Lenovo ThinkPad P50 20EN0013US 15.6" Laptop - Intel Core i7-6700HQ (4core 2.60 GHz), 8GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, NVIDIA Quadro M1000M 2GB

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Lenovo ThinkPad P50 20EN0013US 15.6" Laptop - Intel Core i7-6700HQ (4core 2.60 GHz), 8GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, NVIDIA Quadro M1000M 2GB

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Reddit Reviews and Recommendations

  • 32 Reviews
  • Feb. 1, 2018 Last Review Date
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Discussion and Reviews on Reddit

How I feel working in IT when someone has issues with their Mac [R]

1 year, 6 months agonotstarboard posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 1, 2018
1 year, 6 months agonotstarboard posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 1, 2018

Oh weird, I must have copied the wrong link. This is what I meant to send, from Lenovo directly. It ships with Windows 7 but it's upgradable to 10 for free.

How I feel working in IT when someone has issues with their Mac [R]

1 year, 6 months agonotstarboard posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 1, 2018
1 year, 6 months agonotstarboard posted comment on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 1, 2018

What do you mean by "comparable"? An ultrabook? Those are overpriced as well.

My point of view is that almost all computers with a sleek metal and glass build are overpriced for what you're getting; they're selling you a jewel as much as a PC. This Thinkpad has the more traditional thick, but extremely durable build. It's $1200 for an i7-6700 instead. The same durable, but unglamorous Thinkpad build is around $500 cheaper when you're in dual core i5 territory.

What about this is wrong, /u/jeffhuys?

Edit: Fixed link

Laptop help! USA-1200 or less [R]

1 year, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 18, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase:

I really don't want to spend more than 1200, but if there's one good enough that's slightly above it I would also consider it. The less the better, obviously lol.

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specifications! I don't care if it's 2 in 1 or not.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you?

I'm mainly going to be using it at home, so not too important.

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

Windows or Mac, not familiar at all with Chrome OS or Linux.

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

15+ preferably.

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

No video editing or gaming, simply streaming movies/music.

  • If you're gaming, 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 build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?

No

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

Best bang for my bucks on movie/sound quality.

1 year, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 18, 2017

I agree with our mod, you usage doesn't need such a high budget, I would recommend this Thinkpad P50 because it comes with everything you need , i7 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, 500GB of HDD for storage, Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, long battery life, and it is within your budget.

Need some laptop guidance and opinions. 15? inch, USA, <1250ish [R]

1 year, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 16, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Roughly $1200, I can go up some if it's of a major benefit, but would prefer to be closer to $1000. USA.

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. USB C with Thunderbolt, so I can get a docking station and use it at a potential desktop replacement (I am also taking suggestions on the docking station and potential monitor configs).
    Minimum of 4 hours out of the laptop with moderate to heavy use, note that I would expect less if it was gaming or watching movies that whole time.
    Majority of the day with intermittent use, so 6+ hours of off an on use probably. Nice probably-IPS screen, likely 15", though I would consider a 17". I don't have experience using a 13", so I am not necessarily ruling them out, but I don't have any way to indicate preference there.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? I doubt it would bother me once I become accustomed to it. My main concern would be it fitting into a backpack with charger/etc when it's a large 15 or a 17".

