Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY 15.6 Inch UHD Touchscreen Laptop (6th Generation Intel Core i7 2.6 GHz Processor, 1 TB HDD, 16 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, Windows 10)

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- The best price we've seen on Amazon in the past 12 months was on April 27, 2019. The current price is considered low and a good time to buy. It is 15% higher than the cost at its lowest.


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The most expensive System76 computer is over 46000 dollars, what should i get instead. [R]

1 year, 6 months agoredlotusaustin posted submission on webdev.
Sept. 1, 2018

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1 year, 6 months agoredlotusaustin posted comment on webdev.
Sept. 1, 2018

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7559 and I love it: https://www.amazon.com/Dell-i7559-7512GRY-Touchscreen-Generation-Processor/dp/B015PZ0EHS

  • 16gb RAM
  • 256gb SSD + 1tb SSD
  • 4k touchscreen
  • 5+ hours battery life
  • Under $1000

Im looking for a 4K laptop [R]

2 years, 5 months agoRaXoRkIlLaE posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 23, 2017

Hey! Im looking for a good 4K laptop suggestions. it isnt for gaming, just for videos, images, movies etc. I would like it to be a notebook but so far from my searching that isnt possible. anyone got any suggestions?

2 years, 5 months agoRaXoRkIlLaE posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 23, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-i7559-7512GRY-Touchscreen-Generation-Processor/dp/B015PZ0EHS This if you can find it for sale. It's about a year old or so but it's 4k and has a decent enough GPU that can play light games such as CS:GO if that's what you're interested in.

Daily Simple Questions Thread - Aug 16, 2017 [R]

2 years, 7 months agoSalchichaChistosa posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 16, 2017

Got a simple question? Get a simple answer!

This thread is for all of the small and simple questions that you might have about computing that probably wouldn't work all too well as a standalone post. Software issues, build questions, game recommendations, post them here!

For the sake of helping others, please don't downvote questions! To help facilitate this, comments are sorted randomly for this post, so anyone's question can be seen and answered. That said, if you want to use a different sort, sort options are directly above the comment box.

Want to see more Simple Question threads? Here's all of them for your browsing pleasure!

2 years, 7 months agoSalchichaChistosa posted on pcmasterrace.
Aug. 16, 2017

Got a new laptop recently. this one to be exact. Works fine mostly. Tried playing Rainbow Six: Siege. I got about 22 fps regardless of the settings (tried low and high). I have the game set to use the dedicated video card rather than the integrated. The game isn't using all of my video memory, so I don't know the issue. I'm new to pc gaming

Buy / Sell / Trade Weekly Thread: July 07, 2017 [R]

2 years, 8 months agolady_lowercase posted submission on rva.
July 7, 2017

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2 years, 8 months agolady_lowercase posted on rva.
July 8, 2017

i have a (certified) refurbished dell laptop that i'm trying to sell that has never been used before. it comes in the box in which it was shipped to me by dell.

specs:

  • 1 terabyte sshd + 128 gigabyte ssd

  • dedicated video card: nvidia geforce gtx 960m 4gb gddr5

  • intel core i7-6700hq cpu @ 2.60 gigahertz

  • 15.6-inch touch screen with 4k ultra hd display

  • 16.0 gb ram

  • os: windows 10 home

here's a link to the laptop on amazon. you can find additional specifications listed at that link (or send me a message if you have any questions).

asking: $700 or best offer, otherwise i'm sending it to amazon on monday to be sold through their fulfillment by amazon.

Need a laptop for programming and some gaming - Budget: $600-950 [R]

2 years, 8 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 27, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: I can go up to $950, but might prefer a little bit cheaper.

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. I would like a 2 in 1 form factor if possible. If this means it has to convert into a tablet, that's not totally necessary, but I would like a touchscreen.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? I would like it to be somewhat portable, but it doesn't have to be ultra-thin/lightweight.

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

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

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I'm not a hardcore gamer, but I want the option to do some gaming. I also want to be able to do some programming on the laptop. Nothing major, just the ability to create simple apps/projects.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Probably games like LoL and Overwatch, but I may want to also play some games like Shadow of Mordor. I don't need to play things on the highest setting, but still want them to run well.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? I would like a touchscreen and optical drive, but it seems like not many have those and still manage to look sleek. I would rather not have a laptop that looks overtly like a gaming laptop, but am open to suggestions that look somewhat like them.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Not too picky, just want a reliable laptop that will allow me to do light gaming and programming. Thanks!

2 years, 8 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 28, 2017

How about the Dell Inspiron i7559 it has a 4K touch screen (it's not a ture 4K thougth it's RG/BW PenTile matrix, but you don't want the a 4K in the first place so i think it's okay ) a gtx 960 ( should run lol perfectly ) and you get a 128 SSD for faster booting and program starting

Opinions on Dell Outlet Inspiron 15 7559 $1000 [R]

2 years, 9 months agoJune 20, 2017

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2 years, 9 months agow311why posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 20, 2017

I JUST bought two of these from Dell outlet for 550 dollars refurbished w/o the SSD, that's a pretty bad deal. The GPU is also a 960m not a 960 and the display is apparently pentile (not true 4k) if that matters to you. The ram isn't an issue, the HDD is but there's an SSD in it.

If you really want that computer I think this is the exact same one for 850. https://www.amazon.com/Dell-i7559-7512GRY-Touchscreen-Generation-Processor/dp/B015PZ0EHS?SubscriptionId=AKIAJQYFXGBZ6MDO67HQ

(but it ships in like 1 to 2 months)

19/M/Architecture Student [R]

2 years, 11 months agoMrpeanutateyou posted submission on EDC.
April 5, 2017

How important is a large SSD for a laptop? [R]

3 years agogalaxycake posted submission on techsupport.
March 10, 2017

I'm looking into buying a new laptop (not for heavy gaming, but some) and I'm deciding between one with an 8GB SSD that's approximately $850 and one with a 128GB SSD that's $1200. All other components of the computer are the same (i7 6700 HQ, NVIDIA GTX 960 M, and 1TB HD). I'm leaning towards the cheaper option; however, would I regret not going for the bigger SSD for a couple hundred more?

I do light gaming (Minecraft, indie games, and games like Battlefield 1942 and sometimes GuildWars2). I also would love to do more music recording (with a condenser microphone and a power supply).

I can provide more info if needed. Thanks a lot!!

Edit: Here are links, and I made a typo - one has an 8GB SSD, the other has an 128GB SSD not 12.

3 years agogalaxycake posted on techsupport.
March 10, 2017

Overall I'm just generally confused. Is embedded flash cache very different from an SSD? Amazon has the laptop with both options, and specifies it to have an 8 or 128 GB SSD. Are they just wrong? lol

Looking for a sturdy laptop for digital art and gaming, 1500 USD, USA. [R]

3 years, 2 months agoTheGonvar posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 19, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: 1500 USD absolute maximum, less is better. I'm in the 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. Decent battery life is always appreciated, but the best specifications to my requirements is the ultimate priority for me. I do not want a 2 in 1 or a touchscreen.

  • How important is weight to you? It's not important.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. Windows 10

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15 inches at least, 17 preferred.

  • 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. I'm a digital artist, so I need this computer to be able to handle high-res digital painting (Photoshop, for example,) live streaming (XSplit) and the Wacom Cintiq driver. I also do a little gaming.

  • 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? Most of my games aren't terribly taxing, but my current computer struggles with Overwatch, so I'd like it to be easier on my next system. I'd like to play it with high settings, running at at least 30 FPS.

  • 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)? A good keyboard and casing (? is that the correct term? the plastic bits the keyboard and screen are set into) is important to me. My current one is very poorly made and I'm pretty fed up. A good monitor is of course useful as well.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. The less money I spend the better, but I'm willing to shell out the cash if this will last me longer than the cheap laptops I've had in the past. I want something that isn't going to fall apart.

I'm not a hardcore gamer really, but again, I'm willing to shell out the cash so the games I do play can look nice for once.

I hope I'm not coming off like a complete fool, any help would be appreciated.

3 years, 2 months agoTheGonvar posted on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 19, 2017

What about Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY A dedicated graphic card (960m) for photoshop and gaming, a good processor (i7) and a UHD screen, a SSD and HDD.

US / Under $1K / Almost Ready to Click Buy Button [R]

3 years, 2 months agoThe---Technician posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 4, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: <$1,000 United States

  • 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. I would really like a 2 in 1, but believe my budget severely limits this option

  • How important is weight to you? Weight not important, will occasionally travel with device

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. Windows 10

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Prefer 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. Occassional video editing; Spend most time using Chrome/FireFox, MS Office, MS Money, MS Flight, Google Earth, VLC Media Player, and Skype/WebEx/Video Conferencing

  • 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)? Musts include: 10-Key with a solid keyboard and an SSD to boot Windows and MS Office; would prefer SATA for additional storage, but not required; would like to take advantage of Windows 10 features like Hello (video recognition or fingerprint) and Touch Screen, prefer good build quality (my last two laptops were HP with brushed metal); Optical drive nice but not required; prefer the ability to encrypt the storage devices; ideally would have dedicated GPU; open to either AMD or Intel; prefer a minimum 8GB RAM; would like IPS display if possible

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I've come close to clickimg the buy button on the devices below, but would really like other recommendations.

Samsung - Notebook 7 Spin Model: NP740U5L-Y03US

Lenovo - Y700 Touch Model: 80NW0034US

Dell Inspiron Model: i7559-7512GRY

3 years, 2 months agoThe---Technician posted on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 4, 2017

For video editing, that Samsung would not be ideal as for video editing, a quad core processor preferably an i7 is recommended- that machine has a dual core i7 processor..The Lenovo is nice, but has only 8 GB RAM ( for video editing, I recommend more)... The Inspiron i7559-7512GRY matches your needs the best with it's powerful i7 quad core processor, 16 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD plus 1 TB HDD and of course it's decent gtx 960 dedicated graphics card... It also has the touch screen which you like ..Don't depend on it's 4k screen resolution though, as it is not the true 4k... You have used HP laptops before, if you like the brand, this HP Pavilion 15 Touch would be a great pick for you for a number of reasons.... It has a nice IPS touchscreen display, 16 GB RAM, a powerful quad core i7 processor, nice storage with an SSD of course, and a solid gtx 960 dedicated graphics card.. It does have a nice keyboard and solid chassis

HP Spectre x360 worth it for Video? [R]

3 years, 3 months agownstkd2000 posted submission on computers.
Nov. 24, 2016

I'm looking to move on from my old Macbook and get a Windows machine. Besides web surfing, one of my main uses would be heavy video editing, some movies, and a bit of gaming. Best Buy has the system up for Black Friday at $999.99: i7, 16 gb RAM, 512 SSD. Anybody think this will be a good system for me, or have alternative suggestions?

3 years, 3 months agownstkd2000 posted on computers.
Nov. 24, 2016

Hmm...most 360 degrees laptops will include touchscreens, but they are more set-up for the daily use, not high-performance laptops. There are some laptops with touchscreens that gives high performance, but they are not 360 degrees supported, like the one i've mentioned: ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW

also check this out: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015PZ0EHS/ref=asliqfspasiniltl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B015PYZK4Q&linkCode=as2&tag=classylps-20&linkId=WF4UWCF6AFNCCBZT&th=1 less portable, but more performance + touchscreen

Looking for Gaming Laptop (600-900$) for younger cousin [R]

3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Nov. 11, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: 600-900$ budget, 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. Good battery life is always a plus, but not necessarily prioritized.

  • How important is weight to you? Should not be a problem whatsoever.

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

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

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. If you have no requirements, put N/A. He's looking to play games like League, maybe Overwatch, not necessarily the most intensive games, but having the ability to run games in the future is important. He also wants to be able to use OBS so I think the processor should be at least an i5.

  • 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? I don't think that there's a specific FPS he wants to hit, but I definitely want him to enjoy mid-high settings. See above for games.

  • 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)? If any, preferably a laptop that can last if taken care of. As in durable builds that won't break just from normal wear. Maybe a possibility for easy upgrades would be nice too.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. So prior to posting, I was doing some research based on the vague answers he was giving me, but I figured I would ask you wonderful people for your opinions. Currently, I've picked out several, and would like to hear from people (especially those that have owned them) about their experiences.

750$ MSI GL62 6QF-1446

800$ Dell Inspiron i7559-2512

760$Dell 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop

There were some expensive ~1000$ MSI ones, but I thought that was pushing it. He's also looking at some HP Pavilion laptops that were in the 300-500$ range, but I told him they might not suit his needs. Also, I never liked HP for gaming so I suggested him go a little higher for a better gaming experience.

