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Old 25th July 2011, 08:48   #3136
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HP & Compaq are the same company since 2002.
I know, but somehow HP looks so much better than the Compaq.

are there any reliability issues with HP?

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Toshiba Satellite C Series C640-I4010
Intel 2nd Generation Core i3
500 GB HDD
4 GB DDR3 RAM
14 Inch Screen
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for Rs. 24890/-
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I have been using a Toshiba Satellite series laptop for over 5yrs now. No problems at all.
Guys, I am a little brand specific.

So, I really dont want the Toshiba, Asus, MSI, etc.

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However I would stay away from Dell these days. The current run of Dell's which come from China are pretty poor in quality. At work I see that on an average due to some reason or the other these Dells crash min once a year.
Yes, even I heard from a friend that these days DELL has some hardware issues.

Out of these four lappys, which one would you guys pick-
1) HP Pavilion dv6
2) Acer 5750
3) Acer 5742G
4) HP Pavilion g6

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Old 25th July 2011, 12:34   #3137
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Out of these four lappys, which one would you guys pick-
1) HP Pavilion dv6
2) Acer 5750
3) Acer 5742G
4) HP Pavilion g6
I would suggest avoid Acer and go for HP. IMO Dv6 is the best bet. Another option would be HP 630 which I recently bought, refer to post 3106.
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Old 30th July 2011, 21:53   #3138
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Acer laptop 4750G-2414G50 with following configuration is available in Malaysia for Rs. 32,500
Core i5 (2410M) at 2.3 GHz,
4GB DDR3 RAm, 500 GD HDD
1GB GeForece GT520M Graphic Card
DVD +/- R/RW
5 in 1 Card reader
WiFi, BT, Crystal Eye camera
14.1" WXGA LED backlit screen
Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
2.2 Kgs, 3 years travelers warranty
1 Year subscription to trend Micro internet security
and some other local freebies.
Fellow members what do you think? Is it a good buy?
How good and reliable is Acer?
Thanks in advance
Finally purchased the above laptop for Rs. 30,000 on June 18th.
Excluded the local freebies and the freebies offered by the store including the anti-virus (actually McAfee was pre-loaded with 2 months license which was OK with me as I have multi-user license of Kaspersky).
Have been using for the last 6 weeks and it is quite good.
Haven't seen any equivalent configuration with competitive prices in India yet.
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Old 31st July 2011, 09:46   #3139
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I am looking at getting a HP DM1 very soon.
I have a quick few questions if anyone can help?

1. 2GB standard ram installed, looking at increasing to either 4 or 6 or 8 GB. As the AMD processor is on the slightly weak side compared to mainstream processors, I am thinking increasing the ram will help?

2. What brand of ram to go for. Dealers in Pune are pushing Transcend first. What about Kingston or Corsair? What should be the price difference between brands and is it worth going for a brand other than Transcend? Any other brands to go for?

Main use will be heavy internet browsing, MS Office use, Video streaming via HDMI.

Also I will need an external DVD writer. Heard good things about the Samsung SE-S084B. Any others to consider?
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Old 31st July 2011, 11:27   #3140
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@Raja
Go for DM1 if you are looking for a compact laptop with priority on light weight and mobility. That was my wife's priority and hence we bought a DM1. Increasing Ram will def help - 4Gb should be more than enough.

External DVD driver - depends on your budget - again, if mobility is your priority, go for a slim model
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I would suggest avoid Acer and go for HP. IMO Dv6 is the best bet. Another option would be HP 630 which I recently bought, refer to post 3106.
Nothing against HP, but had issues with the graphic chip (display) within the warranty, and again a year after. The cost of the chip was around 5k.

I personally prefer Toshiba.
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Old 31st July 2011, 18:16   #3142
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Nothing against HP, but had issues with the graphic chip (display) within the warranty, and again a year after. The cost of the chip was around 5k.

I personally prefer Toshiba.
Same problem with my son's HP. In case you want HP, do a thorough research on the net to identify any model specific problems others are facing. In fact do the research for any model.
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We picked up a few 2520P HP's for our office. Looks pretty good and sturdy. The IT folks apparently did a lot of research before shortlisting this model.
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I have shortlisted this model, I prefer to use lots of Gaming and Auto CAD Tools.
People, please suggest

Sony VAIO E Series VPCEB46FG (White) - Rs. 45k
Intel Core i5 480M
4 GB DDR3 RAM
500 GB HDD
15.5 Inch Screen (1366 x 768 Pixel)
1 GB DDR3 (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 Graphics) Graphic Memory
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I have shortlisted this model, I prefer to use lots of Gaming and Auto CAD Tools.
People, please suggest

Sony VAIO E Series VPCEB46FG (White) - Rs. 45k
Intel Core i5 480M
4 GB DDR3 RAM
500 GB HDD
15.5 Inch Screen (1366 x 768 Pixel)
1 GB DDR3 (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 Graphics) Graphic Memory
Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
For both gaming and Autocad, get the i7 and HD display models with at least 4GB and preferably 8GB RAM. Both applications are resource hungry.
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I have shortlisted this model, I prefer to use lots of Gaming and Auto CAD Tools.
Whats your budget? (45K Max?)

The Sony VAIO C Series VPCCB15FG is a good one too. Comes with a newer processor and a Full HD Screen, which I think would help you in gaming/designing. Price - 54K
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For both gaming and Autocad, get the i7 and HD display models with at least 4GB and preferably 8GB RAM. Both applications are resource hungry.
Thanks, i7 is too costly right now.

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Whats your budget? (45K Max?)

The Sony VAIO C Series VPCCB15FG is a good one too. Comes with a newer processor and a Full HD Screen, which I think would help you in gaming/designing. Price - 54K
How about VPCEH18FG? I have zeroed on this
My budget is around 38k to 42k
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It seems Dell batteries are designed to service you for just an year. End of second year and my second battery is also dying. It just takes few minuets for it discharge from 100% to zero. Next state will be "plugged in but not charging"

Anyone has any info on cheaper third party alternatives? Attaching my battery's picture here. It is 48Wh which was a replacement under warranty when the first battery went out of service. The original one was 56 Wh.

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The prices for the original batteries seem to be the range of 3K.

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How about VPCEH18FG? I have zeroed on this
My budget is around 38k to 42k
The VPCEH18FG has a good configuration. You can go for it.

Dell has a similar combo in the Inspiron 14R and 15R which come with Radeon HD 6470M - 1GB and NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M - 1GB and are priced at 42.7 and 43.7K respectively.

Here a comparison link (Shop for Home and Home Office | Dell India)
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How are the new Dell XPS 15 range of laptops? I am very keen on one, I use the previous version Studio XPS 16 presently. The i5 one is priced around 54k range.
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