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Low Quality TN Displays

A lot of laptops today still use low quality TN displays. The quality is worse than IPS or good TN. This is the case for many 1080p displays that aren't listed as IPS or 120Hz+, and nearly all displays 768p/900p.

Comparison pictures: 1, 2, 3, 4

Notable models:

  • Many Thinkpads, Latitudes, Probooks with base screen options.
  • Many lower priced laptops, even in price ranges were decent displays are available.

There may be other concerns too such as colorspace or response times. Many IPS displays are far from perfect still.

False High-Res Displays

Some laptops that list high resolutions (1440p through 4K) use "PenTile" RG/BW or WR/GB matrix panels instead of RGB/RGB. These trick consumers because the listed resolution numbers are the same, but the detail is less, and they produce artifacts. These have mostly been phased out, but are still present or available in some models.

Notable models:

  • EUROCOM Tornado F5/F5W/X4C
  • Clevo w/ Samsung/LG '4K' 15.6"

Note: Sharp and OLED Samsung panels are true 4K.

Confusing CPU branding

U-series vs H-series, and 2-core vs 4-core, mean more than Core i5 vs Core i7. The difference between an "i5" 8250U and "i7" 8550U is less than it might sound like. An "i5" 8300H is more powerful than either. More info is available here.

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/r/SuggestALaptop

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Looking for a 2 in 1 laptop for school

  • Total budget (in local currency) and country of purchase. Please do not use USD unless purchasing in the
  • £500
  • Are you open to refurbs/used? Yes
  • How would you prioritize form factor (ultrabook, 2-in-1, etc.), build quality, performance, and battery life? Needs to be 2 in 1, battery life is a massive priority
  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Needs to be relatively light since I am taking it to school daily, thinness is irrelvant
  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 10 inches plus
  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Just basic windows programmes as well as browsers
  • 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)? Obviously touch-screen but the rest don't apply spare maybe a good build quality and a stylist
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2024/05/20
14:59 UTC

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[ITALY] [1.3k max] Ultra thin laptop for uni

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Are you open to refurbs/used? Amazon Warehouse only
  • How would you prioritize form factor (ultrabook, 2-in-1, etc.), build quality, performance, and battery life? I need a good battery life (up to 8h) and good build quality. Performance speaking, I just use it for browing internet, powerpoints, writing documents and some software (ArcGIS, MatLab and other modeling software, nothing too much heavy)
  • How important is weight and thinness to you? A lot
  • Do you have a preferred screen size? 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)? Just good build quality, no other things listed there needed. 16gb/512gb would be perfect I think.
  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. If I could I would buy a Macbook Air M2, but nearly every software I need doesn't have native comatibility and I don't want to have hassle with Parallels, so MacOS is a no unfortunately. I saw some Samsung Galaxy Book and Microsoft Surface and they look great, but reviews have mixed feelings (like Samsung one has a shit build quality and Microsoft one has a shit battery life).
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2024/05/20
14:50 UTC

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Which of the two is better?

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2024/05/20
14:27 UTC

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Need to replace my Dell XPS 13 from 2015. What are the best alternatives?

Hi!

My Dell XPS 13 from 2015 is on its last legs after almost ten years and I need a replacement before Microsoft stops updating it somewhere in 2025.

My use case and requirements:

  • I use the laptop mostly at home, sometimes on the couch, sometimes at the dinner table or at a desk. Sometimes plugged in to an external 27" monitor. Researching things online, writing emails, reading the paper, etc. Nothing really fancy.

  • Build quality is quite important. The XPS 13 is partly from aluminium and its hinges and everything are very strong and sturdy. When typing, the keyboard doesn't bend, etc. I find that a lot of Windows laptops are really lacking in build quality.

  • A dedicated graphics card won't be necessary. That doesn't mean a cheap laptop will suffice, since these often have bad build quality.

  • Not a huge fan of all the bloatware on Windows laptops, but I could do a fresh install of Windows.

  • Prices vary a lot in my country from the US prices, so I'm not sure if that is valuable information. As long as it's not very expensive for me (think >$1500 after tax).

What I've found:

  • The new Dell XPS. It is however quite expensive and I dislike its new looks.
  • Dell Inspiron. Great price, but I don't know how sturdy it is in comparison to my current XPS.
    • For example: at work I use a Dell Latitude and it's awful. The keyboard bends, the trackpad doesn't use Microsoft Precision Drivers, it's bulky, etc. I really don't want something like that.
  • Asus Zenbook. I don't hear great things about the build quality.
  • Macbook Air M2/M3. I like Macbooks and own an iPhone, but the price is steep. The battery life of the Macbook is amazing and the longevity of Macbooks is great.

