Which Laptop To Buy

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  1. dhawald

    dhawald New Member

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    I have zeroed in on these two models
    please help me in deciding which one to buy

    lennovo
    6895ka
    core duo t2300 1.66 GHz ,2mb L2 cache,
    667 fsb,
    945gm express chipset,
    512 mb ddr2 sdram 667 MHz ram
    combo drive
    price approx 58000,warranty 1 year.

    AND

    HP compaq presario b2816tx
    pentium m 750 1.86 GHz,2 mb L2 cache
    533 fsb
    915pm chipset,
    512 mb ram DDR2
    8X dvd writer
    ATI mobility radeon x600se 128 mb dedicated graphics
    price approx 58000,waranty one year
     
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    The processor of lenovo looks better. ITs core DUO!! MoBo is better as well, 945.

    HP provides DVD writer. How often do you think you need to write DVDs? Can you work be done by writing CDs instead? Then go for lenovo. With Lenovo, you can get an internal DVD-WRiter for say about 3K, spend about 650 more on convertor and make it USB external and have the best of both worlds ;)

    Check out where is the nearest service center of both, their weights, battery times, screen sizes, bundled software, etc. Also see if there is a possibility of an extended warranty. IMO, extended warraties are worth taking, especially in case of lappies :)
     
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    you ca try out DellTM InspironTM 6400 Notebook and customise it to add extra 512MB RAM and a dual layer DVD writer..All of this may cost you around 55K-58K...

    Dell laptops are high reliable and you can check out at them...
     
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    Yamaraj The Lord of Death

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    If you plan on keeping the laptop for 2 or more years, look for a solid 3 years
    warranty. Some IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad models and HP series have this.

    Naturally, everyone has a different set of preferences when they set out for
    shopping. Warranty and quality were the top two things when I went to market
    for a laptop. I returned with a ThinkPad.
     
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    How about

    HP DV 5200TX with following specs
    Duo T2550 1.73 GHz, 2 MB L2 Cache, 533 MHz FSB
    15.4" colour WXGA BrightView
    1GB (1 x 1GB) DDR2 SDRAM (667MHZ)
    100GB (5400 rpm)
    SuperMulti Drive Dual Layer DVD±RW/±R
    NVIDIA GeForce® Go 7400 Dedicated Graphics (TurboCache 2.0 Technology upto 512 MB
    Rs 65,000.00

    I think with additional RAM and dedicated graphics card it is worth the price.

    Ash
     
  6. tuxfan

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    I wonder why do people not pay any attention to weight and battery time? Why do you post only hardware specs and not a word about these two? Afterall lappies are for mobility and these 2 things play a very important part! In recent times, I have come across 2 friends who has sold off heavier models even at a loss to get a lighter one. :)
     
  7. abhishekwithyou

    abhishekwithyou New Member

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    @tuxfan...

    battery and Weight are for profesionals that to hard core..
    for normal persons what matters is not minimum req but the widest possible choices..
    they want what ever they are able to fit...
    so...
    well in my view dv5000 series are some of the best ever lappies i have used,seen...
    i bought one and it simply rocks...
     
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    Get a sny vaio
     
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    tanmay_rajvanshi New Member

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    i am planning to buy hp pavilion dv5200tx

    Duo T2550 1.73 GHz, 2 MB L2 Cache, 533 MHz FSB
    15.4" colour WXGA BrightView
    1GB (1 x 1GB) DDR2 SDRAM (667MHZ)
    100GB (5400 rpm)
    SuperMulti Drive Dual Layer DVD±RW/±R
    NVIDIA GeForce® Go 7400 Dedicated Graphics (TurboCache 2.0 Technology upto 512 MB
    Rs 65,000.00

    its also worth a look.
    check this also
    extra RAM AND DEDICATED GRAPHICS CARD CAN ALWAYS HELP
     
  11. tuxfan

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    Thanks for calling me "Hard Core Professional" :D

    I think anyone who moves around with his lappy a bit should give some importance to weight and battery life. Secondly, if you are in a place where power-cuts are frequent, battery life is all the more important!! Weight is important for the long-term health of your neck and spinal cord. I have faced problems some years ago, so I know how bad it is.
     
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    As per the spec the m/c HP DV 5200TX seems to be great. But I am having some problems with this. I got one recently and the very next day it went off and would not boot. Even the restoration and recovery etc failed. The dealer's engineer also tried in vain. But after 3 weeks they returned the m/c telling its fine but the issue remained and i'm unable to use the m/c.

