothly and efficiently.

Furthermore, it runs on the Windows 10 Home operating system with lifetime validity and improves the laptop’s overall performance. Lastly, this laptop is equipped with Intel UHD Graphics that provides a top-notch gaming experience. 

  • Price: ₹54,025
  • Brand: HP
  • Model Name: ‎HP 15s-fq2071TU
  • Specific Uses for Product: Multimedia
  • Screen Size: 15.6 Inches
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home
  • Device Interface Primary: Microphone
  • CPU Manufacturer: Intel
  • Colour: Black
  • Connector Type: Wi-Fi
  • Hard Disk Size: 512 GB SSD

Pros

Cons

Sturdy; Compact

The battery could have been better

It has a 15.6-inch FHD Anti-glare display

 

Backed by 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor

 

It comes with a pre-loaded Windows 10 Home with lifetime validity.

 

4. HP 15 (2021) Thin & Light 11th Gen Core i3 Laptop - Click here for Amazon deal

The HP 15 (2021) is a beautifully designed, thin, and light HP laptop under 50,000 equipped with 8 GB RAM and 1 TB HDD storage so that you store all your stuff safely. This laptop has a 15.6-inch FHD IPS Anti-glare, micro-edge display with WLED-backlit and 1920 x 108 pixels resolution. Moreover, it works efficiently and is super-fast as it is backed by a 4.1 GHz 11th Gen Intel Core i3-1115G4 processor.

Furthermore, this laptop is pre-loaded with Windows 10 Home operating system with lifetime validity that ensures a smooth operation. Lastly, it comes with pre-installed Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019, a great study and work companion.

  • Price: ₹41,990
  • Brand: HP
  • Model Name: ‎HP 15s-dy3001TU
  • Specific Uses for Product: Multimedia
  • Screen Size: 15.6 Inches
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home
  • Device Interface Primary: -
  • CPU Manufacturer: Intel
  • Colour: Black
  • Connector Type: Wi-Fi
  • Hard Disk Size: 1 TB

Pros

Cons

Compact; Portable

The battery backup could have been better

It comes with a 1 TB memory storage capacity

 

Backed by 11th Gen Intel Core i3-1115G4 processor

 

Sound and camera work efficiently for Skype and Hangouts.

 

5. HP Chromebook MediaTek MT8183 11.6 inches Thin and Light Touchscreen Laptop - Click here for Amazon deal

The HP Chromebook MediaTek MT8183 is a sleek, compact, portable laptop with 4 GB Ram and 64 GB internal storage capacity that keeps all your necessary files safe. This laptop has an 11.6-inches HD+ touchscreen display which is more proficient and easier to use. Moreover, it is backed by a MediaTek Helio processor providing extra-ordinarily speed and smooth performance.

Furthermore, it starts up within seconds as it is powered by Chrome operating system and comes with the latest virus protection. Lastly, this laptop has a battery life of up to 12 hours, so you don’t easily run out of battery.

  • Price: ₹33,500
  • Brand: HP
  • Model Name: ‎Chromebook 11a-na0005MU
  • Specific Uses for Product: Personal
  • Screen Size: 11.6 Inches
  • Operating System: Chrome OS
  • Device Interface Primary: Touchscreen, Keyboard
  • CPU Manufacturer: Mediatek
  • Colour: Blue
  • Connector Type: Wireless
  • Hard Disk Size: 64 GB

Pros

Cons

Ultra-thin

You can’t use tally 

It runs on Chrome OS

 

Has up to 12 hours of battery life 

 

It comes with an in-built voice-enabled Google Assistant.

 

6. HP Chromebook x360 10th Gen Intel Core i3 14" (35.56cms) Laptop - Click here for Amazon deal

The HP Chromebook x360 is a 4-star rated, stylish, and compact HP laptop under 50,000. It comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB SSD for safe-keeping of all the essential documents. It has a 14-inch touchscreen display that also supports pens. Moreover, this laptop works efficiently as it is backed by a 2.1GHz Intel i3-10110U 10th Gen processor. You can now write and draw on your laptop as you do on paper with a pen as its touch screen supports a pen.

Furthermore, it works super-quick as it runs on Chrome operating system and boots in under 10 seconds. Lastly, this laptop is equipped with a fingerprint scanner to log in on your laptop with the touch of a finger.