Do you have any other suggestions or things I might be missing? Thanks!

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2024/05/20
14:12 UTC

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Which laptop should I get? Budget ~1300$ in India

Hi guys, I am buying a laptop and can use your suggestions. My budget is 1.3 lac INR ~1300$

My main purpose is coding, learning and development purposes. (I game lite, but that is not important)

Now, I had some shortlists,

Apple macbook air M2/M3 16GB ram 256 SSD (macbook pro M2 unavailable in india) not sure about Macbook pro m3 with 8gb ram and 256 SSD.

Or best In budget below windows laptop with awesome configuration.

https://www.lenovo.com/in/en/p/laptops/ideapad/ideapad-500-series/lenovo-ideapad-pro-5i-gen-9-(14-inch-intel)/83d2001gin

or with similar windows config.

Well, I have never used a mac laptop, but sure like the luxury to use it and take my chances.

Really confused on options or which should I go with.

Will macbook air be able to handle development, laptop buying is so confusing these days and apple being an a** on pricing with upgrades.

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2024/05/20
14:03 UTC

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Is there any better laptop than Macbook air M2 for 1k€?

Hi redditors, Windows guy here, already have a nice setup for gaming/editing at home but now I am looking for a laptop for photo/video editing when traveling. I would prefer it was a PC but can't find a better option for the money than the air m2. Any recommendations will be appreciated. Things I'd like for this laptop:

-~1000eur -Long life battery. -Windows OS -13-14 inches -1-2kg weight -Minimalist design

I don't need touch screen or weird laptops Thank you guys

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2024/05/20
14:02 UTC

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I would love to know your thoughts on these 3 laptops

Hi All, Im looking at these 3 laptops, my main focus is battery life for long days of uni work:

  1. ASUS ZenBook 14 UM3402YA-KP376W https://tweakers.net/pricewatch/1993560/asus-zenbook-14-um3402ya-kp376w/specificaties/
  2. Lenovo IdeaPad Pro 5 14ARP8 (83AN0003MH) https://tweakers.net/pricewatch/1945882/lenovo-ideapad-pro-5-14arp8-83an0003mh/specificaties/
  3. Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14APH8 (82Y80024MH) https://tweakers.net/pricewatch/1962918/lenovo-yoga-pro-7-14aph8-82y80024mh/specificaties/

There are all the same price atm = 750 EUR. I would love to know what you guys think could be best for battery life and general use for university.

EDIT: I added the questionaire

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

Total budget (in local currency) and country of purchase. Please do not use USD unless purchasing in the US:

  • €800 max, Netherlands

Are you open to refurbs/used?

  • Not open to refurb, but open to open box

How would you prioritize form factor (ultrabook, 2-in-1, etc.), build quality, performance, and battery life?

  • Battery life, build quality, form factor, performance

How important is weight and thinness to you?

  • Important, but secondary to battery life and build quality

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

  • 14 inches

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

  • No video or photo editing; mainly office applications, web browsing

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

  • Not focused on 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 keyboard, reliable build quality, and decent touchpad

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

  • None
5 Comments
2024/05/20
13:23 UTC

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Quiet Windows laptop for programming

  • Total budget (in local currency) and country of purchase. Please do not use USD unless purchasing in the US: max 1500 EUR (1600 USD), but ideally 1200 EUR or less. Belgium (or Netherlands, since I want QWERTY)
  • Are you open to refurbs/used? no
  • How would you prioritize form factor (ultrabook, 2-in-1, etc.), build quality, performance, and battery life? performance > battery life > form factor
  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Important - nothing over 2 kg
  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Max 15 inch
  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Occasional use of Photoshop
  • 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)? Good display, ideally matted. Good keyboard (backlit would be nice). Figerprint sensor and touchscreen are optional. Strong prefference for USB-C charging.
  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. min 32 GB RAM, min 512 GB SSD. I hate fan noise, so quiet with good performance is the main requirement!
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2024/05/20
13:08 UTC

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Country: US Budget: ~3k Looking to upgrade to a Asus Scar 18 - 4080 gpu, or is there another laptop that would fit better

Total budget (in local currency) and country of purchase. Please do not use USD unless purchasing in the US:

● US and ~$3,000 USD

Are you open to refurbs/used?