    I have taken up with HP. let me see for their respone whether there are some hardware issues we will know.
     
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    rahul_becks23 New Member

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    go 4 Dell OR Toshiba or SONY,if u dont like them,then go 4 HP,Fujitsu,Acer...
     
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    please suggest which laptop to buy in a basic category...
    my budget is till 44000/-
    i hv options like compaq, dell or acer....of which compaq is givin the best config.
    celeron 1.6 GHz...512 ram ddr2...wifi...80gb HDD...DVD riter(dual layer)
    38000/-
    same config acer is abt 50000/-
     
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    Celeron...no point in getting it.....tell us the Dell config.
     
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    I am looking for notebook with an excellent screen for watching movies and gaming. It should serve my primary purpose of programming as well. I have collected some configuration details on ASUS F3JM Notebook. But I am not sure about the same. It would be great if you can confirm my understanding your review comments are greatly appreciated.

    CPU & Chipset
    Intel Centrino Core Duo T2400 1.83 G Hz
    Mobile Intel 945 PM Express Chipset


    Storage & Memory
    HDD: 80GB SATA 5400 RPM

    ODD: DVD Super Multi (DVD-RW)

    RAM: 2 GB DDR2 667 (2X1024)

    Video
    NVDIA GeForce Go 7300 with 128MB VRAM

    15.4" WXGA+
    Glare Type - Color-Shine, Crystal-Shine TFT LCD
    250 nits high brightness.
    ASUS Splendid Video Intelligent Engine Technology
    TV Out (S-Video composite), D-sub Port and DVI Ports
    1.3M Megabyte Pixels Video Camera

    Audio
    Integrated Intel High Definition compliant Audio with 3D effect full duplex
    SoundBlaster Pro Compatible (24 Bit)
    Built-in speaker and microphone With S/P-DIF Port
    Audio-DJ for play/pause, stop, forward, rewind


    Ports/Connectivity

    1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor
    1 x Microphone-in jack
    1 x RJ11 Modem jack for phone line
    1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
    3 x USB 2.0 ports,
    1 x IEEE 1394 port
    1 x TV Out (S-Video composite)
    1 x Express Card
    1 x SIR-115.2Kbps supported
    1 x Infrared Port
    1 X Headphone jack with S/P-DIF
    1 x DVI Port
    1 x Bluetooth V2.0+EDR

    Card Reader: MMC/ SD/ Mini-SD/Memory Stick/ MS Pro/ MS-Duo/MS-Pro-Duo

    Battery : Li-Ion 6 cells: 4800mAh, 3S2P, 53.28 WHrs



    Thanks
    Shiva
     
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    dell has a config of duo core...512 mb ram ...60 gb hdd...dvd combo drive...for abt 55000....
    there s good config similar to this with a graphic card Nvidia geforce....but tht i an amd turion for abt 51000....with dvd riter..

    im thinking of callin a laptop frm US in oct...probably a vaio or hp...but in the range of 50 to 60k...laptops r very cheap over there...my oinly concern is wat abt the waranty n service over here..i guess they proviode it here if i hv a global warranty thing..
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    SHIVA...i think if u can get a graphic card tht is higher version of the 7300..it wud be better..cos on laptops the new age games dont run as good as they do on desktops...
     
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    i am planning to buy compaq 3029AU with AMD Turion X2 processors. Any problem with v3000 series or AMD X2 processor. I am considering it because for around 43,000 it seems good value.
     
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    Plz review this confi:---

    Processor:- Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo Processor T2250 1.73 GHz, 2MB Cache, 533 MHz FSB

    DIMM Memory 1024MB (2 X 512MB) DDR2 SDRAM

    Keyboards Internal Dell(TM) 87 Keys Keyboard (English)

    EIDE Hard Drives 80GB SATA Hard Drive

    Internal Optical Drive dual DVD writer

    Wireless Solution Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945 Dual Band 802.11a/g 54Mbps Wireless Mini Card
    Modems Internal 56K Modem

    Dell(TM) Wireless 355 Bluetooth Module

    Total Amount after Tax Rs 62,112

    Is this a right choice or I can get any other gud solution at this price
     
  20. ashwn_acharya

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    Even i was planning to buy the sap lappy but then my hp dealer told me that the 3029 model has been phazed out, and instead they r offering 3133au model... the config is almost the same, except for may be te cache size but i am not sure.. there is another thread active in this regard... check it out...
    http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41350
     
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