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Looking for Laptop for home usage
Mostly kid’s online classes
Mine 11 year old laptop is now not working properly and online classes might stay for some more time
so want to make one time investment in quality laptop which lasts for few years

Please suggest me laptop with good configurations
I am not tech savvy and not aware of it at all
Do suggest with appropriate price point as in what’s best price for it, where to purchase it from
I can accordingly plan before next sale

thanks in advance

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guest_999 wrote:

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-11e-Windo...

Avoid this lenovo series, a laptop company that makes laptop models which have a compatibility list for NVMe ssd & which actually doesn’t work with ssd outside of that list should be avoided.
@A2Zdeals @bikidas2060 @vijkap201 @desiman

Thanks for the info.

Never knew this could happen… Never faced this problem with any of the laptops till date… but again, I have limited exp wink

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If u have any1 traveling from USA.. Den buy from there.. Like amazon usa…30% 40% less price

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xuseronline wrote:

Thanks for the info.

Never knew this could happen… Never faced this problem with any of the laptops till date… but again, I have limited exp wink

This was also the first time for me hearing about such an issue. I have seen people having issues with ram compatibility but first time I heard about nvme ssd compatibility.

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@A2zdeals could you decide on any approximate variants/ requirements of the processing power, fixed storage capacity (GB, TB) and the memory (RAM) capacity?

and brand preference, if any¿ or broadly between premium versus value for money¿ or Tawanese brands verses Japanese brands versus American beands versus now Chinese brands?

same was asked in the follow-on e-mail too.

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aadimaanav wrote:

@A2zdeals could you decide on any approximate variants/ requirements of the processing power, fixed storage capacity (GB, TB) and the memory (RAM) capacity?

and brand preference, if any¿ or broadly between premium versus value for money¿ or Tawanese brands verses Japanese brands versus American beands versus now Chinese brands?

same was asked in the follow-on e-mail too.

There is no “Japanese laptop brand”, at least not outside of Japan.

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guest_999 wrote:

There is no “Japanese laptop brand”, at least not outside of Japan.

Toshiba is Japanese Brand.
But it seems that have closed business here in India now.

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xuseronline wrote:

Thanks for the info.

Never knew this could happen… Never faced this problem with any of the laptops till date… but again, I have limited exp wink

kya bol rhe guru. smiling_imp Bhai…

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guest_999 wrote:

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-11e-Windo...

Avoid this lenovo series, a laptop company that makes laptop models which have a compatibility list for NVMe ssd & which actually doesn’t work with ssd outside of that list should be avoided.
@A2Zdeals @bikidas2060 @vijkap201 @desiman

Bhai ye mera laptop ke compatible SSDs https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/in/en/products/lap...

HP me v yahi incident hua tha: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware...

I think any SSD would just work fine as nvme interface is the standard.

Yes, any wifi card and other peripherals won’t work, system won’t just boot. That’s the limitation of BIOS. They need the compatible hardware.
That’s why libreboot thing came up. It replaces the BIOS and gives the user freedom to use any component as s/he wishes.


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guest_999 wrote:

There is no “Japanese laptop brand”, at least not outside of Japan.

hmmm :-/
i guess i can reminisce over how Bambi eyed i had got, when i first got to handle one of the small form factor (mini) laptop by Fujitsu in the post Y2K era

or how much i had lusted over and wished to have the “swivel mech” tablet convertibles when they first debuted from them.
now of-course they are even more oriented (and priced) towards enterprise customers.


it seems…, only select few (say: @siddudeagarwal) here might be fond of https://www.desidime.com/discussions/the-long-l... the brand.

amongst Taiwanese, AsusTek are fairly upped the ante… from fairly standard ones
[like these posted by @Original] https://www.desidime.com/deals/rs-17490-asus-co...
to niche ones like https://www.desidime.com/discussions/can-someon...
edit: correct link https://www.desidime.com/discussions/can-someon...

Sharp has rebranded the Toshibas as Dynabook, and are somewhat keeping up.
but Sony, NEC have faded for sure.
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@a2zDeals can consider the Portégé series, although they won’t be that VFM (considering Sharp markets them as business computers)
https://asia.dynabook.com/laptop/portege-x30w-j
@getready @limbo @original @micke @alienteck @cybertechie @bikidas2060 would you consider this https://asia.dynabook.com/laptop/portege-x40-j/ as a value for money or at-least reasonably priced for its aesthetics, features?


https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/663549/original/7365669___A2zdeals_topic_ID_1252780___and_post_ID_7365828_by_user_number_94783___guest_999.png

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aadimaanav wrote:

hmmm :-/
i guess i can reminisce over how Bambi eyed i had got, when i first got to handle one of the small form factor (mini) laptop by Fujitsu in the post Y2K era

or how much i had lusted over and wished to have the “swivel mech” tablet convertibles when they first debuted from them.
now of-course they are even more oriented (and priced) towards enterprise customers.


it seems…, only select few (say: @siddudeagarwal) here might be fond of https://www.desidime.com/discussions/the-long-l... the brand.

amongst Taiwanese, AsusTek are fairly upped the ante… from fairly standard ones
[like these posted by @Original] https://www.desidime.com/deals/rs-17490-asus-co...
to niche ones like https://www.desidime.com/discussions/can-someon...
edit: correct link https://www.desidime.com/discussions/can-someon...

