Laptop Decision

Discussion in 'Hardware Q&A' started by asingh, Aug 5, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. asingh

    asingh New Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2008
    Messages:
    5,317
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    New Delhi
    Hi,

    My friend wants to buy a laptop, and the budget is maximum 35K, can go upto 37K (this would include VAT/Shipping/Accessories)

    Requirements:

    1. Non Gaming.
    2. Non programming.
    3. Original OS.
    4. Good looks.

    I narrowed down to the two:

    1. DELL Inspiron 15" (S540503IN8 ) - ~RS. 36,900
    Intel C2D T6500
    3GB RAM
    320GB HDD
    15.6" Display
    Intel Graphics Accelerator 4500
    Vista Premium x32

    2. LENOVO G - 430 Series (4152C2Q) - ~RS. 35,000
    Intel C2D T6400
    3GB RAM
    250GB HDD
    14.1" Display
    Intel Graphics Accelerator 4500
    Vista Basic x32
    Integrated Camera with Face Recognition


    Both have:

    1. Card Readers.
    2. DVD +RW.
    3. Carry bag.

    Which would be a better option. I do not have any experience with Lenovo. Other suggestions are most welcome.

    thanks...

    Anil
     
  2. kjd_1122

    kjd_1122 Crossbow

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Hyd, India
    Go with the Dell one, within 2 models. You will not have to worry about after sales service. And Also that inspiron model is coming with optional Blu-ray drive (At the cost 0f 5K). So later on you can also see blu-ray on your lappy.
    Plus this will be coming with HD ready 720p (13xx X 720) resolution.

    Compared to Lenovo It's having bigger screen, Vista Premium, and wide range of upgrade options.

    But including VAT/TAX these laptops will cost you beyond 37K IMO.

    Here are some other models for you.
    1) Compaq Presario CQ40-317TU Notebook PC (NJ182PA)
    http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/in/en/ho/WF06b/321957-321957-3329742-89318-89318-3781140-3870911.html
    8)2) Dell Inspiron 14-Back to college
    http://www1.ap.dell.com/in/en/home/...aspx?refid=laptop-inspiron-14&s=dhs&cs=indhs1
    3) HCL Leaptop K38
    http://www.hclleaptops.in/

    (Prices are alredy indicated in related pages)

    There are other brands Like HCL, Acer, Toshiba etc etc. as you know.
    But IMO I would go with Dell Inspiron 14 BAck to college edition.
    IT will definitely get covered within you budget. And You will enjoy with your lappy.
     
  3. foruamit2004

    foruamit2004 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Acer 5738z ~ 27 - 27.5 k can also serve your peupose. has all the things that you get in dell inspiron ( may not be LED). check the specifications -

    # Windows Vista® Home
    # Intel® Pentium® mobile processor T4200 (1 MB L2 cache, 2GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 35 W) supporting Intel® 64 architecture
    # Mobile Intel® GL40 Express Chipset
    # 802.11b/g/Draft-N Wi-Fi supporting Acer SignalUp™ wireless technology
    # Up to 4 GB DDR3 1067 MHz memory (Up to 8GB using two soDIMM modules (for 64-bit OS))
    # Display 15.6-inch HD 1366×768 pixel resolution, high-brightness
    # Acer CineCrystal™ TFT LCD,16:9 aspect ratio,8 ms high-def response time
    # Graphics Mobile Intel® GL40 Express Chipset with integrated 3D graphics, featuring Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M (Intel® GMA 4500M) with up to 1759 MB of Intel® Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0 , supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 10
    # Dual independent display support
    # Audio
    # Dolby®8-optimized surround sound system with two built-in stereo speakers
    # Storage
    # 160/250/320/500 GB or larger hard disk drive
    # 5-in-1 card reader, supporting Secure Digital™ (SD) Card,
    # MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick™ (MS), Memory
    # Stick PRO™ (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card™ (xD)
    # Optical media drive1 DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
    # I/O ports:
    # 5-in-1 card reader (SD™, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD)
    # Four USB 2.0 ports
    # Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader1
    # HDMI™ port with HDCP support
    # External display (VGA) port
    # Headphone/speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF support
    # Microphone-in jack
    # Line-in jack
    # Ethernet (RJ-45) port
    # Modem (RJ-11) port
    # DC-in jack for AC adapter
     
  4. saqib_khan

    saqib_khan I M A *STAR*

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2007
    Messages:
    852
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Planet Earth
    Yes, +1 Acer 5738z. Its a good lappy and is really a great VFM.
     
  5. Vensanga

    Vensanga Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2009
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    New Delhi
    Yap, go for Acer its more cheaper than others but have all the same confi...some of the lappy were just costly becoz of their fame...
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page