● No

How would you prioritize form factor (ultrabook, 2-in-1, etc.), build quality, performance, and battery life?

● Build Quality and Performance are important

How important is weight and thinness to you?

● Not important, Temperature management is most important

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

● 17" or 18"

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

● Gaming: old games to new demanding games (like Grey Zone Warfare or whatever else is as demanding)

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

● Ultra settings; as high as possible

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

● Yes, I'm not worried about a finger print reader or touch screen though

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

Temperature is the most important aspect to me because it goes hand-in-hand with the longevity of the laptop. I currently own a Razer Blade 15 from 2018 (1070 max-q w/ 8gb of VRAM). It is a good laptop that has lasted longer than I thought it would, but it has some issues. It is all aluminum, which in my opinion, makes the entire laptop get hot very quickly, and stay hot (I use to live in a renovsted garage that had horrible insulation and a crappy AC wall unit, so that definitely didn't help). This is why I prefer a quality plastic build, but it could be a case of "the grass looks greener on the other side." So I'm not entirely closed minded to owning another metal laptop.

Also, I feel like I need a laptop w/ 12-16gb of VRAM, because my current laptop can no longer play Ready or Not and can crash randomly while playing 6 Days in Fallujah and Squad (message pops up stating I ran out of video memory).

I plan on getting the Thermaltake 200mm fan cooling pad and also getting a small desk fan from vornado. My current setup uses both a cooling pad and a side fan that I angle(45-55 degree angle) to blow air underneath the cooling pad. Thanks for the help, and also, if you own a Scar 18, please let me know how you like it; i keep reading differing opinions about it (coil whine, blacklight bleed, etc)

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2024/05/20
12:40 UTC

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Need a Laptop for playing the Sims 4, reasonable future proof for Sims 5(?) on a budget (600 euros).

I guess I'm at the right Reddit here. I want to buy a "gaming" laptop for my wife for her birthday. She is crazy about the Sims 4 and is playing it now on a crappy school laptop that can't even reach a reasonable Frame rate. So I would like to buy her a new one. I love in Holland, so price will be in Euros.

The laptop needs to be/have: Size: 15,6 inch, not too heavy Play the Sims 4 smoothly and on the highest setting if possible with mods and DLC A reasonable battery. Bonus points for a "game mode" I guess. She plays the Sims mostly near a power output, but it will be a bonus if the laptop is useable for school as well, so with a bit of higher battery capacity. Price: I hope it is possible under 600 euros, at a stretch I would dish out 700 tho. Everything under this price is a bonus.

Bonus (nice if it would have these features but not necessary) Reasonably thin RGB keys (girls... You know...) Future proofing I guess? Maybe if the Sims 5 comes out it would be nice to have the possibility to upgrade it. Windows!

Hopefully you guys can help me out. I see a lot of information, but most posts are a bit older, I'm a complete technical noob 😅. Most budget options I find are very expensive in and around Holland so that sucks.

Would this be a good one for example?

https://www.mediamarkt.nl/nl/product/_acer-aspire-3-a315-44p-r8b9-156-inch-amd-ryzen-7-16-gb-512-gb-1790920.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=&utm_term=&utm_content=1790920&gclsrc=aw.ds&gad_source=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjw6auyBhDzARIsALIo6v_n0q2tgDksfkq7q8qtVn-EipyP1Fd20bnjYrpNNT0CP8LefZmJdhAaAjraEALw_wcB

2 Comments
2024/05/20
12:21 UTC

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Best laptop for $600

I was looking for a laptop for business, doing some light gaming on Roblox, and opening multiple tabs. I am working on a budget of $600-$700. There were so many options, so I was unsure which laptop to choose. Can you give me some recommendations?

4 Comments
2024/05/20
12:09 UTC

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ASUS Vivobook Pro 15 OLED - is there a catch?

I am planning on getting an ASUS Vivobook Pro 15 OLED with an RTX 3050 - either M3500QC-L1502WS (R5 5600h/16gb/512gb) or M3500QC-L1712WS (R7 5800H/16gb/1TB). I am a student starting university soon and I want it to last 4-5 years. I'll mostly be using it for college work like coding and web browsing with many tabs open. I also want to be able to play modern games occasionally (say something like the Witcher 3) on low or medium settings. esports gaming isn't something I'm interested in so the lower 60 hz screen isn't an issue.

