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Need Suggestions on laptop

ajayritik

Technomancer
I'm looking for my first laptop. I maybe moving to US and hence may need a laptop. Highly inclined towards Mac Laptop since wanted to experience how the Mac OS is like. I'm ok spending more than a windows laptop.
Main uses will be as follows:
1. Watching Videos/Movies
2. Working on MS-Office some office related documentation on the MS-Office Suite
3. Usual net surfing.

I know many people may suggest for the above usage a windows based laptop may suffice. But I just wanted to try the Apple one just for a change. I may also need to play some CD/DVD on the laptop occasionally not sure how that will work.

Thanks in advance.
 
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ajayritik

ajayritik

Technomancer
mention your budget :facepalm:

Sorry Saiyan. Budget is bare minimum I have no idea what's the price range for apple laptops.

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Hi I am Ravishankar Kunnath, please provide your email ID so that I can have a word with you regarding the laptop which you are looking for and if you are purchasing it online it would be great.

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Hi I am Ravishankar Kunnath, please provide your email ID so that I can have a word with you regarding the laptop which you are looking for and if you are purchasing it online it would be great.

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Hi, if you are looking to buy the product with 1 or 2% cash back on the product amount let me know, I will help you out.

Regards,
Ravishankar Kunnath

WTF! :(

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Mention budget & I will suggest buying it from USA as Apple products & laptops are over priced in India + less choice available here

If my stay in US is not for more than a year or two will that be a problem. I remember one of my friend who came back from US to India had to invest in some annual maintenance plan for his MAC.
I really don't want a very high end model. Just a decent model.
 

SaiyanGoku

kamehameha!!
Sorry Saiyan. Budget is bare minimum I have no idea what's the price range for apple laptops.

Get that Dell inspiron 15 with 960M for 800$. Then if you ever decide to take it back here, you'll get extended warranty for much less. Better than spending 1500$+ on a much underpowered macbook. And if you need portability, just get a surface pro 3/4.

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ajayritik

ajayritik

Technomancer
Get that Dell inspiron 15 with 960M for 800$. Then if you ever decide to take it back here, you'll get extended warranty for much less. Better than spending 1500$+ on a much underpowered macbook. And if you need portability, just get a surface pro 3/4.

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Buddy somehow I feel need to give the Mac a try. Always wanted to own it.
 
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ajayritik

ajayritik

Technomancer
Your usage are normal usage so you go with whatever laptop you want...

That was such a soul searching reply.
Thanks buddy

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Looks like I will have to opt for a non-mac Laptop as of now.
What are the best bets?
I always thought Sony Vaio is the best available in market followed by Dell, HP & Lenovo.
 
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ajayritik

ajayritik

Technomancer
Two things why I'm thinking not to go for Mac is
1. Every year warranty that seems to be a lot
2. Compatibility that is usage of various softwares on MAC.
 

Akshay

Cyborg Agent
Having used Macbooks for a long time now, I would definitely advice you to go with Mac esp. for speed, reliability and resale value. If your budget is not too high, you can go for Macbook Air. Though expensive at first, Macs tend to last longer than other brands and command a good resale value. Only drawback is no cd/dvd drive.
 
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ajayritik

ajayritik

Technomancer
Having used Macbooks for a long time now, I would definitely advice you to go with Mac esp. for speed, reliability and resale value. If your budget is not too high, you can go for Macbook Air. Though expensive at first, Macs tend to last longer than other brands and command a good resale value. Only drawback is no cd/dvd drive.

What are some good basic models that you would advise?
Starting price?
Akshay I'm just worried about the yearly maintenance plan when I'm in India.
 

Stormbringer

Ambassador of Buzz
Two things why I'm thinking not to go for Mac is
1. Every year warranty that seems to be a lot
2. Compatibility that is usage of various softwares on MAC.

1.You are not obliged to get extended warranty every year. Any serious hardware defect will show up in the first year itself and standard 1 year warranty will cover it.
>The one your friend bought maybe the Apple care protection(extended warranty). IIRC Apple care is not International warranty. Applecare makes sense if you are buying a very expensive MAC like that 3000$ Dustbin looking MAC.

2.Depends on the software you/the company you work for uses. You will with get alternatives for most. Better ask your colleagues in the USA office. For personal use like browsing, movies,music and MS Office Suite,no need to worry. But do keep in mind the hardware compability of peripherals such as External hard drives,printers etc

Note:My suggestion ,look at refurbished 13" Apple Macbook Air.It will cost you less and they provide the complete 1 year warranty that a brand new Macbook gets. Macbook Air doesn't have optical drive though.You can get an external ones.

P.S. Whichever laptop you decide,buy in USA. Apple,Dell,Asus(conditions apply) provide International warranty.
 
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ajayritik

ajayritik

Technomancer
2.Depends on the software you/the company you work for uses. You will with get alternatives for most. Better ask your colleagues in the USA office. For personal use like browsing, movies,music and MS Office Suite,no need to worry. But do keep in mind the hardware compability of peripherals such as External hard drives,printers etc

P.S. Whichever laptop you decide,buy in USA. Apple,Dell,Asus(conditions apply) provide International warranty.
This will be for personal use strictly and not for any official work.
May need MS-Office for sure to work on any presentations, excel, MS-Word stuff.
Also for playing videos and surfing the net.
If I come back to India then it maybe challenge with DVD ROM Drive, installing other softwares.

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Prices look little high hence will be checking if these guys offer any EMI thing.
 

Stormbringer

Ambassador of Buzz
This will be for personal use strictly and not for any official work.
May need MS-Office for sure to work on any presentations, excel, MS-Word stuff.
Also for playing videos and surfing the net.
If I come back to India then it maybe challenge with DVD ROM Drive, installing other softwares.

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Prices look little high hence will be checking if these guys offer any EMI thing.

MacBook Pro have CD/DVD Drives but they cost more than Air series. MS Office 2016 available for Mac. Where are you buying the laptop ?
 
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