Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-5718SLV Signature Edition 15.6-Inch Laptop (i5-4210U Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 10 Home), Silver Black

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Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-5718SLV Signature Edition 15.6-Inch Laptop (i5-4210U Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 10 Home), Silver Black

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Discussion and Reviews on Reddit

Is this laptop suitable for editing FIFA videos does anyone know? [R]

1 year, 11 months agodanh951 posted submission on FIFA.
Sept. 23, 2017

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1 year, 11 months agodanh951 posted on FIFA.
Sept. 23, 2017

No worries dude, if you have a 4k monitor you'd probably be better off buying a computer tower and keyboard and hooking them all up together. This laptop is very much entry level and will perform the most basic of tasks, facebook, twitter, shit like that.

For ypur budget you might want to save a bit more and look at this Dell brand laptop if you need a laptop rather than a home computer: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018LH6FWK/ref=cmswsu_dp

Anything you want [R]

2 years, 10 months agoNov. 1, 2016

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2 years, 10 months agoEyePlay posted on RandomActsOfGaming.
Nov. 1, 2016

Well, shit. I'll take stock tips instead.

Onto the generous offer: Dell Inspiron 15. I actually just built my pc not long ago and don't really need any upgrades, other my monitor which I'll buy myself when I see the price point I want. This is more selfishly to stop having mom call me everyday to help her fix something wrong with her laptop. It mean it's literally like everyday lately. I was going to buy her something new on Black Friday, but since you offered... Either way I'm probably buying her that. Yes, she does actually game a little (actually got me and my brother into gaming). So it fills the requirements.

Thanks. And if someone happens to be reading this and thinks I would be making a mistake, I'll gladly take recommendations on laptops for around $500.

Can somebody help me with HDD vs SSD? [R]

3 years, 2 months agoSmithAnimal posted submission on pcmasterrace.
July 12, 2016

I see SSD is more expensive. I've unfortunately been out of the computer hardware game for a while now, but I'm in the market for a new laptop. I see that some only offer SSD but with a significantly smaller capacity at a higher price. Why would I want to choose per say a 256GB SSD option over a 1TB HDD option? Thanks.

3 years, 2 months agoSmithAnimal posted on pcmasterrace.
July 12, 2016

Sorry to be a bother. I'm trying to balance looking for laptops with this busy work day. I would more than likely need space over performance, but I am seeing this laptop reasonably priced that offers 1TB of HHD and 8GB of SSD. I assume the 8 GB of SSD is solely for your OS and other vital operational functions? Is that even worth it? Here is the link regardless. I would love to be able to get the balls to the wall version but it is running $1,200.00 and I don't know if I can justify that.

Dell-7559 Series

Also, would either of these be a good price to quality value?

Dell - i5558

Dell - i5555

Looking for a ~$400-500 laptop for wife, will be used for work and web browsing [R]

3 years, 2 months agoThe--Technician posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 21, 2016

I'm looking for a basic laptop for my wife. She is getting into insurance sales and needs something portable with decent battery life. I would like it to have an SSD if possible, simply because I feel like for her use that would make a big difference in usability and will keep it humming along for a longer time than your standard mechanical HDD. 1080p is preferred but not required. I've looked and so far this is the best I can find: https://www.amazon.com/HP-15-ay011nr-Full-HD-Generation-Windows/dp/B01CGGOZOM?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=tbpre-20

Anyone have any other suggestions? Typically I'm not a huge HP fan.

  • Total budget and country of purchase: $500 max

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications to your requirements for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Good battery life. Don't really care about the whole 2 in 1 thing.

  • How important is weight to you? Moderately, lighter is nice but not too important.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 14-15.6 inches

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. If you have no requirements, put N/A. N/A.

  • If you're gaming (leave blank if you put N/A above...), do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? No gaming at all.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable business grade 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 my first comments.

3 years, 2 months agoThe--Technician posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 22, 2016

That HP is a nice pick actually... Another great choice in your budget would be the Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-5718SLV

[US] [~$600][15ish screen] Laptop for dad [R]

3 years, 4 months agoMay 5, 2016

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3 years, 4 months agoSaneBRZ posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 5, 2016

Take a look at the Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-5718SLV if you don't want to spend that much. 1080p IPS display, Intel i5 + 8 GB of RAM, 1 TB HDD and a backlit keyboard. There is a newer model available at the Microsoft Store for $599, but I don't think that your dad would notice a difference between i5-4210U and i5-6200U.

Computer illiterate mom needs a laptop under $500. She will just be using the internet on it. 13" or bigger [R]

3 years, 4 months agoApril 29, 2016

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3 years, 4 months agomsangeld posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 29, 2016

I highly recommend this one:

Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-5718SLV Signature Edition Laptop - 15.6" 1080p Full HD Touchscreen, Intel Core i5-4210U, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i5558-5718SLV-Signature-Laptop/dp/B018LH6FWK?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref=ohauidetailpageo01_s01

It's currently $13.00 over $500.00 but it's definitely a nice computer. I recently purchased it for myself. It has a nice bright touch screen, it's great for watching video on. The keyboard has backlighting which is great if you're using it in low or no light. it also a has a CD drive.

It does come with windows 10, so I don't know if that will be a problem or not. But for me I skipped windows 8 completely and this laptop was my first experience with windows 10, I wasn't sure what I would think of it, but it's really not bad at all. I like the app store, it has a pretty nice selection of free games in it. At this point I'm glad I skipped 8 I think it would've soured me against 10.

US-NY/<=$600/SCHOOL LAPTOP/NO GCARD NECESSARY [R]

3 years, 5 months agotechrico posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 16, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: US-NY, 600 MAX, lower is fine

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications to your requirements for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Good battery life, close or less than budget with best specs possible in its respective price range

  • How important is weight to you? Not TOO important, but the lighter the better

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 12"-17"

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. If you have no requirements, put N/A. No, don't need a good graphics card.

  • If you're gaming (leave blank if you put N/A above...), 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 business grade 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. I am looking for a <=$600 laptop for school that runs windows and has the best possible ram/processor combo (so it's fast with programs); Lighter the better, NO GRAPHICS CARD NEEDED (no gaming and such).

3 years, 5 months agotechrico posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 16, 2016

The best choice for you. 5th generation Intel Core i5-5200U 2.20 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.70 GHz Studio-quality sound with Waves MaxxAudio.Brilliant TrueLife display: 15.6 in HD LED-backlit touchscreen with TrueLife (1366 x 720), 10-finger multi-touch support,Backlit keyboard.1TB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive for apple storage, 8GB DDR3L 1600 MHz Memory for multitasking power Windows 10, the latest operating system

Mom bought a new laptop [R]

3 years, 5 months agoSaneBRZ posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 10, 2016

Hello,

My mom just went ahead and bought a new laptop but i dont know if its the best best deal

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834315302

that's the laptop, basically need something in the same price range ($500 USD) and sameish specs, 8gm ram, 1TB memory, intel, a gpu isn't really necessary.

3 years, 5 months agoSaneBRZ posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 10, 2016

It's a good deal.

But if you don't need the Nvidia GPU, you could get a laptop with a better display (IPS panel instead of a TN one).

15 Inch or Less, USA, 600 Dollars [R]

3 years, 5 months ago808120 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 5, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: 600 Dollars, USA

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications to your requirements for the money? Pick or include any that apply. If the two in one form factor is the Tablet Laptops that can remove keyboard, preferred. Otherwise just best specification for money.

  • How important is weight to you? Not very important

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

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

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. If you have no requirements, put N/A. Photoshop, I use CS6 currently but may be upgrading in the future to a more current version.

  • If you're gaming (leave blank if you put N/A above...), 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 business grade build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Touch screen if the Tablet Laptops, otherwise no specific requirements.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. While not required an SSD if a regular laptop would be preferred.