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows, might run VMs of Linux/Other OS if it matters.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15" is likely the sweet spot, but I am open to 17" options. 13" if the case can be made for them.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. It's probably going to be mostly browsing/programming/class work. Though if it goes the desktop replacement route it will be used for gaming. Currently I play Guild Wars 2, with some Elder Scrolls Online. When time permits I play FPS and other games, so something that is good for medium/high settings on most games would be preferred.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I would prefer high settings, I don't care about being in the ultra range much. If the game looks decent (medium settings at the worst) and runs smooth I am usually happy with my experience. So FPS, averaging 60+ and not dropping below 50ish probably.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Keyboard needs to be on the better end probably, touch pad well placed to prevent accidental touches during keyboard use.
    Backlit keyboard, doesn't have to be programmable. Touch screen probably won't be used.
    Finger print reader is preferred, but not required.
    Optical drive is not required.
    It would also be good if the exhaust ports and peripheral ports didn't make it a pain to use external keyboards/mice/docking station/laptop stands or cooling pads.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I've never owned a nice personal laptop. Only really used laptops for work. So I am not familiar with how capable the laptops can actually be in terms of desktop replacements. I would LIKE to get a laptop that could serve as a desktop replacement for 1-3 years, then get a nice desktop to stagger the upgrade "need" between the desktop and laptop a bit.
    I will also note that I am not super into the "gaming" look of a lot of the laptops out there. I like them to come in mostly darker colors, gray, black, etc.
    I have looked at the Dell Gaming 7000 series that have just been updated with the IPS display and 1060 graphics. They lowered the battery life on them from the older version, but supposedly it has quick charging technology now...so it might offset that. Battery life still seems good on it. My concerns with it are gaming performance since it's a "gaming" laptop but doesn't seem to be really popular like other alternatives, build quality since it's a new "changed" version and doesn't have any reviews.....and if it needs to be upgraded to be worth using. If it's storage solutions are not reliable, I am going to want to replace them. I couldn't find information on the brand of RAM/SSD/HDD used in the 7000 series. Is it possible/difficult to take the Win10 product key from the Dell and swap in a new drive using that key?

I know it's a lot to read there, thanks for any responses.

1 year, 11 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Sept. 18, 2017

What about Thinkpad P50 ? it comes with quad core i7, thunderbolt 3, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, 500GB of HDD for storage, and it also comes with HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, and thunderbolt 3, so you will have more ports than enough for what you are planning, and ThinkPads are known for their great battery life, amazing build quality and very good keyboards so there is that.

Best laptop for mechanical engineering student? [R]

2 years agoThe---Technician posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 7, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $900-1300 US
  • 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 prefer good battery life and best specifications for the money. I don't care if it is a 2 in 1.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? I'm going to a large university so something fairly light and small is preferable.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. atleast 14 inches no bigger than 15.6.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Engineering programs like CAD, MATLAB etc I also don't game.

  • If you're gaming, 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 build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Doesn't have to be touch screen or have a fingerprint reader. Just want a good keyboard, build quality, and able to run multiple programs fast and smooth.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. My university has recommended that the laptop I get should have these minimum specs- Intel i7 Processor, 8gb+ of ram, 500gb of hard drive space, and an nVidia Quadro or AMD FirePro video card (GPU). I have been looking at Dell Inspiron i5577-7342BLK-PUS https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XFC44CL/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A13BNE3P7C8THK&psc=1, ASUS M580VD-EB76 VivoBook https://www.amazon.com/M580VD-EB76-VivoBook-Gaming-Multimedia-GeForce/dp/B071ZL3996/#customerReviews, and Dell XPS 15 https://www.amazon.com/Dell-XPS-15-15-6-Inch-i7-6700HQ/dp/B019PB6X78. Again I would like the best specifications for the money out of these three, or any other laptop that may be better. Thanks!

2 years agoThe---Technician posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 7, 2017

As recommended by your school, you need to go with a laptop that has either the nVidia Quadro or AMD FirePro video card as they are better optimized for CAD and other engineering programs that utilize dedicated graphics cards. This Lenovo ThinkPad P50would do a very good job for you... It has a powerful quad core i7 processor which is ideal for CAD works, 8 GB RAM ( can be upgraded to 16 GB), 500 GB HDD (you can add an SSD later on) and of course, it comes with the NVIDIA Quadro M1000M 2GB dedicated graphics card card which is the major + here...Apart from that, the P50 is known for it's quality display, durability, good heat management , and solid- crunchy keyboard.

