Buying Advice Buying a Laptop .. gather around folks.

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  1. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    What what WHAAATT.. ??
     
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    ViKiD RAID Rookie

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    DorksterBoiGenius. Will be visiting NP on Monday or Tuesday. Sorry for the delay.
     
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  3. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    So the Samsung Series 5 NP550 seems to the be the finalist ..
    Core i7 3rd Gen + 8GB + 1TB + nVidia 650M + 15.6" 1600x900 display.

    I should be able to get if for a net price of 55k (after discount) on Saturday.

    Other consideration were..

    Samsung NP530 - 14" - i5 2nd Gen + 6GB + 1TB + ATI 7550 - 52k
    HP Envy 4 - 14" - i5 3rd Gen + 4 GB + 500GB. + ATI 7670 - 52k
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Hello again..

    So finalized the following --

    1. Samsung NP550-P5C S02IN ( core-i7 3610QM 2.3 Ghz upto 3.3Ghz in turbo mode + 8GB + 1TB + nVidia 650M + Blur-ay Drive) = 60k (54k after discount)
    2. Samsung NP550-P5C S01IN ( core-i5 3210M 2.5 Ghz upto 3.1Ghz in turbo mode + 6GB + 1TB + nVidia 650M+ MultiDrive) = 51k (46k after discount)

    I have a budget of 54k so I can get either of the models.
    Since there is a 9k price difference between the 2 specs.

    Should I get the future proof core-i7 right now or get the core-i5 and upgrade it with an SSD/RAM etc ?


    JD666 theBanik sumonpathak ViKiD harryneopotter Invader initpidzero MOZ rpm Luciffer

    AFAIK 15.6" laptop chassis don't have 2 HDD bays so I would need to remove the Optical drive and put the SSD in its place ?
     
  5. rpm

    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    unless you need the bdr, you would be better off with ci5 model. invest the money on ssd, that ram is more than enough for average users.

    you are right about the bay thing. you will need to buy a ssd caddy, if at all one comes for these asus models. caddys are more common for business laptops.

    p.s: i have not followed this thread. so i am taking it that you are an average user (playing games, watching movies and blah) with no high end memory hogging multithreading app needs.
     
  6. Invader

    Invader RAID Rookie

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    the second one seems to be a good option with a ssd upgrade ...
     
  7. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Apart from the usual Multimedia/Entertainment ..
    Nothing work related as such .. just tinkering stuff.

    Linux VM, Android Emulators and related work.
     
  8. Invader

    Invader RAID Rookie

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    then i5 with 6gb ram is enough for you .. taking in hand your not gonna do some hd video rendering and stuff ... games will suffice on the config ...
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    No HD video rending stuff ... no 3D work.

    Gaming yes.
    Dev work.
    Browsing RAID101.

    The main reason I settled for this config is that .. it offers 1600x900 resolution at this price range.
     
  10. Invader

    Invader RAID Rookie

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    go for it then :D
     
  11. ViKiD

    ViKiD RAID Rookie

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    or you can do as we decided last night.. :* :* :kiss3:
     
  12. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    wait.. what was that .. :confused:
     
  13. ViKiD

    ViKiD RAID Rookie

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    :yuno: remember
     
  14. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    ooo yeaa .. :D
     
  15. Invader

    Invader RAID Rookie

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    :fp: dafuq is goin on here ?
     
  16. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    dbg - make a purchase already, before Intel announces their new range of mobile processors and you stall your purchase further :p
     
  17. Invader

    Invader RAID Rookie

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    yea .. also with win8 :p
     
  18. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    I got the funds ready just waiting for the discount coupon to arrive ..

    I'll be buying the Win 8 upgrade package .. :D
     
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    you did have a thread for the xuv ? :p .. .
     
  20. MOZ

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    Why are you posting this here?
     

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