With gadgets & technology becoming the epicenter of our lives, the fact that gadgets are an extension of who you are, cannot hold truer. So, whether you are the ‘no-frills’ simpleton, happy to have a hardware that you can rely on or the die-hard gamer, who lives for the experience or simply want the best of all worlds, there is a Windows 7 powered machine made just for you!
We are raising the hotness meter for gadgets this season with a whole slew of brand new laptops & netbooks that come powered with Windows 7, Microsoft’s latest operating system that quite simply takes the PC to a brand new high. Windows 7 comes with so many rich features and short-cuts that make everyday tasks on the PC much easier, more secure, hugely simpler and lots more fun. What’s more, these Windows 7 PCs are stylish & chic to choose from and definitely add that extra zing to your computing experience. So, whatever your personality type, Windows 7 with its amazing new features lets you be you.
Your ULTIMATE Windows 7 Gaming Laptop
It’s all about the experience Dude! All about the moves – a jump here, a kick there and a Wham!! That’s right. If gaming is your passion & you can vouch for having all the latest games in your lappy & can defeat anyone hands down, you shouldn’t be wasting your day playin’ games on a simple machine? Don’t let your ‘typical PC’ mess up your game, upgrade now to a gaming laptop that will let the gaming fanatic in you enjoy the experience to the hilt anytime, anywhere. Here are some killer Windows 7 devices made specifically for the gamer in you.
1. Dell Alienware M17x
Gaming Enthusiasts would love to have this baby in their hands. Quoted as the most powerful 17-inch gaming notebook in the universe, the Windows 7 powered machine delivers a pulse-pounding, life-like experience. This dream machine is loaded with the fastest hardware you can put in a notebook today, including two of Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 280M graphics cards and a 2.53-GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad QX9300 CPU. Available in three cool colors – matte Space Black, Lunar Silver and Nebular Red ; Alienware M17x gives an excellent performance customized for a superb gaming experience.
Price: INR 1,20,990 | USD 2150 (Amazon)
2. Asus G51JX
Asus G51JX is part of Asus’s Republic of Gamers (RoG) range; the machine is a gamer’s delight offering stutter-free visuals and sizzling performance that take gaming to the next level of realism. The machine also has a 4GB of DDR3 1066MHz RAM, 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium, two 320GB 7200rpm hard drives and the main ingredient, a Nvidia GTX 260M with 1GB DDR3 RAM. To ensure you get the complete experience, Asus has squeezed in a Creative Audigy HD plug-in that has support for EAX Advanced HD 4.0 to power the Altec Lansing speakers so you don’t miss a sound.
Price: Rs. 1,08,623 | $ 1400 (Amazon)
3. Sony Vaio VPCF117HG/BI
Sony Vaio VPCF117HG/BI is powerful gaming and multimedia laptop powered by Windows 7 with Intel Core i7 Quad Core Processor and dedicated 1GB Nvidia Geforce graphics card. Its full HD display will let you enjoy your games at their best & will also let you enjoy the beauty of HD video and photos with Adobe RGB 100% coverage. The classy top panel features a two-layer finish with pearl black covered by a clear layer.
Price: Rs. 1,29,900 | $ 1799 (Amazon)
No Frills Gaming Laptops
If you are looking for a device that’s ‘uncomplicated’ but efficient, ‘simple’ but gives a powerful computing experience, nothing too “heavy”, then be assured that you have come to the right place. Windows 7 lets you choose from a range of laptops that are no-frill but efficient. So, you might not be able to show off the laptop to the ladies or anything, but it will get the job done for you!
4. Compaq Presario CQ42-115TU
The new Compaq Presario CQ42-115TU, powered by Windows 7, has been built for those who want everyday computing at a great value. It strikes a perfect balance between mobility and performance by meeting your basic computing needs and fitting in any environment. The 14.1-inch display laptop runs on the Intel Dual Core processor and has a hard drive of 320 GB Serial ATA.
Price: Rs. 32,810
5. Acer Aspire 5740
The Acer Aspire 5740 is highly recommended for a budget conscious buyer interested in having a fully-functional 15-inch laptop for work or for play. The Windows 7 powered machine has some noteworthy features including a full-sized keyboard, and improved onboard graphics performance. It feels fast enough for all common productivity applications. So, you can listen to your favorite music online or offline on the Dolby optimized surround sound system, keep in touch with your work and family contacts while on the move.
Price: Rs. 36,945 | $598 (Amazon)
6. HCL ME AE1V0684-X
If you want an uncomplicated performance oriented device then this machine is for you. HCL ME AE1V0684-X focuses on performance and key features like ‘Data Recovery’, ‘Sharing a very large file with ease’, ‘Data saving by Locking’ and ‘Special protection towards Phishing attacks’. It’s powered by Windows 7 and has an Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor T 4300 (2.1GHz) and provides a Wireless Broadband experience through Intel WLAN 5100AGN.
Price: Rs. 33,840
For the Guy who ‘Wants It All’
Gaming, multimedia entertainment, work and pleasure; you want it all from your device? If yes, then Windows 7 gives you some really cool options to chose from which will not only give you a powerful computing experience but will also let you win brownie points with the fairer sex. Here’s a selection of the top Windows 7 PCs that are sure to make heads turn.
7. Sony Vaio VPCZ117GG/X
The Sony VAIO VPCZ117GG/X is one smooth operator, like you, with its sleek design and outstanding performance. The Windows 7 powered laptop comes packed with Intel’s latest Core i7 processor and boasts high-performance specifications like a two graphics accelerators and a quad solid state drive for truly out-of-the-world data transfer speeds. So, it’s not only big on looks but on performance as well. Why wait!! Get this killer machine to burn up your style quotient with the chics.
Price: Rs. 1,59,900 | $1899 (Sony)
8. HP Pavilion dv6-2164TX
HP Pavilion dv6-2164TX has all the features you would want on your laptop & more. With this Windows 7 powered laptop you can configure dedicated graphics card, load multiple web pages and stream videos, all without slowing the hard drive. It gives you great convenience of wireless mobility with great style and durability. It lets you enjoy the best entertainment and productivity experience.
Price: Rs. 65,702 | $1125 (Amazon)
9. Dell Studio 15
Dell Studio 15, powered by Windows 7, is a great Multimedia Laptop meant for both work & play. It has some good features & comes with a 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor with 3 GB RAM and 250 GB HDD. You can easily multi task with this device, watch a movie while downloading video clips and encode a video in background or simply run Photoshop CS3 at the time of video encoding. What’s more you have some really cool colors to opt out from. So, this season sync your personal style with the new Dell Studio 15 laptop which comes in seven colors – plum purple, tangerine orange, flamingo pink, midnight blue, ruby red, spring green and jet black. What are you waiting for? Pick your favorite today!
Price: Rs. 45,300 | $ 1039 (Amazon)
10. To be decided by readers
Editor’s Note: This article is sourced from Microsoft Consumer & Online. It is basically aimed at Indian consumers. Feel free to add your favorite gaming laptop.