Buying Advice Laptop for sister[~35kINR]

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  1. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    So, I want to buy a laptop for my sister.
    She is a teacher and need productivity device plus other general stuff.
    The price should be between 32k to 39k.
    She wants it to be sturdy, she doesn't want to go to service centre and want good customer support etc.

    She thinks of Lenovo as ideal machine, but I think she is thinking about top end thinkpads, which are not same at low end.
    So I decided to research this for her and where else to begin than here?
     
  2. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Lenovo has good laptops in that price range. Dell is known for it's support. HP laptops I've found to be quite sturdy. Asus has a number of VFM laptops.
     
  3. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    I would recommend Lenovo as well.

    I'd recommend looking for a 1080p display since it is possible in this range.

    Place of purchase, so that recommendations can be given accordingly?
     
  4. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Bombay, we will order online
     
  5. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    I would recommend from one of these two, mainly because the Dell has an i7 and full HD display. And in this range, there isn't a cheaper i7 available.

    The Lenovo is the only one in the segment that comes with a Full HD display, though an i5 and 4 gigs of Ram. Storage is optional between 500 GB and 1TB.

    Having an i3 in the house, I'd prefer the i5 or higher any day. The i3 might be energy efficient, but it does tend to lag when you have too much open on the device.

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  6. MOZ

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    The Dell is better, however do remember that i7 are power hungry, I know because I have an i7 laptop, the battery doesn't last long.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Then the i5 should be the next best option. I would recommend the Lenovo because it has a full HD display vs the Dell which has a 720p display.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Did you look at the Think Pad yoga? Pretty amazing, i gifted one to my dad. Its super sturdy. But might cost a bit more than the budget.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    windows 8? really that is a bad thing to give to someone.
     
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    ViKiD RAID Rookie

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    I love it, for normal work. For sims and rendering i obviously use linux. But for mere mortals it works like a charm.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Indeed, it works like a charm. And with an outlook email account, all your details and personalization are backed up. So in the event of a re-install, your system gets set up the way you remembered it.
     
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    Gotta love the one drive integration.
     
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    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Agreed, it's an amazing device, my sister has one from her school and it is truly great, however it was out of the OP's budgt.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Lenovo yoga is 58k you ?#@*&%!^$~s.
    --- Double Post Merged, Dec 23, 2014 ---
    The budget is 35k not 58k
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    ok, anything like toshiba or fujitsu or other MSI/ASUS stuff I should consider?
     
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    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Don't go MSI, they have good laptops but shittist service in India.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Toshiba maybe. Msi no. Asus maybe.
     

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