planning to buy a laptop in a range Rs 40k-45k

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  1. Baker

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    Hi Guys

    am planning to buy a laptop , my max budget is 45 k

    my minimum requirements..

    intel core 2 duo processor 2 ghz
    3gb RAM
    320 gb HD
    256 mb deidcated graphics support...

    But my main concern is i need to install linux as dual boot. and i need to install the softwares like vmware,visual studio in my windows

    but i read in somewhere that for dell studio series , it is not possible to install different OS eventough it is dual boot , is it true..? (like we need to change some bios settings )
    is it possible to install vmware in windows vista....?

    thanks in advance..
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    Recently, I came to know about this laptop:

    Acer Aspire 5738.

    config:

    Core2duo T6400
    3gig ddr3 ram
    320gig hdd
    2.7kg weight
    GMA 4500MHD Graphics Chipset with up to 1695-MB of shared video memory

    Surprised when I found that it has:

    1) HDMI port
    2) Multitouch trackpad
    3) draft-N wifi
    4) Vista Home Premium
    5) 15.6-inch TFT LED backlit Wide display.

    With all this, the price is less than 40k.
     
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    not sure about Dell Studio

    I installed Winxp, vista and win7 on Inspiron 1525.
     
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    and if you want dedicated graphics, check 5738G which comes with "NVIDIA® GeForce® G105M with 512 MB of dedicated DDR2 VRAM supporting NVIDIA® CUDA"
     
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    thnx desiibond
    My concern is installing linux. I also want to run VMWare.
    I had been told by one of the retailers that it could create probs to install Linux on DELL machines. Is it true?
     
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    thnx desiibond
    My concern is installing linux. I also want to run VMWare.
    I had been told by one of the retailers that it could create probs to install Linux on DELL machines. Is it true?
     
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    ROFLMAO.
     
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    no problem with linux on dell machines.
    Acer 5738 is very good model. has DDR3 RAM max to 4GB. All Acer models come with DDR3 RAM

    VMWare -- T6400 does not support hardware virtualization. But running vmware wont be a problem. Except have dobut of installing 64-bit OS, I m still not able to do that on my machines always get error virtualization not enabled or some kind of it.
    in Acer 5738G is not that good. better is 5739G, I say interms of gfx as HD3470 is much better.
    But if you spend any single penny more than 40K then go with Dell Studio, no second thoughts. Running linux is not a problem infact they also provide Ubuntu many of their configs, in inspiron lineup

    Also P8600 proccessor supports hardware virtualization. Not many sub 50K laptops with this proccy in the market.
    current prices in bangalore as in papers is 31.5-32K for 5738. We see acer laptops add everyday. I have pricing of HP laptops too.

    Aspire 5738 Intel Core2Duo T6400(2.0GHz / 2MB L2 Cache / 800MHz) Intel GM 45 Chiset, 3GB DDR3 RAM / 320GB HDD / DVD Writer Super Multi DOUBLE Layer, 15.6" HD SCREEN (16:9 Ratio, 1366 x 768 Resolution with LED Backlit) FLOATING KEYBOARD/MULTI-GESTURE TOUCHPAD, Gigabit LAN, 56K Fax Modem, / Acer Crystal Eye Webcam / 6 Cell Battery / Acer InviLin 802.11b/g/ 3 USB Ports / 5-in-1 Card reader / DOLBY SURROUND / BlueTooth / Linux / 1 Year ITW / Carry Bag Rs.35,999/-


    Aspire 5738G Intel Core2Duo T6400(2.0GHz / 2MB L2 Cache / 800MHz) Intel GM 45 Chiset / NVIDIA G-FORCE G105M 512MB (SUPPORT UPTO 1GB) / 4GB DDR3 RAM / 320GB HDD / DVD Writer Super Multi DOUBLE Layer, 15.6" HD SCREEN (16:9 Ratio, 1366 x 768 Resolution with LED Backlit) FLOATING KEYBOARD/MULTI-GESTURE TOUCHPAD, Gigabit LAN, 56K Fax Modem, / Acer Crystal Eye Webcam / 6 Cell Battery / Acer InviLin 802.11b/g/ 3 USB Ports / 5-in-1 Card reader / DOLBY SURROUND / BlueTooth / VISTA HOME PREMIUM/ 1 Year ITW / Carry Bag Rs. 42,999/-


    Intel® Core™2 Duo processor T6400 (2 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz, 35 W), supporting
    Intel® 64 architecture, Mobile Intel® PM45 Express Chipset, 4 GB DDR3 1067 MHz RAM, 320
    GB HDD, ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4570 with 512 MB Dedicated VRAM, 4X Blu-ray
    Combo Disc™ Drive, 15.6" HD 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, high-brightness (220-nit) Acer
    CineCrystal™ TFT LCD, 16:9 aspect ratio, 8 ms high-def response time, Dolby®8-optimized
    surround sound system with two built-in stereo speakers, Acer Tuba CineBass booster
    supporting low-frequency effects, 1.0 MP Acer Crystal Eye webcam, Bluetooth® 2.0+EDR,
    Gigabit LAN; Wi-Fi Enabled, Wake On LAN, 5-in-1 card reader, Acer Bio-Protection
    Fingerprint Reader, Three USB 2.0 ports, HDMI™ port with HDCP support, eSATA port,
    External display (VGA) port, Headphone/speaker/line-out jack (S/PDIF), Microphone-in jack,
    Line-in jack, Ethernet (RJ-45) port, Modem (RJ-11) port, 6-Cell Battery, Genuine Vista Home
    Premium, 1Year International Travels Warranty, CarryBag. Price 50,485.00
     
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    the last one's specs look promising but then you are entering the zone of XPS and dv5 series.
     
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    not dv5 but dv4 and dv6.
    also dv6 is much better than dv4 on paper and quality.
    also is nothing like XPS, dell studio's config in that price will beat it hands down, except it wont have blu ray drive.
    also I missed putting the model for the acer. it is Acer Aspire 5739G.
     
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