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Old 12th June 2008, 09:51   #1021
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A good friend of mine wants to buy a laptop. Cost should be around 40k.
How is Dell Inspiron 1525? I heard it has some overheating problems? And any other lappies in the same range?
Specifications are not an issue, mostly home use.
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Old 12th June 2008, 12:53   #1022
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A good friend of mine wants to buy a laptop. Cost should be around 40k.
How is Dell Inspiron 1525? I heard it has some overheating problems? And any other lappies in the same range?
Specifications are not an issue, mostly home use.


@F50 Dell Inspiron 1525 has not got anysort of over heating issue.. if you feel that its heating up.. the you can just flash the BIOS and it will work fine... Dell has got very good warranty on the computers and even they have [COLOR=black][FONT='Times New Roman']complete [/FONT][/COLOR]care which mean if your computer gets damaged [COLOR=black][FONT='Times New Roman']accidentally [/FONT][/COLOR]they you can get the replacement but that warranty will cost you more.. even you get real good colors in that notebook.. suggest your friend to go for backlight LCD that will be really great .. and it takes less power.... There is a new brand STUDIO which is getting launched even those computers are great and one of the model has a e-sata port on them....
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Hi,

> How is Dell Inspiron 1525? I heard it has some overheating problems?

As I write this on my 2 month old Inspiron 1525, the HDD is 39C and the cores are at 49-50C.

The celeron based LG I had before in the same environment would be at a HDD temp of 49C and the CPU at 68C. Without a table fan blowing on it it would over heat especially with a DOS window and switch off.

In the inspiron, the temperature variation is minimal with a DOS program running.
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A good friend of mine wants to buy a laptop. Cost should be around 40k.
How is Dell Inspiron 1525? I heard it has some overheating problems? And any other lappies in the same range?
Specifications are not an issue, mostly home use.
If you looking for discounts on Dell laptops, you can PM me or check this thread....

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Old 17th June 2008, 15:04   #1025
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Unhappy Three year Old Thinkpad R51 died on me!!

My trusty three year old IBM ThinkPad R51 just died on me when I plugged in a USB hard drive.

Took it to Lenovo authorized service center and the the engineer says it would require a new "planner" (motherboard) which will cost me almost 15,000.

Does anyone know of a IBM/Lenovo contact who can get me this planner for cheap?

Thanks....
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Old 19th June 2008, 23:43   #1026
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I need to order an ultra portable laptop from the US. Have zeroed in on two models:
Sony TZ series & The new Lenovo Ideapad u110.

I definatly need a good warranty as well as accidental cover plan as these machines are tiny 11inchers. Now,if i select the 3 or 5 year warranty+accidental cover will that be valid in India too?
If someone has knowledge on international warranty,please enlighten me asap.

Also, any idea how much the Sony TZ costs here? the lenovo isnt out here yet.

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Old 20th June 2008, 01:06   #1027
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Just got my XPS 1530 delivered yesterday

Specs:
Intel T8100 Penryn series processor, 2.1GHz 3MB Cache 800 MHz FSB
3 GB RAM 667MHz (800 not available)
250 GB SATA HDD
15.4" widescreen 1440x900res Truelife
256 MB Nvidia GeForce 8600 Video Card
Intel N Wireless
Inbuilt Bluetooth
Travel Remote
Dell Media Centre
2.0 MP Webcam
and other stuff.....

Complete Specs & pics tomorrow!

And yes, I'm very, very happy now!
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Congrats Ishan, that's one hot laptop.

Cheers!!!
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Just got my XPS 1530 delivered yesterday

Specs:
Intel T8100 Penryn series processor, 2.1GHz 3MB Cache 800 MHz FSB
3 GB RAM 667MHz (800 not available)
250 GB SATA HDD
15.4" widescreen 1440x900res Truelife
256 MB Nvidia GeForce 8600 Video Card
Intel N Wireless
Inbuilt Bluetooth
Travel Remote
Dell Media Centre
2.0 MP Webcam
and other stuff.....

Complete Specs & pics tomorrow!

And yes, I'm very, very happy now!
And in 'BLACK' - I hope!?!
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Just got my XPS 1530 delivered yesterday

Specs:
Intel T8100 Penryn series processor, 2.1GHz 3MB Cache 800 MHz FSB
3 GB RAM 667MHz (800 not available)
250 GB SATA HDD
15.4" widescreen 1440x900res Truelife
256 MB Nvidia GeForce 8600 Video Card
Intel N Wireless
Inbuilt Bluetooth
Travel Remote
Dell Media Centre
2.0 MP Webcam
and other stuff.....

Complete Specs & pics tomorrow!

And yes, I'm very, very happy now!
Congrats!! Did they give any discounts on this?
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Old 21st June 2008, 01:50   #1031
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Congrats Ishan, that's one hot laptop.

Cheers!!!
Thanks Kishore!

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And in 'BLACK' - I hope!?!
Of course man!

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Congrats!! Did they give any discounts on this?
Nope, nothing apart from the VAT payoff. Apparently due to the XPS being a top of the line series there are no discounts on it.

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And here's the complete spec:

1 1-year XPS Premier Service with 1-year CompleteCover
2 # 1 Year Complete Cover Accidental Damage Protection
3 CompleteCover/ CompleteCover Guard Technical Guide included
4 Dell(TM) Travel Remote Control
5 Noise Isolation Ear Buds
6 External USB modem (WW)
7 RJ-11 Modem cable (AP)
8 Dell(TM) Media Direct
9 8-in-1 media card reader
10 Integrated 10/100 Fast Ethernet
11 256MB NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) 8600M GT
12 Intel(R) 4965AGN Wireless-N Mini-Card
13 3GB (1 X 2 GB + 1 X 1 GB) 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
14 Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Combination Drive with dual layer write capabilities
15 Roxio Creator 10
16 Palmrest with Fingerprint Reader
17 Finger Print Reader Software
18 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
19 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T8100
20 Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy ADVANCED HD Audio Software
21 Dell(TM) Wireless 355 Bluetooth Module
22 Tuxedo Black LCD display with Integrated 2.0 mega pixel web cam
23 Camera Bezel
24 Camera Software
25 15.4" Widescreen WXGA+ (1440x900) TFT Display with TrueLife(TM)
26 250GB SATA Hard Drive

All inclusive for 61k!
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Congrats on your new gizzmo ishan. thats an impressive configuration.
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Old 21st June 2008, 10:26   #1034
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Just got my XPS 1530 delivered yesterday
Congratulations. Now you have no excuses for not sending out the collection note for Rs.10k.
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Ishaan, does the Epson LX-800 still work? I have one which was brought in 1996 and still works. Very very sturdy printer!
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