3 years, 5 months ago808120 posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 5, 2016

USA -smaller screen- Work laptop, small and lightweight, using sketchup and 2D CAD. At least 200gb HDD. As cheap as possible. [R]

3 years, 5 months ago808120 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 4, 2016

I'm looking for a new laptop that looks professional, can support win7-10, run CAD, sketchup, office, and has a decent HDD as cloud computing is not an option.

Doesn't need to have a large display. Doesn't need to be brand new. Needs to have a decent battery life. Doesn't need any more than 2USB. No optical drive needed. Not going to game, but needs to be powerful enough to run the above programs.

My work uses proprietary software and I was told I needed a "graphically intensive" laptop. Well I've been using my old HP HDX16 from 2009 with an Nvidia GT130M and core2duo T6600.

Its been working fine until the latest software update, where my computer just will not get thru installation. I think the bottleneck is my processor.

I don't have any information on the true system requirements for the program I use. It isn't published anywhere. So sorry I don't have more information.

3 years, 5 months ago808120 posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 5, 2016

Couple of things here. First I want you to check out the spreadsheet I'll link here. Next, if those are too powerful and pricey, this Inspiron 15 is a step lower. If you don't need that 8GB of RAM nor the graphical power of those in the spreadsheet, here is an HP Pavilion 15 for $399.

pretty simple needs, a database and interwebs laptop wanted.. [R]

3 years, 5 months agoMarch 24, 2016
Total budget and country of purchase: prefer under $500, usa

Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications to your requirements for the money? battery life important

How important is weight to you? not terribly.

Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. prefer mac, otherwise windows.

Do you have a preferred screen size? 15 or less 

*Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. * would like to run a basic photoedit program, my major editing will be on my desktop. 

If you're gaming (leave blank if you put N/A above...), 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 business grade build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? want touchpad, reliable build quality

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

i do some direct sales, some photoediting and definite internet time-wasting. not looking for anything really major, as i do have my mac desktop but would like something with basic ability for travel and to keep up on minor internet updates and editing. (think fb business pages, emails) i currently have a 2012 macbook pro that is failing. a shame, all my best stickers are on it.

3 years, 5 months agoSaneBRZ posted on SuggestALaptop.
March 25, 2016

You can take a look at the Dell Inspiron 15 i5558:

  • 15.6 inch, 1920x1080p IPS touchscreen
  • Intel i5-4210U + 8 GB of RAM
  • 1 TB HDD
  • Intel HD 4400 graphics
  • Price: $479

Great display, backlit keyboard, powerful enough for your kind of workload. You can get it on Amazon for slightly over $500.

US, 15inch, $600 Laptop for Wife/Family Use [R]

3 years, 6 months agoSaneBRZ posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
March 9, 2016
  • Total budget and country: $600, US

  • Do you prefer low weight, a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications to your requirements for the money? Pick any that apply. Specs probably, something relatively fast.

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

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

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. If you have no requirements, put N/A. Minimal. Maybe Minecraft or some old HOMM, Civ games and I can deal with bad graphics for the two weeks a year I get hooked on one.

  • If you're gaming (leave blank if you put N/A above...), 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 business grade build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Not really.

I'm in the US and looking for a family laptop, mainly for my wife, who uses my work laptop(which has web filter) for surfing(Craigslist, Pinterest, Planning vacations). We also have a growing 3 year old who may get handsy soon(right now the ipad is his preferred). I may use it to watch HBO Go, Youtube, or NBATV, but that is a bonus and not needed(I can use the Ipad just fine). My budget is right around $600.

I have searched and found a Dell, the i5 8gb touchscreen and an Asus the skylake

I'm leaning toward the Dell for the touch screen, but wanted to get a second opinion.

Thanks very much.

3 years, 6 months agoSaneBRZ posted on SuggestALaptop.
March 9, 2016

Try to get something with a better display. A 1920x1080p IPS panel wouldn't be bad. For example this Dell Inspiron 15 i5558 costs only $550 and has such a display. You can also get a slightly older model for $530 on Amazon.

~500 USD Laptop for online classes and work // any screen size [R]

3 years, 6 months agoSaneBRZ posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 29, 2016

Hey guys, actively looking for a laptop. I'm about to sign up for online courses to become a realtor. The game plan is to use this for the courses and in the future for the occupation (heavy web browsing, lots of pictures, etc).

Also, would be huge bonus if it was available on Amazon (have a gift card) * Country of purchase: USA

  • Budget range: $500 USD

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): work/future realtor

  • Screen size preference: any

  • OS preference (Windows/Mac/Linux): Windows

  • Gaming requirements (list example games and desired fps/settings): light gaming if any at all

  • Other performance requirements (video editing, CAD, etc.):picture editing, heavy web browsing

  • Portability requirements (constantly carried, frequently moved, mostly stationary, etc.): frequently moved, not too worried about breaking (pretty gentle on electronics)

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility):n/a, no loyalty here.

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great):

Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one or two)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight -vs- High performance: high performance is #1.

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: low price

List any critical features:

Which features would you pay a premium for? (eg. high resolution screen, great keyboard/touchpad/audio, low noise/heat): SSD would be a huge plus IMO but if it's not a huge difference let me know! trying to learn.

Thanks guys

3 years, 6 months agoSaneBRZ posted on SuggestALaptop.
March 1, 2016

Take a look at the Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-5718SLV or the Toshiba Satellite S55t-B5152. Both laptops are within your budget and have a decent display (full HD IPS panel). The Toshiba is a bit thinner and lighter, so if you plan it carry it around a lot, I would suggest it over the Dell.

Which laptop is the best for me? [R]

3 years, 6 months agoSaneBRZ posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 25, 2016

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: US

  • Budget range: Around $400-$500

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): For games, school, and some programming. Mainly for school.

  • Screen size preference: 15.6"

  • OS preference (Windows/Mac/Linux): Windows

  • Gaming requirements (list example games and desired fps/settings): I mostly play LoL and Maplestory. They're not heavy games, but I would like to play without any fps issues.

  • Other performance requirements (video editing, CAD, etc.): I also do some light programming through Eclipse.

  • Portability requirements (constantly carried, frequently moved, mostly stationary, etc.): Mostly stationary

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): It doesn't really matter

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): None Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one or two)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight -vs- High performance: High-performance and a long battery life

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Either List any critical features:

Which features would you pay a premium for? (eg. high resolution screen, great keyboard/touchpad/audio, low noise/heat): Low noise

I picked out three laptops that I might want to buy. I currently have the Toshiba, but it just does not feel right with me. I tried playing League with it and it is not smooth. I could return it for a better one.

Laptop 1: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/toshiba-satellite-15-6-laptop-amd-a10-series-4gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-black/4834100.p?id=bb4834100&skuId=4834100

Laptop 2: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i5-4gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-black/4793701.p?id=1219822138179&skuId=4793701

Laptop 3:http://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-inspiron-15-6-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i3-6gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-black/4815400.p?id=bb4815400&skuId=4815400

Which one do you think is the best for me? Thanks!

3 years, 6 months agoSaneBRZ posted on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 25, 2016

> Which one do you think is the best for me?

One of these two:

  • Lenovo Z51 if you want something with a dedicated GPU (though I would suggest to upgrade it with another RAM module)
  • Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-5718SLV if you want a laptop with a great display (1920x1080p IPS panel)

Looking to buy my first laptop, no idea where to start. [R]

3 years, 6 months agoSaneBRZ posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 24, 2016

Preferably in the $500-600 range, but could go up to $700 if it's a good deal.

Mainly going to use it for streaming movies/TV, storing a ton of pictures and videos, and possibly some light to moderate gaming. Ideally would like something with a good display and speed, and 15.6".

My last laptop was a gift, and it was awful. So before I just go into Best Buy and buy one I'd like some advice from someone who isn't getting paid if I buy what they tell me.

Thanks.

3 years, 6 months agoSaneBRZ posted on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 24, 2016

Integrated Intel graphics will be powerful enough for that. An Intel HD 5500 or HD 520 will do the job.

