Since I think you would make good use of a 4K display, how about the <strong>Dell XPS 15 9560?</strong> It has:
i5-7300HQ 4-core processor
8 GB of RAM
256 GB SSD storage
4K 15.6" touchscreen display
GTX 1050 4 GB graphics card
Weight of 4.4lbs and battery life over 6 hours
The laptop runs Windows 10 Home. You should be able to run games just fine on this device. The display should be excellent.... for your use...
Your mission, should you decide to accept it ...
You have an extremely short deadline, you only need this laptop for a meeting, and you have a low enough budget that your choice isn't too important.
So, here's what you should do: Go to Best Buy (you're on the train there anyways), or any other local store which you know sells laptops. Buy the best-looking laptop in your budget; focus on getting a laptop which looks good and that you don't have trouble typing on. You want to give the appearance of being prepared, rather than necessarily having the best possible laptop in your budget. Then, after the meeting, you can either keep the laptop or return it and get a different one.
That said, I'm inclined to suggest this Asus laptop.
Good luck, Jim. This comment will self-destruct when it reaches the end of your screen.
What comes to mind are the ProStar Clevo laptops. They look very neutral if you turn off the back lit keyboard.
Just over budget, but I would recommend this build of a ProStar Clevo, which has the i7-8750H 6-core CPU, 16 GB of RAM, 250 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD, 1080p 120Hz very color accurate panel, and GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU. This should run games great. It weighs 4.4lbs and battery life should be around a few hours.
Now, you could consider the G7 but it has a weaker GPU and is heavier.
Hope you get better man,you can beat cancer i'm sure.
Now for the laptop looking at WoW specs i think around 600$ is a great price and no need to spend more so i suggest the acer aspire E15 with the mx150 and it should be more than enough:
oh and for streaming and such ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM dual cards.the gtx 1080 is more than enough and your current setup is perfect and there is no need to buy anything at all even for streaming,and even if you are serious i would suggest something like the i7-8700k(6 cores with higher FPS but worse streaming) or the ryzen 7 2700x(8 cores great for streaming) with an RTX2080ti (honestly your current card is more than enough and the RTX is throwing money away for the sake of it).
DO NOT buy dual cards as very few games will scale and that will be like 70% scaling at best and MOST games won't use the second card at all.
That laptop you posted has an older Ryzen processor, but still should be good enough.
The best choice, however, is the Acer Swift 3 that gets recommended a lot on this subreddit. This this is hands down the best laptop for students and really anyone doing anything but heavy gaming.
It has an 8 core CPU, compared to 4 cores on your suggested laptop, 8 GB of LPDDR4 compared to 8 GB of DDR4 (LPDDR4 is faster and more efficient), and a 512 GB SSD. It's also likely got better battery life (Ryzen 4000 series CPUs are amazingly efficient).
Obviously, it's a lot faster than the ASUS VivoBook you posted. However, it's your choice on whether you think the spec improvement in the Acer Swift 3 justifies the 80 dollar increase. Personally, I think it does, but your financial situation might be completely different than mine. There's no shame in just sticking with the laptop you picked out.
Just buy a usb to ethernet adapter!
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In this price range, I don't think you will be able to combine good gaming capability and portability. But the closest laptop to your specifications (slightly over budget) is the <strong>Acer Aspire E 15</strong>, with the i5-8250U processor, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB SSD storage, 1080p 15.6" display, and MX150 graphics card. This laptop should be able to run both of the games you listed with decent framerate around medium-high settings. Sadly, it is a bit heavy at 5.3lbs.
This? Razer Blade Stealth 13. Not 100% sure about the MX150 for your purposes, but it's better than integrated graphics, and I think that's all the XPS 13 has.
These are my thoughts without seeing the actual model, so they do not have reference values. Beware.
TL;DR (or maybe not? it's still long.)
It's XPS. The XPS. Dell has found their sweet spot and is unlikely to change, which is a good news for us.
So, all the pros for XPS 9560.
i5-8300H is actually capable to do many tremendous things so many people can think twice before paying for an i7.
Lower end configurations have surprisingly good value. Again, think twice for i7.
GTX 1050ti Max-Q is chicken dinner friendly. And is Montana's cheeseburger friendly. And is slightly better at graphics rendering. For many people struggling between gaming laptops and performance laptops, this will be make them pull the trigger.
Again, the inclusion of 1050ti MaxQ makes it dumb to buy Asus UX550VE. Or Macbook Pro 2017 so Dell has several months without a real competitor.
All cons for 9560.
