Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Best Laptop Buying Guide October 2013.

Best Gaming Laptops October 2013

October is the Month of buying with Festivals round the corner, and many people are looking for Buying guides these days. We have been Publishing our own Budget Laptop buying guides for a few months now, and this month too we bring you brand new buying guides to help you make up your mind to buy that Laptop you want to buy and be assured, we don't suggest just anything. We bring you the best among best and most of the Laptops we suggest have been used by us.

So here we will get on with our Best Gaming Laptops for Budget :-

Gaming Laptops Buying Guide October 2013

Best Gaming Laptops in under Rs. 25000

There are two laptops in this Budget that you can consider, they are both bang for buck and can be used for daily needs.
Asus X54C-SX454D -  

Intel core i3 2350M @2.3GHz
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768
2GB DDR3 RAM
500GB 5400 RPM HDD
Intel HD Graphics 3000

Lenovo Essential G505 -  

APU Dual Core E1-2100 @1.4GHz
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768
4GB DDR3 RAM
500GB HDD
AMD Radeon HD 8210

You my want to Look at our Latest January 2014 Laptop Buying Guide here

Best Gaming Laptop in under Rs. 30000

Dell has started to really focus more on its budget Laptops too this fall, and this coupled with reliability of dell makes this a strong contender for this price-band.

Dell Vostro 2520

Intel core i3 3110M @2.4GHZ
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768
4 GB DDR3 RAM
500GB HDD
Intel HD 4000 Graphics

Best Gaming Laptop in under Rs. 35000

This is the Budget that is the most popular and most sold, so this has to have the best specifications that can be offered, and this Lenovo Budget machine totally is worth the money.

Lenovo Essential G505s -

APU Quad Core 5550M @2.1 GHz with Turbo Core Technology @3.1 GHz
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768 
8 GB DDR3 RAM
1TB  Hard Disk
2.5GB Graphics 512 MB AMD Radeon HD 8550G (Integrated) and 2 GB ATI Sunpro HD 8570 Graphics (Dedicated)

Best Gaming Laptop in under Rs. 40000

Lenovo Essential G505s

APU Quad Core A10 5750M 2.5 GHz with Turbo Core Technology Upto 3.5 GHz
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768 
8 GB DDR3 RAM
1TB 5400 RPM HDD
2.5GB Graphics 512 MB AMD Radeon HD 8650G (Integrated) and 2 GB ATI Sunpro HD 8570 Graphics (Dedicated)

Best Gaming Laptop in under Rs. 45000

HP Pavilion 15-E015TX - 

Intel core i5 3230M @2.6 GHz turbo @3.2 GHz
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768 
4 GB DDR3 RAM
1TB 5400 RPM HDD
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 8670M 1GB

Best Gaming Laptops in under Rs. 50000

ASUS K55VM-SX086D -  

Intel core i7 3610 @2.3 GHz Turbo @3.3 GHz
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768 
8 GB DDR3 RAM
1TB 5400 RPM HDD
Nvidia Geforce GT630M 2 GB Graphics

Read ASUS K55VM-SX086D Review Here

Lenovo Ideapad Z500

3rd Gen Core i5 3230M 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost @ 3.2 GHz
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768 (Gloss)
4 GB DDR3 RAM
1TB HDD
Nvidia GT740M 1 GB Graphics

Read Also : Lenovo Ideapad Z500 Laptop Review.

Best Gaming Laptops in under Rs.55000

Lenovo Ideapad Z500  -  

3rd Gen Core i5 3230M 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 3.2 GHz
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768 (Gloss)
6GB DDR3 RAM
1TB HDD
Nvidia GT740M 2GB Graphics

Samsung NP550P5C-S01IN -  

3rd Gen Core i5 3210M 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 3.1 GHz
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768 (Gloss)
6GB DDR3 RAM
1TB HDD
Nvidia GT650M 2GB Graphics

Best Gaming Laptop in under Rs.70000

Lenovo Ideapad Y500 -  

Core i7 3632QM 2.2 GHz with Turbo Boost Upto 3.2 GHz
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768
8 GB DDR3 RAM
1TB 5400 RPM HDD
2GB NVIDIA GT750 N14P-GT1

Best Gaming Laptop in under Rs.75000

Lenovo Ideapad Y510 -  

4th Gen Core i7 4700MQ 2.4GHz with Turbo Boost upto 3.4 GHz
1920x1080 Full HD Display 15.6 inch
8GB DDR3 RAM
1TB HDD
Nvidia GT 750 GDDR5 2GB Graphics

You have a Different Budget ? Ask us in comments, Have Questions about any laptop or just any Query Ask us in Comments.

