Prakash Bhargav
Prakash Bhargav
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07 Aug 2009

Which laptop to buy?

Hey friends, I have decided to buy Acer Timeline 5810t/4810t/3810t. Please share your views and comments about Acer laptop.
wassup

wassup

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08 Aug 2009
OK dude, personally I hate Acer. I have owned Acer and few of my friends
1) There battery sucks. 1 and your battery life drops to 20mins.
2) there service is pretty bad in India
3) Dont expect to get the spare parts easily. They are super expensive.
So a BIG NO to ACER. Look for HP. And if you think of netbooks go for ASUS EEEPC
08 Aug 2009
Guys, I've been quite happy with Dell.
silenthorde

silenthorde

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08 Aug 2009
Absolutely BIGGIE, I'm more than satisfied with my dell too. The support they provide is simply awesome. Though this is ot the best time to buy a DELL laptop. I found that they have done away with most of the little accessories that would come with the system (priced of course).
divyaprakash001

divyaprakash001

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08 Aug 2009
DELL SUcks sum times with lots of probs and u need to call THEIR automated lines...SUCKs...go for HP
Aashish Joshi

Aashish Joshi

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08 Aug 2009
I have an HP notebook too and I must say, for the way I have treated my notebook its in pretty good shape. So I have never had to go to their service center.

But I have heard a lot of horror stories about HP's service. People's laptops being at the service center for well over a month, and even then something or the other is wrong with it!! But don't take my word for it, you should do a little digging on your own.

As far as dell is concerned, their notebooks are good. One big attraction is that you can customize your laptop before you buy it. For example, you want a longer battery life than what is given by the default battery. You can go in for an eight cell or more battery, which'll last for 6+ hrs (depending on use of course). And as far as the bells and whistles are concerned, go to a mall and they'll offer you certain standard accessories like optical mouse, head set, pen drive, carry case, etc..
08 Aug 2009
divyaprakash001
DELL SUcks sum times with lots of probs and u need to call THEIR automated lines...SUCKs...go for HP
I believe their support has improved a lot in recent times. I had a call with them 4 days ago and my problem was addressed in just few minutes. The representative was well informed.

I'm happy with their service. Ordered a desktop too.
ukanth19

ukanth19

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08 Aug 2009
Now a days TOSHIBA is the bestone.
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

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09 Aug 2009
The_Big_K
I'm happy with their service. Ordered a desktop too.
*gasp* You ordered a Dell desktop? Why not assemble your own one? Dell desktops are not worth it, seriously.

Its interesting to see the disparity of opinions regarding laptop brands. For example, I've got an Acer and its running pretty well. I think as with the last time we discussed about laptops, the main factor is what exactly you intend to use the laptop for 😀
09 Aug 2009
I have HP pavillion dv6000 and its working great for me since last 1.5 yrs.

-CB
Rajni Jain

Rajni Jain

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09 Aug 2009
Me too happy with HP box (Pavillion series)... its kinda cool. specially look and feel, sound and speed (I have core 2 duo T6400 with 2.1 GHz speed).

Before asking for reviews always mention that what are your requirement. Then only you can get the fair inputs.

-CG
Prakash Bhargav

Prakash Bhargav

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10 Aug 2009
Hey guys thnks for the inputs...@Ash
I completely agree with you. Discussion on laptops should be confined to which purpose its going to be used for. I am looking for a laptop which is best suited for travelling purposes. I don't want to carry a laptop along with a adapter. Some my freinds say Acer Timeline gives flat 8 hours of battery backup. What is the average backup of DELL/HP and I was recently looking at the new Acer Timeline. I noticed that the laptop is equipped with an Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500 processor, clocked at 1.4 GHz. Isn't this an extremely slow processor? Care to share on your inputs on that?
itchap

itchap

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10 Aug 2009
I think Acer is also not bad choice. Acer laptop's are cheaper in comparison with others.
They have their service centres all over. And last but not least Hritik Roshan do the advirtisment for Acer Company.😛😛

For to know further about Acer Laptops read this review........

Hands On with the Acer Aspire Timeline Laptops - News and Analysis by PC Magazine
Prakash Bhargav

Prakash Bhargav

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11 Aug 2009
Hey if I go for Core2Duo processor in Timeline won't they battery backup reduce? I am looking for a laptop which gives decent battery performance but should have decent processor speed too. I would like to know on which all factors battery backup depends upon Love to get your inputs.
Aashish Joshi

Aashish Joshi

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11 Aug 2009
If battery backup is your major concern, then look for at least an 8-cell battery. As that will give you a decent backup. One of my friends had a thinkpad, it gave him 8 hrs of battery backup, even while playing games (nor freecell or solitare, something demanding!!) it gave him 6-7 hours at least!!

Most notebooks give you 6-cell batteries Don't go in for these as they will not give you long hours of operation that you need

Also, HP has battery packs available with which you can extend your battery life to around 16 hours or maybe more!! (HP has developed a notebook which gives 24hrs battery life with one such battery pack)
just2rock

just2rock

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11 Aug 2009
i would suggest that you choose out Dell Studio 15 ..its a good choice both in terms of specification & price
Prakash Bhargav

Prakash Bhargav

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12 Aug 2009
mad_scientist
If battery backup is your major concern, then look for at least an 8-cell battery. As that will give you a decent backup. One of my friends had a thinkpad, it gave him 8 hrs of battery backup, even while playing games (nor freecell or solitare, something demanding!!) it gave him 6-7 hours at least!!
Hey do laptops come with 8 cell battery. I mean as far as I know they come with 6 cell lithium ion battery or 16 cell. If yes which models provide 8 cell battery.😕
Prakash Bhargav

Prakash Bhargav

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13 Aug 2009
What are the different types of batteries available in the laptops?
Aashish Joshi

Aashish Joshi

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13 Aug 2009
Batteries are available in 6, 8, 12 and 16 cell configurations (maybe more but these are all I know about)..Some thinkpads come with 8-cell batteries if I'm not mistaken...

As far as types of batteries is concerned, I think you only get Li-ion batteries, though I'm not 100% sure

Have a look here for 8-cell batteries

https://www.google.co.in/search?hl=en&q=8+cell+lithium+ion+laptop+battery&btnG=Search&meta=&aq=f&oq=
sachinweb

sachinweb

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19 Aug 2009
i will suggest that for price matter Acer will best buy but if you want high configuration laptop then HP, sony, dell company site <removed>
Prakash Bhargav

Prakash Bhargav

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20 Aug 2009
Hey thnks for your inputs. I did a lot of background search on battery backups and how it can be optimized. Soon I will share it with fellow CEans.

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