Due to unscheduled power outage, I am forced to buy a laptop to continue my work. I am from Karachi and I do audio/music stuff. My desktop system is a P4 3ghz with 1gb RAM which is enough for my needs. I had my eye on the Intel Core 2 Duo processor for the laptop.
1: Will a 2ghz C2D powered laptop provide competitive performance against my P4 3ghz Desktop?
2: How do I verify the battery time claim by the seller, I can only afford a used system right now and from what I have seen, sellers claim the battery time to be from 1 to 2 hours to 2 to 3 hours. How do I know if they are telling the truth?
3: Any reseller in Karachi that you can recommend who is honest in your experience?
4: Any thing else I should look out for? I have actually never used a laptop before and am totally inexperienced when it comes to their problems.
Any input will be highly appreciated, I need to make the purchase today or on monday and my budget is RS 25k. I have checked various Pakistani websites for prices and it appears that in 25K I can get a 2ghz C2D with 1GB RAM (Dell mostly). My concern is with battery time and overall quality of the machine. Something like this:
Please help me and thanks a lot for reading!
P.S. I realize that maybe this thread should have been posted in BST forum, but my questions are more of the technical kind and advice related to buying stuff from local market, so I hope I haven't done anything wrong by posting it in General Tech.