Micromax Alpha review: A multitasking maestro

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

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.

Rating: 4/5
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