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5 minutes ago, Lazyboy8134 said:

Any recommendations for a good lightning cable? Or is Apple one the best? Any cheaper alternatives without sacrificing much quality?

If the config you want is available from Amazon Basics in braided form, go for it without considering anything else.

 

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2 minutes ago, KunjanPSD said:

If the config you want is available from Amazon Basics in braided form, go for it without considering anything else.

 

Anything in particular to look for when it comes to lightning cable?

Also any idea about charging speed compared to the original lightning cable?

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2 minutes ago, Lazyboy8134 said:

Anything in particular to look for when it comes to lightning cable?

Also any idea about charging speed compared to the original lightning cable?

Charging speeds will be the same.

Not different.

Just depends whether you want Type A/C/lightning to lightning.

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IDK why these websites have only 2 partnered bank cards available at a time during 1 sale window. Just partner with all banks simultaneously throughout the sale period. Offline shops like RD,VS, croma, kohinoor do it. Let's say one does not have the necessary funds or something when their bank card is there for discount then it's a bummer.

Also creative stage is going for Rs.6499 this year last. Last year during sale it was just for Rs.5499.

Items are way too overpriced even for a faked discount.

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58 minutes ago, NitroNeo said:

IDK why these websites have only 2 partnered bank cards available at a time during 1 sale window. Just partner with all banks

 

Marketing + partnership + continuous hype. 

 

Also allows them to give some steal deals multiple times during the overall sale period. They can keep the "sale" running for a month, keep on advertising, keep most banks happy. 

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18 hours ago, Assassins Creed said:

 

Always check with the Bank on what is the deal with such consumer loans..

 

You are right that you will save that future interest.. I have closed such loans on HDFC without any preclosure charges.. 

Yes, called Citibank. They confirmed no pre-closure charges for EMIs directly taken at merchant site.

Considering getting the XM4 with this method. 

 

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11 hours ago, NitroNeo said:

IDK why these websites have only 2 partnered bank cards available at a time during 1 sale window. Just partner with all banks simultaneously throughout the sale period. Offline shops like RD,VS, croma, kohinoor do it. Let's say one does not have the necessary funds or something when their bank card is there for discount then it's a bummer.
 

RD or Croma never has more than 2-3 CC partners for cashback/discount offer during one phase of sale.

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29 minutes ago, Lazyboy8134 said:

Any particular one? They have like 4-5 cables, confused which one to get

 

29 minutes ago, Lazyboy8134 said:

Any particular one? They have like 4-5 cables, confused which one to get

https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B082T6DHB6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I have this one. 

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9 hours ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

Anyone uses an external NVME enclosure here ? Any recommendations ? Amazon is filled with generic brands, like Orico. 

AFAIK this is the only good one available when I last did research a few months ago - ASUS ROG Enclosure 4,649₹ Amazon.

 

4,400₹ from MDCOMPUTERS etc, could be slightly cheaper in person from these stores.

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On 10/16/2021 at 12:05 AM, SuperT said:

2021 i5. Regarding the material I thought it is plastic even if it is magnesium alloy the quality isn't great I feel my zenbook which I got recently for work feels so much better and so does the macbook air that I have. He infact specifically complained that the screen feels a little cheap and doesn't inspire confidence build wise, if the fan overhead is running at a high speed the screen starts slightly moving because of the air. Still for the screen size it is a brilliant laptop specially coz it's huge and weight gets distributed so well that it feels lighter than my 14 inch zenbook. I feel if screen size is your main criteria then go for it. 

 

Hey ! 

So since the new MBPs are aukaat ke baahar, and the recent 13inch MBP cost northwards of 1.8L for 1 TB storage/16GB RAM, leaning towards either Gram i7 or Zenbook OLED 13inch. 

Which Zenbook do you have ? What config ? How's the battery life ? 

Gram 16inch i7 will be around 85k with current discounts, Zenbook 13 OLED will be around 93k. Zenbook has R5800, which is much much powerful than i7 in Gram, but Gram would have better battery. 

How's the Gram's screen btw ? Is it thr 16/17 or 14 model ? I've heard that the screen is pretty good, nice blacks, decent contrast. Just that's it's a bit glossy. 

Zenbook has the excellent OLED, which obviously trumps everything else. 

A tad confused. 

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33 minutes ago, DinJo said:

How does oled really matter in work laptop? 

 

Not a work laptop. Personal. 

 

Work laptop is super restricted. Personal will be more for watching, downloading, some photo edits etc. OLED makes a huge difference, and while Asus has gone full monty on OLED screens, others are also catching up. 

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2 minutes ago, DinJo said:

But isn't oled more stressful on eyes. 

For watching TV would be better unless you really want something to be watched, downloading? 

 

Nope. It's infact easier on the eyes. Less blue light. 

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3 hours ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

 

Hey ! 

So since the new MBPs are aukaat ke baahar, and the recent 13inch MBP cost northwards of 1.8L for 1 TB storage/16GB RAM, leaning towards either Gram i7 or Zenbook OLED 13inch. 

Which Zenbook do you have ? What config ? How's the battery life ? 

Gram 16inch i7 will be around 85k with current discounts, Zenbook 13 OLED will be around 93k. Zenbook has R5800, which is much much powerful than i7 in Gram, but Gram would have better battery. 

How's the Gram's screen btw ? Is it thr 16/17 or 14 model ? I've heard that the screen is pretty good, nice blacks, decent contrast. Just that's it's a bit glossy. 

Zenbook has the excellent OLED, which obviously trumps everything else. 

A tad confused. 

My Zenbook is a 14inch i5 model (not an oled) I did not have much say in it as it was provided by the company and they had a budget. But honestly it looks and feels very premium(comparable to my MacBook Air), the OLED model will be even better I am sure and the display will be killer too. The battery life is pretty good I can use it without charging for at least 2 heavy work days (16-18 hrs.) also supports fast charge via USB C same goes for LG no complaints from Dad when it comes to battery. Both can be charged using mobile phone chargers as well this is a big bonus as I never carry the laptop charger back home anymore or on trips. 

 

Dad has the 2021 i5 17inch Gram like I said it looks good but doesn't feel as premium as the Zenbook or my personal Macbook Air (2019). I honestly thought it is made of very high grade plastic until you pointed it out that it is some alloy. But that screen is huge and it weighs only 1.35 kgs which is absolutely insane also since it has a huge body the weight distributes so well that when I pick it up it feels lighter than my Zenbook/MacBook. He went for the Gram because he wanted a big screen as it gets tough for him to check mails or work on excel on a small screen. The screen is pretty good I haven't tried watching anything on it if you want I can play some videos today in the evening after work and get back to you. 

 

I guess if you are buying a laptop for personal consumption you will have to decide between bigger screen vs better display (OLED). Also, I suggest you visit RD/Croma/VS and check them out side by side but call them before visiting as the Gram might not be available with them. The Zenbooks are available everywhere. 

 

 

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