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Old 31st July 2020, 21:53   #5716
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Suggest a good laptop for upto Rs. 60K. Primary uses


Creative writing / presentations
Long work hours - So prefer it to be comfortable to the eyes
A good battery
Usb "C" based charger
Processor preferably i5 or Ryzen (Not sure of model)
8 GB Ram with Option to upgrade
1 TB HDD or a SSD based one
Try acer nitro 7, you can easily get it for 62k in market
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Old 31st July 2020, 22:05   #5717
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I love typing on the mi Horizon. The keys are so Mac like. Pop into a store and check it out. Battery is good. Screen is superb. i5 10th gen (512 GB SSD) etc. price range is from 42 (this should suit you fine) to 55K
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From some time I have been getting this message on my Dell laptop whenever I plug it in
"The power adapter attached to your system is not recognized. Attach a supported power adapter with at least 130 watts"
I am already using the original charger. This started coming up a year back(the laptop is 2.5 years old) occasionally and re-plugging it usually solved it and it recognized the charger but off late I really need to push it in forcefully to recognize the charger. What can be the issue?
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From some time I have been getting this message on my Dell laptop whenever I plug it in
"The power adapter attached to your system is not recognized. Attach a supported power adapter with at least 130 watts"
I am already using the original charger. This started coming up a year back(the laptop is 2.5 years old) occasionally and re-plugging it usually solved it and it recognized the charger but off late I really need to push it in forcefully to recognize the charger. What can be the issue?
Had this on my office laptop. IT fixed it with a BIOS update.

Check Dell site for latest BIOS updates for your model/services tag that addresses "power management"/ACPI issues.
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If you don't want a touchscreen, I would suggest the Acer Swift 3 (14inch Display).
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If you're spending above 60k, it is currently not worth buying anything that doesn't come with a 7nm Ryzen 4000 series CPU. These typically start at 65k onwards.
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Try acer nitro 7, you can easily get it for 62k in market
Thank you for all your suggestions. Ryzen looks promising but will it last next 4 to 5 years ?

i will wait for the Amazon and Flipkart sales later this week to decide.

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In tech you can't predict what will click the following month, forget 5 years. For now, Ryzen is the best.
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Thank you for all your suggestions. Ryzen looks promising but will it last next 4 to 5 years ?
I've been using an i3 laptop for the last 10 years and it works just fine for me. Will a laptop last for you or not, is completely a subjective to the kind of work you use the laptop for.

If you are into basic office work and nothing strong like rendering etc then I can safely say it will easily last 5 years.
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Could be because of low Ram, see if you can upgrade to Max ram possible. Else try installing Neverware, it will satisfy most of your usage needs.
Thanks for this. You helped bring some usability to the utterly useless flexpad I bought 6 years ago. Managed to install it, but would you mind if I reached out to you to understand usage?
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My requirements: Primarily to back up my mobile phone (via Itunes), Occasional video streaming, Data transfer from/to pendrive.

Specifications of the laptop :

Make : HP
Processor : AMD E2-9000e Radeon R2, 4 COMPUTE CORES 2C+2G 1.50 GHz
Installed RAM :4.00 GB (3.88 GB usable)
II should be a crime to sell systems with the bare minimum RAM. Just because the OS "runs", it does not mean it is usable.

Try using a debloat script, watch the video below and use his script (be sure to make a proper backup first, because there are systems out there that don't support the latest version of Windows 10). You could also try some of the lightweight Linux distros.
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Main problem : System is too slow. Even a simple right click on the desktop takes a couple of seconds.

I'm looking for suggestions here :
1. Would adding 2 GB RAM help to meet my requirements without frustrating me? I was told that there is an extra slot available by a laptop technician.
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Ask some offline shop to update these for you :
  1. RAM : Upgrade to 8 GB
  2. SSD : 256 / 512 GB SSD
This should resolve performance issues to a great extent.
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Thanks for this. You helped bring some usability to the utterly useless flexpad I bought 6 years ago. Managed to install it, but would you mind if I reached out to you to understand usage?
Mayankk, I am not an expert at it, I had come across neverware when I was trying to resurrect an old Acer I had, however shoot me your questions, I will do my best to help.
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Its generally a good idea to avoid netbook parts like Pentium/Celeron/AMD's A series unless you know exactly what you're getting. If your requirements are very modest, you might be okay. There are usually better options available if you're willing to spend some time looking.
Thanks Amien for the heads up! yes usage though currently modest, may change in future. Hence now looking above this category. I believe i3 (7th Gen+) or AMD Ryzen 3+ are the current basics now, as i could understand from my google study Has Zeroed down on one Asus 15 inch Ryzen 3 on Flipkart. lets see if there are any offers on it with upcoming sale.

Any info about AVITA brand laptops? They have very good specs and price. saw few negative reviews on build quality.

Also how to know if one particular laptop has expandable RAM from online specs sheets of Amazon or Flipkart?
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Also how to know if one particular laptop has expandable RAM from online specs sheets of Amazon or Flipkart?
If it says LPDDR in the RAM type then most likely that's soldered on RAM, NOT upgradeable.

Unfortunately it's tough to say if there is only one RAM slot or more. Check the detailed specs, or on the crucial.com website to know that info.
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Will 'Dell' ever release their 'Inspiron/XPS' series with 'Ryzen 7' 4700U processors?

I am looking for 'Ryzen 7' 4700U 15" laptops with decent build quality with expandable RAMs.
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Thanks Amien for the heads up! yes usage though currently modest, may change in future. Hence now looking above this category. I believe i3 (7th Gen+) or AMD Ryzen 3+ are the current basics now, as i could understand from my google study Has Zeroed down on one Asus 15 inch Ryzen 3 on Flipkart. lets see if there are any offers on it with upcoming sale.

Any info about AVITA brand laptops? They have very good specs and price. saw few negative reviews on build quality.

Also how to know if one particular laptop has expandable RAM from online specs sheets of Amazon or Flipkart?
R3/i3 for basics is correct. An older Ryzen 5 with its 4 cores provides a good enough buffer for just about anything you might throw at it. Laptop choice is a lot less consequential if it isn't your primary computer

Re: AVITA, there simply aren't enough of these out there to get a good feel on build/durability, service etc. Can't really give a recommendation for or against them.

Re: Expandable RAM , as mentioned above, reviews, manufacturer's website (usually hard to find) and the crucial website are all good sources.

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Will 'Dell' ever release their 'Inspiron/XPS' series with 'Ryzen 7' 4700U processors?

I am looking for 'Ryzen 7' 4700U 15" laptops with decent build quality with expandable RAMs.
This year's XPS are already out so probably not any time soon. There should be some Inspiron models out at some point though.

U processors usually end up in thin/light designs. I haven't seen any of the new 4000U series parts in anything with up-gradable memory. There are however a few H variants in more performance-oriented models that let you install additional RAM.

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