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Imperial_Raj

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Check out some reviews. Lenovo reduced power consumption and battery capacity.
Thanks! Just did so and was I shocked! Battery life is so much improved.
The screen however looks uninspiring, considering the fact that I'm getting a touch IPS panel on the Asus N550JK/JV. Screen seems to be the only thing pulling me back from confidently going for the Y50.
Thoughts?
 
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seamon

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Thanks! Just did so and was I shocked! Battery life is so much improved.
The screen however looks uninspiring, considering the fact that I'm getting a touch IPS panel on the Asus N550JK/JV.
Thoughts?

You gotta compromise on something for performance+value for money.
 

retz

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[rant]

Hate the fact that I cannot find something that is exactly the right fit. Have been vacillating between three laptops for over 3 weeks now.

1) z510 - bad screen, inbuilt battery, low battery life. everything else seems good.
2) z50-70 (4042) - great screen (FHD), weak processor (4200u), absolutely no mention on the interwebs. Motheroard also has 1x3.0 usb rather than 2, which is almost a norm. 3/4 cell battery, but supposedly decent life. (4-5hrs).
3)y510p (i5) - everything seems quite decent (except battery life, which is only Ok), but I'm paying a premium for a gpu I know i'll barely use. Gaming is <1% of the time.

Don't mind paying upto 60k, but just unable to find a decent balance between 1) FHD or 900p screen 2) decent processor and gpu 3) good thermals 4) battery life. There are like just 120 haswell model laptops in the indian market (going by flipkart), which given how long that cpu has been out is pretty ****ing sad. And far too many of them compromise too readily - cpu saves battery? Cut the cell count in half and pretend that's normal. Let's give them the crappiest 768p panel on $1000 laptop (looking at you Dell).

And those fking chicklet keyboards. (Do some user testing Lenovo. seriously.) (I typically write a few thousand words a day.)

It's an exercise in frustration, trying to buy a new lappy here.
 

ARP

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[rant]

Hate the fact that I cannot find something that is exactly the right fit. Have been vacillating between three laptops for over 3 weeks now.

1) z510 - bad screen, inbuilt battery, low battery life. everything else seems good.
2) z50-70 (4042) - great screen (FHD), weak processor (4200u), absolutely no mention on the interwebs. Motheroard also has 1x3.0 usb rather than 2, which is almost a norm. 3/4 cell battery, but supposedly decent life. (4-5hrs).
3)y510p (i5) - everything seems quite decent (except battery life, which is only Ok), but I'm paying a premium for a gpu I know i'll barely use. Gaming is <1% of the time.

Don't mind paying upto 60k, but just unable to find a decent balance between 1) FHD or 900p screen 2) decent processor and gpu 3) good thermals 4) battery life. There are like just 120 haswell model laptops in the indian market (going by flipkart), which given how long that cpu has been out is pretty ****ing sad. And far too many of them compromise too readily - cpu saves battery? Cut the cell count in half and pretend that's normal. Let's give them the crappiest 768p panel on $1000 laptop (looking at you Dell).

And those fking chicklet keyboards. (Do some user testing Lenovo. seriously.) (I typically write a few thousand words a day.)

It's an exercise in frustration, trying to buy a new lappy here.

Wait for the release of MSI gp60 with core i5 4200m, 8gb ,840m and a great FHD display (coming soon)
 

retz

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Wait for the release of MSI gp60 with core i5 4200m, 8gb ,840m and a great FHD display (coming soon)
If it's priced less than 60k, I would love it. Otherwise, I think the y510p will have to do (if it's in stock till then.) Any idea what sort of time-frame are we looking at? Days? Weeks? Month?
 

retz

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A large number of laptops seem to have become slightly more expensive in the past few weeks (eg z510 is upto 50k). Are they going to be coming back down anytime soon? Additionally, is there any new line expected in the market within the next few weeks?
 

Simplon

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[rant]

Hate the fact that I cannot find something that is exactly the right fit. Have been vacillating between three laptops for over 3 weeks now.

It's an exercise in frustration, trying to buy a new lappy here.

I am also exactly in the same situation.My needs are also exactly same. I was also looking for alternative for z510 (there's a thread by same name created by me in the forum). The y510p i5 version is not available anywhere (except snapdeal)! Checked in Bangalore, Hyderabad personally in prominent shops, but in vain. The i7 version is also scarce to find and beyond my budget. It is indeed an exercise in frustration and I am afraid the exercise might turn out to be futile as well.
[MENTION=289026]retz[/MENTION] What is the exact model number of the second option. I googled and found it as lenovo ideapad Z50 (Z50-70 59414042), but could not find that one with FHD anywhere.

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A large number of laptops seem to have become slightly more expensive in the past few weeks (eg z510 is upto 50k). Are they going to be coming back down anytime soon? Additionally, is there any new line expected in the market within the next few weeks?

