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Old 26th October 2009, 17:32   #2026
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I read an article in today's paper that installation of windows 7 is a bit complicated, not that I'm planning on doing it myself, but any suggestions as to where I can get this OS update in Bangalore? Or should I just approach the acer service centre?
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Old 27th October 2009, 06:39   #2027
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Default Which netbook ?

Guys
am looking to buy a netbook
need to decide between following three. Your views would be helpful
1. Asus 1000he
2. Samsung nc 10
3. Lenovo s10

all three are price at par with each other, have almost similar weight, specs
which one would you pick and why.

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Old 27th October 2009, 08:19   #2028
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Of the three, my pick will be lenovo.
Asus, just settling down in india,after sale support is picking up
Samsung, a well established brand, but not in Laptops. They have very good optical drives, monitors and HDDs. But thats not a reason to go for it.
Lenovo, previously known as IBM, is very good in terms of design, performance and durability.
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Old 27th October 2009, 08:38   #2029
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Of the three, my pick will be lenovo.
Asus, just settling down in india,after sale support is picking up
Samsung, a well established brand, but not in Laptops. They have very good optical drives, monitors and HDDs. But thats not a reason to go for it.
Lenovo, previously known as IBM, is very good in terms of design, performance and durability.
thanks for your opinion but this is to be bought for use in USA. after an year it would be used in India. so i guess after sales won't matter much.

i am more concerned with related to performance, weight, battery life and ease of keyboard

i was searching around and apparently a couple of interesting newcomers have been added.
i saw Samsung n140 which is new in market with good specs.
also Lenovo s 10 - 2 have come, major improvement being a 6-cell battery.

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Old 5th November 2009, 18:37   #2030
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Hey Guys,

I am looking at picking up a good multimedia laptop for my designers (web) and I was looking at the Dell Studio 17.3

What are my alternatives? Is this the best bet for a multimedia design machine? This is ringing about 65k on my register. So I need to make sure I am making the right decision.

Help?
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Old 7th November 2009, 11:55   #2031
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What do you guys think of
HP FN003UT#ABA - 4510S C2D/2.26 15.6 4GB-320GB DVDR BT CAM WVB-XPP
This is available for 894$

HP 4510S C2D/2.26 15.6 4GB-320GB DVDR BT CAM WVB-XPP
RECOMMENDED USE SMALL BUSINESS, CORPORATE BUSINESS

APPROXIMATE WEIGHT 5.7 LBS
SYSTEM TYPE NOTEBOOK BUILT-IN DEVICES STEREO SPEAKERS, WIRELESS LAN ANTENNA, BLUETOOTH ANTENNA
PROCESSOR INTEL CORE 2 DUO P7570 / 2.26 GHZ ( DUAL-CORE ) CACHE MEMORY 3 MB - L2 CACHE
RAM 4 GB (INSTALLED) / 8 GB (MAX) - DDR2 SDRAM ( 2 X 2 GB )
CARD READER YES
HARD DRIVE 320 GB - SERIAL ATA-300 - 7200 RPM
OPTICAL STORAGE DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM -
INTEGRATED WITH LIGHTSCRIBE TECHNOLOGY DISPLAY 15.6" TFT 1366 X 768 ( WXGA ) GRAPHICS CONTROLLER ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 4330 - 512 MB AUDIO OUTPUT SOUND CARD NETWORKING NETWORK ADAPTER - ETHERNET, FAST ETHERNET, GIGABIT ETHERNET, IEEE 802.11B, IEEE 802.11A, IEEE 802.11G, BLUETOOTH 2.0 EDR, IEEE 802.11N (DRAFT 2.0) WIRELESS NIC INTEL WIFI LINK 5100 NOTEBOOK CAMERA INTEGRATED - 2 MEGAPIXEL INPUT DEVICE KEYBOARD, TOUCHPAD POWER AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 HZ ) BATTERY LITHIUM ION RUN TIME (UP TO) 4.5 HOUR(S) OPERATING SYSTEM MICROSOFT WINDOWS 7 PROFESSIONAL / XP PROFESSIONAL DOWNGRADE MICROSOFT OFFICE READY INCLUDES A PREINSTALLED IMAGE OF SELECT 2007 MICROSOFT OFFICE SUITES. PURCHASE A MEDIALESS LICENSE KIT (MLK) TO ACTIVATE THE SOFTWARE. MANUFACTURER SELLING PROGRAM HP SMART BUY ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS EPA ENERGY STAR , EPEAT GOLD MANUFACTURER WARRANTY 1 YEAR WARRANTY

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Old 7th November 2009, 21:34   #2032
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Default Please help me buy a lappy!!!