Discouragingly expensive for high end models. $3000 for i9? Well Lenovo workstations can do it better. Or a dual setup. On the flip side, the also good 9560 will be way cheaper.
Killer 1535. Seriously? I mean, Dell, did you signed a soul selling contract with them? They need to spend $100+ for every complaint against wireless cards, which is, like, 100% of all purchases. For your interest, buy this and install it immediately upon purchase.
Fingerprint magnet. I cannot definitively say this because they may change the materials, but XPS 9560 gets dirty in all directions and requires frequent cleaning. This is usually undermined by reviewers but it may bug you so I mention it here.
Theres this Acer swift x thin and light laptop on amazon for about 4400 nis with tax, it's got a 5800u ryzen 7 processor, 3050ti gtx Nvidia graphics card,it weighs about 1.2kg, and 12 hour battery life(advertised), there's no reviews yet, but I'd put it on my radar until it comes out.
how about the <strong>Huawei Matebook X Pro?</strong> It has:
i5-8250U 4-core processor
3K 13.9" touchscreen display (3000 x 2000)
Weight of 2.9lbs and battery life up to 15 hours
The laptop runs Windows 10 Home. For what you're looking for, I just think you need a portable device with excellent battery life, so I think the Matebook X Pro is a good match.
I think the Gigabyte Aero 15X for $2300 would be a great fit for you.
It has the i7-8750H 6-core processor, 16 GB of RAM, 512 GB SSD, 144Hz 1080p 15.6" display, and GTX 1070 graphics card. It is quite portable; it weighs only 4.6lbs. Battery life is up to 10 hours. If you need more storage, you can add an M.2 500 GB or larger SSD yourself to reach 1 TB. These components will be great for games and CPU intensive programs for a few years. It has plenty of USB ports. The build quality should be very good. This laptop can handle its components' heat, but it may be a little loud according to reviews.
We got our daughter the Acer Aspire e15 at about the same age you're daughter is. She rocks Sims 4 on it (all day if we would let her). It doesn't have a touch screen, but it works perfectly for school work and Sims.
> the laptop has to come from Walmart.com ...
Well, that kinda limits your choices.
I would suggest this Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 15:
Quite powerful. You get a laptop with an i7 quad core, 16 GB of RAM and a PCIe SSD -> which means that Gradle builds should rather be quick.
Best value gaming laptop. 100% srgb and 300 nits
Here is the UserBenchmark comparison. It is about a +32% increase in performance, if you get the Max-Q GTX 1070.
If you want to get the full capabilities of a high refresh rate display, then you could shoot for the GTX 1070. Specifically, the <strong>PROSTAR Clevo P955ER</strong> would be a laptop that has a perfect pair between the display and graphics card.
In this case, since the i7 is a low-wattage version (because of the U), it is outperformed by the i5. Here's a comparison of the two processors.
And since the 970m outperforms the 960m by a factor of 3, I would go with the first laptop.
I would suggest the Lenovo Legion 5. It is a gaming laptop, so it will be a little bulky, but it will easily play most FPS at high framerates.
One of the best price-to-performance laptops that has decent build quality and thermals.
Something seems not quite right... that doesn't make a lot of sense. You might not get 120 FPS, depending on the game, but you should get much better performance out of a 1660ti than UHD 630. How did you enable your 1660ti? Do you have Nvidia's GeForce experience software installed? If not, go here:
Update Drivers & Optimal Playable Settings | NVIDIA GeForce Experience
And download and install this, and follow the prompts if it wants to update your drivers, etc.
No idea why you’re downvoted, but yes I agree with this. Although not sure about the seller, if I was OP I would rather go with the Amazon listing.
I think this is the biggest bang for buck laptop of the year.
The lenovo legion 5 (AMD)
8 core/16 Thread AMD Ryzen 4800H
16GB RAM (expandable)
Full RTX 2060 115W version
512GB SSD (expandable) (has 2 Nvme slots)
Intel wifi 6.
15.6" 1080p 144hz 300 nit brightness 100% sRGB coverage
Has a 60hWr battery that can be swapped for an 80 if you wish.
Avoid that. Buy this from Amazon, and if you cannot, you may visit your local computer shops to find used ones. That laptop is literally 3 years old so you might just get an used.
Pentiums are okay for most basic tasks but it slows down over time. And at that price I doubt the laptop has a quality that may last a few years.
I just helped my friend get this after a ton of research. SPECIFICALLY GET THE RYZEN 7 VERSION.
