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Laptop for CSE Student

Okay. So after a lot of research and questioning, I've fixated on the following. Please help me choose the best one:
1. HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ak007TX (I am getting manufacturer warranty but can I extend it? Also, since it is imported from Thailand, will India's ambient temperature cause a problem? P.S. HP Pavilion Gaming 15 AK007TX Core I7 6700HQ 4GB 1TB 15 6" Fullhd 4GB Graph | eBay)
2. HP Pavillion 15-ab523TX
3. HP Pavilion 15-ab205tx
4. Asus R510JX-DM230T
5. ASUS A550JX-XX142D

I have shortlisted these laptops and now have to make the final decision. Please help me make it. Appreciate the help!
XD. sorry for unnecessary off-topic.
 
Will it really take long to get the parts? That's a bummer. The seller on ebay claims that the laptop uses all the parts available in India and that the only thing is that HP never made the series available in India so there won't be a problem with warranty. Is he honest? I found the ak007TX to be the best of all I saw and want to get it. All I care now is the warranty extension and if I would get the parts easily. For example, the keyboard on the laptop has that alphabets as well. So I my keyboard has a problem, wouldn't it be difficult to get the parts? And what about the ambient temperature thing? Also, please see HP pavilion au008TX and tell is its good.

Give me a link to au008TX, I'm unable to find it

I think getting parts will be a problem as that model isn't available in India. If it had been available then there would have been no issues
 
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GamerSlayer

GamerSlayer

ProdiGeek
Give me a link to au008TX, I'm unable to find it

I think getting parts will be a problem as that model isn't available in India. If it had been available then there would have been no issues

Okay. I checked with HP customer care and warranty on the ak007TX seems to be a problem. I need other options now. I'm considering the Asus R510JX, HP ab523TX or HP au009TX (I got the model number wrong, I apologize). Which should I pick? Will the 4th gen i7 on the Asus matter? For the record, it's not a ULV processor.
 
Okay. I checked with HP customer care and warranty on the ak007TX seems to be a problem. I need other options now. I'm considering the Asus R510JX, HP ab523TX or HP au009TX (I got the model number wrong, I apologize). Which should I pick? Will the 4th gen i7 on the Asus matter? For the record, it's not a ULV processor.

I'm listing pros(+) n cons(-) of each

Asus R510JX:
+Best CPU (quad core i7) & GPU (GTX950M) for the price
-Average battery life
-4GB RAM soldered in board, only 1 additional RAM slot which already has a 4GB RAM (max RAM 12GB possible)

HP au
+Slim & light
-ULV CPU, average GPU

HP ab523
+Cheaper than competition
-ULV CPU, average GPU

I'll recommend Asus, if battery life & a bit bulkiness isn't a problem. You can play new games too.

For college works you don't need a high performance laptop. If you are not so into gaming, you can save money & buy HP ab 205TX for 50k (Add a 8GB RAM & SSD maybe for better performance in day to day tasks) [I've mentioned it earlier too]

Asus has a back to college offer too
Register | ASUS Back To School Offe
 
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GamerSlayer

GamerSlayer

ProdiGeek
I'm listing pros(+) n cons(-) of each

Asus R510JX:
+Best CPU (quad core i7) & GPU (GTX950M) for the price
-Average battery life
-4GB RAM soldered in board, only 1 additional RAM slot which already has a 4GB RAM (max RAM 12GB possible)

HP au
+Slim & light
-ULV CPU, average GPU

HP ab523
+Cheaper than competition
-ULV CPU, average GPU

I'll recommend Asus, if battery life & a bit bulkiness isn't a problem. You can play new games too.

For college works you don't need a high performance laptop. If you are not so into gaming, you can save money & buy HP ab 205TX for 50k (Add a 8GB RAM & SSD maybe for better performance in day to day tasks) [I've mentioned it earlier too]

Asus has a back to college offer too
Register | ASUS Back To School Offe

You know my requirements. I won't be playing games at all and even if I do, it won't be anything more than CS GO. Which should I go for then? Do you know any other laptop that doesn't have a ULV processor and still is priced less than 60k? Also what would be your absolute preference if you were in my place?
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
All laptops in India have ULV processors only & considering your requirements this should not be an issue.Since you are not much of a gamer i don't see any reason for you to even consider laptops like HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ak007TX & Asus R510JX which are meant for gaming as main usage.
 
You know my requirements. I won't be playing games at all and even if I do, it won't be anything more than CS GO. Which should I go for then? Do you know any other laptop that doesn't have a ULV processor and still is priced less than 60k? Also what would be your absolute preference if you were in my place?

I've been saying this again & again, get HP ab 205tx & save money. You don't need a 60k laptop

You don't need a non ULV processor. ULV processors are good for normal usage. It gives better battery life
 
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GamerSlayer

GamerSlayer

ProdiGeek
All laptops in India have ULV processors only & considering your requirements this should not be an issue.Since you are not much of a gamer i don't see any reason for you to even consider laptops like HP Pavilion Gaming 15-ak007TX & Asus R510JX which are meant for gaming as main usage.

I've been saying this again & again, get HP ab 205tx & save money. You don't need a 60k laptop

You don't need a non ULV processor. ULV processors are good for normal usage. It gives better battery life

Okay. HP ab205TX seems absolutely fine but the lack of backlit keyboard is a letdown. The next update to the ab523TX is the au084TX which seems impressive. The only difference apparently is the bump in specs and the change in hinge design due to which the weight has plummeted down by about 200g. Is the lack of backlit keyboard an actual letdown? If not, the Dell Inspiron 5559 also seems good. So which should I go for finally?
 
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GamerSlayer

GamerSlayer

ProdiGeek
I've decided to buy the HP au084TX but can't find any reviews whatsoever. I was going to buy the ab523TX when in came to know that it was a discontinued model and that the 084 was just an update, I don't see where I could go wrong. Do you guys know how it is?
 

AVIPI

Right off the assembly line
Guys I went ahead and bought the HP au084TX. Thanks for the help!

Congo man ,did u buy online or through retail,how much final price .I am also planning to buy that laptop,,is there any specific pro and cons ,, when u posting your review?I heard this laptop has terrific battery
 

Naveen.S

Linux User
Its available at Paytm at 56,000/-. With 10% cashback offer, effective price will be around 50,400/-. I am also thinking about buying this one and will finalize in two three days.
 

$hadow

Geek in making
Its available at Paytm at 56,000/-. With 10% cashback offer, effective price will be around 50,400/-. I am also thinking about buying this one and will finalize in two three days.

Be careful before buying from Paytm unless you're fully sure of seller.
 

AVIPI

Right off the assembly line
Be careful before buying from Paytm unless you're fully sure of seller.
Right ,, I just checked that paytm
Even the specs are different ,laptop image is different ,only the same name ,,u don't know after buying u will get another laptop
 
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