A relation from Varanasi doing missionary work called me last night. They (their organization) is planning to buy a PC. They have a budget of 30,000 INR and called to ask what should they buy? Branded or assembled? Flat screen or CRT Monitor? What would better suite for their missionary work – Laptop or Desktop?
I suggested to go for Laptop because of mobility but also agreed to suggest configuration for desktop. Thats where I need you help.
Today, AMD 64 – 3200+ costs just 1750 INR and P4-LGA 1.6 GHz Dual Core 2700 INR. I am sure one could buy a very good PC with 30,000 today.
Laptops too cost very less these days. Compaq V3611AU with the following configuration:
* AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK-55 @ 1.8 GHz, Dual-Core
* NVIDIA MCP67M Chipset / 512KB L2 Cache / Upto 1600MHz FSB
* 512 MB PC2-5300 DDR2 (667 MHz)
* 120 GB SATA – 8X Double Layer DVD +R/+RW Writer
is priced at 28,490 without OS. It comes with FreeDOS of course
So geeks out there, I am seeking you advise/suggestion on:
1) What is the best Laptop you could buy in India for 30,000 INR, keeping configuration and after sales service into account?
2) What is the best Desktop PC configuration you could buy with 30,000 INR? Consider the following:
– CPU (AMD or Intel and which one? I prefer to go for AMD )
– Mother Board with decent on-board graphics
– 17 inc LCD monitor (What brand? Samsung seems the cheapest. Other brands comes between 8-9K)
– Dual layer 16x DVD writer (what brand do you recommend? Sony? LG?)
– Memory (At least 512 MB)
– Keyboard and Mouse (Logitech Combo pack)
– Cabinet (I don’t see much choice here. Seems to be Zebronics everywhere)
– HDD (Seagate? 120 or 160 GB)
For price reference:
- Laptop for Rs.9000/ only
- Laptop Brand Tha Enge?
- How do I use the CD/DVD writer on another PC in a network?
- Laptop for just Rs 20k!
- USD drive cheap. 15 inch monitor gone?