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#1 midou1994

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 07:27 AM

Hi


My Dad wanted to purchase a lappy now(year end=special offers) but i insisted he purcahse next year.

my questions is its better to wait for windows 8 and ivy bridge(I know they come up with new things each year like haswell in 2013 and ARM`s Growth ) or just go ahead and purchase a lappy now..

+++ Disaster in Thailand (floods) which have increased the harddisk prices(Guess Lappy prices will also go up)
+++ value of Indian currency hitting an alltime low against the dollar(I guess these increase the price of lappy)

His usage is mostly limited to MS office a few movies and browsing,Editing family photo

Looking for a good set of speakers he is hell bent on getting lappy from Lenovo due to a good experienece in past used a Lenovo for 2 Years


I asked advice from this community quite sometime back regarding a lappy and got Dell which has faced very few issues heating mainly

Reading a few pages in the net suggest Cheaper laptops like those from Acer use poor material for the lappy construction hence a laptop which fails quickly so does it mean paying more means getting a better quality lappy i.e less failure


I understand that all manufacturers make good ones and bad ones but inspite paying a big amount for a Hp entertainment lappy a few years back
their was problem after problem with the laptop like replacing the monitor due to its sudden motion in the vertical direction etc...



So which is the safest brand currently Does paying more ensure a good quality Laptop???

Most pages suggest on buying Asus,Mac,Sony and rate lenovo Dell as not the best choices.......




If its fine on buying a Lappy this year i was thinking the following config


intel Core i5 2nd gen sandy bridge
500GB HDD
4GB Ram
15inch screen
Speakers placed in right location..

Windows 7 64 bit Professional
bluetooth,wifi
USB 3.0

budget is around INR Rs 40-55,000


All Suggestions welcomed
Midou

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#2 midou1994

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:48 AM

Hi again the Core i5 2540M processor seems good
he wants this lappy to be good for atleast 3-4 years
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 11:41 PM

My laptop brand top choices are MSI, asus, sager, (surprisingly) gateway is making a comeback and has some nice ones out, lenovo laptops are good I just think u will be over paying for what you get that's all o and toshiba is also a good brand

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 06:32 AM

My Dad wants to buy either hp or lenovo


Asus is regarded very highly but the problem is Its just not that popular in India

I just can`t convince him to get a Dell or one from Asus

Lappy`s From Asus are just as exbleepve as from lenovo
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Posted 25 December 2011 - 09:35 PM

If I had a choice I would go hp over lenovo

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 04:15 AM

HP laptops are just way to unreliable. They just have so much issues such as overheating, screen malfunction etc. There was reliability study in a 3 year period in which they tested most common laptops. 1st and 2nd place were Asus and Toshiba and HP/Compaq came last. Generally they are not great laptops nor do they last long and you would pretty lucky if the HP laptops doesn't screw up. Lenovo has far more solid laptops especially the Thinkpad range and in the study, they came 6th place which is ok. Also HP laptops are a lot more complicated to repair then Lenovo laptops.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 08:06 AM

Hi Any suggestion from dell,lenovo,Hp

I tried searching for a lappy with USB 3.0 but i just cant get one without a Graphics Card


Core i3 2nd gen Sandy bridge is fine with me the usage is mostly stocks,mails,Ppt and well a few movies



Regarding the study their are quite a few some say Hp is good while some argue saying more the laptop users of a certain brand more will be the filure rate and so on A few pages claim dell to be good while others say Apple Rules


i can`t make decision based on study alone


but Mostly it will be a lenovo due to my dads preference also whats so special about beats audio in Hp?
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 03:59 AM

The Beats Audio in the HP laptop are just speakers from this audio company, what's "special" about it is that it has extra bass.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:56 AM

Thanks for replying

the Lenovo Z570 Series seems really good
(Integrated Graphics models)
only bad is they give DOS as O/S


The Hp DV6-6006TU

and G4/G6 1200TX also seems good but these don`t hve USB 3.0


Here are the links

http://www.flipkart.com/computers/laptops/hp/itmczcrzapugzbgp?pid=comcy5qcxs7ergfv&_l=DwKuXgVbKHAI975VldXnVg--&_r=kpj8BTHk8cXeT3LF%20TdlhA--&ref=cda05732-b259-4ee6-909c-34e4d6d9e327

http://www.flipkart.com/computers/laptops/hp/itmd2pveab2jns9g?pid=comd2pvdayzm8ngc&_l=DwKuXgVbKHAI975VldXnVg--&_r=4IlDX0u_1xbBRpCvw9wq9w--&ref=eadb3860-62df-45c4-b958-5fa48144dffd

http://www.flipkart.com/computers/laptops/lenovo/itmd3zzvj6bzxyvv?pid=comd3zzuhjxzbaug&_l=2FMzsUtcwwok8xfiYo_FeQ--&_r=DUjhuuGKFBxmnKEIqWgggA--&ref=3ae5f142-2a6c-497f-867d-8ddd9e011595

http://www.flipkart.com/computers/laptops/lenovo/itmd2gahchwbnagh?pid=comd2gacfpgfd6yp&_l=HOhK2B2frUXuNVq9gUozbA--&_r=DUjhuuGKFBxmnKEIqWgggA--&ref=3ae5f142-2a6c-497f-867d-8ddd9e011595

Edited by midou1994, 27 December 2011 - 04:58 AM.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:29 AM

The Z570 (59-304494) has Windows 7. There are add-on cards which gives you USB 3.0 ports.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:37 AM

So is the Lenovo a good deal or paying a bit more for the hp G6 model is better i have got a great deal on the hp one
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Posted 29 December 2011 - 03:54 AM

In terms of performance, the G6 is 2.2GHz whereas the Z570 is 2.1GHz. The Z570 has a bugger hard drive, high megapixel for the webcam, has a HDMI port and a free ram slot so you can upgrade to 8GB in the future. The G6 has much more better graphics and it's lighter by 0.10kg.

>Michael 
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:26 AM

Re: Acer. I've owned a 14.1" decently priced laptop for the past 4 years that has lasted under heavy use, trauma and malware for far longer than any of Dell models that have passed through our household (Dell being a high class brand to a quite tech-savvy family). The Dell Inspiron that I used to own specifically had a serious issue with overheating (bad BIOS) and Vista SP1 that rendered unusuable half the time. I think all laptops have some cheap parts in them no matter what the brand, but they should at least be easy to find and replace in "cheaper" brands than in more "unique"/expensive brands.


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