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thetechfreak

Legend Never Ends
^^ You will only get the standard 1 year warranty IMO. What will you be using the laptop for? If normal everyday usage/office work then both will work fine.
 

retz

Broken In
1) Anybody know a good screen calibration place in Nehru place?

2) What's the status of SSD warranties in India? They are easily 20-40% cheaper in the US, and I'd rather buy it there than here.
 

Skyh3ck

Cyborg Agent
i will be using laptop for normal home usage, like movies, music, office docs, emails surfing etc

but i will also doa dual boot with windows 7 and ubuntu and windows 10 preview

need good battery and warranty, my buedger it as low as possible but should be enought to handle hd movies and provide good battery

budget from 20 to 25k, saw some offer on Flipkart, but heard that many of the companies not honoring warranty for online purchase, please help me, shoould i buy from online or from lamington road

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which one to choose from AMD or Intel,
 

insaneYLN

In the zone
Microsoft Windows 7 Drivers for ASUS X552EA-SX006D

A teammate of mine has placed an online order for the ASUS X552EA-SX006D laptop, Notebooks & Ultrabooks - X552EA - ASUS. Considering the default operating system is DOS, my teammate has the liberty to install the operating system of his choice/preference, and he is inclined towards Microsoft Windows 7 due to prior and current experience with the said platform.

Unfortunately, ASUS India website's support link, Notebooks & Ultrabooks - X552EA - ASUS lists drivers for Microsoft Windows 8 and 8.1, but not for Microsoft Windows 7. Would the default/inbuilt drivers within Windows 7 suffice, or should he look at alternatives such as Sam Drivers?
 

Skyh3ck

Cyborg Agent
anybody, please see my query above and reply

which one to go AMD or Intel
will hp provide warranty for online purchased laptop ?
suggest some good for home basic use, movies, music, browsing, office work and long battery
 

harry10

Gadgets freak
The battery of my Dell Studio 14 is not charging more than 48%. Does that means it's gone for a toss?

If that's the case which online site can I buy a new battery from?
 

thetechfreak

Legend Never Ends
Unfortunately, ASUS India website's support link, Notebooks & Ultrabooks - X552EA - ASUS lists drivers for Microsoft Windows 8 and 8.1, but not for Microsoft Windows 7. Would the default/inbuilt drivers within Windows 7 suffice, or should he look at alternatives such as Sam Drivers?
ASUS site only has 64 bit drivers it seems. Anyways, I do feel they should work fine(the Windows 8 ones on Windows 7). Although I've heard a few people facing issues(not specific to the laptop you mentioned but in general I mean) most 3rd party drivers should work too.
which one to go AMD or Intel
will hp provide warranty for online purchased laptop ?
suggest some good for home basic use, movies, music, browsing, office work and long battery
Stick with the Intel one IMO. For the type of usage you've mentioned the onboard graphics(HD4000) is more than sufficient IMO. Also, I feel the Intel one will have battery life then the AMD one in question.
The battery of my Dell Studio 14 is not charging more than 48%. Does that means it's gone for a toss?

Strange thing. I think you should get the Battery checked out at a local authorized service center before making a change.
 

Skyh3ck

Cyborg Agent
which one to buy for home use mainly for movies, music, surfing and office work, budget around 20 to 22 k

FK deal please ????
 

insaneYLN

In the zone
Microsoft Windows 7 Drivers for ASUS X552EA-SX006D

A teammate of mine has placed an online order for the ASUS X552EA-SX006D laptop, Notebooks & Ultrabooks - X552EA - ASUS. Considering the default operating system is DOS, my teammate has the liberty to install the operating system of his choice/preference, and he is inclined towards Microsoft Windows 7 due to prior and current experience with the said platform.

Unfortunately, ASUS India website's support link, Notebooks & Ultrabooks - X552EA - ASUS lists drivers for Microsoft Windows 8 and 8.1, but not for Microsoft Windows 7. Would the default/inbuilt drivers within Windows 7 suffice, or should he look at alternatives such as Sam Drivers?

ASUS site only has 64 bit drivers it seems. Anyways, I do feel they should work fine(the Windows 8 ones on Windows 7). Although I've heard a few people facing issues(not specific to the laptop you mentioned but in general I mean) most 3rd party drivers should work too.
@thetechfreak, are there any alternative sources to acquire the Windows 7 drivers for the aforementioned ASUS laptop? Are the Sam Drivers releases suggestible?
:unsure:
 

thetechfreak

Legend Never Ends
^ You should find most drivers through a Google search. GPU drivers will be available in the specific vendors site.
I haven't used Sam Drivers so can't comment about recommending or not.
 

