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dashing.sujay

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I would suggest the Inspiron 14 as well, these ultrabook ULV is fine for basic usage but for programming its better to get a laptop with full power i5. Also Dell is a safe choice as it has the best after sales and support in India. :)

True, i5-3317U is actually slower than even i3-2330M, so basically 53k for Envy is too much. If you're ready to shell out that much cash, then buy that Vaio (SVE14A15FN : E Series : VAIO™ Laptop & Computer : Sony India).

@ Rider, don't type too fast. Or use spellcheck. :) Just a kind advice. Many of your posts are difficult to comprehend.

grammar
 

rider

as Kratos
Just go through your posts in this thread once buddy, you'll know.
okay sony fanboy!

True, i5-3317U is actually slower than even i3-2330M, so basically 53k for Envy is too much. If you're ready to shell out that much cash, then buy that Vaio (SVE14A15FN : E Series : VAIO™ Laptop & Computer : Sony India).



grammar

You seem to be a grammar nazi. Why don't you help me in finding grammatical mistakes. And about laptop do you know hp envy 4 a core-i5 ULV processor laptop will give upto 7 hours of battery backup and weighs 550g less. :)
 

randomuser111

Technomancer
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See Love, me being a Sony fanboy has nothing to do with it. I didn't even write the word Sony in this thread. I only said that as I've noticed since long that many of your posts are really difficult to understand because of some spelling/grammar errors. I just asked you to be a little careful and avoid such mistakes so everyone can comprehend your posts easily.

And anyway coming to your claim about the Envy battery life, this shows who is real fanboy. 7 hours is just HP claim, you will not get 7 hours with it. Even Flipkart user review says 5 hours. But since you will want more concrete proof than that. Here it is

Test HP Envy 6-1000sg Ultrabook - Notebookcheck.com Tests

And now compare the above figure (5h 51mins) with the figure of a similar Sony Vaio as Sujay recommended (6 hours 20 mins)

Quick Review Sony Vaio SV-E14A1M6EW Notebook - Notebookcheck.net Reviews

So even though on paper the ULV CPU should deliver better battery life, it's not actually the case as battery life does not depend on the CPU alone.
 

rider

as Kratos
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See Love, me being a Sony fanboy has nothing to do with it. I didn't even write the word Sony in this thread. I only said that as I've noticed since long that many of your posts are really difficult to understand because of some spelling/grammar errors. I just asked you to be a little careful and avoid such mistakes so everyone can comprehend your posts easily.

And anyway coming to your claim about the Envy battery life, this shows who is real fanboy. 7 hours is just HP claim, you will not get 7 hours with it. Even Flipkart user review says 5 hours. But since you will want more concrete proof than that. Here it is

Test HP Envy 6-1000sg Ultrabook - Notebookcheck.com Tests

And now compare the above figure (5h 51mins) with the figure of a similar Sony Vaio as Sujay recommended (6 hours 20 mins)

Quick Review Sony Vaio SV-E14A1M6EW Notebook - Notebookcheck.net Reviews

So even though on paper the ULV CPU should deliver better battery life, it's not actually the case as battery life does not depend on the CPU alone.

Sorry, if anything bothers you about calling you sony fanboy! I will not repeat saying this, okay. But you always agree that you are sony fanboy, what happen this time. And you avatar of sony clearly shows how love sony, its cool.
And stop it you I'm not a fan of any specific brand like you, I not always put sony vaio in suggestion like you, so think of it. And yes battery is upto 7 hours not only by hp, but also by users who are using this laptop. And stop giving me proof specs of flipkart, specs of battery life in flipkart are not always right, its just a shopping site. And stop giving me tests of other laptop like you do. I suggested Hp envy 4, the 14" model not hp envy 6 the bigger 15.6" laptop with 4 cell battery. :)
 
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randomuser111

Technomancer
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Well then you show us proof of the 7 hours battery life claim, then we shall believe you. Go ahead.

Oh and I don't think I have suggested Vaio as many times as you have suggested HP in each and every thread. :p

P.S. This post above is a perfect example of what me and Dashing.Sujay are trying to tell you. Let me help you find grammatical errors in this post.

Sorry, if anything bothers you about calling you sony fanboy! I will not repeat saying this, okay. But you always agree that you are sony fanboy, what happen this time. And you avatar of sony clearly shows how love sony, its cool.

And stop it you I'm not a fan of any specific brand like you, I not always put sony vaio in suggestion like you, so think of it. And yes battery is upto 7 hours not only by hp, but also by users who are using this laptop. And stop giving me proof specs of flipkart, specs of battery life in flipkart are not always right, its just a shopping site. And stop giving me tests of other laptop like you do. I suggested Hp envy 4, the 14" model not hp envy 6 the bigger 15.6" laptop with 4 cell battery.
 
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rider

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I've not any specific proof right now for telling you that it has battery upto 7 hours, but as far i know by users it gives that much battery life in power saving mode, radeon graphic off and wifi on.
In laptop mag review:
During the LAPTOP Battery test, which involves continuous Web surfing via Wi-Fi, the Envy 4 lasted 6 hours and 18 minutes.
LINK
And thanks to tell me about my grammatical mistakes, i will try to avoid.
 

randomuser111

Technomancer
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Isn't that same as the notebookcheck figure I provided ? Just 25 mins more. And definitely not 7 hours.

Envy 4 battery life reported by major review sites

Cnet - 5.5 hours
Slashgear -5 hours
PCMagazine - 5.45 hours
DigitalTrends - 6 hours


And btw Envy 4 and Envy 6 both have 4 cell battery only.

So battery life gain is negligible, but performance difference between ULV i5 and full power i5 is HUGE. 20-30% faster.
 
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Dev_t

Broken In
Hi guys, thanks for your valuable advices. I really appreciate you sharing the insights. I couldn't post early as I was comparing the different options. My findings are:

1. Currently the products having a 3rd gen core i5 processor and a solid state drive have the core i5 3317u (ultra low voltage) processor. Its clock speed is quite less than the normal 3rd gen processors like core i5 3210m (standard power) processors, 1.7GHz vs 2.5GHz respectively. Will an SSD be able to offset the lack in the clock speed?

2. I am currently inclined towards a product with a core i5 3210m due to more processing power than core i5 3317u. But they are all in 15 inch screen. That means more power consumption and lesser battery life and that offsets the power saving advantage of 3rd gen processors. So as an alternate I was thinking of opting for a 2nd generation core i5 processor like 2450m which has the same clock speed as that of 3rd generation 3210m.

3. I have seen all the brands and I am preferring Dell over the others as I find them more value for money. For choices in Dell I have:
Inspiron 14z with corei5 3317u and SSD
Inspiron 15r Special Edition with core i5 3210m
Inspiron 15r with core i5 3210m

4. With those options I was considering another choice.
upgrade RAM in 15r SE from 4G to 8G (7k extra) vs upgrade to core i7 3632QM processor, quad core(6k extra).
If any of you has purchased a Dell, please post about the taxes which are to be paid extra from the advertised online price.

Thanx a lot,
Devesh
 

dashing.sujay

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1) Yes.

2) I also vote for 3210M.

3) Dell != VFM. Instead have a look at HP ProBook 4430s (14", with 2430M @ 35k)

4) Stick with i5.
 
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