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Originally Posted by -sandro- View Post

Wow battery life really sucks on this Carrizo HP http://www.notebookcheck.com/Test-HP-Pavilion-15-ab052ng-Notebook.150667.0.html
That is worse than Kaveri... How even!
Beema in with the same capacity battery lasts 1,5x as long. Glad I didn't buy one despite the price.
Garbage HP.
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Originally Posted by Cherryblue View Post

Apart from battery life and touch-pad, the laptop is pretty good for this price (~500€) and has no direct competitor to my opinion.

Battery life is a minus, but well I think I'll buy it within the two next weeks. Want it for a birthday at the beginning of november.

It may be possible to buy a better battery on a tier website? (and still compatible).


(btw thanks for the test, really glad to have been able to read it smile.gif. Was waiting for more input on this laptop)


EDIT: sorry guys, won't be able to review it myself, just bought another available in France. i5 5200u + R7 m360 FHD, 1To, 8go for 500€.
Well I would advise against getting such a garbage laptop but you can buy extra packs and swap them as the battery is removable. But the battery life is just bad so I wouldn't get this laptop if I were you.


Let's just break down how much of a failure this is:

The 17 inch model which has a more power hungry screen has an idle runtime on a identical capacity battery over 2x what the 15 inch model has.
7 hours and 53 minutes
http://www.notebookcheck.com/Test-HP-Pavilion-17-g054ng-Notebook.147334.0.html

It's almost as if they had it run with the dgpu standby instead of off the whole time.
Edited by maarten12100 - 10/19/15 at 11:11am
post #142 of 314
I actually bought the 17 model today using a Germany mail forwarding service... it remains to see if they will accept it.
post #143 of 314
Thanks for your opinion, good thing that I didn't buy this one but went for another in France (see my EDIT).

I'm so sad for AMD's Carrizo. It could be such a good chip. If only...
post #144 of 314
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Originally Posted by Cherryblue View Post

Thanks for your opinion, good thing that I didn't buy this one but went for another in France (see my EDIT).

I'm so sad for AMD's Carrizo. It could be such a good chip. If only...

what is the model of the i5-5200u?
post #145 of 314
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Originally Posted by -sandro- View Post

what is the model of the i5-5200u?

Lenovo Z51-70

It was at 500€ this morning. FHD, 1to, 8go.

Available in France directly (while the carrizo one was terrible to find and more expensive).

Moreover and sadly, i5-5200 is better than our carrizo at 15w... So while it pains me a lot (mark my word) to go for a dual core in a laptop in 2015, (well yes, a good dual core, but still a dual core to my eyes), It was still far better for this price in this context. And the birthday is near (beginning of november) so no choice anyway.

I personally prefer a bad quad core than a good dual core. I believe there are smooth things you can't express via benchmark, but still observe in everyday usage. I do not need a tank machine for a perticular software, but I need to open lot of softwares simultaneously, and use them. Browsing, mails, music, game.. And I don't think any good benchmark exists for that. (this last paragraph is to express my sadness, not being able to go for AMD, and using quad core instead of dual core)
Edited by Cherryblue - 10/19/15 at 2:25pm
post #146 of 314
I think you made the right choice... I would have bought the same if it was 500...for that price and an Intel you could never get fhd 1tb and 8gb.
post #147 of 314
better value than all current carrizo machines in the wild.
post #148 of 314
Just ordered myself a HP Pavilion x360 with Core M M3-6y30 because I was fed up with waiting for Carrizo. Sure there are laptops available in Germany which I can buy but they'd come with a Germany keyboard also the models that are out in the 15 inch category stink and are locked to 15-25W.
The high end models are quite expensive and don't even offer better battery life due to poor design.

I was disappointed with Core M last time and I was disappointed with Carrizo not being available in a good config like HP Envy with FHD IPS screen, 2 m2 slots or 1 m2 and 1 sata port, 35W configured if temperature allows and a beefy battery. But even in the US there was no such thing and neither was there here worse the 15 inch model that HP delivered had half the battery life of the bigger 17 inch model with litteraly the same configuration. Huge failure on HPs part. (We should have a meme instead of Thanks Obama saying Thanks Fiorena (don't vote for her... or she might do what she did to HP to the country redface.gif))

I hope this second gen Core M with fixed 14nm node and new Skylake architecture will deliver where the original Core M was more like Core Meh. I will be reviewing it of course and if it's nice enough I will keep it. On a unrelated side note I also ordered a GPD XD which I too will be reviewing.

Wonderful tech (I hope)
post #149 of 314
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I'm still holding off as I'm not going to buy something I have to settle for. Also I have a strict policy about giving Intel money so that means I'll probably be waiting awhile...
post #150 of 314
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Originally Posted by GLSRacer View Post

I'm still holding off as I'm not going to buy something I have to settle for. Also I have a strict policy about giving Intel money so that means I'll probably be waiting awhile...
Sure giving Intel money feels dirty as you know the underdog needs money but on the other hand if the underdog can't deliver a product as good or better than the competitor as in deliver it in a product one can buy that doesn't cost way too much. I hope that something good with Carrizo comes to a seller near you but if not it would be a long wait till the next potentially real good thing from AMD.

After all their mobile refresh will allegedly be Carrizo Gen 2 and only in early 2017 will they update it with Zen and Greenland. Ugh the horror.
Unless Carrizo Gen 2 is really good or comes on 14nm I see no point in buying it.

Good luck
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