  • Price: ₹38,990
  • Brand: HP
  • Model Name: ‎Chromebook 14c-ca0004TU
  • Specific Uses for Product: Business, personal
  • Screen Size: 14 Inches
  • Operating System: Chrome OS
  • Device Interface Primary: Microphone, Keyboard
  • CPU Manufacturer: Intel
  • Colour: Mineral Silver
  • Connector Type: Wireless
  • Hard Disk Size: 64 GB

Pros

Cons

Sleek and stylish

Heats up fast

It comes with 4GB DDR4 RAM and 64GB SSD

It has a poor Wi-Fi connectivity

Backed by 2.1GHz Intel i3-10110U 10th Gen processor

 

It has a pen supporting display and fingerprint reader.

 

7. HP 14 (2021) Thin & Light 11th Gen Core i3 Laptop - Click here for Amazon deal

The HP 14 (2021) is a portable and compact HP laptop with 8 GB RAM upgradeable up to 16 GB and 256 GB SSD expandable up to 512 GB for storing files and data. This laptop has a 14-inch HD IPS Panel with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and provides a crystal-clear viewing experience. Moreover, it performs very smoothly as it is backed by an 11th Gen Intel Core i3-1115G4 processor. 

Furthermore, it is equipped with a Pre-loaded Windows 10 Home with lifetime validity and a free upgrade to Windows 11 for a better experience. Lastly, this laptop is excellent for online classes and meetings as it comes with a decent camera and speakers.

  • Price: ₹40,990
  • Brand: HP
  • Model Name: ‎HP 14s- DQ2100TU
  • Specific Uses for Product: Multimedia
  • Screen Size: 14 Inches
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home
  • Device Interface Primary: Keyboard
  • CPU Manufacturer: Intel
  • Colour: Black
  • Connector Type: USB, HDMI
  • Hard Disk Size: 256 GB SSD

Pros

Cons

Thin & Light

Noisy fan

It has a 14-inch IPS Panel 

It gets heated up fast

Backed by 4.1 GHz 11th Gen Intel Core i3-1115G4 processor

 

It runs on Windows 10 Home.

 

8. HP 15 10th Gen Intel Core i3 Thin and Light 15.6 inches FHD Laptop - Click here for Amazon deal

The HP 15 is a sleek, thin, and light laptop with 8 GB RAM upgradable up to 16 GB and 1 TB internal storage that keeps your essential files safe. This laptop has a 15.6-inch FHD, diagonal, micro-edge, anti-glare display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution providing a top-notch viewing experience. Moreover, it is backed by a 2.1 GHz 10th Gen Intel Core i3-10110U processor, which is excellent and makes your laptop work efficiently.

Furthermore, it runs on Windows 10 Home that comes with lifetime validity. Lastly, this laptop is equipped with Intel UHD Graphics that ensures great gaming and working experience.

  • Price: ₹39,490
  • Brand: HP
  • Model Name: ‎HP 15s-du1066TU
  • Specific Uses for Product: Personal
  • Screen Size: 15.6 Inches
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home
  • Device Interface Primary: Keyboard
  • CPU Manufacturer: Intel
  • Colour: Black
  • Connector Type: Wi-Fi
  • Hard Disk Size: 1 TB

Pros

Cons

Thin and Stylish

The build quality could have been better

It comes with a 1 TB hard disk

The battery backup could have been better

It has a 15.6-inch Diagonal Anti-glare display

 

It comes with Intel UHD Graphics. 

 

How Do We Shortlist The Best Products Under Budget For You?

Below are some of the essential features of the laptops we kept in mind while curating this list for you.

Choosing a laptop with a good display is very necessary. Some of the most popular laptops come with FHD Anti-glare displays with micro-edge and higher resolution. Laptops with anti-glare displays provide clear picture quality and Improve your viewing experience.

The size of the laptop also matters. If you want a laptop primarily for work, go for a laptop with a 15.6-inch screen size, and if you want a laptop for study, a 14-inch screen size will be more than enough for you. Some laptops also come in sizes of 12-inch or 11-inch. These laptops are highly portable.

Before purchasing a laptop, understating the pros and cons of its operating system is very necessary. The operating system keeps the laptop going, so opting for a laptop with the best operating system is crucial. Presently, people mostly go for Windows 10 Home operating system or Chrome OS.

The Processor and Graphics depend on what you want the laptop for. If you purchase a laptop mainly for gaming purposes or heavy work, go for a laptop with higher graphics and processors. And if you want a basic laptop, go for a lower processor and graphics according to your budget.

The battery life of a laptop decides how portable it is. If you buy a laptop with a fast-draining battery, you can’t carry it with you everywhere. So, always go for a laptop with at least a decent battery backup.