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100 comments:

  1. hello anurag...i want to buy a gaming laptop and my budget is around 50k.i have done some research and finally came btw lenovo ideapad Z500 (59-380463) and samsung NP550P5C S06IN. BT looking at the specs samsung has an upper hand.some suggestion needed btw these two

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    1. The Lenovo Ideapad Z500 that i have Listed above would be a Better buy if Gaming is on Focus, The GT740M is a better Graphic card, the 650M is not better than 740M, the 740 will help you more with newer Games, its optimized for New releases, so check the Z500 listed above once more.

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    2. yea i too have the same conception..bt have read some threads in tomshardware and notebookcheck.there they were saying the performance GT 650M surpasses the GT 740M

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    3. and i have compared both the cards in game debate for some games and GT 650M has got 4% upperhand than 740m.i guess its not much the difference..

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    4. My mind goes heavily on samsung cuz IMO i liked it than the lenovo z500 and it has bluray drive and a bigger screen, the most important thing for me

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    5. Screen size is same - 15.6 inches. The resolution is more that will give even less gaming Performance on samsung.

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    6. my bad.yea screen size is same.sorry to contradict you,bt i guess GT 650m can cope up the slightly higher resolution.cuz of the resolution,bluray drive and longer battery running times im inclined towards samsung.any ways thanks for your suggestion.will keep that in mind

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  2. any comments on the HP Envy 15-J048TX under the Rs 70000.....

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    1. Its also good with 4th gen Processor and 740M, it has no DVD RW though, check this link - HP Envy 15-J048TX , Other wise Y500 in the above link in the post looks better with similar specs and a better Graphic card i.e. GT750M.

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    2. Y500 is actually better overall with regards to Gaming - Lenovo Ideapad Y500

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    3. When comparing b/w lenevo Y500 and HP envy 15-J048TX ....
      HP has a better processor(4th gen) whereas Y500 has a better graphics card
      both have same amt of ram,screen res,storage
      HP envy is lighter
      What other parameters have u looked at and rated Y500 as the best in the category under 70000.....

      Also b/w Y500 & Y510 ....Y510 obviously has the upper hand (only 5k more) ....Do u think there will be a performance drop in Y510 considering it has a full HD display especially while gaming

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    4. When we Compare Hp Envy 15-j048TX and Y500, Many things go in Y500's favor, sure Y500 is heavier, but Envy has no DVD Drive, has an Ultrabook design, i.e. not designed for heavy Gaming uses, you can expect Heating issues, whereas Y500 is solely for the Purpose of Gaming, and is known to handle heavy heating easily, whereas i can't see how that Hp Envy can keep the heat at bay with that slim Profile and so much stacked inside.
      The 4th Gen Processor is not so much better than the 3rd gen that we ignore other shortcomings of HP envy 15-J048TX.

      And Between Y500 and Y510, Y510 is sure to experience Frames drops heavily as Gaming on 1080p relies heavily on Graphic card, and on 768p the gaming relies on both i.e. GPU/CPU.

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    5. Since the y500 is discontinued (except last few remaining on flipkart), the envy 15 j048tx is the best option!

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  3. Anurag can you suggest non gaming laptop under 50 k !!! for programming and movie purpose !!!

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    1. Non Gaming and Programming Purpose can be best solved with - Asus K55VM

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  4. Wat about the touchpad issues with the y500??

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    1. Touchpad issues were there in only the newest Batch, not in all.

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  5. I want to buy a laptop before diwali for 45k...choices 1.hp pavillion n012t 2.dell inspiron 5521 3.hp e039tx?
    Suggest the best laptop under 45k...if u think that my choices are not good please correct...
    1.Hp pavillion n012tx(i5 4th gen/4gb/1tb/2gb nvidia/3year onsite warrnaty alongwith I year cc)
    2.Dell inspiron 15R 5521(i5 3rd gen/4gb/1tb/2gb ati/1 year cc)
    3.hp pavillion e039tx(i5 3rd gen mobile processr not ulv/4gb/1tb/2gb/3year warranty)

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    1. This Looks best at this budget with 740M 2GB and 4th gen i5, Hp pavillion 15-n012tx and with the current Diwali offers at Flipkart, it looks like a good Buy, i would suggest you to buy this only.

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  6. Hi,I am looking for a laptop under 50k,I am not a gaming freak but intend to run computationaly intensive application like nastran and abaqus.pls suggest me a laptop.Need atleast 8gb of ram

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    1. Asus K55VM will help you in this regard, i use it currently and you can be assured that those heating issues were with newest batches, not the current stock.