Thanks a lot in advance, and I would appreciate it if you guys share your thoughts about anything in this post.

3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Nov. 12, 2016

Do you mean having both HDD and SSD ? I believe so since it is available from Amazon, but if you want SSD, you can get the pure SSD version here.

For the same price, is there a better laptop I could get than the Dell XPS 15? [R]

3 years, 4 months agohairyboobs69 posted submission on laptops.
Nov. 4, 2016

I'm looking at getting a late 2015 Dell XPS 15 (9550)with these specs:

Processor: Intel Core 6th Generation i7-6700HQ Processor (Quad Core, up to 3.50 GHz, 6M Cache, 45W)

512GB PCIe M.2 NVMe Class 40 SSD

16GB (2x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Memory

15.6inch 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) InfinityEdge touch

NVIDIA GTX 960M 2GB DDR

The price is going to be about $1500,and I was wondering if there was another laptop at this price that has better specs. I haven't found any, and I wanted to know if you knew of any.

Thank you for your help

I am a CS major in the US, and will be using whatever laptop I get for a lot of programming/development, and possibly a little CAD, among others

3 years, 4 months agohairyboobs69 posted on laptops.
Nov. 6, 2016

I just purchased a dell inspiron i7559 with identical specs from the dell outlet for 800$. You do have to order it from the online chat assistance though as they aren't listed on the site inventory.

[US/Any $/13"-15"] - Alternative to new 15" MBP: Any PC laptops with quad-core CPU, <5 lbs, discrete GPU, QHD screen, USB-C Thunderbolt 3 (just one port), and >8 hours battery life? [R]

3 years, 4 months agoNov. 4, 2016

I'm looking to upgrade my 2013 15" MBP, and I was a little disappointed by the new MBP announcement (I couldn't care less about the touch-bar, although I like the move to USB-C TB3, and I'd prefer something cheaper but am willing to pay that amount), so I started looking at alternatives, but I couldn't find anything which suited what I want...

Here's why I want those specs:

  • Quad Core CPU - I do a lot of work on pretty big images in Photoshop and Lightroom, which uses a lot of CPU.

  • <5 lbs - I carry my laptop around every day.

  • Discrete GPU - I game just enough to care about it (a few hours of Rocket League per week). Also Photoshop uses it a decent amount.

  • QHD Screen - Honestly, after getting accustomed to a retina screen, lower res text looks terrible to me (I also do a lot of coding).

  • USB-C Thunderbolt - In the next couple of years, I'll have a lot more free time, and there's a good chance I'll want to get more into gaming. So I'd want to be able to get an external GPU. "But they're so expensive! Just build a small desktop!" Yeah, I'm really considering that, but I would prefer to do everything on one machine.

  • >8 hours battery life - I make long flights pretty frequently.

Here's what I've looked at:

  • Dell XPS 15 - either no QHD screen, or short battery life

  • Dell XPS 13 - no discrete GPU

  • Microsoft Surface Book - no USB-C / TB3 (so close! Maybe next iteration?)

  • ASUS Zenbook Pro - short battery life

  • Razer Blade - short battery life

  • Razer Blade Stealth - no discrete GPU, dual-core CPU

And plenty of other gaming laptops that are too big.

3 years, 4 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Nov. 4, 2016

Well it looks like you are looking for the perfect non existing laptop, so what is the thing or two you can let go ?

Other options that was not mentioned is this Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY because it checks off almost everything, Quad Core CPU check, Discrete GPU check (960M so it should run most mainstream games on low to medium with ease and high on older ones), <5 lbs check, QHD Screen check, >8 hours battery life semi check, but no USB-C Thunderbolt(I think this is your best option since you really won't need Thunderbolt except after a couple of years as per you.

Another one is ASUS ZenBook UX303UB lacks the Quad core and Thunderbolt, but it is way lighter and everything else is there (weaker GPU though).

Another option will have USB C, but not thunderbolt and weaker battery but everything else is there.

What do you guys think ? u/peweje , u/Aksen, u/Ahanix,

[USA-NJ] [H] 2013 MacBook Pro 15" [W] Paypal, Cash [R]

3 years, 5 months agoChief_Sloth posted submission on appleswap.
Oct. 23, 2016

Selling my MBP 15, looking to get a windows laptop I'm the only owner, can provide original digital receipt if needed

Specs: Late 2013 Retina Macbook Pro 15-inch 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB 512GB PCIe-based flash storage

Includes: rMBP 15, Charger, Original Box

Asking price is $1000 + shipping or local trade (NJ)

Time Stamps: http://imgur.com/a/R3ABf

3 years, 4 months agoChief_Sloth posted on appleswap.
Oct. 31, 2016

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-2512BLK-Generation-GeForce/dp/B015PZ0EHS/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1477945970&sr=8-1&keywords=dell%2Bi7559&th=1

it is this one. make sure you have the 16gb of ram option selected with uhd touchscreen to see the right laptop

Laptop for work -- US, $1200 [R]

3 years, 5 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 3, 2016
  • 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. Battery life is great.

  • How important is weight to you? Not at all.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Indifferent. The main thing is that it'll be able to connect to 4k TV.

  • 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. Gaming is not important. Ability to utilize a 4k screen is.

  • 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)? Reliable. Touch screen not needed but not necessarily opposed.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Good processor and a decent SSD size with a video card capable of projecting to a 4k monitor. Gaming isn't important as it's for work. Programs would be simple like Excel and other data input programs.

3 years, 5 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 3, 2016

I would recommend this Dell Inspiron i7559 because it comes with Intel Core i7 2.6 GHz 6th Generation Processor(one of the best CPU in the market), 1 TB HDD, 16 GB RAM(great for multitasking), 128 GB SSD(great for faster booting and loading), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, Windows 10 and with great battery life.

15" laptop, US, $1500 [R]

3 years, 5 months agoOct. 3, 2016

Need at least an i5, at least 8gb ram. Need windows. Needs SSD or be cheap enough to buy SSD separately and upgrade. Needs to be upgradable to 16gb ram.

Prefer long battery life over powerful GPU. Not going to be gaming/3d modeling.

Don't care about weight at all. Prefer smaller dimensions, but looks are lowest priority.

Was looking at the Dell Inspiron 15 line and Thinkpad T series, any other good ones?

3 years, 5 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 3, 2016

I would recommend this Dell Inspiron i7559 because it comes with Intel Core i7 2.6 GHz 6th Generation Processor(one of the best CPU in the market), 1 TB HDD, 16 GB RAM(great for multitasking), 128 GB SSD(great for faster booting and loading), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, Windows 10 and with great battery life.

14inch+, US, max $2500 - Hardcore Programming [R]

3 years, 6 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 23, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: (United States) 2500, including warranty and shipping, so probably $2000 for the laptop

  • 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. Battery life > 6 hours (actual battery life under normal use), appropriate specs very important

  • How important is weight to you? Anything under 5lbs is fine

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

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

  • 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. CLion, Webstorm (at the same time), Virtual Box (x2), 20+ browser tabs including streaming music

  • 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)? Good input devices, solid build.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. The memory should probably be 16gig DDR4 (have you heard of Row Hammer hardware attacks?). The processor should probably be a quad-core i7 -- JetBrains and the VMs can both take advantage of hyperthreading IIRC. I'm also interested in PCIe for the SSD, as I hear it's quite a bit faster than sata

I'm somewhat torn between the following choices:

  • Lenovo T460p
    • Pros: solid and reliable, Linux support, optional battery upgrade for 8+ hours. "Dual Channel Capable"
    • Cons: A bit ugly, and with the big battery a little bulky. Only uses one-channel for the 16gig DDR4, and uses Sata for the hard drive
  • Razer Blade (the new one coming out in October with the 1060) --
    • Pros: Beautiful, powerful, light, decent battery. Dual-channel memory. PCIe SSD. ~6 hours battery life?
    • Cons: Unsure about Linux compatibility and the fans I hear get really loud. Also, the border on the screen is rather large. Black aluminum is a fingerprint magnet. Cannot upgrade memory. 4+ hours battery life. Fans on bottom of laptop in bad position causing air-flow blockage when used on lap. Fans always on.
  • Dell XPS 15 --
    • Pros: Relatively light, powerful, stylish. Bigger screen in a smaller form-factor. ~5 hours battery life? Upgradeable RAM
    • Cons: Buggy, from what I hear. Unknown Linux support. Poor input devices. Webcam in an awkward location. Battery life could be better.
  • Gigabyte Aero 14
    • Just found out about this one and haven't had time to read through many reviews
    • Pros: 8+ hour battery life, 15.6 inch screen under 5 lbs
    • Cons: Comes with a HDD -- I don't want movable parts :(

I went with the Lenovo P50 with a xeon e3 1505m, 32gigs DDR4, 512gb PCIe SSD, and 5+ hours of battery life.

3 years, 6 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 23, 2016

What about this Dell Inspiron i7559 it checks off a lot of your requirement, i7 quad core, 16 gb, SSD, under 5 lbs, very good battery life.

(US, 1500) Looking for a laptop that will last me through college CS or Mechanical Eng(IDK yet) Major [R]

3 years, 6 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 15, 2016

Total budget and country of purchase: -$1000-$1500

How important is weight to you? -Below 5.5 lbs

Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. -13 - 15.6"

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. -I dont know yet not in college

Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. - Hi I am starting my senior year of high school right now and I am looking for a sold laptop I can take to college with me. I am applying as a Computer Science major with an alt major of mechanical engineering. If anyone has any advice for what kind of laptops are good for college in those majors please feel free to share. Also if you think I should wait for the next generation of Intel chips lmk as well because if I needed to wait I could go without a laptop for a while, or just buy a cheap one to last me til the new generations! I would also like this laptop to last me through all 4 years of college so I do not mind spending a little more money if I need to. Some things that are important to me are: Screen resolution Battery life Comfort of keyboard I am open to trying any OS and any brands! Right now I am currently looking at http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/t-series/t460p/?menu-id=thinkpad_t460phttp://www.apple.com/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro?product=MF840LL/A&step=config#http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-13-9350-laptop/pd?oc=fncwt5153b&model_id=xps-13-9350-laptophttps://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Surface-Pro-4/productID.325711500 (The i5, 8gb ram and 256 gb SSd) New Razer Stealth Blade http://www.razerzone.com/store/razer-blade-stealth

Update:

I wanted to add that I have a gaming desktop that I plan to bring with me as well. I dont think I will need so much heavy duty power in a laptop with access to this.

3 years, 6 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 15, 2016

I would suggest this Dell Inspiron i7559 because it comes with great specs(Intel Core i7 2.6 GHz 6th Generation Processor, 1 TB HDD, 16 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, Windows 10), has great build quality, battery life between 5.5 to 7.5 with light to moderate usage and under 5 lbs.

Laptop for Engineering student to run CAD applications, MatLab etc. [R]

3 years, 6 months agoSept. 14, 2016

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3 years, 6 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 14, 2016

I would recommend this Dell Inspiron i7559 because it checks off all your needs, i7 6700 HQ quad core CPU(which is powerful enough for CAD and Matlab), 16 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, touchscreen and within budget and a 960M GPU for your occasional gaming

Sysadmin work, anti-glare, backlit keys, light weight [R]

3 years, 6 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 11, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1200, 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. Backlit keyboard, battery ~8hrs, no 2n1 needed, matte screen required

  • How important is weight to you? less than 5 lbs desired

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. Win 7, 8, 10 Pro

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 1080p

  • 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. VirtualBox, Putty, basic sysadmin toolkit

  • 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)? backlit keyboard

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I am trying to replace a Dell E6430

3 years, 6 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 11, 2016

I would suggest this Dell Inspiron i7559 because it comes with Intel Core i7 2.6 GHz 6700 HQ quad core(one of the best CPU in the market) , 1 TB HDD, 16 GB RAM(great for multitasking), 128 GB SSD(great for faster booting and loading), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M( nice bonus for any GPU tasks), Windows 10, 4.6 lbs, and very good battery life.

$1000 budget with a need of a little bit of everything [R]

3 years, 6 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 5, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase:

Around $1000 in the US*

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.

Best for the money. Battery life doesn't really matter too much

How important is weight to you?

I'd like it to be lighter if possible. Sleek, yanno?

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

Windows but I want to be able to switch between both. I could look up how to do that though.

