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Old 22nd July 2008, 20:17   #1216
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Ok.

In that case go for any decent laptop.

You will get a lot of options in the 30k-35k.

1. Dell Vostro
2. Acer
3. HP nx series(if still available)
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I intentionally left Compaq out as I have had very bad experience with compaqs.
Instead I have found Acer to be better in terms of reliability.
But again give first preference to Dell Vostro.
Dells are sturdy machines.
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Also see if you can go for an Inspiron 1420/1425, nice machines.
Need a mid budget portable for my dad.

Dell seems good even though Iv had a bad experience with the Inspiron 5100 series (very severe design flaw/manufacturing defect and absolutely no responsibility taken by dell).

I thought for the 30-35 range only HP pavilion would come fully loaded.
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Oops you seem to be in a real big mess my friend. Anyways don't lose hopes. There will be a way out.

You would have got a recovery disk to help you re-install in case of a system crash . Any luck with this ?
I had spoken with Lenovo and further they gave me the contact details from where i can take the recovery cd and i was told that it would not tamper the warranty even if i downgrade to xp.

Also they told that total expense would be around 2k only since i need to pay only for the cds. This week i would be going lets see whether this works out
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Old 25th July 2008, 14:10   #1218
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Just wondering how good are AMD laptops? Visited a HP showroom.
Found a really good config. Compaq CQ-50 with AMD QL-60(1.9Ghz), 1GB DDR2, 160GB HDD, nvidia 8200 mobo.
Price Rs 32500
Apart from 1GB DDR2 tahts lacking, the mobo is great i think. How good is the processor?
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Old 25th July 2008, 15:41   #1219
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Used AMD extensively in college.
Great VFM and good performers too.

Low on battery life but will last you long enough.
I wont rank AMD less on any scale vis a vis Intel
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Guys, need some help here. I'm planning to buy a laptop in the 30-35K range. My main needs are for collegework, net usage, gaming and good battery life. What would you suggest? I was tempted by the dell Inspiron 1525, Especially in some bling colours!. What are the other options guys??
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Old 25th July 2008, 19:48   #1221
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The battery life would be in the range of 2-3 hrs on any 6 cell laptop unless you go for one with Intel Atom processor.

I havent seen or used one till date. Suggest you to see reviews on Mouthshut.com.

EDIT: Found this with some googling
PC World - Aspire One Review

Hope it may help

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The battery life would be in the range of 2-3 hrs on any 6 cell laptop unless you go for one with Intel Atom processor.

I havent seen or used one till date. Suggest you to see reviews on Mouthshut.com.

EDIT: Found this with some googling
PC World - Aspire One Review

Hope it may help

Intel Atom is for Ultraportables like EeePC, not for regular laptops.
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Guys, need some help here. I'm planning to buy a laptop in the 30-35K range. My main needs are for collegework, net usage, gaming and good battery life. What would you suggest? I was tempted by the dell Inspiron 1525, Especially in some bling colours!. What are the other options guys??
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The battery life would be in the range of 2-3 hrs on any 6 cell laptop unless you go for one with Intel Atom processor.

I havent seen or used one till date. Suggest you to see reviews on Mouthshut.com.

EDIT: Found this with some googling
PC World - Aspire One Review

Hope it may help
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Intel Atom is for Ultraportables like EeePC, not for regular laptops.

At the same time I believe The Atom can deliver all that .
Read somewhere in the papers that with 6 cell battery it can stretch upto 4-5 hours

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planning to get a red inspiron 1525 3gb version. getting it for 40k in total in bombay. was planning to get studio but the 10k price difference does not meet my justification.
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Guys, need some help here. I'm planning to buy a laptop in the 30-35K range. My main needs are for collegework, net usage, gaming and good battery life. What would you suggest? I was tempted by the dell Inspiron 1525, Especially in some bling colours!. What are the other options guys??
JayD - Make sure you get the max possible RAM, HDD & Graphics Card (V.I.) in the said config. Otherwise you might be able to play the games well for a while but it can become obsolete very soon.
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Guys, need some help here. I'm planning to buy a laptop in the 30-35K range. My main needs are for collegework, net usage, gaming and good battery life. What would you suggest? I was tempted by the dell Inspiron 1525, Especially in some bling colours!. What are the other options guys??
Acer pebbles are more VFM. Check them out, and compare it with Dell 1525 and then make a decision.

Dell would be VFM if you get it through EPP - In that case dont even look at other laptops.

And...Centrino 2 is on its way, wait if you can.
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Hi JayD,

> Make sure you get the max possible RAM, HDD & Graphics Card (V.I.) in the
> said config. Otherwise you might be able to play the games well for a while

Inspiron 1525 does not come with separate graphic card and shares upto 358MB memory out of the 2GB im my system.

See the following:

Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Mobile Report


Report Date: 07/26/2008
Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: 12:32:08
Driver Version: 7.14.10.1253
Operating System: Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium* , Service Pack 1 (6.0.6001)
Default Language: English
DirectX* Version: 10.0
Physical Memory: 2037 MB
Minimum Graphics Memory: 8 MB
Maximum Graphics Memory: 358 MB
Graphics Memory in Use: 166 MB
Processor: x86 family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Speed: 1995 MHZ
Vendor ID: 8086
Device ID: 2A02
Device Revision: 0C


* Accelerator Information *

Accelerator in Use: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
Video BIOS: 1566
Current Graphics Mode: 1440 by 900 True Color (60 Hz)

I don't play games and so never thought of a separate graphics card.
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@iraghava..
I checked out the XPS 1530 in pune a few days back.. the black one looks awesome!! i've made my decision now, i'm definately gonna buy the 1530!! and most probably with the same config as yours!
thanks for your help buddy!
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@iraghava..
I checked out the XPS 1530 in pune a few days back.. the black one looks awesome!! i've made my decision now, i'm definately gonna buy the 1530!! and most probably with the same config as yours!
thanks for your help buddy!
Welcome to the club, Nikhil!
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Welcome to the club, Nikhil!

How many 1330 owners on this forum?

We should make an exclusive TBHP XPS Club Just kidding!
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