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Kaustubh G Sharma
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Hey can you please suggest me a laptop which i can get in India around 700 US $ to 900 US $...

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You can look for Acer laptops. They are a bit cheaper and come with good configuration.


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Joe Harry
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Acer should be good or perhaps the Apple Mac Book Pro 13'3 with the new Core - i5.


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Joe Harry wrote:...perhaps the Apple Mac Book Pro 13'3 with the new Core - i5.

I dont think this might fall in the budget. Expensive in India.
Kaustubh G Sharma
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love to get that one...but it's beyond my budget
Kaustubh G Sharma
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in HP or DELL which one is better and which model I can go within my budget?
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Kaustubh G Sharma wrote:in HP or DELL which one is better and which model I can go within my budget?


Go for Dell.
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My opinion differs: anything but Dell.


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Bear Bibeault wrote:My opinion differs: anything but Dell.


why ?


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I've never not had a Dell self-desctruct on me in a spectacular way.

And, living where I do, I'm surrounded by people who work or worked for Dell. Not a company I would support.
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For me Sony VAIO E-series is cheap and best.


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Mohamed Sanaulla
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Shanky Sohar wrote:For me Sony VAIO E-series is cheap and best.

I dont know if Sony Vaio are cheap. They are usually on the costlier side.
Even Lenovo has a few good priced models. You can check out their website.

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Recent problem faced by my friends and mates these days on their laptops- Windows 7 comes as pre-installed in that but you can not install windows Xp.
Windows Xp is not compatible with Core i3 ,i5(Latest Stuff) specially in case of Dell,HP,Lenovo.
Now don't ask me who uses Windows Xp these days,because am using it.


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Windows 7 does not suck nearly as much as Vista did. Windows XP has its own set of problems. For me, IMHO, etc. if you insist on running a version of Windows, you should be running Windows 7.

I used to buy a lot of DELL computers, several hundred. In the early 2000's, Dell's reliability fell apart. I stopped buying them, stopped recommending them. I've heard that they are less crappy, but I don't know that from personal experience. I would not bet my company on Dell.

There are only a handful of companies that actually design and make laptops. All the rest of the "brands" are just stickers put on commodity boxes.
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No issues with Windows 7- Its running fine on my netbook.
I have seen people using Dell laptops at my place of work- Dell Latitude series. But I personally use Acer at home and its kind of fine considering that its been used extensively over the past 4 years. Lot of my freinds bought Acer laptops and havent found any issues with it. There were a few issues with people using HP/Compaq laptops.
People say Toshiba latops are also good.
Kaustubh G Sharma
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I heard it from Dell Users that their system generates more heat and sometimes hang also ..... Here also most of the posts are agaist Dell...Now I am more confused what to do
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Kaustubh G Sharma wrote:I heard it from Dell Users that their system generates more heat and sometimes hang also ..... Here also most of the posts are agaist Dell...Now I am more confused what to do

Might be- at office they are used in an AC environment You can check out Acer- they have one model- Timeline or something which they claim has a more running hours on battery.
Kaustubh G Sharma
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ohk I'll see Acer also Mohamed
Shanky Sohar
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Mohamed Sanaulla wrote:
Shanky Sohar wrote:For me Sony VAIO E-series is cheap and best.

I dont know if Sony Vaio are cheap. They are usually on the costlier side.
Even Lenovo has a few good priced models. You can check out their website.