I would try to get something with following specs:

  • 1080p IPS display
  • Intel i5 or better
  • 8 GB of RAM (or the possibility to upgrade it)

Here are a few you could take a look on:

Looking to buy my first laptop, no idea where to start. [R]

3 years, 6 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 24, 2016

Preferably in the $500-600 range, but could go up to $700 if it's a good deal.

Mainly going to use it for streaming movies/TV, storing a ton of pictures and videos, and possibly some light to moderate gaming. Ideally would like something with a good display and speed, and 15.6".

My last laptop was a gift, and it was awful. So before I just go into Best Buy and buy one I'd like some advice from someone who isn't getting paid if I buy what they tell me.

Thanks.

3 years, 6 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 24, 2016

What about the Envy 15t? I encourage equipping it with a 1080p IPS display.

If you prefer something cheaper, this would be decent.

[XPost from /r/buildapc] Graphic Design on a Frugal Company Budget? [R]

3 years, 6 months agoFeb. 23, 2016

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3 years, 6 months agoSaneBRZ posted on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 23, 2016

Well ...

If you want a laptop with a great display, then take a look at the Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-5718SLV:

  • 15.6 inch, 1920x1080p IPS display
  • Intel i5-4210U + 8 GB of RAM
  • 1 TB HDD
  • Intel HD 4400 graphics
  • Price: $520

There are also laptops out there with a dedicated GPU. It would help with rendering videos (though if you render just short clips, the difference would be minimal compared to a laptop without a dedicated GPU):

If you want to know how the display panels compare to each other:

Looking to purchase a laptop - please help me find one for me needs. [R]

3 years, 6 months agoAbdullah719 posted submission on laptops.
Feb. 22, 2016

I have been without a computer for a few years. At the moment I have my work computer (at work only) and my smart phone (Samsung Galaxy S6).

Here is what I will be using the computer for:

  • Web browsing/e-mails

  • Streaming audio/movies. This isn't a need, if I can get a different computer that can do everything else, then I would opt for that.

  • Creating simple excel sheets/Google docs

  • Possible photo editing.

  • Web site building - I plan on creating a blog/website.

  • Touch screen is not need, but I would like to shop my options.

  • I will NOT be gaming on this computer at all.

** Price range is capped at $500-$600.

3 years, 6 months agoAbdullah719 posted on laptops.
Feb. 22, 2016

TOSHIBA Satellite Fusion L55W-C5257 Laptop Intel Core i3-5015U (2.10 GHz) 6 GB Memory 128 GB SSD Intel HD Graphics 5500 Shared memory 15.6" FHD Touchscreen Windows 10 Home 64-Bit $559.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834217081

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Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-5718SLV Signature Edition Laptop - 15.6" 1080p Full HD Touchscreen, Intel Core i5-4210U, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 10 Home (Silver) $508.88

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-15-i5558-5718SLV-Signature/dp/B018LH6FWK/ref=sr12?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1456188641&sr=1-2&refinements=p_36%3A40000-60000

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Both will fulfil your needs well.

The Toshiba seems to have an IPS screen which will have better viewing angles, and it also has an SSD which will boot a lot faster.

The Dell has a faster, but older CPU. If you need a good amount of storage, rather than the speed of an SSD, this has a 1TB HDD.

$600 max, USA, 10-15" non gaming Mom Laptop Help [R]

3 years, 6 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 19, 2016

Ok, so i have been having trouble finding a laptop for my mom, due to reviews making me second guess myself. She is looking for something with a N or AC wireless, Blue tooth, a good battery, and her pref is a 10/11" screen, but I'm sure I can get her to get over a 14/15". This computer is literally going to be for games like Bejeweled, couponing, and Microsoft Office. So not a very needy laptop but she can't stand the slowness and crappy wifi on her netbook.

Thanks in advance

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: USA

  • Budget range: $500-600

  • Purpose : Minor Games; Microsoft Office like Programs; Couponing

  • Screen size preference: 10/11"

  • OS preference (Windows/Mac/Linux): Windows

  • Gaming requirements (list example games and desired fps/settings): Bejeweled, Ancient Gem

  • Other performance requirements (video editing, CAD, etc.): Printing Coupons, Taxes

  • Portability requirements (constantly carried, frequently moved, mostly stationary, etc.): Room to room

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): none

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great):

Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one or two)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight -vs- High performance: Long Battery life, Fast

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Quality

List any critical features: Blue Tooth, and N or AC wifi

Which features would you pay a premium for? (eg. high resolution screen, great keyboard/touchpad/audio, low noise/heat):

3 years, 6 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 19, 2016

What about this? Or are you comfortable buying used/refurbished for better reliability and value?

USA. ~$400-500. 12-15 in screen. Netflix and light/patient gaming. First time trying to buy a decent laptop. [R]

3 years, 6 months agoSaneBRZ posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 17, 2016

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE Country of purchase: USA

Budget range: 400-500 (flexible)

Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): desktop replacement, light gaming

Screen size preference: 13-15 inches

OS preference (Windows/Mac/Linux): windows

Gaming requirements (list example games and desired fps/settings): Civ, whatever I come across at a thrift store

Other performance requirements (video editing, CAD, etc.): Groovy Netflix streaming

Portability requirements (constantly carried, frequently moved, mostly stationary, etc.): mostly stationary

Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): no preference

Any particular style that you like (examples are great): no number pad, centered Touchpad (not essential, but preferred)

Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one or two) Long battery life -vs- Low weight -vs- High performance: high performance

Build quality -vs- Low price: build quality... Or low price... I've never bought a new laptop, I'm open to suggestion

List any critical features: Which features would you pay a premium for? (eg. high resolution screen, great keyboard/touchpad/audio, low noise/heat): all?

I've never been able to afford a decent, new laptop in my 27 years. Would love something that works well, but I'm fairly clueless where to start looking. Thanks for any advice!

3 years, 6 months agoSaneBRZ posted on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 18, 2016

> I've never been able to afford a decent, new laptop in my 27 years.

With a budget of 500 bucks you will have to make some compromises. I would suggest to take a look at these two:

Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-5718SLV:

  • 15.6 inch, 1920x1080p IPS touchscreen
  • Intel i5-4210U + 8 GB of RAM
  • 1 TB HDD
  • Intel HD 4400 graphics
  • Price: $525

Lenovo Z51:

  • 15.6 inch, 1920x1080p TN display
  • Intel i5-5200U + 4 GB of RAM
  • 1 TB HDD
  • AMD Radeon R7 M360 with 2 GB of GDDR3 RAM
  • Price: $420

The Dell has a nice IPS display. Great for watching movies due the wide viewing angles, high contrast values, decent black levels and better colour reproduction.

The Lenovo comes with a dedicated AMD Radeon GPU. It's a lower end one, but it will run games a bit better than the Dell. If you go for the Lenovo I would also recommend to upgrade the RAM with another 4 GB module. Would cost you another $20.

Laptop for Parents(Photoshop/Lightroom) <$500 USA [R]

3 years, 7 months agoSaneBRZ posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 12, 2016

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: USA
  • Budget range: <$500

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.):

  • Screen size preference: 14-17 inches

  • OS preference (Windows/Mac/Linux): Must be Windows

  • Gaming requirements (list example games and desired fps/settings): None, only Photoshop/Lightroom/Internet

  • Other performance requirements (video editing, CAD, etc.): Photo Editing(Photoshop and Lightroom)

  • Portability requirements (constantly carried, frequently moved, mostly stationary, etc.): none, likely going to be mostly stationary

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): none

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great):

Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one or two)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight -vs- High performance: High Performance

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Build quality

List any critical features: Needs to run Photoshop and Lightroom well(So a decent screen), word processing, internet browsing. Hard Drive >=500GB.

