A general purpose laptop for 45k

aroraanant

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I have to buy a laptop for my friend.
So here is the questionnaire:

1) What is your budget? (INR or USD)
35-45k(+/- 1-2k)

2) What size & weight consideration (if any) would you prefer?
a. Netbook; 10” screen or less
b. Ultraportable; 11" - 12” screen
c. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen
d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
e. Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen
13"-14", 14" is the most preferable.Avoid 15" please, a light weight laptop is needed.

3) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
a. Like:Sony, Dell
b. Dislike:No as such, but he don't want to go for Asus and Acer


4) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
Watching movies and internet surfing.

5) What screen resolution(s) & type (glossy/matte) would you prefer?
If could get Full HD then it would be great

6) Anything else you would like to say? (eg: local purchase, ASS,matte/glossy finish)
He want a light weight laptop,that is the main thing.
Gaming will be of low end which the normal Intel 3000 can support so that is not a thing which should bother, it can be avoided also.
Can purchase it online as well as from local store, so that thing is not a matter of concern.
I have shortlisted Inspiron 14r for him and also Sony VIAO E Series SVE14116GNB
He liked Inspiron 14Z, but I said no because the config is very low(2nd gen i3 1.4Ghz) and it costs 45k
It is need to be purchased in a couple of days only.
If we can get a Ultrabook in this budget then it would be really nice.


All the suggestions are welcomed.
 
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dashing.sujay

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Chuck that Vaio, illogically expensive. I'd bet this- Probook 4430s. And its without OS. Just buy a Windows basic (if its included in win 8 upgrade offer, otherwise HP). This way you save extra bucks by not opting for the win 7 professional, which comes normally with probooks.

If we can get a Ultrabook in this budget then it would be really nice.

Yes, here it is: Vaio svt13113en, just that your friend agrees on i3. But it won't bother him use-wise. Also, do check out this model's build quality before buying. I remember I heard something about model, so do cross check.
 
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aroraanant

aroraanant

Explorer
Well Vaio svt13113en looks good but it has 2nd gen i3!!!!
Any more suggestions.

What about HP Envy???? How is it?
 
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aroraanant

aroraanant

Explorer
have a look at Sony and HP-ultra portable with backpack :razz:

i think you should go with HP, no heating issues have been reported after the launch of IVY BRIDGE :)

Why should I pick that sony one, rather Sony VIAO E Series SVE14116GNB is a better option.
And I like envy too but its HP and we all know its prone to heating issues, which will be reflected after few months of usage.

SVT11113FG : T Series : VAIO Laptop & Computer : Sony India

T series ultrabook with Ivybridge i5 cpu and Intel HD4000.
500gb hdd + 32gb SSD.

Cheaper than other ultrabooks ! :) Can be had for about 47k

11" will be too small, wanna opt for 13.3" or 14"

Chuck that Vaio, illogically expensive. I'd bet this- Probook 4430s. And its without OS. Just buy a Windows basic (if its included in win 8 upgrade offer, otherwise HP). This way you save extra bucks by not opting for the win 7 professional, which comes normally with probooks.

He don't wanna go for that as a mutual friend of ours has bough a probook and he is having heating issues.
 

dashing.sujay

Moving
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He don't wanna go for that as a mutual friend of ours has bough a probook and he is having heating issues.

Well, I have used first gen based probook for long and 2nd gen for a limited time, and from my experience, I do agree that first gen had lots of problems, but 2nd gen didn't had any.
 
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aroraanant

aroraanant

Explorer
There are issues in my friend's latest probook so its better we avoid it.
And now it is almost final that he will buy the new inspiron 14r.
If still there are any better option available then please tell.Suggestions are welcomed.
 

man4714

Right off the assembly line
Well Vaio svt13113en looks good but it has 2nd gen i3!!!!
Any more suggestions.

What about HP Envy???? How is it?

both 'Vaio svt13113en' & 'HP ENVY 4-1002TU' that are under 45K are with 2nd gen i3..
Infact, the configuration is exactly same..
the few differences:
----------------------Vaio---------HP
1. SSD---------------32GB--------Not there
2. VGA Port---------Available------Not there
3. Front Camera------HD/2MP-----VGA/0.3MP
4. Screen-------------13.3"----------14"
5. Weight-------------1.6kg------ 1.75kg
6. Beats audio-------Not there-----available (not that great effects)


im also bit confused in the both these options :)
let me know what u decide... cheers...
 
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