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Desktop vs laptop (Asus K55VM)

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July 25, 2012 2:09:33 PM

1. What is your budget? Rs 60,000

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?

3. What screen resolution do you want?

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? mostly a desktop replacement. But i have just joined my first job and dont know how much i might have to carry it around

5. How much battery life do you need?

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)? Yes I want to play games and not worry about my config for the next few years

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.) programming

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? Not an issue I have an external 2 TB HDD

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
http://www.flipkart.com/
Any local store if the computer is available there instead


10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? 3-4 years ( I assume everything gets outdated in that much time)

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? DVD ROM ( hopefully they will still use them in 3-4 years)

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons. No discrimination

13. What country do you live in? India

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

I was considering a Asus K55VM. It costs approx 56,000
http://www.flipkart.com/asus-k55vm-sx086d-3rd-generatio...
I have a laptop given by the company but as expected its very restrictive
I recently got burned when I had a lot of trouble while moving my desktop from my hostel to home. I am not at my home town anymore.
I am unsure whether to buy a costly laptop like the K55VM or to buy a cheaper desktop and if the need arises later a non gaming laptop

Thanks

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a c 224 D Laptop
July 25, 2012 5:56:40 PM

If it's in your budget and you would want to work with HD content and some games, that Asus is a good pick.

Keep in mind that a laptop is a lot harder to impossible to upgrade, so you'd want to buy the best you can afford. Spending less now on something that will feel slow or not do what you want it to is cheaper than buying a laptop now and a second one in a few years.
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July 26, 2012 4:36:53 AM

hang-the-9 said:
If it's in your budget and you would want to work with HD content and some games, that Asus is a good pick.

Keep in mind that a laptop is a lot harder to impossible to upgrade, so you'd want to buy the best you can afford. Spending less now on something that will feel slow or not do what you want it to is cheaper than buying a laptop now and a second one in a few years.



gaming is the only thing that i would stress the computer with. considering that, i wont have a problem playing a game at medium settings 2-3 years down the line.

would buying a gaming desktop and a cheap(er) laptop for the occasional mobility turn out cheaper than a gaming laptop?
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a c 224 D Laptop
July 26, 2012 1:25:23 PM

mahamoorkh said:
gaming is the only thing that i would stress the computer with. considering that, i wont have a problem playing a game at medium settings 2-3 years down the line.

would buying a gaming desktop and a cheap(er) laptop for the occasional mobility turn out cheaper than a gaming laptop?


Would be about the same unless you get a much cheaper laptop and build your own system. A cheap gaming system is about $500-600, same for a laptop.
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August 5, 2012 4:32:17 AM

Best answer selected by mahamoorkh.
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