I am planning to buy a new laptop. I have shortlisted an Asus (NVG 81) and HP laptop (DV6-2005). the specs are:

Asus (NVG 81)
  • Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53GHz
  • 4GB DDR-2 800MHzRAM
  • 320GB HDD
  • Graphics NVDIA GT120M(1GB) graphics
  • 14" HD LED display
  • Price uae dhs-4000 (INR 50995)
HP laptop (DV6-2005)
  • AMD Turion II Ultra Dual Core M600 2.4GHz
  • Level 2 cache 2MB
  • 4GB DDR-3 RAM
  • 500GB 7200rpm HDD
  • ATI Radeon HD4660 1 GB dedicated graphics
  • 15.6" Diagonal HD LED Brightview Display
  • Price uae dhs- 3700 (INR 47170)
I will be using the laptop as a desktop replacement and will be using it for playing games also.The ASUS is more expensive than the HP and has only DDR2 ram.

But I heard that the AMD Turion II ULTRA is not all that great compared to C2D and heats up very fast as TDP is 35w. I am unable to find any information (review) about this processor in the net. So could anyone please help me out on choosing between the two.

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Old 8th November 2009, 03:07   #2033
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AMD Turion II Ultra M600 is 81st on the mobile processors benchmark list!(no tests though! :S)

Whereas C2D P8700 is 34th!! - Notebookcheck: Mobile Processors - Benchmarklist

But since P8700 is penryn, you wont be able to use DDR3 ram in ASUS like in the HP one
Thanks dude!!! you have been of great help. After I went through the HP website I seriously have doubt about the DDR3 RAM part also, so I have sent the shop guys an email requesting clarification.

Here is the link for the 2 laptops

HP- HP DV6

ASUS- N81VG
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sir, dont ask us. go to the right gaming forums. find out from guys there how AMD works. These global benchmarks are like bikinis - they hide all the critical areas while being seemingly tell-it-all
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Old 8th November 2009, 14:31   #2035
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As i have always said now and before. Please stay away from Lappy that have AMD+nvidia or ATI combo.

They will last as long as their warranties.


Mobos are very badly made especially HP ones.
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Old 8th November 2009, 14:45   #2036
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As i have always said now and before. Please stay away from Lappy that have AMD+nvidia or ATI combo.

They will last as long as their warranties.


Mobos are very badly made especially HP ones.
You mean to say that AMD processors are the common trouble. I was looking at HP only because it looked more VFM. Does anyone know how is ASUS service in south India.
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I agree with SirAlec

Moreover HP's after-sales is total BS here in India(my personal experience + some of my friends)

ASUS offers international warranty!
IMO any ASUS showroom can guide you to the service centre!
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Old 8th November 2009, 16:21   #2038
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Only decent gaming capable laptops (~ price of the laptops you linked)I could find there are -

- Toshiba Satellite A500-134 (no international warranty though!)
- ASUS G50V (on the expensive side! but international warranty available)
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Old 8th November 2009, 17:13   #2039
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I am planning to buy a new laptop. I have shortlisted an Asus (NVG 81) and HP laptop (DV6-2005). the specs are:
harish, it would be a good idea to check and compare both the lappys at notebookreview(dot)com

ita a pretty reliable site which i use for gadget gyan

PS: mods i am in no capacity associated with notebookreview but only a sincere visitor.

hope it helps harish.

-sameer
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As i have always said now and before. Please stay away from Lappy that have AMD+nvidia or ATI combo.

They will last as long as their warranties.


Mobos are very badly made especially HP ones.
That's not always true. I bought a Compaq AMD+Nvidia laptop in 2007 and its still working fine.
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