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I want a laptop for college and gaming.

1 hour 28 min ago

Total budget and country of purchase: 700$, USA *

Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. I prefer best specifications.*

How important is weight and thinness to you? I do not mind about the weight and thinness *

Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows *

Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15inch or more *

Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming. Triple A gaming titles. *

If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Preferebly 60 FPS. *

Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Reliable build quality *

Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Thank You

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[700$/USA] For College and Gaming

1 hour 42 min ago

Hi guys, I'm looking for a laptop with discrete graphics so I can play triple A titles at reasonable FPS.

I do not require a 2-in-1.

I do not mind if the laptop is heavy(if it benefits performance).

I do not care about the build quality.

I prefer straight up performance for the price.

I would prefer the GTX 1050 over mx150.

Thank You.

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Laptop for an engineer-to-be

2 hours 51 min ago
  • Total budget and country of purchase: 1000~1250€, Italy

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Good battery life appreciated, but not vital

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? No problem in carrying a little more weight if it means a better machine

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Coming from a 13-inch, I'd like something bigger so i'd say 15 and above

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. 2d and 3d CAD, Matlab and Simulink, Labview. I'm not into gaming or editing

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Touch Screen appreciated, not mandatory though

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. N/A.

Thanks in advance for the help, I'm in desperate need of some advice!

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(Germany, 1000 euro) college student looking for a laptop to programm and maybe also for gaming

3 hours 48 min ago

Hello, I currently started to study informatik and i want to buy a laptop since i am going to programm a lot. If i am not mistaken the focus for programming should be on the cpu, ram and having a ssd. Optionally if it is possible i would love to be able to play lol with 120 fps and Overwatch, but i dout it is possible for this budget.
2 laptops i found which look promising are ( not sure if there are way better choices dont know much about laptops)
https://www.otto.de/p/asus-business-professional-zenbook-3-deluxe-ux490ua-697913223/#variationId=697913224
https://www.notebooksbilliger.de/studentenprogramm/notebooks/lenovo/thinkpad+l+serie/lenovo+thinkpad+l580+i7+16+gb+ram+512+gb+ssd+lte
The budget can be a little bit higher if needet like the (lenovo thinkpad l580 cost 130 euros more) and i am looking forward to your suggestions since i am not the most knowledgable when it comes to laptops.

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What’s a good laptop for editing videos

3 hours 57 min ago

I need a laptop that’s good for editing videos. Preferably a cheap one around $300, I got $700 to spend but I’m not really looking to use all of that money for a laptop.

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Have a high-end desktop, want a supplementery laptop for singleplayer games and emulation

4 hours 7 min ago

I have a powerful desktop, but I spend 50% of the year abroad and I want a laptop to catch up on emulation up to PS2-era (it's not very important, if there's a gem I want to play, I just buy it for my trusty PS2 or emulate it on my desktop) and most importantly, singleplayer games.

I'm interested in bang-for-buck kind of deals, maybe something Lenovo Legion, maybe Asus Strix, maybe Hyperbook (it's some new brand from my country, they allow to select your components, but despite positive reviews, I have mixed feelings about experimenting with laptops - Lenovo has been very kind to me over the years on that regard, so yeah)

Some of the games I'm interested in playing are - Indie titles like Rabi Ribi, Spelunky, Risk of Rain, AA games like Worms WMD, Metro 2033, and AAA games like GTA IV episodes (maybe V too, but I guess I should run that on my desktop), Witcher 3, Mass Effect Trilogy, Dragon Age Origins, NieR Automata, Crash Bandicoot Trilogy, Payday 2, Killing Floor.

New releases like DMC5 and Ace Combat 7, or anything with multiplayer I'm not interested in (maybe minus something with SP grinding that transfers to MP like Payday). Things other than gaming... unlikely, but maybe I'll want to run Fruity Loops one day.