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. If you have no requirements, put N/A.

premier pro and audio FL studio with gaming mixed in

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? I want to be able to play Arma 3 and have it run well

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)? I'd like a sleek design

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

I'd prefer a nicer screen so that I can use it as a second monitor if I need to.

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

Ah, the ones that have 4K are above your budget on Amazon. You may be interested in this but it is still more than you want to spend.

GIS and Photo Editing Computer [R]

3 years, 6 months agoThe---Technician posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 28, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1200, preferably under $1000, United States
  • 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. A battery life of at least 3-4 hours is necessary, but other things listed below are more important.
  • How important is weight to you? Very important. Because I will be carrying this computer to campus I would prefer that it is less than 5 pounds.
  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. Windows
  • Do you have a preferred screen size? Prefer 15" or under
  • 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. I am going to be running a variety of GIS programs, PhotoShop, and other similar programs. I will be running Office quite a bit. 3D software is going to be run as well, so a good graphics card and processing speed is essential.
  • 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)? Touch-screen is a plus.
  • *Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. * I would prefer a SSD, and at least 8 GB of Ram.
3 years, 6 months agoThe---Technician posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 28, 2016

If you really want a touch screen, this Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY would be nice.

[USA-PA] [H] Lenovo Y50 Gaming Laptop [W] Paypal [R]

3 years, 6 months agoAug. 27, 2016

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3 years, 6 months agoArcosah posted on hardwareswap.
Aug. 28, 2016

It's this laptop. I have added a 250GB Samsung Evo (M.2 type) upgraded the stock 8GB of random stock RAM to 16GB name brand, and upgraded the wireless card from the 7260 to the 7265. I haven't looked it up to see what it is worth, I may be willing to trade for the Yoga 3 Pro though if you're interested. I had a Yoga 1 a long time ago and loved it but I hate Lenovo so I'd have to do some research and see if the 3 Pro is up to par or another Lenovo butchering.

Laptop For Casual Gaming [R]

3 years, 7 months agoAug. 22, 2016

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3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 22, 2016

if you are willing to go a little bit outside your budget, the Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY would be an amazing choice for your gaming desires. it come packed with a powerful intel quad core cpu, a good 16 gb ram, a dedicated 960m gpu and a great 128gb ssd plus a massive 1tb hdd storage space. it also has a decent screen resolution, nice battery life and it is fairly portable.

(U.S.) Lightweight Laptop, Screen Size <15", ~$1100 Budget, Sufficient GPU for Casual Gaming, Battery Life Must be Good [R]

3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 22, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1100, U.S. Of course, anything under that has everything I'm looking for is great too.

  • 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. I'd like a battery life of around 6 hours, at LEAST, and best specifications for my money. A 2 in 1 is NOT a must.

  • How important is weight to you? Very important. I will be carrying it around for for 7 periods, weekly. Under 4 lbs. would be GREAT, but definitely not over 5 lbs.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Under 15". If I really, REALLY have to, I guess 15" is ok.

  • 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. Yeah, medium to high level gaming. Games I enjoy include: Mad Max, GTA V, Just Cause 3, Rocket League, Fallout 4, Minecraft (I know, I know. It's nice to relax to though), The Witcher 3, some Assassin's Creeds, Stardew Valley, Skyrim, and the Sims.

  • 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? I'd like to play all these games on medium or high settings with a preferred FPS of around 40-60+.

  • 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)? Since it's going to be carried around a lot, great build quality is a MUST. So is a good keyboard, touchpad, and THINNESS (1" is definitely in the red zone for me). No backlighting wouldn't be a deal breaker, but it's a nice thing to have, for sure. I could settle for a FHD res, but anything higher that still provides a great battery life is A+.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I seriously don't like hardcore gamer aesthetics on a laptop. Anything with a flashy top, brightly colored vents + keys, an oddly shaped form, and the like is NOT what I'm looking for.

Thank you for your time and suggestions, in advance =)

3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 22, 2016

this great Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY is a bit outside your budget but it seems to be a pretty decent option for your requirement as well as uses that you have for this laptop.it comes with a powerful intel quad core i7 cpu, an 16 gb ram, a dedicated 960m gpu, a amazing 128gb ssd plus a 1tb hdd storage, good battery life, portable weighing just over 4 pounds, nice backlit keyboard and is pretty thin. this laptop will do a stellar job at those tasks you mentioned.

Which of these should I get? [R]

3 years, 7 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 20, 2016

So I have narrowed down my buying to 2 laptops, these 2:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015PZ0EHS/ref=olp_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me=

&

https://www.amazon.com/ZenBook-UX303UB-13-3-Inch-Touchscreen-Discrete/dp/B014VHVZFQ

I like the larger SSD in the Asus, but I am not sure if the 940 will be good enough.

Most of my use will be for movies, Youtube and Reddit, But occasionally I would like to use it for older games like Fallout New Vegas, Runescape, Skyrim, and hopefully Rocket League!

I also like the Zenbooks form factor more though. I think it looks better, like that it is 13 inches vs 15.6, and is 3 lbs lighter!

So what should I get? Larger SSD and more portable with a 1800p screen, or the better GPU and the 4k screen?

3 years, 7 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 20, 2016

The 940M for those games will actually be more than enough, but I would still recommend this configuration of the Dell Inspiron i7559 because it has more ram which will help with the multi tasking(opening a lot of tabs at once while browsing), the better GPU for better "future prof" more so since the newer GPUs has already been released, and because the attractive extra storage of the Zenbook is not needed since the dell has 128 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD (which you can use just for storage and keep the SSD for the OS), so unless there is a reason you would prefer lighter laptop with a small screen (like if you are planning to take it with you across campus on a daily basis or something similar) I would go with the Dell

Looking for a cheap gaming laptop without a matte screen (under $1,300) [R]

3 years, 7 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 19, 2016

So long story short, I hate matte screens! I feel like they ruin colors and saturation. I much prefer a glossy, glass looking screen. I have a Toshiba Chromebook 2, and it's screen blows me away at how good it looks (especially for a sub $300 laptop).

My other requirements are at least a 960m, under 6.5 pounds, 8gb off RAM (preferably DDR 4), a large SSD and a decent CPU. Does a laptop like this exist? Thanks in advance!

P.S. I'm on mobile, so sorry for not filing out the form!

3 years, 7 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 19, 2016

I agree with the first recommendation, but since you can afford it, I would go with this configuration because it has an extra 128 GB SSD and extra 8 GB ram, which will provide much better performance.

Looking for a gaming laptop that's light, and has an IPS display! (Under $1,200) [R]

3 years, 7 months agoAug. 19, 2016

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3 years, 7 months agotechspectacle posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 19, 2016

Hey,

For this price you can't go past the Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY.

It meets all your requirements, GTX 960M, 16GB of RAM, and an i7 6700HQ processor.

Unfortunately it does only have a 128GB SSD, which I wouldn't call 'large'. It does include a 1TB hard drive however.

I would challenge you to find a laptop with equivalent specs with a bigger SSD in this price range though. The most you're going to find is 256GB and that is in models like the Dell 7559 7000 Series. The downside is that you're going to trade off specs for a bigger hard drive.

Additionally, both of these laptops have an upgradeable m.2 slot which allows you to install an extra hard drive if you desperately need more room, note that the SSD will need to be 2.5" to fit into the upgrade slot.

School/light gaming laptop that will last [R]

3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 18, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1200, 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. Good battery life and good specs

  • How important is weight to you? Very important!! Would like something as light as possible.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15-16"

  • 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. Gaming

  • 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? I play league of legends a lot. I want to play it on max settings and get perfect performance.

  • 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)? Good keyboard.

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

I'll be carrying it around a lot, between rooms while using it and to other places too. I'm going to play a lot of league of legends on it. And I might bring it to class sometimes.

Just want something high quality that will hopefully last a long time. I had my current laptop for 7 years :)

3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 18, 2016

id suggest you get this nice fairly lightweight Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY. for its fast intel quad core i7 processing speed, good gaming capability with its nice 960m gpu, great ram 16gb, and a blazing fast 128gb ssd plus a 1tb hdd.

[USA] $1000 Gaming and Professional Use Laptop [R]

3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 16, 2016

Total budget and country of purchase: US. Budget of 1,000 (I can go a bit over) 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. Best specs. A laptop with low ram but expandable slots would be okay as I can always buy some more ram later. How important is weight to you? Not a big concern Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. Linux or Windows Do you have a preferred screen size? 17 or 15 inches (If I get better specs with a 17 inch i'll take it) 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. Multitasking, Gaming, Programming, and whatever else. 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 specifics here.. I play through games and drop them. Just would enjoy general high end gaming. 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)? Nice screen prefered. Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Been looking at this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834232863&Tpk=N82E16834232863 but was curious if there was anything better (Especially with the release of new cards would love to get my hands on a 1060 even if it meant waiting a bit longer) I would also prefer the laptop not look very flashy I would like to be able to use it in a professional environment if possible.

3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 16, 2016

take a look at this nice Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY

Need a portable laptop with good battery life that can run Overwatch for $1500. Buying from US. [R]

3 years, 7 months agoThe--Technician posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 16, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1500 from 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. good battery life (6 or 7 hours)

  • How important is weight to you? kinda important because I'll be carrying it to all my classes.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6" only

  • 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. Gaming - Overwatch (only game I'll play at uni)

  • 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? Overwatch - Quality: high - FPS: 30

  • 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)? backlit keyboard, numberpad, 1TB hard drive, hdmi port, mousepad w/ physical buttons

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. This will be for university next year (idk if this is helpful).

3 years, 7 months agoThe--Technician posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 16, 2016

The Inspiron i7559-7512GRY would be a very nice pick..It will run Overwatch on max settings easily, it is very light weighted and has a great battery life. It also satisfies all your other requirements listed above.

Need a portable laptop with good battery life that can run Overwatch for $1500. Buying from US. [R]

3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 16, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1500 from 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. good battery life (6 or 7 hours)

  • How important is weight to you? kinda important because I'll be carrying it to all my classes.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6" only

  • 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. Gaming - Overwatch (only game I'll play at uni)

  • 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? Overwatch - Quality: high - FPS: 30

  • 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)? backlit keyboard, numberpad, 1TB hard drive, hdmi port, mousepad w/ physical buttons

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. This will be for university next year (idk if this is helpful).

3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 16, 2016

how about this powerful lightweight Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY which carries a great i7 quad core cpu, a nice 16gb ram, a dedicated 960m gpu which will be great for overwatch and a super fast 128gb ssd plus a 1tb hdd storage space.

Laptop for school and gaming [R]

3 years, 7 months agoAug. 15, 2016

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3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 16, 2016

this Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY should be able to satisfy your gaming needs. it comes with a powerful intel quad core i7 cpu a nice 16gb ram, a dedicated 960m gpu and a nice 128gb ssd plus a 1tb hdd storage. or this decent ASUS K501UW-AB78 which has a larger ssd and a more professional look.

Laptop for Game Design and Gaming [R]

3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 14, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Up to $1,500 USD

  • 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. Looking for good battery life and best specs.

  • How important is weight to you? Lets try to keep it under 6 pounds

  • Which OS do you require? Windows please

  • 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. Basically should be able to play fallout 4 60fps.

  • 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? Fallout4 Medium 60fps

  • 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)? GOOD Keyboard. GREAT build quality.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I need this laptop to last me through college, so I am looking for something that has GREAT build quality Also with specs, would like those to be the latest gen intel chips. and 16GB of ram would be great.

3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 14, 2016

allow me to save you some money by introducing this powerful lightweight Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY. it sports a very nice professional look with very good gaming capabilities. its a nicely built PC with a powerful intel quad core i7 cpu, a nice 16gb ram, a dedicated 960m gpu, and a lovely 1tb hdd plus a 128gb ssd storage space, which will enhance the boot up time of your OS as well as you program launches.

Engineering student - max ~$1500 [R]

3 years, 7 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 13, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Maximum of about $1500 but I'd prefer more around the $1000 mark.

  • 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. A 2-1 would be great. I'll be using it for college so it should have at least 5 hours battery life. Preferably a bit more.

  • How important is weight to you? Under 5.5 lbs (2.5kg). The lighter the better, but as long as it's under 5.5 lbs I'm good.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 13"-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. I'll be doing some CAD work with programs like REVIT, Autocad and NovaPoint. Probably some photo editing with photoshop as well. Not a lot of gaming. Perhaps some CS:Source or Civilization.

  • 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)? I'd like a 2 in 1 laptop with good build quality. I don't want a gaming-style laptop (i.e. gaming logos and all that stuff). I want it to look professional and sleek.

