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#1 vp17

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 12:23 PM

Hello!

 

I need a new Laptop for my post graduation studies(MBA)

 

Basic requirements- ci5/4GB ram/500GB/windows 8

 

does a 3rd gen ci5 or a 4th gen ci5 make a lot of difference?

 

Please suggest which laptops I could go for.

 

 

Please note:

 

1. I don't play games nor will I be watching a lot of movies/sitcoms or listening to a lot of music. 

2. Need the laptop for preparing reports/ presentations/run some software/surf the net/read a lot of e books.

3. I don't want a very expensive laptop 

 

 



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Posted 14 June 2014 - 02:57 PM

You get what you pay for.

 

SquareTrade Research:
Nearly 1 in 3 Laptops fail over 3 years

http://www.squaretrade.com/laptop-reliability-1109/



#3 Kilroy

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:05 AM

My first question is how much are you willing to spend?  You'll get better advice when we have a price point to work with.



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 09:31 AM

Kilroy

 

I'm willing to spend around 800 dollars/ less than 50,000 INR



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 11:00 AM

If you could find something like a Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 locally.  Currently that model is on sale, but it exceeds the specs you requested.  I don't recommend Windows 8 on a laptop without a touchscreen, unless you're already comfortable with Windows 8 using a mouse.

 

If you're comfortable purchasing a refurbished machine you can normally get more for you money.



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 02:22 PM

You get what you pay for.

 

SquareTrade Research:
Nearly 1 in 3 Laptops fail over 3 years

http://www.squaretrade.com/laptop-reliability-1109/

 

I would be very suspicious of a warranty company's claims to how often products they offer to insure fail.

 

Also, included in their "1 in 3 Laptops fail over 3 years" is user damage.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 04:40 PM

With the current knowledge that the NSA and Microsoft have a back door in 8.1 I would avoid 8 or 8.1 at all cost.

 

You be the judge!

https://www.google.com/search?q=win+8+nsa+back+door&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb


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#8 AlphaSirius

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 03:52 PM

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