HP 14-AC171tu T5Q67PA#ACJ Core i3 (5th Gen) - (4 GB DDR3.. Specifications
Upto 8 GB
Intel Integrated HD 5500
1 x USB 3.0,2 x USB 2.0
Multi Card Slot
3-in-1 Card Reader (SD,SDHC,SDXC)
1366 x 768 pixel
HD LED Backlit Wide BrightView Screen Display
Single Digital Microphone
DTS Studio Sound,Dual Speakers
345.18 x 241.3 x 23.87 mm
Kensington Lock Slot
Island Style Keyboard
Touchpad with Multi-touch Gesture Support
DTS Studio Sound
Intel Integrated Graphics
3.7 out of 5 stars 63 customer reviews
Best Sellers Rank
#10,681 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100) #448 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops
Date First Available
1 December 2015
By Tanuj Joshion
Been using this laptop for one week now.
I wanted a 14' portable low end laptop for programming and general use with good build quality. And its scores high in all that department.
->Build Quality (little to no flex on base of the laptop)
->Screen Quality (I found it not THAT reflective, and since its 14' its sharper because the screen resolution is same as 15.6' screen so pixel density is higher )
->No overheating (a little warm on bottom but that's accepted)
->Barely makes noise (fan spins and HDD spins but even under heavy load its barely noticeable)
->Ethernet port has two lights (Power and processing) that's a plus
->Keyboard has caps lock and mute led which is a good addon
->Has all the major ports and an optical drive
->No visible air intake vents on bottom of laptop(only one exhaust on the side which seems enough as i3 5th generation does not output that much heat) so theoretically if you use it on a bed that should not block the air flow and make the system hot. /* THIS IS PURELY MY THINKING AND LOGIC AND DO NOT HAVE ANY PROOF TO BACK IT*/
Kind of Good but could have been better:--
->Keyboard (keys are short travel and up/down arrow keys are too small)
->Even though it has DTS sound but its OKAY and not loud at all but I mostly use headphones so no issues for me
->Only one usb 3.0 (come on HP give us atleast 2)
->No maintenance hatch so to upgrade ram and HDD you have to open all bottom screws and take whole base off. But a lots of tutorials are on YouTube for that and it seems easy.
-> /* THIS ISSUE IS ONLY FOR THOSE USERS WHO ARE GOING TO USE LINUX ON IT. WINDOWS USERS MIGHT NOT FACE IT*/
I use Linux on it and right now the Linux kernel does not support the WiFi card well. So even though I was only one feet away from my router,I was getting only one signal bar and pathetic speed after installing Xubuntu 15.10 (after updating it and installing drivers also no improvement). But there is a work around for this issue and its easy to find. Now the Range and speed is much better but I feel issue is not yet resolved. So will have to wait for the kernel to fully support it.
By Rikunjkumar Sutharon
It is okay. :)
Can't get better than this @26-27k....for home users
By Bibek Bon
I was looking for a 14" laptop and by chance came across this model. I went to some laptop shops in my locality and found 14" laptops were bit higher priced (around 35k with win10) with these spec. Initially I was bit sceptical since not much review was available for this model but decided to go with it after seeing some positive reviews on flipkart. I was told at shops that hp will not give warranty if bought online. I confirmed with hp customer care and they said you can. Got it with 5% off through debit card purchase from WS retail. flipkart delivered it with in the timeline with nice packaging. Now to the review part.
-Compact, light weight and good looking (black matte finish)
-Build quality is good, good performance
-can be taken anywhere with out much hassle as its not bulky
-Good battery backup (3-4 hrs with browsing not tested with gaming or video play)
-Display is good (very bright) but not wow... (not complaining at this price point)
-corei3 5th gen, intel integrated graphics, 1 TB, 4 GB RAM, DVD drive, card reader (it is not clear from the picture though but DVD writer and card reader come with it)
-No heating problem till now
-loaded alphalt airborne and no lag (its not a gaming laptop but good for casual gaming)
-1 yr Accidental Damage Protection by registering at hp site. warranty date was 1 yr from the date of purchase (from WS retail its peace of mind as on hp site it is an authorized seller)
- Its hp so no doubt about quality and reliability
-No driver CD provided by hp. however, can be downloaded at hp support site for windows 7 and 10. I had windows 8.1 pro but with this os no driver was (had to update to win 10 vide Ethernet and then installed drivers from hp site). Giving 4 stars for this.
-volume is very low
- came with DOS so windows had to be installed by user (I had initial trouble installing the OS as I am not a techy kind but now win 10 working fine )
- no dedicated key for wifi, Bluetooth etc.
-key board quality is bit low
On account of all these features the pros outweigh the cons at this price point. so any body looking for a 14" laptop in this price range can go for it if having his own windows but be careful/wise in choosing a seller before u make any purchase to avoid hassle free experience.
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Laptop is good. But cheated by flipkart. When i bought, there was ADP offer for free. But i could not register it on HP website. Later brand confirmed that ADP is not applicable for this model. Paid around 1500 more (amazon and snapdeal were selling cheaper) for ADP but didnt get it. When i approached flipkart they are not taking this seriously. Simply ignoring. Feeling cheated..
Looks like a good deal
By Purna Maharanaon
Used it for Two days , Windows 10 booted up okay , and all drivers were compatible.
Faced no problems so far.