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

I need 12 GB of RAM and an SSD with 512 GB.

I've been looking at the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 and Lenovo Yoga 900. I'm leaning towards the Inspiron as it's quite a lot cheaper with similar specs. I'm not sure about the fans and stuff though. Does any of you guys have any experience with either of these laptops? I'd like the laptop to be quite silent as to not disturb other students.

Edit: I live in Norway

Thank you for your help!

3 years, 7 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 13, 2016

I would go for this dell configuration high GPU, 16 GB ram, HDD and SSD and doesn't have the flashy look of a gaming laptop

Looking for a sub $900 laptop for heavy web and app development. [R]

3 years, 7 months agoKrylosac posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 11, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $900, US

  • 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. Best Specifications. I am not above focusing on processor power right now and upgrading the RAM and SSD later.

  • How important is weight to you? Not at all. It's all about performance.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. Doesn't matter because I will probably do a fresh Windows install anyway.

  • 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. If you have no requirements, put N/A. N/A but I would still like a high end CPU. So, the GPU is the least of my concerns.

  • 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)? I would prefer build quality, but performance is most important.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I usually have multiple projects open at once with heavy multitasking. This is the best I have found for my budget, with a future RAM and SSD upgrade. I have been gravitating toward a laptop with a higher end cpu, smaller screen, and lower RAM and storage with the intent of upgrading these later when I have more money. Again, GPU doesn't matter to me, so I am guessing there is a better laptop out there for my needs since this is technically a gaming laptop.

3 years, 7 months agoKrylosac posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 11, 2016

I'm also looking for a developer machine and have been looking at the Dell Inspiron i7559-2512BLK. It's the i7, 8GB RAM, FHD screen version and sits at $800.

[USA] 15.6" or larger $900-$1,200 gaming laptop [R]

3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 11, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: USA, $900~1,200

  • 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. Best build, good specifications

  • How important is weight to you? Not important

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15" or above. Matte please. I hate glare

  • 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. Gaming: Battlefield 4, Fallout 4

  • 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? Battlefield 4 and Fallout 4 on decent settings at 60FPS

  • 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)? Good build quality, backlit keyboard with numpad, SSD(I can reuse the one from my current laptop but the option to have 2 drives must be there), 7200rpm HDD

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I've had reliable Asus and MSI laptops but I'm willing to try other brands

Edit: matte display

3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 11, 2016

how about this decent and fairly lightweight dell inspiron which i believe will do an awesome job with those games. it comes with a nice intel quad core l7 cpu, a good 16gb ram a lovely dedicated 960m gpu and a some good ssd plus hdd storage space.

[USA] 15.6" $1000-$1300 laptop [R]

3 years, 7 months agoAug. 11, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1000-$1300

  • 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. Best specs for the money.

  • How important is weight to you? I'll be lugging it around quite a lot but 15.6" laptops are generally light.

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

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

  • 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. Light gaming like Overwatch on lowest settings, but that's something I can live without.

  • 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)? Good build quality, nice keyboard, SSD, no finger prints, i7 processor.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Mainly I'd like a really sturdy laptop with a nice display that will be future proof for at least a few years.

3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 11, 2016

this awesome Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY would be a fantastic choice for you. it ticks all your boxes where specs are concerned with a powerful quad core i7 cpu, a good 16gb ram, a dedicated 960m gpu for your games and a nice 1tb hdd plus a fast 128gb ssd storage

USA, ~$1000, laptop for CAD and gaming [R]

3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 10, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase:

    USA, trying to find a laptop around $1000, but $1500 is maximum.

  • 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.

    Preferably a balance between battery and specs, but will take best specs over battery life.

  • How important is weight to you?

    Unless the laptop is made out of lead, it doesn't really matter.

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

    Windows with possibility of Windows - Linux dual boot.

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

    15-17"

  • 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.

    Am doing CAD, unsure of what specific program but most have similar minimum specs. Photoshop as well, but my current 3 y/o i3 can run it no problem, so good luck finding a new one that can't.

  • 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?

    Fallout 4 with mid-high. Currently a console peasant, so less than 60 is fine (45 minimum ideal)

  • 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)?

    Preferably, a plastic touchpad or one that won't wear down with use. Needs to have a quad core, 3ghz CPU.

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

    I've found that anything with a 970m seems to fit my needs. I have a bit of an aversion to Asus laptops after a certain bad experience (Family went through 2 different ones and a 3rd failed after being refurbished, all of which had the same CPU/HDD manufacturing defect). The laptop I had my eyes set on was the MSI GE72 Apache Pro-070, however, the $1500 price tag turned me off and I figured there was a laptop similar to it for a little less.

3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 10, 2016

this decent and fairly lightweight Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY would be ferect for your requirements. it ticks all your boxes, has a great quad core cpu, great ram, nice dedicated gpu and a good 128gb ssd plus a 1tb hdd. weighing just 4.6 pounds

Looking for a new work/gaming laptop, considering an Acer nitro v17 [R]

3 years, 7 months agoAug. 9, 2016

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3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 9, 2016

let me know what you think about this powerful Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY. it possesses a powerful quad core cpu, good ram, a dedicated gpy, and a good ssd plus hdd storage space.

US, no budget, no preferred screen size, lightweight laptop mainly used for storing/editing pictures [R]

3 years, 7 months agoAug. 8, 2016

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3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 8, 2016

This lightweight and business like dell inspiron is easily the laptop for you. it comes packed with a great i7 quad core cpu, a 16 gb ram a dedicated 960m gpu and a great 128gb ssd plus a 1tb hdd storage space.

In the US, looking for a laptop less than $1500 for gaming and computer science [R]

3 years, 7 months agotechspectacle posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 8, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase:

$1500 US

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.

I do prefer a 2 in 1, but I'm more than willing to compromise

How important is weight to you?

I'll be moving around a lot in college, so a light laptop is preferred.

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

Windows, with the ability to install linux if possible.

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. If you have no requirements, put N/A.

Gaming and maybe some CAD programs.

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?

I would like to play most new games at medium settings.

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)?

I definitely want a computer to last me at least four years. I'll look into insuring whatever I buy.

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

I need at least 512GB SSD storage, 8GB RAM, at least an i5, and a dedicated graphics card (preferably an NVIDIA)

3 years, 7 months agotechspectacle posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 8, 2016

It's hard to find a laptop that's both well-specced for gaming and light but the Dell Inspiron I7559 suits your needs!

US, looking for great $1,000-$1,200 laptop for WoW. Prefer at least 15-inch [R]

3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 8, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1,200 limit, US

  • 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. It's for a friend so I am not positive, I just know he wants to crank up the settings and get great fps so I would go with performance.

  • How important is weight to you? As long it's well portable to bring along to places it shouldn't matter.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. Windows would likely be the best bet.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. He stated 15 inches though anything larger wouldn't be trouble either.

  • 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. He primarily uses it for World of Warcraft raiding, anything else is secondary.

  • 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? In his words wants to crank it up to ultra and get 60 fps but I do not know the capabilities of laptops compared to desktop so I am not sure if that's possible with a $1,200 price range.

  • 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)? As long as it can play the game well should be no problem. I suppose an SSD would also be nice to help with load times.

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

My friend was commenting about using some crappy Macbook for playing and getting 7 fps in dungeons so I wanted to help him out and look around as good options for him. Would love to find him something he can get before the new expansion come August 30th. If there's any more details needed I can do my best to answer.

3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 8, 2016

easily i would suggest you get this decent dell inspiron which has a great quad core i7 cpu, an 8gb ram, a dedicated 960m gpu, and a decent energy efficient 128gb ssd plus a 1tb hdd storage space

Laptop for college aerospace engineering major. [R]

3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 8, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1300 ballpark, US

  • 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 preferably 6+ hours or recommendation for a unobtrusive external battery

  • How important is weight to you? Not too heavy/thick but battery life>weight

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6 or larger

  • 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. If you're an engineering major then any software that you normally use.

  • 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? CSGO 90 FPS

  • Any specific requirements such as good leopard, reliable business grade build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (leopard/touchpad)? Most important: Backlit keyboard with num pad, HDD+SSD Preferably (1TB+256GB), IPS monitor Preferred: Multiple USB ports, HDMI port Least important: Black or gray color. Nothing colorful or with large logos.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I'm an incoming aerospace engineering major so if you are familiar with the field and the software that is required then I would like a laptop capable of meeting all those requirements above all else.

I've been thinking about this laptop and I really like it. But I have some concerns. The only things that make me hesitant on buying is the 2GB 950M, the 5 hour battery life and I'm not sure if it has an IPS monitor. The 4k display, 3840x2160 resolution, 2 in 1 form is a plus but I would gladly trade them for a laptop with a better GPU, battery life, and IPS.

3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 8, 2016

for an engineering student you should be using some intensive programs that will need an i7 quad core cpu, good ram and a decent gpu for your games. this pretty light weight Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY would be ideal for you. it comes with a decent 6th gen Intel Core i7 cpu running up to 2.6 GHz , 1 TB HDD plus a fast 128 GB SSD, 16gb ram and a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960m gpu.

[US] Electrical Eng student need a new laptop [R]

3 years, 7 months agoAug. 6, 2016

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3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 6, 2016

If you are willing to compromise where the screen size is concerned, this decent Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY would be an ideal choice for you. it comes with a powerful intel quad core cpu which would be ideal for your programs especially CAD, a nice 16gb ssd. a dedicated 960m gpu and a nice 1tb hdd plus a super fast 128gb ssd storage.

[US-NJ] [$1000] College time is rolling around! [R]

3 years, 7 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 5, 2016

Hi, next year I am going to be a game programming and development major and I am super excited! I would like to come to you guys for some help picking my next laptop.

  • Total budget and country of purchase: Top budget of around $1200 and to be purchased in 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. Best battery life and build quality possible. Hopefully light enough to carry from class to class without being too annoying on my back

  • How important is weight to you? Very, currently I have an L502X with the 9 cell battery and that weighs in at too much

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. Windows 10 preferably. No chance for a mac

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 14 inches to 16 inches IPS preferred

  • 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. Might do some video editing, but that is what my big gaming rig is for

  • 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? Doubt I will do anything besides hearthstone but I will also be working in Unreal engine for some of my course work

  • 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)? Backlit keyboard is a must. I cannot live without one. Nothing else is super important

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Feel free to ask me any questions in the comments.

For reference, I found this and I really like it http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16834321418

3 years, 7 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 5, 2016

I would recommend this Dell Inspiron i7559 because it comes with Intel Quad Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz Processor(one of the best CPU in the market),16 GB DDR3L SDRAM (great for multitasking), 1 TB HDD + 128 GB SSD Storage(great for faster booting and loading),; Optical Drive Not included, 15.6 Inch(just like you wanted), UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) LED-lit Truelife Touchscreen(will help with the video editing),NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5(should be more than enough for your gaming and video editing), Windows 10 Operating System, Backlit keyboard (like you wanted),

Looking for a video editing laptop USA, 15" or less, under $1500 [R]

3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 2, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1500 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. Good Battery life under light usage and under budget if possible

  • How important is weight to you? Important, as I will be walking to-from school with it

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15.6" 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. Audio/Video editing - Adobe Premiere, light gaming - GTAV

  • 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? GTAV

  • 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)? Good keyboard, solid build quality, preferably metal body.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I am trying to get the laptop that I can use for video editing and production work which I am learning in school, that should still be usable for such purposes in 2-3 years. I am unsure how important the discrete graphics are for video editing work, and don't know what I really need, ie GTX 960M, 970M, 980M. I'm essentially looking for something that is light, powerful, well-built/reliable, and as affordable as possible. My top contender is the Asus ROG GL502VT or VY (Any other suggestions are welcome!), but I don't know if I would benefit from the extra graphics power or not.

3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 2, 2016

You should definitely consider this powerful dell inspiron. it houses a great quad core i7 cpu, a 16gb rsm, a dedicated 960m gpu and a blazing fast 128gb ssd plus a 1tb hdd storage. it also has a decent battery life and weighs under five pounds.

Lightweight laptop w/good battery life for school, Netflix and light gaming USA ~1000+ [R]

3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 2, 2016

Total budget and country of purchase: ~1000, USA. Willing to go higher depending on the laptops

  • 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. Something sleek, lightweight, with a great battery.

