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Suggestion for a laptop

M K Rayapudi
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Hi friends,
I want your suggestions to buy a laptop
Suitable brand/configuration, price (in Indian Rupees) for a B.Tech student.


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Mike Simmons
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Meh, "pants down" again, several times. Depressing.
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Short version of a failed post: what does "B. Tech" mean?
M K Rayapudi
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B.Tech stands for (Bachelor in Technology) means Engineering Graduation
Muse Ran
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go for lenovo T61.. its good its around $700

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Joe Harry
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Go for Lenovo R61. It's more like a personal machine than the business T61.


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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525, it has 2Ghz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD. It cost me Rs 38,000. But its cheaper now. You'll have to tell us your estimated budget to find a more suitable laptop for you...


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Mark Spritzler
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If you have a little more money, you can get 3 machines in 1 if you get a MacBook.

Best investment in my mind. I can run Mac, Linux and Windows at the same time. I can have a Postgres Server, JBoss App Server or Tomcat running on my Linux VM, have IE running in windows, and Developing on Mac, and I have my own testing environment. Plus with just a touch of a button I can switch between the OSs, and (really impress my friends)

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Bert Bates
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Yup - Macbook

It might seem like you're paying a little bit more in the beginning, but the gains you'll experience in your personal efficiency will quickly make up for the little (if any), extra money you spent initially.


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Bert Bates wrote:Yup - Macbook

It might seem like you're paying a little bit more in the beginning, but the gains you'll experience in your personal efficiency will quickly make up for the little (if any), extra money you spent initially.


Even things like the amount of memory you need. In a MacBook just 2GB is equivalent to 4GB Ram in a PC, because Windows is a hog. So if you get a Mac and run Windows, then you might need 4GB of ram.

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Pat Farrell
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I like my Lenovo T60p, which is ancient these days.
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Mark Spritzler wrote:If you have a little more money, you can get 3 machines in 1 if you get a MacBook.

Best investment in my mind. I can run Mac, Linux and Windows at the same time. I can have a Postgres Server, JBoss App Server or Tomcat running on my Linux VM, have IE running in windows, and Developing on Mac, and I have my own testing environment. Plus with just a touch of a button I can switch between the OSs, and (really impress my friends)

Mark


I recently saw an Apple's MacBook in a laptop shop. It looks very cool, no question about it.
But seriously I couldn't figure out how do I operate it. It has so different keyboard & OS. However you should be able to manage it in few days.
But I don't see any harm in windows as such, may be I didn't work on any "hi fi" thing per se.
M K Rayapudi
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Thank you one and all for your valuable suggestions
Jesper de Jong
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I first had a Dell, running Ubuntu Linux. It was nice, but now I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.66 GHz, 4 GB RAM, with Mac OS X 10.6) and it's really great.

It's my first Apple computer, so I also had to get used to a few things, but it's easy to learn. One thing that still bothers me however is that the keyboard doesn't have Home / End / Page Up / Page Down keys - you do those things by using combinations of other keys (Alt + Up / Down, Command + Up / Down, most of the time).

For the rest, OS X is not hard to learn and use at all. I also like it because it's a Unix-like OS, like Linux.


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