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Operating System -Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic 64-bit (English Version)
Architecture
Processor Name -Intel® Core™ i3-330M processor 2.13 GHz *1
Chipset -Intel® HM55 Express Chipset
Memory Bus -1066 MHz
Cache Memory -3 MB (L3 Cache)
Main Memory
Pre-installed/Max -3 GB DDR3 SDRAM *2 (upgradeable up to 8 GB*3)
SO-DIMM slots -2 SO-DIMM slots (The pre-installed memory module uses two)
Hard Disk Drive
Hard Disk Drive -320 GB*4 (Serial ATA, 5400 rpm)
Optical Disc Drive
Drive -DVD±RW/±R DL/RAM Drive
Maximum Reading Speed DVD+R: 8x (SL), 8x (DL)/DVD-R: 8x (SL), 8x (DL)/DVD+RW: 8x/DVD-RW: 8x/DVD-ROM: 8x/DVD-RAM: 5x/CD-ROM: 24x/CD-R: 24x/CD-RW: 24x
Maximum Writing Speed DVD+R: 8x (SL), 6x (DL)/DVD-R: 8x (SL), 6x (DL)DVD+RW: 8x/DVD-RW: 6x/DVD-RAM: 5x/CD-R: 24x/CD-RW: 10x
Graphics
Graphics Accelerator -ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470 Graphics
Dedicated Video Memory -512 MB DDR3 SDRAM
Display
Type 15.5 (39.4 cm) wide (WXGA: 1366 x 768) TFT colour display (VAIO Display)
Interface
USB High Speed USB 2.0 x 3
Network (RJ-45)Connector 10Base-T/100Base-TX / 1000Base-T x 1
Display Output Connector Analogue RGB, mini D-sub 15 pin x 1
Headphone Stereo mini jack x 1
Microphone Stereo mini jack x 1
HDMI In/Out Connector Output x 1
Memory Stick Slot Memory Stick Duo (PRO-HG compatible, MagicGate function)*5
SD Memory Card Slot SD Memory Card (SDHC compatible, Copyright protection function (CPRM) )
PC Card Slot ExpressCard™/34 x 1
DC IN x 1
Others eSATA / USB port x 1
Wireless Connection
Wireless LAN Type Integrated Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11b/g/n*6
Wireless LAN Data Rate maximum 11 Mbps (802.11b)/54 Mbps (802.11g) 150 Mbps (802.11n)*7
Wireless LAN Frequency 2.4 GHz (802.11b/g/n)
Bluetooth Bluetooth standard Ver. 2.1+EDR
Camera
Front Side Camera Effective pixels: 640 x 480
Audio
Sound Chip Intel® High Definition Audio compatible , 3D audio (Direct Sound 3D support)
Speaker Built-in stereo speakers
Microphone Built-in monaural microphone
Keyboard/Input Device
Keyboard Approx. 19 mm key pitch / 2 mm keystroke , 103 keys
Touchpad Intelligent Touchpad
Battery Life
Bundled Battery VGP-BPS22 Lithium-ion battery: 6 Cell
Size
Dimensions (WxHxD) 369.8 mm x 31.1-36.7 mm x 248.2 mm
Weight 2.7 kg (including the supplied battery)
Included Software
AV Entertainment Media Gallery, WinDVD, Quick Web Access
Content Creation/Editing PMB VAIO Edition, Adobe® Premiere® Elements 8, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 8, Roxio Easy Media Creator
Home Network VAIO Media plus
Word Processor / Spreadsheet 60-Day Trial Version of Microsoft® Office Professional 2007*9
Tool Evernote for VAIO, Adobe® Reader® 9
Utilities VAIO Gate, VAIO Control Center, Battery Care Function, WebCam Companion, Magic-i™ Visual Effects
Security McAfee PC SecurityCenter 30-day Free Trial*10, Webroot® Spy Sweeper® 90-day Free Trial*11
Support VAIO Care, VAIO Recovery Center, VAIO Update, VAIO Transfer Support, Norton™ Online Backup 60-day Free Trial*12
Supplied Accessories
AC Adaptor AC Adaptor (VGP-AC19V43)
Battery Lithium-ion battery (VGP-BPS22)*13

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Shanky Sohar
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check this out


Sony Vaio
Kaustubh G Sharma
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Thanks Shanky for this details but I am getting the same configuration with less amount in HP. So in which manner SONY is better than HP
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Kaustubh G Sharma wrote:Thanks Shanky for this details but I am getting the same configuration with less amount in HP. So in which manner SONY is better than HP

Agree, the price qouted is way to higher for the given configuration. Sony Vaio products are costlier than other brands. I havent seen a wide usage of Vaio laptops either.
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You can check out on Flipkart for a general idea of the products available for a give price range
Shanky Sohar
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so you can see which one is better....

I like sony so i say,its your choice whatever you want cheap or best..
Check outthis

I like sony as using it from last 1.5 year.

My brother is using dell it heats easily but my sony laptop is never heated up.

If you keep it on for 5hours also then i have not seen much heat coming out of it.

And also dell life is very less,withiin a year your laptop will demand maintainence which i have seen with many of my friends..
Lenove is very bad,many of many friends in college life is having a bad experience with that.

So,i choose sony vaio EB14 while purchasing.
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With usage the cooling system needs attention- may be due to dust accumulated or the fan's performance reduces. Agree that heating is an issue which is seen in many brands but one can use external cooling system.
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Which brand is "best" is a matter of opinion rather than fact, or based on personal anecdotes ("Dell is crap because my Dell laptop broke", "Sony is great because my Sony laptop never gets hot", etc.), as you can see in the reactions above.