  • How important is weight to you? Pretty important

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

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

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. If you have no requirements, put N/A. Mostly Internet/netflix browsing, Microsoft Office stuff, and capable of playing games like diablo 3

  • 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? -fill here, remove dashes-

  • 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)? Touchscreen, durable, good build quality

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. The laptop is for my girlfriend (student) who is not as big a gamer as I, but would still like to occasionally. Her old laptop died and I wanted to get her something she wouldn't have to replace. She doesn't want it to be heavy if she's gonna carry it around. I recommended her a couple asus rogs because I also wanted to use the laptop, but she didn't like the way they looked, and doesn't understand what to look for in a laptop. She took a liking to the razer blade stealth because it was very lightweight, but I'm not sure if that is a good laptop or not. I was leaning towards this: ASUS ROG GL552VW-DH74 15-Inch Gaming Laptop, Discrete GPU GeForce GTX 960M 4GB VRAM, 16GB DDR4, 1TB, 128GB SSD (ROG Metallic) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015ZG997I/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_KZbOxbEX9N4Z4 I'm thinking an i7 with an ssd and decent graphics card and good screen but I'm not sure what to pick.

3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 2, 2016

you should definitely check out this powerful fairly lightweight dell inspiron it has a powerful 6th gen intel quad core i7 cpu, a good 16gb ram, a dedicated 960m gpu and a fast 128gb ssd plus a 1tb hdd storage space.

Photographer looking for a laptop to travel and do light gaming with. [R]

3 years, 7 months agoJuly 29, 2016

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3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 29, 2016

this lightweight Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY will certainly do a fantastic job at your games as well as hold up to the intense photo editing that you intend to do. it houses a great quad core i7 cpu, a decent 16gb ram, a dedicated 960m gpu and a 1tb hdd plus a fast and energy efficient 128gb ssd storage which will do a fantastic job at boot up of the OS as well as quick program launches.

Looking for a gaming laptop that is suitable for college [America, $800-$1300] [R]

3 years, 7 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 28, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: My budget is somewhere between $800 and $1300 U.S.D with some wiggle room. I am in the United States.

  • 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. The best specification to my requirements. I'd like to stay away for hybrid laptops and battery life isn't important unless it is known to be an issue.

  • How important is weight to you? Not very, I shouldn't have to move with it too often.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. N/A but uninformed. If one size favors gaming over another then that would be my choice.

  • 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. I plan to be gaming a lot as I am moving to a rural area in a new state. Ideally I would be able to run recent games on medium/high settings with 60fps. If my budget allows it I'd have no problem being able to play on the highest settings possible, but that isn't my priority.

  • 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? I've always wanted to be able to play games like GTA 5 and Battlefield 3/4 on high settings with 60fps.

  • 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)? I'd like a quality keyboard that hopefully has a logical layout and few if any app buttons. The more discreet the laptop the better, so flashy/colorful laptops aren't ideal. I'd prefer a durable laptop as I'm somewhat clumsy

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I'm kind of looking to spend big on a laptop that will just do everything I want it to quickly and quietly. I've only had shitty laptops for as long as I can remember, so the dream is to be able to use my laptop freely without having to worry about whether or not it can handle what I'm throwing at it.

3 years, 7 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 28, 2016

"looks" is not my strongest suit, but i would recommend this Dell Inspiron i7559 it comes with Intel Quad Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz Processor,16 GB DDR3L SDRAM(for better multi tasking),1 TB HDD + 128 GB SSD Storage(for faster loading and booting),15.6 Inch UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) LED-lit Truelife Touchscreen,Windows 10 Operating System; and you can expect almost hours of battery life.

Another good options is this Acer Aspire V17 Nitro it comes with Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz (6MB Cache),8GB DDR4 Dual-Channel Memory,1TB 5400RPM Hard Drive + 256 GB SSD,17.3-inch Full HD Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM,Windows 10 Home, Up to 7-hour battery life.

If you still want to see more options under 1500 you can check out this list

[US] Looking for a ~$1000 laptop for college in Mechanical Engineering [R]

3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 27, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Preferred budget is <1000, but I could go a little bit higher if necessary. Budget is coming from scholarships so the less I spend the better, but my laptop needs to be as good as I can get too, to last longer. I'm buying in the United States and probably from Best Buy or the like.

  • 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. I have no real preference as to whether or not it is a 2 in 1, as I don't know enough, but I doubt it'd be beneficial. I definitely need to get as much "bang for my buck" as possible when it comes to performance, as I need to be able to run any necessary programs for my major and I'd like to be able to play more intensive games for the next few years. I will, however, need to have a long battery life for using it throughout the day of classes, so I may have to cut back a bit if necessary.

  • How important is weight to you? Although I will be carrying this on my back most days, weight is not actually that important to me, forbearing some massive monstrosity, as I'm used to carrying a bit of weight in my backpack. I may even prefer if it were a bit more "bulky," as it probably feel more durable and I'd feel better about it being slung over my shoulder all day.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. Windows, no room for anything else here.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Probably somewhere around 15 would be best. I don't have too much of a preference really but I'd prefer if it's not tiny or monstrous.

  • 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. Since I am majoring in Mechanical Engineering I am going to be running a lot of CAD and similar software. I also am a pretty avid gamer, admittedly, largely console, so I'd like to be able to run most games as well as I can within my price range.

  • 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 specific games in particular, even my steam library is extremely varied, although I do tend to lean towards shooters, I'd just like to be able to play the vast majority of games at fairly high settings and with a solid FPS.

  • 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)? I definitely want a solid build quality as it'll be carried in a backpack most days and I don't want to worry about it being broken or anything. As far as specific requirements, my college says it has to have at least 8 gigs of RAM, an i5 processor, 1920x1080 resolution, IEEE 802.11g wireless capability, an Ethernet card, and 500 gb of space. I'd like to get far better than each of these requirements if I could however, such as getting an i7, as I need it to last as long as possible without becoming outdated. I understand that may or may not be possible in my price range, however.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Please forgive me if I sound scattered, did this wrong, or make no sense, as I don't really know much about computers. I am trying to learn though, so if I said something stupid or if someone just has some advice it'd be greatly appreciated. I hope I did this right and that I didn't leave anything out, especially considering I need to purchase it fairly soon, preferably this weekend as there is a tax-free weekend. If anybody has any recommendations as to anything else they think I should look for in a computer or get along with the computer for college, like an external hard drive or something, please let me know. Thanks to anyone who read through this and I will be extremely grateful to any of those who could help.

3 years, 7 months agotrainedtech88 posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 27, 2016

you should definitely check out this decent Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY it has a nice semi professional built, a powerful 6th gen Intel quad Core i7 cpu which would be ideal for programs such as CAD, a 1 TB HDD, 16 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M gpu

Looking for a new laptop for engineering grad school [R]

3 years, 8 months agotrainedtech88 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 26, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1300 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, performance, and reliability. Good customer support

  • How important is weight to you? less than 5 pounds preferably

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. Doesn't matter

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 13-15 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. Matlab, Microsoft Office, Virtual Machine (Linux), possibly CAD

  • 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

  • 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)? High build quality overall

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Hi everyone, during undergrad I had a very bad experience with Asus and Lenovo laptops. I ended up sending in the Asus laptop twice to get repaired, and the Lenovo laptop 4 or 5 times. After experiencing terrible customer service, I took a refund for the Lenovo rather than a replacement Y700 (sent in my defective Y50). At this point I want something that has really good battery life and just works reliably unlike my old laptops. I am very much leaning towards the Macbook Pro Retina base model for $1300. I know Apple tends to be overpriced but they have a good reputation for build quality, reliability, battery life and customer support (can actually go into a store to have it fixed or replaced). Is there a reason not to get it or to get another laptop instead? Thanks in advance!

3 years, 8 months agotrainedtech88 posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 26, 2016

how about this Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY it has a great intel core i7 cpu which would be great for CAD, a great 16gb ram, a decent graphics card and a 1tb hdd plus 128gb ssd storage.

Macbook Pro PC alternatives for Lightroom? [R]

3 years, 8 months agoJuly 21, 2016

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3 years, 8 months agoEnduer posted on WeddingPhotography.
July 22, 2016

A lot of people are throwing out specific models, but it may be easier to just give you some useful specs and then let you pick one out!

You'll want an i5 or i7 processor. The important thing when picking which one is the letter designation that comes after it. If you care more about speed than battery life, get one with "HQ" after the name. ie. i7-6600HQ. Those are much more powerful than the alternative you will commonly see, which is "U". The "HQ" processors are less power efficient but significantly more powerful, and the "U" processors are power efficient but less powerful than their desktop counterparts.

From there, make sure you have 8GB to 16GB of RAM. Oftentimes it is cheaper to buy a laptop with 8GB of RAM and upgrade it to 16GB by throwing in an extra RAM stick. Check and see if your laptop is upgradeable when you research it!

Along those same lines many laptops now come with the ability to upgrade storage. Finding one with a SSD as well as a HDD will make your computer much faster. Finding one with the ability to add a SSD is just as useful - typically a 128GB SSD will run around $60 and is very easy to put in and configure.

Finally, look for one with a discreet graphics card. This is definitely optional, as Lightroom really isn't designed to fully utilize a dedicated card. Many of the operations it runs are CPU based, however the dGPU will assist in some areas. You will want to prioirtize processor speed and number of cores though.

I think generally you will find the premium you pay for a Surface isn't worth it unless you are dead set on the quasi-tablet form factor or pen. The specs just aren't as good as alternatives.

Hope this helps! For what it's worth, after I looked around I bought this laptop on Prime Day last week and love it: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015PZ0EHS/ref=ohauidetailpageo03s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Amazon Warehouse is a great place to find some refurbished/open box deals, as is Woot!

$1000 USD Laptop for Virtualization and Work [R]

3 years, 8 months agotechspectacle posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 14, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1,000 USA, I can go a little higher.

  • 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. I prefer a 2 in 1 form factor and great performance. I would like a touch screen if possible.

  • How important is weight to you? Not that important

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. Windows OS (I will be doing a fresh install anyways)

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. MAX 15.6"

  • 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. Virtualization of about 8 or so computers (Ubuntu to Windows XP). I will be using VMWare Workstation Pro 12 as the host.

  • 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? I will NOT be using this for gaming. Just learning and work.

  • 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)? good keyboard, backlit keyboard would be great. Touch-screen would be a PLUS.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I am looking at the Sager NP7256 Laptop. I need the laptop to be upgradable to 16gb and max 32gb. I am thinking a i7-6700hq CPU would be great for quadcore and hyperthreading.

3 years, 8 months agotechspectacle posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 15, 2016

Hey,

If you can stretch your budget just a little more, then you can get a great performer with a touch screen.

There is a clear winner in this price range and it's the Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY.

It is very fast with an Intel i7-6700HQ CPU, Nvidia GTX960M, 16GB of RAM and 128GB SSD + 1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive.

It also has an Ultra HD 15.6" Touch Screen Display!

looking for a laptop for $1200-1400 [R]

3 years, 8 months agotechspectacle posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 14, 2016

hello, I am looking for a suggestion for a laptop in the $1200-$1400 price range. I mainly use my current computer for video editing, school, casual and a couple AAA games on the side and web browsing

3 years, 8 months agotechspectacle posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 15, 2016

Hey,

I believe the best laptop for you is the Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY.

It is very fast with an Intel i7-6700HQ CPU, Nvidia GTX960M, 16GB of RAM and 128GB SSD + 1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive.

It also meets your other criteria:

  • It's $1175
  • It only weighs 4.6lbs so you can carry it around school
  • An i7 which is perfect for video editing
  • Can run games on high, if not ultra settings

Laptop for school and light gaming. Budget: 1200. Screen: 15in. [R]

3 years, 8 months agoJuly 15, 2016

I mostly play League but sometimes I play CSGO and Civ. I heavily value a low weight laptop, and a very nice keyboard. I would also prefer a touchscreen.

3 years, 8 months agotechspectacle posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 15, 2016

Hey,

There is a clear top performer in this price range and it's the Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY.

It is very fast with an Intel i7-6700HQ CPU, Nvidia GTX960M, 16GB of RAM and 128GB SSD + 1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive.

It also meets your other criteria:

  • It's $1175
  • It only weighs 4.6lbs
  • It's got an UHD 15.6" Screen that is also touch screen!

~$1000 College Gaming laptop that doesn't weight 500lbs. [R]

3 years, 8 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 2, 2016

Total budget and country of purchase: In the $1000 range. 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. Specifications, and battery at least 5hrs.

How important is weight to you? Under 5 lbs preferably.

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

Do you have a preferred screen size? 15.6"

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. Gaming, skyrim, fallout 4, Doom.

