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    • Samsung R530 / Laptop / 6 Readings / 6 Ratings
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      10.05.2010 18:33

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      Good travel laptop

      One of the new laptops which packs a punch, although does not rank too highly with me personally because of a bias against the complete keyboard with 17 key keypad. But, if you can live with that and are looking for a pure performance laptop for everyday use, this one can hardly be trumped, neither for features nor for price. A 15 inch screen with an unmatched video quality is only the first of its attractive features. The body finish is exceptional (is being used with most new Samsung releases) and makes it quite hardy for everyday use and especially lucractive for people travelling around. It is available with different processors and thus has varying price range but does offer the very latest i3. A decent combo of 3GB RaM and 320 Gb HDD makes it a buy worth looking at. I would certainly recommend it for its performance at a low price.

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    • Samsung R780 / Laptop / 1 Reading / 0 Ratings
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      10.05.2010 18:17

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      A decent laptop with good prefomance

      Samsung has come up with a good buy for the medium range of laptops after a while. Although, it does not provide anything extra-ordinary, the mixture of teh $GB ram along with the 500 GB disk space, The DVD writer and the Windows 7 gives a compete package one could expect at about £650 odd. Almost! Teh only drawback is perhaps the processor, which is still the slightly obsolete Core 2 Duo with the coming of the i3, i5 and i7 series. Performance wise it doesnt suffer too much against the newer versions but being a new launch, one does expect everything to be new and up to speed. But other than this minor blip (trust me, most people will not be able to tell the difference between speed of the processors), the laptop does come across a handy, fast and almost complete package, which also comes in a tasteful wine colour.

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      10.05.2010 18:09

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      A good laptop overall

      Vaios have always been termed as the flimsy laptops to be kept with extreme care. Here is the answer- The Z11Z9E has matte black finish (I am not sure of other colours being launched yet) and is rock solid. Scratch it, drop it, it doesn't crack. Laong with that it brings the typical features that a Vaio always brings with it- Good looks, great sound and fluid performance. The Core i7 processor is the latest on theblock and gives optimum speed. The hard drive capcity of 256 GB could have been a little bit more but for a laptop priced around £700, you can probably complain less. It has a 6 GB Ram which is great for gaming (although personally, I never found any more need than 4 GB). The 17 inch screen is an obvious choice for making it ideal for gaming. All the regular features of other laptops in this price range are present. All in all worth a buy!!

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    • Asus M51A AP078E / Laptop / 4 Readings / 1 Rating
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      18.09.2009 22:45

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      Has all the requirements in this price range

      When I had first heard that ASUS was producing laptops, I was surprised as I had only seen motherboards from them. But this laptop is a seriously competitive piece of hardware. This laptop has mostly everything- a good processor, 3 GBs of RAM, which is a killer for a 500$ laptop. The 250 GB HDD can be extended, so it does not pose much of an issue. It also provides a decent gaming resource graphics card which is usually missing from a lot of laptops. The Ethernet port is also damn fast and data transfer becomes a cinch. Add to that, the extra security feature of fingerprint recognition, which means nobody can access your account without you allowing them. For all those who are not very comfortable with the Vista they also offer a downgrade to the more user-friendly XP at a minimal fee, which certainly saves you buying the XP besides ensuring you do not accidentally tamper with the factory settings. All in all a perfect combination.

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      18.09.2009 13:32

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      Offers nothing special in the price range

      What a bore. There is simply nothing that stands out in this laptop and is a brilliantly average run-of the mill middle ranged gizmo. First off, though I am a huge fan of AMD processors (for gaming purposes usually), the AMD Athlon dual core 64 is by far ruled over by the Intel Dual Core. Paying 400$ for a mere 2 GB and 160 GB hard disk is in the current market not a very wise thing to do, given the huge spec advantages offered by competitors just 100$ up the price range. There is also no scope of extending the memory if you were considering the option, because believe it or not both the slots are taken and there is no third slot. Probably, the only saving grace is the TruBrite widescreen display, which as usual is a treat to the eyes. Do not buy unless you really do not have any option, which obviously cannot happen!!