Which features would you pay a premium for? (eg. high resolution screen, great keyboard/touchpad/audio, low noise/heat): Good Screen

3 years, 7 months agoSaneBRZ posted on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 12, 2016

20 bucks over the budget, but well worth it, the Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-5718SLV:

  • 15.6 inch, 1920x1080p IPS touchscreen
  • Intel i5-4210U + 8 GB of RAM
  • 1 TB HDD
  • Intel HD 4400 graphics
  • Price: $519

Suggest a laptop for a single dad doing heavy browsing/spreadsheets on a budget! [R]

3 years, 7 months agoFeb. 10, 2016

Got a promotion at work and will be traveling a lot and need a solid budget laptop for $500 or less. Mostly around my state in a car and luckily coming home every night still!

I had done all my prep work at home on a Lenovo i3 4gb ram 500gb hd all-in-one PC that is a few years old now (not sure exactly) and it gets hung up quite a bit.

Basically I'll be running several spreadsheets at once along with 5-10 tabs open in the browser. No gaming or video editing.

I don't care about weight or size. Would like LED/nice screen because of my eyesight going down the drain. And I doubt this is possible but bloatware at a minimum would be great.

OH and I've had bad experiences with AMD in the past. Would much prefer to stick to Intel. Friends suggest to me i5 but I and they are no computer experts and I know my budget is kinda thin.

And I lied. My daughter will more than likely be playing some My Little Pony games or something similar. I admit it. But no heavy graphical/huge games by no means.

Thanks!

3 years, 7 months agoOrangematz posted on laptops.
Feb. 10, 2016

What about this?

[15in - US - $500 before taxes] Laptop to take on the road! [R]

3 years, 7 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 6, 2016

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: USA

  • Budget range: $500 or less before taxes

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): 90% web browsing, watching media 10% low-to-mid range AUTOCAD

  • Screen size preference: 15inch

  • OS preference (Windows/Mac/Linux): Windows

  • Gaming requirements (list example games and desired fps/settings): No games. Internet and Autocad

  • Other performance requirements (video editing, CAD, etc.): Autocad for low-to-mid range products, also CD/DVD Drive to watch DVDs!

  • Portability requirements (constantly carried, frequently moved, mostly stationary, etc.): This is for a family friend that is a truck driver who will mainly watch movies while on the road, or browse the web.

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): No brand preference, something reliable that won't crash!

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): The person I'm getting this for currently owns an Acer circa 2007/8?

Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one or two)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight -vs- High performance: Battery Life

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Low Price

List any critical features: CD/DVD Drive for watching DVDs Which features would you pay a premium for? (eg. high resolution screen, great keyboard/touchpad/audio, low noise/heat):Low noise/heat Thanks!

3 years, 7 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 7, 2016

What about this?

[Request] Learning program. Looking for a laptop in the $400-600 range [R]

3 years, 7 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 3, 2016
  • Country of purchase: USA, USA, USA!

  • Budget range:$400-600 (ideally $500, but I figure the wiggle room would help with the suggestions).

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): Any

  • Screen size preference: Any

  • OS preference (Windows/Mac/Linux): Any

  • Gaming requirements (list example games and desired fps/settings): None

  • Other performance requirements (video editing, CAD, etc.): Not that I know of.

  • Portability requirements (constantly carried, frequently moved, mostly stationary, etc.):Carried to local coding community meetings. But, besides that, fairly stable.

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): I'm familiar with windows, but I've been told to look into mac if I'm doing programming.

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): Any

Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one or two)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight -vs- High performance: 1. Battery life. 2. Performance. 3. Weight

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Pretty equal. I'm not looking to spend a lot. But, would need this to last up to a couple years if this takes me longer than I'm imagining.

List any critical features: I'll probably also end up using this if I'm traveling. So a decent display would be pretty preferable.

Which features would you pay a premium for? (eg. high resolution screen, great keyboard/touchpad/audio, low noise/heat):1080p would probably be the biggest luxury I'd ask for at this point.

Just so you guys know, I've been doing a couple days worth of research and this looked pretty much perfect:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834318536

But, the biggest issue now is that I'm seriously considering buying a macbook. But, I'm not familiar with Macs/Apple/whatever at all. So I wouldn't know what to even begin to look for. Straight suggestions are appreciated. But quick tips on what to look for while I comparison should would be great too.

I mean, give a man a fish/teach a man to fish and all that.

3 years, 7 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 3, 2016

What about this?

Seeking laptop for home use for around $650 or less. [R]

3 years, 7 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 1, 2016

Our home computer (laptop) is about 8 years old and it's time for an upgrade.

We use it mostly for web-surfing, word processing, storing/editing some photos, and once in a blue moon watch a movie on it. I probably don't need something top of the line, but I would like it to last us a while. We have an HP now, that's built like a tank which has been nice.

I think around 15" is a good size. I don't really care what brand as long as it's a good one.

I was looking at this Acer Aspire E5-573G-57HR. My only qualm there is that it doesn't have a DVD drive. I do have a CD/DVD burner now that I use occasionally. Could I put one in this laptop and how difficult would that be?

Something comparable with a DVD drive would be nice.

3 years, 7 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Feb. 1, 2016

Since you're not gaming, you would probably be better off with something such as this. It gets you an IPS display.

x-post from /r/college - Undergrad here, what laptop should I get? [R]

3 years, 7 months agoOrangematz posted submission on laptops.
Jan. 29, 2016

Hello everyone,

First of all, I apologize if this question has been asked many times or if I could've easily found a better resource for my question but instead came here. I am just asking for your opinions.

I'm currently in the my second term pursuing my BSN and I am starting this term with an overloaded schedule. One of my professors strictly lectures and does not use any visual aid or anything of the like so taking notes as fast as possible as he speaks is going to benefit me in that class as much as it can. I take great notes when I type and writing notes by hand is just terrible: I write way too fast and that makes the words look like chicken scratch.

I never owned a lab-top and I always wanted one, but as of now I need it. So what brands or kinds should I look into? I have a 2011 iMac desktop that I use at home and I guess it's ok when it comes to apple products. I just do not like how it lags, functions sluggishly, and even freezes no matter how much I clean it out. My classmate has a surface book and he says it's pretty kool, although, I never used one before so I can't say if its for me or not.

I'm a broke college student, so looking for something that is expensive but if the quality of the product is definitely worth its price then I'll consider it.

I don't know much about computers and their insides and guts, bu here are some things I would want with my new gear:

• Great performance for doing projects, presentations, editing and watching videos.

• The best battery life possible.

• A substantial amount of memory. I do not want to constantly be erasing and downloading items that I don't need now and eventually needing it later on.

• Durable, for heavy use at home and at school and to also survive my daily commute.

• Ability to plug into a T.V. or monitor so I can easily show or present anything that is on my lab-top.

• Any other properties or extras that will make my life easier for the next two years in school.

I appreciate all your advice, thank you guys!

3 years, 7 months agoOrangematz posted on laptops.
Jan. 30, 2016

What about this?

this is for my grandma! 15"/17" // USA // <$1,000 [R]

3 years, 7 months agoJan. 30, 2016

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3 years, 7 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 30, 2016

What about this?

[USA] My current laptop is just awful. Suggestions for a $500-600 replacement for graphic design and light gaming? [R]

3 years, 7 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 30, 2016

If you need any other information, let me know!

My current laptop just sucks. It's got a battery life of about an hour (despite me going through great pains to take care of the battery), a pretty terrible display, and it's super bulky and heavy, so honestly, I can only go up from here.

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: USA

  • Budget range: $500-600.

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): Very light gaming and graphic design (photo editing)

  • Screen size preference: >15 inches.

  • OS preference (Windows/Mac/Linux): Windows 8 or Windows 10.

  • Gaming requirements (list example games and desired fps/settings): Nothing too demanding, just enough to play some low-mid res indie games on Steam.

  • Other performance requirements (video editing, CAD, etc.): Lots of photo editing (Photostop, InDesign, etc), with quite a few layers.

  • Portability requirements (constantly carried, frequently moved, mostly stationary, etc.): I transport my laptop a lot, so something light and easy to carry would be ideal.

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): Honestly don’t mind as long as it works for my purposes.