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? 30fps on 1080p. 960m

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. Would like a 960m, under 5lbs. Thanks.

3 years, 8 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 2, 2016

I would recommend the Dell Inspiron i7559 it comes with Intel Core i7 2.6 GHz 6th Generation Processor, 1 TB HDD, 16 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, Windows 10, it weight 4.6 pounds and Dell is claiming you can get 10 hours of battery from it, but I think 6 hours is more realistic with moderate usage. It is above your budget by 100 USD but you can get a lower screen version for lower

Looking for a 2 in 1 for video editing ~1200 [R]

3 years, 8 months agoJuly 1, 2016

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3 years, 8 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 1, 2016

I would recommend the Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY it comes with Intel Core i7 2.6 GHz , 1 TB HDD, 16 GB RAM(double the speed of 8 GB), 128 GB SSD(faster booting and loading), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M(great for photo editing and gaming), Windows 10 and 15.6 Inch (3840 x 2160 pixels) LED-lit Touchscreen for way less than your budget

Dell Precision 5510 Laptop For College (Civil Engineering) [R]

3 years, 8 months agotrainedtech88 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 27, 2016

Hello, I'm an incoming college student (civil engineering major) and I was in the market (budget is $1400) for a workstation laptop that could last me more than three years without becoming too slow or obsolete. I'm eligible for a student discount at the Dell Store and saw the Dell Precision 5510 for under $1300 with these specs.

-Intel Core i5-6300HQ Processor with Nvidia Quadro M1000M Graphics w/2GB GDDR5 -15.6" UltraSharp™ FHD IPS (1920x1080) Wide View Anti-Glare LED-backlit with Premium Panel Guarantee -8GB (1x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC -500GB 2.5 inch SATA 7200 rpm Hard Drive

My University requires Civil Engineering Majors to run Solidworks, AutoCAD, and MatLab. As for gaming, I'm play rarely but I like to play games like League. I also prioritize build quality,thinness, and upgradability in a laptop as well.

Is the Precision a good deal for the price with my requirements? Or are there better laptops to get?

3 years, 8 months agotrainedtech88 posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 27, 2016

that dell is a great laptop however you might want to get a quad core processor for the more demanding programs. how about this Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GR. this powerhouse comes with a decent 6th gen intel quad core i7 cpu which will be great for CAD, 16gb ram, 1tb plus 128gb ssd storage space, a great built, decent keyboard and touchpad and a great battery life.

Looking For Well Priced Computer [R]

3 years, 9 months agop_romo posted submission on Filmmakers.
May 30, 2016

Hi.

My 2010 Macbook Pro isn't cutting it (with Premiere and After Effects). Does anyone have any recommendations for solid computer under 1000? I'm not part of the Apple cult, anything goes for me. I just want something that gets the job done

Thank you!

3 years, 9 months agop_romo posted on Filmmakers.
May 31, 2016

I just purchased this bad boy last week - And it kicks ass http://www.amazon.com/Dell-i7559-7512GRY-Touchscreen-Generation-Processor/dp/B015PZ0EHS?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref=odaui_detailpages00 But I only paid $999.00 for it looks like the price just went up by $200 -

[US] Budget $1300 - <6 lbs, light-gaming, decent battery life, touch screen. [R]

3 years, 9 months agoThe--Technician posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 28, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: US, $1300

  • 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. Portability is important. Purchase will be for a petite lady, who feels her ~6lb current laptop is too heavy to carry around in her backpack. Longer battery life is a plus.

  • How important is weight to you? Very important. Current laptop is 6lb. Need something less than 6 (even going down just a pound would be a huge plus).

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Current size is ~18". Happy to go a little smaller if it helps fit other specifications.

  • 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 and Final Cut will be used. Also light-moderate gaming (plays Fallout NV, Bioshock Infinite, etc, but don't need to be on insane graphical settings).

  • 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? Games like Bioshock Infinite, recent Fallout games. Running at medium/low settings is fine.

  • 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)? Good quality touchpad is a MUST, preferably centered, not off-center. Touch-screen ability is a plus, but not a deal breaker.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Her current laptop is ~6lb, and can't play any games she wants. While something like http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-763BLK-Full-HD-GeForce/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1461623047&sr=1-4&keywords=dell+256gb would be nice for me (:)), its far too heavy for her. We're happy to lose some performance in exchange for weight.

Thanks everyone!

3 years, 9 months agoThe--Technician posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 28, 2016

If she wants a lighter weighted laptop, then I recommend she go with a 15.6 inches laptop which would still be a big enough sized screen. For those games mentioned especially the Fallout, she will require a little processing power (for the photo editing as well), decent memory and of course a nice graphics card. This Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY Laptop I think will do a very good job for her and is much more light weighted than her 6 lbs laptop.

Looking for a very specific type of laptop. [R]

3 years, 10 months agoshopineer posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 22, 2016

Long story short, my dad offered to buy me a new laptop as I'm going to college soon. He's big on brand loyalty, so he insists on it being a Dell laptop with an i7 processor, 16GB ram, and an SSD. He wants to buy a really good one because he doesn't want to hear that the computer crapped out after two years. Is there any modern computer for around $750 available with these specs?

3 years, 10 months agoshopineer posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 23, 2016

Not sure that is available for $750. The closest one I can think of is the [Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY] (http://www.amazon.com/Dell-i7559-7512GRY-Touchscreen-Generation-Processor/dp/B015PZ0EHS/).

[USA] Is the Dell Inspiron i7559-2512BLK Laptop right for me? [R]

3 years, 10 months agoDeadRights posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 21, 2016

I'm currently a computer science major and I'm in need of a new laptop for my next semester. I prefer something that can handle games, programming, virtual machines, and honestly just preforming well as a whole. I've read around here a lot and I see that the Dell Inspirion i7559 is one of the better options available around the $700-900 price range. I've read that the laptop has some screen issues, weak keyboard, and a faulty mousepad. I'd like to know your opinion on if this is a recommended purchase! Thank you!

Edit: I ended up going with the Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY 15.6 Inch UHD Touchscreen Laptop. Thank you for all of your help guys!

3 years, 10 months agoDeadRights posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 22, 2016

After looking around I ended up going with the UHD version. I was already planning on adding more ram and an SSD to the laptop so this solved that problem.

Dell Inspiron i7559-7512GRY 15.6 Inch UHD Touchscreen Laptop

Best Laptop for College students? [R]

3 years, 10 months agotrainedtech88 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 15, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: 1200-1400 dollars, United States

  • 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. Best specs and battery life don't like 2in1s at all.

  • How important is weight to you? It doesn't have to be light but not a brick... happy medium?

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

  • **Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put 13-15ins

  • **Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming?
    Slightly gaming nothing heavy just BEAMNG mostly use my PS4.

  • 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? BEAMNG on medium settings.

  • 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)? Good build quality, backlight keyboard is a must. doesn't have to be touchscreen but it can decent amount of storage.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Also some dick is trying to make me get a desktop.... not relevant but that guy is a dick.......

3 years, 10 months agotrainedtech88 posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 16, 2016

for your budget and requirements, a nice laptop for college would be something wit a i5-i7 cpu and a good gpu. nice screen quality and a good built would also be good since you will be needing it for 4 years the most. this very nice dell would be a good choice for you.

I need a 15" laptop that will be able to handle college and gaming (~$1200) [R]

3 years, 10 months agoMay 8, 2016

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3 years, 10 months agotechneeeq posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 8, 2016

This Dell Inspiron laptop would be a very good choice for you. It is the right size for you, not too heavy and is loaded with power. It has a very power processor, a nice dedicated graphics card for those games you run as well as a great memory and excellent storage.

It has an amazing screen quality and display as well as an outstanding battery life. This should be an ideal laptop for you and college and your gaming.

High School/College Laptop kicked the bucket. Help with a replacement? [R]

3 years, 10 months agotechneeeq posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 30, 2016

Total budget and country of purchase: 1,000-1,200 For the United States

Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications to your requirements for the money?: I would rather have strong performance over battery life, however Im hoping that in my price range I could get at least a bit of both.

How important is weight to you?: I used to have a 17inch beast so a change would be nice. I would say it is fairly important.

Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac: Windows

Do you have a preferred screen size?: Like I said I had a 17in, heavy Laptop. So a move towards a lighter frame, smaller 15 in screen would be nice.

Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run: I am a big gamer who would like to play the newer games coming out

do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?: Total War Warhammer, Star Citizen

Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable business grade build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices: Nope

Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion: Im going to be graduating college soon so this laptop will carry me into my professional life. I would love to be able to utilize it for both work and gaming.

Thanks again for the help guys!

3 years, 10 months agotechneeeq posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 1, 2016

So since you will be utilizing this laptop for both gaming and work I will be recommending a powerful laptop that will run the latest games, yet looking really professional instead of looking like the typical flashy looking gamers.

My suggestion? Oh yes, I would definitely recommend you go with this Dell Laptop. It looks professional and fine for usage in an office or just about any environment but don't be fooled by it's simple look; it is a beast underneath. It has one of the most powerful i7 processors available for laptops, a great 16 GB memory and the Nvidia GTX 960 graphics card which is very good and will be the backbone of your gaming experiences. It also has a 1 TB HDD for storage as well as a 128 GB SSD which will provide significant speed to your system's performance. Something else that really stands out about this laptop is it's battery life. It has over 10 hours battery life which is simply amazing and is hard to find in any other laptops within this budget.

gaming laptop for less than $1,200 US [R]

3 years, 10 months agotechneeeq posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 30, 2016

Im looking for a gaming laptop for my son who's 10 years old. I am not a "tech" person so please pardon my inability to provide any specifics on need. I appreciate any comments and suggestions.

  • Total budget and country of purchase: -1,200 US-

  • 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, good graphics, speed-

  • How important is weight to you? -I'd prefer one lighter-

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

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

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

  • 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? -GTA, Forza, -

  • 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)? -backlit keyboard-

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

3 years, 10 months agotechneeeq posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 30, 2016

Actually that is a very decent budget to get a decent gaming laptop for your son that will play the latest games on ultra settings. Before I recommend though let me just inform you of what really to look for. You need a solid intel quad core processor - i5 or i7, 8 GB RAM or more, a dedicated graphics card- the GTX 960 and above for your budget, and a decent storage- an SSD should be the preferred choice as it is faster than HDD.

Now for my recommendation. I would go with this laptop for him. It has a very powerful quad core intel i7 processor- one of the best available for laptops, the Nidia GTX 960 dedicated graphics card for gaming, 16 GB RAM which is terrific and of course it has a 1 TB HDD and a 128 GB SSD which is great. This laptop will easily run those games you have mentioned and many more excellently.

I forgot to mention also that it has a back lit keyboard and an outstanding battery life of over 10 hours.

Looking for general purpose laptop, USA, ~$1000 budget [R]

3 years, 10 months agotechneeeq posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 30, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Ideally I'd like to buy a laptop in the $1000-$1200 range (USA). I'm not too interested in going cheaper, since I have no problem spending the premium for build quality (the laptop should ideally last 5 years), weight, etc.

  • 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. Battery life is one of my top priorities; I want to be able to use my laptop on plane flights, for example, without needing to charge. In terms of balancing batter vs. other specs, I would prefer to maximize battery life and leave everything else at merely sufficient for my needs.

  • How important is weight to you? Weight is pretty important. My last laptop was an ASUS RoG, which was great, but utterly impractical to lug around with me (I like to think of it as a desktop that I could take home with me over break). However, prtability is much more of a requiremtn for me now than it was in undergrad, so I'd prefer something that isn't too uncomfortable to walk with for an hour.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. Linux. This is non-negotiable; I will be replacing whatever OS is on the machine with my preferred Linux distro (Manjaro).

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15" preferrably, as this is a good balance between weight, battery life, and screen/keyboard size. I don't mind going up to 17" or down to 13", but I suspect that 17" will not be a good use of my battery, and I'm worried about keyboard size for the 13".

  • 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. While I don't plan on doing intense gaming on my laptop, I would prefer to have the ability to play games on my laptop. So I'd prefer to keep the dedicated graphics card. As for my other requirements, I will likely need to do some light programming work on my laptop -- Mathematica, Python, maybe C/C++. For anything heavy I can ssh into my work computer, but again, I don't want to remove my ability to use these things without an internet connection.

  • 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? I definitely want to be able to play Stellaris on this. Besides that, top priorities are Crusader Kings 2, Civ 5, and XCOM 2. Plus a number of older/indie/generally not resource intensive games that shouldn't be an issue.

