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Pls suggest best laptop from the laptops selected DellStudio/HPdv6?

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September 22, 2010 7:33:40 AM

Hi All,

I am planning to buy a laptop very soon. May be this weekend. I'll be basically using laptop for personal document work, internet surfing, movies, music, chatting & occasional gaming. I'll also using for some occasional office work through VPN. I shortlisted below 3 laptops (4th one not much concerned). Pls suggest me the best laptop for me. I am not much concerned with software included with the laptop right now.

1)

Dell Studio 15(T540613IN8) ---50,805.65+900(Delivery charges) INR -5 %( Corporate Discount) = 49,120 INR
Style
Midnight Blue Colour with Black U-Trim

Build My Dell
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit (English)
Intel® Core™ i5-460M (2.53GHz, 2Core/4Threads, turbo up to 2.8GHz, 3MB cache)
McAfee(R) Security Center (Multi-Language) - 30-Day Trial Version
15.6 " 720p WLED (1366x768) Display with TrueLife™
4GB (2GBx2) 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM (operates at 1066MHZ for Core i3/i5, and i7-620M processors)
500GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Combination Drive with dual layer write capabilities
Integrated CREATIVE Sound Blaster(R) X-Fi MB Audio Software Solution
6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery

Accessorise My Dell
Microsoft(R) Office Starter 2010
Dell(TM) Premium Optical Mouse
Targus DFD Entry Level Backpack 16"

Protect My Dell
1 Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis
1 Year Dell Online Backup 2GB

Also Includes
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470 - 1GB
Silver Palmrest
Bezel with Integrated 2.0MP Web Cam
90W AC Adapter
Dell 1520 Wireless-N Card
Dell(TM) Wireless 365 Bluetooth Module
Dell(TM) Keyboard with Touchpad (English)
Dell DataSafe Local Backup Basic
Adobe Reader
Dell(TM) PC-Restore Included
WINDOWS-LIVE
Integrated Fast Ethernet 10/100/1000
34mm ExpressCard Slot, (DOES NOT SUPPORT PC CARDS)
Power Cord (IND)
Ergonomic noise isolation in-ear earbud - Creative EP-630
System Drivers
Skype Software
Laptop Batteries Carry 1 Year Warranty Only From Invoice Date
Technical Support

2)
Dell Studio 15 (S541036IN8) -- 49,638+900(Delivery charges)-5 %( Corporate Discount) = 48,012 INR

Style
Midnight Blue Colour with Black U-Trim

Build My Dell
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit (English)
Intel® Core™ i3-370M processor (2.4GHz, 2Core/4Threads, 3M cache)
McAfee(R) Security Center (Multi-Language) - 30-Day Trial Version
15.6 " 720p WLED (1366x768) Display with TrueLife™
4GB (2GBx2) 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM (operates at 1066MHZ for Core i3/i5, and i7-620M processors)
500GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Combination Drive with dual layer write capabilities
Integrated CREATIVE Sound Blaster(R) X-Fi MB Audio Software Solution
6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery

Accessorise My Dell
Microsoft(R) Office Starter 2010
Dell(TM) Premium Optical Mouse
Targus DFD Entry Level Backpack 16"

Protect My Dell
1 Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis
1 Year Dell Online Backup 2GB

Also Includes
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470 - 1GB
Silver Palmrest
Bezel with Integrated 2.0MP Web Cam
90W AC Adapter
Dell 1520 Wireless-N Card
Dell(TM) Wireless 365 Bluetooth Module
Dell(TM) Keyboard with Touchpad (English)
Dell DataSafe Local Backup Basic
Adobe Reader
Dell(TM) PC-Restore Included
WINDOWS-LIVE
Integrated Fast Ethernet 10/100/1000
34mm ExpressCard Slot, (DOES NOT SUPPORT PC CARDS)
Power Cord (IND)
Ergonomic noise isolation in-ear earbud - Creative EP-630
System Drivers
Skype Software
Laptop Batteries Carry 1 Year Warranty Only From Invoice Date
Technical Support

3)
HP Pavilion dv6-3057tx Entertainment Notebook PC (XB779PA) – Approx 45500 INR after all taxes & discount

System features
Operating system installed Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Processor Intel® Core™ i3-370M Processor
• 2.4 GHz
Chipset Intel® HM55

Memory
Standard memory 3 GB DDR3 (1 x 1024 MB + 1 x 2048 MB)
Maximum memory Supports up to 8 GB DDR3 memory
Memory slots 2 user accessible memory slots

Storage
Internal drives 500 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 7200 rpm
Optical drives SATA optical drive: LightScribe SuperMulti DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support

Graphics
Display size (diagonal) 39.6 cm (15.6") diagonal High-Definition LED HP BrightView Display
Display resolution 1366 x 768
Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650 Graphics (switchable) with 1 GB dedicated

