Tuesday, November 22, 2011
How To Get A Computer At A Cheaper Price Without Any Compromise
Price is something which everybody cares about while buying anything, however rich you may be. The same applies when buying a computer (esp Laptops and netbooks). What we usually do to get them at a cheaper price is either decrease the functionality or buy any substandard computer. But as the title of this post implies I am sharing a few tips by which you can get the same standard hardware and with the same configuration at a cheaper price.
- Get A Laptop Without Windows Preinstalled:
Most companies sell their laptops with any Windows Operating system preinstalled with it. But by getting it preinstalled, it costs you an additional cost of more than ₹.2000. So if you get a laptop without Windows, you will get it for more than ₹.2000 less. Do not worry, you can install Windows yourself. Take a help of your friend if necessary, as everybody these days knew how to install an operating system.
As far as I know, DELL is the major player in selling laptops without Windows. You will get it with any Linux operating system (usu Ubuntu) preinstalled. Recently few of my friends bought DELL Vostro laptop with Ubuntu operating system.
Here is a related article in The Hindu.
- Say No To Windows Branding:
I hope you must have seen a sticker on most laptops with a Windows symbol. It means that that computer is certified to run the respective Windows operating system. But there is hardly any computer which do not support Windows. Most general purpose computers run Windows seamlessly irrespective of the branding. So, to reduce the cost of your laptop, you can also consider to avoid computers that come with Windows branding.
If you know any more tips, please share in the comments below.