Just got a HP 14-cm0010ax as a light work laptop.
ala this one sold in Garage sales from months back sales bro
Decided to add SSD onto this thing.
The laptop itself is great for its price of just MYR1700.
Strap an SSD onto it and it boots into Windows in less than 10 seconds.....sometimes 5.
There are some stupid things that HP has done though.
1) The wifi card is crap
The wifi card can support 5ghz wifi signals. However, after installing the default HP wifi drivers, it doesn't detect it.
When I first switched on the laptop, I thought it was just because HP decided to cut cost.
However, when I fresh installed windows onto the SSD though, the laptop ran on default windows wifi drivers and detected the 5ghz band in my house.
It turns out, the laptop could run fine on 5g networks, it's just that HP bodo give wrong drivers.
2) Battery plastic
When disassembling this damned plastic fell off out of no where, I thought I broke something, but there was no crack noise....
Turns out, it's just a damned battery support that they didn't bother gluing (unlike the bottom rubber pads that the glued with Gam Gajah made out of Ganesh's semen).
Took me a while to find out where it was suppose to go.
3) Most frustrating part: Battery and CMOS (or lack of CMOS)
When I took out the battery to install the SSD, It booted into and said CMOS was reset.
I decided to investigate further by rebooting the windows without the battery installed using only the adapter.
Lo and behold.......the time was not set when I restarted the couple of times without the battery and the time was reset.....
So, in case your battery die out on this model or other cheap HP laptops of the same generation. You're not just losing the ability to use it as a laptop, but the ability to use it as a normal computer with functioning time keeping too....
Addon 4) Wifi stopped working
So, I thought wifi card failed.....masuk Bios, do diagnosis....no problem...
masuk balik windows....ada pulak.....
but by that time, I've already deleted the Windows partition on the SSD thinking windows update fucuk it up somehow.
inb4 you get what you paid for.
This post has been edited by EBBattlefield: Jan 12 2019, 01:46 AM
Minor annoyances late 2018 HP laptop (wifi & batt) (Chat)