Lighted keyboard is an absolute must for me, I'm used to my Razer Chroma keyboard way too much, also other important things for me are - Good quality screen. It doesn't have to be 4K, to be honest I still use a 1080p/60Hz with a 1080ti, but I want it to look good, instead of washed in bleach like my current laptop.

No optical disk drive, por favor. As much USBs as possible.

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Suggestion for a good all-rounder. I see Dell XPS 13 on top of each "best laptops of 2018" thread. Why is that?

4 hours 17 min ago

* **Total budget and country of purchase:** 1000€ Spain

* **Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply.** I don't need a 2 in 1. Good battery life and best specifications/money are the most important

* **How important is weight and thinness to you?** I move a lot, it is important

* **Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux.** Mac or Windows

* **Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.** 13.3 or 14

* **Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.** I am doing photo and video editing (Photoshop & Premiere, but not at a pro level). I am an occasional gamer, but I'd like to be able to run a game like Fortnite

* **If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?** I don't need to play at the best settings, but I'd like to be able to have a fluent experience (nothing under 30 FPS)

* **Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?** I'd say reliable build quality and good screen as I use my computer around 8-10 hours a day.

* **Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.** To come back to my question in the title, why is the Dell XPS 13 always at the top? I've seen laptops like the Huawei Matebook x Pro or the Xiaomi Mi Air 2018 that I believe are more powerful in that price range?

Thank you in advance for your help.

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Time for an upgrade

4 hours 31 min ago

Looking to upgrade my Asus Rog g750jx to something that's thinner and easier to travel with. Hoping to find something that can run world of Warcraft smoothly and that i can carry to uni next year. Looking to spend up to 1500 after i sell the asus and prefer 15inch or smaller as 17inch is just way too big for me at the moment.

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Advice on which one of these to buy?

4 hours 49 min ago

Hi, I’m in college and need a laptop, I just need it to write essays, PowerPoints, and maybe the occasional low performance demanding game. I have these two options, but I’m not sure what the difference between these are and also are these good for what I’m describing? https://imgur.com/a/RmKwEKb

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Is this a good deal? Acer Swift 3 15.6"

4 hours 49 min ago

I am looking around for a laptop that I can use for 2-3 years. Will be mostly using it for Excel (accounting at school) and to dabble around with learning new hobbies like photoshop and premier. I will not be gaming with this as I have a desktop PC at home but if I can bring it for party games like overcooked I will not be complaining.

I've shopped around for a bit and I saw a deal at memory express for the acer swift 3 15" for 799 Canadian (618USD) https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX69251 and I am just wondering if this is a very good deal. I believe I can also go to a competing retail store and price match it down to 765 CAD (593 USD).

Otherwise is there any other laptops that you would suggest? Is there any major difference between this model and the 14" model other than just the screen size? I was also considering getting a Lenovo Thinkpad E480 or E580 i5-8250U model 256 ssd as well and am wondering if there's any considerable advantages to doing that.

I have also looked at walmart and found a swift 3 14" 126 Gb SSD for 719 CAD (557 USD) and am wondering if I should get that but the ssd space might be too little for what my intended usage might be.

Let me know your thoughts!

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~$900 laptop for college student

5 hours 4 min ago

* **Total budget and country of purchase:**

USA, $900 max (pretty rigid)

* **Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply.**

Best specifications prioritized, good battery life preferred.

* **How important is weight and thinness to you?**

Gonna be taking this to college so can't be lugging around a deadweight but I'll take a look at everything.

* **Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux.**

Windows

* **Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.**

15 or above

* **Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.**

Medium to heavy gaming. Will be running PUBG, Overwatch, LoL, Rainbow Six.

* **If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?**

Would like to run most games at high settings (not max) at 60 fps.

* **Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?**

Good build quality is my #1 priority. Mechanical keyboard wouldn't be bad, but is definitely not a requirement. Everything else doesn't really matter. A good screen would also be preferred, 144hz if it doesn't take away from the quality of the rest of the laptop. An SSD is very important. I don't know if it exists, but a replaceable battery would be preferred as well.