  • 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)? Longevity and good build quality are important to me; as I said, I'd like this laptop to last me the next 5 years. A good (i.e., comfortable to use) keyboard is also important; the trackpad less so as I will likely get a wireless mouse.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Right now, I'm looking at the Dell XPS 15 (the second cheapest model, as the cheapest does not come with a dedicated graphics card), and the Thinkpad P50s (cheapest model). Withe the XPS15, I'm slightly worried about the battery life (reviews seem to suggest ~5 hours, which is a little less than I'd like). Whereas, with the P50s, I'm worried about the weight (~6lbs is bit heavier than I'd like), as well as the generally inferior specs. Ideally I'd like some sort of combination of the 2, but this is probably unrealistic. I'm mostly posting this to see if anyone knows of alternatives that I might want to consider, or information that might sugeest that one (or both) of my top picks is not the best option given my needs. EDIT: A couple people have mentioned the Inspiron 7559, which is now on my list (significantly better price point, better battery life, similar specs as the XPS15). But I feel like I should clarify that while I want to be able to play games on my laptop, gaming is not its primary purpose. I have a desktop, and I will be doing most of my gaming on that.

3 years, 10 months agotechneeeq posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 30, 2016

I honestly would go for this laptop. It has a very decent build quality with a good keyboard (I have used it myself) and touch-pad being a part of that. It also will do a fantastic job in gaming for you and will certainly satisfy your criteria of "good battery life" as it has an outstanding battery life of over 10 hours - something you will have to search really hard to find in another laptop within it's price range. This laptop is also light weighted and as such will be decent for you to bring around with you.

When you think of having a laptop that serves you for quite a few years to come, you have to put serious consideration into build quality which is how firm and sturdy the exterior and frame of laptop is as well as to the internal performance components such as the processor, gpu , SSD or HDD etc-- So with that part being said, I implore you to get a machine with a good build quality yes- but also, with the best processor and graphics card you can get in your budget as in the next 4 years, they will decide how well your laptop performs with the programs or apps that will be available then. Battery life is also crucial when you are considering a long term laptop. The Dell Inspiron I recommended above , is a good choice.

Sturdy all around 15" laptop around $1000 ? (USA) [R]

3 years, 11 months agoTakav733 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 25, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Preferably under $1000, possibly up to $1200, 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. No 2-in-1, no touchscreen, best specs

  • How important is weight to you? Not very

  • 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. Starcraft, mostly it will be more general use though

  • 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? Starcraft, medium settings are fine

  • 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)? I would like a SSD, I only have around 200GB of data on my current laptop so a 256GB SSD with no HDD would be ideal, i7 processor and 16GB RAM as well since I would like this to last for a while.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I see a lot of dells recommended here, but I really don't like them, having tried them in person (don't like the keyboard and also have just heard bad things about the quality). This looks like a great option but I noticed there is a warning about a similar laptop in the sidebar. I have seen some other ASUS and Lenovo laptops that are similar but more expensive by $300-$400, am I missing something here?

3 years, 11 months agoTakav733 posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 25, 2016

Light gaming laptop [US] [<1000] [15"] [R]

3 years, 11 months agoTakav733 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 25, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase:
  • < $1000 (can extend by $100-$200), 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. -Decent battery would do good, as I would be using it majorly with the charger connected. -

  • How important is weight to you? -Not that much, shouldn’t be very heavy though.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. -Windows or Mac, confused over which to pick. ( this is my first laptop)-

  • 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. -Programming, A lot of excel, data analysis tools, and light gaming. -

  • 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? -FIFA, PES, Football manager, and CS -

  • 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)? -Should be durable-

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. -This is going to be my first laptop, and I will be using it for college purposes and mainly to play FIFA(FUT)while not working on it. LENOVO Y700http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-15-6-Inch-Gaming-Windows-80NV0028US/dp/B014MIBWP2 , ASUS ROG GL552VW-DH71http://www.amazon.com/GL552VW-DH71-15-Inch-Discrete-GeForce-Metallic/dp/B01578ZKPO/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1461588576&sr=1-1&keywords=asus+gl552vw are the ones I have looked at. Are these completely out of line with my requirements? Well i am totally confused over to to look for and not, need some help please :P

3 years, 11 months agoTakav733 posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 25, 2016

These are quite decent, Especially the Asus Rog you mentioned. For 1k, you can do all these things easy. Though one thing I do suggest, is to have an ssd with your laptop. (Makes loading a lot faster, That Lenovo with a 5400rpm hdd is going to feel ancient.) So go with the Asus Rog as one of your options. Or this one, that would use your full budget but feel wonderful. http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-7512GRY-Touchscreen-Generation/dp/B015PZ0EHS/ref=cmcrarpdproduct_top?ie=UTF8

[US] ~$1500 (give or take a few hundred) laptop for programming and Dota 2 [R]

3 years, 11 months agoApril 19, 2016

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3 years, 11 months agobcap4 posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 19, 2016

Something like this http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015PZ0EHS/ref=asliqfspasiniltl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B015PZ0EHS&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wiknix-20&amp;linkId=4CJJ3SFXCFRDA23V#featureBulletsAndDetailBulletssecondaryviewdiv1461077428121 I am more wondering about the build quality of both laptops because the specs are relatively similar.

[USA] $1,000 laptop for school [R]

3 years, 11 months agotechneeeq posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 18, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase:

Max: $1,000 USD

  • 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. (In order)

-Durable

-Long Battery Life

-Light Weight

  • How important is weight to you?

Very very important

(5lbs or under)

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

Windows

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

15'-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.

Just for school work/Netflix/YouTube

Possibility for gaming, though this is not important.

  • 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?

League of Legends - At whatever settings. More concerned with battery life/weight

  • 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)?

Lightweight and Durable with long battery life. Touch-screen is nice, but not necessary.

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

I will be carrying this around on a daily basis so I want to heavily emphasize on the weight and durability. The max budget is 1,000, but the cheaper the better. I just want something that will last me awhile for school.

3 years, 11 months agotechneeeq posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 18, 2016

With maximum confidence, I recommend this laptop to you. . It will do a terrific job for you. It is light weighted, professional looking and of course has lots of power under its belt courtesy of its 6th generation quad core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM , the Nvidia GTX 960 dedicated graphics card. It also has an excellent storage with a 1 TB HDD and a 128 GB SSD which will give much needed speed. How could I forget to mention it's incredible battery life of over 10 hours (find another laptop in it's price range with a better battery life and I salute you) .. This laptop also has a decent screen resolution.

[USA] $1800 school/light games [R]

3 years, 11 months agotechneeeq posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 18, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase:

USA, budget isn't really an issue. Preferred sub 2000, but it probably isn't necessary to go that high.

  • 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.

A 2 in 1 would be nice, but I'm open to variety. I'd like some decent battery life, seeing as I'll be taking it to college as my main device.

  • How important is weight to you?

Preferred light, as I'll be carrying it every day.

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

Windows.

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

Mostly indifferent, nothing huge.

  • 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.

Light gaming and some photoshop/illustrator, and I'll be taking computer science courses, so any requisite programs for that.

  • 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?

I have another dedicated gaming machine, so the games on this will likely stay small. League of Legends, Hearthstone, etc.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable business grade build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices?

Since I'll be programming, a good keyboard is essential.

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

A back-lit keyboard would be great. Other than that, something attractive is a plus!

Thanks.

3 years, 11 months agotechneeeq posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 18, 2016

Honestly, a laptop for $1000 can give you just about what you are looking for. I would easily recommend this laptop. It will do a terrific job for you. It is light weighted, professional looking and of course has lots of power under its belt courtesy of its 6th generation quad core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM , the Nvidia GTX 960 dedicated graphics card. It also has an excellent storage with a 1 TB HDD and a 128 GB SSD which will give much needed speed. How could I forget to mention it's incredible battery life of over 10 hours.. This laptop also has a decent screen resolution.

So overall, you have a light weighted powerful laptop with an excellent battery life. Perfect for carrying around at college and will run League of Legends, Hearthstone and games like than on maximum settings easily.

~$1000 light, snappy, on-the-go laptop [R]

3 years, 11 months agotechneeeq posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 17, 2016

Hi everyone. So I'm moving to Japan soon for work and I need a portable laptop. I'm currently using an awesome ASUS n56jr and will still be using it at home, but need a laptop that will work for me on the go. I'll be out and about a ton so I need something light, has a long battery life, and is snappy and responsive. More details to follow

  • Total budget and country of purchase: ~$1000 USD preferably but slightly flexible.

  • 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. I don't care at all about 2 in 1's. I only need a laptop. One with good battery life and good specs.

  • How important is weight to you? Pretty important. I'm aiming for something lighter than 4lbs

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. Mac or Windows, though would prefer windows.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 13-15'. I feel like anything bigger would be too heavy/battery life would be low. And something smaller would have less desirable specs.

  • 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. Yes to heavy applications, but I'll still be using my old laptop for that at home. I just need something that will be snappy for day-to-day work stuff

  • 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)? Lightweight, great battery life, fast, and a HD screen (preferably matte but am flexible on that)

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Thanks for reading everything!

3 years, 11 months agotechneeeq posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 18, 2016

With that budget, I definitely recommend this laptop. It will do a terrific job for you. it is light weighted, professional looking and of course has lots of power under it's belt courtesy of its 6th generation quad core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM , the Nvidia GTX 960 dedicated graphics card. It also has an excellent storage with a 1 TB HDD and a 128 GB SSD which will give much needed speed. How could I forget to mention it's incredible battery life of over 10 hours.. This laptop also has a decent screen resolution.

Need a laptop for programming (.NET, Android, Unity) and every day use [R]

3 years, 11 months agotechneeeq posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 17, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: USA; < $1500

  • 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. 2 in 1 would be fine; I don't prefer one-way-or-another. At least 4 hours of battery life.

  • How important is weight to you? Not that important.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. At least 15 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. I will be using Visual Studio, Xamarin, Unity, and Android Studio primarily. I will likely be developing mid graphical games in Unity and Android Studio/libgdx. I know that the Android Studio emulator can be somewhat demanding in terms of computer resources.

  • 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. Specific computer recommendations are appreciated. I also would be interested in spec recommendations (RAM, Processor, Dual or Quad Core, Graphics Memory). I am curious to know what people think are the best specs for the programs I will be running. I feel as though 8GB of RAM, Dual Core, i7, and dedicated graphics are the minimum that I'll need. But I would love to hear people's thoughts. Thanks!

3 years, 11 months agotechneeeq posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 18, 2016

You don't have to spend $1500. This laptop would do an excellent job in running all the programs you mentioned at their optimal. It has a very powerful 6th generation core i7 quad core processor, along with 16 GB RAM , an excellent screen quality and a brilliant storage capacity that consist of a 1 TB HDD and a 128 GB SSD which will give you some much needed speed. This laptop also has an incredible battery life of over 10 hours. Oh, how could I forget , it has the Nvidia GTX 960 dedicated graphics card.

Looking for a 2-in-1 capable of gaming for <$1000 [R]

3 years, 11 months agotechneeeq posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 17, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1000, 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. Looking for a 2-in-1. Battery life should be moderately good, but isn't super important.

  • How important is weight to you? Not very, used to a 6.5 lbs. laptop that I carry around on occasion, but under 5 lbs. would be nice.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. Windows 8.1/10

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 13"-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. Maybe a little GoProStudio and games like Rocket League, League of Legends, and CS:GO, but I would like to be able to play slightly more demanding games as well.

  • 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? Mainly the games listed above, at hopefully above 40 fps on decent enough settings.

  • 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)? Can't be really cheaply made and prone to breaking. An SSD is preferred. HDMI and RJ45 ports would also be useful, as well as at least 1 USB 3.0 and an SD card reader.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. This is the second time I have posted on this sub recently, with my priorities a bit changed. I have been looking at this laptop, but I'm unsure if it would be able to run my desired games well, so input on that would be helpful. Microcenter/Costco are both accessible to me so laptops from there are possibilities. Thanks for any help that can be provided!

3 years, 11 months agotechneeeq posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 17, 2016

This laptop would be an excellent choice for you. Right in your budget and has a lot of power. It has a very powerful 6th generation quad core i7 processor, along with 16 GB RAM, the GTX 960 GRAPHICS CARD , an excellent screen quality and screen resolution. It also has a battery life of over 10 hours which is simple amazing. This laptop is completed with an outstanding storage- hosting a 1 TB HDD and a 128 GB SSD that will provide some much needed speed. This laptop will run even the newest and most demanding games on decent settings while maxing out games like Rocket League, League of Legends, and CS:GO easily.