Forreal. For some reason the ryzen 7 4700U one is $650??? All the intel i5s were $750+, which is a less powerful cpu. Unfortunately, it only comes with 8gb ram. But you’re getting a hell of a cpu for super cheap. And it’s 500gb storage. However, if you want the 3x2 aspect ratio display you have to go with an i5, for more expensive. That being said, one complaint is that it gets to hot to actually max out the ryzen 7 anyway so you may as well go for the better screen and the i5.
Edit: specifically this one:
There are a bunch that are more expensive at 750/850 (with the Ryzen 7 4700U).
As /u/edit1754 already mentionedm the display resolution isn't the best one and you could get a better one with your budget.
For example this Lenovo IdeaPad U430:
or this one, which is just a little bit over your budget, the Asus Q501LA-BBI5T03:
And if you still go for one of these two you posted be aware that the Toshiba one is worse. It does have more RAM and a bigger HDD, but the CPU, the AMD A6, is far worse than an Intel i5.
If it's ten years old, even an SSD won't be able to make it that much faster.
for comparison the cpu of a 900 dollar 2009 laptop is crushed by the cpu of a 400 dollar laptop nowadays.
Honestly, you need a new laptop.
Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I checked out some YouTube videos and the legion 5 Ryzen 7 4800 looks like it will be perfect for his needs.
I found it on Amazon with a backpack bundle 16gb ram and 512gb sad for $100 more while looking for info, so went with that one.
Lenovo Legion 5 Gaming Laptop, 15" AMD Ryzen 7 with 17" Armored Backpack II Black Gaming Laptop Bag https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08JLHYCXW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_FWV9E03G810BP3G14EXD
Recommending Huawei Matebook D with i5 and MX150 for $700 is all you need for your requirements. Don't really need to spend more than this as your requirements are pretty simple.
The Asus Zenbooks are also worth looking into. This one may suit your needs:
ASUS ZenBook UX430UN UltraBook Laptop: 14" Matte NanoEdge FHD (1920x1080), 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8550U, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA MX150 Graphics, Backlit Keyboard, FingerPrint Reader, Windows 10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077BXRBK1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_53iKBbM97NYKC
Take a look at the Lenovo ThinkPad x230 (an ultralight, out now) and the ThinkPad x1 Carbon (out later this summer). Both will be compatible with the Lenovo USB 3 docking station, which I'm pretty sure supports dual displays (take a look at this for a little more information on that.. I'm not sure about the x1 Carbon, since it hasn't come out yet, but the x230 gets incredible battery life (7-9 hours with the 9-cell battery), can be configured to be ridiculously fast, and has a great keyboard.
There are probably more out there. If she wants to do more with her laptop like consuming media I would definitely go with the ASUS, but other than that I would choose the Macbook over the u430.
This is not the version with the dedicated GPU everybody is waiting for.
In my opinion for 700 bucks the Asus Q501LA-BBI5T03 is a better choice. Same CPU, more RAM, bigger HDD and a way better screen (IPS panel).
It's difficult to find a display that has both decent quality and a decent resolution at the same time, in 14". And that's in general, it's particularly difficult if you're looking for gaming capability at the same time -- and budget would constrain that even further.
The ASUS G46VW's display has surprisingly decent contrast considering what's usually the case for displays of its size and resolution. Unfortunately still has the rather-limiting resolution of 1366x768 (doesn't let you fit much onscreen), but it displays black at a reasonably dark level, and doesn't make colors show up quite as washed out as displays like the Y400's. Comes with a NVIDIA GTX 660M which should compare to the Y400's GT 750M, and weighs in at 5.5 lbs.
They're supposed to come out with a model with a 14" 1600x900 display. It's actually been released in Canada, but I've yet to find a listing in the US.
But actually, is it display size or just weight that you're concerned with? The MSI GE60 comes in at a bit lighter than the ASUS G46VW (5.3 lbs), is priced at $899 (no tax -- at least not enforced at purchase), comes with a still-decent NVIDIA GT 650M, and has a 15.6" 1920x1080 matte display.
EDIT: as for backlit keyboards, the G46VW does, but the GE60 doesn't.
But don't forget that bootcamping to windows takes up precious SSD space, since bootcamping means creating a separate partition for Windows. Also, if you intend to run the Macbook in bootcamp mode often, realize that the driver support will probably be sub-par and battery life will be worse compared to running OSX. -- source
For general purpose under $500, note the Asus K53E-BD4TD, i5-2430M, 4GB, 500GB, HD3000, 15.6" LED, 1377x768, for $450 at BBY right now. I'd jump all over that rather than an Acer.
