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Three Tips to Buy Cheap but Excellent Laptops

Since the invention of the cheap and yet powerful laptops, one should say, that they have brought a kind of revolution in the way people are communicating with each other. With the invention of LED technology, which is now used on Led TV  , has improved greatly the efficiency and lowered the prices. Though a hard core computer professional or a gaming enthusiast may need a laptop with top features, for other people, who have to perform lighter tasks, huge array of excellent but cheap laptops are available.

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Tips to choose Excellent & cheap Laptops for Office- 

When you are buying laptop for your office worker or for light work, there is no point of investing a lot on laptop features which you may not need. For example, now a days many laptops like Macbook Air comes with SSD (Solid state drive), which makes your computer faster and takes less space, but at the same time it increases the cost of laptop by a great extent. Same goes with Processor and RAM of laptop. More over, when you are working on saving money and get a budget laptop for your office employee for work like Word Processing, data entry you might not need a high end processor, upgraded RAM, graphics card, Webcam and so on.

There are many entry level laptop offered by companies like Dell, HP, Sony which you can purchase and save considerable amount on your laptop purchases. Here are 3 important tips and parts of a laptop, where you can save money.

Choosing a Budget Processor

People who use laptop for normal activities such as, doing some office work, surfing, sending emails, and playing games with ordinary graphics might want to go for an Intel dual core processor. This is embedded in most of the computers that are being used now. Also, people who work in IT companies, that involve lighter work can use it, as it a versatile version and can cope up with most of your work, unless and until you have to perform some heavy duty work. Many laptop manufacturing companies like Acer, HP, Dell, etc use it and are available at considerable prices. Just to let know, a laptop as powerful as the one, using a dual core processor can serve the purpose for most consumers.

RAM – Want to have the cheap and best?

RAM, which is known as Random Access Memory, for a cheap and best laptop will be around 2GB. RAM, can be quantified as per the number of random applications a laptop can perform. More intensified users who are interested in latest videogames with plenty of graphics and computer professionals who access random applications and perform hardcore programming and multimedia mat require a greater RAM capacity. But normal users and professionals from other departments, who do not perform hardest of the tasks, 2GB RAM should be adequate. Hence this is a normal requirement and is employed in most of the notebooks, which targets professionals from a huge sector and this is the best and affordable alternative for most of them.

Another good thing about RAM is, you can always upgrade it if required. You don’t need to spend a lot when buying bulk laptop for your employees and you can simply upgrade RAM at later stage if required. Many manufacturers like Dell, HP offers cheap RAM upgrade option which sounds very lucrative, but before investing on it ask yourself: Do your employee work really require that much of RAM? I’m sure you giving laptop for work and not for entertainment. Right?

Hard Disk Drive (HDD) – Don’t go for more than needed!!

This is yet another important factor that drives the price of your lappy. For most of us, a standard memory hard drive will be acceptable because, even a HDD of standard size can store heaps of data. Hence there is no need to spend those extra few hundred dollars for something you might not need. In case, if you find in future, that you have to store more data, you can always buy an external hard drive and connect it to your system externally which will also serve the same purpose as the internal one. This is a better idea to buy some time, if you are unable to buy a notebook with huge memory, when you have limited funds.

A basic 150 GB HDD is enough for your employee and if require in future, you can always take help of extrenal HDD to extend the storage. Also when it comes to enterprise setup, you can take advantage of cloud storage instead of local storage for quick access of all files.

The above mentioned three are the important factors that rule the price of your next laptop. With the above mentioned configurations, there are a huge number of laptops available in all most all the top selling brands, as these are the most wanted ones. Though the above mentioned information is quite handy, it is recommended that you do as much research as possible from your side, to find the best laptop that fits you. After all it’s your money and we care for it as much as you do!!

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Dell Launches Alienware M14X & M11X Gaming Laptops

Alienware M14X

 

Dell officially launches its ever popular gaming laptops, the Alienware,  redefining mobile gaming, with three new, all-powerful laptops, including the soon to be released Alienware M18x, which claims to be the  most powerful 18-inch gaming laptop.  The Alienware M14X and an enhanced Alienware M11x, are meant to deliver unprecedented performance and portability. All three platforms offer the latest in gaming technology, and feature second-generation Intel Core i processors to deliver the high-performance gaming experience.

The Alienware M18X is expected to launch next month globally. All three laptops also offer HDMI 1.4 for connection to 3D-capable HDTVs for incredible, lifelike 3D gaming and Super-speed USB 3.0 ports for up to 10x the speed of USB 2.0 connections for a new level in data transfer.