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    2. Dude shall i still go with the same laptop u suggested or u have any better laptop to recommend.

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    3. Yeah go with the Same, as i can't see any more new laptops better than the above suggestions, that's why i didn't publish new laptop buying guide for November.

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  7. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/359305-33-nvidia-630m-shuts-asus-k55vm

    Can u shed some light on the above issue

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  8. Hello Anurag I'm looking to buy a gaming laptop under Rs.40000. Will the suggested Lenovo Essential G505s be able to play Modern Games at even Mid Settings?? And what are your thoughts on HP Pavilion 15-e026AX??

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    1. That Lenovo G505s with A10 linked above can easily play Games at Medium-high at 768p Resolution, but this HP Pavilion 15-e026AX is also good at the same price with almost same specifications, in the end its your choice whether you want to buy Lenovo or HP.

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    2. Ok thank you. But which brand would you suggest?? Lenovo??

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  9. Hello Anurag, I've researched a bit more and I've changed my mind into increasing my budget to about 46-47k and the HP Pavilion 15-n012tx is what I'm thinking of buying right now. What impresses most is the 740M in this laptop. Are there any other laptops with this GPU at this price range?? I'm not being able to find any. I guess even 3rd gen i5 won't be bad with this gpu for gaming.

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    1. At a price lesser than this of course. :)

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    2. Only this is best ofcourse HP Pavilion 15-n012TX, another good one at low budget is this HP Pavilion 15-e026AX, if you want something at low budget and not intent on Intel only. Otherwise that first one at 47k is best.

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    3. Actually I definitely want that 740M. I don't think the 8670M is strong enough. Btw HP Pavilion 15-n012TX though 4th gen, has an ULV processor. Would that impact the performance alot?? I do a lot of programming and it requires the use of Virtual machines. How would that fare?? Thanks again for helping so much ..:)

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    4. Not Much Difference, or almost same Performance.

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  10. Which is best buy for gaming, PS6 and,Autodesk Maya 3D animation etc. Samsung NP550P5C-S04IN or lenovo-ideapad-z500 .... Plz figure out differences and give a shot plz ... My budget is under 55k if any better laptod in this range suggest that too .. Have a great day waiting for ur reply bro :D

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    1. For Rendering and PSCS6 like Autodesk, Maya etc. you need Lenovo Ideapad Z500, It will help with newer Rendering environments due to its newer Architecture.

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    2. The 6xx generation of cards is not worth buying now.

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    3. awesome bro! thanks for that Lightning reply .. have a great day :D

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  11. hi anurag. i would like to buy laptop under 35k...
    1st prfrnce is Lenovo Essential G505s (59-379862) Laptop (APU Quad Core A8/ 8GB/ 1TB/ DOS/ 2.5GB Graph)
    and the 2nd is Hp Pavilion G6-2301ax Laptop Apu Quad Core A8/ 4gb/ 500gb/ Win8/ 2.5gb Graph
    i am confused ...help

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    1. any good laptop of asus? becaus i hav heard it has a very good technlgy.. i want laptop fr gaming use only

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    2. Yes i would suggest you to go with Lenovo G505s that i have liked above in post.

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  12. I want to buy a laptop within 50k....
    I have finalized hp pavillion n012tx...kindly suggest if it is a good choice or not....suggest other laptops in this range....I want a laptop which is slim and light and has a long life....I want mobility and durabilitu....plzz suggest

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    1. Also tell does i5 4200u a ulv processr clockd at 1.6ghz will cause any problems

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    2. Yeah that ulv Processor will affect Performance, and Multitasking, i would suggest you HP Pavilion 15-e026AX for Multitasking, and if you want Gaming then you may go with HP Pavilion 15-n012TX

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  13. I need a gaming laptop undr 45 k, i5 3rd gen, 8gb ram, 2gb ddicatd nvidia 645 M +2 .6 GHz + turbo boost no heat problems no cons it sud b abl 2 play crisis 3 bf 4 in high definition's mid point I dont lyk Dell or hp or Toshiba or Sony or Lenovo

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  14. I was looking for a laptop aroung 50k ... i have short listed Samsung NP350V5C-S08IN, HP Envy M6-1214TX and Asus K55VM-SX086D but i cannot decide which one would give me the best performance in gaming as well as the normal user... pls help.!

