Recent content by ALPHA17

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    Budget 20-25K Sturdy phone under 25K?

    Do not confuse sturdy with IP68 certification. That is just an ingress protection rating. The device itself is made of glass, glass which will shatter in case of impacts.
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    Budget 20-25K Sturdy phone under 25K?

    NOKIA 7 Plus is your best bet OP. Impressive build, good silicon, stock droid and speedy updates.
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    PC Peripherals Ali Express and mechanical keyboards.

    Red switches are linear actuation and relatively quiet compared to the MX Blue and its clones. I have used Cherry MX Black's, MX Blue's, MX Red's and very sparsely MX Brown's. Currently, I am using a Redragon Vara with Outemu Blue switches (MX Blue clones). Shameless plug but I reviewed that...
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    Budget 0-20k Is this a good deal for a used laptop?

    Spares will be hard to come by. Considering your usage requirements, getting a new notebook by pushing your budget slightly is probably the best way to go. Cheers!
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    Budget 90k+ Slimmest Gaming Laptop of 2018 ?

    Good stuff. Although wide on the bezels and not really digging that weight.
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    Budget 90k+ Slimmest Gaming Laptop of 2018 ?

    Slimness is not directly responsible for bad thermals. It is a symptomatic fallout depending on the internal components used. Anyway, HP has introduced new Pavilion Gaming line of notebooks in the market. Full-fat 8th generation chips should be available with Pascal GPU's.
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    Budget 90k+ Slimmest Gaming Laptop of 2018 ?

    True, you start compromising on more than just the thermals when it comes to thinner and slimmer units. Yeah! There is a definite need for more reviews to surface. The days of DSR's is over thanks to stuff like Max-Q and Intel's Core line of processors. Stuff is fairly reliable and portable...
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    Budget 90k+ Slimmest Gaming Laptop of 2018 ?

    Full fat H series Coffee Lake units are already being introduced into the market. And when it comes to SKU's like U series the step up is even greater between Coffee Lake Core i5's (quad-cores and hex-cores) and Kaby Lake Core i5's (dual-cores and quad-cores). Obviously, U series processors...
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    Budget 90k+ Slimmest Gaming Laptop of 2018 ?

    Eh! Multiplayer titles like BattleField have already been having issues with lesser cores for some time now. Going forward it is only going to widen the chasm. Irrespective of buying a notebook now or three months later, you cannot upgrade components like the CPU and GPU since they are directly...
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    Budget 90k+ Slimmest Gaming Laptop of 2018 ?

    There is more than a ~10% difference. Games like Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and Unity are already maxing out older quad-core i5's. Going forward the gap will widen even more starkly and that is before we consider the multiplayer aspect and the love for bigger open-worlds. P.S. -- Can you...
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    Budget 90k+ Slimmest Gaming Laptop of 2018 ?

    I do not think that this SKU has reached India, yet. Hey, where are you getting this notebook for Rs 95,000 or thereabouts? Also, the Core i5 will be a bottleneck going forward, I would recommend at least a Core i7 if OP is purchasing a 7th Gen CPU based machine.
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    Budget 41-50k Nvidia 940x vs mx150 suggestion for laptop

    Yeah! Most reviews consider it to be lack of experience with the new SKUs though. Hopefully going forward with more releases the OEMs should learn and improve these numbers.
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    Budget 41-50k Nvidia 940x vs mx150 suggestion for laptop

    I would like to know this too. The lack of Ryzen processor based SKUs in the market almost makes it look like we might be mirroring the Athlon 64x2 days. Also, more on the point on which GPU is better between the Geforce 940M and MX150, check out this comparison on notebookcheck.net. The latter...
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    Budget 71-90K Suggestion for Gaming Laptops with Intel 8th Gen ?

    If I am not mistaken ASUS and MSi have a few models which come with Coffee Lake SKUs already. Mainstream brands like HP, DELL and Acer offerings are still limited to the U series Coffee Lake SKUs. There will be releases post-Computex which should see these brands transition completely to the...
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    FS: Video Card MSi GTX760 2GB Gaming OC Edition

    Sorry Chirag, card was sold last week. MODs can please shut this thread.