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Suggestions for Buying new laptop

Pradeep Balasubramanian
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I am in Chennai,India.
and I need to get a laptop

Budget : Rs 40000 to Rs 50000.



Suggestions/comments WELCOME!!!



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Arjun Shastry
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Dell


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Chetan Parekh
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I am also planning to purchase Dell laptop.

You can register yourself with Dell India and they will send you weekly updates.


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Bert Bates
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Apple!

I believe that if you factor in the value of your time, OS X makes Apples cheaper than computers running other OSs.


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Pat Farrell
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Originally posted by Bert Bates:
Apple!


Does apple still make it a pain to run Java?

I agree that MacOS is better than Windoze, but this is JavaRanch, we do Java here, and Apple has been fairly hostile towards Java.

Is there a JVM 1.6 for OS-X yet?
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Hostile? Hardly. OS X is a great platform for Java. Granted, there's a lag until the latest and greatest version gets ported, but I'd hardly call that "hostile".

And yes, 1.6 is available for 64-bit machines,


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Pradeep Balasubramanian
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what about SONY`s VAIO.

In India,
It is becoming popular
Vikas Kapoor
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How about Tablet PC?
marc weber
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Originally posted by Pat Farrell:
... Does apple still make it a pain to run Java? ...

I switched to Macs a few years ago, and running Java has been pain-free. It's all installed and ready to go. No downloads, installations, or paths to mess with. (Plus, Java GUIs look cool on OS X.)

Was it a "pain" before I switched?
[ September 06, 2008: Message edited by: marc weber ]

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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Originally posted by marc weber:

Was it a "pain" before I switched?


Well, I remember on my old Powerbook 540, the JDK 1.0 implementation was a little tricky. Granted, you had to download it from Sun and install it. And the main problem was that System 7 didn't have a command line.

Since then it's been pretty smooth.


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Darya Akbari
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HP Compaq


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Pat Farrell
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Originally posted by Pradeep Balasubramanian:
what about SONY`s VAIO.

I had an early one, they are cool, small, and expensive. But it was also too fragile for my tastes. If you get one, get the three year warentee
Akhilesh Trivedi
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Originally posted by Pradeep Balasubramanian:
I am in Chennai,India.
and I need to get a laptop

Budget : Rs 40000 to Rs 50000.



Suggestions/comments WELCOME!!!





Cost-wise you will find HP-Compaq presario cheaper. Challenger Computers and Devaraj Computers (near LIC) are the distributors i normally rely on. If you go for HP, do not forget to check out promotions on HP site.

http://h50025.www5.hp.com/ENP5/Public/Promotion/Listing.aspx?portalID=372&promViewType=PC&id=159


Brand-wise I would prefer Dell. It may cost you 2-3 thousand more than HP for almost same configuration, but its a different feeling when you have your laptop arriving at your doorstep with the color you want. I am eyeing on 1525, rates dont seem to be getting lower anymore, may be i have to wait for one-two months to save some bucks.


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Pradeep Balasubramanian
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More Comments/Suggestions needed.

Shikhar Madhok
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Try www.notebookreview.com think you will find all the info you need right there.

HTH
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