I am considering this laptop mostly because of the lighter weight, much better screen, better battery and design as compared to a gaming laptop. As gaming isn't my primary use case, I don't mind playing on lower settings as long as I can just run the game comfortably. I mostly want to be able to use the laptop for student work and make it last for 4-5 years. The price also sits in my budget, which is around 60-70k rupees (around 720-800 US dollars). I didn't consider gaming laptops like the victus because I found the screen to be extremely dim in bright light.

That said, is there a catch to getting all of these specs at this price? Does this laptop have any major issues that I should be aware of? I know it's not intended for gaming like a gaming laptop, but I won't be using it consistently for gaming either. If there are any issues that I should know of, or if any of you have some personal experience with it, please share. I am pretty happy with how the laptop looks on paper.

3 Comments
2024/05/20
11:56 UTC

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Help with Choosing a Laptop

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Total budget--600- 1200 USD
  • Are you open to refurbs/used?-No
  • How would you prioritize form factor (ultrabook, 2-in-1, etc.), build quality, performance, and battery life?- I use my laptop as my primary computer--heavy use. In the past I've gone for flip types because of the durability of the hinge (I've dealt with broken hinges in the past and prefer metal/stronger construction), although I don't typically flip/convert them and use like a pad. I use Google programs a lot (Chome, Docs) have lots of tabs open, work with documentation on Ancestry, stream videos, play light games (BigFish games) I typically leave my computer charging all the time and go through multiple plugs--wish I had one that would charge on the right side. My last Lenovo ran very hot as it aged which I disliked.
  • How important is weight and thinness to you?- durability over weight--don't take it out except on vacations
  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.-16" or bigger. I'm over 50 and value screen size over weight.
  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.-I tend to do multiple things at once (streaming while playing a game, while working on genealogy) I'm a private teacher/tutor and do a lot of research and lesson planning.
  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?-light games (Big Fish)
  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?-backlit keyboard, touchscreen, my son said I should value a thunderbolt port charger--no clue why or if that's correct. I do like the thought of a digital pen but have no idea if I'd actually use one.
  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I've been happy with my last couple of Lenovo Yogas but Lenovo seems to have gotten pricey--fewer deals. I've been looking at Dell this morning--they seem to have lots of good clearance sales. I'm wondering if I should switch to a Dell--they seem to have AMD 5 or 7 processors. I've always had Intel in the past and viewed AMD as lesser. Is this correct thinking. I'm not sure what specs I need for my typical usage... THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP IN ADVANCE!!!! : )
8 Comments
2024/05/20
11:50 UTC

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HP Spectre x360 14 inch vs Asus Zenbook 14 OLED

Hi everyone.

I'm a computer science student who also utilizes google docs a lot as well as Office 365. I also like to just watch Netflix or YouTube a lot. I was looking for a laptop to buy as my current work laptop is the Asus Tuf A15 1650ti which isn't exactly great for regular workloads due to bulk and poor battery life.

I'm deciding between the spectre and zenbook both with core ultra 7. Both have 3k oled displays which I'd really want as I watch a lot of youtube and content in general. Performance obviously matters as well due to my major and some general workloads. I don't work much with 3d software and I won't be playing games on this laptop as well so graphical performance matters less. My Asus Tuf averages like just above an hour in terms of battery life so battery life is quite important for me as I don't want to continously charge throughout my day.

So I'm hoping if yall could weigh in and help me decide between these 2 laptops. Their price is similar for me, all I really care about is battery life, display, performance and obviously build quality, speakers, fan noise, thermals etc matter as well so I'd appreciate any help.

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2024/05/20
11:20 UTC

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Budget laptop to play HON

Could anyone recommend a budget laptop capable of running Heroes of Newerth at maximum graphics? Please note that this is the only game that is planned to be played on the laptop 😅

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2024/05/20
10:47 UTC

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Does anyone require a guide to pick the best laptop for specific guides? (BY AQUATICARROW)

If some knows who i am i created the laptop components guide! and i've saw many people still needing questions about a good laptop for work, school, their children, their parents. etc. so if you required one you can just ask right here and maybe i can create a guide to let you and others know how to pick a laptop. "PSA: If you required a gaming laptop guide i will give u a link to the post."

Why am i doing this? i am just straight up bored. thats why.

