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Top 3 Entry-Level Laptops Available in India

Entry-Level laptops are those kind of laptops which are stylish, affordable and powerful. Laptops get more powerful year after year and the entry-level laptops are the ones to buy because of the great specs and affordable price. Entry-level laptops mainly consist of Intel Pentium Dual-Core CPU or Intel Core i3, 2GB of RAM, 320GB Hard Drive, DVD-Writer, webcam, bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The price range of these kinda laptops are Rs. 23,000 to Rs. 35,000. These kind of laptops are those laptops which a middle-class persona can buy and use with ease. This list would contain the top 3 laptops in the price range of Rs. 23,000 to Rs. 35,000 which will make the choosing process a lot easier.

Dell Inspiron 15R

Dell Inspiron 15R is a great laptop and you will feel the same when you see the specs and the price of this laptop. Dell Inspiron 15R has three laptops in the series. All of them are great in specifications and higher price is available with higher specifications. The first(which I am talking about right now) costs Rs. 31,300. The second costs Rs. 33,300 and the third costs Rs. 41,200. Dell Inspiron 15R(Rs. 31,000 model) has a 15.6 inches HD widescreen which would make the display more glossy with the addition of TrueLife. Inspiron 15R has an Intel Pentium P6200 Processor. It runs on a 100% genuine Windows 7 Home Basic. It has a 2GB RAM and 320GB Hard Disk Drive. An ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 512 MB video card is available in this laptop. A DVD Drive/Writer is also available. Dell Inspiron 15R has a 6-cell Li-Ion battery which can offer you a lot of battery backup which enables you to do a lot in just as single charge. It includes belkin simple backpack and 1 Year complete cover accidental damage protection.

The price of Dell Inspiron 15R is Rs. 31,300.

Zenith Uranium A14HM02

Zenith Uranium is a laptop that gives great value for money and offers specifications which you cannot get in the laptops higher in price. The only low-point that would be in this laptop is the brand name. Zenith isn’t a famous brand and I am sure many of you would be surprised to see this laptop in these rankings. The metal body and the reasonable price tag just put it in quite a big lead. Moving on to the biggest plus point, the specifications. Zenith Uranium has a 14 inch screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768. It has a 2GB RAM and a 320GB Hard Disk Drive. It runs on Windows 7 Professional. Zenith Uranium has an Intel Core i5 processor. Performance and the specifications is where the Zenith Uranium actually shines. It has a 1.3 megapixel integrated web camera. This laptop is easy to hold and carry around as it weighs only 2kg. Just like the above laptop, Zenith Uranium has a 6-cell Li-Ion battery so just like the above laptop, you can do a lot with a single charge. Zenith Uranium, for Rs. 23,000 is a great buy and maybe the best entry-level laptop excluding the brand power.
The price of Zenith Uranium A14HM02 is just Rs. 23,000.

Samsung NP-RV411-S01

This laptop is just like other Samsung laptops, amazing in design. Samsung produces laptops that are extra-ordinary in design and offer some good specifications. This laptop weighs 2.2 kg and can be called a lightweight laptop. Samsung Np-RV411-S01 offers a 14-inch screen and a resolution of 1366 x 768. It has a RAM of 2GB and a Hard Disk Drive of 500 GB. A storage of 500 GB is a little bit extra-ordinary in reference to the price of the laptop. This laptop runs on Windows 7 Home Premium operating system. Intel Pentium Dual Core ProcessorP6200 is available in this laptop. It has an NVIDIA GeForce315M external graphics processor which can run extreme games easily. This laptop has an Ethernet port, 3 USBv2.0 ports and Wi-Fi. It has a 6-cell standard battery and after a little search, I found that this laptop gives up to 5 hours of battery life. The price is quite reasonable to the features and the brand quality which could make you buy this one.

The price of Samsung NP-RV411-S01 is Rs. 30,490.