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): Nothing that I can think of. Ideally an ultraportable laptop with an excellent display.

Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one or two)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight -vs- High performance: Balance between battery life and low weight. Aside from the moderate editing, I don't think I'll need that high of a performance. Then again, I know pretty much nothing about specs and laptops, so feel free to correct me on that.

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: A balance between the two. I can’t afford anything expensive but at the same time I need this to last a while.

List any critical features: Excellent display. High-moderate battery life and longevity.

Which features would you pay a premium for? (eg. high resolution screen, great keyboard/touchpad/audio, low noise/heat): High res screen and display, especially color matching and resolution. At least 2 USB 3.0 ports.

3 years, 7 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 30, 2016

What about this?

USA, $500, 13"-15" laptop for Teacher [R]

3 years, 7 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 26, 2016

Looking for somethign to replace sister's 6 y/o laptop that just crapped out. She's going to be getting an external harddrive (2TB probably) in addition, so if the choice is between an internal HDD vs smaller SSD, go for SSD.

her main use is going to be editing word documents and other similar things as a teacher. Do not include the cost of Microsoft office.

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: USA

  • Budget range: Trying to keep it $400-600, USD

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): mainstream (mainly uses for word, but possibly some light entertianment. no gaming or strenuous)

  • Screen size preference: 13-15", preferably 1080P

  • OS preference (Windows/Mac/Linux): windows 10

  • Gaming requirements (list example games and desired fps/settings): minesweeper

  • Other performance requirements (video editing, CAD, etc.): Nothing more than youtube

  • Portability requirements (constantly carried, frequently moved, mostly stationary, etc.): Frequently moved.

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility):

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): n/a

Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one or two)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight -vs- High performance: battery life/replaceable battery (for longevity)

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: if within budget, quality.

List any critical features: USB ports at least 1 USB 3

Which features would you pay a premium for? (eg. high resolution screen, great keyboard/touchpad/audio, low noise/heat):

3 years, 7 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 26, 2016

What about this?

Looking for a lightweight laptop for media/general usage (EUR400-700 - Malta) [R]

3 years, 7 months agoSouthernbby posted submission on laptops.
Jan. 26, 2016

Looking for a nice lightweight laptop with a good screen and build quality.

I previously had an Acer Aspire V3-771G which gave me nothing but problems. It overheated, it had a bulky charger, it stopped working randomly and it was heavy. Also my biggest problem was I bought it as a gaming laptop (8GB ram, GTX650M) and I had a lot of problems with the nVidia Optimus technology so I used to have significant frame drops and had terrible battery life while I wasn't gaming.

I'm trying to find a light and thin laptop, mostly for watching movies and browsing. Must have a nice keyboard, screen and battery life (very important). A bonus would be that I can play some ''last-gen'' games like Fallout New Vegas but only if it works right. Preferably can take 2 HDD's so I can use an SSD for faster load times.

TL:DR Lightweight media laptop with some gaming. Budget around 400EUR to 700EUR. Country : Malta.

3 years, 7 months agoSouthernbby posted on laptops.
Jan. 26, 2016

Something like this should be what you are looking for, its on the lower end of the budget too. Fallout new Vegas should run alright on this machine. It's not a gaming machine in any sense of the word.

Having issues with a recently purchased laptop, looking for a replacement. [R]

3 years, 7 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 25, 2016

So my wife recently purchased a laptop for Christmas for me which I really love, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TUQ6HM0?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00.

The problem I have with it is the touchpad. The main issue is this, I put my finger on the touchpad, and it takes a few millimeters of movement before it becomes responsive. This results in a touchpad that is very poor for precision use.

I'm considering returning it, but it may be too late for that now with Amazon's return policy. If I can manage to make that work, do you all have any suggestions for a replacement at $600 or less?

Gaming is not a requirement, but I wouldn't have an issue with a light GPU. I have a powerful desktop that I use for that. I mainly use this one for school (network engineering).

3 years, 7 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 25, 2016

OK. What about this?

New laptop for my Dad to edit photos/videos [R]

3 years, 7 months agoSouthernbby posted submission on laptops.
Jan. 24, 2016

Hi everyone, I'm looking to help my dad out a bit.

My dad's hobby is taking pictures and editing videos. Currently he's using an ~10 year old laptop that can barely run anymore. I'm convincing him to upgrade but would like some help making recommendations.

He hates spending money on himself so a cheap one would be good (<$700 I guess?). Other than that I don't know what computers need to be good at photo and video editing (Besides software, which he knows more about and can choose for himself).

If it affects laptop choices:

We are in the USA,

<$700,

Photo/Video Editing,

Portable, but sturdy in case he takes it camping or something,

3 years, 7 months agoSouthernbby posted on laptops.
Jan. 24, 2016

Something simple like this will do him well!

Lenovo G51 vs Asus X550 [R]

3 years, 7 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 21, 2016

I'm trying to decide between the two. Any opinions?

Here are the exact laptops w/ specs:

Lenovo G51Asus X550

3 years, 7 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 23, 2016

Actually you will want to get this. It has an ISP 1080p display, that is why it has less 'specs'.

The GPU is pretty much irrelevant since you won't be gaming.

Need to buy a laptop for grad school. Are either of these decent. Non techie here. [R]

3 years, 7 months agoJan. 19, 2016

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3 years, 7 months agoSaneBRZ posted on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 20, 2016

Here are two better alternatives in my opinion:

These have full HD display (1920x1080p) and both are also IPS panels. Way better if you want to watch streams or movies on your laptop.

USA, 13-15in laptop for Uni [R]

3 years, 7 months agoJan. 18, 2016

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: USA
  • Budget range: $400-600
  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): Used for "information systems" and other Uni classes (alongside a rMBP 15)
  • Screen size preference: 13-15
  • OS preference (Windows/Mac/Linux): Windows
  • Gaming requirements (list example games and desired fps/settings): N/A
  • Other performance requirements (video editing, CAD, etc.): N/A
  • Portability requirements (constantly carried, frequently moved, mostly stationary, etc.): Ultrabook or something of the sort
  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): Lenovo if anything is available
  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): liked the Acer Aspire E5-573G Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one or two)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight -vs- High performance: Low weight

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: build quality List any critical features: 8GB Ram, hopefully an i5 Which features would you pay a premium for? (eg. high resolution screen, great keyboard/touchpad/audio, low noise/heat): touchscreen, quiet

This laptop is pretty much just for use alongside an rMPB for college purposes. The professor recommended not to run bootcamp and just to get a dedicated windows laptop

3 years, 7 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 19, 2016

What about this?

What brand of laptop would u recommend? [R]

3 years, 7 months agoOrangematz posted submission on laptops.
Jan. 18, 2016

Budget of $500 for basic school needs nothing crazy, tips or brands? Pros & cons?

3 years, 7 months agoOrangematz posted on laptops.
Jan. 19, 2016

What about this?

A budget laptop which won't overheat and can run low-end games [R]

3 years, 8 months agosilents429 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 5, 2016

Hi, I'd like a small laptop which I can take around with me easily as well as use casually at home. I'd ideally like to play some low-end games such as league of legends however my current laptop feels as though it's going to explode from heat on performing minimal tasks.

  • Country of purchase: United Kingdom

  • Budget range: £0-£400

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): portable, light gaming

  • Screen size preference: Anything

  • OS preference (Windows/Mac/Linux): Windows

  • Gaming requirements (list example games and desired fps/settings): League Of Legends, anything around 60 fps

  • Other performance requirements (video editing, CAD, etc.): Photo editing maybe, not much else

  • Portability requirements (constantly carried, frequently moved, mostly stationary, etc.): Frequently moved

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): Doesn't matter, medions usually break on me though, so preferably not a Medion

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): Anything which doesn't look like garbage is great

Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one or two)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight -vs- High performance: high performance

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Low Price

List any critical features: It can't overheat!

Which features would you pay a premium for? (eg. high resolution screen, great keyboard/touchpad/audio, low noise/heat): Low heat!

