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Old 11th November 2009, 13:44   #2056
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Configure a Vostro.
Almost all your requirements should be covered. Try Vostro 1220, comes with a decent spec list and you should be able to get it within 40k. An option to switch to Ubuntu would help you save some appreciable amount of moolah. Investing it in warranty would be advisable.
Thanks for the pointer EssYouWe. Will start looking at similar models.

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Old 12th November 2009, 21:12   #2057
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Anyone got a high end laptop here?
My humble config of laptop i bought recently

Sony Vaio FW 490 CTO

C2D @ 2.4 GHz
4 GB DDR2 SDRAM
16.4" widescreen with XBRITE-ECO™ LCD technology (1600x900) HD capable
320GB SATA Hard Disk Drive
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD4650 graphics card with 512MB vRAM
Intel WLAN with Bluetooth Technology Integrated.
Windows 7, Webcam, Dolby Digital sound room among other features.

The above config though Not at the highest end, was gunning for ALIENWARE, but didn't have that much high budget(needs $1500 + tax), so meanwhile, this will do i guess.
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Old 12th November 2009, 21:39   #2058
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Which processor number?

How far back were you set by the purchase?

The config looks more like an entertainment laptop.
I shouldn't be one to talk though, I use a Centrino.
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Old 13th November 2009, 11:08   #2059
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I recently bought the Dell Studio 1555.
Here's the config:
(1)C2D 2.53GHz, 1066 FSB
(2)4GB DDR2 RAM
(3)500 Gig HDD
(4)Ati Radeon HD 4570 (512 mb)

Other features, including Full HD 1080p screen.
Needless to say, it is an awesome laptop. I got 3 years complete accidental cover, and had to shell 65k overall. Nevertheless, I am extremely happy. The laptop is close to a mainframe
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Old 13th November 2009, 12:55   #2060
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Which processor number?

How far back were you set by the purchase?

The config looks more like an entertainment laptop.
I shouldn't be one to talk though, I use a Centrino.
Hey i am sorry, i misquoted the processor speed.
its actually this Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor P8700 (2.53GHz)

The laptop cost me $689 + tax + environment fee = $744

Had $200 instant discount. so just bought it without further thoughts.

The main purpose is obviously entertainment - movies, music, games. a little bit of programming too which i guess this will easily handle the likes of oracle, visual studio, photoshop among others.

also have a dell vostro 1500 to take care of other misc stuff.
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Old 13th November 2009, 14:53   #2061
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Sahi! That is some deal!

You buggers in the US are darned lucky with your low price laptops and 10 Mbps connections!



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Why not a Studio? That would have fetched you 1066 MHz DDR3 Ram. Though it might have touched 70k!
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How would you rate a Dell Studio 17 versus a Macbook Pro 17'?
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Old 13th November 2009, 15:44   #2063
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@EssYouWe: More than one reason. There is virtually no performance difference between the DDR2 and DDR3, on the P35 standard chipset. Secondly, with warranty etc, the price of the Studio XPS was turning out to be around 75k. I wasn't willing to spend that much. Third, I preferred the looks of the Studio 15 over the XPS Studio (just a personal thing).

@RedLiner: Totally depends on your needs, and is a difficult question to answer (Although, mac evangelists will find it easy).
I'll try and list pros and cons of both:

Studio 17:
Pros:
(1) Will cost almost half as much as the MBP.
(2) Very good VFM, super specs with decent build quality.
(3) Superior Dell service.
Cons:
(1) The Studio series is not the best for pro-audio recording (there are workarounds though). I will assume though, that you do not have such needs.
(2) Hassles of Windows. Although, Windows 7 is a VERY good OS. There is no doubt, this is the real thing.

MBP17:
(1) Pros: Excellent build quality.
(2) Robust OS
(3) Great looks.
(4) Great battery life
Cons:
(1) Super expensive
(2) Apple service in India is a serious setback.
(3) Limited application support. You may need to use crossover or bootcamp, and thus, pay for an additional copy of windows. This depends on how dependent you are on Windows applications.

Personal view; I wouldn't buy a Mac because I love my money, gaming and freedom way too much.
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@EssYouWe: More than one reason. There is virtually no performance difference between the DDR2 and DDR3, on the P35 standard chipset. Secondly, with warranty etc, the price of the Studio XPS was turning out to be around 75k. I wasn't willing to spend that much. Third, I preferred the looks of the Studio 15 over the XPS Studio (just a personal thing).
Oops! My bad.

I read your buy as the Inspiron 1555.

The Cantiga PM45 (The P35 is a desktop set) is a very accomplished platform! This is as high as you go without investing in an i7.

As you have already bought a 1066 MHz (FSB) processor, the DDR3 can be put in later.
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How is the Gateway Laptop NV7802. I am trying to replace my toshiba P205.
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Sahi! That is some deal!

You buggers in the US are darned lucky with your low price laptops and 10 Mbps connections!
The price of electronics is quite low here. which is a good thing for us. I am almost sold on netbooks too. planning to buy one real soon. just confused which one to buy.

though i haven't yet come across 10mbps connection at residential buildings. the highest is 6 mbps that we are having from AT&T in CA.

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How is the Gateway Laptop NV7802. I am trying to replace my toshiba P205.
i would recommend to stay away from Gateway. My client had a very bad experience with the same.
also it has a major con: Intel GMA graphics - only capable of media playback and basic applications, horrendous for gaming or applications that require 3D rendering.

and IIRC it sells for around $650 plus tax. for that price, you can get better configured laptops from Dell, HP, Lenovo, Sony, Toshiba. I would any day prefer this over Gateway. This is my opinion though.

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though i haven't yet come across 10mbps connection at residential buildings. the highest is 6 mbps that we are having from AT&T in CA.
I have a .25 Mbps connection. Even 2 Mbps would be awesome for me. :P

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i would recommend to stay away from Gateway. My client had a very bad experience with the same.
also it has a major con: Intel GMA graphics - only capable of media playback and basic applications, horrendous for gaming or applications that require 3D rendering.

and IIRC it sells for around $650 plus tax. for that price, you can get better configured laptops from Dell, HP, Lenovo, Sony, Toshiba. I would any day prefer this over Gateway. This is my opinion though.
I haven't used a Gateway laptop; so comment on the build front, I will not.

From the specs I got off Google, it runs a T6600 which isn't a very bad processor. It runs DDR3 RAM and that too 4 Gigs. The only problem to this possible utopia is that T6600 comes with a lower Bus speed than the RAM frequency. This mismatch will result in lowering of the DDR3's potential.

Other than that, it looks alright. I am not sure how it compares up in price vis a vis other models in the US. The 4500 MHD is not for gaming. It'll run most games in basic setting easily though.

The 17.3" screen would make it a desktop replacement. From what I understand its somewhat heavy and portability will suffer.

I agree with Chevelle, you can find better options in the market. Just decide on your needs and start searching.

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I have a .25 Mbps connection. Even 2 Mbps would be awesome for me.
Cheers!
in baroda, i have a 2mbps connection from BSNL. so it should be available at your place. why not go with one?
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in baroda, i have a 2mbps connection from BSNL. so it should be available at your place. why not go with one?
It comes along with a fair usage policy and a 3000 price tag.

I download a lot of stuff, so any fixed data accounts don't work out for me.
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Note from Team BHP Support:

Guys lets keep this thread to discuss laptops only . We have another thread to discuss Internet connections here

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