can someone suggest best laptop/mac for busines...

can someone suggest best laptop/mac for business needs (will buy from BlackFriday sale in US through my NRI friend)

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Budget around 50k-70k

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If you want a gaming laptop:

Acer Helios 300
Close your eyes , buy it .
1200 usd normal price.
(Just checked amazon.com 1088 usd now)
You get
1) 9th gen H series Intel i7 processor(9750 H)
2) 16gb ram
3) GTX 1660 Ti graphics card
4) 256 GB SSD (slower than other SSD but better than hdd ofcourse)
5) you can expand by opening laptop, there is space for hdd too.
6) Really good thermal performance.

Most importantly
7) 1080p IPS 144 Hz display

Also it’s not like most common black-red aesthetics. It’s black-greenish-blue color lights.

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I am also looking for a laptop for office purpose . Budget around 40k . Please suggest

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buy no less than 120hz refresh rate screen

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tony-stark wrote:

I am also looking for a laptop for office purpose . Budget around 40k . Please suggest

Acer nitro was in 37k in Diwali sale on fk

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sj260498685 wrote:

Budget around 50k-70k

Dell’s Vostro = business needs laptops
IBM Thinkpads were similar.
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better to avoid too recent iMacs or too dated ones if importing.
(their third party service centres often hire noobs or are unaware to properly work on new releases)
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anything older than 2-2.5 years since launch, Apple itself will make repairs almost impossible (they always prefer users to discard previous product and buy afresh)

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garamjalebi wrote:

Acer nitro was in 37k in Diwali sale on fk

Need thin and light laptop

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jileg wrote:

If you want a gaming laptop:

Acer Helios 300
Close your eyes , buy it .
1200 usd normal price.
(Just checked amazon.com 1088 usd now)
You get
1) 9th gen H series Intel i7 processor(9750 H)
2) 16gb ram
3) GTX 1660 Ti graphics card
4) 256 GB SSD (slower than other SSD but better than hdd ofcourse)
5) you can expand by opening laptop, there is space for hdd too.
6) Really good thermal performance.

Most importantly
7) 1080p IPS 144 Hz display

Also it’s not like most common black-red aesthetics. It’s black-greenish-blue color lights.

No bro, gaming is not important
Random 2-4gb graphics card is fine

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sivan.sekar529 wrote:

Dell’s Vostro = business needs laptops
IBM Thinkpads were similar.
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better to avoid too recent iMacs or too dated ones if importing.
(their third party service centres often hire noobs or are unaware to properly work on new releases)
and
anything older than 2-2.5 years since launch, Apple itself will make repairs almost impossible (they always prefer users to discard previous product and buy afresh)

What about MacBooks bro?
Planning to choose between Dell or HP or Apple

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sj260498685 wrote:

No bro, gaming is not important
Random 2-4gb graphics card is fine

I mean this is the best specs you can get for the price

My bad , i did not include Cons.

It definitely has gaming aesthetics to it , so if you are not into it , you may not like it, i mean it has lighting on the screen lid as well and stuff.
So i am not sure if looks fine in an office meeting stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

So it will be heavier than less powerful thin machines.

Battery backup is a issue , so you have to take the charger with you if you want to use it for more than 2 hrs (ofcourse it is performance oriented)

It is a really powerful machine you can get for the price.

So it finally depends on your need.
Gaming you want , hell yes.
Think and light weight machine you want, look else where stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye, same for battery backup also.

The aesthetics also depends on personal choice.


SO FINALLY WHATS YOUR MAIN USE CASE?

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jileg wrote:

I mean this is the best specs you can get for the price

My bad , i did not include Cons.

It definitely has gaming aesthetics to it , so if you are not into it , you may not like it, i mean it has lighting on the screen lid as well and stuff.
So i am not sure if looks fine in an office meeting stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

So it will be heavier than less powerful thin machines.

Battery backup is a issue , so you have to take the charger with you if you want to use it for more than 2 hrs (ofcourse it is performance oriented)

It is a really powerful machine you can can for the price.

So it finally depends on your need.
Gaming you want , he’s yes.
Think and light weight machine you want, look else where stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye, same for battery backup also.

The aesthetics also depends on personal choice.


SO FINALLY WHATS YOUR MAIN USE CASE?

Lightweight and Portable and Good battery backup.
Travel friendly

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sj260498685 wrote:

Lightweight and Portable and Good battery backup.
Travel friendly

Lol , forget about Acer Helios 300.

Will tell if i find anything as per your needs in good deal wink

For now i think Macbook Air will suit your needs if you don’t use intense apps and use it for browsing internet , watching movies or youtube it creating presentations etc.

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jileg wrote:

Lol , forget about Acer Helios 300.

Will tell if i find anything as per your needs in good deal wink

For now i think Macbook Air will suit your needs if you don’t use intense apps and use it for browsing internet , watching movies or youtube it creating presentations etc.