5 Comments
2024/05/20
10:21 UTC

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Hi everyone, i need some help with my first purchase/build of a decent laptop. I'm a plc coder and gamer

Hi everyone, I've got an old 2014 MSI that's on its last legs... i'm a PLC coder & Gamer so i use my current laptop for coding and gaming. It’s a I7-6700 which i believe is a 6th gen processor and a gtx970 which i know is old too and has 16Gb of ram.

My budget is around 800£ and based in the uk

I'm struggling on what i would actually need to buy/build spec wise as there is so many options out there when looking for my next laptop.

I've currently got zero apps open apart from chrome & valorant & nordvpn but i'm using 82 percent memory and 52 percent cpu and 24 percent gpu according to task manager and my laptop is hot. when i'm coding it uses roughly 60 percent of my CPU too but doesn't get as hot as when i'm gaming.

If you could provide any advise on what i should be looking for that would be great as i don't want to overspend on unnecessary stuff i don't need, as i've seen gaming laptops with an 14 gen I9 and 4070GTX but I'm not sure that's something i would need?

Thank you :)

2 Comments
2024/05/20
10:19 UTC

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Budget friendly laptop for CAD, games and Office 365

Total budget: 700€

Are you open to refurbs/used?

Yes, if they function properly and have a good battery.

How would you prioritize form factor (ultrabook, 2-in-1, etc.), build quality, performance, and battery life?

Battery life and performance as best as possible for my budget.

How important is weight and thinness to you?

Unimportant.

Do you have a preferred screen size?

None

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

AutoCAD, Sims4, Minecraft, Cities Skylines, Euro Truck Simulator 2, Office 365 and probably more games in the future.

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

Standard.

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

Touchscreen would be great but if its not possible then thats also okay.

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2024/05/20
10:16 UTC

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Need a laptop for mom

  • Total budget (in local currency) and country of purchase. Please do not use USD unless purchasing in the US:- 3000 AED (800usd)
  • Are you open to refurbs/used? no
  • How would you prioritize form factor (ultrabook, 2-in-1, etc.), build quality, performance, and battery life?- Thin and light. Good build and battery life needed.
  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Important
  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15 inch
  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Just casual browsing and playing videos.
  • 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)? Good display needed. OLED, QHD or 120Hz would be nice.
  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I'd prefer Lenovo, HP, Dell or ASUS.
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2024/05/20
10:09 UTC

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Laptop for Graphic / 3D / CAD with no bells and whistles under 600 euros. (Budget indicative of Italian laptop market)

I'm a first year student in Design and Comunication and I need a beefier laptop to handle photoshop, AutoCAD, Blender, Rhino etc... .

I have a main tower with good specs [Ryzen 5 3600, 32gb, rx 580 8gb (I know, old card, gotta upgrade soon)] but when I'm working in Uni my ASUS from 2016~ with i3-5100 and GT 920m isn't cutting it. Only Rhino is still usable. I've upgraded it as much has it can handle and for general tasks is perfect (4 to 12 gb RAM and an SSD).

I have a very tight budget for the components I need, and I value upgradabilty (rare thing these days). I'm out of the loop in terms of modern day specs, and need raccomandation for the best cheap performance out there. Preferably NVIDIA, for CUDA and such, but anything goes.

Thank you in advance

(P.S.: sorry for rusty english, I'm from spaghetti land)

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Total budget (in local currency) and country of purchase. Please do not use USD unless purchasing in the US: 600 euros
  • Are you open to refurbs/used? yes
  • How would you prioritize form factor (ultrabook, 2-in-1, etc.), build quality, performance, and battery life? performance
  • How important is weight and thinness to you? couldn't care less
  • 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. yes, Photoshop, Blender, etc...
  • 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)? upgradability
0 Comments
2024/05/20
09:33 UTC

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Need recommendations!!

I’m looking for a reliable laptop for school/work, it doesn’t need to be fancy. I have a very low budget, somewhere around or under $250 but no more than $300. If it can run some simple games that’s a bonus! I’ve had horrible luck with laptops in the past two years so I’m hoping whatever I find will work. Thank you!!

1 Comment
2024/05/20
08:05 UTC

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New MacBook advice wanted!

I just sold my Apple MacBook Pro 2017 13" i5. Now I am currently looking for a new one. I mainly use it for light work such as Microsoft Office software and the internet. In addition, I use it occasionally for programs such as Photoshop or Illustrator, in which I quickly make some social media posts, nothing special. Now I was wondering whether it is worth waiting for the m4 processor or whether a MacBook with an m3 processor is sufficient. In addition, I was wondering, since I obviously come from a very old slow one, whether a MacBook Air is sufficient for these tasks or whether you necessarily have to go for a pro. The budget depends on various choices but preferably as cheap as possible.

