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aby geek

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Laptop for work (urgent)

hello everyone,

1) What is your budget?
strictly 100k for a decent laptop and medium wacom tablet.


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

mainstream screen , it should be easy on the eyes.

weight can be around 2kg.

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

primary tasks would be designing architectural walktroughs and banner and brochure design
these are the main applications that I will run:
blender
adobe cc
fluid designer
autodesk software
zbrush.

please help me choose a robust, powerful and durable machine.

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

8gb ram is fine but if 16gb is possible in this budget I would prefer that.
for processor I prefer i7
I am not well versed with laptop gpu so please suggest which are best.
I would stress on good battery life and warranty.

5) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?

a. Like: Asus, Dell, HP,
b. Dislike: no dislike brand as such but would like to steer away from issues like inergonomic keyboard and bad after sale services.

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) )

If budget allows I would like full HD resolution and 7hrs battery.
Local retail in India.
Want good after sales services and warranty.
I would like the laptop to have windows 10 pro.
I liked the asus rog gl552 but it was showing many prices like 78000 and 93k so please tell me if you think going for this is a sensible thing to do.

thanks and regards
aby
 
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aby geek

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Re: Laptop for work (urgent)

[COLOR=#555555 !important]Asus GL552VX-DM261T 15.6-inch Laptop (Core i7-6700HQ/8GB/1TB/Windows 10/4GB Graphics),

Guys is this good or should I opt for R510.
I could not find wether it has win 10 pro or home on amazon.
It says it can go upto 12gb ram so is it triple channel or will have to put 2x6gb sticks?
Would you suggest any hp or dell equivalent in its place?
Also what MSI laptops fall in this range and what heating issue bothers them?

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SaiyanGoku

kamehameha!!
Ask Azom for a quote.

I don't know about whether a maxwell quadro would perform better than current Pascal GTX GPUs in the aforementioned applications.
 
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aby geek

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Ask Azom for a quote.

I don't know about whether a maxwell quadro would perform better than current Pascal GTX GPUs in the aforementioned applications.

Thanks for your response

I checked out exigo but that is no way possible below 80k.
Even if I don't get the medium wacom tablet I cannot exceed 100k.
With wacom I have roughly 80k to work with and the Asus laptop above is all I found.
If anyone here knows of a better laptop please let me know ASAP as I have to submit the request at work urgently.
The Asus gl552vx is upgradable whereas the dell has 960m.
I don't think Geforce cards would make any difference to rendering as such but more ram would help.
And as far as quadro cards go buying a compromising 256 or 512mb card in place of a 4gb Geforce ain't worth it.
And quadro won't help in any multimedia tasks other than rendering.

I would also like to know which shop to buy it from in Delhi.

Regards
Aby
 
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aby geek

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Thanks rakesh
But as I have said before my laptop budget depends on how much of the 100k is used to buy a graphic tablet.
Wacom intuos pro small is 24k
Wacom intuos pro medium is 34k
Wacom intuos art medium is 15.5k
Intuos art is the replacement for bamboo and graphite.
There are reviews saying that the art intuos aren't good quality but some favor it over huion tablet wch is a bang for buck alternative but doesn't last long like a Wacom.

I skipped msi laptops because many people reported heat issues on them.
Even if go for intuos art I think I won't be going over the gl552vw wch is around 81k.
So if the room made by a cheaper tablet is enough to get a much better laptop please let me know?

Regards
Aby
 

TheSloth

The Slowest One
May be [MENTION=85950]Gollum[/MENTION] can help in choosing the right tablet.

May be after that you can decide how much you will be left with for the laptop.
 
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aby geek

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I am leaning towards intuos art medium what will be your suggestion then?
Do I need to go above gl552vx?
Are there any desktop pc that are more vfm than a laptop in this budget?

Thanks
Aby
 
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aby geek

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Assembled I know but are there any branded desktops that are worth buying at this price point. I highly doubt being allowed to assemble a pc at work.
 

SaiyanGoku

kamehameha!!
Assembled I know but are there any branded desktops that are worth buying at this price point. I highly doubt being allowed to assemble a pc at work.

I thought you'll be using the PC at home. You could probably ask management at work if they'll allow you to build it there only.
 
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aby geek

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Hello everyone,
How much longer will I have to wait and which laptops will definitely get 10 series gpu 1050 and 1060?

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Would you guys suggest a custom build from mvp gaming? If so what configuration should I go for below 80k?
 
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aby geek

Cyborg Agent
Hi everyone,
A very happy new year to everyone.
I hope all of you have found something new to be happy about in the new year.

I have been able to put the laptop purchase on hold up till
now but now I need to submit the request.
I am not to keen on a kaby lake setup but I definitely want Geforce 10 gpu and 16 gb ram.

Are the Asus rog gl552 going to be upgraded?
Please let me know.

I found this on amazon is it worth it and how are azom's
After sale services.

http://www.amazon.in/gp/aw/d/B00TWFPRQ6#Ask

Regards
Aby
 
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Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop - Intel i7 Quad-Core | Dell

Get the i7 one from USA. Since you won't be gaming, getting anything higher than a GTX 1050Ti would be waste of your money.
Thanks saiyan

It's not that I won't game at all but gaming is not the first priority.
I will be doing blender animations and heavy graphic design in Adobe apps.
I just want the best possible configuration if I am splurging over 100k.
And if I will have to order from US why not the Asus rog itself?
I asked about azom exigo coz I wanted to understand what all I'll get in 125k and wether I should pay more to change anything in the config or not and how good is their after sales. Also I found the price unbelievable for 32gb ddr and 64 upgradable.
I heard a new lenovo y series came for 105k how good is that.
The link you gave me is not opening on my phone so I'll take a look into and get back to you.

By the way are there any custom laptop makers in India like mvp6 and antPC?

*update*: just checked your link and the India site as well
USA site let's me configure so I got a rough amount of over 1500$ excluding shipping. That's is somewhere close to 130k-140k INR mark if not more factoring in the duties.

Dell is clueless about the new cards they are selling top end inspiron with a 7 series u processor and 940mx gpu
For 80k.
 
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aby geek

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Hi guys
I was thinking I will get a quote for azom exigo anyway but what configuration should I inquire about please tell all you know about buying from azom.


Thank in advance
Aby
 

SaiyanGoku

kamehameha!!
*update*: just checked your link and the India site as well
USA site let's me configure so I got a rough amount of over 1500$ excluding shipping. That's is somewhere close to 130k-140k INR mark if not more factoring in the duties.

Dell is clueless about the new cards they are selling top end inspiron with a 7 series u processor and 940mx gpu
For 80k.

Dell India thinks 1$> 100 Rs so they sell a 800$ laptop for that price.

Also, that is older Inspiron 7560 model (which isn't available in USA for some reason? )

If you're spending 1500$, get a custom laptop from xoticpc or azom instead.
 
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