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Which laptop to buy in 2018?

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A lot of you guys have been asking questions like which laptop should I buy or which gaming laptop should I buy, well we know buying a laptop can be a tough decision because of the number of options are out there but don’t worry we are here to help you out. That’s right if you’re wondering which is the best laptop for you well we have it covered.

 

Laptop to Buy in 2018

 

Today we are taking a look at the best laptops you can buy right now and note this isn’t your best laptops usual list instead we are dividing this into four categories the best laptops for Casual use, for Professional use, for Heavy use and well obviously the best gaming laptops.  Let’s get started.

 

For Casual Use

 

You must be thinking who exactly is this casual user I mean anybody who uses the laptops to do some word processing or to surf the web and all the lightweight stuff is a casual user and there are three things that are really important when you consider a laptop for a casual user. Firstly, the laptop should have decent storage so that you can store all the media with ease. Secondly, the laptop shouldn’t get outdated in two to three years and Thirdly, the laptop should be moderately priced I think under Rs. 35,000 is a good enough price bracket for laptops for casual users. Now here are the best laptops in this price range:-

The first recommendation is the Acer ePHI 575 laptop which features a 15.6-inch display with seventh generation Core i5 chipset and has eight gigs of RAM and 1 TB of HDD storage. This is a laptop that really brings great specs for the price and another thing I like about the Acer laptop is the fact that it features a USB C port which is great since USB C is becoming the standard in smartphDell’s

Acer ePHI 575

Acer ePHI 575

Another great laptop in this price bracket is Dell’s Vostro 3468 laptop which again brings some great value for this price. On the specs front, it has a 1TB HDD, the 7 gen Intel Core i3 processor with 4GB of RAM and a 14.4-inch screen plus it brings a fingerprint scanner which is very rare in this price range. I mean you cannot go wrong with the Vostro 3468 at a price piece of 27,000.

Dell's Vostro 3468

Dell’s Vostro 3468

Lastly, you can also check out the Lenovo Yoga 510 that brings you the touchscreen experience thanks to its convertible two-in-one design. The display here is a 14 inch full HD panel which is amazing especially since most laptops in this price range have a 1366 by 768 display also since it’s a convertible laptop you can use it as a traditional laptop or just flip it for a tablet experience. Other specs of the laptop include of 1TB HDD, core i3 6th generation which does seem a bit old and 4GB of RAM.

 Lenovo Yoga 510

Lenovo Yoga 510

 

For Professional Use

 

These laptops are for people who work long hours on the laptop I mean this is my use case because I use my laptop extensively for almost 10 hours every day and there are three things that really matter the most in this scenario. First is the performance because I won’t be productive unless my laptop is fast and really takes multiple tasks at once. Second is the battery life because I want to be able to use my laptop on the go without having to worry about plugging it in. The third is portability because I should be able to just pick it up and start using it anywhere I want. Now in this use case, MacBook Air is one of the best laptops.

Apple might have stopped bringing a fresh MacBook Air every year but it’s still a very capable laptop. Firstly the battery life on the MacBook Air is amazing as it easily lasts for around 8 hours, then it’s one of the most portable laptops out there I mean just look at it, it’s so slim and light plus it performs really well even if it’s the base version we are talking about, the MacBook Air is available at a starting price of around rupees 55,000 which makes it a great deal. Also, you can always go for the higher-end versions if you want more storage.

MacBook Air

MacBook Air

Another great laptop for professional use is the latest HP Envy laptop which looks beautiful low bezels and with the aluminum body it looks gorgeous plus it’s so thin and lightweight. It’s also very very powerful with the latest generation Core i5 chipset powering it. The envy is another laptop that should easily last you from 8 to 10 hours and since the fast charging support you should be able to charge it up quickly – I personally have been using the previous generation Envy and I have no complaints about it the battery life the performance is just great plus I like the inclusion of the fingerprint scanner with prices starting at Rs. 68,000 , the envy is another great laptop for professional use.

