Published On: Mon, Oct 17th, 2016

Micromax Alpha review: A multitasking maestro

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Micromax Alpha review A multitasking maestro

With 6 GB of RAM, the Micromax Alpha laptop makes all the difference.

If you thought Micromax would compromise on the quality to achieve such a competitive price tag, then you couldn’t be more wrong. Incorporating a processor from Intel and an operating system by Microsoft, the Ignite is a robust machine. Equipped with a Pentium Quad Core processor that clocks a speed of 1.6 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 2.4 GHz, Micromax LPQ61 is the multitasker that every student or professional needs. The OS of choice is Windows newest baby, Windows 10. With immensely convenient syncing within the Microsoft ecosystem, every user of the laptop will have access to their data on all their Windows devices when synchronised rightly.

After launching a new-age portable format, the Lapbook, with negligible on-board storage which forced the user to store everything — data, apps, tools — in the cloud, Micromax has gone back to the classic format of a laptop with decent hard disk storage — 500GB.

Pre -installed with the latest Windows 10 operating system, the Micromax Alpha L135 stands out for the size of its DDR3 RAM– 6GB. This can make all the difference to users who like to do their own version of parallel processing: downloading a heavy YouTube video, while checking mail, or working on a document, with music streaming in the background With 6GB, the chances of your screen freezing with the memory overload are very remote.

The display is a generous 15.6 inches, which ensures the keyboard is big enough for the chubby-fingered. But with the screen resolution 1366 by 768 pixels, you can’t enjoy full HD enjoy movies inspite of the good screen size.

The battery promises just under 5 hours of use which is OK, though you pay the price of having a hard disk instead of solid state storage. The makers wisely offer a combo of 2 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0 ports plus a HDMI port, in addition to Ethernet and audio jack, plus Wi-Fi and Bluetooth — so no complaints on the score of connectivity.

The Intel Core i3 processor-Windows 10 combo helps for a speedy startup and shutdown. At 2.1 kg, this is not too weighty — nor is the asking price of Rs 26,990.

 

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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