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    1. Hp Envy is better priced and offers best hardware for you use, check this Link - HP Pavilion 15-n012TX

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  15. hi anu,
    i'm in a dilemma between asus k55vm-sx086d and lenovo z500(59-380463). i like playing games but never had the rig which can run heavy games. so i cant say whether i'm a hardcore gamer or not! i dont have any graphic intensive task. just some work on databases(oracle,sql server, etc). I want to know is it worth to spend 7000 more for z500 and ignore the corei7 or the gt630m is enough to handle current and future games and go with the asus.
    thanks in advance,
    swayam

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    1. Yes, 630M is enough for Games and Normal usage.

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    2. but in your other threads you've mentioned that there is no point in purchasing the 6xx graphic card. even i've also decided to buy the z500, but now that you are suggesting 630m i'm back to square one! please help me as i'm planning to buy this sunday.

      swayam

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    3. But you said that you don't want to run Graphic intensive tasks, so for your Processing tasks, i7 is better (k55vm), if you want more emphasis on gaming then go ahead with Z500.

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  16. Which is better AMD 8670M vs NVIDIA 720M as many forums suggests AMD outperforms. I want specifically know how well AMD 8670M performs while gaming.

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    1. AMD 8670 outperforms 720M by a huge margin, 720 is not even for Gaming, its a GPU for just non-gaming tasks.

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    2. Thanks. As I am planning to buy HP Pavilion 15-e015tx (with AMD 8670M), I wanted to know whether it is good enough play 2012 games as notebook check shows it gives low fps.

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  17. Hey i am planning to buy hp pavillion 15-no12tx
    Just tell me about its all problems?
    Clock speed and multitasking problems?
    Heating problems and all? Battery backup?
    Or i should go for Dell inspiron 15R 5537(with same specs but only having amd graphics) or any other alternative .
    I use internet whole day , listen music and casual gaming like fifa , cod etc
    Thanks in advance :)

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    1. HP Pavilion 15-n012tx is better :)
      check this link, the Nvidia 740M card is better HP Pavilion 15-n012TX

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    2. No Heating Problems that i know of, and Multitasking should be good too, and as its the new Haswell Processor, so expect better Battery backup.
      and as you said you are a casual Gamer, it will suffice you fully.

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    3. Ok! Thanks mate
      Looking forward to buy hp

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  18. Hi....i am looking to buy a gaming laptop under rs 45000...i want to buy lenovo g505s but i have heard it has a lot of heating problems......the other alternatives for me are...hp g6 2312 ax and hp 15 n007 ax....which one in these three is the best according to you. ??

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    1. I would suggest you this, better than the others HP Pavilion 15-e026AX

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    2. But what about graphic card..??
      these have 2 gb dedicated graph compared to 1 gb graph in hp 15 e 026ax

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    3. But the HP Laptop has better and Faster Speed Graphic card, 1 GB or 2 GB doesn't matter, the card in HP Pavilion 15-e026AX is faster and will offer better Gaming performance and Crossfire. or you can buy Lenovo G505s its good too, and has no heating issues as i can assure you, Lenovo Essential G505s

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  19. Which laptop will be better in overall performance, display,sound in 70k budget ; Samsung np550p5c s05in [i7] or lenovo ideapad y500 single graphics model, i have no planning to buy any extra gpu,pls help. also how much difference in gaming performance of y510p [single gpu model] from the these two?

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    1. Y510 would be better as of now, Y500 would be old and won't have driver support from Lenovo and Performance would be better too, and if you are trying to buy from Flipkart better check the specifications first and order from WS Retail (Flipkart), Lenovo Ideapad Y510

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  20. Hey Anurag can you recommend a good laptop for a mechanical engineering student keeping in mind the softwares like cad pro e solidworks ,etc should run smoothly amd battery backup is also a factor.

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    1. I would suggest you to go with HP Pavilion 15-e026AX or Lenovo Essential G505s if you are low on Budget and if you can spend upto 50k then Lenovo Ideapad Z500.

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  21. hey anurg, wat is the original rs of Z500 (59-380463) I won't b buyin it online so tell me d exct price n i heard d the battery in z500 can't b replaced wid a new 1 is dt true? n would gt 740 prform mch byte den GT 730 wid 2gb?

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  22. hey anurag .. suggest me a loptop under 35000 for daily use without gaming i.e movies ..powerpoint excel ...and other basic chores Hdd 1TB.. Thanks

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  23. I want a 4th Gen Ci7 with nVidia gtx 750M graphics in budget of 55K can i get it?

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    1. I am afraid the cheapest you can get a Laptop like this is Lenovo Y500.