3 years, 8 months agosilents429 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 11, 2016

Well that Acer has the better specifications.

If you really don't see yourself doing any gaming beyond the ones you mentioned, then you can stick with any laptop paired with an Intel HD 5500 or 4400 and play League great.

So, yeah that Asus will be perfectly sufficient, but you can spend a bit more to get a decent laptop with similar specs.

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-15-i5558-5718SLV-Signature/dp/B018LH6FWK/ref=zgbs565108_6

This Dell for example, Dell makes really slick and durable laptops, but a benefit this has is that it's a signature edition, this means it has none of that junkware other laptops ship with, it's also goes through quality control from Microsoft, like screen calibration, testing the touchpad, the laptop cooling etc. If it passes everything then it gets a signature edition.

It has an Intel HD 4400 though, it runs League just fine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCjRwu8zn6s

But really, it depends on what you see your future as. Will you be needing this laptop for 3+ years? Do you intend to game beyond those casual games?

See really, cheaper isn't always better, this Dell mops up the floor with the Asus, and I would totally suggest the Dell.

If you find yourself wanting to do more gaming then grab the Acer, or save up a little more to find a laptop with a 950m

Midrange laptop for gaming and work [R]

3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted submission on laptops.
Jan. 9, 2016

Hi all,

I'm lm looking for a midrange laptop. I am currently eyeing a couple of the acer and toshiba models. My major obstacle is I would like a clean OS without bloat ware. Not sure if I should look for Windows 7 or 10 for that. Any suggestions would be great. My budget is around 600.

3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted on laptops.
Jan. 9, 2016

All notebooks will come with bloatware unless you order them from Microsoft's store or it is marked 'Signature Edition'.

So, what about this?

Trying to help my mom find a latptop the works for her. [R]

3 years, 8 months agoJan. 8, 2016

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3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 8, 2016

What about this? Or... perhaps a Chromebook? Does she need to download any programs?

Laptop for my dad's work [R]

3 years, 8 months agoJan. 8, 2016

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3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 8, 2016

If possible, go up to 15" for this.

Help buying mom a laptop: 13-15", USA, ~$500 [R]

3 years, 8 months agoJan. 6, 2016

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3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 6, 2016

What about this?

(USA) Best Screen (15") and Speakers for Under $500 [R]

3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 5, 2016

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: USA

  • Budget range: 300-500

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): General purpose. Main media center when traveling in hotels.

  • Screen size preference: 15"

  • OS preference (Windows/Mac/Linux): Windows

  • Gaming requirements (list example games and desired fps/settings): Kerbal Space Program, low settings

  • Other performance requirements (video editing, CAD, etc.):

  • Portability requirements (constantly carried, frequently moved, mostly stationary, etc.): none

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): none

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great):

Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one or two)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight -vs- High performance: long battery life

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Build Quality, within the limits of above budget ($500)

List any critical features: Good screen and speakers (see below)

Which features would you pay a premium for? (eg. high resolution screen, great keyboard/touchpad/audio, low noise/heat): This is the hard part of shopping online. I'm pretty comfortable picking out the hard specs I need, but its hard to quantify screens and speakers. This computer will be a general purpose laptop while traveling, almost any computer in this price range will handle the tasks I throw at it, but I will notice crappy speakers and screens more quickly than slow performance. I just want to watch DVD's and netflix in comfort.

3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 5, 2016

What about this?

(USA) I need a basic laptop for web browsing some word and excel. I would like 15.6 in, 8 GB RAM, and under $500. Any suggestions? [R]

3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 5, 2016

I have looked at the Dell Inspirion and Lenovo G51. At this point I am leaning towards the Lenovo. Anything else I should consider.

3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 5, 2016

Is this the Inspiron you were considering?

Need a new laptop to carry me through a Ph.D. program [R]

3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 5, 2016

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: USA

  • Budget range: <$1000, around $750 would be ideal

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): Multi-tasking with many windows open at once; streaming video/music; some light gaming

  • Screen size preference: 15" or thereabout

  • OS preference (Windows/Mac/Linux): Windows

  • Gaming requirements (list example games and desired fps/settings): nothing specific in mind, I don't game much right now but would like the option

  • Other performance requirements (video editing, CAD, etc.): fast startup/resume is ideal, as I give a lot of presentations and need to be able to go from closed to presenting as fast as possible

  • Portability requirements (constantly carried, frequently moved, mostly stationary, etc.): Constantly carried around in a backpack meant for 15" laptops

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): None

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): anything that looks at least moderately sleek and professional

Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one or two)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight -vs- High performance: Low weight (battery life isn't extremely important as the computer will almost always be plugged in, plus I have no issue upgrading the battery later)

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Build quality

List any critical features: Fast startup/resume, both VGA and HDMI ports

Which features would you pay a premium for? (eg. high resolution screen, great keyboard/touchpad/audio, low noise/heat): touchpad, SSD (though I would also be fine buying one myself and having it installed)

3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 5, 2016

I would suggest getting this and grabbing an SSD along with it.

Windows laptop for retired snowbird. [R]

3 years, 8 months agoJan. 5, 2016

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3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 5, 2016

What about this? Or if it's going to constantly plugged in all the time I would actually suggest grabbing an Intel NUC and decking it out with a nice SSD.

I plan on buying this laptop for my sister are there better option? [R]

3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 4, 2016

I know a good amount about computers but I'm not very familiar with laptops so if I could get some input before making the purchase it would be very appreciated. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834232798

3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 4, 2016

Get this instead.

Looking for a Laptop that will be a dedicated gaming PC for *under* $1,000. [R]

3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 4, 2016

Hey guys,

I know many of you will shun me, but I have many Chrome OS products. I have a Chromebook and a Chromebox (desktop version of chromebooks basically) and I love them both. They're great for what I do for work.

Although, I've been itching to get back into some gaming. I recently found some old friends who are still playing Runescape and I really have been wanting to get back into it.

I also play a little bit of Hearthstone, usually when I'm just really bored.

Maybe I'd want to get into some small Steam games, but that's about it. I won't be playing any hardcore/demanding games like Fallout of Battlefield.

So I'm looking for a Laptop under $1,000 (honestly, $700-800 is my comfort zone but I'm willing to pay a bit more to get the better computer) that can play primarily these two games on the highest settings. Honestly, I don't need it to do much more than that.

I don't care what size it is, but anywhere between 13-15" is fine. I live in California, USA.


LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: USA

  • Budget range: $700-$1000

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): Gaming

  • Screen size preference: 13-15 (but very flexible)

  • OS preference (Windows/Mac/Linux): Windows. Although, Linux sounds interesting.

  • Gaming requirements (list example games and desired fps/settings): Runescape at max settings. Hearthstone

  • Other performance requirements (video editing, CAD, etc.): N/A

  • Portability requirements (constantly carried, frequently moved, mostly stationary, etc.): Mostly stationary is fine, but I would maybe take it from place to place. Portability isn't too high a priority.

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): I dislike HP. I've had two HPs and they've both been poop.

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): Not really.

Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one or two)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight -vs- High performance: Long Battery Life

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Probably build quality.

List any critical features:

Which features would you pay a premium for? (eg. high resolution screen, great keyboard/touchpad/audio, low noise/heat): Low noise/Heat definitely.


Honestly, I would build a PC but the whole process seems extremely intimidating to me and I like the idea of having something that's at least portable and can bring around if need be.

3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 4, 2016

Sure, what about this?

First Laptop 12-16in USA 500$ [R]

3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 1, 2016

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase:USA

  • Budget range:500 HARD CAP around 400 best

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): ultraportable and netbook

  • Screen size preference:12-16in

  • OS preference (Windows/Mac/Linux):Windows

  • Gaming requirements (list example games and desired fps/settings):CSGO low everything

  • Other performance requirements (video editing, CAD, etc.): None

  • Portability requirements (constantly carried, frequently moved, mostly stationary, etc.):constanly carried

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility):None

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great):Macbooks Dell Insperions Surfaces SurfaceBook

Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one or two)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight -vs- High performance: Long battery life and High Performace
  • Build quality -vs- Low price:

List any critical features: None but A touchscreen and/or two and one would be nice

Which features would you pay a premium for? (eg. high resolution screen, great keyboard/touchpad/audio, low noise/heat): low noise and heat good screen and 2 and 1 touchscreen

3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 2, 2016

You can cut off a sliver here.

