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Want to buy a laptop within 55-60k in INDIA .. plz help !

by jst4linux / September 27, 2008 12:45 PM PDT

hello friends..
i am planning to buy a new laptop under 55-60K

i want ur help in deciding which laptop i should go for... having Best vaue for money in terms of Performance, Memory, storage and looks...

i have made a list of some imp point...that may help u to advice me..


# What is your budget?
Upto a Maximum of Rs. 55000-60000

# What size notebook would you prefer?

17 inches

# brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
i would prefer DELL , HP/Compaq ..

# tasks will you be performing with the notebook?

Basically it would be used for Media Editing in Adobe Premier Pro, multimedia(movies, music editing) and gaming (not hardcore, but casual) home and personal use...

# Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places or leaving it on your desk?
yes i would be taking it with me.. but mostly i ll be keeping it in a single place .. nt roaming around everywhr ..

# Will you be playing games on it; if so, which games?
gaming is nt a priority for me .. rather i ll be using Ubuntu nd othr Linux based OS .. so, preferably with a good graphics card .

# How many hours of battery life do you need?
At least 2 hrs

# Do you mind buying online without seeing the notebook in person?
I would prefer seeing it in person, have a feel about it.. but nevertheless if reviews are excellent. i wont mind either.

# What OS do you prefer? Windows (XP or Vista), Mac OS, Linux, etc.
I wud prefer it to be with NO OS so as to cut down the cost .
OS doesn't matter to me .

# Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
Preferable, If not much stylish, it shouldnt be ugly/cumbersome.. Anything equal of above good will do.

# When are you buying this laptop and how long do you want this laptop to last?
Within a week and it should last At least 3-4 yrs. or more

# How much hard drive space do you want; 40GB to 500GB?
i want 250 Gb .. it's enuf for me .

# Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a CDRW/DVD-ROM, DVD Burner or Blu-Ray drive?[/color]
at least a DVD burner

What was not included in FAQ, answering that:

Processor : core 2 duo at least 2.0 GHZ, 3MB L2 cache, 800 FSB
RAM: 4 GB 667MHZ ( So as to use a 64 bit OS in a better way)
Wireless - a better Wireless Solution is required .
Audio - I m a music freak , so need good speaker.
Others: bluetooth, LAn, USB, Card reader,
Graphics: Good graphics, nvidia 8600 or ATI 3650 ... or better

I am need of answers friends.... please post in ur comments/advices

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