It's a first hand encounter with HP walking on a 3 month old laptop. 6 months of a dead laptop at their hands and no end in site it was my last HP. If anyone asks me about HP I share and can not recommend this company as it should have been no problem. Imagine those that couldn't have another one from the office and we're out 600 bucks.
Hello all. I have a very simple decision to make between two laptops, and any advice would be gratefully appreciated.
Owing to the fact that a company has given me store credit after a dispute and I have to buy something that they stock, and because I've decided I want to go for a fully convertible (laptop/tablet) machine, these are the only two choices I have (which at least keeps things simple).
A quick word on my usage: I research and write for a living, and so I'm mainly using Office type apps and often have a gazillion internet tabs open at once. I also tend to use my laptop as a multimedia hub, i.e. playing music and watching films. I travel a lot, both long-distance but also each day around the city, to and from the library, so portability and battery life are important. I don't play graphics-heavy games or do heavy photo/video editing.
Based on the above, which of the following do you think is a better bet? Both are 13.3" convertibles with a 256GB SSD, sufficient USB ports, backlit keyboards and priced identically:
- Lenovo Yoga Pro 3 - Intel Core M-5Y70, 8GB RAM, 3200 x 1800 pixels QHD+ screen, mini-HDMI port, weighs 1.19kg / 2.6 pounds
- HP Spectre x360 - Intel Core i5-5200U, 4GB RAM, 2560 x 1440 pixels QHD screen, full HDMI port, weighs 1.51kg / 3.3 pounds
In the Lenovo's favour, I like the bigger memory and the super-thin, super-light build. But I worry that the new processor doesn't seem to perform great in benchmark tests compared to the old i5 processors (will I notice this, given my usage?) and I'm not sure the anticipated gain in battery life has actually materialised. Also although I don't use HDMI often, I can imagine it might be a hassle to find a mini-HDMI connector/adapter whenever I do want to hook the laptop up to another screen.
The HP has a full-sized HDMI port and what seems like a better-performing processor (though as mentioned above, I'm not sure how relevant this is to my usage). But the 4GB of memory feels quite low (I guess I could always upgrade that myself) and the laptop is heavier than the Lenovo.
Any suggestions one way or the other would be fantastic. Thanks a lot in advance
P.S. Full comparison specs here