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College student upgrade!

31 min 26 sec ago

Hi! Thanks for viewing my post:) Here's my form

  • Total budget and country of purchase: $750-800, United States

  • 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 best specs for money.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not my priority, but not exactly a cinderblock;)

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15' range

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

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? CSGO, Insurgency, Human Fall Flat, Day of Infamy, nothing too tough to run.

  • 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 are key.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Nothing else I can think of. I had looked at this laptop because it's below my budget and has pretty much everything I want, but I was looking for a better suggestion, if one is available. (Also, if I do go for the Acer, should I get the i7?)

Thank you so much!

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Contemplating on the Yoga 720 13in

45 min 52 sec ago

Hello, I am a college programmer looking into getting a decent laptop to get through my courses and enjoy the portability of a 2-in-1. Quite honestly, I am set on buying this laptop, however, I have not been up-to-date on the recent technological progress in laptops, especially for the 2-in-1. (My main worry is about the timing of the AMD Ryzen release)

My Courses do not have strenuous processing tasks and graphical processing tasks, which I believe the Yoga 720 13inch is enough for me. Although my class is planning on using OpenGL but I think that the Intel GPU can handle that. On the topic of graphic cards, I do not need a gtx 1050/yoga720 15inch. I do not play much games, except for Starcraft: Brood War Remastered and Hearthstone.

I have considered other 2-in-1 such as the Hp Spectre x360 and Dell XPS 13, however, I prefer the design of the Yoga 720. I am not planning on choosing the Yoga 910 because I think the difference is only the design and the addition of a audio+mic jack.

Any help and feedbacks are appreciated. Thank you

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Nintendo switch or Lenovo x1 tablet?

54 min 51 sec ago

So i’m contemplating what to get for light gaming. I know everyone loves the switch, but i dont know if i will like the games on it... like zelda or mario. I usually play mmorpgs or fps blockbusters like CoD or Battlefront. Money is not really an issue for me so i dont care about price difference. I feel like the switch wouldn’t be any better then the new thinkpad announced at CES 2018... i know a lot of games i would like to replay during my flights and vacations - like WC3 or lineage 2 classic. Does the switch reallly offer some seriously great advatages over a windows tablet with lte?? Pretty sure it will be just as comfortable to pro it up on the table and use a bluetooth mouse. Moreover a would have a fully functional computer and no more need for my ipad pro... But still - everyone is talking about the switch being so unique that i feel i may be missing out...

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1300€ lasting University/work laptop.

1 hour 28 min ago
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Maximum of 13000 SEK ( 1300€ / 1600 USD), Sweden

  • 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 and good specifications. Don't care for tablet mode.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? important

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. <14''

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Some Autodesk programs, MATLAB, light games. More work than games.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Most demanding game would be Cuphead for example. Not too important with a great GPU.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Preferably good keyboard and build quality. I like the build quality of Dell XPS 13. I don't care nor mind the touchscreen feature.

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

IPS panels and SSD (~256GB) are important. I am hoping to keep this laptop for a few years.

I have been looking at the Dell XPS models and ASUS Zenbooks (so many different versions?). Also noticed the ACER Aspire S5 but I've been told to be cautious around ACER.

I'm looking for some input on what else to consider and/or perhaps some alternatives I've missed.

Cheers

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[USA] Looking for 13-14" laptop max $700 for photo/video editing and MS Suite

1 hour 29 min ago
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Max $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. Prefer best specs for the money, but does need to be portable and have decent battery life

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not critical, needs to be portable and functional for student or business person

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 14" - 15"-ish, want smaller, no numeric keypad

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Will utilize Adobe Suite including photoshop, lightroom, etc. Mainly photo editing, but it will be used for some video editing.

  • 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)? Big desires: i5 or i7 quad core, Solid State HD, good display as will be used as an independent machine.

Desire to have smaller laptop, so no numeric keypad. Needs to be reliable, will be used for indefinite future.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. This laptop will be for my mother in-law, and will also be shared with her grandson. MIL will perform MS Office activities for her business, upload photos, and use for email, web, and misc productivity. Her grandson is in college and lives with her. He's attending school for digital media, and needs a machine that will handle photo and video editing. In addition, he will use MS suite for assignments. Preference is to have something that can be taken to a business meeting, if needed. Need to stay away from gamer machines that may look unprofessional to the baby boomer generation.

Thank you!!!

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Laptop for Student (writing, surfing, netflix)

1 hour 43 min ago

My sister is looking for a notebook for university, should be light and reliable

  • Total budget and country of purchase: max 600-700€ in Germany

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

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? rather important

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 13-14"

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. only used for writing, surfing, netflix

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

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

We have looked at some laptops in your suggestions and been to a store, this is some laptops that seem good to us. please give us feedback which of those would fullfill her needs best.

