Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Best Laptop buying Guide February 2014

Laptops selling these days outnumber Desktop PCs by a huge margin, there is a primal reason for that. First they are Portable and go wherever you want them to go, be it your Bed, office, college etc. On the other hand Desktop PCs just stay at home and you are the one who has to sit up in front of them for your tasks.

Laptop Buying guide february 2014

But with Laptops come many problems, like Battery life, unsatisfactory displays, Heating issues etc. so when you buy a laptop, many queries cross your mind, and all of them have answers. But some misguided users and dealers lead the buyers to make some bad decisions and repent them later. I always try to answer all the questions in the comments section on my Monthly Laptop buying and build guides, but he questions keep coming, and almost all of them have some common question which I will try to answer here.

Best Laptop buying Guide February 2014

Does this laptop have heating Issues ?

No, most probably it doesn't have any Heating issues, try to run CPU-Z and GPU-Z to check up on working Temperatures, if they stay below 80-90 C while performing heavy tasks for long durations, then it is okay. Idle temperatures are supposed to be in the range of 35-45 C depending on your ambient temperatures.

Do AMD laptops heat up ?

No, they don't specifically, something wrong with Heatsink may cause heating issues to any laptop, and almost all brands and make of Laptops have some among them which have faulty Heating dissipators.

Can Ultrabooks be used for Heavy Gaming ?

Not always, mainly due to their slim design and less air circulation real estate.

Best laptops for Engineering Softwares ?

Nastran, Abaqus, CAD etc. require more processing power than those laptops geared towards Gaming purposes. 

These were the some of many questions commonly asked to me, and I answered them here as I won't like to reply them again and again as it happens most of the time. 

Best Gaming Laptop in under Rs. 40000

An upgraded version of G505s with A10 processor for more upgrade conscious buyers.

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
1 TB 5400 RPM HDD
2.5GB Graphics 512 MB AMD Radeon HD 8650G (Integrated) and 2 GB ATI Sunpro HD 8570 Graphics (Dedicated)

HP Pavilion 15-e026AX - 

APU Quad Core A10 4600M 2.3 GHz with Turbo Core Technology Upto 3.2 GHz
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768 
8 GB DDR3 RAM
1 TB 5400 RPM HDD
2.5GB Graphics 512 MB AMD Radeon HD 7660G (Integrated) and 2 GB ATI Sunpro HD 8670M 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
1 TB 5400 RPM HDD
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 8670M 1GB

Best Gaming Laptops in under Rs. 50000

The Geforce GT 740M Graphics really stands out when comparing it with the Others and Graphic processing power of this laptop with and 4th Gen i5 Processor.

HP Pavilion 15-n012TX - 

Intel 4th Gen core i5 4200U @1.6 GHz turbo @2.6 GHz
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768 
4 GB DDR3 RAM
1 TB 5400 RPM HDD
Nvidia Geforce GT 740M

This ASUS laptop still packs a punch after so many days of its release, the 3rd Generation i7 with GT630M Graphics is one of the only ones still with an i7 at this budget.

ASUS K55VM-SX086D -  

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

We reviewed ASUS K55VM-SX086D Here

Lenovo Ideapad Z500 - 

We already reviewed it, inspite of it having an average screen, and some driver issues, which were solved later, we would still recommend this to serious gamers, looking for Gaming at a Budget.

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
1 TB HDD
Nvidia GT740M 1 GB Graphics

Don't forget to check out our review of Lenovo Ideapad Z500

Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop - 

Dell is still one of the some brands constantly coming up with the best quality products, that offer the performance to price balance and the reliability of Dell. A must buy for anyone looking at some serious Power, and don't doubt the AMD graphics card, its at par with its Nvidia counterparts.

4th Gen Core i5 4200U 1.6 GHz upto 2.6 GHz
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768 (Gloss)
6 GB DDR3 RAM
1 TB HDD , Windows 8
AMD Radeon HD 8670M 2 GB

Best Laptops in under Rs.55000

The Lenovo Ideapad Z500 is one Laptop that comes in many variants and its Sleek looks combined with Processing power and GT 740 is one of its USP.

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

Best Gaming Laptop in under Rs.60000

Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop - 

4th Gen Core i7 4500U 1.8 GHz with Turbo Boost upto 3 GHz
15.6 inch HD Display 1366x768
8 GB DDR3 RAM
1 TB Hard Disk
AMD Radeon HD 8850M Graphics

Best Gaming Laptop in under Rs.80000

Only the best Laptop currently at Under the Budget of 1 Lakh in India, from a reputed brand, with Backlit keys, a powerful Processor and Graphic card, this is the best Laptop in a wide range of Budget, No Laptop from Rs. 70000-1 Lakh beats it currently.

Lenovo Ideapad Y510 -  

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

So this was the Monthly roundup of Laptops brought to you by Zompler. If you have some questions you can always ask me in the comments, if you have any suggestions, tell me about them in Comments section below.

4 comments:

  1. Hello Anurag,

    I am buying high end gaming laptop and shortlisted this two Asus G750JX CV069P & Dell Alienware 17 AW17787502A, both has price around Rs. 1,45,000. Can you please suggest which is the best in overall including after sale customer support. I am leaving in Bombay

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  2. i want really gud display lappi coz i only watch movies and browse net. speakers should be of great quality. only these two things i want. i hate games. i wont do anything else on lappi. plz advice me a really gud display lappi...full hd or more

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  3. I have to buy a new laptop and I'm thinking of buying the Lenovo Y510. My question should I buy it right now or wait for the new launches which may have the haswell refresh processors or the broadwell ones. Because this laptop is almost a year old.

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