Broke college student looking to replace my recently broken laptop. [R]

3 years, 8 months agosilents429 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 1, 2016

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: St. Louis, MO USA

  • Budget range: $500-650 but would want to keep it cheap as possible

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): Mostly used for studying/homework, reddit, MS office applications, a lot of cloud based storage, skype, and a little photoshop

  • Screen size preference: 15-17" but willing to go smaller if over budget.

  • OS preference (Windows/Mac/Linux): Windows 10

  • Gaming requirements (list example games and desired fps/settings): Might use it to stream from Xbox One, not sure of what the requirements are.

  • Other performance requirements (video editing, CAD, etc.): Photoshop, very light use.

  • Portability requirements (constantly carried, frequently moved, mostly stationary, etc.): Mostly stationary.

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): Asus would be nice but not necessary.

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): none that I can think of.

Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one or two)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight -vs- High performance: Long battery life

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: build quality

List any critical features:: It would be great to have a large and fast HDD. 1tb with 7200 rpm would be amazing, but I'm willing to sacrifice a little space if I can get 7200rpm. Not smaller than 500gb though.

Which features would you pay a premium for? (eg. high resolution screen, great keyboard/touchpad/audio, low noise/heat): 1080p screen, numerical pad, good keyboard would be nice for writing a lot, USB 3.0 is a must, I would prefer no disk drive if possible, and low heat if possible.

This is the laptop I'm coming from, I got is as a gift about 4yrs ago.

3 years, 8 months agosilents429 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 2, 2016

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018LH6FWK/ref=askqlqhdphza

Actually the other user Orangematz pointed out a pretty decent laptop, with all around better specs, and Dell being the durable monsters they are is well. Better build quality.

Of course it'd be much easier replacing the HDD in this one with the SSD but the total price would be 557$

You wouldn't need the extra ram either, and as far as I can tell there is no downside in regards to specs, but this is all assuming the price increase is fine.

What I still offered IS going to work for you either way, just one is better and fits your budget.

Need a laptop for college and some light gaming, like very light. [R]

3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 1, 2016

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: US and A Greatest Country in the World

  • Budget range: $350-650

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): College and some light gaming

  • Screen size preference:14-15

  • OS preference (Windows/Mac/Linux):Windows

  • Gaming requirements (list example games and desired fps/settings): League 30 on low settings

  • Other performance requirements (video editing, CAD, etc.):n/a

  • Portability requirements (constantly carried, frequently moved, mostly stationary, etc.):to and fro on a small campus

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): brand that is reputable and such

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great):

Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one or two)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight -vs- High performance: long battery and medium to high performance(nothing crazy)

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: lower price but not trashy

List any critical features:

Which features would you pay a premium for? (eg. high resolution screen, great keyboard/touchpad/audio, low noise/heat): at least FHD, backlit keyboard, and possibly a hybrid hdd (not completely needed but would be nice).

3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 1, 2016

What about this?

Broke college student looking to replace my recently broken laptop. [R]

3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 1, 2016

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: St. Louis, MO USA

  • Budget range: $500-650 but would want to keep it cheap as possible

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): Mostly used for studying/homework, reddit, MS office applications, a lot of cloud based storage, skype, and a little photoshop

  • Screen size preference: 15-17" but willing to go smaller if over budget.

  • OS preference (Windows/Mac/Linux): Windows 10

  • Gaming requirements (list example games and desired fps/settings): Might use it to stream from Xbox One, not sure of what the requirements are.

  • Other performance requirements (video editing, CAD, etc.): Photoshop, very light use.

  • Portability requirements (constantly carried, frequently moved, mostly stationary, etc.): Mostly stationary.

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): Asus would be nice but not necessary.

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): none that I can think of.

Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one or two)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight -vs- High performance: Long battery life

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: build quality

List any critical features:: It would be great to have a large and fast HDD. 1tb with 7200 rpm would be amazing, but I'm willing to sacrifice a little space if I can get 7200rpm. Not smaller than 500gb though.

Which features would you pay a premium for? (eg. high resolution screen, great keyboard/touchpad/audio, low noise/heat): 1080p screen, numerical pad, good keyboard would be nice for writing a lot, USB 3.0 is a must, I would prefer no disk drive if possible, and low heat if possible.

This is the laptop I'm coming from, I got is as a gift about 4yrs ago.

3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 1, 2016

What about this?

Looking for a laptop to use on campus [R]

3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Dec. 31, 2015

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: U.S.A
  • Budget range: $0-$700
  • Purpose: University (Computer Information Systems/Information Systems Security) Degree and non-gaming use (youtube, reddit and such)
  • Screen size preference: None
  • OS preference: Windows
  • Gaming requirements: None
  • Other performance requirements: None
  • Portability requirements: University only
  • Brand preferences and reasons: None
  • Any particular style that you like: None
    Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one or two)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight -vs- High performance: Low Weight

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Build Quality

List any critical features:
Which features would you pay a premium for? (eg. high resolution screen, great keyboard/touchpad/audio, low noise/heat): Great keyboard

3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Dec. 31, 2015

Sure, what about this?

WTB a laptop in the US: 13"-15", less than $600, CD/DVD drive [R]

3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Dec. 28, 2015

So I am attempting to assist my girlfriend in finding a new laptop. She isn't a gamer so she definitely won't need to spring for excess RAM, a high end video card or processor. Really, it just needs to be able to: - Store photos - Microsoft suite - Internet browsing - Play DVDs/CDs

I'm hesitant to send her to BestBuy because I know their tactics of upselling and pushing products that aren't necessary. I tried some of the guides and sites, but most of them continue to suggest 2 in 1s or something without an optical drive.

Your help is much appreciated!! I'm going to fill in the questionnaire to help provide better insight: LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: United States(New York)

  • Budget range: $400-$600 USD

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): Portable

  • Screen size preference: 13"-15"

  • OS preference (Windows/Mac/Linux): Windows

  • Gaming requirements (list example games and desired fps/settings): Solitaire

  • Other performance requirements (video editing, CAD, etc.): Able to run a media player and load/browse 100s of pictures

  • Portability requirements (constantly carried, frequently moved, mostly stationary, etc.): Mostly stationary with the ability to be moved

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): N/A, very flexible here

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): Something not too bulky and somewhat stylish(It's for a girl girly who's favorite color isn't pink if that makes any sense...)

Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one or two)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight -vs- High performance: Low weight

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Whatever the best quality for $600 or less allows

List any critical features: CD/DVD Drive; Inclusion of Microsoft office suite would be ideal, but not critical

Which features would you pay a premium for? (eg. high resolution screen, great keyboard/touchpad/audio, low noise/heat): Low noise/heat

3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Dec. 31, 2015

Sure, what about this?

US 500 DOLLARS LAPTOP [R]

3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Dec. 30, 2015

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

Country of purchase: US

Budget range:  $500 

Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): ultra portable/netbook
Screen size preference: 13, though anywhere between 11 and 15 is ok.

OS preference (Windows/Mac/Linux): I'm putting Linux on it, so as long as that's supported I don't care what the machine ships with.

Gaming requirements (list example games and desired fps/settings): None

Other performance requirements (video editing, CAD, etc.): None 

Portability requirements (constantly carried, frequently moved, mostly stationary, etc.): Constantly carried

Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): None

Any particular style that you like (examples are great):Something like a zenbook/macbook air/dell xps 13

Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one or two)

Long battery life -vs- Low weight -vs- High performance: Low weight / High performance.. Rather have long battery life and low weight.