HP Envy laptop

HP Envy laptop

Lastly I would recommend you the latest interaction of the essence Mi book which is a pricier offering it would be 78,000 but, it not only brings great specs, a beautiful lightweight design, a stunning bezel-less display but it also packs in Envy Diaz MX 150 graphics card which makes it even more powerful than the Envy and the MacBook Air and it has the latest eighth generation Intel Core i5 processor so what’s not to like. So who exactly is a heavy user well, someone who does 4k video editing on your laptop or you are someone who does heavy photo editing on your laptop or you are someone who uses software that’s extensive on the resources well you sir are a heavy user honestly I would recommend you to go with the custom-built PC for this but there are laptops that can handle these use cases.

Xiaomi Mi book

Xiaomi Mi book

My first recommendation is Apple’s MacBook Pro I mean it’s pretty portable it’s powerful and it looks great yes that displays stunning you personally use the MacBook Pro with the touch bar to edit our 4k videos and it handles things pretty efficiently. I mean we use Final Cut Pro on an Ava pro and it works pretty well also that beautiful large trackpad makes things a lot easier but if you think you’ll be using the laptop for even more extensive software you can go with the 15-inch MacBook Pro which has a dedicated GPU. I mean that thing should serve you ready well.

Apple MacBook Pro

Apple MacBook Pro

 

For Every Use

 

The next best laptop for every user is Dell XPS 15. First of all the XPS 15 is a beauty but it’s not just about the looks this thing’s a beast too. There are various variants of the XPS 15 but for heavy usage, I’d recommend you to go with the XPS 15 which packs Nvidia’s GeForce 1050 GT and graphics art which showed to handle video editing made 4k or 1080p like a boss, in fact, it should handle almost anything like a boss even games.

Dell XPS 15

Dell XPS 15

Lastly, we have the Surface Book 2 which I know is not available in India but I could not help, but talk about it because this is another beauty with some beastly specs the Surface Book 2 is available with graphics up to GTX 1060 and offers battery life up to 17 hours yes. I’m not kidding 17 hours I sincerely hope Microsoft brings this to India I know it’s very pricey but it should be worth it.

Surface Book 2

Surface Book 2

Well, I’m not really a gamer but there are a lot of gamers in our office and according to them the best gaming laptops should have enough power to run almost every triple-a title all day, plus they should have good design, good keyboards with enough travel and great displays. With these in mind, these are the best gaming laptops you can buy right now.

Starting with the best affordable gaming laptop shall be the Asus Vivo Book. Isn’t the laptop gamers were drivable but at this price, this is the gaming laptop you can get. It features Nvidia’s 940MX graphics card, it should be able to handle almost all the games out there with mid to low settings. Laptops with 150MX graphics are supposed to be some great cheap gaming laptops but there aren’t any 150 MX laptops in India right now at this price that we could recommend if you can’t bump up your budget. You can get these at price of Rs. 70K which is  a pretty decent gaming laptop I mean it features in Nvidia 1050 TI graphics card which should be able to handle all triple-a titles at medium to high settings which are saying something, plus it comes with Asus cool boost technology which makes sure that the laptop doesn’t heat up that much when you’re playing extensive games.

Asus Vivo Book

Asus Vivo Book

Another great laptop that we recommend is Acer Predator Helios 300. Yes, that’s a long long name. The laptop is usually priced at Rs. 90,000 but every now and then there’s a huge discount. It features Nvidia’s 1050 Ti graphics which as I mentioned in the previous laptop should be great for most games but another sweet thing about the laptop is the 128 GB SSD along with the 1TB HDD which makes up for some really fast in game loading.

Acer Predator Helios 300

Acer Predator Helios 300

 

For Gaming Use

 

Coming to the best gaming laptop there are a lot of options but honestly, the Alienware 17 is just a beast. It just packs in so much of raw part, firstly it has a display with the resolution of 2560 by 1440 then, it features Nvidia’s heavyweight GPU that is the GTX 1080. Other specs include 16 gigs of RAM, 512 GB of SSD plus 1 TB of HDD storage. Well, this laptop should not have any problems with any triple-a titles at high settings.

Alienware 17

Alienware 17

So this were the laptops you should prefer in 2018.

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Todays News: Harvard Robot Arm, Mumbai potholes, Indian TT Team

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48MP smartphone sensor by Sony

48 megapixel sony sensor

Sony Sensor

Japanese company Sony has unveiled its IMX586 which stacks CMOS image sensor and claims to have the world’s highest megapixel count i.e. 48 megapixels. According to Sony, this sensor can be fixed into a smartphone which has 8mm diagonal unit and this sensor is capable enough to capture high-quality images like an SLR with your smartphone.

