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Old 16-02-2009
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Sahara AL 096

The Sahara Ai 096 is very solidly built and has a business-like look, with a grey-black finish and no decorations. The hinges are well-built and offer little play, which is a good thing. It weighs over 2.5 Kg-making it a little heavy to carry around.

Equipped with an older Core Duo processor and 1 GB of RAM, of which 256 MB is reserved for sharing, there is still enough power to handle normal office applications. The 120 GB hard drive offers ample storage space. A DVD multi-write drive takes care of backups. There are three USB ports for expansion, but no FireWire. WiFi and Ethernet ports are there, but Bluetooth is absent. AD-Sub port lets you hook up a projector for presentations.


The 17-inch widescreen LCD looks good and has a wide horizontal viewing angle, the vertical angle is a bit narrow. It has a matte finish, so it is easier to view it even if the light source is at the front, as there is very little distracting reflection. The ATI RADEON Graphics label (mis)leads one to believe that there is discrete graphics inside, but it's really an onboard ATI XPRESS 200M graphics chip-good for 2D display, and decent for 3D (not for any new generation games, though).

The keyboard has a very positive feedback and feels good to type on for long download. A separate numeric keypad would be more than welcome, and there are just a few shortcut keys. The touchpad has a slippery finish, which is a bit irritating to move your fingers over. As far as response goes, though, the touchpad does fine.

The Sahara Ai 096 costs a surprisingly high Rs 36,999. It lacks a webcam, a card reader, and even a microphone (so you need to connect an external one). Even the sound level of the speakers isn't audible even when there isn't much ambient sound. The battery life lasts two and a half hours-again, not impressive. TIle steep price isn't justified by Windows Vista Home Basic; there isn't any worthwhile bundled software either.
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Re: Sahara AL 096

specifications
  • System
    • Manufacturer SAHARA
    • Model AL-096
    • Processor (Ghz) 1.73GHZ CORE 2 DUO(T5250)
    • Hard Drive (GB) 120
    • Hard Drive type SATA
    • Memory (MB) 1024
    • Memory type DDR II
  • Display
    • Driver Name INTEL 965 CHIPSET
    • Display Size 15.4" WIDE SCREEN
    • Max. Resolution 1280 X 800
    • Screen Memory 256MB SHARED
  • Sound
    • Sound device REALTEK HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO
  • Network
    • W-Lan YES
    • USB 3 X Usb 2.0
    • Bluetooth NO
    • Firewire NO
    • S-Video Out NO
  • Drives
    • Internal DVD-WRITER
    • Card Reader Yes
    • PCMCIA
  • Warranty
    • Manufacturer 3 MONTHS(LAPTOP007)
  • Software
    • Operating System WINDOWS XP PRO
    • >>> NECESSARY DRIVERS
    • >>> SUPPLEMENTAL SOFTWARE
  • Special Features >>> VGA
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Re: Sahara AL 096

I have this one the Performance of laptop is good. we can use all windows XP supported software’s. All type software’s were working in the system. No hang in using this software’s. In this system. Graphics games supported laptop game will be play speedily on graphics are seeing to good. System does not slow at the time of playing games storage capacity of laptop is120Gb. This help to more storage space 1GB can help of speed working of multimedia software’s games (graphics supported).1.73ghz Core Duo processor is help to speed my works because duo processor have double processor so it give multi speed
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Re: Sahara AL 096

i also had this one My laptop designing is so beautiful because designing is helpful to easy to use. Building material used is too good. Finishing work of my laptops good. We can see Charging light, power light, working light etc. Power charging light will show the full Charging .This help to reduce the unwanted current using. Shock proof material is using my laptop. All arrangement of laptop is very good. Brand name written is to good. It save more space etc.
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Re: Sahara AL 096

The Sahara AL 096 is very solidly built and has a business-like look, with a grey-black finish and no decorations. The hinges are well-built and offer little play, which is a good thing. It weighs over 2.5 Kg—making it a little heavy to carry around.

Equipped with an older Core Duo processor and 1 GB of RAM, of which 256 MB is reserved for sharing, there is still enough power to handle normal office applications. The 120 GB hard drive offers ample storage space. A DVD multi-write drive takes care of backups. There are three USB ports for expansion, but no FireWire. WiFi and Ethernet ports are there, but Bluetooth is absent. A D-Sub port lets you hook up a projector for presentations.

The 17-inch widescreen LCD looks good and has a wide horizontal viewing angle, the vertical angle is a bit narrow. It has a matte finish, so it is easier to view it even if the light source is at the front, as there is very little distracting reflection. The ATI RADEON Graphics label (mis)leads one to believe that there is discrete graphics inside, but it’s really an onboard ATI XPRESS 200M graphics chip—good for 2D display, and decent for 3D (not for any new generation games, though).

The keyboard has a very positive feedback and feels good to type on for long download. A separate numeric keypad would be more than welcome, and there are just a few shortcut keys. The touchpad has a slippery finish, which is a bit irritating to move your fingers over. As far as response goes, though, the touchpad does fine.

The Sahara AL 096 costs a surprisingly high Rs 36,999. It lacks a webcam, a card reader, and even a microphone (so you need to connect an external one). Even the sound level of the speakers isn’t audible even when there isn’t much ambient sound. The battery life lasts two and a half hours—again, not impressive. The steep price isn’t justified by Windows Vista Home Basic; there isn’t any worthwhile bundled software either. To sum it up, the price is just not right.

(Thinkdigit)
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