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Sameer Jamal
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Please suggest Noetbook upto INR 60k($1350)

Dell
Compaq
Acer

which will be better option
Gerald Davis
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I suggest one with good battery life, so it can do the job which you bought it for much longer. Get one with plenty of memmory, because otherwise Windows will churn the hardrive and draining battery quickly.
Jesse Torres
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Certain new Dell models have a battery capacity of up to nine hours. The only problem is that Dell only provides a one year warranty of batteries, even if you purchase extended warranty.
Roger Johnson
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laptop has become a household electronics, if i were you, i would buy one that was made in China.
Sameer Jamal
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Originally posted by Jesse Torres:
Certain new Dell models have a battery capacity of up to nine hours. The only problem is that Dell only provides a one year warranty of batteries, even if you purchase extended warranty.


I've decided to go for Dell.
Juhan Voolaid
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Dell is the best choise of those.
Manish Hatwalne
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Mind giving link to the model that you ultimately decide to purchase? I thought Compaq & Vaio (Sony) were good ones as well.

My company promised to buy me one machine this year, but I haven't heard since!

-Manish
Damanjit Kaur
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Sameer Jamal
Dell
Compaq
Acer


I was just wondering, Why don't you look for the specifications in each model instead of relying on the brand name. Does it make any difference between these brand names or buying the laptop from some local company. I always thought things like - the type of processor, RAM, hard drives, cache memories and other options provided in each model/brand are more important than brand names. With a Brand name comes a big price too.
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With a brand name also comes a level of support and reliability based on strength and reputation of the company.

Type and quality of components is important, but you can't do too much about all that with many laptop models. What's a standard laptop case or power supply look like? It's not like you can mix and match on too much, and the commodity items like memory aren't that much cheaper after-market to warrant a lot of fuss.

With laptops, better to go with company reputation as well as product quality.


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Damanjit Kaur
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With a brand name also comes a level of support and reliability based on strength and reputation of the company.

Type and quality of components is important, but you can't do too much about all that with many laptop models. What's a standard laptop case or power supply look like? It's not like you can mix and match on too much, and the commodity items like memory aren't that much cheaper after-market to warrant a lot of fuss.

With laptops, better to go with company reputation as well as product quality.


A Brand name does give reiability and support but the price that they charge seem to me too much for that and the locals price is comparatively less. While the locals might be able to charge less with things like power supply or laptop case low quality but about other components I think If one knows about which models are being used then its the same as in other brand name laptop.

I don't know much about that 'mix n match things about laptops as you said'. If that is the case then may be you are right about going with brand names but the price is too high.
Varun Khanna
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Originally posted by Sameer Jamal:
Please suggest Noetbook upto INR 60k($1350)

Dell
Compaq
Acer

which will be better option

Go for Dell esp. if you can get in from US someway. Dell US often throws deals ($750 off etc.) and that does makes it a good overall deal.


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Sameer Jamal
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Originally posted by Varun Khanna:

Go for Dell esp. if you can get in from US someway. Dell US often throws deals ($750 off etc.) and that does makes it a good overall deal.


Here in India we can get Dell models only fr Malayasia there is no way to get from US

I have choosen Dell Inspiron 510 model

http://www1.ap.dell.com/content/products/compare.aspx?c=in&id=inspn_in&l=en&s=bsd
Varun Khanna
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Originally posted by Sameer Jamal:


Here in India we can get Dell models only fr Malayasia there is no way to get from US

I have choosen Dell Inspiron 510 model

http://www1.ap.dell.com/content/products/compare.aspx?c=in&id=inspn_in&l=en&s=bsd


No idea about malayasian stuff.

You might also give a try at www.notebookforums.com There you will find a section for dell and people can help you over price & which model to go for etc.
[ August 27, 2005: Message edited by: Varun Khanna ]
Jesus Angeles
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if you can afford the small extra cost, choose one from a company with good customer service, and a package with good guarantee deal

with that you will have peace of mind
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What about Sony. I just got a Sony FS500 customized and I love it. Although like was said earlier, the battery life is important and I think I got a bum one.

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I'd go with an iBook - great service, and it uses an actual operating system! For a few bucks more... Powerbook all the way!


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I'm getting
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Intel Centrino-M 2.0Ghz
1GB DDR /100 GB
Antonio Giovanni
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How about the new IBM thinkpad T43.

I am thinking of buying that in a couple of weeks.

your suggestions?? in particular how is the customer service from IBM??

Thanks a lot
Rajan Chinna
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Originally posted by Sameer Jamal:

Here in India we can get Dell models only fr Malayasia there is no way to get from US


I think the parts r imported from china and assembled in malaysia.
I bought IBM notebook in malaysia, but it was made in china.
My IBM R51 sucks....
ammu vasanth
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My personal choice would be a SONY VAIO . Performance is great..Looks greater... i'd say it's a style statement. And this B77GP is my 7th Sony product i've purchased ..i've become kind of a Sony freak.
Sameer Jamal
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Originally posted by ammu vasanth:
My personal choice would be a SONY VAIO . Performance is great..Looks greater... i'd say it's a style statement. And this B77GP is my 7th Sony product i've purchased ..i've become kind of a Sony freak.


Whats the price ?
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SONY Vaio is very good. Although tough to convert to linux, but once you do it's very reliable. The external CD-ROM/Burner/DVD-ROM rocks!


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Originally posted by Sameer Jamal:
Please suggest Noetbook...


I like the 5 subject ones. Then you can have multiple topics in the same notebook. If you use a pencil then the memory can be dynamic and you can change it as often as you like. Also, short of a fire, the memory is always available and rarely fails.


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Jason Menard
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:


I like the 5 subject ones. Then you can have multiple topics in the same notebook. If you use a pencil then the memory can be dynamic and you can change it as often as you like. Also, short of a fire, the memory is always available and rarely fails.


I think he was looking for something a little more modern, something with more bells and whistles... like the Mead Trapper Keeper.
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The Mead trapper keeper has terrible battery time! (Perhaps that is due to the fact that it doesn't have a battery)


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Sameer Jamal
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:


I like the 5 subject ones. Then you can have multiple topics in the same notebook. If you use a pencil then the memory can be dynamic and you can change it as often as you like. Also, short of a fire, the memory is always available and rarely fails.


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Neeru Misra
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Laptops are like consummables, take ACER Celeron for 27K and change it after two years, when the warranty is over. It saves a lot of money as well.
Jesus Angeles
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that makes sense, as after 2 years, your laptop will be very old for new technologies....maybe that time, websphere ad will need at least 10 gig memory =b
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I like the IBM ThinkPad.


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My 17" PowerBook G4 (2GB RAM, 100GB HD) is in the mail and I'm pumped!


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You go Ernest!!!
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
My 17" PowerBook G4 (2GB RAM, 100GB HD) is in the mail and I'm pumped!


Sweet machine...


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ammu vasanth
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Whats the price ?


70K
Ganpi Srinivasan
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my dell Inspiron 6000 (only 20 days old) has crashed

am repeatedly getting "Delayed Write Failure"...all web postings point towards HDD Contoller / hard disk corruption...looks like i might have to replace the hard disk..

am 2 call the Dell customer support today evening (i hate calling these tech support ppl - at the end i feel like having talked 2 an used-car salesman!! not 2 mention the automated options until i get a human voice!!)....

on hindsight i cud have gone over 2 Circuit City / BestBuy so that if in case i need a replacement, i can do it easily - rather than ship it back 2 Dell
Sameer Jamal
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$100 Laptop from MIT
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