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Total budget (in local currency) and country of purchase. Please do not use USD unless purchasing in the US: ~
  • Are you open to refurbs/used? Yes
  • How would you prioritize form factor (ultrabook, 2-in-1, etc.), build quality, performance, and battery life? build quality, performance, battery life.
  • How important is weight and thinness to you? very
  • 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. Illustrator & Photoshop
  • 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)? N/A
  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. See above.
1 Comment
2024/05/20
06:36 UTC

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Highschool Student

Just a high school student looking for a laptop under 300$ that can handle minor workloads like Microsoft teams and chrome but not be insanely slow.

3 Comments
2024/05/20
05:59 UTC

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Is Ryzen 7 7730u is good processor for laptop

Dear Friends, Tell me Ryzen 7 7730u with 16 GB DDR4 RAM is Good deal or not

Laptop model - Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 AMD Ryzen 7 Octa Core 7730U - (16 GB/512 GB SSD/Windows 11 Home) 14ABR8 Thin and Light Laptop

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2024/05/20
05:10 UTC

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College laptop, 3d modeling, light gaming

  • Total budget (in local currency) and country of purchase:
    • -Below $1500 USD-
  • Are you open to refurbs/used?
    • Only open box stuff from like BestBuy and whatnot.
  • How would you prioritize form factor (ultrabook, 2-in-1, etc.), build quality, performance, and battery life?
    • Don't necessarily need a 2 in 1 or touch display. Battery life is also not huge, performance is more important.
  • How important is weight and thinness to you?
    • Not important.
  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.
    • Looking for anywhere from 13-15inch screen
  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.
    • Yes CAD, Solidworks, Inventor, Autocad.
    • Some video editing, Davinci Resolve
    • Some gaming, nothing serious, Valorant, Minecraft etc.
  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?
    • Ex. I would like to play games like Valorant at hopefully 120fps with medium to low settings. Or 165fps if the laptop is a 165hz.
  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.
    • Not sure the graphics capabilities of many CPU's
      • Was looking at the Core Ultra 7 and 9, lmk if the interegrated graphics in those would be able to withstand the gaming aspect.
    • If you think a dedicated GPU is needed lmk, was looking at stuff with like an Ultra 7 155 and 3050, 4050, or 4060.

Thank you for any recommendations or guidance!

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2024/05/20
04:42 UTC

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2024/05/20
04:16 UTC

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Chromebook to use as a youtube machine. Good speakers, etc. 200-800 USD budget

**LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE**
 
* **Total budget (in local currency) and country of purchase. Please do not use USD unless purchasing in the US:**
 
200-800 USD
 
* **Are you open to refurbs/used?**
 
I guess, but I'll probably buy new
 
* **How would you prioritize form factor (ultrabook, 2-in-1, etc.), build quality, performance, and battery life?**
 
It'll be a media consumption device. typically plugged in playing videos on youtube.
 
* **How important is weight and thinness to you?**
 
Not too important, but dont want a chunker
 
* **Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.** 
 
Not really. Something between 11 and 13 seems like itd be nice
 
* **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)?** 
 
Good speakers would be nice
 
* **Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.**
 
just need somethign for an older family to use as a youtube machine. chromebook only.
 
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2024/05/20
03:26 UTC

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Need a chromebook, specifically for media consumption

Bonus for nice speakers, screen doesn't have to be terribly large, but something that isn't complete crap is nice. budget from 200 to like 800 USD

2 Comments
2024/05/20
03:22 UTC

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Laptop recommendations for college?

I recently did a post, but wasn't specific enough, so this is a redo. I'm looking for a laptop that's at least 14 inches and has a screen quality of over 1080p. Would like something that doesn't get too loud from fan noise or too hot. Also a good battery life is a must since I'll be out to class for a large part of the day. Buying from the United States and my budget is anything less than two thousand dollars, but preferably less when on sale. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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2024/05/20
02:50 UTC

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What’s the best laptop for college (Bio and Chem Major)

I just graduated highschool, and I’m looking for an affordable laptop for a biology and chemistry major. It would be a bonus if it could handle gaming but if not it’s okay haha.

4 Comments
2024/05/20
02:32 UTC

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