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    • Samsung R720 / Laptop / 11 Readings / 8 Ratings
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      18.09.2009 13:09
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      Worth a try

      Well I am not a big fan of Samsung atleast on the laptop arena but this new release in the newly formed R-Series is a great laptop to say the least. The best part I enjoyed about this one is the amazing LED display it has which has a very good anti-glare unlike the lower models in the R series. Also, a unique feature is providing absolute 16:9 ratio which actually means that you can watch a movie or play a game on the full screen, without any loss of detail or resolution. The laptop is available in different configurations for the different price ranges, but paying 750$ for a 4GB Ram for a sleek good looking laptop with a Core2Duo processor is a good buy. Its not an always carry around lap, with its size -17.3 inch screen makes it slightly cumbersome- its boon is also its bane but for once I do not have any complaints as the performance, atleast for the initial period has been far better than its predecessors as well as most competitors.

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    • Sony Vaio CS11Z/R / Laptop / 2 Readings / 1 Rating
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      16.09.2009 15:00

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      A must buy

      One of the best Viaos launched in the market and that's saying a lot as all the vaios are amazing pieces of hardware. Do not be put off by the near 900$ tag, this beauty is worth every dime spent on it. Its crazily light weight, almost like you are not carrying a paper notebook and not an electronic one. The display with the new XBRITE is purely amazing as it gives a widely pixelated view of anything you view on it besides having a self adjusting glare screen. So a movie or the latest game is a treat to watch on the big screen. AS perfect student laptop, adaptible to whatever is required, a professional heist or a World of Warcraft dungeon, the inbuilt NVIDIA Ge-Force graphics card simply rocks your world. Which other laptop gives you this eh? Add to this the usual Sony Viao edge over other laptops, a brilliant battery battery back up, choice of glossy colours and the amazing sound quality usually associated wit viaos.

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    • Lenovo 3000 G530 4446 / Laptop / 5 Readings / 5 Ratings
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      16.09.2009 07:19

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      An okay laptop with nothing special to offer

      A good laptop generally but still suffers from the same glitches which plagues the lenovo series- You never know what might crash it besides having a continuously depleting battery life. It does give a pretty high RAM count for its price range which is pretty rare and the 320 GB space does not hurts it profile at all. It has the lenovo specialty display- the TFT 1280 x 800 ( WXGA ) VibrantView, which is undoubtedly one of the better displays in the market right now. Currently as of now, it is only available in the matte black colour. The web camera is also not great although I have heard that it can be upgraded with a little extra money. The processor is decent but nothing special and does not significantly outrun the other laptops in the same category. In fact, it hardly makes a splash as a new customer on the block.

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    • Dell Studio 15 / Laptop / 12 Readings / 8 Ratings
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      16.09.2009 06:58
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      An extremely good laptop, probably one of the best Dell can offer

      Simply Brilliant. That about sums up this particular model from Dell. A 500Gb Hard disk lets you have the freedom to have the qualm-free storage feeling. The 4 GB ram ensures that you almost never have a single complaint about lack of resources whether it be creating a movie, editing photos or hard-core gaming. Probably with one of the best configurations in the 450$ range laptops, it is also a killer on looks as you have a wide choice of colours to pick from, albeit at an extra price but the look is seriously worth it. A 2 MP webcam ensures you neve have a problem creating the small video snippets you always need at the right time as well as gives video conferencing a pleasurable dimension. Do not bother about the softwares it provides because firstly, it depends on when you buy the laptop that you get different softwares with it. I have been hearing that Dell plans to provide Windows 7 with this one ( I have not seen one with it though). The rest of the softwares are available on the market and you can always customize the laptop with any antivirus or even OS if required.

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    • Dell Inspiron 1545 / Laptop / 9 Readings / 6 Ratings
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      15.09.2009 05:23

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      A good buy for its range of price

      A good laptop for its range as is usually the case with any Dell product. It has pretty decent specifications and can be held to an upgrade as well while buying (An extra1-2Gb of RAM and a 500 GB HDD never hurt those who game and watch movies). It carries all the brand of Dell has to offer, Touch light keys, a good sensitive keypad that does not conk over the 6 month usage period (If it does, its still covered, but replacing a dell is a headache). The integrated grapihcs card is good but does not support many of the High End games released after mid 2008, so it does not definitely fit into the hardcore gamers search. For students and professionals who need a fast laptop to run simultaneous RAM consuming applications, this is an ideal buy as it does not hit your pocket that hard for the specifications it provides.

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