Storage also matters as much as other specifications. Laptops with massive storage space are always a better choice than laptops with low storage capacity. People mostly prefer laptops with 256 GB to 512 GB memory storage capacity for storing big-sized files, videos, and photos. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Purchasing A Laptop

Below are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about purchasing a laptop under 40000.

The HP 15 Ryzen 3 Thin & Light 15.6-inch (39.6 cms) FHD Laptop is the best HP laptop under 40000. It comes with a 15.6-inch micro-edge display, 8 GB RAM, and 256 GB storage capacity. This laptop is backed by an AMD Ryzen 3 3250U processor, ensuring super-fast performance. It comes with a Pre-loaded Windows 10 Home with lifetime validity which is perfect for multi-tasking. It is a great study companion for students as it has a long-lasting battery and comes with a pre-installed Microsoft office.

HP 15 is one of the best laptops with a 15.6-inch FHD anti-glare display with a WLED backlit. It comes with 8 GB RAM upgradeable up to 16 GB and 512 GB SSD. This laptop runs on the Windows 10 Home operating system with lifetime validity and improves the laptop’s overall performance. It is backed by a 4.2 GHz 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor, making it work smoothly and efficiently.

Before buying an HP laptop, always check if the processor and graphics are good. Check if the size and display suit your needs and look for a laptop with a good battery backup.

The Bottom Line

So, in this list, we have listed all the best HP laptops under 40000 in India. We hope it helped you narrow down your search. Which one of these HP laptops is under 40000 are you planning to buy? We have prepared this list after deep research and an in-depth comparison of all of them. You can buy these HP laptops by clicking on the link of Amazon given in this article. If any of these laptops fit perfectly as per your needs, make sure to cross-check the specifications and be an informed buyer.

Hurry up, don’t wait! Happy Shopping!  

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Killexams : HP's beastly Omen 17 gaming laptop is now 42% off for Amazon's Big Smile Sale

Gather here, weary travellers, for a prophetic event of great significance transpired in the wee hours of yestermorning, wherein a cocksure raven delivered a message — an omen, if you will — that promised good fortune for those pure of heart and wise of coin.

The raven spoke of an astounding deal, one which saw HP's mighty Omen 17 gaming laptop discounted by an amount long believed inconceivable — right now, Amazon AU has slashed the powerhouse machine's price by a staggering 42%, bringing it down from AU$4,799 to just AU$2,799 (opens in new tab), saving buyers AU$2,000 off the RRP in the process.

At first, it seemed impossible that a gaming laptop boasting an Intel Core i7-11800H processor, 32GB of RAM, 1TB of SSD storage, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card and 17.3-inch QHD anti-glare IPS display with 165Hz refresh rate could come down to such a low price.

Ready to dismiss the claim as heresy, we looked into the bird's claim. Alas, it spoke the truth — the HP Omen 17 deal is part of Amazon's Big Smile Sale, which is on now until 6pm AEDT on Sunday, October 16.

Best of all, unlike Amazon's usual Prime-exclusive sales, the Big Smile Sale is open to everyone, meaning you don't have to be a Prime member to take advantage of its amazing deals and discounts. 

So if you're looking for an epic gaming laptop with a slick design and fantastic specs, you may want to strongly consider the fantastic HP Omen 17 deal below. Alternatively, you can head over to our Big Smile Sale deals page to see all the best bargains from the event that we've discovered so far.

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Killexams : 2023 BMW M2 Has 453 HP, a Manual Transmission and Awesome Fender Flares

BMW's M division has been on a roll lately, introducing new generations of the M3 and M4 that have available all-wheel drive, multiple mid-range models like the new M240i, and even debuting the XM, the first standalone M car since the 1970s. Now BMW has debuted the 2023 M2, the second generation of the M brand's entry-level sports coupe based on the 2 Series.

Thanks to a series of low-quality leaks, we've already been privy to the M2's controversial looks, but I think its design is actually pretty cool and certainly looks better in these official images. Like the 2 Series, it's based on the new M2 has a boxier design with super wide fenders that remind me of a 1980s rally car -- BMW says it's 0.6 inches wider overall than the old M2 and has a 1.5-inch-wider front track. Its kidney grilles are still fairly small and appear molded into the bodywork, with large rectangular lower intakes echoing the shapes. Thankfully, there aren't any fake vents on the front quarter panels or bumpers, and the vertical reflectors in the rear bumper are a nice way to integrate parking sensors.

