Right time to buy a laptop?

Abdul Kareem

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Hi guys, I wanted to buy a laptop but right now, I'm really confused whether this is the right time to buy one or not. Here are my requirements-15.6 inch, Touch-screen, Windows 8, minimum Core i5, 500 GB HDD, 4 GB RAM, 1 GB Graphics Card, full keyboard (no tablet), budget
 

Samuel

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He is going to do photo editing, so I guess it would help.
 


Sushubh

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You are not going to find a decent sized laptop display with touchscreen. most of the devices announced have shitty resolution 1360x768. Good luck working in Photoshop with a touchscreen display. Sensible purchase would be to find the best deal in your budget price for a laptop with best specifications. If you care about photo/video editing, focus should on on higher resolution display not touchscreen.
 


Abdul Kareem

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I can function very well without a touch screen ofcourse, but am considering touch-screen as an added bonus. Just so that the laptop remains future proof and I don't get to miss the full experience of Metro style apps. Who knows, touch screen on laptops may become a norm, just like the "mouse" which was first made by Microsoft but not very well received initially. Microsoft has surely put people like me in dilemma :(
 

Abdul Kareem

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by the way. have you even used metro in windows 8?

Well, no, but I'd like to, it seems to be good.

And yeah, the touchpad is a good idea, thanks!
 

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touch based laptop are not useful. My Colleague in office won an ultra book with touch screen loaded with Win 8, not easy to use touch gestures at all. A tablet is lot better for that!