 

Harvard’s robotic arm can catch sea animals

harvard robot arm

Harvard robot arm

Researchers of Harvard’s Wyss Institute have developed an origami-inspired robotic arm which is capable enough to catch delicate sea animals without any harm by a technology called RAD (Rotatory Actuated Dodecahedron). This arm has a petal-like structure which forms a structure around the animals within seconds.

 

Mumbai nominated for Guinness record

Mumbai Potholes

Mumbai Potholes

Navin Lade, who is a resident of Mumbai have stated a nomination for most potholes in Guineas and Limca Book of World Record. This nomination is made in order to shame the municipal corporation after a survey says that there are more than 20,000 potholes in Mumbai. Navin Lade also wants to send a complaint letter if the nomination for his record gots approved.

 

Snapchat to shut down Snapcash

snapcash Shutting

Snapcash

One of the photo-sharing app Snapchat is now going to shut down Snapcash which is one of their payment service app which was partnered with Square. This app named Snapcash was launched in 3014 and allowed the user to transfer money to friend’s account without coming out of the app.

 

Alibaba to fund Megvii

AI Startup Megvil

AI Startup Megvil

Alibaba is going to fund a Chinese AI startup named Megvii for $600 million which is also being funded by Boyu Capital. Megvii also has Ant Finances as an investor as well. Megvii is a startup launched in 2014 which has developed a face scanning technology which is being provided to companies like Lenovo.

 

Air India apologizes to Indian TT team

Indian TT Team

Indian TT Team

Air India apologizes to Indian Table Tennis Team after their officials stopped 17 players and their other officials from boarding Delhi Melbourne flight. The team was on its way to ITTF world cup Australia Open when this happened. CWG gold medalist Manika Batra posted this on twitter tagging the PM office and Sports Minister.

 

David Headley  26/11 mastermind in critical condition

David Headley

David Headley | Image Courtesy: Wikipedia

David Headly, being the mastermind behind the 26/11 Mumbai attack is in US jail for his 35-year prison when he was attacked on July 8 and is now in critical condition. He was being attacked as he worked as a double agent for Pakistan and Islamist Terror. This attack comes after he had disclosed information related to the operation of Laskar-e-Taiba which lead to an arrest.

 

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Todays News: Facebook’s Internet Satellite, iPhone users may face Problem

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US provides military help to Ukraine

Military aid to Ukraine

Military aid to Ukraine

US Defense Department has announced that they will be providing $200 million worth military assistance to Ukraine. They also added that the aid will include, training, equipment, and advisory help to Ukraine to help them make their defense capable enough.

 

Soldier’s body found after 50 years

Himachal Glaciers

Himachal Glaciers

After fifty years of AN-12 aircraft of Indian Air Force being crashed, which carried 102 soldiers on board, in Himachal Pradesh’s Lahaul Valley. And under a mountaineering expedition, the body of one of the soldier was found and it is expected that rest will also be in that region only. This aircraft was flying from Himachal Pradesh to Leg on February 7, 1968.


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Rs. 100 crore needed for ATMs

New 100Rs. Note Lavender color

New 100Rs. Note

After Reserve Bank of India announced that they will be circulating new Rs. 100 note, the industry operating ATMs said that investment of Rs. 100 crore is needed for recalibration of 2.4 lakh ATM machines present all over India making them ready to Despenser the new note. Managing Director of Hitachi Payment s Service said that it will require 12 months for this recalibration process.

 

Wipro to buy Alight’s India Operations

Wipro buy US based Alight's for Rs.800 cr

Wipro

Wipro which is India’s fourth-biggest tech company which is planning to buy US-based company Alight’s India Operations for $117 million (Rs. 804 crores). The alight solution is a US-based company which provides cloud-based financing and HR solution to over 1400 clients. The company has four offices around India in Chennai, Mumbai, Noida, and Gurgaon with around 9,000 employees.