2023 BMW M2 Coupe

The new M2 is 0.6 inches wider than the old model.

BMW

The M2 uses the same S58 turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine as the current BMW M3, just with a slightly less powerful tune. It puts out 453 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, an increase of 48 hp over the old M2 Competition, but 20 hp down versus the M3. Peak power comes in at 6,250 rpm while peak torque is achieved between 2,650 and 5,870 rpm, and the engine revs to a 7,200-rpm redline. A six-speed manual with rev-matching is standard but an eight-speed automatic is optional, with both transmissions sending power to the rear wheels. BMW says the M2 will hit 60 mph in 4.1 seconds with the manual or 3.9 seconds with the automatic, and top speed is 155 mph as standard or 177 mph with the optional M Driver's Package.

An active rear differential is standard, and drivers are able to select between 10 stages of the stability control. The M2 has a staggered wheel setup for the first time, with 19-inch wheels up front wearing 275/35 tires and 20-inch rear wheels with 285/30 tires. There are six-piston brake calipers with 15-inch discs up front and single-piston calipers with 14.6-inch brakes at the rear, and the M2 offers two settings for pedal feel. Other standard features include adaptive dampers, a variable steering ratio with two settings, and M-specific chassis bracing and suspension components.

2023 BMW M2 Coupe

That curved display is standard.

BMW

The M2's interior gets BMW's lovely new display that pairs a 12.3-inch gauge cluster and 14.9-inch touchscreen in one curved housing, and the screens have a number of M-specific displays and performance pages. Like on the M3, the M2 has a built-in laptimer and drift analyzer. The door panels have illuminated trim panels that light up in the M colors, and leather sport seats are standard. The available Carbon Package adds a carbon-fiber roof, additional carbon trim and the same aggressive carbon bucket seats from the M3. Other options include adaptive LED headlights, a heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control and a head-up display.

BMW's plant in Mexico will start pumping out the new M2 in a few months, with deliveries in the US commencing in the first quarter of 2023. It will start at $63,195, including a $995 destination charge, making the new M2 $3,300 more expensive than the old model but $10,600 cheaper than a 2023 M3.

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Killexams : 2024 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLE 63 S E Performance spy shots: 671-hp hybrid coupe coming

Sedan sales may be on the decline but the situation is even worse when it comes to coupes and convertibles. As a result most automakers have either scaled back the number of two-door cars they offer or dropped the body styles altogether.

Mercedes-Benz has had one of the most diverse lineups of coupes and convertibles in recent years but it too is in the process of streamlining its sporty offerings. We've already seen the SLK-Class, S-Class Coupe, S-Class Cabriolet, and AMG GT Roadster all dropped.

Next we expect the coupe and convertible versions of the C-Class and E-Class to be phased out and replaced with a single model dubbed the CLE-Class. We've already spotted prototypes for this potential CLE-Class, in coupe and convertible forms, as well as a prototype for what's likely to be a CLE 53 Cabriolet from Mercedes-Benz AMG. Now we have spy shots of what looks to be a CLE 63 from AMG.

2024 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLE 63 S E Performance spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2024 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLE 63 S E Performance spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Elements that point to this particular prototype being a range-topping AMG include the large wheel and brake combo, large air openings up front, and square-shaped exhaust tips. The prototype for the CLE 53 featured round tips.

Under the hood should be the same turbo-4-based plug-in hybrid powertrain that features in the recently revealed 2024 C 63 S E Performance sedan.

The 2.0-liter turbo-4 is an upgraded version of the engine found in AMG's current crop of compact cars. Thanks to the addition of an electric turbocharger, output from the engine is boosted to 469 hp. The engine is then mated with an electric motor in mild-hybrid configuration to draw power for ancillary features, as well as serve as a starter motor.

Mercedes-AMG E Performance

Mercedes-AMG E Performance

On top of all this, there's a much more powerful motor (up to 201 hp) at the rear axle to take combined output to a maximum 671 hp. This rear motor is mated to its own 2-speed transmission. A 6.1-kwh battery ensures a small electric range is possible. A similar setup, albeit with a V-8 engine, features in the 2023 GT 63 S E Performance 4-Door Coupe.

In the case of the C 63 S E Performance, you're looking at 0-60 mph acceleration in 3.3 seconds. The top speed is a governed 174 mph. Expect similar performance for the CLE with this powertrain.

The regular CLE-Class is expected to debut late this year or early next. The AMG versions should trail the regular model by about six months to a year.

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