I have just bought a DELL STUDIO 15 Laptop and found a lot of new facts some good some bad.
a) You cannot buy it off the shelf. It is home delivered to you after 15 days.
b)When you see it in the shop, it has a touchscreen, back lit keyboard, exotic colors etc. But these are customized features for you which you have to pay Rs.3000 and above.
c)You have to buy MS Word separately and install it.
d)When you are working on word it keeps zooming in and you have to drag it back to its normal position
Now for the good points:
a)The laptop is fully charged when it comes.
b)You get a complimentary Dell wireless blue tooth headset. The audio is amazing with and without the headset. Just connect the headset and you are ready to go
c)The screen is big and comfortable.
d)The charger is small and easy to take around.
e)It has very good graphics.
f)It is very light compared to the other laptops with so many ports and a good graphics chip.
g)Its CD drive is not like other laptops in which you press the CD Drive and it opens, but in the Dell Studio the CD Drive is very convenient, as there is just a slit on the side where the drive is normally found. You keep your CD a little into the slit and it automatically takes it in. To eject the CD, there is a button on the keyboard to eject it.
h)Another helpful feature is the on/power button. In most laptops you have to open the laptop to on it. but in this case the on button is on the outside of the laptop. When you press it, it starts glowing white
i)Once you keep your cursor on the battery indicator, it shows the time left till it conks off.
j)These are the specifications. Its a little long
ntel® PentiumTM Dual Core, Intel® Core™2 Duo, Intel® CoreTM i3, Intel® CoreTM i5 and Intel® CoreTM i7 processors.
Up to Intel® CoreTM i7-820QM Mobile Processor (1.73GHz, turbo up to 3.06GHz, 6MB L3 Cache)
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64-Bit
Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
Up to 4GB4 Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 800MHz
Intel® GM45 with Intel® PentiumTM Dual Core and Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo processors
Intel® PM55 with Intel® CoreTM i7 processors
Intel® HM55 with Intel® CoreTM i5 processors
Intel® Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD or Intel® HD Graphics
Up to 512MB3 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 45706
15.6" High Definition LED Displays with TrueLifeTM available in 720p, 900p, and 1080p resolutions
Audio and Speakers
Intel High Definition Audio 2.2
Optional Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB Software Suite
Up to 500GB5 7200 RPM7 SATA HDD
Slot Load CD/DVD Writer (DVD+/-RW)
6-cell 56WHr Li-Ion Battery - Up to 5 hours, 31 minutes Battery life 8(Battery life depends on configuration, usage, etc.)
9-cell 85WHr Li-Ion Battery - Up to 8 hours, 3 minutes Battery life 8(Battery life depends on configuration, usage, etc.)
Built-in 2.0MP webcam
Dell Wireless 802.11g Mini-Card (standard)
Optional 802.11n Wireless Mini-Card (options)
Mobile Broadband Options:
AT&T built-in cellular mobile broadband (HSPA 7.2)
Sprint Wireless Mobile Broadband Built-in (EVDO Rev A)
Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband Built-in (EVDO Rev A)
Optional Dell Wireless Bluetooth Internal (2.1) mini-card
Ports, Slots, Chassis
(2) USB 2.0 compliant
(1) USB/eSATA combination port
VGA video connector
Integrated network connector 10/100/1000 LAN (RJ45)
AC adapter connector
Audio jacks (1 line-in, 2 line-out, 1 Mic-in)
IEEE 1394 port
34 mm ExpressCard slot
8-in-1 Media Card Reader
Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card
Multi Media Card (MMC)
xD Picture Card (xD)
Hi-Density Secure Digital (SDHD)
Hi-Capacity Secure Digital (SDHC)
Memory Stick (MS)
Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO)
Secure Digital Input/Output (SDIO)
Internal Card Slots
1 Half Mini-Card
2 Full Mini-Card
Dimensions & Weight
Width: 14.6" (371.6mm)
Height: 1.0" (25.3mm) front / 1.5" (38.9mm) back
Depth: 10.0" (252.9mm)
Weight: Starting weight of 5.54 lbs. (2.515 kg) with 15.6” HD TL LED, 6-cell battery, integrated graphics and a DVD+RW drive. Weights will vary depending on configurations and manufacturing variability.
Regulatory and Environmental Compliance
On the whole the good features are better than the bad ones.
Coming to HP MINI
I was thinking of buying it. but when i went to the shop, I found that it was too much of a mini laptop.
It cannot even be compared to the DELL STUDIO 15. It was to small, the price was at least 7000 Rs. above normal net book price. When i wanted to see it in the showroom it would not on. I may be small but it is not very light. It did not have good graphics
and another thing I BOUGHT A NEW LAPTOP BECAUSE MY EARLIER HP PAVILION LAPTOP CRASHED WITH ONLY 20-25 USES AND THE MOTHER BOARD HAD CRASHED AND IT WOULD TAKE 30,000 RS TO REPAIR IT.
SO ACCORDING TO ME DELL IS THE BEST. BUT IF YOU ARE STILL NOT CONVINCED DO NOT BUY A HP LAPTOP.
This is Padmanabhan signing off and if you need anymore info on gadgets dont hesitate to come to my blog The CLear Sky on padmanabhankrishnamurthy.blogspot.com