Need help buying a laptop! [R]

3 years, 11 months agotechneeeq posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 16, 2016

Hi everyone! I am looking to buy a laptop for around 1000-1600 dollars! the main things im looking for are

14-15 inch runs on windows good battery life 7 hours + if possible a good keyboard the ability to play basic games like binding of issac and such

I have been looking online for hours and keep finding a bunch of laptop with very pore battery life or just overall bad PLEAS HELP! Thank you :D

3 years, 11 months agotechneeeq posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 16, 2016

It has a similar 6 cell battery that would give similar hours on full charge. How important is the touch screen to you, ?If it is not very important, then go for this one that has similar specs to the one on newegg except the touchscreen, but you would be saving quite a portion of money.

Video Editing Laptop - Best Value 600-900 USD [R]

3 years, 11 months agotechneeeq posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 16, 2016

I am upgrading from a July 2012 Acer Aspire AS4830T-6678 (i3 2370M(2.40GHz) 14", 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD) using Windows Movie Maker, so anything is a HUGE improvement. It was a great value at $400 four years ago, and has only recently begun freezing.

  • 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. Best specs for the best value - looking at i7/i5, 8 or 16 GB RAM (if 8GB something upgradable), a SSD of at least 250 GB preferable to a 1 TB HDD (but I will settle). I'd prefer to buy new, but am open to lightly used with a considerable service warranty.

  • How important is weight to you? Not important

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

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

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. If you have no requirements, put N/A. Video editing (4K would be nice but seems to be out of my budget. I'm also looking for suggestions on software), audio editing (microphone jack required), and maybe some light gaming but mostly indie or older games (priority is video editing)

  • 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? Sims 4, Left 4 Dead 2, anything better is just a bonus

  • 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)? Tenkeyless keyboard preferable, prefer a DVD or Blu ray drive but not a requirement

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. Please feel free to give multiple suggestions. I've been researching for a few days now and could use a fresh perspective.

Some of the models I've been looking at:

  • Lenovo ThinkPad T540p

  • Lenovo ThinkPad L460

  • Lenovo IdeaPad 700

  • ASUS N550JX-TH72T

  • ASUS K501UX-WH74

  • ASUS X550VX-MS71

  • ASUS F555UA-EH71

  • ASUS ROG GL551JW-WH71

Also wondering how important it is to have a quad core i5/i7 CPU over a dual core i7 CPU, and why? If there is a comparable AMD CPU I am open to that too (have had good experience with AMD in the past).

3 years, 11 months agotechneeeq posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 16, 2016

For video editing, then definitely an i7 quad core processor is recommended. The quad core will do a far better job especially in intense editing and running multi- threaded programs. For under $1000, I would easily say , go with this laptop. The Intel Quad Core i7-6700HQ it has will make a big difference and will be excellent in editing and rendering--- one of the best processors available at the moment for laptops. It would easily do a better job than the laptops you are considering.

Looking for a new laptop college/mid range gaming around $1200 USD [R]

3 years, 11 months agotechneeeq posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 11, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: United States $1200
  • 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. Decent Battery life

  • How important is weight to you? Light enough to carry to class comfortably

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

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

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. If you have no requirements, put N/A. Games like Skyrim, xcom, and civ with good settings

  • 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? Same as above at at least medium to high at 30fps

  • 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)? touchscreen

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

3 years, 11 months agotechneeeq posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 11, 2016

This laptop would be an excellent choice for you. It has all you are looking for and would run those games you mentioned on ultra settings. It also is very light weighted which is excellent for a laptop with a HDD and an SSD. It also has a decent battery life and excellent screen resolution.

College Student in the US looking for an all-purpose laptop ($1500 Max) [R]

3 years, 11 months agotechneeeq posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 2, 2016

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Total budget and country of purchase: -United States ($1500 max but the cheaper the better)-

  • 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.

    • Absolutely do not care for a 2 in 1, battery life is important, able to run Smash Bros Melee Netplay most important (more on this later)-
  • How important is weight to you? -Zero Importance-

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

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

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. If you have no requirements, put N/A. -Most important thing for it to run is the Dolphin Emulator and able to run Super Smash Bros. Netplay (I also posted on /r/smashbros to no response)-

  • 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? -Super Smash Bros. Melee on Dolphin Emulator. At least 30 FPS, graphics quality is less important-

  • 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)? -No-

NOTE: One of the computers of this list would be great, but is not necessary http://www.qvc.com/electronics/computers/laptops/_/N-ngnz/c.html?identifier=2126&cm_re=LN-_-Computers-_-Laptops&pageSize=96&cm_sp=REFINEMENTS-_-Category-_-Laptops&refineOrder=1047994

3 years, 11 months agotechneeeq posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 3, 2016

This would do a decent job for you. It would be ideal for college as well as it will play those games you mentioned on maximum settings with great FPS.

Need a Laptop for College, Engineering Student. (<$1400) [R]

3 years, 11 months agoFiveStarHero posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
March 29, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: No more than $1400 but cheaper is preferred as always, US

  • 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 and probability is a priority, 5 hours of general use and preferably no more than 5 pounds. A touchscreen would be nice but not a requirement.

  • How important is weight to you? I'd like to stay below 5 pounds as I will be carrying it around a lot. But honestly size is more important as I will most likely carry it in my backpack.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. Windows 10

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Preferably 13in but no more than 15 and no less than 13

  • 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. CAD, Video and photo editing, very light gaming if I ever have time.

  • 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? Light gaming

  • 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)? Reliability is very very important, I do not want to have to deal with it malfunctioning on me, especially since I will be away from home. I would like a touchscreen but as I said it's not a priority. I would also really like the laptop to have a SSD.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I will be transferring from a small college to a large university soon and am looking for a reliable, portable, and capable laptop as I will be using it everyday for all of my class work, research, and entertainment. As I will be taking engineering classes I need a laptop that can handle 3d rendering programs such as AutoDesk.

I have considered 3 laptops so far:

  1. Hp pavilion x360 http://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-13-s128nr-13-3-Inch-Full-HD/dp/B014X4UAUI/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8#productDetails I like the price and portability but am not sure the integrated graphics could handle what I need it to

  2. Asus Zenbook ux303 http://www.amazon.com/ZenBook-UX303UB-13-3-Inch-Touchscreen-Discrete/dp/B014VHVZFQ/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8#customerReviews This laptop fits my needs perfectly but I am very scared of the hinge problems everyone is having, I cannot have an expensive laptop break down on me while I'm in college

  3. Alienware 13 http://www.amazon.com/Alienware-AW13R2-8344SLV-Touchscreen-Generation-GeForce/dp/B015PYZX0C/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8 This laptop also fits my needs and surpasses them, but I've heard reliability and customer service from Dell is sketchy at best. This is my most considered one at the moment, but also the most expensive. Thoughts? Is it worth it?

    Thank you in advance!

3 years, 11 months agoFiveStarHero posted on SuggestALaptop.
March 29, 2016

Those three laptops you mentioned have a duel core CPU which is not ideal in video editing and 3D rendering. Same logic applies for the ram (16 GB is preferred).

Recommendations:

Dell Inspiron i7559 Signature Ed. - 1000$+ extra = 1108$(explained below) http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-7512GRY-Touchscreen-Generation/dp/B015PZ0EHS/ref=sr14?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1459274262&sr=1-4&keywords=dell+inspiron+7559#Ask Note: Add ram and SSD(check Frequently Bought Together in the link). Also this laptop is 4k resolution laptop + touchscreen. You could also just buy the other version with 16gb and SSD built in but will cost you 100$ extra and is a non signature edition. Indepth Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJPQfWCuxAo

ASUS ROG GL552VW-DH74 - 1249$ http://www.amazon.com/GL552VW-DH71-15-Inch-Discrete-GeForce-Metallic/dp/B01578ZKPO/ref=sr13?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1459274624&sr=1-3&keywords=laptop+6700hq Note: You could go with the cheaper model and add a SSD to save dosh(Will lose 2gb of VRAM from GPU). Note: I screwed up this laptop is heavy(5.6 pounds).

Eluktronics P640RE 1250$(Did a lot of digging for this) http://www.amazon.com/Eluktronics-P640RE-14-0-Inch-i7-6700HQ-Performance/dp/B01BNI4YF4/ref=cmcrarpdproduct_top?ie=UTF8 Note: Has a 970m GPU unlike the other two which has 960m(60-70% better) and is the only laptop I've seen with a 14" screen at this price with these specs. Only real con I see is that I am not familiar with that brand and will probably have bad battery life.

15'' USA around 500-100 USD coding laptop [R]

3 years, 12 months agotechneeeq posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
March 27, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Budget is between 500 - 1200. 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. Good battery life.

  • How important is weight to you? Must be light

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. Win and mac are fine

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 1920*1080 if possible. 13 is fine

  • 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. Matlab, python, R and other similar program.

  • 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

  • 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)? USB 3, SSD, and good keyboard.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. A little background. I am a PhD student. I use my laptop for matlab, python and R coding. I usually run a smaller size of samples on my laptop to make sure the code does what it is supposed to and then have the server or desktop to do the hard work.

3 years, 12 months agotechneeeq posted on SuggestALaptop.
March 27, 2016

This would do the job well for you.

I need help finding a 6th Gen Intel CPU, Touchscreen laptop. I don't [R]

4 years, 2 months agoTheRealPizza posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Dec. 23, 2015

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: USA

  • Budget range:$800-$1200

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

  • Screen size preference:15"-17"

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

  • Gaming requirements (list example games and desired fps/settings): Non issue. I have a gaming rig at home.

  • Other performance requirements (video editing, CAD, etc.): Some video editing will be required

  • Portability requirements (constantly carried, frequently moved, mostly stationary, etc.): Daily carry to school

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): I'm a big time ASUS fanboy, but will anything other than Lenovo.

  • 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: New to laptops, so idk. Anyone have suggestions?

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Build quality. It has to last. I get one laptop for the next two years.

List any critical features: It must have a 6th gen intel chip (I would prefer I7), and must have a touch screen. I would prefer an IPS display, but any 1080 display will work.

Which features would you pay a premium for? (eg. high resolution screen, great keyboard/touchpad/audio, low noise/heat): I would also like something with a GTX960M+.

I'm going to school, and I need a laptop that will last for 2 years. As stated, It needs to be 6th gen Intel CPU, and touchscreen. I've seen so many great laptops with 960/980 GPU's, but no touchscreen. I hate finding the "perfect" one, only to find out it's not a touchscreen.

4 years, 2 months agoTheRealPizza posted on SuggestALaptop.
Dec. 23, 2015

I don't know if you'll get it for that price, but have a look at Dell's XPS range. There's an XPS 13 and an XPS 15, and I'm sure there's one which has both a touchscreen and a gtx 960

Edit: here's what can be your perfect laptop.

General purpose laptop suitable for 4X games and heavy browsing [R]

4 years, 3 months agosilents429 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Dec. 21, 2015

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: USA

  • Budget range: Ideally sub $1,000, $12-1300 if I have to stretch

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): heavy browsing/streaming video, 4x games (Civ, CK2 etc.)

  • Screen size preference: 13-15”

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

  • Gaming requirements (list example games and desired fps/settings): 4X type games – Civ5, CK2, etc.

  • Other performance requirements (video editing, CAD, etc.): lots and lots of windows/tabs open at once – and I’m notoriously inpatient

  • Portability requirements (constantly carried, frequently moved, mostly stationary, etc.): Frequently moved, likely carried somewhat regularly. Perched on lap while seated on couch or bed, etc.

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): Had bad luck with my last (Asus N71) so I’m a bit leery though I was a big fan in the past.

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): Tasteful as I’ll occasionally be using in business setting

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: Both? :-/ Best quality within budget

List any critical features: SSD drive – like I said, I’m not patient.

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

Am I looking for a unicorn?

4 years, 3 months agosilents429 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Dec. 21, 2015

The problem is that you will not find a 4k Resolution laptop within $1300

The cheapest I could find that "might" be able to game at 4k is http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-7512GRY-Touchscreen-Generation/dp/B015PZ0EHS/ref=sr134?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1450714694&sr=1-34&keywords=4k+laptop

But it comes with a 960m which I don't think is even fit for 4k games.

You'd do way better to just get a 1080P IPS display laptop.