Zenbook

Primebook

Ideapad

Acer Swift

Acer Aspire

Please feel free to add other suggestions that you might find better. Do the more expensive notebooks in my suggestions have any relevant benefit to the cheaper one, for the given purpose?

thanks for your advice

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SUGGEST ME A LAPTOP

1 hour 47 min ago

Ok so I’m looking to order a laptop..

I use fl studio and ableton.. I run alot of OMNISPHERE AND KEYSCAPE AND KONTAKT..

(a lot of cpu instensive program..)

Can anyone recommend me a laptop that i can load a lot of plug ins without having my fl studio crackle and fail on me?

Thanks.. Budget is below $1800-$19000

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[Not Valid Form] College/Light Gaming Laptop ~$800-1000

1 hour 48 min ago

Budget $800-1000

Needs Laptop that can handle me using several business applications at the same time (Excel/Access) and occasionally photoshop.

Wants Light gaming, mostly Civilization 6.

2 in 1 is preferred, compatible with a electronic pen for sketching and such (mostly for fun)

Lightweight is a huge plus

Screen Size 13"-15.5" or so

I want a good laptop with a solid build that'll last me 4+ years, which is why I'm willing to go as high as $1000, I want this to be a part of my life for a while!

I've already seen a ton of suggestions for Acer Swift 3 on other posts, which is a good start , just looking for other options.

Thanks in advance!

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I'm looking for a simple secondary computer to my desktop

1 hour 56 min ago
  • Total budget and country of purchase: US, around $700 with some leeway. (An extra $100 is okay)

  • 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 a good battery life and, if possible, not a 2 in 1 form factor because those screens tend to be very reflective.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? After having a bulky laptop, a lightweight and thin laptop are important.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. I'd prefer a screen size 13" or bigger.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I intend this laptop to be a secondary computer since I have a desktop for gaming. Mostly just doing web browsing, using Word, Excel, and Spotify.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? No gaming

  • 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 (my last laptop, an HP Envy, sucked. Bulky as hell, and started to split at the hinges), and a good enough CPU and RAM amount that it won't slow down over time.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Sort of an odd request, but one thing that annoyed me on my last laptop was that the trackpad was centered with the keyboard and NOT the laptop, so if possible, I'd like no numpad on my next laptop.

I appreciate any help I can get!

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Need to buy a new laptop

1 hour 58 min ago

Hi,
I need help. I want to buy a laptop, my old one was Dell xps l702x. I need it for learning, so it doesn't need to be super powerful.
I have from old laptop ram 8Gb sodim ddr3, hdd 1Tb, don't need OS because I'm using Linux, also I have original win10 somewhere home. Don't need wireless card as I have aalfa awus036h, but I need usb 3.1 so I want to use my extra parts in order to cut the price.
Thank you.

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Razer Blade 14 or Surface Book 2

1 hour 59 min ago

So I'm skipping the questions for the sole reason that I pretty much have to pick between these two laptops. The 15" Surface Book 2 with 512GB storage or the Razer Blade 14" with 1TB SSD. Has anyone in here used both and have any specific advice or suggestions in regards to picking between the two? Gaming is kinda important but everyday use and whatever keyboard is better in terms of everyday use would be better for me.

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Portable laptop for daily tasks/programming that will last for a few years

2 hours 17 min ago
  • Total budget and country of purchase: 2000€, Czech Republic

  • 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 for the money, battery that will last at least for a 5 hours.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Very important, it will be my daily-buddy for the school, cafe, traveling.

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

  • 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. Mostly Python programming, no CAD or editing, no gaming except for some League, but that's not a mandatory as I have a PC for gaming.

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

  • 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 is all I need, I'm not really interested in touch-screen laptop because I've never used it. If the suggested device comes with it, I won't mind tho.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. A lot of Google Chrome tabs, good screen, good keyboard. Although my budget is pretty high, the less money I spend, the better.

I will probably use this site for buying the product - https://www.alza.cz/EN/?layoutAutoChange=1

Thank you in advance!

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Looking for a laptop to run Linux

2 hours 20 min ago

Total budget and country of purchase: $400 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. Best specifications.
How important is weight and thinness to you? Important since I am still in school. Ideally under 5lbs, but I'm willing to go upto 7 if need be.
Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Linux
Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. "14" - "15.6"
Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Programming work using Xilinx SDK/ Vivado If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? No gaming
At what settings and FPS do you want? No preference.
Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Must be an i7 Quad core with an ssd and at least 4GB of ram
Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. This will be my secondary computer for a project I am working on. I am thinking about this one. I'm also willing to buy a refurbished unit from ebay.

