buying a laptop

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  1. plasmafire

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    need the cheapest buy...

    i mostly read PDFs..whitepapers etc..
    need to write code.. JAVA, maybe .net..sometime later
    no games..maybe simple chess etc.
    no hi fi sound needed, but spkrs i want..

    most impt must be realllllly light, easy 2 carry...

    BTW how much is a sony vaio(grey mkt)???can it do the above??
     
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    hotspot connectivity also needed
     
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    sony vaios are expensice compared to its equivalents available. .
    company wise its real good
    ull get varied configs for a particular budget
    ( btw u didnt \post ur budget)
    other companies which are good are acer, dell
    if u dont get "hotspot connectivity" ( which i assume u mean wireless lan ) u can get a pcmcia card
    anywho ... i think for u the centrino series is the best ... tho that does come a lil expensive
    but it supports high batter life ... inbuilt wifib ... and a mobil processor which consunmes less power
    i think with all this ... ull get a sub 50k notebook ...
    maybe ard 40k ... that should be a good buy for u
    wait for others to post specific models with price ..
    i just tried to give u a guideline ... hope it helps even a lil
     
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    abt 50k will do
     
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    but budget is prtty flexy
     
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    I agree with theraven

    a centrino around 50K - 60K will do fine for you, it will have wireless lan and other features.

    look for Dell prices.
     
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    what is actually a centrino? how is it difft from one we can put together?? i can take tech info so plzz tell me in a sentence,..as well as find me some resources.

    thx mates..i donno wat i'd do without u..
     
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    the Intel Centrino processor is specifically designed for laptops.
    It consumes less battery power and heats up less.
    It supports 2 MB L2 Cache memory.
    hence, it is fast and runs cool.
     
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    so....centrino ia just a processor, not a platform??

    plzz post a link
     
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    If u can wait .....then i'd suggest that u wait for a Laptop based on the Intels latest processor Dothan. Its a very good M processor i heard.
     
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    o yeah ..
    the dothan vs the banias war
    lol
    yeah i agree if u can wait wait for it ... but dunno when its gonna be out
    centrino is kind of a processor and not a platform
    its more of a technology for processors where they have integrated 3 things on that one chip ...
    dun have any links ... but u can google it
     
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    well dothan is likely to b prohibtively costly.. atleast, now that centrino 'll take a bak seat..i'll get it a bit cheaper.. love the vaio tho... :sad: how much doz it cost plzz.
     
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    DUDE ALL YOUR IDEAS ARE NICE AND INVEST THE MAXIMUM SINCE FUTURE UPGRADATION IS SO HARD...MORE OVER WHICH EVER BRAND YOU TAKE NEVER GO FOR AN ACER....I AM A TROUBLED USER AND I KNOW ATLEAST 5+ PEOPLE SUFFERING AFTER BUYING AN ACER LAPTOP ...(MAIN PROBLEM IS ANTS ARE GETTING INSIDE THE LAPTOP) I DONT KNOW THEY SHIPPED FREE SWEETS AS GIFT INSIDE ACER LAPTOPS
     
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    @anoop i donno how u manage 2 crack jokes dude..thanx 4 advice..

    got info fm Intel site abt centrino.. looks good.i'll get that.. now, abt brands... what shud i go in 4?? Dell IBM Compaq...:shrug:Sony VAIO

    lol u can't cure some ppl I'm in love with Sony VAIO.
     
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    agreed
    the sony's are sweet
    if u want one and can afford it .. go get it
    u wont repent
    i disagree with anoop tho .... no offence ofcourse
    i own an acer ferrari 3000 ... and i have absolutely no problems with it
    as for ants gettin into it .. lol .. thats funny if it was meant to be a joke ...
    apart from that .. its not the laptops fault ... any laptop will have an exhaust and other holes where ants can get in ...
    it just depends on the environment u keep it in ...
    again im sorry if i offend u ... just posting my experience of an acer
    back to u plasma fire ... i have my priority list like this
    1)acer ferrari 3000 ( which i already got .... and its fully loaded with awesome looks )
    PS: this isnt for ur requirements
    2) any sony vaio .. they are wayy too good ...
    3) DELL
    4) compaq
    5) IBM
    the rest are crap
     
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    mmmmmmm yummmmmm ferrrrari... (I'll dream abt it, how much?)

    how are the vaios costwise?? plzz gimme a figure...

    DELL n IBM i know...(i ain't takin compaq)
     
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    the issue with sony vaios is that they are very expensive. 4 some reason sony charges a premium. other mnaufacturers can give u the same config 4 a cheaper cost. dell is a good choice.
     
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    But a lappy isn't juz 4 the config, is it??
    I know Dell has a good support policy as well.

    even then.. the Ferrari or the Vaio is a statement. I'd like to know wahtz da price of a good impression. ferrari as well as Vaio.
     
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    ferrari i got my hands on for INR 88k
     
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