I was planning to buy the laptop between the range of 40,000 and 50,000 and thereby just decided to list down few of the points affecting the purchase of the laptop:-
1. Sleek and Slim!
While buying a laptop, this is the first thing that comes to my mind. I would love to buy pacBook Air-as thin as it can float into the air!.Obviously if cost permit.
I do not know why I kept this as second factor!This is the perhaps the top factor. However, one can slightly flex their financial muscles when you are getting the things that you want. Nonetheless, for me it is true:-“Apple and me do not go hand in hand”( Alas! because of this factor 😦 )
When it comes to processors, I’ll go with the fastest I can afford,
Further “Intel Inside” always appeals to me.
Following is the few Tech Stuff I got on net for the difference between intel and AMD:-
Intel’s Pentium M CPU line offers speed while enabling great battery life. These chips, combined with Intel’s wireless LAN electronics and either the 915 Express or 855 chipset, make up Intel’s Centrino mobile technology. The biggest downside is price — Pentium Ms are still costly.
AMD’s mobile processors are more affordable than Intel’s, but they generally lag behind Intel’s on our MobileMark tests. AMD’s Turion 64 processors may change that, however. AMD says the chips will offer optimizations for high performance, wireless capability, and long battery life.
4. Screen sizes
Wide-screen notebooks, which have an aspect ratio of 16:9, offer larger, sharper, and all-around better images than their 4:3 standard-screen cousins. They’re great for allowing you to have two documents or Web pages open side-by-side. A spacious 17-inch wide-screen laptop is a nice luxury if you’re not planning on traveling with it.
5. Memory and Configuration
Having enough memory and basic configuration is vital to system performance, and lots of RAM lets you run more applications simultaneously. Sufficient RAM is also necessary for graphics work, image editing, and video editing, and crucial for 3D gaming.
Similarly, adequate hard disk space,wireless connectivity, bluetooth etc is very much required. Most notebooks ship with a choice of 802.11b or 802.11b/g. Capable of data throughput of 11Mbps, 802.11b is fine for ordinary use. Public hotspots typically use 802.11b or 802.11g.
6. Touch Screen is Great!
It is at present “Nice to have” feature for me. With Windows 8 into the market, as I heard from User around, Touch screen is something that you would look for.
7. High battery Backup
This is something which is basic requirement. But in India, getting a laptop with more than 8-9 hrs of battery back up do cost more than Rs 50,000 too!(Probably with the exception of ACER S3).
8. Brand name:-
As a general user, I possess perception(Perhaps Misconceptions!) regarding brands which are like:-
Lenovo for long lasting ones…
HP for the variations
Dell for the service.. etc
Thereby, I’ll definitely consider brands in my pursuit to buy laptop though as number 8 priority! 😉
9. Vying for video RAM
If you’re not planning on doing much graphics work or playing 3D games, shared memory should be fine. But if you have a choice, aim for a graphics chipset that shares at least 64MB of system memory.
10. A slot for all reasons
Like a PCI slot in a desktop, a PC Card (or PCMCIA) slot in a notebook provides expansion opportunities. Additional USB and FireWire ports, wired and wireless modems, and wireless LAN radios are all available in PC Card form. PC Cards and slots come in three sizes: Type I, II, and III. Type I cards are normally used for memory, Type II for input/output devices, and Type III for mass storage and firewalls.