Get this. 6 1/2 hour battery life. Can play Left 4 Dead 2 on Medium, below your price. 3GB of RAM.
I'd say go with the 3rd one, or go with this one. (All the others look sucky)
AMD A Series Processor
4GB RAM (8GB upgrade-able but you gotta do it yourself) DDR3
500GB Hard Drive
AMD 6650 graphics card
Widescreen LED-backlit high-definition (1366 x 768)
This Asus Laptop can run Minecraft & Team Fortress 2 on maximum settings. It has 5 hour battery life, 4GB of RAM, 15.6" Screen, 5.7 pounds, Quad-Core APU, and a 500GB HDD.
If you can stretch your budget a little higher, and For graphic design in this price range I would advise you to check this laptop
For more options, please check this link
Razer Blade 15 might be good
If you're looking for one of the best laptops, maybe look into the Dell XPS 15. It's one of the best windows laptops on the market right now and has top of the line specs with a skylake i7-6700HQ processor, 8GB of ram, 256gb PCIE SSD and a 960M graphics card. You can also find models with different configurations on amazon and through Dell's website.
It has one of the best screens, keyboards, and trackpads among windows laptops. And it has an extremely small bezel that makes it much more portable than the average 15.6 inch laptop. It's 960M graphics card would also allow you to easily play rocket league or even more demanding games with ease if you so choose. If you get the 1080p version it will also have an excellent battery that can last up to 10 or 11 hours of light use.
Ten bucks above your budget you can find the Dell Inspiron 15 i7559 on Amazon. Full HD IPS display, Intel i5 quad core, 256 GB SSD (it has a free 2.5 inch SATA bay), enough RAM and a Nvidia GTX 960M GPU. It will run games like Overwatch and CS:GO on the highest settings without issues.
If you budget is flexible enough, for gaming I would choose this <strong>Lenovo Legion Y7000</strong> (Intel Core i7-8750H Processor, Nvidia GTX 1060, 16 GB DDR4, 1 TB HDD + 128 GB SSD). If the price is same on Gamespot like on Amazon, it should be on your budget.
If you need still be under $1000, you can check this <strong>Asus Vivobook K570UD</strong>. It has 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8550U Processor, 15.6" Full HD (1920x1080) display, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD. Build quality is excellent with no creaking or unintended gaps between materials. The rough faux brushed aluminum surfaces help in hiding fingerprints and scratches. The lower cooling requirements mean a lighter and more portable system without sacrificing gaming performance or uncomfortably high core temperatures. I think the i7-8550U and GTX 1050 pairing is a good combo.
For school and video editing in this price range I would recommend the MSI PS42 it has a quad core CPU, an MX 150 GPU, 8GB of RAM upgradable to 32GB which is very rare in the Ultrabooks world, 512GB SSD for faster loading times, it weighs 2.3 lbs. , the battery life is around 7Hrs. and the screen covers 72% of NTSC .
How about this MSI P65 Creator 8RF-450US Ultra Thin Productivity / Gaming Laptop ? It has similar specs to the Razer Blade but handles heat better and is much more cost efficient. It has very similar aesthetics- extremely thin and sleek and has a full metal chassis. In addition, it has a great display so far, customers have been enjoying their purchase of ir.
I’m on the same boat. I was looking at the BB deal for acer nitro 5. https://slickdeals.net/f/12225160-best-buy-black-friday-acer-nitro-5-15-6-laptop-an515-53-55g9-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1050-ti-256gb-ssd-for-599-99?src=SiteSearchV2Algo1
Same amount 599 but had a ssd. Pretty much everything else is the same. They had overheating issues before so I’m still looking. There’s also the deal on dell g3 I believe. https://slickdeals.net/f/12294106-dell-g3-15-gaming-laptop-for-599?src=catpagev2
The Lenovo IdeaPad U530 really only starts to be worth considering if you're looking at getting the model third in the row that gets you the 1920x1080 display. None of the other three models -- the ones with the 1366x768-resolution displays -- are worth considering. 1366x768 resolution in a 15.6" display makes things onscreen rather large, the resolution itself doesn't let you fit much onscreen, and virtually all LCD panels used in laptops that are 15.6" with 1366x768 resolution are low-grade cheapo LCD panels with very poor image quality due to the grayish blacks and washed-out look brought on by a low contrast ratio.
Even then, the $1049 of the 1920x1080 model is a bit steep for what the laptop is, compared to a lot of the competition out there.
