Saturday, 25 June 2016

Laptop under 10K

Yes, you read the title right. Laptop under 10K. Which laptop is available under 10K, I will tell you later. First, I will tell you about how I found that laptop. Recently, my brother completed first year of his college and entered in the second year. "Bhai, I need a laptop." My brother said to me on the second day of his second year in college. I understood his need. Laptop is required in college. One have to do various projects, research, there is study material, notes in form presentations, documents and spreadsheets. So one need laptop in college. Here, the problem was that we had bought two mobiles of Rs. 25K and one tablet of Rs. 30K in the span of last six months. So a new laptop around 50K was emptying our pockets.

I suggested my brother to go for a mini laptop with 10-inch screen around Rs. 15K. He started searching for that. He started visiting stores, he searched websites and he shortlisted some mini laptops. After shortlisting mini laptops, my brother took suggestion from his friends before buying one. One of his friends suggest him RDP Thin Book and told him that its price is just Rs. 9999. That friend's budget was also 15K. My brother asked me to get the complete specifications of that laptop as he thought it is some made in China product. So I visited RDP's website and I was surprised to know that it is an Indian company providing laptop for just Rs. 9999. I checked its specifications and I found that it has 14.1 inch display which is much bigger than 10 inch mini laptops.

It has resolution of 1366×768 pixels. It has Intel quad core processor with 2gb ram and 32gb storage. It is the windows 10 based laptop. Graphics in thin book are provided by Intel HD graphics and it also includes a web camera and a Bluetooth.  Thin Book has 10000 mAh battery. Moreover Thin Book has revolutionary design with glossy fiber and elegant edges as per ergonomics. Company claims that Thin Book is India's first ultra slim laptop in India at a budget price of Rs. 9999/-. When I described all these features to my brother. He said, "it is worth going for." He explained with his logic, "We spend 20 - 25K on a mobile and throw it away in two or two and a half years. While this laptop is just under 10K and it is an Indian product. So we should go for it."

We have pre ordered it. I know no big names are associated with it but my brother is right. It is worth going for. It is not a chinese product. And who give you a laptop (which is not China) at just Rs. 9999. RDP is India's leading IT hardware manufacturing company. I am sure RDP would have designed this product for tier 2 and tier 3 city people who have not tried a laptop simply because it is too expensive. Being an ethnocentric, I give thumbs up to Thin Book. I feel more and more Indian companies should come up with such products so that we can kick Chinese products out of this country.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Online Shopping

Online sopping is on the rise. There was 66% rise in 2015 and 78% rise is expected this year. This is the overall rise. Forget this overall rise. Let's come to the thought process of the individual when it comes to online shopping. How an individual thinks while shopping online? There are couple of perspectives to it. A guy's perspective and a girl's perspective. A guy's perspective towards online shopping is that it saves time, it saves effort, it saves money. It is the best thing for us. A girl's perspective towards online shopping is I don't get size, I don't get variety, it doesn't allow me to see new malls. So it is best for guys only. This is the perspective while shopping apparels online.

These days online market is not limited to apparels only. It has expanded its horizons. Food delivery, grocery, mobile recharge, Bill payment etc happens with just few clicks and in that the perspective of a guy and a girl is the same. We get cash back, it saves money, it saves time. So it is the best for us. Let's comeback to the online shopping of apparels as it is the largest online market at present. Now what I find when I buy clothes or shoes online. I try to get big brands in my budget and big shopping websites offer that opportunity by giving big discounts. They provide various discount coupons on different designs and brands. They provide coupon codes and promotional codes to apply those discounts.

A lot of times it has happened with me that I buy something and then I realise that if I have used this coupon then I would have got this much discount. If I would have applied this coupon then I would have got the shoes of so and so brand or this website was offering more discount on the same thing which I bought from that website. I am sure even you would have gone through this. So what's the solution for this? Is there a place where we get the coupons sorted out? Yes. There is a website called Couponmint offers more than 8000 live coupons and offers to more than 1200 online stores and services in more than 80 categories. All of the coupons, deals and offers to major online retailers and service providers are verified and updated regularly to ensure that they are still active.

