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kunal17

Right off the assembly line
Which is the best buy from HP. I want the Intel Processor but it hasn't updated its OS and uses the same 'ol Core 2 Duo processors. I can wait for the whole year when they come out with the best i7. What do you have to say? What should I do?
 

tech-layman

I'm techy ;)
Guys I've received my new laptop- Sony VAIO VPCCW26FG today.
It is a black model. The configuration is Core i5 520M- 2.4GHz turbo-boostable to 2.93GHz, 4GB DDR3 ram, 500GB-5400rpm SATA HDD, nVIDIA GeForce GT330M GPU, 512 grahic memory, 14" wide screen with 1600x900 resolution, Win7 64-bit. It looks really cool!!!
 

tech-layman

I'm techy ;)
Thnx.

The laptop cost me INR55000, however my friends say that I could have got it for less (MRP is 57990). It is a superb laptop. Great finish, decent in weight, superb in performance, thnx to i5 and nVidia GT330M, 4GB DDR3 RAM. Build quality is good. It is not as sleek as you would expect sony to be but is sweet, and has a decent weight of 2.4kgs, but that is not a matter for me. In short this is a great pack containing performance and affordability.
 

codename_romeo

Romeo + Lucifer = ME
Thnx.

The laptop cost me INR55000, however my friends say that I could have got it for less (MRP is 57990). It is a superb laptop. Great finish, decent in weight, superb in performance, thnx to i5 and nVidia GT330M, 4GB DDR3 RAM. Build quality is good. It is not as sleek as you would expect sony to be but is sweet, and has a decent weight of 2.4kgs, but that is not a matter for me. In short this is a great pack containing performance and affordability.
dude can you give some benchmarks in real games and battery life details would be highly appreciated. i am interested in this laptop too.....
 

tech-layman

I'm techy ;)
The WEI rating is 5.8 and I'm able to play Crysis at medium settings comfortably and at high settings it hiccups a bit. I know that 3DMark, PCMark, whetstone are some good benchmarks, but in what reliable sources can I find them?

The battery life goes around 5hrs when in pover saver mode and lowest brightness. In balanced mode it is around 2 hours.

Also I had a few queries:
1. Does windows decides for itself whether to install a programme in Programme files(x86) {for 32 bit programmes} and Programme files {for 64 bit ones}? How does it affects if I install in the wrong folder?

2. What problems can one face if he installs programmes (especially, games and educational like MATLAB and Autodesk Inventor) in drives other than C:/ ?

3. Which is the best software for registry repair?
 
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codename_romeo

Romeo + Lucifer = ME
The WEI rating is 5.8 and I'm able to play Crysis at medium settings comfortably and at high settings it hiccups a bit. I know that 3DMark, PCMark, whetstone are some good benchmarks, but in what reliable sources can I find them?

The battery life goes around 5hrs when in pover saver mode and lowest brightness. In balanced mode it is around 2 hours.

Also I had a few queries:
1. Does windows decides for itself whether to install a programme in Programme files(x86) {for 32 bit programmes} and Programme files {for 64 bit ones}? How does it affects if I install in the wrong folder?

2. What problems can one face if he installs programmes (especially, games and educational like MATLAB and Autodesk Inventor) in drives other than C:/ ?

3. Which is the best software for registry repair?


1.some programs do not have separate setups for 64bit os, while some have separate setups for 32 bit and 64 bit os. adobe, nero and kmp have same setup for both versions, while daemon tools and like have separate setups for 32bit and 64 bit.

2. if you are using a licensed version then no problems. using a p version, then better stick to every syllable in the read me text file included. no problems as such when installing in c drive. but yeah i remember once when i screwed up while installing a p version of matlab i had to recover the os before i could install it correctly. os never had any other problem though.

3. have used tune up utilities and its pretty good at the job.

you have the standard battery or large battery ? 6 cell or 9 cell battery ?
does the laptop come with driver disc or not ie companion dvd ?
is the laptop loaded with bloatware ? i mean how many useless things?
 
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tech-layman

I'm techy ;)
6 cell battery

no there r no dvds, we have to create them ourselves using the restore and recovery software.

yes there r some softwres that we don't exactly need. the list is provided in the sony's site itself, at the bottom of the page. Some r the recovery softwares, while the others aren't of much use! however the dock, called the vaio gate is great.
 

codename_romeo

Romeo + Lucifer = ME
Cool so there is no driver dvd to be precise.....
that isnt a good news because if we want to do a fresh install , literally we cannot do it. Have to find a way around to do that........
Anyways congrats on your great buy....... its good value for money. Where did you buy it from sony world or some other shop???
 

rajeshjsl

AskRajesh
Looking for a gaming and multimedia laptop between under 50k

which one you people suggest ?


donno which one to get hp or dell ?
i want more performance in gaming and video conversion , multimedia , etc .


what about dell studio 15 and acer 5740 ??

and please tell me a good deal available in bangalore (me new here) .
 
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tech-layman

I'm techy ;)
Cool so there is no driver dvd to be precise.....
that isnt a good news because if we want to do a fresh install , literally we cannot do it. Have to find a way around to do that........
Anyways congrats on your great buy....... its good value for money. Where did you buy it from sony world or some other shop???


I got the laptop from a computer shop. The sony world guys don't give ANY DISCOUNTS:-(
 

codename_romeo

Romeo + Lucifer = ME
Some shop in my city offered me this laptop at 55k, thats the cheapest i could find...... Sony world people arent giving any discount..... thanks for all the info
 
Can any one tell me how to install Windows XP SP3 on Dell Studio 15?
I have recently purchased Dell Laptop.
http://configure.ap.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=s541033in8&c=in&l=en&s=dhs&cs=indhs1

Config:-

Intel® Core™ i3-350M Processor (2.26Ghz, 4 Threads, 3M cache)
Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit
15.6 " Full HD(1080p)WLED (1920 x 1080)Display with TrueLife™
4GB (2GBx2) 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM (Work at 1066MHz for Intel Arrandale CPU)
320GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
Integrated Stereo Sound with Subwoofer
Dell 1520 Wireless-N Card
Dell(TM) Wireless 365 Bluetooth Module

Where can i find all drivers for Windows XP???
I have already formated the HDD(320GB) into 3 partitions(25, 25 ,270)
When i try to boot from Win XP CD ...i get Blue Screen...
I want to install Win XP...
Please Help!!!!
 
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dubey.vibhu

Good to be among u all..
Hello Guys,

I want to buy a laptop in the range of rupees 22000/- to 28000/- maximum. Please suggest the best performer brand in this range.

Kindly tell me the best one between Compaq and Acer..

I would like to have Windows 7 or Vista installed..

The necessities are as under:-

1. Good Processor Speed(Core 2 Duo is desirable)
2. Good RAM (Min 2 GB)
3. Screen size (Atleast 14 inch ...15 inch is desirable)
4. Minimum 2-3 USB Ports
5. Nice Speakers
6. Minimum 250GB Hard Disk
7. DVD Writer
8. Webcam
9. Microphone
10. HDMI Ports
11. Wireless LAN 802.11b/g
12. High speed 56K modem
13. Memory card reader
14. Nice Battery life

Additional things(better if included) :-

1. Graphics Card

Any recommendation would be highly appreciated..

Thanks in advance..
 
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