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Old 24th February 2006, 10:52   #361
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I recently got a Toshiba satallite laptop for my dad, he needed something basic.
Spec: 256MB RAM, 1.7 Celeron ,40gb hardisk,DVD/CR-W,15inch screen,XP Home,ultra slim and light.
Price: Here is the suprise..... $400! But with tax and all it comes up to around 19,000Rs... was an insane sale, got sold out in no time!
Its almost the same as Rtech laptop spec but at less than half the price.

Just one suggestion if your buying a laptop now get the new Intel Centrino DUO! It boost battery life to almost double. Laptops in the US have just started offering it. I dont think you will get it within your budget in india coz it might not be available there yet but i strongly suggest you get the Centrino DUO or atleast a Centrino. I guess its best if you can hv some1 get it from you for the US, laptops r alot cheaper here considering the deals you can find online.

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Old 24th February 2006, 11:11   #362
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I'm partial to the Thinkpad too .. just like the ad, I've seen 2 thinkpads drop to the floor (tiled) from office desks. No effect !
I've been using a T41 (Centrino/512MB) for almost 2 years now .. very reliable and sturdy.
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Old 24th February 2006, 11:29   #363
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Go for the ACER ASPIRE 5000 series...bought this for my freind last week and its pretty damn good.Here is the config..

AMD Turion ML-30 Processor 64BIT Technology
256MB DDR ( Upgraded to 512MB for 1500 Rs.)
DVD-R/RW Drive
15.4" Crystalbrite LCD
60 GB HDD
Wi-Fi included

All this for just 48,000 incl. the 512MB RAM upgrade!!The processor in this is the same as what your gettin on the ACER Ferrari series.Its a steal bro.
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Old 24th February 2006, 11:50   #364
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Go for the ACER ASPIRE 5000 series...bought this for my freind last week and its pretty damn good.Here is the config..

AMD Turion ML-30 Processor 64BIT Technology
256MB DDR ( Upgraded to 512MB for 1500 Rs.)
DVD-R/RW Drive
15.4" Crystalbrite LCD
60 GB HDD
Wi-Fi included

All this for just 48,000 incl. the 512MB RAM upgrade!!The processor in this is the same as what your gettin on the ACER Ferrari series.Its a steal bro.

acer ferrari 4002 has the same processor but the 4005 has Turion ML-37 and 4006 has turion Ml-41.


celeron M is based on Pentium M architecture and an much much better investment.Even a celeron M wont be a bad investment. Its much cheaper than pentium M's and the only thing you loose is Speedstep technology and 1mb of l2 cache memory. Dont be fooled by others who say on the face that celeron is a bad cpu because they heard from somewhere.

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Old 24th February 2006, 13:49   #365
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I'm partial to the Thinkpad too ..
I've been using a T41 (Centrino/512MB) for almost 2 years now .. very reliable and sturdy.
I have a T41p for 2 years too and even my son has not been able to put it out of function. wonder why all laptops are not built the same way.
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Old 24th February 2006, 15:04   #366
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I'm partial to the Thinkpad too .. just like the ad, I've seen 2 thinkpads drop to the floor (tiled) from office desks. No effect !
I've been using a T41 (Centrino/512MB) for almost 2 years now .. very reliable and sturdy.
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i'd suggest a thinkpad. they are lovely. esp that blue button which has got me out of many a mess.
IBM always had good reviews...
Now its Lenovo Thinkpad....Chinese?????
Not too keen on this...
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Old 24th February 2006, 15:11   #367
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it's still and IBM design. Lenovo will take a few years to mess it up if they dare.

If my T41p ever dies I will consider Apple but that is about it. I am a computer idiot and have not been able to wreck the my laptop yet. Though i pray I wont ever be able to do that.

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Old 24th February 2006, 15:34   #368
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Default Toshiba TecraS2

Toshiba Tecra S2- 512MBRAM,80GB HDD,Intel Centrino,15" monitor(Absolutely Brilliant) should cost you something like 60K. Check this one out for sure. No bluetooth in built though.
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Old 24th February 2006, 17:25   #369
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Its much cheaper than pentium M's and the only thing you loose is Speedstep technology and 1mb of l2 cache memory. Dont be fooled by others who say on the face that celeron is a bad cpu because they heard from somewhere.
LOL... I remember when I told my manager who had a brand new centrino ... "You know why your laptop is so slow? Compare your Laptop's Mhz to mine.... He was running at 800Mhz (speedstep 1.6Ghz)... and I was at 1.9Ghz (Celeron - very old) " ...... That was depressing for him!...
But the point is his laptop was really half as fast as mine!... b'coz I had no antivirus as usual.
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Old 24th February 2006, 18:05   #370
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Default Toshiba laptops out of my budget

Just managed to find one within my range...
Please comment on it....

Satellite A80-P4321

The Satellite A80 Series is powered by the ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 IGP graphics processor to enhance presentation quality on the 15.0-inch diagonal display. Using a convenient TV-out port, users can quickly connect to a television, projector or other device to show multimedia presentations to a large group.


Configuration:
•Intel Centrino M processor 740 with 1.73 Ghz clockspeed • 2048 KB cache • 533 MHz FSB • 256 MB • 15" TFT • 40 GB ( 5400 RPM) • DVD + CDRW •Touchpad • Win XP Professional • MS One Note • Integrated Intel PRO • wireless 2200.

New Features:
a) Serial Port
b) TV Out Port
c) Paralel Port
d) FIR
e) Gigabit Ethernet
f) 6-in-1 card reader

Toshiba Advantage:
• 1.73 GHz processor featuring the latest Intel Centrino M processor having 2048 kB cache
• MS One Note 2003 to capture organise and reuse notes and information
• ieee1394
• ConfigFree software for network control
• SRS TruSurround XT sound Technology
• 3 USB ports
• Wireless Built in

Warranty: 1 year Price: INR 54,990/-
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Toshiba Tecra S2- 512MBRAM,80GB HDD,Intel Centrino,15" monitor(Absolutely Brilliant) should cost you something like 60K. Check this one out for sure. No bluetooth in built though.
Its around 1lac range...
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Old 24th February 2006, 22:06   #371
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LOL... I remember when I told my manager who had a brand new centrino ... "You know why your laptop is so slow? Compare your Laptop's Mhz to mine.... He was running at 800Mhz (speedstep 1.6Ghz)... and I was at 1.9Ghz (Celeron - very old) " ...... That was depressing for him!...
But the point is his laptop was really half as fast as mine!... b'coz I had no antivirus as usual.

my friend is a first time user. I asked him to get a celeron M and told him its based on pentium M and that intel is just cheating money out of consumers in the name of centrino. but the name celeron has been valued so low that nobody really wants to even touchit.

IBM laptops are really good because they are supposed to be targetted at corporrate customers. HP NX business line is equally good also comes with that blue button everybody likes on ibm
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Close your eyes and get the Thinkpad. I use a R52. Yes, a bit heavier compared to my Dell Inspiron. But nevertheless, its a great piece.

Once Thinkpad, always Thinkpad
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Are the thinkpads within my range of 55K...???
Can someone put up the price of their thinkpads....
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I have seen R51 or something like that for under 50K.
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Old 27th February 2006, 10:25   #375
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Why dont you check out the Apple iBook G4? It costs around 53k. What I like about it is its size. Very compact and light. With OSx running performance shouldnt be a problem too.

It sells for 999$ in the US. If you are not heavily into multimedia, gaming and stuff then the iBook should suffice.

Not to mention the drool factor
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