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Needs Gaming Laptop ; [65k ~ 70k] ; [15" - 17"] ;

This one is going to be my 1st Lappie. I never wanted Laptop as it was never the same replacement for my Desktop monster. But the office work is really forcing me to take one.

What is your budget? (INR or USD) 65k ~ 70k INR
What size & weight consideration (if any) would you prefer?
  1. 17"
  2. 15"
Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?No specific preference as such as long as they are well built. But i dont want Macs as I cannot play games
What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
  1. Gaming
  2. Office Tools
  3. Learning
  4. Entertainment
  5. and Multimedia tasks like video conversion, Photoshop


What screen resolution(s) & type (glossy/matte) would you prefer?
  • Screen Resolution : 1600 x 900 or higher [atleast 1366 x 768]
  • Type : Doesnt matter much even then , Matte finish preferred over Glossy.
Anything else you would like to say? (eg: local purchase, ASS,matte/glossy finish)
  • CPU : Looking for 4th Gen or 3rd Gen i5 or i7 or AMD equivalent if we have something in this range
  • GPU : 650M GT or higher
  • RAM : 8GB DDR3 or higher
  • HDD : SSD + 750 GB if possible or 1TB
  • Display : Touch ? :mrgreen:
  • Keyboard : Back lit if possible
  • Speaker : JBL speaker like in Dell XPS 15 or better.
  • OS : Not really required. I'm haapy with DOS or linux.


Laptops Under Consideration :
  1. Lenovo Ideapad Y500 (59-379647)
  2. This one is little above my budget , but impressed. hp-envy-touchsmart-15-j001tx-laptop



One more thing wanted to add, how to protect this thing , we have any insurance which covers theft protection ?
Also , can we use a sim card to connect to internet ? I had seen a sim card slot in one of my friends lap.
 
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Cons of HP :
- No DVD drive
- Lower performance GPU for price

Cons of Y500:
Low resolution display

Decide accordingly....... Wait if u can for a month or two
 

RON28

Cyborg Agent
also add this cons in HP laptop

paying 78k but laptop has poor contrast ratio with poor brightness level.
 

Gtb93

In the zone
Yeah there will be newer models if you wait. Dell, samsung, lenovo etc are yet to release their laptops with 4th gen intel proccys.
 

RON28

Cyborg Agent
safest bet is to get Lenovo Y500 for gaming, atleast it has a decent screen, HP had provided dull screen for 78K lappy.
 
Re: Needs Gaming Laptop ; [65k ~ 70k] ; [15" - 17"] ;

Not sure whether waiting for 510P and other 4th Gen laptops is a good bet or not. Don't think anything will be priced similar to Y500. :-D

How is Dell 17R Turbo compared to Y500 ?
 

RON28

Cyborg Agent
Dell 17R is a good option too, why? Because it has GDDR5 GT 650M but only downside is processor is I5 3210M, if they would have given I7 quad core, it would have compete with Lenovo Y500.
 
Dell 17R is having i7.

It has full HD with 17"
+
32GB SSD.

Only thing is it has only 650M whereas Y500 has 750M.

Dell 17R Turbo gone missing from Dell india site.
Should I expect a new model with Haswell and 780M(atleast 750M) :-D
or
permanent discontinuation... ?? :-(
 

sam_738844

Wise Old Owl
Re: Needs Gaming Laptop ; [65k ~ 70k] ; [15" - 17"] ;

^^ Very remote chance of getting a 780M withing 70-80K range in India its a GTX series card not GT, 750M ...yes...there will be new models around diwali with haswell and 7XXM. Y500 with 750M is a worthy choice.

Not sure whether waiting for 510P and other 4th Gen laptops is a good bet or not. Don't think anything will be priced similar to Y500. :-D

How is Dell 17R Turbo compared to Y500 ?

Not the good bet, the best....the lineup has not shown its face yet properly. Haswell and GT7XX will be hot.
 

sam_738844

Wise Old Owl
RON ...very good one, but a lil more waiting can save those ~60K bucks (+) over a 4th gen and 750M. We should promote and guide people to hold for another refresh. Honestly not with the high-end H/W i have , but with the latest gen less TDP intel and 700M GPU Boost 2.0, its an awesome experience. Guys deserve a chance.
 

RON28

Cyborg Agent
Yeah but in India Haswell are going to be very pricy for initial months, if budget is high better to get Imported ones like you did.
 
Re: Needs Gaming Laptop ; [65k ~ 70k] ; [15" - 17"] ;


This is having i5 version with 4GB RAM. Y500 weighs more when compared to this, ryt ?

Very weird...!!

Talked to Dell Service guys. One guy said it is out of stock and will be back by two weeks.And Dell plans to introduce Haswell by October only.

Another guy said it is permanently discontinued. And Haswell may come by next month Beginning

Dont know what is the truth :-(
 
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