I am also eager to know, whether the i5 variant of Y50 is going to be launched in near future (1 month)? Some one familiar with the market dynamics, please guide us.

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Any chance this one
Lenovo Y50 (59418222) Gaming Laptop Intel Core i5 4200H (2.8GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD 8GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB 15.6" Windows 8.1 64-Bit be launched in India??
 

Rahul Kavlekar

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Recommend me a laptop.Will be using it mostly for AUTOCAD..

1) What is your budget?
-- Strictly below 35k

2) What size & weight consideration (if any) would you prefer?
-- Doesn't matter

3) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
-- AUTOCAD and casual gaming

4) Any typical configuration in your mind you're eying for?
-- Preferably a quad core

5) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
-- open to all the brands

6) Anything else you would like to say?
-- please suggest a laptop only from flipkart..
 

retz

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What cheap thermal paste can I buy?

I've got an old laptop I need to use for a few more weeks and want to clean it up a bit and apply some paste. But I don't want to spend more than a few hundred on that. Consequently, I need some cheap but half-decent paste. Which one should I get?
 

seamon

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What cheap thermal paste can I buy?

I've got an old laptop I need to use for a few more weeks and want to clean it up a bit and apply some paste. But I don't want to spend more than a few hundred on that. Consequently, I need some cheap but half-decent paste. Which one should I get?

If you can get this then get it. It is awesome.
I personally use IC Diamond which cost me nearly 5k.

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PS: Don't get Arctic Silver V inspite of what you may have heard. It's useless for laptops.
 

retz

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If you can get this then get it. It is awesome.
I personally use IC Diamond which cost me nearly 5k.

it's out of stock at that site, and around 1k elsewhere. Honestly, I don't really want to spend so much money on this really old laptop that i'll be using more another month max when I finally get a decent replacement. Firstly, I don't think the chip is thermally constrained much - just weak. I just need to replace the paste cause I'm sure it's pretty dry and dead by now.

Ie. Looking for cheap, half decent thermal paste. ~Rs 500.
 

seamon

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it's out of stock at that site, and around 1k elsewhere. Honestly, I don't really want to spend so much money on this really old laptop that i'll be using more another month max when I finally get a decent replacement. Firstly, I don't think the chip is thermally constrained much - just weak. I just need to replace the paste cause I'm sure it's pretty dry and dead by now.

Ie. Looking for cheap, half decent thermal paste. ~Rs 500.

This looks good.
 

lycan

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what does terms like ULV, U, M means???? and what minimum should be kept in choosing laptop processor (like 4200U or 4200M)??? is there any hierarchy list of Laptop processors???
 

retz

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Still no online presence of the Lenovo FHD sub-50k model. (z50-70 59414042). Any purchased it yet? Found anything bad with it? I'm itching to buy this - waiting for diwali or the return of three year warranty deals before purchase.
 

kkn13

Cyber Genius FTW
what does terms like ULV, U, M means???? and what minimum should be kept in choosing laptop processor (like 4200U or 4200M)??? is there any hierarchy list of Laptop processors???

ULV CPUs are U only
M series are normal cpus
ULV<<<<<<M series except for one or two i5 and i7 U series which are pretty powerful despite being ULV
 

retz

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ULV CPUs are U only
M series are normal cpus
ULV<<<<<<M series except for one or two i5 and i7 U series which are pretty powerful despite being ULV

A ULV i5 (4200U) is pretty much the equivalent of a A10 4800M. Slightly better at some tasks, slightly worse at others, with larger variance in performance due to the ups and downs of the clock speed. Having owned an A10 4800m lappy, I can say that it's powerful enough for everyday tasks. (I've kept ~130 firefox tabs active with an a10 4800m + 16 gb ram.) Consequently, so will the i5.

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ULV CPUs are U only
M series are normal cpus
ULV<<<<<<M series except for one or two i5 and i7 U series which are pretty powerful despite being ULV

A ULV i5 (4200U) is pretty much the equivalent of a A10 4800M. Slightly better at some tasks, slightly worse at others, with larger variance in performance due to the ups and downs of the clock speed. Having owned an A10 4800m lappy, I can say that it's powerful enough for everyday tasks. (I've kept ~130 firefox tabs active with an a10 4800m + 16 gb ram.) Consequently, so will the i5.
 

retz

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This is not the right forum for the question, but the correct forum is dead, so...

Can somebody recommend a good router with usb for fileshare over wifi? (Only router functionality.) I need something solid that won't get ****ed up every few weeks. I had decided on the Asus rt n13u, but that is unavailable. Right now I'm set on the Netgear WNDR3400 N600, but that is 3400 bucks, and I don't really need a N600 router.

So, any cheaper recommendations? Stability and performance is essential (I torrent a lot) and N300 and USB is minimum. Built in torrent ability would be great. (it should be a standalone router.)

Ps. Say if a router says that is a 3g/4g router, can I still default to using a adsl2+ modem with it? Or is it Only 3g/4g capable?
 
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