Thanks a lot man

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sj260498685 wrote:

What about MacBooks bro?
Planning to choose between Dell or HP or Apple

meant that only (when i mentioned iMac) confounded

apologies, i am still stuck in late 20th century.
i invariably call all Apple computers Macintosh/iMac sad
(maybe some sort of dyslexia or weird word association).

iMacs were never VFM but good, robust to use (didn’t try after 2004)

the HP (not Compaq, but HP) machines we’ve had never failed on us so not aware if their repair/service network is good or ok.
do know few persons who are now at the HQ of Sysnet Global http://sysnetglobal.com/about_us.
Sysnet (who handle HP, Lenovo and such) have some good people in the respective department Head, senior positions.
they are helpful.

for Dell, i’d not know of third party sites.
Vostros were always bargained with senior sales rep at CC or regional office.
even the recent Dell my pops bought for himself, he ordered via Dell India without even discussing sad
(it got delivered by Redington or some channel partner though).

don’t know of recent times, but back in 2007 when Dell got serious with retail, they focussed a lot on doorstep demo or even repair/technician visits.
(from 2000s till 2007 they didn’t even have local assembly, and focus was only on enterprise, govt. /defence contracts)

so now it’s purely your choice.


MacBooks (I only checkout out one of the first MacBook Airs when someone close bought it in emirates) are a very individual choice and I have no recent experience except that their service staff are literally asked to lie to customers.
(stuff that a right person, with enough knowhow might fix in N amount, Apple will first blindly say that it is no longer serviceable or… simply club the whole motherboard or bigger components for replacement and give an estimate of 3x 4x of the “N” that some other Pro quotes).

i’d alqays cherish 😊 the Fujitsu LifeBook S6520 that served us well
and thusly
you may consider the Asus spinoffs too, since they closely copy Japanese originals, Apple products and hopefully fit the budget and have good service life.
infact @sj260498685 smile your MacBooks and Asus’ ultrabooks are/were made by the same people laughing
that’s correct winkAsusTeK Computers manufactured the earliest MacBooks as Pegatron Holdings was not created till https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748704467804574589473380125780

now Pegatron manufactures for both https://wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_laptop_brands_and_manufacturers#Original_design_manufacturers_(ODMs), Apple and Asus, besides Dell, Acer etcetera. smile


but obviously big daddy didn’t like it that Asus were literally snubbing it in their face (Zenbook series mirrored MacBooks in almost all matrices, back then) and so they threw their weight around. https://9to5mac.com/2012/02/13/report-apple-forcing-contract-manufacturer-pegatron-to-choose-sides-give-up-asustek-zenbook-orders/
so, you can consider AsusTeK too, unless of-course you can’t settle for anything but an 🍏 item.

sighhhh
if wishes were horses, i would fly/rush to have https://www.ramcorugged.com/fujitsu/ the Fujitsu LIFEBOOK T938 Tablet smile 👌

that form factor is simply heaven¡
getting to play with such a (Fujitsu) tablet back then, made me splurge on the next best swivel gizmo I could afford back then.. the S700i http://google.com/search?q=ericsson+S700i&tbm=vid¡!

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tony-stark wrote:

I am also looking for a laptop for office purpose . Budget around 40k . Please suggest

Shall you too import it?

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bikidas2060580 wrote:

Shall you too import it?

No my cousin will bring it

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sivan.sekar529 wrote:

Dell’s Vostro = business needs laptops
IBM Thinkpads were similar.
.
better to avoid too recent iMacs or too dated ones if importing.
(their third party service centres often hire noobs or are unaware to properly work on new releases)
and
anything older than 2-2.5 years since launch, Apple itself will make repairs almost impossible (they always prefer users to discard previous product and buy afresh)

Recent MacBook Pro 16" has almost everything soldered.

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rogerthat wrote:

buy no less than 120hz refresh rate screen

That’s a myth. Buy a PWM free display equipped laptop instead. High refresh rate screens are for gaming only

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LG Gram is best business laptop out there IMO. I imported thru Amazon International and it cost me nearly 1.1 Lacs whereas it is $900 in US.
Spec:
15.6 inch with touchscreen
i7 8th gen
512gb SSD
8gb Ram
Extremely lighweight -1.1kg
Am getting Battery backup of 12+ hours

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cashif wrote:

LG Gram is best business laptop out there IMO. I imported thru Amazon International and it cost me nearly 1.1 Lacs whereas it is $900 in US.
Spec:
15.6 inch with touchscreen
i7 8th gen
512gb SSD
8gb Ram
Extremely lighweight -1.1kg
Am getting Battery backup of 12+ hours

How much time have you used it till now bro?
Any issues you’re facing?