* **Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.**

I'll be a premed student, if that helps narrow down anything. I'd also prefer a 1060 or better, but I'd take a 1050ti if something else makes up for it. Also, what are the differences between last gen & newest gen i5 and i7s? Is there a huge difference to warrant getting a worse graphics card for the newest gen processors?

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Looking for an ultra-portable (13.3", Canada, $1100 CAD)

6 hours 15 min ago

Hello, I'm looking into grabbing an ultraportable device that I can take with me instead of lugging the gaming laptop around, and to replace my super aged Surface 3 (10" tablet).

I'm looking to do photo editting (lightroom), and other than that, web surfing and netflix/watching videos. The performance of the intel 620 igpu is good enough for me to play light games. A 2in1 is nice, for when I have the urge to draw, or to watch movies in an airplane or just have the flexibility. But in all honesty, it's more of a luxury than anything else.

  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1100 CAD, Canada

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Good Battery Life, overall usability 2in1 would be nice, but is a luxury - I don't mind regular laptop. Just no detachables.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Important, this will be a laptop specifically for travel/mobility

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 13.3"

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Lightroom, Photo Director 9 for Photo editting.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I plan to run most GPU intensive games at low settings, if any at all. Overwatch, Warthunder, and Killing Floor would be the most intensive. Night In the Woods, Jalopy, Starbound, Stardew Valley - lighter weight games more likely.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Good Keyboard, touchpad above average, and reliable build quality. 90% sRGB coverage is good, closer to that is what I'd prefer, better than that would be perfect.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.

I've looked at a few options.

HP x360 13.3" (2500u, 256gb SSD, 2in1) for $1,099 CAD - Seems cheap for a powerful 2in1, but I've heard really bad things about battery life being less than 4 hours for some.

HP 13 (13-ah0001ca, 8250u, 256gb SSD), for 1,099 CAD (special offer right now) - People seem to like this? Though in Canada, it's 8250u and UHD 620, no Mx150 that I sometimes see on the US side. It's fine, makes it cheaper. Keyboard on all the new HP laptops are to my liking though.

Lenovo Yoga 730 (8250u, 256gb SSD, 2in1), for around 1,099 as well. (I have found a yoga 720 for $800 CAD used on ebay) - Heard about amazing battery life, than horrific battery life.

Zenbook 13 UX331UA (8250u, 256gb SSD) also for $1,099 CAD. - This is one I've done the least research on.

Acer Spin 5? The specs and price are pretty compelling - But I've had really bad experiences with Acer before though, so I'm a little hesistant here.

Another option is to get a refurbished X360 Spectre (13.3", 8550u, 516 NVME SSD) for $1,149 from ebay - I've heard a lot of stories about the QC on this particular model and how many have been burned by it.

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Mac's dead. What's next?

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:08

Total budget and country of purchase: I mean I'm considering another Mac, but cheap's good...

Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Don't understand the question

How important is weight and thinness to you? I'd like small and portable.

Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Mac, then Chrome

Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Small is great, but HDMI port is a must

Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.** No * If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? -not gaming- * Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? -iTunes would be nice- * Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I just stream sports (HDMI), use word docs, and listen to music.

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Mac's dead. What now?

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 22:57

I'd love some help finding a new, non-mac laptop. Here is a list of needs and wants.

Needs HDMI port or able to accept an adapter Able to stream sports A word document program Small and lightweight Longevity (current Mac lasted since '11) USB ports

Wants Speed Password memory online iTunes

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Looking for a laptop for school (Computer Science)

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 22:26

Like the title says.

Right now I have a POS Acer that I bought for $500 on Boxing Day in 2012, and the Acer Aspire One that I bought earlier that year. Both are on their last legs.

For my primary machine, I've got an Asus desktop that I got in January. It's great; I love it. But obviously it's not feasible to pack that up in my backpack to take it to school to take notes or work on assignments in between classes.

