Which laptops would you recommend for home use?
I’m looking for a model from a reputable company, with around a 14-inch screen, Windows 8.1, preloaded with an Office suite, good Random Access Memory and a good processor.
you should mention how much you want to pay for it?
HP - EliteBook 840 G1 14" Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 4GB Memory - 180GB Solid State Drive - Black
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-elitebook-840-g1-14-laptop-intel-core-i5-4gb-memory-180gb-solid-state-drive-black/3538001.p?id=1219092114066&skuId=3538001&st=14 inch laptop reviews&cp=1&lp=5
Review: Dell XPS 15 Touch is the best Windows laptop ever
Dell Inspiron 15 7537
Thank you! Please suggtest models from internationally reputed "builds" for INR budget range 28K to 33K from portals like flipkart , ebay.in , amazon.in , infibeam , snapdeal and likes
Dell Inspiron i15N-2728BK
HP Pavilion dv6-7020
Lenovo Essential G570
Acer Aspire V5-571-6891
Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Notebook
Toshiba Satellite C655-S5542
Thanks. Please tell How do you see brands like Toshiba , Lenovo and Acer in comparison to Dell and HP , in terms of strong build and durability?
you can't generalize
Quanta sell to Apple Inc., Compaq, Dell, Gateway, Hewlett-Packard, Alienware, Amazon.com, Cisco, Fujitsu, Gericom, Lenovo, LG, Maxdata, MPC, BlackBerry Ltd, Sharp Corporation, Siemens AG, Sony, Sun Microsystems, Toshiba, Verizon Wireless, and Vizio
Compal sel to Acer, Lenovo, Dell, Toshiba, Hewlett-Packard and Fujitsu Siemens Computers. It is the second-largest contract laptop manufacturer in the world (behind Quanta Computer) and shipped over 48 million notebooks in 2010
Inventec sell to Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba, Acer, and Fujitsu-Siemens.
they buy from and resell to
List of laptop brands and manufacturers
ASUS: Best and Worst Laptop Brands 2013
Most reliable laptop makers revealed
Thanks. That is useful info to buy laptop. Please tell , is Asus really as reputed? My knowledge may be less in this topic , as I understand that international reputed builds are of HP , Dell , Sony and Samsung since many years. Is Asus a comparatively new entry in laptop brands? and accc to your understanding , Asus has gained as much dependability in build , as it's estabilished brands like HP/Compaq , Dell , Apple?
Asus does make solid laptop solid built and high quality components, Asus try to maintain a strong presence in the laptop market, commitment to making the laptops durable. Some laptops are similar in quality and performance for example Asus G75VW is identical to Toshiba’s Qosmio X870 but with about an hour of extra battery life. As always you get what you pay. I think Asus has Asus's extended battery warranty, because some problems can come from the battery.
According to SquareTrad
ASUS and Toshiba were the most reliable manufacturers, with fewer than 16% having a hardware malfunction over 3 years
Thanks. Does this mean that brands like Toshiba and Asus are equally good in build and service as older reputed brands like HP , Apple , Dell?
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Toshiba vs. Asus Laptop
PC laptops and accidental damage: Best and worst warranties 2014
Thanks. Can you pl specify few lines from your weblinks to indicate the response?
advantages of buying a Toshiba laptop because it offers a long battery life, convincing selling points of the brand.
advantage of ASUS laptop: durability and performance
Thanks. I viewed the ebay buying guide/article link about toshiba and asus. The article is useful for buyers to guide how to buy without wasting money on stuff which buyers do not require in a product. Are there buying guides/articles for all products on ebay?
At first,you must have specified your budget as you might get some answers with such budgets that would seem uncomfortable to you.Then what work you want to do with your laptop also must have been specified.
Well,have a look at some of them below -
Dell Vostro 14
Lenovo Flex 2-14D [Hybrid laptop]
Thanks. I am looking for
a) Display about 14 , 15 range ,
b) Processor according to what is elaborated at http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/basic-computer-terms-shopping-pc/
c) Hard disk space 100 GB is sufficient for me,
d) WIn 8.1 pre-installed ,
e) Processor strength slightly less , equal or greater than 2.0 GHZ as suggested in same link ( many specs on flipkart say Generation and mentions FDC / PDC which I do not understand in reference to processor suggested in link
, f) FSB 266 or slightly greater
g) Graphic card depending on what is mentioned in link ( I require for basic use not gaming )
h) Office suite free kingsoft would be okay? ( not to buy MS office!? )
i) Budget , I prefer not too high funda laptop , but in range of 25K to 32K INR. I guess like Dell Venue 7 , Dell's laptops would provide good specs for low-cost
j) Please tell , which brands are reputed internationally
As according to your requirements,
Dell Vostro 14 3445
Internationally reputed brands are - Asus,Dell,Lenovo.
Thanks. Very nicely filtered. I viewed it's specs.
Please tell ,
a) how is after sales Service quality of Asus in India,
b) How to few models of dell with same processor and Random memory specs , and different prices differ from each other,
c) If desktop is reqd with same specs which is reliable for service and build quality
Many internet experts said Asus' service is average but that doesn't mean they won't offer you service.If anything gets wrong with your hardware,you'll have to wait for 1 and a half month.
I didn't understood your (b) part fully,but as far as I'd understood,they make some compromises or corner cuts to meet demands of various people.They usually differ in processor,OS aspects.
If you want desktop without building it yourself(i.e. not assembled) then you can go with Dell as they are known for better customer service.
Thank you. Please tell , is there differences while choosing to buy desktop compared to buying laptop , in terms of specs ( other than apparent differences like screen size )
While buying laptops,you get limited sets of customized hardware and get as a whole whereas in desktop you can change many parts.In desktop,you can customize it as according to your own needs but it cannot be done in laptops.
Thanks. Please tell how come Asus is very reputed ( in list of top ten laptop brands and even desktop brands ) yet very cheap for same specs? Is the service that delayed ( one month as you indicated ) for a reputed company as Asus?
Every company takes atleast 15 days for service and can take upto 1 month or more.
oh okay. Actually the HP service center at Andheri took three days for service
It might be some minor problem that got sorted out easily by them.But for big problems like motherboard fixing,it definitely takes longer time.