Build quality -vs- Low price: Build quality, I don't want to have to replace this for a couple years

List any critical features:

must be able to run linux. This means it should probably have an intel processor.

The laptop can't be massive, It needs to easily fit in my bag with all my other stuff.

Which features would you pay a premium for? (eg. high resolution screen, great keyboard/touchpad/audio, low noise/heat): A nice screen thats atleast 1920x1080 and good keyboard/touchpad, low noise/heat

3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Dec. 31, 2015

Unfortunately.

An alternative would be this.

USA $500, Laptop for programming and school [R]

3 years, 8 months agosilents429 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Dec. 22, 2015
  • Country of purchase: USA
  • Budget range: $500 can go up to $600 if there is something way better
  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): Something portable for programming
  • Screen size preference: Doesn't really matter.
  • OS preference (Windows/Mac/Linux): Dualboot windows & Ubuntu. Also will run Kali from a USB
  • Gaming requirements (list example games and desired fps/settings): I don't need it for gaming
  • Other performance requirements (video editing, CAD, etc.): programming and office for school
  • Portability requirements (constantly carried, frequently moved, mostly stationary, etc.): Constantly carried.
  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): No brand preference.
  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): Does not matter
  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one or two)
  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight -vs- High performance: Low weight and high performance
  • Build quality -vs- Low price:
  • List any critical features:
  • Which features would you pay a premium for? (eg. high resolution screen, great keyboard/touchpad/audio, low noise/heat):
3 years, 8 months agosilents429 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Dec. 25, 2015

What problem specifically are you talking about?

Linux has wonderful support for Intel and Nvidia.

Otherwise

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-15-i5558-5718SLV-Signature/dp/B018LH6FWK/ref=zgbs565108_6

Since you have money to spare, I would suggest you buy an 250gb SSD to replace the slow HDD inside the laptop, the speed increase will be very noticeable.

Looking for a laptop around $500-600 [R]

3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Dec. 21, 2015

My desktop died and looking to replace with a laptop. Use is home - primarily browsing internet, youtube. Also, microsoft office. Just want something reliable.

Country of purchase: US Budget range: Under $500-600 Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): Internet (browsing & videos), microsoft office Screen size preference: ~15" OS preference (Windows/Mac/Linux): Windows

I saw the prepicks (?) on the sidebar - but the one in my price range is sold out.

3 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Dec. 22, 2015

It wouldn't hurt to wait for it to come into stock.

But if not, you can check out this.

14-16in Laptop 900-1080p, USA, <$1000 [R]

3 years, 8 months agodAKirby309 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Dec. 21, 2015
  • Country of purchase: USA

  • Budget range: < $1000

  • Purpose: Internet browsing, script writing

  • Screen size preference: 1600x900 or 1920x1080, 14-16in

  • OS preference: Not OSX

  • Gaming requirements: None

  • Other performance requirements (video editing, CAD, etc.): None

  • Portability requirements:: frequently moved

  • Brand preferences and reasons: Not Lenovo. I feel like their build quality has declined over the last few years. Keyboard quality has gone down. Key presses don't feel as nice and they have been removing keys and light indicators that I used (eg caps lock).

Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one or two) Long battery life - 6+ hours Build quality - high

List any critical features: Trackball - It allows me to move the mouse without taking my fingers off the keyboard Able to expand screen with a 2nd monitor

Which features would you pay a premium for? (eg. high resolution screen, great keyboard/touchpad/audio, low noise/heat): trackball, low heat, great keyboard, high screen resolution

3 years, 8 months agodAKirby309 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Dec. 21, 2015

Check out a Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-5717SLV (if you can find one still), Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-5718SLV, or something similar possibly.

Packed full of features - 15.6 in. display, 1080p, powerful processor, decent graphics power, good build quality (I have the 5717 and it feels and looks quite premium), good battery life, touchscreen, and other things. If you can get your hands on one, they are selling between $400 and $600 in various places (on sale, they're worth much more). I hear those laptops are also quiet and don't get very hot. Here's one place for the 5718: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018LH6FWK?keywords=Dell%20Inspiron%2015%20i5558-5717SLV&qid=1450748194&ref=sr1_1&sr=8-1

Microsoft store used to have the 5717 but it recently ran out: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Dell-Inspiron-15-i5558-5717SLV-Signature-Edition-Laptop/productID.326885200

It doesn't have a trackball... what laptop has a trackball? Not being critical, it's an honest question.

Budget Family laptop. 15" - US - 450 or less. [R]

3 years, 8 months agoSaneBRZ posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Dec. 21, 2015

Hi all, In the market for a family laptop around $450. Mostly for web browsing, streaming. Kids will be using it for homework. Ages 5 & 7. (MS Word/Works) We had a Compaq Presario cq61, which fit our needs very well. But it no longer works. We borrowed our niece's HP Stream Notebook, and I do not like it at all. It is very slow. Thanks for any input. I am pretty lost with all the options available out there.

  • Country of purchase: US

  • Budget range: $450

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): Desktop replacement. Family use. No gaming. Enough hd space for pics/vids, 1tb. Will mostly be used for web browsing, kids homework, streaming. Speed is important. Bluetooth required. Memory card reader would be nice

  • Screen size preference: 15

  • OS preference (Windows/Mac/Linux): Windows

  • Gaming requirements (list example games and desired fps/settings): None

  • Other performance requirements (video editing, CAD, etc.): Would prefer it not be slow.

  • Portability requirements (constantly carried, frequently moved, mostly stationary, etc.): Mostly stationary.

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): None

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): None

Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one or two)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight -vs- High performance: High Performance.
  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Low price

List any critical features: Would prefer 1 TB HD. High speed. 15" screen. bluetooth. Which features would you pay a premium for? (eg. high resolution screen, great keyboard/touchpad/audio, low noise/heat):

3 years, 8 months agoSaneBRZ posted on SuggestALaptop.
Dec. 21, 2015

A few bucks over your budget, but you could take a look at this Dell Inspiron 15 i5558:

  • 15.6 inch, 1920x1080p IPS touchscreen
  • Intel i5-4210U + 8 GB of RAM
  • 1 TB HDD
  • Intel HD 4400 graphics
  • Price: $469

Mom is looking for a laptop for Christmas [R]

3 years, 8 months agoSaneBRZ posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Dec. 20, 2015

My mom's boyfriend is buying my mom a laptop for Christmas. She will use it for basic stuff, i'm sure not gaming. The only specification she gave me was a 15.6" screen. Looking for recommendations, I don't want to give wrong advice to her! So far this seems like a good option. Is there a better one?

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: United States (Michigan)

  • Budget range: She didn't give but I would assume $300-$600

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): I'd say desktop replacement. A computer my mom can use for work/e-mails/facebook/photos

  • Screen size preference: 15.6"

  • OS preference (Windows/Mac/Linux): Windows

  • Gaming requirements (list example games and desired fps/settings): lol nope

  • Other performance requirements (video editing, CAD, etc.): n/a

  • Portability requirements (constantly carried, frequently moved, mostly stationary, etc.): I would say she won't be moving it around too much, mainly a desktop replacement

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): She previously had a Sony laptop which she liked.

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): nope

Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one or two)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight -vs- High performance: Long battery life

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Quality

List any critical features: n/a Which features would you pay a premium for? (eg. high resolution screen, great keyboard/touchpad/audio, low noise/heat): good battery, high resolution (easier on her eyes), low heat would be good.

3 years, 8 months agoSaneBRZ posted on SuggestALaptop.
Dec. 21, 2015

> high resolution (easier on her eyes)

The Toshiba you linked has a 1366x768p display, which is the lowest resolution you can get on a 15.6 inch laptop.

For the same price you can get this Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-5718SLV:

  • 15.6 inch, 1920x1080p IPS touchscreen
  • Intel i5-4210U + 8 GB of RAM
  • 1 TB HDD
  • Intel HD 4400 graphics
  • Price: $468

It's also a Microsoft Signature Edition, which means it will come without any 3rd party bloatware.