M14X

Dell Alienware M14X Specifications

  • 14-inch WLED HD (720p) display standard (1366×768) or optional 14-inch WLED HD+ (900p) display (1600×900)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
  • Weight: 2.92 kg (6.45lbs)
  • 337mmx258.34mmx37.8mm
  • Second-generation Overclockable Intel Core i CPUs with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • Updated graphics featuring the NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M with up to 3GB of VRAM
  • NVIDIA Optimus technology to extend battery life
  • Up to 8GB of 1600MHz Extreme-Performance system memory
  • Up to 750GB hard drive (7200RPM)
  • HDMI 1.4 to support connectivity on HDTVs and 7.1 digital audio
  • 2.1 audio speakers powered by Klipsch (onboard speakers)
  • 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet NIC
  • Intel Wireless-N WiFi Link 1000 a/g/n
  • Optional Intel WiMAX technology
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 2.0 Megapixel HD Video and Picture Camera with dual digital microphones
  • RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet
  • 2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Port with PowerShare Technology
  • Mini-Display Port
  • HDMI 1.4 Audio and Video Output
  • VGA Port
  • 9-in-1 Media Card Reader
  • Audio Out 1/8″ Ports
  • Audio In / Microphone 1/8″ Port (retaskable for 5.1 audio)Security Lock port
  • High Capacity 8-cell Lithium Ion (63whr)
  • Colour options: Stealth Black and Nebula Red with Soft Touch Finish
  • Price Dell M14x: Rs. 82,000/- (Starting from)

Dell Alienware M11X Specifications

  • 11.6-inch WLED HD (720p) display (WXGA 1366×768)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
  • Weight: 2.0 kg (4.4lbs)
  • 285.7mmx233.3mmx32.7mm
  • Second-generation Overclockable Intel Core i CPUs with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • Updated graphics featuring the NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
  • Mobile Intel GS45 Chipset
  • Up to 16GB of 1333MHz high-performance system memory
  • HDMI 1.4 to support connectivity on HDTVs and 7.1 digital audio
  • 2.1 Audio speakers powered by Klipsch
  • 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet NIC
  • Intel Wireless-N WiFi Link 1000 a/g/n
  • Optional Intel WiMAX technology
  • Bluetooth® 3.0 (Optional)
  • Wireless WANVodafone 3G Mobile Internet (Optional)
  • 2.0 Megapixel HD Video and Picture Camera with dual digital microphones
  • IEEE 1304a (4-pin) Firewire Port
  • RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet
  • 2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Port with PowerShare technology
  • Display Port
  • HDMI 1.4 Audio and Video Output
  • 3-in-1 Media Card Reader
  • 2 Audio Out 1/8″ Ports
  • Audio In / Microphone 1/8″ Port
  • Security Lock port
  • Price: Rs. 64,000/- (Starting from)

Specs of both Alienware M14X and M11X looks interesting and appealing. Do let us know which one of these gaming laptop you planning to buy?

Comparison Between Samsung 9 Series and Apple Macbook Air

Samsung has already introduced its new 9 series laptop first in its home country South Korea and then later in Europe, Asia. When discussing its Specs and features it is somewhat similar to Macbook Air, but if you are looking for sleekest and stylish portable notebook then Samsung will lead this time. The war between sleek laptops has begun.

Ultra thin and ultra light is what Samsung 9 series is all about, which is giving a tough competition to Apple Macbook Air laptop. Main difference between Samsung 9 series and its previous 7 series is that the former has slide out keyboard which is most loved by the customers. Previously, Apple’s air laptop was considered as the world’s thinnest notebook. But I think; now it will not be….

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Apple Macbook Air Vs Samsung 9 Series

Here I am sharing the Details of Comparison between both the Competitors.

Processor and OS

Samsung 9 series is having 1GHz Intel core i5 processor with 3 MB of cache (turbo up to 2.3 GHz).  It is featured with window 7 professional as well as premium in two versions.

Apple Macbook Pro is having 1.86GHz Core to Duo processor and has Mac OS X snow Leopard operating system. Apple Macbook Air continuously monitors the system power conditions, and according to that it adjusts the processor speed. The amazing feature is its speed, it boots up in less than 15 seconds.

Display and Resolution

Samsung laptop is just 2.89 pounds and 0.64-inch thick which is much less than Macbook Air. It comes up with a display of 13.3 inch with LED backlit screen that offer its user a better visual experience and a resolution of 1366 * 768 and weighs 2.89lbs.

