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Old 23rd December 2012, 19:29   #3631
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By the way, I'm looking for a laptop for basic needs such as browsing and video ..
I have a netbook (Asus 1015CX) which is my secondary device, the primary being a decent spec'd PC. This netbook is generally used for internet browsing and watching movies/TV series on my LCD. It will play 720p movies quite easily (will also play 1080p), costs a bit less than the laptop you have mentioned and is pretty light weight. Gives an average battery backup of 6-7 hours on Windows 7 Basic. However, the negative is that the RAM is soldered, so cannot be upgraded in the future. So if you can compromise on the screen size, check it out!
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I have a netbook (Asus 1015CX) which is my secondary device, the primary being a decent spec'd PC. This netbook is generally used for internet browsing and watching movies/TV series on my LCD. It will play 720p movies quite easily (will also play 1080p), costs a bit less than the laptop you have mentioned and is pretty light weight. Gives an average battery backup of 6-7 hours on Windows 7 Basic. However, the negative is that the RAM is soldered, so cannot be upgraded in the future. So if you can compromise on the screen size, check it out!
We have a netbook in the house already and am very uncomfortable with the screen and keyboard size. I'm only looking at a full laptop profile device. But good to know a netbook can play 1080p as well. We never tried playing any on our netbook.
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Old 25th December 2012, 11:39   #3633
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Need help in making a decision! I want a laptop for occassional gaming apart from browsing/music/downloads. Shortlisted the following:
HP G6-2005AX and HP G6-2201AX. Anyone in here with these laptops?
(AMD Quad, 4GB RAM, 1.5GB Graphic). One with Windows 7, the other with Windows 8 and a HD cam.
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Old 26th December 2012, 12:35   #3634
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Guys, how good are Acer ultrabooks?. Im looking at the Acer M5 with i5 and Nvidia card. Their booklet shows upto 8+ hours of battery backup.

How is the service backup of Acer in Bangalore? Also any reviews about the model?

Im looking at Ultrabooks for movies, occasional games and mostly photo editing stuff. Will this suffice?

Also the brochure says 500gb +20gb Ssd. Can I upgrade the 500gb hdd to a higher capacity later, on my own?

Thanks in advance.
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I have an 1.5 year old Toshiba satellite series laptop. The thing is, it shows 56% battery wear. To check whether it is true, i changed the options to never sleep/never hibernate, and it still runs for about an hour after crossing 0% battery depletion.

So the calibration is wrong, i guess. What can be done to show the true battery wear?
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Guys, how good are Acer ultrabooks?.
I don't know about Acer Ultrabooks. But I had a Gateway Laptop which cost around 28K. Gateway is part of Acer and their service centers are also common. My first problem came in 2 months when some keys came off & they said it's not covered in the Warranty. At 6 months, the socket in the laptop where you stick the charger collapsed - i.e. it went inside the case. Warranty customer service stuck it with glue. At 13 months, there was a problem in the motherboard. It couldn't be repaired both at the Acer workshop or outside workshops. And a replacement was quoted at 12K. I junked the laptop rather than repairing it.
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Need help in making a decision! I want a laptop for occassional gaming apart from browsing/music/downloads. Shortlisted the following:
HP G6-2005AX and HP G6-2201AX. Anyone in here with these laptops?
(AMD Quad, 4GB RAM, 1.5GB Graphic). One with Windows 7, the other with Windows 8 and a HD cam.
quick update. I bought a G6 2201 AX for 34.5K last month. Got a HP Backpack free. Came with Win 7.

