Buying Advice Laptop for home usage

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  1. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Requirements -

    Light, so that can be held or kept in lap easily

    Loud speakers for Watching movie

    Compact. No 14-15 inch screens.

    web cam etc for video chat.

    Going to be used by the missus mainly.

    Budget 30-50k

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    I have shortlisted these -

    Asus VivoBook S300E-C1003H Touch Screen Laptop (Intel Core i5, 13.3 Inches, 500 GB, 4 GB, Windows :cool: in UAE, Dubai, Abu Dhabi | Souq

    ^^ checked this one out in person. The Speakers are decent, and the USP is that it has a touch screen.


    Sony VAIO T Series SVT13134CXS Ultrabook (Intel Core i3, 13.3 Inch Touchscreen, 500 GB, 4 GB, Windows 8, Silver) in UAE, Dubai, Abu Dhabi | Souq


    Saw the lower spec model (no touch screen).


    Acer S3 UltraBook 13.3 inch Windows 8 Aspire S3-391-6448 in UAE, Dubai, Abu Dhabi | Souq


    This comes with a hybrid drive (500GB + 20GB SSD) Any benefits?


    Fujitsu Lifebook UH-552 Intel Core i3,13.3 Inch, 500GB,4GB,Windows 7 in UAE, Dubai, Abu Dhabi | Souq

    Just coz it's cheap. Is Fujitsu any good?


    Acer Aspire S3-391-6448 13.3-inch Windows 8 Ultra Book in UAE, Dubai, Abu Dhabi | Souq


    looks and feels just like a Macbook. Super sleek! Checked in person.


    And finally this one -

    Asus S200E-CT244H Touch Screen Laptop (Intel Core i3, 11.6 Inches, 500 GB, 2 GB, Windows :cool: in UAE, Dubai, Abu Dhabi | Souq
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    The primary difference between the Asus 300 and 200 is the screen size from what I understand.
     
  3. rpm

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    lenovo s210t.
     
  4. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Linky?
     
  5. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Sony Laptops generally have shitty speakers ..

    Lenovo or DELL would give you better sound.
     
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    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    i think this one is the lowest config: IdeaPad S210T (Black) - Ideapad - Laptops

    i was planning the i3 version but the screen size was rejected by sis. bought this , yet to get delivery.
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    if the wifey is willing to go for windows tab, look at acer.
     
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    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    ultimately, take the call based on which company has best warranty and build quality.

    fujitsu is an old name in touch screen market and umpcs btw.
    --- Double Post Merged, Sep 17, 2013 ---
    and make sure you buy a touch screen laptop. windows 8 is SHIT, and even worse shit w/o touch.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Touch screen it is. Saw the Asus again today. kinda confused.

    Gotta check out the IdeaPad again tomorrow.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Typing from the new laptop selected by the missus

    Its a Sony Vaio FIT 14E

    i3 processor, 4GB Ram, Windows 8, 500GB hard drive and the shebang.

    The good bits -

    Has a DVD drive/writer, 4 USB (2 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0) ports. Dedicated speakers on the front of laptop make it extremely loud. HDMI out.

    The not so good bits -

    720P 14 inch screen, which is still decent though. And it's thick and heavier than the ones being considered before.

    But typing is bliss on the Sony chicklet keyboard. Scroll down for price. Which is the deal maker.



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    The matt black, metallic finish does well.

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    The speakers on the front with the Card reader slot.

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    Indicative comparison with the Dell Mini 901 next to it.

    Damages - 1995 AED or about 33,550 INR
     
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    Pretty sleek... Looks like you got exactly what you wanted ..
     
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    this screen resolution business is ridiculous really. back in 2009, dell had configuration options upto 1080p. now they are down to 95% fixed configs with thakela resolutions. samsung has been pushing out tired out screen resolutions on it's tabs and other products, and everyone wants to follow suit. the only tight res laptops i saw in the market last week were two ultra-ultra light models from sony. 74k for a 11.6inch fhd touch model - 780grams cf body. man, i could hack out that lcd and scoot :p
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    ^^ That was the model that I saw here. Was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, full HD in that form factor.
     
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    the Asus that u currently have(white body) was that an Asus or dell dont remember , not good ?
     
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    Dell, It's good. but not as powerful as this machine. You can see the pics of the Dell above. :)
     
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    So how many machines in the house after you buy this one 1000:p:ohplease:
     
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    Shebag= Laptop bag?
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Shebang, not shebag, meaning bells and whistles, or the regular set of features that laptops today have. like webcam, microphone, bluetooth, card reader, etc etc.
     

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