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Old 14th February 2008, 00:59   #931
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Thanks lowbassmaker . I checked out the HP today and decided against it cos the HP tx1301 and 1302au models are now Discontinued . The new series is Tx2001 and 2002 and above all i was told that the battery backup is quite poor and as you rightly mentioned dell is better than HP and if im right C2D is far better than AMD ...

Howz the inspiron series in Dell ,any other Brand/model recommended ?

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Old 14th February 2008, 01:06   #932
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How easy would it be to get and lcd replacement for a toshiba libretto in india?
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Old 15th February 2008, 15:12   #933
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I had purchased HP 6516TX NoteBook 4 months back based on what HP assured as wireless head set gift (they say its worth more than 5000/-) today I received waited for 3 months after I sent them DD and documents to process the free gift.

Its quality is very good works around 30 feet distance from the laptop.

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Old 15th February 2008, 20:47   #934
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Hey anybody have any idea about the lenovo g400 33q(cel 1.73ghz / 512MB/ 80GB/ 14.1" / dvd writer)? I'm getting it at 23k all inclusive(I plan to run linux only, for net and movies). Heard some negative things about lenovo after sales service and build quality generally, I stay in Bangalore and plan to use it for another 1.5yrs at the most. The alternative I am considering is compaq c702tu(cel 1.86ghz / 512MB/ 80GB / 15.4"/ dvd writer). Need suggestions asap.
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Old 16th February 2008, 09:11   #935
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I suggest Desktop instead of laptop for watching movies, Best top notch configured assembled desktop with 4 GB RAM 500 gb SATA Hard Disk with 19 inch lcd monitor and intel original motherboad/core 2 duo processor with dolby sound with speareks you can get it for 30,000/- It can last for 10 years!

We have purchased many such computers from the person I know personally who takes care of entire hard ware maintanence in my office.

About Lenovo its like low cost laptop of IBM. Like HP and Compaq. HP Laptops are targeted for business/corporates where as compaq laptops are for students and home office purpose.

Lenovo is good but in Bangalore I highly recomand HP or Compaq! because service is very easy and cheap too.

Acer on other side has more problems than Lenovo but to be very frank any brand is one and the same its matter of peice we get and power and environment the way we handle the unit.

I own 2 2001 make laptops baught from USA both compaq still going very strong, recently had couple of service (total cost 7000/-), 4 months back I baught HP 6516tx and i can see with vista its very good performer.

If OS is vista I suggest we should have 2gb ram and core 2 duo processor. Linux can run on low end laptops. Movies on low end laptop might make results slowly sometimes.

If you need PC which you need to carry then laptop makes sense otherwise desktop have better resale value than laptop and low end laptops are not good, If you are buying laptop I suggest buy highend Laptop.

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Old 16th February 2008, 12:36   #936
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It can last for 10 years!

I did not understand your context. In which way. Life or future proof.
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thanks ravibhat, I already have a c2d based desktop with a 19" crt, wanted a second pc so was considering a laptop and budget isn't so high that i can include a 19-22" LCD from dell or something. so was considering either a lenovo g400 33q or compaq c733tu, as I plan to run linux. I am planning to add 1gb RAM to it so movies wont be much of a problem(no hd content either)
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hi guys,

glossy screen in my laptop troubles me a lot, especialy since i use a black screen (mainframe) all the time.

do you think a screen protector of some kind will help me here?

here is an example

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Guys need help
i purchased a lenevo notebook with vista, 512 mb ram Now there was a trial verson loaded and i'm facing the crunch as vista is so slow and i cant upgrade the ram now as the one it has needs to be replaced. Is possible i could switch over to XP without warranty issue or what else should i do ???
The notebook is brandnew lying unused bcoz of this problem. It works damn slow with vista Please Help
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You can switch to Windows XP, call Lenovo. It is usually possible to surrender your Vista License and get XP.

Other option is to buy 1 GB RAM for Laptop.

That should not cost more then 2k (including bill/warranty and installation). Assuming that you have to throw away existing RAM and do not get anything in return.

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Old 27th February 2008, 10:37   #941
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Thnx NetfreakBombay i have mailed this issue to lenovo, infact the dealer from where i bought the notebook told me that i need to take to the service centre as for the slots the machine needs to be opened fully and only authorized person can do since warranty is the issue. Someone told me that the cost would be around 6k for the orignal really in a flux what to do
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Yes warranty can be an issue.

Call up your dealer to see if they would do the installation if you buy RAM from outside. Cost of RAM is just 1500(Apogee brand, not from lenovo) and even if they charge 500 for installation total should come to 2k. That will not void the warranty.

They are pushing for lonovo ram since they will make 1500 in Margin.
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Old 27th February 2008, 16:28   #943
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Dell, HP & Sony have no issues if RAM is upgraded. But why is Lenovo being so strict about warranty? Doesnt seem to be customer friendly. It is purely done with the intention to make customers buy anything & everything from Lenovo.
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Issue is with opening the laptop and breaking seal in the process.

Not a big deal really, but dealers use it to scare users into buying RAM / HDD through dealers only.
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Anyways Guys anyone could tell me how much it would fetch me i need to sell. As its unused brand new and purchased in Nov only around 50000/-. Please help and if anyone keen can pm me
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