Two primary alternatives that comes to mind are the ASUS Q501LA mentioned by SaneBRZ, and the Acer Aspire V5-572P-6858.
Both of these get you a downright excellent 15.6" 1920x1080 IPS display -- which not only lets you fit a lot onscreen due to the resolution itself, is also an overall good quality LCD with high contrast and ultra-wide viewing angles. They both get you the touchscreen feature, and they both come in cheaper than the U530 Touch.
The Samsung Series 7 Chronos 770Z5E will soon be for sale in the states, weighs ~5lbs, under an inch thick, quad-core i7 processor, 1080P display, extremely long battery life, and a beefy Radeon 8870M that performs very well in just about all modern games, about on par with an Nvidia GTX670M. The Notebookcheck review of the German version was very positive. Pricing is likely to be around $1600. Far more portable than most "gaming" laptops.
Best Buy already is selling its slightly less beefy brother with a touch screen, the Samsung Series 7 NP780Z5E-S01UB for $1200, which still has a decent GPU, and other similar features.
Well, Ultrabooks were intended to be in the $800+ price bracket from the start because of Intel's relatively strict design requirements so it's unlikely there will be very many that have an introductory price below $800. That doesn't mean it's impossible though, since Lenovo is planning to release a few at $699 soon. If you watch the schedule in which Intel announces Ultrabook platforms, you may be able to nab a last generation model for a good price.
If you want something more specific, the trend I'm beginning to see is this:
Wash, rinse, repeat. Based on that, your best bet to get a good deal on a last generation Ultrabook would probably be between June and October.
The rMBP is pretty popular for resource-intensive programming work, especially if you're planning on doing dev work in both windows and os x. You can always run Yosemite in a virtual box (and vice versa with Windows), but having the option to bootcamp into Windows is helpful in some situations.
The baseline 15" version covers all of your spec requirements, and the build quality is excellent. If your work is covering the cost and you don't have any gaming requirements, there aren't really any downsides.
If you really don't want a mac (OS is a big deal when it comes to a laptop) why not look at the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus? I'm not sure what you meant by the lower res screen, this one is very nice.
How about a Thinkpad X220?
I'll admit the Intel HD graphics aren't great, but they are more than enough to play Source engine games.
I think OP means what the motherboard supports. Most laptops these days have 64bit OS, even cheap ones. It's just that some of the low end laptop motherboards only support a max of 4GB RAM.
Edit: There are definitely laptops out there sub $650 that support up to 8GB. First laptop I looked at on BestBuy.com is only $480 and supports up to 8GB. It only comes with 4gb though. You'll find that most will come with 4, but user upgradeable to 8.
Wouldn't an all-in-one basically be the same thing at that point?
I know Dell released the XPS M2010 back in 2006, and it didn't really get much traction. There just isn't much of a market for those things because an AIO is just about as portable.
I'd think something like the XPS One 27 would be a good fit. A 27" screen AIO would be the only way, besides a Macbook Pro retina, to get that level of resolution (2560x...).
You probably know this but there is a lot of software out there that chromebooks don't run. Apparently even if you put linux on them they don't really have the power to ruin eclipse. I haven't really done a lot of research on the topic, but if I were you I'd keep that in mind going forward.
Check out this question. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/11418183/eclipse-for-chrome
Using a USB flash drive. Its super easy with Win7/Ubuntu. MS even wrote their own instructions. and for Linux its as simple as downloading the Universal USB Installer.
If you are considering the IdeaPad 3 and are already considering a memory upgrade, I'd recommend just buying a Lenovo Legion 5. Same CPU/SSD, but it comes with 16gb RAM and 6gb of VRAM instead of 4gb. Otherwise between the two I'd pick the IdeaPad.
Sims is not a demanding game, so since you care about weight, I would recommend this Acer Swift 3 because it comes with everything you need, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Octa-Core CPU, 16GB of ram, good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 14 inch Full HD IPS screen, high build quality, USB Type-C that supports charging, and backlit keyboard.
If you are curious here is a list Amazon's best sellers check it out and let me know what you think.
I would recommend you to go with the very powerful <strong>Asus Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop,</strong> It is a gaming laptop but you won't feel you have one because of the sleek and lightweight build quality.
It is powered by AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS CPU and Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU, the combination makes this laptop a powerhouse, it will handle any AAA game you throw at it smoothly.
Despite the incredible specs, it is just 0.70 inches thick and weighs less than 4 pounds which is incredible.
Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, 15.6 inches Full HD IPS Display, AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, Vega 3 Graphics, 4GB DDR4, 128GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 in S Mode, A515-43-R19L, Silver https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RF1XD36/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_yvv6Fb2RTNQE9
This is the laptop I had earlier this year. It’s a cheap gaming laptop that can run most games on low settings
You would like me to send you a link to it on Amazon global? I think I gotcha covered
Edit: here ya go, I believe it has international shipping, as it still shows up when I filtered it.
When you click on deliver to, just hit "outside of US"
Hey, came from your username in an AskReddit thread like the thirsty hoe I am but I really hope this can help. I'd recommend a separate cintiq-style drawing tablet that attaches to the laptop- such as this along with a Helios 300 ~~(i7 7700HQ, GTX 1060, 16gb RAM and a 1TB HDD with a 256gb boot drive. These are available on Amazon for $1050 IIRC)~~ I read your post again, and this laptop is mostly plastic so not what you're looking for. Alternatively, there are Dell laptops around that price point, maybe a little higher, with similar specs and better build quality, but I'm not sure about which are aluminium.
There are size/portability tradeoffs with this, but there isn't really anything in your price range with the 1060 and a touchscreen so this is as close as it gets. You may be pleased to know that a tablet like this with a proper pen will be way better to use for drawing compared to a finger or soft tipped stylus, though, and that you should be able to use the tablet as a secondary monitor at home.
On Amazon, there is the <strong>Acer Predator Helios 500</strong>, but I'm not sure about its availability in Mexico. You could potentially get it shipped to Mexico. This laptop is the closest to what I could find to what you're looking for, Ryzen 7 2700 processor, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD storage, 1080p 17.3" 144Hz display, and RX Vega 56 graphics card.
I love my Acer Swift 3. Don't get the intel version, get the AMD Ryzen 7 version.
Here's the link to the one I got: Acer Swift 3 Thin & Light Laptop, 14" Full HD IPS, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Octa-Core Processor with Radeon Graphics, 8GB LPDDR4, 512GB NVMe SSD, WiFi 6, Backlit Keyboard, Fingerprint Reader, SF314-42-R9YN https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086KKKT15/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_3tDfFbQB3701K
Right now it is out of stock, but once it is back in stock I would recommend this Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming because it comes with i7 hexa core CPU which is one of the best in your budget and great for your usage, 16GB of RAM for smooth multitasking, Good SSD storage of 512GB for faster boot up and loading, 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, it comes with RTX 2060 GPU, and high build quality.
Due to the Virus a lot of laptops are being overpriced so make sure to check this list of overpriced laptops before you buy any laptop at the moment.
What do you think about this version of <strong>Acer Predator Helios 300</strong>? The price is CAD $1820.
Since you want a non-gamer design, how about the <strong>Dell G5 gaming laptop?</strong> It has:
i5-8300H 4-core processor
128 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD storage
1080p 15.6" display
GTX 1060 6 GB graphics card
Weight of 6.3lbs and battery life up to 6.5 hours
The laptop runs Windows 10 Home. It has a GTX 1060, stronger than the GTX 1050 Ti. It has the 8th gen i5 as you asked for.
If you want a high refresh rate, then you can pick up the <strong>ASUS ROG Strix Hero Edition Gaming laptop</strong> which has a 120Hz display, cheapest laptop on the market with a high refresh rate. The design isn't the worst I've seen for a gaming device.
> If you really need a budget to help it can't be higher than 1,000. I know that isn't much but that's is all I got at that moment, ...
It's more than enough. If you want to buy one now, you could go either for this Sony Vaio T15:
or this Asus Q501LA-BBI5T03:
Both laptops are more than powerful enough to run any office suite or for you browsing habbits. The Sony Vaio offers an optical drive and a SSD cache (which would make it faster) compared to the Asus laptop, the Asus has the better display (IPS display panel with better viewing angles and more vibrant colors). They are relatively light weight for 15.6 inch laptop, so if you want one day to do some group project or you need a laptop to write a paper at the library, it wouldn't be difficult to carry it around.
I think if you are able to talk him down to like $600ish it would be a decent deal if you want a MBA. The biggest positives of getting the MBA would be the build quality and portability. You will not find something with great build quality and portability like this laptop. Alternatively, the Acer V5-572P is a great laptop while still being portable for a 15.6" laptop and with the spare money you can install a 128GB SSD. Some other choices would be like the Lenovo U430.
The Lenovo U430 is exactly what you are looking for.
