Laptop Buying Advice Required (Buying from US)


Cyborg Agent
A possibility has opened up for me to get a laptop from the US. So I'm looking for laptops right now. I had earlier planned to do it in the summer.

1) What is your budget? (INR or USD)
Around 650$ (35-40k)

2) What size & weight consideration (if any) would you prefer?

  • Netbook; 11" - 10” screen or less
  • Thin and Light; 12" - 14" screen
  • Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
  • Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen

15"-16" would do fine!

3) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?

Web Surfing, Movies and Mid-Level gaming.

5) Any typical configuration in your mind you're eying for ?

Not really. Clueless.

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

NO. Would stay away from laptops which has reported issues.

6) Anything else you would like to say?

  • Screen resolution ( 768p (HD) / 900p / 1080p (Full HD) )
  • Battery back up ( normal (3-4hrs) / extended (5-7hrs) )
  • Purchase place ( Online (eg - flipkart, infibeam) / Local / Abroad (do mention the country) )

768p would do fine but would be really glad if I can get HD resolution in my budget.
Battery backup should be average. Should last a movie.
Purchase Place: Abroad

Is it worth it to buy it from abroad? How much will I benefit? What about the warranty policy? What kind of problems can I face?

I wouldn't mind buying it here itself if it won't make much difference.

Thank You!

Some companies provide international warranty like Lenovo & ASUS. ADP won't work here if bought from abroad, but still you have a year of warranty


Cyborg Agent
Bump! This is urgent...

* Any comments on this one?


Broken In
There's no doubt that buying laptops from online store of abroad (international eg: US) site, would not let you save money however buying from online stores in India like or will help you bag more money savings along-with brand warranty & service.
Considering your selected specs you can review Acer Aspire R7 Core i5-3337U, Lenovo G510 59402513 Haswell Core i3-4000MQ 15 to 16 inch range laptops.


Cyborg Agent
Update: No longer buying from US. Looking for a good one in India. Budget extended to 45k max.

This Acer Aspire E1-572G looks enticing. Also has a Full HD Display. Very Rare at this price. But, could not find any other site than HS18, Snapdeal and Flipkart say that it has a Full HD Display.

Acer Aspire E1-572G Notebook (4th Gen Ci5/ 4GB/ 750GB/ Win8/ 2GB Graph) (NX.M8JSI.002) Rs.46615 Price in India - Buy Acer Aspire E1-572G Notebook (4th Gen Ci5/ 4GB/ 750GB/ Win8/ 2GB Graph) (NX.M8JSI.002) Black Online - Acer:

Other option in mind is the Lenovo G505s *
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