Macbook Air weighs around 2.9 pounds and 0.68- inch thick and a display of 13.3- inches widescreen TFT LED backlit with glossy display. It is just 0.19- inch thin but giving a very high resolution of 1440 *900.

Memory and Camera

Samsung 9 series laptop has memory of 4GB DDR3 RAM. It has Intel HD GT2 Integrated graphics and a backlit keyboard. It also has 128 GB of solid state drive. It has 1.5 watt speaker with sub woofer. It also have front camera to support FaceTime Video call.

Apple Air laptop has 2 GB of onboard 1066MHZ DDR3 SDRAM and 128 GB SSD, Graphic processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM which is shared with main memory. It also has 128GB as well as 256 GB of Flash drive. Its camera is so small that you will barely notice it.

Battery life

It supports long lasting battery life of 6.5 hours power efficient lithium polymer batteries which extend the life of the product with various settings like “Battery life Extender mode” or “Express changing mode”. This new battery has 3 years long battery life.

Whereas Apple Macbook Air has battery life of up to 7 hours on 13-Inch model and up to 5 hours on 11 – inch model that is 50 watt hour lithium polymer battery. It Support up to 30 days stand by mode.

Other Features

Additional features in Samsung 9 Series are like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, backlit keyboard, USB 2.0 as well as USB 3.0, HDMI Port, LAN etc. You have two options whether you can choose Wi- Fi + Window 7 premium which will cost you around $1599 and if you go for Wi- max + window 7 professional than it will cost you $1699, with screen sizes of 13.3 and 11.6 inches.

Apple Macbook Pro has Multi-touch trackpad for precise cursor control. For connectivity, it has Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, USB 2.0, supports an external Display up to 30-inches, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.  The first choice is 128GB SSD, 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor and 2GB of RAM and the second option is only differ with 256GB SSD and prices are ranging from $1299 and $1599.

So which Notebook you are going to buy Samsung 9 series or Apple Macbook Air? Do Share your choice with us?

Lenovo Launches ThinkPad X220 Notebook and Convertible Tablet

Lenovo officially launches its two new devices of the ThinkPad X Series line-up – the ThinkPad X220 Laptop and the Convertible Tablet. The ThinkPad X220 laptop features a 12.5 inch display and comes with the Intel Core i-series processors. Lenovo seems to have decided that the notebook’s 12.5 inch displays falls in between netbooks and full sized computers, offering portability as well as room for a full-sized keyboard and a high resolution display. The company has launched these notebooks, giving more importance for a longer battery life.

The ThinkPad X220 laptop will ship with a standard 6 cell battery that provides up to 9 hours and an upgrade to a 9 cell battery is available, which gives upto 15 hours of run time. There’s also an external battery option available for $179, which provides up to 24 hours of run time. It also comes with an optional IPS screen which provides wide viewing angles and an optional WiMAX and 3G modems.

 

ThinkPad X220 Notebook Specifications

  • 12.5 inches LED backlit display with 1366 x 768 resolution
  • Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor
  • Intel Huron River platform
  • Weight: 1.3kg(2.86 pounds)
  • Up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM
  • Up to 320GB hard disk drive or 160GB of solid state drive
  • Integrated Wi-Fi connectivity
  • 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • USB 3.0 port(optional)
  • 54mm Express Card slot
  • SD card slot
  • buttonless touchpad (aka ClickPad)
  • 720p webcam
  • dual digital microphones to enable noise cancellation
  • VGA, Display ports

The Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet also comes with similar features as that of the notebook. The tablet comes with a standard 12.5 inch IPS display, with an optional Gorilla Glass and Infinity Glass. The X220 Notebook and the X220 Tablet comes with a price tag starting at $899 and $1,199, respectively and are expected to arrive in the month of April.

Source: Engadget

Comparison: Laptops vs. Netbooks vs. Tablet PCs

With the market being flooded with numerous devices in every segment it really does get pretty confusing for the consumer. An average consumer can’t really own all of these. The attractively low prices and the smaller designs are very appealing but bring with themselves the dilemma of whether or not they will perform.

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Toshiba’s Satellite L630 Rugged Laptop must be the Best Laptop for College

The latest product addition to Toshiba’s Satellite family is the L630. I think this is going to a great favorite among young Indian users. In fact, with the rugged features it might be the best laptop for college as it is one of the most affordable rugged laptops we have seen so far. Continue reading Toshiba’s Satellite L630 Rugged Laptop must be the Best Laptop for College