Laptop/Ultrabook <55k

aakashblue

Broken In
1) What is your budget? (INR or USD)

INR 45-55k

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

13.3 - 14"


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

Reading (Would prefer anti-glare/ matte screen), browsing, occasional movies

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

HDD ~ 1TB, Processor i5 4th gen

4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
a. Like: lenovo, hp, dell, asus
b. Dislike: acer, sony

Not sure about Asus reliability vis-a-vis lenovo, would appreciate if reliability of the above brands can be compared


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) )



Will provide any other details if required. Thanks!
 
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aakashblue

Broken In
Look at mac book air or Lenovo Yoga.

Already considering macbook air, though will have to stretch budget for it. Would prefer Windows over OSX.

Not sure about Lenovo Yoga though, is it available in i5 or above? The model I checked comes with 128GB SSD.

Also, perhaps a noob query, but still need clarity on this - better processor vs SSD - how will each affect performance?

Thanks for response!
 

seamon

Superhuman Spambot
Already considering macbook air, though will have to stretch budget for it. Would prefer Windows over OSX.

Not sure about Lenovo Yoga though, is it available in i5 or above? The model I checked comes with 128GB SSD.

Also, perhaps a noob query, but still need clarity on this - better processor vs SSD - how will each affect performance?

Thanks for response!

Depends entirely on your usage but looking at your usage, I would say that even a core i3 would suffice. SSDs are really helpful when multi-tasking. Your laptop will NEVER hang, literally.
A core i5 is good for gaming etc.
 

Monk

Journeyman
+1 for Macbook Air, although be aware that base model MBA comes with 128GB SSD only. So you will have to carry an external HDD, your usage is minimal and extended battery life of MBA will be a boon for you. Specially if you like to surf on the go. On that being said, if you don't like the idea of OSX you can try the Lenovo Flex.
 
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aakashblue

Broken In
Depends entirely on your usage but looking at your usage, I would say that even a core i3 would suffice. SSDs are really helpful when multi-tasking. Your laptop will NEVER hang, literally.
A core i5 is good for gaming etc.

And what about Hybrid drives? HDD + SSD.

+1 for Macbook Air, although be aware that base model MBA comes with 128GB SSD only. So you will have to carry an external HDD, your usage is minimal and extended battery life of MBA will be a boon for you. Specially if you like to surf on the go. On that being said, if you don't like the idea of OSX you can try the Lenovo Flex.

Flex is one of the models I am considering. Fits the bill. Thanks!

I would go for yoga. It is beauty with style.

Which particular version of yoga? Is any available with ~13-14 inch screen size?
 

seamon

Superhuman Spambot
And what about Hybrid drives? HDD + SSD.



Flex is one of the models I am considering. Fits the bill. Thanks!



Which particular version of yoga? Is any available with ~13-14 inch screen size?

I would choose a pure ssd over any hybrid drive every freakin time.
 
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