An excellent product & VFM
By Karunanidhi Venugopal | 29 Jun 2016
I bought this product with lot of apprehension. I wanted to posses a light weight windows laptop with SSD (for light weight and speed) and was appalled by the high cost of most such devices in the market. I had set my eyes on Surface pro also but was delaying the purchase due to the cost. suddenly when I was searching for similar products Smartron popped up. I was convinced about the specs for my use and hesitantly placed the order on 17 May 2016. the product landed on my hands in just two days.
I was and am pleased with the looks and size. in fact when it was lying on my office table it could attract and raise the brows of many visitors. The display is quite brilliant. The speed of the processor is pretty good too. The battery back up lasts very well. I had not stretched it fully, but used it beyond 7 seven hours of browsing with still lot of juice to work on.
Here are some niggles:
1. The key board is a little extra sensitive. you have to keenly look for the extra letters that appear on the screen to remove them while typing. However, the spacing of buttons and the feel and spring back of the keys is pretty much encouraging.
2. The weight - It weighs 1090 gms without the key board and key board included, it is 1400 gms. bench marking on Surface pro, I was looking for a much lighter device. However, the device doesn't practically feel so.
3. The problem about Office 360 - They say you are given a 30 days trial version beyond which you need to purchase one. However, I was hardly given a week for trial limitation. Therefore I bought a one year subscription of Office 365 through Amazon for Rs. 3000 plus and works beautifully. The added advantage of a legal Office 365 is that you get a One Drive Cloud storage of 1 TB. I am used to One Drive and feel comfortable with it than the unlimited storage of T cloud. I am finding it difficult, till now to log into T cloud and hence to store in it.
4. People are talking about limited SSD storage available in the device. You can add up to 128 GB more through external Micro SD card in the slot provided. Most of the documents occupy very little space. For photos, videos and music, you have plenty of cloud storage today. T cloud apart, you have Google photos, One drive ant d plethora of many more. that shall not be a deterrent any more. More the hardware, more will be the weight and more cost as well.
5. I had initial problems with the device. However, the customer care has been extremely supportive and rectified all the niggles and am practically fine with the device.
I love this product and the company (Smartron, for their caring and quick response)so much that I cannot rate the product less than 5 stars, despite some negatives (who doesn't have negatives after all!)