What this machine needs to do:

  • run IDEs smoothly enough for me to work on homework between classes
  • run Netflix (because duh)
  • run word processing software (like Word)
  • preferably points 1 and 3 at the same time

So far, my options are:

  • Macbook Pro 15"
  • Macbook Air 13"
  • Lenovo Ideapad 15"

I wouldn't get anything less than 8GB of RAM.

The Macbook Pro is powerful, but expensive, and possibly a little extra to be carrying to class. However, it would allow me to program apps for Apple products which could come in handy, and I've been told the majority of big companies use Apple products.

The Macbook Air is small, light, and a bit cheaper. The rest of the pros are the same.

The Lenovo is apparently a solid computer. It's got a touchscreen which would be good for taking notes. But it's Windows, which means I can't program anything for Apple products.

Help? If you've got any other suggestions, please let me know!

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$800CAD

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 22:14
  • Total budget and country of purchase: 800CAD Canada

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. best specs for money

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? it's not

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. N/A

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Light video editing in sony vegas

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? N/A

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? powerfull WiFi card

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.

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I'd love some help finding a laptop with great screen brightness that has a numeric keypad!

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 21:56

* **Total budget and country of purchase:**
I'd like to stay under $1000 (or way less) if that's possible, but will spend more if I have to. USA.

* **Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply.**
Good battery life is a plus, touchscreen is a plus. I won't use it as a tablet often. Good speakers are a plus.

* **How important is weight and thinness to you?**
Not that important

* **Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux.**
Windows

* **Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.**

Ability to easily 10-key on a numeric keypad is my biggest requirement, which means going with 15" or bigger, I assume.

* **Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.**
None at all. I primarily use Office - Excel and Outlook. When I'm working on it, I'll have lots of programs/files open at once as well as many browser tabs open at any given time. I've run into computers that I can out-type, which is annoying and I want to avoid.

* **If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?**
I'm not a gamer, so no preference there.

* **Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?**
Minimum requirements:Numeric keypad
Bright Screen - 200 nits is definitely not enough. Prefer 350+ but would settle for 300ish. Dell Inspirons, Lenovo Yogas, and HP Envy's seem too dim for me at full brightness.) Or, please educate me if I'm looking at the wrong type of measurement or you have other brightness tips! My Samsung Note 8 phone is so much brighter than most computer screens, and is sometimes still not as bright as I'd like.

Would be nice to have - from what I've found so far, are probably all going to be options on laptops that meet the other two criteria:
SSD at least 256GB or combo of smaller SSD and HDD
Touch screen
Good battery life
Good speakers/sound quality

* **Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.**
I'd so love any advice y'all have! I've done a chat on Dell and Lenovo's sites and have searched and searched - it seems I'm looking for a unicorn with the 10-key requirement! I'm not interested in a Mac - I've had them before and it's just not for me. I've found an HP EliteBook that looks promising, but I'd love to hear about other options I may not have thought of yet!

I'm also curious if anyone knows anything about this - I feel like when monitors switched from CRT to LED, brightness quality dropped significantly. All of a sudden, all screens I encountered seemed too dim. What's going on here? Is it my eyes? Is it the screen? Am I doing something wrong?

Thanks so much for any help/advice you can offer!

Edited for formatting and typos.

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[USA | $1000] Looking for a laptop for writing and traveling

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 21:37
  • Total budget and country of purchase: USA, I don’t have a firm budget set, but I am looking to stay under $1000

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Battery life is the most important, followed by specs

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Very, I need a laptop that’s easily portable.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows or Mac. While linux support would be a nice bonus, it’s not necessary

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Preferably ~13”, but anywhere from 10-15”

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. The primary purpose for the laptop is for writing and traveling. The main apps used will be Scrivener and web browsers primarily

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? While I’m not planning on gaming much, it would be nice to be able to play games when traveling, such as the Sims 2, Rimworld or potentially Civ 6

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?