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bikidas2060580 wrote:

Recent MacBook Pro 16" has almost everything soldered.
That’s a myth. Buy a PWM free display equipped laptop instead. High refresh rate screens are for gaming only

is that a good thing, or bad?
how did it used to be earlier?
how is it better or worse than it?
thanks for the insights but never understood what the big deal with refresh rates was and is.
for average work related softwares or even movies, never found even the old LCDs lacking.
and using rear projection TVs or Plasma screens/TVs is something we miss even today.

any displays (laptops) nowadays with matte (low glare) screen?
(don’t know if that’s the same as PWM freehttps://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_sad.gif).

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cashif wrote:

LG Gram is best business laptop out there IMO. I imported thru Amazon International and it cost me nearly 1.1 Lacs whereas it is $900 in US.
Spec:
15.6 inch with touchscreen
i7 8th gen
512gb SSD
8gb Ram
Extremely lighweight -1.1kg
Am getting Battery backup of 12+ hours

How much time have you used it till now bro?
Any issues you’re facing?

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sj260498685 wrote:

How much time have you used it till now bro?
Any issues you’re facing?

6 months now.

Only issue is that the hinges are little loose. Maybe defect in my laptop or maybe I loosened it while upgrading.

I’ve further added 1Tb of SSD & 16Gb of RAM -which is a total overkill for me as I dont ever play games but i wanted it to be future proof for next 2-3 years.

Also, regretting not going for 17" inch as weight increases by just 200gms and battery is apparently even more amazing.

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You have to hold it to believe it bro, its so Thin and lightweight that i have walked 5kms carrying it without feeling any strain.

Oh and another fault is screen is reflective especially if light is right behind/above you (Even this may be because I use laptop with brightness at 0 which is bright enough for me)

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@sj260498685 @tony_stark bros, few tips. You need light weight and battery life. You ll be losing on processor power too, as you gonna find u series processors instead of h series ones. No need to worry about 120Hz display. High refresh rate monitors are needed for gaming purpose only. High quality content creation panels are always 60Hz ones. You need to buy a PWM free laptop for stress free usage of laptop for a long period of time. For battery life, see the capacity of the battery. 52Wh battery equipped with a u series processor can suffice your needs. If you are very protective about battery life stick to integrated graphics only. Dedicated graphics will drain your battery life only. Integrated graphics are powerful enough to do day to day multimedia tasks, you won’t complain. For gaming Mx250 is good. But battery back up won’t be that great. Ryzen processors come with Vega graphics and great battery backup. 🙂
Edit: Matte display is required if you work in a lit environment. Reflections are not going to distract you anymore. But you gonna need a bright panel, at least 400nit ones to work in sunlight comfortably. Glossy display on the other side gives very detailed colour reproduction. A display of same spec is supposedly available in matte n glossy format. Glossy ll be more accurate. Glossy ones are used for media creation, video editing, animation.
Lemme classify some laptop types
1. Content creation, virtual machine running purpose, video editting buy a workstation instead HP Zbook, Dell Precision, ThinkPad P series are some examples. You ll get H series processor, Quadro graphics, variety of display options. Nothing beats Macs when it comes to content creation.
2. Day to day office work, battery life, robust build quality, light weight. Nothing beats Macs here too. Windows options are Dell XPS, HP Spectre, ThinkPad Yoga, Asus Zenbook, LG Gram, MSI Prestige n Modern etc. These laptops ll be available at a premium price of course. Usually
3. Same requirements as number 2, but with a bit compromise with battery and weight but more robustness is required. Lenovo ThinkPads will be your savior. Best keyboards, upgradability, customised options and durability makes them really really legendary.
4. If you really need to cheap out and it’s ok. Then go with Dell Inspiron, Asus Vivobook, HP Pavilion etc.
Avoid MSI, Origin, System 76, etc. Service in India is bad to non existent for them. 🙂

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BinayJajodia wrote:

is that a good thing, or bad?
how did it used to be earlier?
how is it better or worse than it?
thanks for the insights but never understood what the big deal with refresh rates was and is.
for average work related softwares or even movies, never found even the old LCDs lacking.
and using rear projection TVs or Plasma screens/TVs is something we miss even today.

any displays (laptops) nowadays with matte (low glare) screen?
(don’t know if that’s the same as PWM freehttps://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_sad.gif).

Good thing is you don’t have to worry about upgrade n stuff. Bad thing is local repair shops gonna have nightmares repairing them. You need to apply flux, then heat up the board to 500°C n desolder the chip. It’s bad.
Apple is like that. They don’t want you to upgrade, they want you to buy brand new. Trend started with MacBook Air. It’s a shame that they made the same thing with MacBook Pro.

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cashif wrote:

You have to hold it to believe it bro, its so Thin and lightweight that i have walked 5kms carrying it without feeling any strain.

Oh and another fault is screen is reflective especially if light is right behind/above you (Even this may be because I use laptop with brightness at 0 which is bright enough for me)

The screen is reflective, that’s why it’s happening. But color coverage is very decent on LG Grams

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