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Old January 4th, 2017, 09:10 AM
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Suggestions for a laptop

My laptop wants to retire,so planning a new laptop.
Please suggest average budget laptop with above average features
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Re: Suggestions for a laptop

Get one online (Amazon, Paytm) and get a local computerwala to do the installation for you. Acer has good budget laptops, am using one since 1.5 years now, bought from Paytm (they had a 20% cashback that time).
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Get one online (Amazon, Paytm) and get a local computerwala to do the installation for you. Acer has good budget laptops, am using one since 1.5 years now, bought from Paytm (they had a 20% cashback that time).
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Been using this Acer laptop since about 2 yeas now 15-16 hours/day and no problems with it. IMO almost all the branded laptops are of good quality, I wouldn't recommend a second-hand one.
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My suggestion is to buy a yoga notebook with touchscreen, if budget permits.
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Re: Suggestions for a laptop

I would not go for a refurbished one and I dont like Dell.

Yoga series look good but need feedback from users.

Also would not want to order it online as I want demo before buying so would prefer going to hypercity and such stores.

I need suggestions about hardware in current laptops,processor speed,ram etc
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I would not go for a refurbished one and I dont like Dell.

Yoga series look good but need feedback from users.

Also would not want to order it online as I want demo before buying so would prefer going to hypercity and such stores.

I need suggestions about hardware in current laptops,processor speed,ram etc
For an average desktop, processor i3 5th generation or 6th generation is good enough. Don't know how i5 4th generation stacks up against that. 4GB RAM and 1TB hdd is good enough. Don't know about processor speeds because different processor types claiming different speeds.
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I would not go for a refurbished one and I dont like Dell.

Yoga series look good but need feedback from users.

Also would not want to order it online as I want demo before buying so would prefer going to hypercity and such stores.

I need suggestions about hardware in current laptops,processor speed,ram etc
You could do jagguji style - See a Demo in a store and if you like it, buy it online. Plus, all the dabbas look good in the beginning.

Anyway, my own experience when i was trying to buy a Laptop and i was In India. My freind who was in Lenovo shared his employee discount id. He also suggested (in 2008) - "Go for tablet computers - they are cool". At that time, it meant computers with touchscreen which would also fold completely.

I was trying to get what seemed to be the up to date hardware (Core2Duo was in those days dont remember the RAM). Another thing he suggested was there is not much difference between buying in India and buying from Umrika (but Dollar was in 40s those days).

So, ultimately i was checking where i could get the cheapest core2Duo with RAM and settled on a Dell Inspiron. I thought i would also support a bit of Make in India as Dell had a factory in Hosur, but looks like what i ordered came from China.
I ordered it online, but some lady from Dell kept calling me* and kept me in loop on the order plus i had to sign or so in a couple of places. ALso, some one came home and set up the dabba.
It worked well for the few months before i went to a phoren trip but after i came back its performance had slowed down. Also, its battery went down after some time. But probably if you use it carefully it works (as it did under my watch).

in terms of longevity one brand which works methinks is Toshiba. One Toshiba laptop though low in hardware, withstood my 2 boys for 2 years until one tripped over the power chord and the screen broke.

*i was a bit busy with my toddler then, but you could use this opportunity also and check if you could do some 'setting'
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ThinkPad Yoga... love. It
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