This is a list of cheap Ultrabooks at a price of 4 million
This is a list of cheap Ultrabooks at a price of 4 million
Since it was first introduced three years ago, the Envy line can boast of being the most premium product among HP’s notebook lineup. The Pavilion, on the other hand, sits in the middle class as a more affordable option. But the latest HP Envy 4 Ultrabook breaks this barrier by offering a variety of stunning qualities in non-premium packaging. Aesthetically, the Envy 4 has a premium Envy look and feel with a jet black brushed aluminum finish and a matching interior. Apart from being commendable for its originality which differs from the silvery clones of the MacBook, the soft red leather textured plastic base also makes it even more pleasing to the eye.
On the inside, you will find a 14-inch screen that promises a slightly wider range of motion and viewing distance than 13.3 inches on most Ultrabooks even though it carries the same 1366 x 768 pixel resolution. Performance itself is quite good but not special. Even though the overall display is relatively bright with adequate viewing angles, the standard resolution makes the multimedia experience like watching videos feel less than optimal. Moreover, the screen is also of the glossy type so it often causes glare. The price of the Best Durable Slim Thin Ultrabook Laptop Asus Dell
Moving down, we are greeted by a large trackpad that is fast and responsive with multi-gesture support. The two-finger scrolling action and the four-finger swipe seemed to run smoothly throughout testing. Beyond that, the chiclet keyboard is quite comfortable for typing with a solid response and ample spacing between the keys. If Beats Audio isn’t as exciting as before, the Envy 4 establishes itself as the first Ultrabook to feature an integrated subwoofer. While it doesn’t necessarily replace a true subwoofer, there is a real improvement in audio quality when compared to other Ultrabooks, especially in terms of bass response. The volume is fairly loud for integrated speakers in its class but tends to get distorted as the volume increases. We also found Beats Audio worked best with high-end headphones.
Armed with an ultra low voltage (ULV) Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5-3317U 1.7 GHz dual-core processor, 8 GB RAM, and 500 GB HDD and 32 GB SSD hybrid storage, the Envy 4 does not appear surprising in performance benchmarks. However, it scored above average in all of the PCMark 7 and PCMark Vantage test categories. Likewise with the Radeon HD 7670M discrete GPU which has proven to be superior to the Intel HD Graphics HD 4000 integrated graphics solution; as seen in the difference in 3DMark 11 scores up to three times between the Envy 4 and the Lenovo IdeaPad U310s even though they have a similar processor. Therefore, you can freely play the game if you don’t mind lowering a number of settings. Even though it has a standard resolution and a less large SSD capacity, the HP Envy 4 has enough advantages to compete in the premium class. You get what you’d expect from an Ultrabook plus a number of attractive bonuses for the same price. All in a sleek, portable and rugged design.
At the time this article was published, the price for this used ultrabook was quite affordable, which is only around 4 million. You can get it on the Tokopedia and Bukalapak sites.
Since its appearance, Ultrabook is often known as a notebook for high mobility circles. So is there an Ultrabook designed for multimedia connoisseurs? Toshiba is trying to realize these expectations through the Toshiba Satellite U840W. None other than a widescreen variant of the Satellite U840 series, this Ultrabook carries an extra wide screen with an aspect ratio of 21:9. Indeed, extra wide screen is not something new. Previously, a similar design was also adopted by the Toshiba Libretto W100 and the Sony P series. It’s just that the U840W is bigger and heavier. Apart from the screen, the U840W’s dual texture design also caught our attention. Half of the lid is made of aluminum while the other half is a dark brown textured rubber finish. A similar combination is also applied to the keyboard and armrest area while the entire base is covered with rubber. Not only does it feel special, the unique design of the U840W also makes it more comfortable to hold. Measuring 14.4 inches, the U840W screen has a resolution of 17.92 x 768 pixels. That is, it has the equivalent number of pixels as a 13-inch notebook vertically but with an additional 492 pixels more horizontally. While the overall image quality is satisfactory, viewing angles are relatively limited. Also note that content with an aspect ratio of 16:9 will have a black border on either side to fill the entire screen. One solution is to use the cinema feature of the Toshiba DVD player application.
Content will be automatically enlarged and black edges removed to present a cinema-style appearance. The wide screen can also be useful for those who often do multitasking thanks to the split screen function from Toshiba. The keyboard, on the other hand, has a low travel distance which reduces typing comfort. We also found symptoms of ?ex (bending) in the middle of the keyboard. On the plus side, there is a backlit feature for ease of working in low-light spaces. For multimedia matters, the Harman Kardon speakers produce relatively good audio, although of course they are not comparable to desktop speakers. The overall sound is loud and powerful but we found it failed to reach the high notes leading to cracking and distortion. At least, the stereo separation is pretty good and the experience of watching movies and playing games is quite enjoyable. In terms of specifications, the U840W is a typical high-end Ultrabook with reliable performance for all usage scenarios except serious gaming. The Intel Core i5-3317U processor supports hyper-threading and can be driven up to 2.6 GHz from the default clock speed of 1.7 GHz. Benchmark results were recorded at 4167 points for PCMark 07 with an indication of superiority in system storage thanks to an additional 32 GB SSD which also speeds up the boot process and loading applications. Unfortunately, Intel HD Graphics 4000 has not been able to handle gaming tasks optimally. So, be prepared to compromise on detail and resolution if you want to play a new 3D game. What is clear, running intensive titles at the native resolution of the screen is also not possible, right. For those looking for a notebook with a solid design, feature-rich, and superior audio, the Toshiba U840W will be an attractive choice. But it’s definitely not the best Ultrabook choice at US$1,249, or around 12 million rupiah more.