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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by teedubbya, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. Jul 17, 2018 at 2:38 PM
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    teedubbya

    teedubbya [OP] I like fat booty

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    I’m looking for a work laptop/general use.
    PDF, PowerPoint, excel, video and web browsing.

    Never had a Chromebook, honestly hate windows, but never used Mac OS enough to like it either.

    Max $600, would like 2 in 1 / touchscreen feature.

    Was looking hard at this, but for a little more the market really opens up.

    https://www.amazon.com/C302CA-DHM4-...chromebook&dpPl=1&dpID=41LBkDN-S3L&ref=plSrch


    https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/263528867236
     
  2. Jul 17, 2018 at 2:44 PM
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    A Chromebook pretty much means you will need to rely on alot of online storage accounts and a network connection to use a lot of the apps available. For work purposes it can be limiting.

    Id sadly have to settle for a windows pc/laptop. I would also try to see if i could find something with the icore 5 processor. Solely because its compatible with win7. The icore 7 is only compatible with win 10.

    Asus is definitely a brand to shop.
     
  5. Jul 17, 2018 at 6:32 PM
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    For your uses, yep skip the Chromebook, the OS consumes a lot of the built-in storage. As soon as you install some basic office apps, load files etc, it'll be full and slow. They're mainly meant for surfing and online media streaming.

    Ideally, the specs you want are a late model processor (8th gen i5) which will run cooler with less fan noise, faster, give you more battery life; at least 8GB RAM; 256GB SSD storage and IPS screen. SSD's work like smartphones, instant ON, fast all around; IPS are better screens with good viewing angles. Neither is a must, great to have.

    Anything 14" and smaller will be portable around the house, on your lap, and travel friendly but will be more costly, unlikely within your budget at those specs. Anything 15.6" and bigger will be tabletop, full-size keyboard.

    I prefer aluminum shells over plastic but again probably over your budget.

    Choose something here with a high rating. Be sure to read the comments for additional savings and/or better alternatives posted by forum members:

    https://slickdeals.net/newsearch.ph...10&forumid[]=54&forumid[]=39&forumid[]=13&r=1
     
  6. Jul 17, 2018 at 6:39 PM
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    buy an AMD Ryzen based PC

    you'll never get anything good in a pre-built for that price range if you go with Intel. expect it to have a minimal life and terrible performance that you'll get fed up with quickly.

    Unless you absolutely NEED a mobile solution, I suggest building your own desktop. If not, save your money for a AMD Ryzen based laptop, their multicore performance is meant for multitasking, unlike Intel that'll choke quickly. whatever you do, don't by an overpriced, under-performing Mac :cringe:

    come join the dark side...

    AMD4lyfe
     
  7. Jul 17, 2018 at 6:46 PM
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    teedubbya [OP] I like fat booty

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    There are so many options, though :/

    Thanks for the input
     
  8. Jul 17, 2018 at 7:18 PM
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    Go through ebates and get 10% cashback, 30d returns.

    https://slickdeals.net/f/11829883-d...ree-shipping?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo

    It's not a SSD but you can have a computer shop transplant one later if it ever breaks down or if you want something faster, something I'd do myself, easy DIY.
    1TB is a ton of storage, it just won't be a fast bootup nor super quick with apps, likely good enough for you though.
     
  9. Jul 18, 2018 at 11:51 AM
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    What makes that one better than the other options in that price range that have SSD?

    I may just say fugg it and get an apple, but even then they got models from $600-$2500 lol
     
  10. Jul 18, 2018 at 1:08 PM
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    It be a better deal if it had an SSD in it but I'm working within your initial price range. If you're willing to spend more, get this instead which is in line with the fit/finish of a Macbook. Keep in mind it's 13.3", use ebates for 10% cashback.

    http://outlet.us.dell.com/ArbOnlineSales/Online/SecondaryInventorySearch.aspx?c=us&cs=22&l=en&s=dfh&sign=PXhcOSHtr1T4IOw/PR7Udax6oV+BIV1f55lEEPdhKZm/ks/etJo8p1aK/+NCX7PiuP37JVKEt0dv9RY8zW0Y7C9H6C5gZ0MKQQq/O27zwYuGzjLaCmbsxTXK96x3ZHT84NESO1P0w3fqf5HP1n+d11yM2IWbgeonHHUjFdhXDNtSQiSsg9+kz5l2bHVE4+RU29e5/EXVhyE=&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

    I think you should go to Bestbuy or Staples and handle various size laptops from 12" to 17" and first figure out your preference for size and portability.

    You can always go Apple if you don't mind paying the premium, I actually prefer using OSX. I'm typing on a Macbook right now and I use a 5K iMac for photo editing. We also have PC's in the house, I use to build them, and my wife has a Asus Zenbook. At work, I use a military grade Panasonic Toughbook. In the past I would transplant SSD's into laptops, instant noticeable improvement. These days SSD's are commonly soldered chip boards to reduce size in ultrabooks and Macs, and can't be upgraded.
     
  11. Jul 18, 2018 at 1:18 PM
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  12. Jul 18, 2018 at 6:44 PM
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    teedubbya [OP] I like fat booty

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    Couldn’t get that link to work
    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsun...drive-platinum-silver/5712022.p?skuId=5712022

    Thoughts? GeForce. Can probably get it closer to $600
     
  13. Jul 18, 2018 at 8:51 PM
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