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Dell Vostro 3700

The all big desktop-replacement notebook, Dell Vostro 3700
comes with a vivid 17.3 inch anti-glare, anti-gloss screen (important in typical
business environments) which is the largest when compared to the rest of the
professional notebooks. Besides, the dedicated numeric-pad and a 4″ x 2″
touchpad fits well into the spill-resistant keypad to compensate the increased
width of the deck. Vostro however weighs heavy at 3.6 kgs which makes it a bit
difficult to lug around with. The sturdy notebook is available with Intel i3,
i5, i7 Dual Core Processors and i7 Quad Core Processor, and 1GB Nvidia Geforce
GT330M graphics card. The notebook comes second only to Apple Mac Book Pro13 in
this segment when it comes to performance. And in features, it comes with an
HDMI out, a USB/eSATA combo and 4 USB 2.0 ports besides the usual array of I/Os.
The free-fall-sensor hard drive protects your data against system drops. The
security feature includes a fingerprint reader and a cable lock chassis security


Price Rs. 56500
Specs : Intel Core i7 Q720@1.6GHz, 3.6Kg, 3 GB RAM, 500GB HDD, NVIDIA
Geforce GT330M, 17.3” LED display
Contact: Dell India, Bangalore
Phone No.1800 425 4026
SMS Buy 130833 to 56677

Verdict: It scores high on performance and has the
best features.

Apple Mac Book Pro 13

The lightest amongst high end segment notebooks, MacBook
Pro 13 appears to be a shrunk version of the MacBook Pro 15 and comes with a
similar unibody design with the backlit Apple logo on the top lid. The button
less multi-touch glass track-pad is responsive and sensitive, and zooming in and
out of images is just one feature amongst many that can be done with various
multi-finger gestures.The other noticeable feature that has been added to the
MacBook is the SD card slot and FireWire 800 port, which is useful while working
with a larger amount of data like multimedia files.

The Macbook Pro is powered by Intel Core2Duo P8800
processor clocking at 2.53GHz, 250GB hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics
card. Beyond doubt, the MacBook clearly outshines the rivals in the segment in
overall performance and the battery back-up is the best as well.

Price: Rs 72900
Specs: Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard, Intel Core 2 Duo P8800@2.66 GHz,
2.4 Kg, 4GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, NVIDIA Geforce 320M, 13.3″ LED display
Contact: Apple India
Phone No: 1800-425-4646
SMS Buy 130836 to 56677

Verdict: With few key upgrades on features and
optimization on software, Apple has improved MacBook 13 to pose a stiffer
competition in the high end segment of notebooks.

Asus U35J

The Asus U35J pedigrees from the Superior Mobility Asus
U-series family and comes with brushed aluminium cover lid that opens to a
chiclet keypad inside. The notebook comes with just a 0.3 MP camera which is
significantly less than the 2MP that is on offer by most high end notebooks.

The Altec Lansing speakers and the SRS Surround though
offer a significant sound experience. So it provides an exhilarating multimedia
experience, providing perfect balance between personal and professional usage.

The U35 sports an Intel Core i3 M370 processor, 2GB RAM and
an Intel HD Graphics card as compared to Intel Core i5 M540, 3GB RAM in the Asus
N53J but scores almost the same in performance. But what is striking is that
Asus U35J consumes least power amongst the high end notebook competitors, even
though it provides good enough performance.

Price Rs. 59999
Specs : Intel Core i3 M370@2.6GHz, 2.1 Kg, 2 GB RAM, 640 GB HDD, Intel
HD Graphics, 13.3” display
Contact: Asus India
Phone No. 18002090365
SMS Buy 130834 to 56677

Verdict: Asus U35J being significantly lighter,
balances features, performance and cost very well. Overall, a good package worth

Asus N53J

This sturdy silver-black dual tone notebook fits in well
for the multimedia-enthusiastic professionals and comes as a strong contender in
the high-end segment. Besides the design, the N53J boasts the latest high speed
USB 3.0 port (in addition to the 2 USB 2.0 ports), which adds to its appeal.
Powered by Intel Core i5 M540 , the notebook comes with a massive 640 GB hard
disk and scores fairly in performance.

The 15.6″ HD screen gives fair viewing angles, which makes
watching videos and presentations a treat for a group together. The speaker
grill is placed on top of the deck between the hinges above the Fn keys and
provides an enthralling audio experience. The 2MP web camera comes with an
exceptional On-Off button. However, it still misses the Blu-ray disc feature
which is otherwise available in international variants.

The battery back-up is approximately 2-1/2 hours which is
quite the same as that of the Asus U series. Overall, the notebook is
competitively priced considering the 2 years warranty it offers and packs a
fresh design with futuristic features.

Price: Rs.62999
Specs : Intel Core i5 M540@2.53Ghz, 3.3 Kg, 3 GB RAM, 640 GB HDD,
Intel HD Graphics, 15.6” display
Contact: Asus India
Phone No. 18002090365

SMS Buy 130835 to 56677

Verdict: Overall, the notebook is competitively
priced considering the 2 years warranty it offers and packs a fresh design with
futuristic features.

*PWO Score is the weighted average score based on price,
warranty and OS.

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