900p LED Touchscreen Display
Intel® 4th Generation Core™ i5
It is going to be a stretch to get 6 hour battery life, that's like the max I would expect from it doing normal office work and web browsing. I have always thought that the U series tried to replicate the Macbook design so you would appreciate that. Notebookcheck did a really in depth review so check that out.
ASUS Q501LA is your best option, but no SSD.
1080p 15.6" IPS Touchscreen Display
I just recently bought a 14" Lenovo u430 Touch from my local Best Buy, and I love it. It's one of the few laptops out now with a Haswell processor.
Battery life is about 5 hours, depending on screen brightness and how you use it. It has a full alluminum body, which feels great. The screen resolution is 1600x900 which is nice opposed to the 1366x768 that many ultrabooks opt for. I really like the touchpad and have also found myself using the touchscreen more than I would have thought.
I got mine for $680. Its worth noting this model is a Best Buy exclusive from what I have heard, and you must go through them to get it.
The ASUS Q501LA fulfills all your requirements, but is $50 over budget.
1080p IPS Touchscreen Display
What do you mean by most games? You're going to have to expand your budget more if you want to game while keeping your current specs.
It's certainly not worth 820 bucks. For $750 you can get the Asus Q501LA-BBI5T03:
Better display (not some low quality 768p TN panel), more RAM, more storage and most Asus laptops come with a free one year accidental damage coverage.
ASUS Q501LA is a solid choice.
1080p 15.6" Touchscreen Display
Backlit keyboard w/ num pad + HDMI
I don't have solid numbers on battery life, but with Haswell it should be relatively good. I'll post a person's thoughts on battery life off another forum.
>Second is battery life. This weekend I got on a Netflix kick (getting spooled-up for Breaking Bad's finale start this weekend) and watched all 8 5th season episodes in two sittings of four hours each. Unplugged, at about full volumn (audio is not very loud as the speakers are on the bottom edges) and half screen brightness, it used about 45% of a full charge through each evening sitting. While battery life is very subjective, I am extremely pleased as my last laptop MIGHT last 2 hours unplugged. I use it all the time now and only plug it in to recharge overnight.
The laptop you want doesn't exist yet. The new Haswell's are great, but they are dialing back some of the power to save battery life. You need to decide if you want a quad core power house OR a sleek and thin laptop with decent specs, and good battery life. I have been doing a lot of shopping the past few weeks, and I found this BB exclusive: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+15.6%26%2334%3B+Touch-Screen+Laptop+-+8GB+Memory+-+1TB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/8937158.p?id=1218954926513&skuId=8937158#tab=overview
It checks all the boxes for me. You will notice that it is an i7, but it is the new dual core haswell version with advanced hyper threading. Still, its not a desktop i7.
I already own a 512gb ssd that I will eventually install (scheduled delivery is tomorrow).
I don't know if that would be a good option for you since it involves opening up a brand new laptop, or paying someone to install one so you can keep the 1 year warranty.
You can get almost the same Toshiba laptop /u/BradFuller99 posted for less than 400 bucks at BestBuy.
Toshiba Satellite C55-A5204:
If you want a basic laptop for web browsing, watching movies, listening to music or office work, this would be a great deal.
You don't have to swallow your pride with the Asus Q200E. Similar specs @ $400. Store pickup only though.
How about this Lenovo IdeaPad U430:
It's pretty portable with a 14 inch form factor and a weight of 4.2 lbs, so you wouldn't have problems to take it to class. Battery life is also pretty decent, since it has a new Haswell ULV CPU. It should be around 6-7 hours with one charge.
I wouldn't even consider the Vaio T15 to begin with. The display, while 15.6" 1920x1080, is much worse in quality than a typical 15.6" 1920x1080 display. It suffers from poor contrast, which gets you grayish blacks and a washed out look.
For $749 new, you could just get the ASUS Q501LA, which has a much better display. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/15.6%22+Touch-Screen+Laptop+-+6GB+Memory+-+750GB+Hard+Drive/8937121.p?id=1218954925812&skuId=8937121&st=Q501LA&cp=1&lp=1
You could take a look at this Asus Q501LA-BBI5T03:
It has a gorgeous 1080p display (IPS panel), a new Haswell ULV CPU, 5-6 hours of battery life, weighs 5.1 lbs, a decent amount of storage and you can check it out at your local BestBuy with your girlfriend.
You should get this laptop i checked it out in store and its amazing. The screen is bright, the laptop is light weight, fourth generation haswell, and really nice build quality.
Maybe you can do some configurations in Windows Power Plan settings:
By the way, did you compare the difference in battery life (during light usage) of those two laptop models?