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Kaustubh G Sharma
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I agree with you jasper. But from users and their experinces we can at least have an idea about the product and we don't have any other option.
Shanky Sohar
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see what Microsoft advice for this.

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Well, you get an idea of what one or a few random persons think of brand X or Y, but it is ofcourse not evidence that brand X is really crap and brand Y is really great - I'm sure that if you ask somebody else you can easily get exactly the opposite opinions. If you really want to get an idea you'd have to ask thousands of people instead of just one or two...
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As a former employee of Gateway computers. I learned that the HP, Dell and Gateway laptops are literally the exact same laptop. All of them built by the same Chinese company. And I know the Gateway laptops were complete trash. So what does that say about HP and Dell?

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Shanky Sohar
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So i Think as per above comments,
Its totally depends what is good or bad when you purchase a laptop and you have a experiance from it.

Bad experience of peoples from same company with more then once doesnot matter.
Good will of same brands will not matter.

When people goes to purchase anything they have to do some study about some brands,as there is so many brands available in the market.
Its not possible that one has decided to purchase a laptop and he will go by close eyes and pick any laptop from any of the available choices.
Kaustubh G Sharma
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Mark Spritzler wrote:As a former employee of Gateway computers. I learned that the HP, Dell and Gateway laptops are literally the exact same laptop. All of them built by the same Chinese company. And I know the Gateway laptops were complete trash. So what does that say about HP and Dell?

Mark


Strange Chinese develop parts for US companies.. I thought they are independent and I am not going with lenovo and acer because they are chinese and taiwan respectively. OMG But they are every where....Better if i go for SONY or Toshiba ...I can trust on Japenese quality..
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Kaustubh G Sharma wrote:Strange Chinese develop parts for US companies.

Its a global economy, PCs and cellphones are among the most globalized commodities in the world. Don't bet that your Japanese brands are not made in China as well.

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Pat Farrell wrote:
Kaustubh G Sharma wrote:Strange Chinese develop parts for US companies.

Its a global economy, PCs and cellphones are among the most globalized commodities in the world. Don't bet that your Japanese brands are not made in China as well.


OMG Means no brand in this world is trustworthy....
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Kaustubh G Sharma wrote:
Pat Farrell wrote:
Kaustubh G Sharma wrote:Strange Chinese develop parts for US companies.

Its a global economy, PCs and cellphones are among the most globalized commodities in the world. Don't bet that your Japanese brands are not made in China as well.


OMG Means no brand in this world is trustworthy....

You can't tell that. Some good brands product may come with a manufacturing defect which might show up after a month or so of usage. You can always claim a replacement for the damaged part within the warranty(provided the warranty conditions are satisfied).
You look for the configuration of your choice and the price range you have decided- You will end with 2 or 3 models to choose from. Dont start to narrow down on the brand now itself.

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Mohamed Sanaulla wrote:
Kaustubh G Sharma wrote:
Pat Farrell wrote:
Kaustubh G Sharma wrote:Strange Chinese develop parts for US companies.

Its a global economy, PCs and cellphones are among the most globalized commodities in the world. Don't bet that your Japanese brands are not made in China as well.


OMG Means no brand in this world is trustworthy....

You can't tell that. Some good brands product may come with a manufacturing defect which might show up after a month or so of usage. You can always claim a replacement for the damaged part within the warranty(provided the warranty conditions are satisfied).
You look for the configuration of your choice and the price range you have decided- You will end with 2 or 3 models to choose from. Dont start to narrow down on the brand now itself.



Aye Aye Sir
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Pat Farrell wrote:Don't bet that your Japanese brands are not made in China as well.


Yes,Sony laptop parts are made in china,or may be laptop also
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Shanky Sohar wrote:
Pat Farrell wrote:Don't bet that your Japanese brands are not made in China as well.


Yes,Sony laptop parts are made in china,or may be laptop also


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Can anyone tell me what is the difference between Dell laptops and Sony Vaio Laptops ?
I am asking in case of hardware configuration. Are sony laptops really good than Dell if we compare same configuration?
Why sony laptops are high priced than Dell laptops for the same configuration ?


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@Kaustubh what is your buget?you can try searching on tigerdirect.com before you buy...hope that helps!!


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