Sharp has rebranded the Toshibas as Dynabook, and are somewhat keeping up.
but Sony, NEC have faded for sure.
.
@a2zDeals can consider the Portégé series, although they won’t be that VFM (considering Sharp markets them as business computers)
https://asia.dynabook.com/laptop/portege-x30w-j
@getready @limbo @original @micke @alienteck @cybertechie @bikidas2060 would you consider this https://asia.dynabook.com/laptop/portege-x40-j/ as a value for money or at-least reasonably priced for its aesthetics, features?


https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/663549/original/7365669___A2zdeals_topic_ID_1252780___and_post_ID_7365828_by_user_number_94783___guest_999.png

Fujitsu 😍😍😍😍😍 Bhai a lot of brands have bitten the dust. Compaq, Toshiba, Fujitsu, HCL, Vaio (the original ones) are all gone. At that time, I had bought a dual core Compaq Presario CQ60 – 104TU because I could not afford the more expensive HP Pavillion ones but my laptop lasted way longer than all my friends. I always wanted lay my hands on a Portégé. pensive pensive pensive I lusted after Sattelite too. At that time could not afford them. Fujitsu laptops were sooooo reclusive ones or the dealers were too shy to showcase them. Thinkpad has survived the ordeal n still thriving under Lenovo’s ownership. But loved the IBM version more. My college was providing Thinkpads at 50k maybe, n was offering 40 GB HDD, Pentium processor, 1GB Ram with XP/redhat and 4 years warranty n unlimited wifi (100 kbps). I bought the Compaq as I got 250GB HDD, 2GB Ram and a big screen. Compaqs were soooo underrated yet popular in 2008. I still have it. smile

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@saravgi
Here in India.. the most popular price segment for laptops is 30-50k. The percentage of users looking for Thunderbolt ports, MIL Standard for durability, Enhanced security are very less ( + Panel Quality and the weight)
@ ~1L… the laptop will only attract luke warm response .. Even if the brand launches the same for 60k here.. generate good feedback in terms of premium build and software optimization (Which lacks in budget laptops like the AVITA ones).. its a hard task to sell the laptop in higher numbers
Just take this Fake Nokia Branded Laptop into consideration
Nokia Purebook X14
Launched for 60k
Lighter (Probably not so durable?)
Has similar specs compared to dynabook (base variant*)
Dolby Vision + Atmos (Fake hype … No streaming partner supports Dolby Vision playback on a 1080p screen)
https://www.flipkart.com/nokia-purebook-x14-cor...

Yet.. the percentage of users interested to have a look at this laptop are very less & i believe the post-sales service depends a lot on the no. of units a brand gets to sell

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getready wrote:

Just take this Fake Nokia Branded Laptop into consideration
Nokia Purebook X14

appreciate rest of the insights too and a special thanks for making me guffaw at this matter of fact statement too.😃


indeed, i do not know much about unibody designs but otherwise the 30 to 50k range you mentioned is what seems ideal to (most of) the average users.

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bikidas2060 wrote:

Fujitsu laptops were sooooo reclusive ones or the dealers were too shy to showcase them.

so true!
appreciate rest of the insights too.
actually tagged you since you (and others) have knowledge and could suggest options to the OP.

Candy is on the way for you🤗

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aadimaanav wrote:

so true!
appreciate rest of the insights too.
actually tagged you since you (and others) have knowledge and could suggest options to the OP.

Candy is on the way for you🤗

😍😍😍

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bikidas2060 wrote:

Bhai ye mera laptop ke compatible SSDs https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/in/en/products/lap...

HP me v yahi incident hua tha: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware...

I think any SSD would just work fine as nvme interface is the standard.

Yes, any wifi card and other peripherals won’t work, system won’t just boot. That’s the limitation of BIOS. They need the compatible hardware.
That’s why libreboot thing came up. It replaces the BIOS and gives the user freedom to use any component as s/he wishes.


I also used to think so bhai but not any more, that guy in lenovo forum has also posted in other places & he was unable to format the wd sn550 ssd. System boots fine, win 10 loads fine, it is only at the disk management that you will get an error while trying to partition & initialize the wd nvme ssd in this model. Another nvme in compatibility list works fine. As for libreboot, I think it is a good idea but not everyone can/is comfortable enough to try thisnot to mention the warranty implications(I think lenovo will consider the warranty void if libreboot is installed).

