Alright ! some very useful info in here...Thanks chaps !
After a lot of research (pestering my techie friends), I have shortlisted the three following laptops, based on my needs, the specs and my budget:
1. Dell XPS 15
2. HP Envy 14-1110NR
3. Samsung QX410-J01
I haven't read the entire thread but here are my 2 cents:
do not and I repeat DO NOT get the XPS 15 unless you wanna buy a new battery in a year. I had that and the battery dies just after a month of the battery warranty getting over so I had to buy a new one and then the laptop started giving problems but that was under extended warranty so Dell replaced the motherboard. Still some issues were there so they decided to give me a new Studio XPS instead
Samsung I believe is pretty good. I know two people using that model and they both are pretty happy except for the mouse which is either very sensitive or not at all and makes an irritating click sound everytime.