Expansion features
Ports 1 VGA port
1 HDMI port
1 stereo headphone-out
1 microphone-in
4 USB 2.0 ports (4th shared with eSATA port)
1 eSATA + USB port
1 RJ45 ethernet port
Slots 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro or xD Picture cards

Media devices
Webcam HP TrueVision Webcam with Integrated Digital Microphone (VGA low-light)
Audio features Altec Lansing speakers

Input devices
Pointing device HP Clickpad with On/Off button
Keyboard Full size island-style keyboard

Communications
Network interface Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Wireless technologies 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth® wireless networking

Dimensions and Weight
Product weight 2.45 kg
Product dimensions (W x D x H) 37.8 cm (W) x 24.5 cm (D) x 3.08 cm (min H) / 3.6 cm (max H)

Power
Power supply type 90 W AC Power Adapter
Battery type 6-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery
Energy efficiency compliance ENERGY STAR® qualified

Security management
Security management Kensington® MicroSaver lock slot; Power-on password; Accepts 3rd party security lock devices

What's included
Warranty 1 year, parts and labour
Software included HP Advisor
HP Wireless Assistant
HP Support Assistance
HP Software Update
Norton Online Backup
Symantec™ Norton Internet Security 2010 Consumer (60days live updates)
Motorola SoftStylus
HP ProtectSmart (HP 3D DriveGuard)
HP Power Plan Utility
Microsoft® Works (Only available in selected countries)
Office Trial: Microsoft® Office 2007 Home/Student (60 day Trial) (Only available in selected countries)
Office Ready: Microsoft® Office 2007 Pro (60 day Trial) Center (Only available in selected countries)
Windows Live applications
HP QuickWeb
Cyberlink DVD Suite 7
HP Games Powered by Wild Tangent (launched by console) (Gadget includes for US only)
Omnifone international music store
HP MediaSmart Music
HP MediaSmart Movie and TV
HP MediaSmart Video
HP MediaSmart Photo
Carry bag included in the price.

4) HP Core i5 laptop is also having also approximately the same configuration as above and cost around 53500 INR (not exact price)

Pls reply me soon ASAP

a b D Laptop
September 22, 2010 2:51:12 PM

The second one I would avoid, the first one has a stronger CPU than the third, but the graphics card is alot weaker. If the 4th one has an i5 and a 5650 than I would go for that. I have an older Dell Studio 15 and one problem I have with it is that the plastics around the LCD screen are not very rigid and the screen has been pressed against the keyboard leaving indentations from the keys on the screen.

What kind of games do you plan on playing?
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September 22, 2010 3:50:47 PM

I dint inquire about the 4th one graphics card at the reseller as i felt it's a bit costly...

Anyway...I'll b playing games occasionally. It would b some racing games NFS etc or 3rd person shooter games (strategy based mostly but sometimes non-strategy will also do). I also want to try Second Life :-)

But all these will b very occasional ...may b in alternate weekends...

Well it seems that to again revisit HP reseller as it seems like that...coz i dint find that model online...may b also i dint remembered the model name at reseller....online i see a model which is having Core i5, 3gb RAM & (Nvidia GeForce GT 230M 1 GB dedicated memory) graphics card...but this model is costly arnd 55500 INR (http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/in/en/ho/WF06b/321957-32...). Also dont know whether this was the same model at reseller or not.
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a b D Laptop
September 22, 2010 4:14:59 PM

If you can only choose between 1-3 than I think #3 would be the best
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September 22, 2010 4:51:53 PM

Ok thanks Sniper.....so it means.....1) Core i5+4gb RAM+ATI HD 5470 overpowers 3) Core i3+3gb RAM+ATI HD 5650 ,,,,,,is it so...if yes, if u dont mind ...pls let me know the reason behind it.....
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a b D Laptop
September 22, 2010 6:12:31 PM

When it comes to video game the 3) Core i3 and 5650 is better for games the graphics card is much more powerful than a 5470. My only concern is that it only has 3GB of RAM, How old are the games you plan on playing? Which NFS and 3rd person shooters do you plan on playing? Depending on the games Laptop 1 may be better.
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September 29, 2010 5:11:04 AM

thanks sniper for all ur replies...this time it was lil bit late...I already bought a Dell Inspiron 15R laptop. It has Core i5+4gbRAM+500GB HDD & ATI HD 5470 graphics card with a 16:9 (1366x768) screen

Anyway as its a 64bit machine wid windows 7 home premium...few of my old game dvds not gonna work on it...likewise i tried to install Quake 4 ...it dint worked....however NFS undercover was successfully installed but it has no widescreen resolution.

pls suggest me some good car racing & strategic & non-strategic 3rd person shooter games which will best played on my new laptop. Thanks :) 
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