Skyh3ck

Cyborg Agent
how good is HP laptop bought from Flipkart, are they good like heating, after sale service, compability with Linux like ubuntu, mint, windows 8.1, availability of drivers

There are few available on FK at good price,

will i get a cheap price at lamington road
 

nabarun_noob

Right off the assembly line
^ I'd recommend this laptop: Error 500 Server Error

Although it's 1.5k~ above budget, the Core i5 processor and even the discrete graphics will help you while using CAD, etc.

Thanks for replying :)And ya [MENTION=57860]thetechfreak[/MENTION] this laptop was on my wishlist too ! along with this - Error 500 Server Error .But unfortunately my local shops in kolkata are saying vostro and latitude models of DELL are currently not available in the market.And one guy in from DELL exclusive store also made an allegation that "DELL will not provide provide any service centre support for VOSTRO and LATITUDE models after 1 year.more specificaly,I cant even service that VOSTRO from any DELL service centre,I have to service it from nearby local service centers." Thats why I dropped these models from my wishlist.Is it true ?
 
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RohitSasikumar60183

Right off the assembly line
Need suggestions for laptop around 40k

1) What is your budget?
around 40k (can stretch max to 2k more)


2) What size & weight consideration (if any) would you prefer?
14". Portability is important


3) What are the primary tasks you will be performing with this notebook?
Need this for wife, so basic stuff like browsing, watching movies, light games (prefer old games like CS and new ones like FIFA )


5) Any typical configuration in your mind you're eying for ?
Open to suggestions. Should not overheat.

4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
a. Like: Dell, Lenovo
b. Dislike: HP


6) Anything else you would like to say?
Screen resolution: HD would suffice
Battery back up: normal
Purchase place: ( Online (flipkart) or Abroad (US) )

I noted down a few laptops after reading comments on this forum.

Error 500 Server Error

Error 500 Server Error

Error 500 Server Error

Error 500 Server Error

Error 500 Server Error

Please advice on what would be the better option based on my preferences since all of them have mixed reviews
 

abhijit_reddevil

Manchester United
Hello all,

Looking for a laptop for home use for my relative. Budget Rs.25000. He is a student and main purpose is office work, movies/music, light gaming, net browsing. How's the one below? Any other alternatives?

Error 500 Server Error

I noticed that on the HP site there is a advisory that Amazon India, Snapdeal are not authorized resellers of HP laptops and if people buy from there they will get no warranty coverage from HP India. Does the same apply for Flipkart or are they authorized to sell by HP, Dell, etc? Will it be safe to buy online from Flipkart?
 

SaiyanGoku

kamehameha!!
Hello all,

Looking for a laptop for home use for my relative. Budget Rs.25000. He is a student and main purpose is office work, movies/music, light gaming, net browsing. How's the one below? Any other alternatives?

Error 500 Server Error

I noticed that on the HP site there is a advisory that Amazon India, Snapdeal are not authorized resellers of HP laptops and if people buy from there they will get no warranty coverage from HP India. Does the same apply for Flipkart or are they authorized to sell by HP, Dell, etc? Will it be safe to buy online from Flipkart?

Get Lenovo G50 with quad core amd A8.
Flipkart

Snapdeal
 

topgear

Super Moderator
Staff member
Need suggestions for laptop around 40k

1) What is your budget?
around 40k (can stretch max to 2k more)


2) What size & weight consideration (if any) would you prefer?
14". Portability is important


3) What are the primary tasks you will be performing with this notebook?
Need this for wife, so basic stuff like browsing, watching movies, light games (prefer old games like CS and new ones like FIFA )


5) Any typical configuration in your mind you're eying for ?
Open to suggestions. Should not overheat.

4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
a. Like: Dell, Lenovo
b. Dislike: HP


6) Anything else you would like to say?
Screen resolution: HD would suffice
Battery back up: normal
Purchase place: ( Online (flipkart) or Abroad (US) )

I noted down a few laptops after reading comments on this forum.

Error 500 Server Error

Error 500 Server Error

Error 500 Server Error

Error 500 Server Error

Error 500 Server Error

Please advice on what would be the better option based on my preferences since all of them have mixed reviews

get Dell Inspiron 5447
 

SaiyanGoku

kamehameha!!
Why are OEMs hesitating to include 3/4 USB 3.0 ports and use USB 2.0 ports even these days in low and mid range laptops?

And why the hell they pre-load the single language version of Windows 8.1 instead of the normal one (thats like Windows 7 Home Basic/Starter instead of Windows 7 Home Premium all over again :mad: )?
 

seamon

Superhuman Spambot
Why are OEMs hesitating to include 3/4 USB 3.0 ports and use USB 2.0 ports even these days in low and mid range laptops?

And why the hell they pre-load the single language version of Windows 8.1 instead of the normal one (thats like Windows 7 Home Basic/Starter instead of Windows 7 Home Premium all over again :mad: )?

Le profit.
 
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