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  24. Hi Anurag,
    I am planning to purchase HP Pavilion 15-ex016tx (http://www.flipkart.com/hp-pavilion-15-e016tx-laptop-3rd-gen-ci5-4gb-1tb-win8-2gb-graph/p/itmdn4d9fyrfv6xt)
    Could you Please let me know it is good in perf especially in gaming? Also let me know if there is any heating problems and any cons regarding display/audio/battery.
    My buget is 50K if above laptop is not good suggest me better laptop.
    Thanks
    Pulkit

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    1. This would be a better choice, HP Pavilion 15-n012TX as this has a better Graphic card and 4th Gen, but if you are buying from Flipkart, make sure you buy from WS Retail Seller only, its the Flipkart official seller, others are third-party sellers. and you may encounter problems if you buy from them.

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    2. But I feel HP Pavilion 15-n012TX has lower clock rate(1.7-2.6GHZ), So I am prefering HP Pavilion 15-ex016tx .Still your insights would be helpful, how about HP Pavilion 15-ex016tx?

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    3. Clock rate doesn't matter for normal usage, number of threads and IPC matters, the one which i suggested has better IPC, same number of threads, less TDP (saves battery) etc.
      I would suggest you HP Pavilion 15-n012TX only.

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    4. and Buy from WS Retail only as one of friends ordered from some other seller and got a dead out of box laptop , and seller was very uncooperative.

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  25. Hey I wanna going to buy HP Pavilion 15-e016tx .

    Please give its review and how well its gaming performance.

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    1. Its a Good Laptop worth the Money, HP Pavilion 15-E016TX or you may also want to look at this - HP Pavilion 15-e026AX , its got the same Performance and is cheaper.

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    2. I only doubt AMD Graphics Performance of HP Pavilion 15-E016tx is it worth enough play modern games?

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    3. Yes it is capable, its comparable to 740M

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  26. Hi anurag,
    Really impressed with this guide.
    I want to buy a quad core i7 laptop and my budget is 50k.Graphic card is no issue as i am not a gamer.So graphic card can be compromised. What are the possible options that i have other than asus k55v.
    Thanks..

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    1. Not really much options then, as you are not a Gamer, i would suggest you to go with K55VM only, as this has the best Processor in Non-Gaming laptops.

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  27. I am planning to buy
    www.snapdeal.com/product/dell-inspiron-17r-n5720-laptop/2027477810?pos=1;4
    when it is back in stock.
    Is it a good option.
    But the thing is that its price is a bit alarming with the kind of specs offered....

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    1. Not sure that is a Reputed seller, and if that will ever come in stock again.

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  28. Just waiting for it to come back in stock.....Seller score is 4.9/5
    :D

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  29. am planning to buy a laptop under the price of rs.50000,i do lots of gaming n watch movies.i have shortlisted HP Pavilion 15-n012TX and Lenovo Ideapad Z500 (59-380480) .,which of these two is the best for me.please recommend one from these two or from others also.

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    1. These are the best Laptops in the same Budget, and HP has a cheaper price, but Lenovo has a better Durability in Laptops. So If you can spare some more then Buy Lenovo, otherwise HP laptop are good too, but some users have had some reliability issues with them.

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  30. I'm planning to get a lenovo essential 505s
    Is it good for games like flight simulator which require a very good computer to function properly

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  31. planing for buy business laptop , which one is good hp probook 650 or dell Vostro 2520 with 4GB ram , I3 third generation with 500 GB hard disk , or any other , please suggest .....

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    1. Dell vostro would be a better choice.

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  32. Hi sandeep here,

    am planning to buy a laptop and budget is 45K . if the spec is too good i can put 1 or 2 K more.am into gaming, photography post procesising like PS LR etc.
    and also into CAD designing

    i shortlisted HP-n204tx(4200U AND 740M) and Z500(3230M AND 740M). 204tx comes with ubuntu and only available in snapdeal and some of the HP stores.

    can you tell me which one should i go for.. i know 3230m is better processor. isnt it? but 4200u is a generation ahead.. am really confused here
    i want to run this laptop for atleast next 3 yrs without glitches and lags, running games at med- high gfx.
    plz comment what you think


    one more thing also tell me which make is good lenovo hp or dell.. both product and support point of view

    thanks in advance
    sandeep

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    1. Sorry for late reply sandeep, this message went to the Spam folder, will reply with a detailed answer soon.

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    2. Hi Anurag! This post is really helpful! How do you rate HP pavilion e-026AX when my primary intention is for daily use including internet, office and some entertainment (Eg. Watching movies).
      BTW, I am an Ubuntu user and primarily use the LTS versions of the same.

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