Buying Advice Buying a Laptop .. gather around folks.

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  1. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    ManISinJpr .. How bout this one..

    http://www.flipkart.com/asus-k53sm-...FZWM&ref=6fc6846d-4152-4ec0-9326-8a8410e0d225

    Price: 40k

    Core i5 2450M (2nd Gen)
    4 GB RAM
    750 GB HDD
    15.6 inch - 1366 x 768 Pixel


    The only difference is the Core i5 vs Core i7 and 8 GB RAM vs 4 GB with a Price difference of 11k ..

    Check this comparison also: http://www.flipkart.com/computers/compare?ids=COMD7VPKZZXNDV4F,COMD7VPKTSFNFZWM,COMD9SU6UG29VZCY
    --- Post Merged: Jun 8, 2012 at 6:38 PM ---
    Yea , you're right I guess.. I was just tempted by the Full HD display.. Check my previous post..
     
  2. Luciffer

    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    Actually Manishda's right :)

    And altho ON PAPER my guy's deal sounds better..
    he had a 2 yr old Dell XPS.. with extended warantee that had a yr left..
    Bill was for 84K .. he wanted 35K..
    BUT.. HUGE BUTS here..
    I don't know what processor/specs (naturally I'd find this out)
    I don't know what condition
    I don't know who owned it
    I don't know what battery life
    I don't know shit about the lappy...
    If for 5K more you can get from known friend that you can trust.. yours is a far better deal.

    But ManishDa's right in pointing out that the old gen processor you'd get with either these systems might make the newer systems he's advocating a better deal.
    SPECIALLY since you said that this if going to be your PRIMARY system.
     
  3. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    True dat ..

    How much is the difference between a Core i5 & Core i7 ?
     
  4. ManISinJpr

    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    ^^ For us power users.. there is a huge difference !!!
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Alright ..

    but the 11k difference for Core i7 and 4GB extra RAM.. ?
     
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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    For BEKAR people like me... NO DIFFERENCE..
    We can't afford both sniff :cry:

    (Either my net or the server here today totally sucks.. can barely load anything)
     
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  7. ManISinJpr

    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    YES !! it is totally worth it !!!
    you will fall in love with the one I told you to get !!

    Server responses can be easily gauged with the debug data on page bottom that I have putup !! which I asked everyone to look into !! but except me and MOZ and harryneopotter. :( hardly anybody looks at it !!!
    you check the page time and then comment who is at fault ;) coz the server is giving us all that we want and more !!
     
  8. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Timing:
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    Memory:
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    DB Queries:
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    This has been pretty consistent while I'm in office.


    ManISinJpr - I'll try for the ASUS K53SM i7 model, hopefully it should comedown in 2 months..
     
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  9. ManISinJpr

    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    I sure wish that th eRupee dollar equation swings by then !!
    but wait till the time you are comfortable.. that will be still be the best choice ;)
    as for your times.. they are fantastic. but till day before yesterday in th emornings, they were going off, so I tweaked the server settings a little and we had again a winner on our hands !!
     
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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    OK... my net is skrewed up... cuz server shows:
    Timing: 0.1166 seconds Memory:14.134 MB DB Queries:38
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    OK... my net is skrewed up... cuz server shows:
    Timing: 0.1166 seconds Memory:14.134 MB DB Queries:38
     
  11. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Luciffer, there is some issue at my place too, was like this yesterday as well. Yes, I remember why, MTNL servers are being attacked continuously by Anonymous, that is why.
     
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  12. ManISinJpr

    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    What Moz said !!
     
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    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    ohhh...so thats why my net is acting up since last few days ... !
     
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    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    Installed the Xen Fracture fluid and fixed styles !!!
    Everything working fine !!!
     
  15. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Yes.
     
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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    Thanks man. That explains it. Was going crazy last 2 days.. can't do any real work like this.
    Sporadically.. almost NOTHING loads.. sometimes my posts don't even get posted.. often it gets posted twice.. cuz I hit post again after waiting for 3 mins.
    And once it double posted with all kinds of Tags :(
     
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    kauffmann The Fountainhead

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    It really depends on what you want to do with your laptop, I'd say an i5 is more than sufficient. Heck, I'm using a C2D and I'm satisfied as ever! My brother keeps nudging me to get an i7 for myself and even wants to give me his i7 to me, but frankly, I don't feel the need. Whatever I use my computer for, my processor suffices for that. Though I will get on the i7 bandwagon sooner or later. It's just the idea of buying old, discontinued technology when you're going in for an older line of processor, but I really feel that an i5 would give you ample opportunity to use it in the near future.
     
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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    Ya ya Ya.. you have the need :) Cuz 'Brother' Patrick gonna give you a few thousand rupees for it :)
     
  19. rpm

    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    i have not been around. i am sorry about that. was on a road trip for work.

    a. dont buy an old laptop that does not have atleast 6 months of warranty still available.
    b. dont buy an old laptop at more than 55-60% of invoice price.
    c. try to avoid anything bigger than 14 inches.

    i cant suggest models. i use only business grade models now. they are low on specs and high on price.
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Thanks rpm

    Have put away the idea of buying a used laptop now..

    The ASUS K53 and the Lenono Z570 look good on paper .. but both have 15" 1366x768 resolution.

    Does anybody know if the Asus K42JA is still around ??

    Also DELL launched their new Inspiron Z series in India just now .. the models should turn up on the website soon. ( I can manage an 8% discount from a friends in DELL)
     

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