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Old 6th December 2010, 19:53   #2686
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well, it's a netbook with Bang and Olufsen ice power.

AMD NEO II is a budget solution. Should run windows 7 fine with atleast 2gb ram. Don't expect blazing processing speeds. Definitely worth a buy for day to day work if the pc is a vfm product.
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Eh? this is a laptop thread, dont post stuff about car & desktop
JK that's a lappy
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Old 6th December 2010, 21:10   #2688
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Check if laptops you buy has good volume output. I overheard a customer complaining about Dell Vostro which has very low volume output ( it has just a mono speaker).
True. It is a business machine. I own one. Very low and poor quality sound. But a very good problem free rugged machine that can take a lot of abuse. Carry it all around, let it drop through a few inches, nothing happens.

If you are looking for mutimedia application, buy dell studio models.
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Over 2 months back I've picked up a Dell studio XPS 16, i7 740, 8GB, 500GB, 1GB ATI, 16" RGBLED for a respectable price. The upgrade to i7 840 was 20K, so ditched it.
I got the same laptop (and config) too! Sweet machine but the constantly running fan is a bit of an annoyance!
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well, it's a netbook with Bang and Olufsen ice power.

AMD NEO II is a budget solution. Should run windows 7 fine with atleast 2gb ram. Don't expect blazing processing speeds. Definitely worth a buy for day to day work if the pc is a vfm product.
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JK that's a lappy
anna ariyam

And what I meant was that your lap's spec is more suited for a desktop!


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True. It is a business machine. I own one. Very low and poor quality sound. But a very good problem free rugged machine that can take a lot of abuse. Carry it all around, let it drop through a few inches, nothing happens.

If you are looking for mutimedia application, buy dell studio models.
I just want a better solution than my netbook for browsing.

Can get Dell one for 22k!
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Check if laptops you buy has good volume output. I overheard a customer complaining about Dell Vostro which has very low volume output ( it has just a mono speaker).
That is strange my latitude has a mono speaker too but the sound output is good enough for presentations.

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True. It is a business machine. I own one. Very low and poor quality sound. But a very good problem free rugged machine that can take a lot of abuse. Carry it all around, let it drop through a few inches, nothing happens.
Hmm so Vostro has bad mono speaker but comes with a free fall sensor on the HDD. I thought the ffs was available on the XPS & latitude range onwards.

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I just want a better solution than my netbook for browsing.
Can get Dell one for 22k!
I am finalising a couple of Vostro 1014s. These are with Core 2 duo 2.1 Ghz, 2 Gb RAM, 320 Gb Hdd, DVD RW, WiFi, Bluetooth, Gigabit lan, webcam, 14" screen, 6 cell battery etc for 28.8K all inclusive with one year complete cover on site warranty. This is the most economical Dell in the Vostro range right now. Oh and the machine is Non OS and comes with its own carry bag. The price is from the Dell authorised retailers here in Dilli. In case someone has better pricing do let me know but only untill Thursday, after that please don't as I would have placed the order by then

Well jkdas so much for the Vostro , unless you meant a Dell net book, prices for which start at 16K including taxes Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook Details | Dell India
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Hi Guys, I need urgent help.
I just got a HP Elitebook 8440P and its manual says that in order to watch movies in hi-def, you need to have DVI-HDMI adapter as it has a DVI output at the back of the laptop and not the standard HDMI port.
Now where can i buy a DVI-HDMI adapter in order to plug it with my LCD at home? Also what is the price range of these adapters?
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I found a toshiba qosmio X505-Q893 for around 1105$, and the X505-Q892 for 1050$.
Since the only difference is a backlit keyboard, and frankly speaking I am not much into backlit keyboards, I decided to save money and get the 1050$ laptop.
Guess what, today amazon.com has the Q893 for 899$ for a period of 4 hours only