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[US][14-15in][1000usd]

2 hours 52 min ago
  • Total budget and country of purchase: 1000usd or less, US (HI -sometimes relevant for shipping)

  • 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 would be good

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Important! Need it to be easy to carry around.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 14 or 15 inches

  • 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? No

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? I am replacing a 5-year old laptop whose screen broke, so hoping that doesn't happen here. Built-in webcam would be good too.

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

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Looking for a everyday/stragetic game laptop

3 hours 22 min ago

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • *Total budget and country of purchase: * not sure what is a realistic budget under £600 maybe? Depends on how well it could play civ 5 as that is main game ill play and country of purchase is England

  • *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 guess specs? Ill mostly always be near plug so i guess specs more important.

    • *How important is weight and thinness to you? *Not too fussed
    • *Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, *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. *the main game ill play is Civ 5.

  • *If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? * Id like to be able to run Civ 5 at decent settings/FPS i know its not helpful but im not good with hardware so not sure what to expect

    • *Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? * not fusses
    • *Leave any finishing thoughts here * thanks in advance for any help/advice im pretty clueless when it comes to pc hardware etc so if the price range is unrealistic please post something a little bit higher.
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Looking for a portable, everyday user; programming, occasional light video editing, 14" ideal, USA, $1000 ish.

4 hours 3 min ago
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Looking to spend around $1000, can do a bit more if something fits my wants.

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Not against a 2 in 1, but also don't foresee any uses that would require it. Good battery life for use during travel or while on the go would be nice.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? This would be a high priority. Light and thin are good! I would rather sacrifice a bit of performance for more portability. I have a powerful desktop at home for the really intensive projects.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. After some consideration I think 14" is the sweet spot for my wants. Some of the portable 15" seemed alright as well, not against considering those. 13" seems too small.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. This laptop will mostly be used for general daily computer stuff; web browsing, YouTube, etc. It will also be used for some programming, and occasional light video editing. Current program for video editing is Power Director, but that could change to another option such as Premier or Final Cut in the future.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? N/A. Will not be used for gaming.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? A nice keyboard is bonus, but not a huge concern. SD card reader would be useful, but not required. Both USB C and A would also be nice to have, but again not required. Pretty flexible on the ports.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. As expressed previously, having a light and thin laptop is more important than performance. I would love to find a balance between portability and performance to handle light video editing. I also value a good looking laptop. Thank you in advance!

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Shopping for general purpose/light gaming laptop; question about upgrading CPU

4 hours 4 min ago

Hi guys, thanks ahead of time.

I need a laptop for a class coming up, and I'm not looking for anything too fancy yet (I have a desktop for most of my heavy-lifting.) Primary use of the laptop is for basic internet/Office applications, but I would love if I could also use it to play Civ VI on trips.

So far, I've found the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576G-5762 to be a good fit. My question is, is it worth the extra $200 to upgrade to the Core i7-8550U-8GB? I honestly don't see myself using it for much else besides Civ VI (and games with lower specs).

  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1000 max

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

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? 6/10

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

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

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Gaming, primarily Civ VI. Nothing too involved, since I have a desktop for that. Mostly for travel gaming.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Civ VI; not sure. Not planning on anything with super-high reqs.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Keyboard that isn't too unwieldy; enough USB ports for plug-ins (mouse, hard drive, etc)

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

Thanks!

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Should I buy a tablet for school?

4 hours 11 min ago

A little bit of background from me: I'm a software engineering major currently in my second semester of my return to college. I left a pretty decent job before returning to school, so finances are absolutely not an issue. Shortly before my first semester, I bought a 15.6" performance/gaming laptop (this exact laptop, to be precise). I love my laptop. It's very low profile for a gaming laptop (until I turn on the customized lighting on the keyboard ;p) and it doesn't scream "gaming laptop". However, I have noticed that some of my classes have TINY desks. My laptop still fits, but it takes up the majority of the desk space.

So, what would be some advantages of buying a tablet? Are there any tablets that would allow me to write on the screen with a stylus? Are there any operating systems that I could not use OneDrive on? If I'm only using my tablet for web-browsing, viewing (and editing) PDFs, and note taking, what would you recommend? Is there a significant difference in performance between a $100 tablet and a $400 tablet? Also, if it makes any difference, I have an iPhone (6s) as my cell phone. I'm not sure if that would give me certain perks if I were to buy an iPad.

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Looking for laptop for grandma

4 hours 17 min ago

Total budget and country of purchase:* $500, US

  • 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 value for the money

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Prefer something light

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

  • **Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N Around 15”

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. She’s a big fan of solitaire, that’s about it.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Not important

  • 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

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. She only wants either a Dell or HP. It’ll be used for basic browsing such as Facebook and reading the news. Thank you for any suggestions.

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