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Old 3rd June 2012, 08:38   #3496
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Bought a HP 2000 Notebook from BestBuy while i was here in the US at a good price.

Costed 284.99 US $ + tax. Thats about Rs 16k which i thought was a good deal for a 15.6 inch screen,4GB RAM , 320GB hard drive, E-300 Processor with Windows 7.
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Need help with selecting a laptop. Will be buying it from the US and the budget is < USD 500.

The following are the requirements
  • Emphasis on durability than performance
  • Screen size of 14" or more
  • Should come with Windows 7 Home Premium
  • 4 GB RAM or more
  • Preferably Intel Processor
  • And a good Graphics Card
I have shortlisted the following and am open to other models as well.
  1. Lenovo G570 4334DBU 15.6-Inch
  2. ASUS A53E-AS31-WT 15.6-Inch
  3. Dell Inspiron i14RN-1227BK 14-Inch Laptop
Please guide.
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Old 12th June 2012, 21:42   #3498
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Default DIY :: Make HP-mini-110-3605 Run Cooler, Solved HP mini Heat problems

my HP netbook (HP-mini-110-3605) was giving lot of problems due to hot weather, this laptop to my surprise didn't had any breathing holes on the bottom.
This lead to extreme temperature on CPU and HDD, and once it reached 75 deg. cel. it was mostly hanged, and became un-responsive.

I always have core temp installed on my computer/s so I was dead sure about the heat issue.

Check HDD and it was temperature killing it to death.

I even use a Laptop cooler but it was not helping, the laptop used to get so heated up that I had to keep it in front of A.C. to cool it up and make it useable again.

And finally I did this MOD to my laptop today and since then I've not faced any heat issues, however its been only a hour of usage but earlier laptop give up in 30-40 minutes itself.

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Inside of HP-mini-110-3605
Removing back panel is child play as it has a latch behind the battery and there are no screws.

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Drilled Holes on base cover,
However After drilling them, I realized I could have designed
some funky stuff, but who care, I need to solve the heat problem.

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The drilled holes allows, Air to enter the CPU Fan from Bottom which
gets out from the side vent made by HP, atleast.
The holes on middle of cover is for HDD to dissipate some heat and so are those small holes on right bottom for RAM to get some Air for breathing.

This is a risky task so do not attempt if you are not sure about what problem can occur.
This makes my HP -mini run cooler but now onwards I have to be extra careful so kids don't keep it on surface where it can suck water inside.

May be this was a design blunder, or it was made for countries which never faces 47 degree celcius temperature but now its a "HOLE new Netbook" for me.
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is there any website other than flipkart where i can get good laptop quotes?

also in India which company has good after sales service generally in Baroda and AMD in Gujarat?

I am planning on any model of Dell. Is that a good idea? How are Sony's in terms of reliability considering it will be hot and dusty where the laptop will be used?

Please advise. thanks
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i have Sony netbook 1 year old. now trackpad & buttons giving up already.
is it possible to give this in exchange with ultrabook in pune somewhere?
thinking of Lenovo Ideapad U310.
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is there any website other than flipkart where i can get good laptop quotes?

also in India which company has good after sales service generally in Baroda and AMD in Gujarat?

I am planning on any model of Dell. Is that a good idea? How are Sony's in terms of reliability considering it will be hot and dusty where the laptop will be used?

Please advise. thanks
You can try link below.
Buy Mobile Phones, Cameras, Laptops, Pen Drives, MP3 Players, TVs and Hard Disks in India | BuyThePrice.com
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is it a reliable website?
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May be this was a design blunder, or it was made for countries which never faces 47 degree celcius temperature but now its a "HOLE new Netbook" for me.
So what is the current operating temperature?

A very practical mod indeed.
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So what is the current operating temperature?

A very practical mod indeed.
Temprature has come down a lot, around 10 -15 C
even during long operation hours, the temp no longer hits the threshold where it used to make it unusable.

My netbook was used to monitor some service for 12 hours a day and even after using Cooling Pad, it was not usable after 3-4 hours during summers.
It doesn't freezes anymore due to over-heating and I am happy about this mod.
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is it a reliable website?
Yes it is. But I'd buy from them only if the price is lower. Else Flipkart is the 1st preference.
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is it a reliable website?
Yes. They are one of top 20 e-commerce portal in India.
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Yes it is. But I'd buy from them only if the price is lower. Else Flipkart is the 1st preference.
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Yes. They are one of top 20 e-commerce portal in India.
Great, that is nice to hear. I can compare the price and buy it now.thanks
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My toshiba satellite's battery has given up sometime back and ive been thinking of upgrading the laptop for quite a while. Is it possible to have some kind of an exchange offer on laptops? If so where can we get that?
How much would a core 2 duo with 4gb ram amd 256gb hdd fetch?
@raj_5004 whats the configuration of your laptop? Is this the one on which you play fsx?

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^^^Many shops have exch. offers. As for online shops, the only one I'v heard of is Letsbuy. They used to buy back old stuff. But now that its no more, I guess their buy back site must have gone too.
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^^^Many shops have exch. offers. As for online shops, the only one I'v heard of is Letsbuy. They used to buy back old stuff. But now that its no more, I guess their buy back site must have gone too.
How much do you think a laptop with my specifications would get? Ive win7 ultimate installed in it if thats any consolation.
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