    • A good keyboard that is comfortable to write on for longer stretches is a must.
    • Mic-in would also be nice to have.
    • SSD
    • At least one USB-A port
  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Nice to haves, but not deal breakers:

    • USB-C
    • backlit keyboard
    • some form of video out
    • upgradeable RAM (also DDR4?)
    • ethernet port
    • swappable battery I’d also prefer to not have a webcam.
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Looking for a general-use laptop that will last me the majority of university (5 years)

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 21:34

I am going off to university next year and I am in need of a laptop. As I have never owned a laptop before I don't really know where to start looking for a good one that will last me a few years if not longer so any advice will be appreciated.

  • Total budget and country of purchase: $NZD1600 ($USD1070), New Zealand

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Good battery life and decent specs.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Very important. I will be walking 2km uphill virtually every day to get to my classes and I don't want to have to be lugging around a heavy ass laptop with me. 4 pounds or less is a requirement. Also the laptop has to be able to fit into my bag so the screen can not be over 14".

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows preferably.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Nothing over 14" but otherwise I don't really care.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Adobe photoshop and illustrator.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Being able to handle gaming is not a requirement but if the laptop can handle me playing The Sims (3 and/or 4) every now and again that would be nice.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Good keyboard. Reliable build quality. Good speakers/sound quality. Good input devices. Multiple USB ports and preferably a HDMI port too.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. My university degree will require me to do lots of research and typing/essay writing so the laptop will need to be able to handle extensive web browsing and have an easy-to-type-on keyboard. I would like this laptop to last me at least 3 years but if it could last me the whole of university (5 years) that would be great, so it has to be super durable.

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Best Laptop Screen (for Photo Editing/Viewing) under $1500?

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 21:16
  • $1500, USA
  • Convertible form factor & battery life: NOT important.
  • Weight/slimness of laptop: NOT important.
  • Windows 10
  • 15.6" or larger screen strongly preferred; 17" is better than 15", but not essential (bigger the better, basically)
  • Photo Editing is priority (Gaming NOT important)
  • Backlit keyboard and SDXC Card reader desired
  • Direct retail from Best Buy, Wal-Mart, OfficeMax, or other retailers with storefronts and a reputation for strong customer support strongly preferred (if online: Manufacturers themselves, Amazon, B&H, and Adorama are okay if directly from them, not third party merchants like Antonline, for example, and Newegg is strictly out)

If $1500 excises most of the ideal options, expand to $2000. Just specify. These have been my primary reference resources used:

  1. https://www.notebookcheck.net/The-Best-Notebook-Displays-As-Reviewed-By-Notebookcheck.120541.0.html
  2. https://www.laptopmag.com/benchmarks/color-gamut ; https://www.laptopmag.com/benchmarks/resolution

\note: unfortunately Laptopmag has the same charts up for Color Gamut and Resolution-- I sent them a message, but it remains unfixed*

So far the Dell XPS 15 9570 has been the top recommendation, and appears to be the top option, with the ideal variants running between $1500-$2000. Right now I'm focused keenly on learning which screens are actually the best. MacBooks are phenomenal, but I need Windows.

Emphasis in determining "best" screen quality is on photo editing metrics like resolution, color reproduction, contrast, brightness, etc. Qualities desirable to gamers like refresh rates, response times, and input/display lag are not a concern. I understand processing power, and don't need help with other specs. My focus is really on seeking input about which screens in this budget range are the best in terms of display quality for photo editors.

These are the lines/models my research has indicated are ideal. Hope I'm on the right track:

  • Dell XPS 15 9570
  • Lenovo Thinkpad P71/P51
  • Lenovo Thinkpad P72s
  • Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 920
  • Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon*
  • Dell Precision 7730/7720/7530/7520
  • HP Zbook Studio G4
  • HP Zbook 15 G4
  • HP Elitebook 840 w/SureView display*

\Only 14" displays*

How am I doing? Which of these is best?

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