Moral of the story.
You can spend weeks researching the best deal, and buying from the cheapest source, and then, right after your order is shipped, some online dealer is going to offer such a crazy deal that you want to bang you head against the wall!!
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Hi Guys, I need urgent help.
I just got a HP Elitebook 8440P and its manual says that in order to watch movies in hi-def, you need to have DVI-HDMI adapter as it has a DVI output at the back of the laptop and not the standard HDMI port.
Now where can i buy a DVI-HDMI adapter in order to plug it with my LCD at home? Also what is the price range of these adapters?
You can find the adapter on ebay. They usually ship from Shenzen or from Hong Kong and sell for less than $10 including shipping.
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My dell studio 14 is facing a problem. The screen is flickering all of a sudden. flickers for few second then fine and the same thing goes on and on.Any idea about the issue?
Will a format of system help?
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I am finalising a couple of Vostro 1014s. These are with Core 2 duo 2.1 Ghz, 2 Gb RAM, 320 Gb Hdd, DVD RW, WiFi, Bluetooth, Gigabit lan, webcam, 14" screen, 6 cell battery etc for 28.8K all inclusive with one year complete cover on site warranty. This is the most economical Dell in the Vostro range right now. Oh and the machine is Non OS and comes with its own carry bag. The price is from the Dell authorised retailers here in Dilli. In case someone has better pricing do let me know but only untill Thursday, after that please don't as I would have placed the order by then

Well jkdas so much for the Vostro , unless you meant a Dell net book, prices for which start at 16K including taxes Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook Details | Dell India
Hey Khoj, i have the same laptop. I would advice you to take a look at the keyboard before buying it. Keys are different in placement, see if you are comfortable with it.

everything else is very good in 1014. It even plays basic games and some high games at low res. I got it for $400. It seems its double the price in India.
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Hi Chevelle,

The machines are for our service technicians. I am stuck lugging my two and a half year old Latitude 630 ATG.

The price difference between here and US are indeed shocking. I am so tempted to order Satellite pro machines with i3/i5 chips and legal downgrades to XP Pro @ approx $700~$800 from toshibadirect.com but per our accountant we will not be able to show the money spent there (& consequently the freight and duty) as genuine business expense etc etc. So 'when in Rome do as Romans do' therefore got to buy local after paying through one's nose.

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My dell studio 14 is facing a problem. The screen is flickering all of a sudden. flickers for few second then fine and the same thing goes on and on.Any idea about the issue?
Will a format of system help?
Check the refresh rate. Set all gpu settings to default. If it is a software glitch, things should be solved.

Otherwise the lcd cable might have gone lose.
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Hi Chevelle,

The machines are for our service technicians. I am stuck lugging my two and a half year old Latitude 630 ATG.

The price difference between here and US are indeed shocking. I am so tempted to order Satellite pro machines with i3/i5 chips and legal downgrades to XP Pro @ approx $700~$800 from toshibadirect.com but per our accountant we will not be able to show the money spent there (& consequently the freight and duty) as genuine business expense etc etc. So 'when in Rome do as Romans do' therefore got to buy local after paying through one's nose.
I am not saying you buy from USA or anywhere else. I would say stick to India only since you get good support. I was just advocating buying of 1014 as they are meant for rough and tough use. And are perfect for small to medium business.

I have bought it precisely for that purpose. I had Vostro 1500 before and it is as rugged as 1014 and still going strong with 3 yrs + of usage. So i have no doubt 1014 would be the same.

And the price i mentioned was just to compare the price in India w.r.t USA. Because i bought 1014 to give it to my bro in India wherein i checked its price on Dell's website and they quoted Rs. 29k plus tax. So i took the plunge and got it for good deal.

Its good you ditched Toshiba for 1014. Not worth the effort and expense. No offence to Toshiba owners.
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I would second Chevelle. Buy from India only.

I have a 6 year old Compaq laptop running windows 7 64 home premium. HP could not provide a battery to me after only 2 years of purchase. I have to order power adaptors from US everytime one goes Kaput.

Buy from India.

PS: This is my latest possession.
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