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guest_999 wrote:

I also used to think so bhai but not any more, that guy in lenovo forum has also posted in other places & he was unable to format the wd sn550 ssd. System boots fine, win 10 loads fine, it is only at the disk management that you will get an error while trying to partition & initialize the wd nvme ssd in this model. Another nvme in compatibility list works fine. As for libreboot, I think it is a good idea but not everyone can/is comfortable enough to try thisnot to mention the warranty implications(I think lenovo will consider the warranty void if libreboot is installed).

Actually System 76, a laptop manufacturer(clevo base), is providing coreboot in its line of notebook series. And libreboot is compatible with very few laptops, older ThinkPads mostly. 🙂🙂🙂 Actually intel has its ME n other vendors have their blobs which are integrated to the BIOS. So, it’s very difficult to build a custom image. And it voids warranty.

Acha Bhai, did the Lenovo guy tried the SSD with some other computer??? We will need more information on this. And you are right as it’s mentioned in the forum. 😔
Acha the Lenovo guy, has not mentioned that his WD SSD works fine on other computers. If an SSD is dead it normally becomes read only I believe.

Right now searched again n found this https://www.shareus.com/computer/how-to-check-i.... So, basically we need to check compatibility before buying a new SSD. 🥺🥺🥺

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bikidas2060 wrote:

Actually System 76, a laptop manufacturer(clevo base), is providing coreboot in its line of notebook series. And libreboot is compatible with very few laptops, older ThinkPads mostly. 🙂🙂🙂 Actually intel has its ME n other vendors have their blobs which are integrated to the BIOS. So, it’s very difficult to build a custom image. And it voids warranty.

Acha Bhai, did the Lenovo guy tried the SSD with some other computer??? We will need more information on this. And you are right as it’s mentioned in the forum. 😔
Acha the Lenovo guy, has not mentioned that his WD SSD works fine on other computers. If an SSD is dead it normally becomes read only I believe.

Right now searched again n found this https://www.shareus.com/computer/how-to-check-i.... So, basically we need to check compatibility before buying a new SSD. 🥺🥺🥺

Yes bhai, he checked the ssd in another pc where it worked perfectly. Lenovo is using some form of custom bios in this thinkpad model which doesn’t support all nvme ssd hence the compatibility list. The drive will appear in bios as the interface is active but somehow the bios don’t let any operation perform on it hence the error while partitioning/initializing the ssd.

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Guys , I also need to buy the laptop. But my budget is very low as I have to give to someone else?
Can any one suggest me?
As much as cheap but should be good enough to work.
Even refurbished one also work for me.

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whitewalker wrote:

Guys , I also need to buy the laptop. But my budget is very low as I have to give to someone else?
Can any one suggest me?
As much as cheap but should be good enough to work.
Even refurbished one also work for me.

Check on olx for your city, should be able to get a decent model(i3 4th/5th gen or later) less than 3-4 years old for around 15k.

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indiansoul wrote:

Price is currently showing 73k. When did you buy it and what was the price at that time before card discounts ??

There wer another variants that time. Bought i3 11th gen variant with SSD.

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indiansoul wrote:

This one ?

https://www.amazon.in/dp/B08PQR77JB/ref=cm_sw_r...

How is your experience so far ??

@A2Zdeals bro, did you buy laptop ? Can you share details..

Thank you all those who posted here and via dm helped me understand configurations

I fìnally went for 2-in-1 laptop
Had Lenovo, HP, Dell in contention
Chose Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5i 11th Gen Intel i5
Amazon Price 67k
Flipkart Price 64.5k
Lenovo own site 64.5k
Spoke to Lenovo sales support and they extended discount with some coupon
They have hdfc 10% cb max 5000 / yes card emi 10% max 7500 also till 15th March

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A2Zdeals wrote:

Thank you all those who posted here and via dm helped me understand configurations

I fìnally went for 2-in-1 laptop
Had Lenovo, HP, Dell in contention
Chose Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5i 11th Gen Intel i5
Amazon Price 67k
Flipkart Price 64.5k
Lenovo own site 64.5k
Spoke to Lenovo sales support and they extended discount with some coupon
They have hdfc 10% cb max 5000 / yes card emi 10% max 7500 also till 15th March

✅ I’m noob don’t understand much but am sure u have made optimum choice 💻
On unrelated note, 🙏🏻 for ur nomination. I’m pretty sure I won’t get badge but outcome is not in our hands says Bhagwad Gita so we respect ✊ that 🙂

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For your kid’s online classes, you would not require a laptop with high specs. You can check out online at Flipkart and Amazon where you can get a very good variety along with a good price range. Decide on your budget and go for a decent choice. You can go for Lenovo, HP, Acer, Dell or anyone if you do not have any brand preference.

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