Those were the top 3 ‘entry-level’ laptops available in the Indian market. If I am asked to pick any one of them, my choice would be Samsung NP-RV 411-S01 because of a nice price, great and stylish design and the awesome specifications offered.

What do you think of these 3 laptops? Which is your favorite? Do comment.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Unveiled in India

Lenovo, one of the world’s leading PC manufacturer, launched their latest offering, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 business laptop at a launch event in Mumbai.

The new laptop is designed especially for the Business users, which comes with bundled performance, style and a whole new features. The X1 has all the sleek looks, with a strong magnesium reinforced shell, and boasts of a spill resistant keyboard, rapid charge battery (charging upto 80% in just 30 minutes), corning gorilla glass screen, thickness of 16.5mm, etc. The laptop is powered by the second generation Intel Core i5 processor and HD graphics card.

Check out the complete list of features of the new laptop from Lenovo.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Specifications

  • Windows 7 Professional OS
  • 13.3 inch HD Super Bright LCD Display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Technology
  • Weight: 1.7kg (3.74 pounds)
  • 16.5mm thick
  • Intel Core i5 2520M 2.5GHz Processor
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • 4GB DDR3 SD RAM
  • 320GB Hard Drive
  • 3G connectivity
  • WiFi 802.11n
  • WiMAX
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • HDMI
  • USB 3.0
  • ESATA
  • Mini-DisplayPort
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • SIM card slot
  • Spill Resistant Backlit Keyboard
  • Intel vPro technology
  • Hard disk encryption
  • HD Webcam
  • Stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater V4
  • Multi-touch clickpad
  • Biometric Fingerprint reader
  • Microphone with noise reduction
  • One key Rescue system
  • Upto 10hrs of battery backup

 

“The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is in line with our DO philosophy and offers everything that a corporate leader looks for in a business machine. This business Notebook reaffirms Lenovo’s long standing heritage of leading the industry with ThinkPads that provide great reliability and a superior user experience. We have created a DO machine that incorporates features that we believe will be a very useful tool for business users” said Amar Babu, Managing Director, Lenovo India.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 comes with a price tag of Rs. 85,000.

So what do you think about the new business laptop from Lenovo? Are you buying one?

 

Google Announces Samsung and Acer Chromebooks

Google announced two new Chrome OS based notebooks, Chromebooks, at the Google I/O Day 2 Keynote on May 11th at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. Both of these new Chromebooks are running on the all new, 8-second boot Chrome operating system that is nothing more than the web.

Google first unveiled the Samsung Chromebook on stage and then the Acer Chromebook, both powered by Intel Dual Core processors and have an amazing battery life of 8+ hours. Yes, you heard that right!!

Samsung and Acer Chromebooks

The Samsung Chromebook – Series 5

First, let’s talk about the Chromebook from Samsung, it’s sleek, stylish, very light and comes in two colors. The Samsung Chromebook is very sleek at 0.79 inches, but not the slimmest and the best improvement that it has is the new oversized trackpad. Google’s Cr-48 had lots of users complaint about the track-pad. According to Google, the Samsung Chromebook has a brand new trackpad that works really well. Samsung Chromebook

The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook will be available for order starting June 15 on both Amazon and Best Buy stores in U.S and few other countries.

$429 for the Wi-Fi only Samsung Chromebook and $499 for the in-built 3G one.

Here are the official specifications from the Press release.

  • 12.1″ (1280×800) 300 nit Display
  • 3.26 lbs / 1.48 kg
  • 8.5 hours of continuous usage 1
  • Intel® AtomTM Dual-Core Processor
  • Built in dual-band Wi-Fi and World-mode 3G (optional)
  • HD Webcam with noise cancelling microphone
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • 4-in-1 memory card slot
  • Mini-VGA port
  • Fullsize Chrome keyboard
  • Oversize fully-clickable trackpad

Here’s a Hands-on for the Samsung Chromebook from Engadget.


