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Advice on buying a labtop (study)


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Will need an upgrade since my labtop is more than 5 years. Previously got it for studies, now only for light usage (web surfing). Need to get a new one to get me through over the next 3 years. Starting early next month but have yet to know when i will need to start using one. With so many choices out there perhaps i can narrow it down based on the following factors;

1) Battery life
2) Performance
3) Processor & Graphics
4) Memory
5) Multimedia (Decent sound & video)
6) Screen size
7) Warranty of 2 years or more
8) Storage (320gb at least)

Optical drive is not a must. Has to be PC and Windows 7. My price range is within SGD 700 - 900.

Edited by xxmaxixx, 18 June 2013 - 08:16 AM.

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Has everything you have listed http://www.tigerdire...6617&CatId=4937

The notebook would benefit from having 8GB of Ram to get the best out of the 64-bit OS but that can be done in the future http://www.crucial.c...0-upgrades.html

Review http://www.pcworld.c...m-2-10-ghz.html
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Thx for the prompt reply phil. Battery seems convincing. Actually how does these companies by default test it's battery life? Brightness, wifi, etc.

Edited by xxmaxixx, 18 June 2013 - 09:05 AM.

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You are welcome xxmaxixx :thumbsup:

The big retailers/merchants are often provided with free items of hardware to test out but in all honesty I feel that you get a more genuine review from members of the public who have purchased and used an item.
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Dell Latitude E5430
2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz DDR3
320GB 7200 HDD
9 cell 87Wh battery
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Windows 7 Pro x64
3 Years warranty.

Bought this notebook earlier today. Expected to receive in two weeks.
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What processor does it have.
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What processor does it have.


i5-3340M Processor (2.7GHz, 3M Cache)
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Good choice :thumbsup:
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