Which Budget Laptop to Buy?


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Guys, I am not a big fan of laptops, I prefer desktops.

But now I am shifting to a new office where my desk is very small & due to space limitations, it is not possible to use a desktop there.

So I am considering to buy a budget laptop for my office use ONLY. Any suggestions?

Usage will be fairly basic, as in MS office & internet. No games or high end softwares required to run.

Basically, I am a noob, so please dont ask me technical questions!

* Budget is 30k, plus minus something (i hope that is sufficient)
* I will prefer a bigger screen
* Webcam required, i guess that's standard now!

Also, please do tell me what are the points I should consider while shortlisting & buying a laptop. Maybe some factors like OS, processor, etc.
 
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dude 30K is awesome budget for basic laptop. look at samsung lappies. they are tough and good looking as well. Or Acer would be good. Dont look at lenovo and Dell.
 
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Toshiba C560 I guess they are on specials in australia at the moment.
Not bad at all 500 Au dollars (8GB RAM) I saw that add..

core i3 processor + 4gb RAM, 500 GB HDD thats all you need plus basics
 
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Any laptop with 2GB RAM should be enough for basic work.
I would suggest to have a look at HP laptop. My personal experience is good.
 

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Although the purpose is to serve normal computing needs but I think, your usage will be high for the office. Look out for something trusted and reliable, like Acer, HCL and Samsung to name a few.

Drive Safe,
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dude 30K is awesome budget for basic laptop. look at samsung lappies. they are tough and good looking as well. Or Acer would be good. Dont look at lenovo and Dell.
Any reason why to avoid lenovo & Dell. I heard service of Dell is great.

Toshiba C560 I guess they are on specials in australia at the moment.
Not bad at all 500 Au dollars (8GB RAM) I saw that add..

core i3 processor + 4gb RAM, 500 GB HDD thats all you need plus basics
I somehow dont like Acer or Toshiba.

Any laptop with 2GB RAM should be enough for basic work.
I would suggest to have a look at HP laptop. My personal experience is good.
Strange reason - My bro has a HP, so I want something different!

Although the purpose is to serve normal computing needs but I think, your usage will be high for the office. Look out for something trusted and reliable, like Acer, HCL and Samsung to name a few.

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Any model names ???
 
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Lenovo is too easy to break. I mean the body parts. Dell's battery support is horrible! and it crashes every other week. I am saying from experience because my sister had a lenovo. she got frustated and got a Dell. She is still frustrated. She is looking at Toshiba or Compaq. You should too look at Compaq and Toshiba. Sony has only 1 major problem - motherboard- otherwise its a brilliant laptop.
 
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Raj i was a die hard fan of Samsung laptops, as they offer HD LED screens.
And as i purchased it in Croma they were not selling the Samsung laptops.
Else i would have surely gone for it.

Check my thread:http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/forums/gadgets-more/3724-laptop-under-rs-35k-bought-sony-vaio.html

You can know the research i made and finally went for VAIO.
1. Stylish
2.Lightweight as Samsung.
3. I wanted a fresh piece, so went for SONY.

And i hope i don't face any problems with motherboard, as said by Arichit.
 
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I am not sure what do you think about Acer or toshiba but they are alright
I got Toshiba's LCD tv at home works perfect
we have Lenovo G560 at home for Toshiba Tv just to watch youtube on tv
 
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okay...

So now I have zeroed down on Dell, Acer, Samsung & Compaq. I would avoid sony... somehow I dont like that brand. :-)

Where can I see their different models with prices & reviews?
 
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Guys, I have shortlisted the following, unless I am missing out on something -

Lenovo Ideapad Z Series Z570 (59-067847)...
• Intel 2nd Generation Core I5
• 3 GB DDR3 RAM
• 15.6 Inch Screen
• Windows 7 home Premium
• HDD – 640 GB
• Webcam – 2 MP
Rs. 37370

Dell Inspiron 15R Ci3/ 3GB/ 320GB/win7 Notebook...
• Intel 2nd Generation Core I3
• 3 GB DDR3 RAM
• 15.6 Inch Screen
• Windows 7 Home Basic
• HDD – 320 GB
• Webcam – 1.3 MP
Rs. 37999

Acer Aspire 5742G (Corei5 with 1G graphics)...
• Intel Core I5
• 3 GB DDR3 RAM
• 15.6 Inch Screen
• Windows 7 Home Premium
• HDD – 500 GB
• Webcam – Not specified
Rs. 35730

Sony VAIO E Series VPCEH16EN Notebook (White)
• Intel 2nd Generation Core I3
• 4 GB DDR3 RAM
• 15.5 Inch Screen
• Windows 7 Home Basic
• HDD – 320 GB
• Webcam – 0.3 MP
Rs. 35699

Samsung R Series NP-RC510-S06IN Notebook...
• Intel Core I3
• 3 GB DDR3 RAM
• 15.6 Inch Screen
• Windows 7 Home Premium
• HDD – 500 GB
• Webcam – 0.3 MP
Rs. 37570


* Lenovo offers everything i need but is it a good brand?
* I would have like to buy Dell but HDD is too low.
* Even ACER is good, but Lenovo has an advantage in the processor, HDD & webcam.
* The only advantage Sony has over here is a 4GB RAM, but I guess, for my usage it will hardly matter. Again, Windows Basic, low HDD & bad webcam.
* I really liked the samsung but webcam is pathetic.

Now, I am royally confused!
 
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