Laptop for Development @ Rs. 50-60K ($ 800)

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    Hello friends,

    I need to buy a powerful laptop for coding and development. Also I have the option of buying from USA (someone is coming from USA around Feb 22, 2018).

    1) What is your budget?
    (INR or USD)
    Rs. 50-60K in India, or $800 from USA.

    2) What size & weight consideration (if any) would you prefer?
    (a) Screen size: 14"-15" FHD
    (b) Good build quality but not too heavy & bulky.

    3) What are the primary tasks you will be performing with this notebook?
    MS Visual Studio 2017, MS SQL Server, Node, IIS, maybe Docker for containerization.

    5) Any typical configuration in your mind you're eying for ?
    Preferably a quad-core processor, maybe Intel Core i7 and SSD

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    Nothing specific; please avoid any brand with not so good quality.

    6) Anything else you would like to say?
    (a) Full HD screen is a must.
    (b) GPU is not necessary (this is NOT for gaming).
    (c) SSD for better performance, if possible.

    Q. Is it worth getting from USA; do we get warranty & support here in India?

    Thanks a lot!
     
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    MSI does not offer international warranty support for its laptops in India,even if you buy international warranty pack you will still not be able to get free support in India.According to someone here Dell allow transfer of warranty from USA to India.
     
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    ASUS VivoBook S Ultra Thin and Portable Laptop, Intel Core i7-8550U processor, 8 GB DDR4 RAM, 128 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD, 15.6" FHD WideView Display, ASUS NanoEdge Bezel, Metal Cover, S510UA-DS71 - Newegg.com
     
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    As per an ebay listing,the Dell model has two usb 3 ports & weigh 4.45 lbs while as per newegg Asus one has one usual usb 3 port & one usb 3 type C port & it weighs 3.70 lbs.I also think Asus looks better.
     
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    OK great! I've already asked my relative to get the Asus one.
    Now waiting for him to get that; he is leaving from US on 19th.
    Thanks!
     
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    you can also look into Core i5 8250U laptops , not much difference between that and i7 8550U and may save you quite a bit of money ,.. you can compare benchmarks here and see if it will be ok for your purpose..

    Processor Comparison - Head 2 Head

    laptop cooling solution makes a difference..

    they start at around 500$ in USA , and Rs 39,000 here in India with FHD screens , just confirm about SSD addition without voiding warranty ,

    if it were me i would prefer to get it from India if the price difference isn't toooo muchh , since you don't a need a GPU , you have ample budget, so look for decent model .. and you will get 3 years warranty in India in some offer .. compared to likely no warranty from USA , unless you have some relatives/friends that keep travelling regularly and can get RMA done..
     
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    Get a Dell laptop from USA if buying there. You can transfer warranty. I have done it, although from India to USA. ADP won't be transferred though.
     
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    Thanks for the update, but the laptop is already ordered. Since my relative is leaving from US on 19th, there was not much time.

    Finally we ordered the Asus one from NewEgg @ $880 (including taxes). Now the wait begins to get it here.

    Thank you friends for you valuable help and suggestions!
     
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    @gta5 : Sorry, somehow I missed your post earlier. There may not be much difference in performance between i5 and i7, but now it's already ordered.
    Also the similar model in India is at around 70K, so I think it's still good enough (56K INR from US).

    Thanks!
     
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