Initial feel - VFM. Fast for most PC based games. Heats up a bit during gaming (like almost any other laptop)

Things I don't like -

1. Screen is too glossy - reflections are distracting
2. No light or lighted key pad in the dark
3. Two of the USB ports are placed pretty close to each other. An irritant sometimes.
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@carboy; I have had some experience with the Acer Timeline who were the first to offer a 8 hour battery life. Good machines, but mine chewed up two batteries in 18 months, so went to a third party and was Ok.My son had the same and he also had a similar problem. I hear they have since fixed the problems, but once bitten thrice shy. I will revert to my tried and tested Toshiba's when I buy my own next year. As it happens in the past 15 months I have bought two 14" Toshiba's, for my daughter and my wife.
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Can anyone tell me if the Lenovo Ideapad Y500 Laptop with the following specs - 3rd Gen Ci7/ 8GB/ 1TB/ Win8/ 2GB Nvidia GT650 N13P-GT1 is a good one ?

Saw it on Flipkart and is priced at INR67379.
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Guys, how good are Acer ultrabooks?. Im looking at the Acer M5 with i5 and Nvidia card. Their booklet shows upto 8+ hours of battery backup.

How is the service backup of Acer in Bangalore? Also any reviews about the model?

Im looking at Ultrabooks for movies, occasional games and mostly photo editing stuff. Will this suffice?

Also the brochure says 500gb +20gb Ssd. Can I upgrade the 500gb hdd to a higher capacity later, on my own?

Thanks in advance.
I have been using Acer laptops for the past 8 years. I used the first one for about 5 years. It still works but, I stopped using for two reasons: additional support to hold the screen due to broken hinge, battery lasts for about 10 mins. I changed the battery and the power adapter each once during this 5 years period. The second acer laptop is purchased about 3 years back, and going strong. Acer replaced the lcd panel when the display started showing some vertical lines after 8 months of usage. I changed the battery about 6 months back. I am one happy customer.

I had some experience with laptops of dell, toshiba and hp at office. Laptops of all major brands easily lasts for three years without any major issues. Batteries generally last about 1 to 3 years based on the usage, and are the major expenses in most cases of laptop ownership. Irrespective of brand, economy series laptops are generally built flimsily (cheaper casings and keyboards) and need to be maintained little more carefully compared to the premium series laptops.
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I am looking for a new laptop within the budget 30-40K.

My usage pattern - Heavy Internet browsing/youtube streaming, Applications like MS Office, Photoshop, Oracle, Java, Turbo C etc and games like FIFA 2013, F1 2012 and other similar sports games.

I own a HP PC and a Sony Vaio laptop and i am happy with both.

Please tell me which will be the best laptop in this range of 30-40K, which will be the best comapny to go for - HP, Sony, etc???

I expect new laptop to have atleast an i5 processor, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD and 1GB Graphic card.

Please note that this purchase is not immediate i.e. I have to buy before May so have ample time t wait if any new model etc is coming up in market.

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I expect new laptop to have atleast an i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD and 1GB Graphic card.
Are these specifications based laptops available under 40K? I thought they would be way above. (Please correct me if I am wrong)
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Are these specifications based laptops available under 40K? I thought they would be way above. (Please correct me if I am wrong)
Yes they are available (except the RAM part) http://www.flipkart.com/samsung-np30...3-c3d43a81195c

But i don't know how good is this laptop.

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Dell has some good budget options. I guess if your requirement is just browsing, Office, music, movies and this is good. If you are heavy 3D gamer then may be you should look for the higher end ones.

- 14 inch without o/s - 25K
- 15 inch without o/s - 26K
- 15 inch with Win 8 - 27K
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Can anyone tell me if the Lenovo Ideapad Y500 Laptop with the following specs - 3rd Gen Ci7/ 8GB/ 1TB/ Win8/ 2GB Nvidia GT650 N13P-GT1 is a good one ?

Saw it on Flipkart and is priced at INR67379.
Asus has a laptop with similar specs, priced lower. I bought a Z580 with the exact same configuration last week. Works well, but the Lenovo bundled software is a pain. Yet to try any games or high-demand processing. Photoshop starts up in about 2 seconds.
Do take a look at brick-and-mortar stores. You will get the laptop for a lot less money.
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