This is the Haswell version of the U410, but Bestbuy doesn't list the cache 32gb SSD that I thought these come with.
Well, I probably sound like a broken record, but take a look at this Asus Q501LA-BBI5T03:
Everything you wanted and more for 700 bucks (the display is gorgeous).
How about this Asus Q501LA-BBI5T03:
It doesn't have a dedicated GPU, so Guild Wars would probably only run on low to medium settings with a decent frame rate. The screen is an IPS panel, this results in good viewing angles, vibtrant colors and higher contrast values compared to normal TN panels. As for the keyboard, you can check it out at your local BestBuy.
Let us know which model(s) you're considering. It really depends on that.
I know, for example, the Inspiron 15R Touch is an absolutely awful value at $950 (you're in a price range where touchscreen laptops typically come with dedicated GPUs [however generally irrelevant if not gaming] and decent displays such as 15.6" 1920x1080), and even with a 25% discount it's hardly worth it.
That laptop, for one thing, has this option here as a much better alternative, priced almost 25% lower right off the bat: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/15.6%22+Touch-Screen+Laptop+-+6GB+Memory+-+750GB+Hard+Drive/8937121.p?id=1218954925812&skuId=8937121&st=q501la&cp=1&lp=1
But this may or may not be in line with what you need. If you fill out the form on the sidebar, we might be able to give you some recommendations, factoring in the Dell discount.
Chromebooks are running Google's Chrome OS, and it's Linux-based. So no.
If you want something that can run games in the sub-400$ range, i'd suggest this laptop. It has a decent GPU, which is enough to play most games (newer games at low settings, of course), including Sim City 5.
For it's price, it's pretty good. It's also one of the choice in the sidebar.
Are you willing to jump up to $800? If so, http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+14%26%2334%3B+Laptop+-+8GB+Memory+-+750GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/7674066.p?id=1218858193065&skuId=7674066 might be right up your alley.
EDIT: Screen is a little smaller, but it comes with the 15.6" screen standard resolution (768p)
Try that. It's on sale at $800 currently, packs a punch for a small little 14"
The sound quality seems to be fairly decent for a laptop. The battery lasts upward 3-4 hours. The res falls short (768p, however, the screen can be upgraded). Keyboard is backlit, typical of a 14". Has and HDMI slot. Screen is dim.
Actually, compared to other vendors, the build quality isn't that great. According to this, Apple actually came in 4th place. Aesthetically, they are very pleasing. There are certainly benefits. But unless you get a really great deal on one, it just isn't really worth the money. Even if Apple was significantly better you could buy two same specced ThinkPad Edges for the same price.
Acer Aspire V3-572G-54S6 Gaming Laptop - 15.6" WLED Backlit Screen, 4th Gen Intel Core i5-4210U (1.70GHz), 8GB DDR3L Memory, 1TB HDD, 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 840M Graphics, Windows 8.1
Yes, oops, I meant i5-7400.
I wouldn't pay attention to GHz as that isn't what makes a CPU 'fast or not'. More info here.
To get a good idea of the performance difference, you can compare them here.
The recommended desktop CPU (i5-7600k) is going to significantly outperform the 7300hq, with close to a 30% bump in just single core performance.
And this isn't even mentioning overclocking.
Gizmodo just did a full rundown of the best ultrabooks currently available. The MacBook air still dominates, but with gaming being a priority, you might feel differently. Check out the article, it's solid.
How about this one:
It looks like slightly better cpu, slightly worse gpu, plus an sd slot. Do you weight the gpu advantage greater?
Why not just spend $100 more and get the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga?
I don't know a ton about laptops enough to recommend one, but I know the Yoga is well-reviewed onother websites. I've been watching it and looking for a price drop for a while. Compared to the ASUS UX31A, it has a larger SSD, faster processor (i7 to i5), and can fold 180 degrees.
Whether or not it can handle those games, you'll see better game performance on this one with the A8-4500M (w/ the Radeon 7640G) instead of the A6-3420M (w/ the Radeon 6520G).
If you're looking at a $400 computer (particularly, but even when you have a higher budget), processor is generally one of the least important things to be concerned with, unless you can cite a particular need for processor performance. Most CPUs are plenty powerful enough for the majority of people and their uses.
If you're interested in gaming, perchance, then what you need to focus on is the GPU, not the processor. Something like this (although refurbished) has the AMD A8-4500M, which has a faster integrated GPU (Radeon 7640G) than the i3-3110M or i5-3210M have (Intel HD 4000).