Looking For a Laptop. Which One?


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Hi, guys.
I was happy with my old computer which was fully assembled-
LG 20" LCD monitor
G series subwoofer with 5.1 hometheator system
Iball Cabinet
eSys wizard UPS
Lenovo Keyboard
Logitech mouse
Asus motherboard
LG cd rom[lol]

Now the power cut in our area has increased and there are 3 persons in the house using computers.

So, one computer was not able to satisfy our needs. Hence, we want a computer started roaming in my mind. But lack of space to keep it again, so we need a laptop.

It would be personnally for me.
I want the following things in my lappy[evil]-

1. It should be from a trusted brand(vaio, sony) but not lenovo (we are already unsatisfied with the service of lenovo with our earlier computer)
2. It should be having an ideal screen size.
3. Which can be loaded with multimedia stuff
4. Should have atleast 2 GB ram.
5. (the worst point) Should be in a budget of 30-35k[frustration]

So, i am not a gadget freak and was not able to find a proper laptop from thenet, so here is the thread for gurus!Keep the suggestions flowing in(along with a pic of the laptop that you suggest about, if possible)

MODS: If a similar thread is lying in the forum, please merge with it. Thanks.
 

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Me too suggest Dell inspiron 15.. Dell after sale service is too good,I am using dell studio 15 from past 1.5 years..
 

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Me too suggest Dell inspiron 15.. Dell after sale service is too good,I am using dell studio 15 from past 1.5 years..
+1. I am using Dell Inspiron N5010 for past 8 months without any hassles. Even the customer service is excellent.
 
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lxi, you and me are searching for the same thing !! I just got a quote from DELL for Inspiron 14R(i3/4GB RAM/500GB HDD) for about 35K.
for 15R(i5/4GB RAM/500GB HDD) it comes upto 41k. I sourced the quote thru a known person in DELL itself, which means I will getting some discount.
Had good reviews about the Inspiron series.
 
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Dell Inspiron is a very good option. You can check for 14R or 15R depending on your budget. They have a very good service network in India.

Also, I have an Acer Aspire at my home with Genuine Windows 7 Home. It costed me 30K an year back. It is again a very good machine with everything listed and i3 heart.
 
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I hear Toshiba is real good these days. How about it? Most of the Hi-fi types in colleges prefer it compared to all the other makes here in Kerala.

Take a look at the links below, All the models mentioned there come within 35k:

http://www.toshiba-india.com/laptop/satellite-L740.html

http://www.toshiba-india.com/laptop/satellitePro_c640.html

http://www.toshiba-india.com/laptop/satellite-c640.html

I think this one will suit your requirements well:

Model No.: C640-I4010
Part No.: PSC2UG-007001
CPU Technology
Intel® Core™ i3-2310M Processor
(2.1 GHz, 3MB Cache)
Operating System
Non OS
Memory Slot
System Memory (expandability): upto 8 GB DDRIII
Memory Slot 1 (GB): 2GB DDR3 1333 MHz
Memory Slot 2 (GB): 2GB DDR3 1333 MHz
Screen Size / Display (cms)
35.56cm (14) HD LED display
CSV Screen (16:9 aspect ratio)
Resolution: 1366 X 768 pixels
Graphics
Intel® HM65 Express Chipset
Intel® HD Graphics
Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
500GB SATA @ 5400 rpm
Optical Disk Drive (ODD)
DVD Super Multi with DVD RAM Support + - R DL(SATA)
Interfaces
RGB port, Kensington port, 2 USB ports, RJ45, Laptop adaptor, Card reader (supports SD, SD-HC, MMC, mini SD), Mic-in, Headphone-out
Sound System
Built-in Stereo® speakers 1.2W with Toshiba Audio Enhancement
Intel® High Definition Audio 1.0
Webcamera
Integrated with Face Recognition Feature
Pointing Device
Touchpad: Multi-touch touchpad with gesture support
Battery
6 Cell Lithium-Ion Battery
Warranty Upgrade Offer
Free upgrade from 1 Year Domestic Limited Warranty to 1 Year International Limited Warranty worth R 2,999/- (Offer is valid on warranty registration on above link)
Dimensions
Weight starting @ 2.1 kgs
Size (WxDxT): 339.6 x 232 x 31.9/36.9 mm
Connectivity
LAN: 10/100 Mbps
802.11(b/g/n)WB195-HMC
Bluetooth® V3.0+HS
Special Features
Genchaku Black with Tops Pattern with Glossy Keyboard. Better Speaker with Audio Enhancement
Security features
Slot for Kensington cable lock, User power on password, Supervisor password, HDD password
Accessories
Toshiba Backpack
Exciting Offer
TATA PHOTON PLUS Offer
Pre-loaded Softwares
Toshiba Softwares available for this model. Download and install from Toshiba India Website.
MRP
R 31,019*
 
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I have
HP Compaq (Personal)
Sony Vaio (gave it to sister)
Dell Vostro 1500 (My photoediting system)
Dell Inspiron (Wife)
Lenovo Thinkpad (Official)

All these are good laptops. My Dell Vostro is 3yrs old with 2GB RAM still it works with no issues. I run PhotoShop CS4 with no problem. The multimedia components are good. All my laptops, sister's and wife's have Norton 360 Antivirus. They have no issues.

My official laptop is Thinkpad, which is too good for any abuse. It performs really well. You can get a good Thinkpad G series with i3 processor for less than 35k.

My suggestion is
Dell for its workability and support
Sony - Great product but pricey
Thinkpad - Can take any abuse, damn good.

Here is the link for thinkpad (my next laptop is going to be this! )

Lenovo - Affordable Laptop PC's for Everyday Indiae and Value|Lenovo Essential G Series|India(IN)

Please install a good antivirus once you purchase any laptop. You can buy a multiple user license too.

Drive Safe!
 
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Thanks for the replies.

Buddy, here the main thing is-
THE CHEAP THE BETTER.

Any cheaper lappies?
 
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Thanks for the replies.

Buddy, here the main thing is-
THE CHEAP THE BETTER.

Any cheaper lappies?
Lxi, if your initial investment is diverted into a good product, you can enjoy the product for many years.

Do buy the laptop from a reputed shop, and sealed piece, where battery is fixed in front of you, don't go for display piece with discounts.
 

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Thanks for the replies.

Buddy, here the main thing is-
THE CHEAP THE BETTER.

Any cheaper lappies?
You can go for lappies with atom processors, it is the cheapest and also the laptops which give you long battery backup..

Cost ranges from 11k to 17k ...[:)]
 

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Thanks for the replies.

Buddy, here the main thing is-
THE CHEAP THE BETTER.

Any cheaper lappies?
Dell is pretty cheap and reliable. I have a Sony Viao & Hp laptops at home, and if you ask me, it is far more better and yes, cheaper(than Vaio).
 
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Which are the laptops available from 11-17k?[:)]
I want to get them but i want something which can support my games, music, movies,etc and other multimedia.
 
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Which are the laptops available from 11-17k?[:)]
I want to get them but i want something which can support my games, music, movies,etc and other multimedia.
Hmm at those range you get Netbooks, with Intel atom processor.

Slightly increase your budget to 21k as you can get Samsung laptops with Core 2 duo processors, but without OS.
 
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