The Acer Chromebook

Google also unveiled the second brand to start the sales for Google Chromebooks, Acer. The Acer Chromebook is even smaller than the Samsung, but isn’t as slim. Although, there is something that might help the Acer Chromebook sell more than Samsungs, the price. Acer has priced this laptop at only $349 for the Wi-Fi version, we are not sure how much the 3G is priced of if there even is a 3G version, don’t expect it to be priced much higher. Plus this even has an HDMI port, unlike the counterparts VGA adapter.

Acer Chromebook

Here are the official specifications from the Press Release.

  • 11.6″ HD Widescreen CineCrystalTM LED-backlit LCD
  • 2.95 lbs. | 1.34 kg.
  • 6 hours of continuous usage 1
  • Intel® AtomTM Dual-Core Processor
  • Built in dual-band Wi-Fi and World-mode 3G (optional)
  • HD Webcam with noise cancelling microphone
  • High-Definition Audio Support
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • 4-in-1 memory card slot
  • HDMI port
  • Fullsize Chrome keyboard
  • Oversize fully-clickable trackpad

There is no hand’s-on video for the Acer Chromebook, but as soon as there is one, we will update and let you watch more.

These are the two Chromebooks that were revealed at the Google I/O’s Day 2 Keynote on May 11th. For more information visit Google Chromebook.

Do you like the idea of Chrome OS based netbooks that run only on the Web? Do you think people are ready to adopt to this new line of Chromebooks?

Toshiba Introduces Toshiba Satellite Pro Laptops

Toshiba is known for it’s quality making computer’s and electronics. Toshiba has come up with it’s latest Satellite Pro laptop series. Toshiba Satellite Pro Series have the Intel and AMD chips and have the touch- sensitive buttons.  It also provides High Definition screen which enhances your viewing experience. The different models under satellite pro are:-

Toshiba Satellite Pro L670 EZ1711

Satellite Pro L670 – EZ 1711

  • Intel coretm i3 – 370M processor
  • Window 7 Professional
  • 17.3- inch screen
  • 500GB HDD with 5400 RPM
  • Intel Integrated Graphics
  • 4GB DDR3
  • Bluetooth
  • Webcam and Mic
  • USB Combo Port

Satellite Pro L670 – EZ 1712

  • Intel CoreTM i3- 380M Processor
  • Windonw 7 Professional
  • 17.3 – Inch screen
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB HDD with 5400 RPM
  • Intel Integrated Graphics
  • USB Combo Port
  • Bluetooth
  • Webcam and Mic

Toshiba Satellite Pro L670 EZ1710

Satellite Pro L670-EZ1710

  • Intel CoreTM i3-350 Processor
  • Genuine Window 7 Professional with Window XP Professional Downgrade
  • 500GB HDD with 5400 RPM
  • Intel Integrated Graphics
  • Bluetooth
  • USB Combo Port
  • Webcam and Mic

Price Ranges for these Toshiba satellite laptops are expected to range from Rs. 18000 to Rs. 25000 which are cheaper as compare to other laptops being offered with same specs in Indian market.

Interesting Laptops Concepts Which You Might Expect in Future

A tech geek is always curious to know what next surprise technology is going to give you? We all started believing that technology can achieve anything,  especially the tech lovers who love to track of all the rumors like:

I came across few such laptops which are considered as laptops of future. There is no such evidence yet that they are going to be real soon but then also I really enjoyed when I checked them out.

Here are the 3 laptops of future:

Real Pen Computing:

This is a pen sort of instrument which provides virtual monitor and keyboard on flat surface, it is because of the Bluetooth technology and you can carry this in your pocket easily just like a pen.

Pen Computer

Roll Top Laptops:

This is a concept by Orkin Design. According to them , this computer can be used as laptop as well as tablet and you can roll the computer and carry it like a shoulder handbag.

Roll Top Laptops

Smallest Laptop:

This is the smallest laptop which I ever came across, a funny concept for future laptops.

Smallest Laptop

After watching all these concepts , I am sure that future of laptops would be the awesome and crazy too.

What do you think , can these technology be real in future?