Micromax L1160 vs RDP 1130-EC1 Thinbook : Review & Comparison
Both Micromax L1160 & RDP 1130-EC1 Thinbook are 11 inches laptops. Both laptops has 2GB RAM and 32GB eMMC memory. And both laptops are cheap in price. But the confusion still remains, which one to buy and which one to avoid.
So without wasting a lot of time in textual content. Let’s start our review and comparison.
Micromax L1160 In Depth Review
You have seen this laptop on Amazon.in, Flipkart or your local mobile recharge or Photocopy vendor :D. This micromax laptop under 10000 comes with Windows 10 pre installed. It has 2GB RAM and 32GB internal memory out of which ~ 16-18GB will be usable. Rest will be system occupied.
This micromax 11 inch laptop is made for light Processing only.
By light usage, I mean.
- You can play Youtube, Netflix, Amazon Prime.
- You can surf internet.
- Check emails from online sites or Mozilla Thunderbird, outlook not recommended.
- Use it for billing and/or accounts.
- Blogging (not idle for typing though).
- … and your regular office works that does not involves heavy RAM usage.
All in all, Micromax l1160 is a laptop suitable for self entertainment, only if you still rely on your laptop.
For office purpose like using MS office. You can try either Apache Office or Online Microsoft suite.
32GB eMMC memory, out of which 16-18GB is usable for storing files. I recommend you to go with external hard drive. Or buy a memory card of upto 128GB. Lower will not gonna serve your purpose if you wish to play Windows 10 game or store videos/songs.
Battery Backup is quite good. The users on Amazon suggested it provide backup of upto 5 hours. Which is pretty great for regular usage. If you run a small store which requires ebill software. Then this laptop will be a great choice for you. It help you to go for long time by saving electric charges.
Windows Gaming is impossible on this laptop. However, you can install and play small games from Windows Store. Playing high extensive RAM games even of past (GTA SAN ANDREAS) will be a horrible idea for you. Don’t try to push the limits otherwise you will end up burning your processor.
RDP 1130-EC1 Thinbook In Depth Review
RDP Thinbook 1130-EC1 comes from Hyderabad based company. RDP offers a slim laptop at an entry level price range. If you have money concern but need a laptop for regular usage. I recommend you to go with RDP rather than Micromax. Why? Let’s read.
Processor Speed – RDP Thinbook is powered by Intel Atom x5-Z8350 quad core processor which clocked at 1.44Ghz and can turbo clocked upto 1.92GHz. Along with 2GB RAM and 32GB eMMC storage.
Upto 1TB Hard Disk – Did we just said 32GB eMMC storage? RDP comes with an external USB port on the back side of laptop. Which support 2.5 inch internal Hard Disk of upto 1TB. Yes, it is true. You can buy a RDP laptop and can use your old hard disk into it.
RDP also offers a 500 GB variant which comes at 13K price segment.
Free Bag – RDP 1130-EC1 offers a free bag post purchasing the laptop. You can claim your free laptop bag from their Google Form after getting your laptop. Here is a form site.
Gaming – Same as Micromax laptop, you can not expect gaming on this laptop too. However, you can try Grand Theft Auto San Andreas or Vice City. GTA San Andreas will be played on lowest setting whereas Vice City will work fine. Other games which can be played are – Hitman Games prior Blood Money, Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow, and NFS Underground etc.
Micromax L1160 vs RDP 1130-EC1 Thinbook Comparison
|Micromax L1160||RDP Thinbook 1130EC-1|
|Processor||Intel Atom Z3735F Quad Core||Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Quad Core|
|Clock Speed 1.33 GHz Turbo Clock upto 1.82 Ghz||Clock Speed 1.44 GHz Turbo Clock upto 1.92 Ghz|
|GPU||Intel HD Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 12 Cores|
|Memory||2GB RAM 32GB Internal Memory||2GB RAM 32GB Internal Memory|
|External Memory||Upto 64GB via Memory Card||Upto 1TB via 2.5 inch hard disk|
|Dimensions||29.5 x 19.9 x 1.8 cm||29.7 x 20.4 x 2.1 cm|
|USB Ports||2x USB 2.0, Mini HDMI, Memory Card Slot||1x USB 2.0 1x USB 3.0, Mini HDMI, Memory Card Slot|
|3.5mm Audio Jack Port||3.5mm Audio Jack Port|
|Battery||5.6 Watt Hours, benchmark not listed||4.90 Watt Hours, Upto 10.5 Hours|
|OS||Windows 10 32 bit, 64 bit supported||Windows 10 32 bit, 64 bit supported|
|Gaming||Can play old games with lags||Can play old games on low settings|
|Best For||Youtube, Netflix, Office purpose||Youtube, Netflix, Office Purpose|
|Not for||Photo Editing, Gaming, Video Editing||Gaming, Video Editing|
As you can see, both laptops has very slight difference in their specifications. But, I support RDP because of their extra Hard Disk slot. Though, both has RAM memory stick which you can not upgrade.
Talking about their after sales service. I am not sure about RDP, though they have PAN service center on most of the major (metro and non metro) cities. On the other hand, Micromax has wider coverage of service centers. After sales service depends upon the center owner and the availability of spare parts. So, I can not determine which one would have better.
If you have any question regarding any of the laptops, feel free to use the comment box.