The site also offers a price comparison feature and cashback offers. Couponmint is built for smart people who save money while shopping. We in India search for coupons while shopping online and couponmint helps us to do that. One who loves to save money by using coupons needs to sign up on couponmint's email to receive notices on the latest online coupons discount offers and deals. Couponmint is providing online consumers the best information so that they can save money, where and when ever they need it the most. Couponmint's motto is 'No Bargaining, Only Couponing, Saving and discounting. So if you have the same motto then use couponmint to save money while shopping online.

Friday, 3 June 2016

redi-GO at exhibition

Vacation 2016. It was a name of exhibition organised in Ahmedabad in the last week of May. It was a first of its kind exhibition. There were stalls of almost everything in that exhibition. From food to apparels to grocery to automobiles, there were stalls of almost everything. My cousin had also booked one stall in that exhibition. He had launched a new brand and he was promoting it through that stall. He has invited everyone in the family to visit his stall. Thus me and my uncle decided to visit his stall on the last Sunday of may. We decided to go early in the evening as uncle had some work at night. We reached at the ground where exhibition was held by 5:30 in the evening.

The theme of the exhibition was based on roman culture. It depicted Venice city of Rome. We entered the exhibition and started searching the way towards my cousin's stall. It was in S block. We started from A and we wanted to skip everything and go to S but there was no way out. It was organised in a such a way that you were not allowed to skip anything. Whether we like it or not we had to go through each and every stall. We crossed crowded A, B and C blocks then luckily from D block automobile section began. In that section dealers had bought whole block to promote their vehicles. Among them there was one stall which was highly crowded and that stall was of Datsun.

Datsun had launched new Redi-Go and its dealer was showcasing that in that exhibition. My uncle said "it is a new urban crossover" as we reached near Datsun's stall. "Come, let's have a look at it." My uncle went in that stall. I followed him. We went near that Redi-Go. First thing which impressed me was the design of Redi-Go. Redi-Go's Yukan design makes it very conventional. With its wide, robust stance gives you impressive room and a sporty attitude. We were moving around the car and we found out that it has smooth and sleek silhouette, lean and dynamic side character lines, modern yet functional driver oriented feel and stylish, sporty and practical instrument panel. We were so impressed by its design that we decided to take its test drive.

My uncle had one sedan and he was looking for a small car. So we called an executive and we asked him for its test drive. Unfortunately, the car for test drive was not available as it was not being launched yet but the executive there gave us the complete information about the car. He made us sit in the car to show us its comfort and interior features. Redi-Go has classy interiors. While I sat in the car, I noticed one unique thing. There was a shift indicator in its digital meter. It shows the ideal time to shift for maximum efficiency and performance. Apart from that it is handy feature for the new drivers. It will help them a lot. Along with seating comfort, driving comfort has also become important these days.

Driving big cars in the city is a big headache that's why my uncle was looking for a small car. We told this thing to that executive and on that he described one more important feature of Redi-GO. Small turning radius. Compact design of Redi-Go provides the ultimate manoeuvrability. Thus it make a full turn around just 4.7 metre turning radius. This feature is really handy when you are in traffic and find yourself in tight spot. Apart from that company claims it's average to be 25 kmpl. You need this much average when you are driving in the city. "This car has all the potential to take away your urban driving blues." Executive mentioned at the end of his speech. "I looks good but I want to test it on highway as well as on the city roads before booking it." My uncle said to the executive before leaving the stall. We both were impressed by the car as we left the stall. We visited my cousin's stall and came back.

According to me it is Fun. Freedom. Confidence. The ultimate Urban Cross - Datsun redi-GO - the capability of a crossover with the convenience of a hatchback.

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