need to buy new laptop . ..?? pls help :)

need to buy new laptop . ..?? pls help :)

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i have gone to croma shop and saw one hp laptop model no G42-488TU With configuration i3 processor , 500gb hard disk , 2gb ram and other basic stuffs . . its price was 33,000 but wit vouchers and other stuffs v can get that for 26,000 . . can u tel me is it worth the money ?? and also suggest me some laptops nly for basic use in home smile . . companies i’m interested in are dell , hp . . and also pls suggest me if for basic use ????

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Qwerty1
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viky If you want to buy a laptop in the range of Rs25k-30k then definitely buy the laptop you’ve seen in the croma store.
Dell laptop with the same configuration would cost you around Rs33-35k

And you must be getting a lot of free stuff with the laptop from croma
Also the laptop you are talking about is priced at Rs29k(http://www.homeshop18.com/hp-g42-488tu-laptop-b...)

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Hi viky_cool17

at 26K, it seems to be a good deal, For online stores the price is in 29K range. HP laptops are usually bit expensive. For brands like Asus/Acer, HCL and Toshiba u can get cheaper than that, since HP/Dell has brand value, and thier support service they are priced bit costlier than other laptops.

http://www.desidime.com/forums/hot-deals-online…

http://www.homeshop18.com/hp-g42-488tu-laptop-b…

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@qwerty : yeah u know wat are the free stuffs i get wit dat laptop if i buy dat ???

one bag , 8gb pen drive , logistics mouse , speakers , m-blaze data card and 1000rs worth gift products from lifestyle :) . .

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@dipipedia : actually i dunno anythin bout laptops . . can u please help me more ???

i’m lookin for laptops in this configuration ( i3 processor , 2gb or 3gb ram (pls tel wich is better ) , 320 or 500gb harddisk ) . . is acer and compaq laptops enough for basic use dan dell/hp ???

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Then from croma store it will be good deal, will at these freebies..
But from where are u planning to get the GV’s?

From homeshop18???
33 * 1000 = 33000
33 * 800 = 26400

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@dipipedia : ya frm hs18 nly . . its worth right ??? dey’ll deliver vouchers na ??

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Many dimers have ordered for GV from hs18 and got them delivered..

But i doubt whether will they ship 33 coupons at same address from same account, for same store and on applying 200 off on 1000 for each voucher.

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Dipi i was able to use mydala voucher after expiry

even i purchased 15 nokia 1616 handsets from them using the same id

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i’m nt gonna do dat dude . . i’m stayin in flats . . so address is nt a prob for me . . all here are my frnds nly . . so i’m gonna order in 7 accounts . . nly 5 per account is allowed right ???

Scorpio
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Oh LK that’s gr8…

Means u can place multiple orders from a same account, that won’t be issue..

viky_cool17 , also i would suggest you to upgrade the warranty to 3 yrs(which can be done later also).

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@dipipedia : thnx fr ur suggestions dude . . can i purchase dose frm same account itself . . ?? is it possible ??

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@ viky_cool17 , as confirmed by LK , u can purchase from same account, but would suggest u not to place all of them from single account and also not place them all in a single day..

LK can u plz suggest…

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u can place different order using different gc of same things in same day

i placed 4 Nokia 1616 order on Friday(24 th june) by calling there customer care suddenly power went of in our area i was left with no voucher i was having only one voucher i told cc lady that u always send these gc with orders i have around 20 with me but no power in our area she placed all the order by putting gc from her end

i got all four order delivered today by blue dart with cash on delivery

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@dipi and lk : thnx for d suggestions guys :)

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viky you made a good choice by going for i3, if u r going to use for basic purpose..

Processor choice : i3 is really good for basic purpose, As dual core and core 2 duo will soon be outdated..
Ram : 2gb.. for basic purpose like watching movies, listening songs, internet/downloads.. 2GB is more than enough.
graphic card : integrated 512 mb would be enough, if u will be playing some heavy games, then u must go for 1GB dedicated nvidia graphic card and upgraded Ram..
screen size 14 or 15 inch is decent..

for storing movies and other docs..320/500 Gb are enough.. u have option to use portable HDD later..

6 cell battery is also enough.
Make sure the ram is 2GB * 1 and not 1GB * 2

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@dipipedia:How does it matter if the ram is 2GB*1 or 1GB*2?
Does this reduce the chances of expanding ram later?

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Yes qwerty bro… As most of the laptops have 2 slots..
so if it has 1gb* 2 then , later if someone wishes to go for 4gb and laptop has 2 slots, he need to replace both..

whereas if it has 2gb * 1, user need to purchase only 1 2gb ram..

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@lk and dipi : can u guys pls help me how to book vouchers ??? is it possible to book all in same account ?? or how many accounts can i create and use ??