 

Facebook to build internet satellite

Facebook internet Satellite

Satellite

After SpaceX, Facebook is here confirming that they are working on a satellite namely Athena which looks forward to providing broadband internet connection in the rural areas. Previously, Facebook’s internet satellite for Africa was lost when one of the rockets of SpaceX got blasted.


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iPhone users may face problems from telecoms

iPhone users

iPhone users

TRAI has warned Apple to allow the installation of app knowns as Do not Disturb launched by TRAI within a period of six months in order to face the problem of unsolicited commercial communication. TRAI further added that, if they do not allow the app, the users will be not be recognized by the telecom provider and will face problems. The Do Not Disturb app by TRAI is already present on play store.

 

Let BJP head 2019 elections first says Mamta

Mamta Banerjee

Mamta Banerjee

After the Narendra Modi’s statement on Congress President Rahul Gandhi that he should now prepare for a no-confidence moment in 2024. On this West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee says that You should first try winning 2019 election and then talk of the no-confidence moment of 2024. She also commented on the win of the no-confidence moment in Parliament and said that this victory was inside the Parliament but outside the case is different.


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Todays News: WhatsApp on Fake News, $100 Billion sales of Microsost

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New Rs. 100 note to be issued

New 100Rs. Note Lavender color

New 100Rs. Note

The Reserve Bank of India has announced that they will be soon circulating the new Rs. 100 denomination notes which will be of lavender color. This new notes which will have the motif of Gujarat’s archeological site named ‘Rani ni vav’ on the reverse which will be showing the culture of India. The dimensions for this note will be 66 mm by 142 mm.

 

Search YouTube videos by hashtags

Youtube Search using Hashtags

Youtube Hashtags

Google-owned one of the most used video sharing site will now have a feature which will allow users to search using hashtags. This hashtags will be in the description titles and on clicking them, videos related to the hashtags will be shown. This feature is only available in Android and on the web.


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NTPC to take Rs. 1,500 crore loan

HDFC Bank with NTPC

NTPC

NTPC which is one of the largest producers to power in India has signed to take an Rs. 1500 crore loan from HDFC bank for the term of 15 years. It is said that this loan will be used in financing the capital expenditure of the NTPC.

 

WhatsApp gave the second notice

WhatsApp

WhatsApp

After a lot of lynching through the rumors and fake news transmitted through WhatsApp, the government has drafted a second notice to WhatsApp asking to provide better solutions to stop the propagation of fake news. As they can even face legal actions in case of mute spectators.

 

WhatsApp to limit message forwarding

Whatsapp Fake NEWS

Forwarding

After the government providing second notice on to find a solution for stopping propagation of fake news, WhatsApp is planning to limit the message forwarding to 5 users at a time which can become a good solution. And they are also planning to remove the forward shortcut button which is available against all the media messages.

 

Rs. 1484 crore spent on Modi’s foreign visits

Modi Foreign Trips Expense

Foreign Trip Expense

We all know Modi is traveling many counties from the year 2014, and till now he has traveled to 84 countries and these trips have coated Rs. 1484 crore which includes spending on charter flights,  maintenance of the aircraft and hotline service. This figure does not include the hotline service charged of the year 2017-18 and also do not include the charted flight costs of the year 2018-19. Amongst the cost given above, Rs. 1088 crore was spent on the aircraft maintenance only.


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WhatsApp to design course for Indians

WhatsApp design courses

WhatsApp

After the increase in the incidents related to the fake news propagation through WhatsApp, WhatsApp with the help of a few partners is planning to design a course for Indians which help the users to spot the fake news. And to face this issue, earlier Whatsapp has also given a full page guideline in the newspaper regarding the ways of spotting the fake news.

 

Microsoft crosses $100 billion sales

Microsoft $100 Billion Sales

Microsoft

It has been a magnificent year for Microsoft as they are able to surpass the milestone of $100 billion sales for the first time in their history of 43 years. Major sales of the Microsoft co sisted of the cloud services which recorded a revenue of $23 billion over the year.


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NASA observes planet being consumed

Star Consuming a Planet by NASA

NASA reports for first time

For the first time in history, NASA is being able to see the parent star consuming it’s planet’s debris from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory of NASA. This parent star is around 450 light years far from earth and has started consuming the debris which is filled by a planet collision.

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