Want Laptop Suggestions. Please help me guys!!

rohitp25

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I want to buy a new laptop. Please help me guys.
Following are my needs.

1. What is your budget?
Ans. Under Rs 55,000 (~ $900)

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
Ans. Anything above 14 inch (still 15.6 preferably)

3. What screen resolution do you want?
Ans. standard resolution(I am concerned about performance more)

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Ans. anyone

5. How much battery life do you need?
Ans. not an issue

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)?
Ans. gta 5 (medium), skyrim(medium), hitman absolution (medium)

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Ans. I need to do heavy tasks like running virtual os on vmware, heavy programming, photoshop, server stuff.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
Ans. Anything more than 500 gb would do great

9. If you are considering any laptop, please post their links.
Ans. http://www.samsung.com/in/consumer/pc-peripherals-printer/notebook/essential/NP350V5C-S06IN-spec
http://www.samsung.com/in/consumer/pc-peripherals-printer/notebook/high-performance/NP550P5C-S05IN
http://www.flipkart.com/hp-pavilion-g6-2236tx-laptop-3rd-gen-ci7-8gb-1tb-win8-2gb-graph/p/itmdgzdptpusvrvy

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
Ans. Atleast for 5 years.

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
Ans. Any, not an issue

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.
Ans. My prefernce is HP>lenovo>samsung. I dont want Asus, toshiba, Dell as I strongly doubt their after purchase services like service centers.

13. What country do you live in?
Ans. India

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
Ans. I won't settle for anything less than a i7 processor. A dedicated graphic card would also do great even if it is of only 1 gb.
 

vinaykumar5320

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The laptops you mentioned are really overpriced. Not Value-for-Money.
The GPU HD 7670M is a weak one for gaming.

And, service of Samsung is worst in laptops. Dell have much better service. It's what I've experienced.

If you want ultimate gaming laptop, its the one and only Lenovo Y510p:
http://www.flipkart.com/lenovo-ideapad-y510-59-390016-laptop-4th-gen-ci7-8gb-1tb-win8-2gb-graph/p/itmdr5tthexkfgrf

Its MUCH MUCH better than the 70k HP Laptop that you mentioned.
i7-4700MQ & nVidia GT750 are excellent in gaming.

If you want something more budget friendly,
http://www.flipkart.com/dell-inspiron-15-laptop-4th-gen-ci7-8gb-1tb-win8-2gb-graph/p/itmdpzjm3hyzfbfg?pid=COMDPZJC9STYFRP9&ref=ac85136e-a36d-49e6-8fa7-3536a52504d5

i7-4500U & AMD Radeon 8850M, Again great for gaming in its price.
 

rohitp25

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Thanks for replying sir!!

Actually i cant go with anything more than Rs 55,000(Rs 60000 at last). The Hp laptop that i have mentioned is available at 61000 in market(flipkart has overpriced it) so i definitely cant go with the lenovo ideapad y510. further more i want to stick with i7 qm processors and not the ultrabook u series as it has much less cache & are only dual core. I need a quad core processor as i need to do a lot of heavy stuff.
Because of ur suggestion i have started to consider dell laptops over samsung. Earlier I thought that samsung's service centers are better than dell's. Please suggest me something under 60,000 with i7 qm processor and value for money kind of thing.
 

vinaykumar5320

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Yes, CPU is important, but I think you shouldn't compromise GPU, just for the sake of getting a better CPU. GPU is the deciding factor in gaming performance.

The Lenovo Y series offer outstanding VFM.
Keeping in mind of your requirements. I'd suggest you to look for Y500 (predecessor to Y510).
http://www.flipkart.com/lenovo-ideapad-y500-59-379647-laptop-3rd-gen-ci7-8gb-1tb-win8-2gb-graph/p/itmdhe8gxhhggcfh?pid=COMDHE8FYE7KASYP&ref=677cce97-b88b-4472-8642-8f48e315afdc

It has nVidia GT650M GPU which is quite powerful in gaming. And, an Intel i7 3***QM CPU, for 67k. I don't think you will get that combination at such a great price. I think you can get it cheaper in market.

And, plus, it has Ultrabay, in which you can add one of several compatible accesories (such as extra HDD, or even an extra GPU). You can use that in future for increasing performance.
 

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Sir, the laptop has been discontinued in india it is not availble neither at flpkart nor at nehru palace. It was a good option but my bad it aint available anymore. Can u suggest any other laptop. Graphic card is secondary but CPU is primary for me as i am not a hardcore gamer but a casual one, the work is more imp.
 

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rohitp25

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I totally respect your suggestion about GPU, maybe i was missing some detail. Anyway thanks for the suggestion, will try looking for this laptop at different stores at cheaper rates. If you have any other suggestion then let me know sir. Thanks!!
 
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