Laptop for 4 years of college (major: architecture) and light/medium gaming (not my top priority though), ~$1500 [R]

2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 6, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Max around $1500 in the U.S.

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specs for money and decent battery life (my school has some requirements with the laptops so check link below on battery)

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Kind of important since I'll be carrying it around campus but is not the deciding factor for me

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. No less than 15"

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I'll be using programs like AutoCad, Revit, Rhino, SketchUp and other 3D programs in the architecture field. Would also love to use it for gaming on the weekends.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? CS:GO and Overwatch at high settings at ~60 FPS will be fine for me. Would also like to have the possibility to play higher end games like Playerunknown or Destiny 2 at lower settings, but as the title says it is not my top priority. Just make sure it can run the programs above smoothly.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Definitely want a good build quality. I want this laptop to last all 4 years I'm at college. And no touch screen!

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. As I said above, my college has some requirements for the specs of the laptop (and I'm not buying it off of their store). Here is the link to the requirements (under the architecture tab, first one) I know a little about the specs of laptops but I'm not an expert. The one thing I'm really confused about is the GPU. Will graphics cards like the one listed run games well? If not can someone find a laptop with a GPU that will run both games and architecture programs well?

The one laptop I'm looking at is this Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop but I'm questioning the GPU and the battery life (compared to the battery life my college wants)

Any advice and suggestions would be very helpful! Thanks.

2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 8, 2017

If you don't mind adding your own SSD or/and ram then I would recommend this configuration of the P50 and then add more ram, SSD as you need, I am recommending it because ThinkPads are known for their great battery life, amazing build quality and very good keyboards and because it comes with everything you need , i7 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, 500 GB of HDD for storage, and it is within your budget.

Laptop four USB or more [R]

2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 6, 2017

Hello,

I'm looking for a laptop to use for work (software development) that has as many USB ports as possible, I've seen four...not sure if five is possible (outside of eurocom that is out of my budget). The laptops I've found thus far are:

Thinkpad P50
thinkpad P51
thinkpad P71
Thinkpad L570
Precision 7520 Precision 7510 Tecra C50-01301H Tecra C50-D1512 Tecra C50-C1503 Tecra C50-C1501

I'll fill out this form now:

  • Total budget and country of purchase: 1700$'ish ... that's maximum, I'd much rather keep it under 1,300 and under 1,000 if possible...although I'd rather know my options rather than limit myself. (USA)

  • 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 do not care about 2-in-1, I could take it or leave it. Battery life is more important than specifications to me, although I wouldn't mind a beefier machine.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? I plan on moving this around to an office and back, it won't get much home use, I'd prefer a lighter machine. anything higher than 6 lbs might be pushing it.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Most likely windows. I can put linux on it if I want. Would be good to have a windows license if i end up needing it.

  • 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.

    Code Editors and IDE's like Sublime Text // Visual Studio

    Web browsers to monitor AWS and other monitoring tools.

    Remote desktop for tunneling into various servers (or ssh'ing)

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

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

    I'll be using the keyboard all day, so that may be a more important feature. As I mentioned before, connectivity in the form of USB is most important. I don't want to have to carry around USB hubs. I'll have a keyboard and mouse (unifying), a headset, and an external hard drive at least. So the extra availability is preferred.

    Not having a native ethernet port is also kind of a deal breaker.

    Newer connectivity like USB-C and thunderbolt 3 could be nice, but not required (besides a lot that I see with this , lack USB 3).

    Would like HDMI // method for connecting at least two monitors.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I think I've said enough.

2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 8, 2017

If you don't mind adding your own SSD or/and ram then I would recommend this configuration of the P50 and then add more ram, SSD as you need, I am recommending it because it comes with all the specs you might need for your usage, because ThinkPads are known for their great battery life, amazing build quality and very good keyboards and because it has Thunderbolt 3, along with 4 other USBs, and the RJ 45 like you wanted, and it is within your budget.

Looking for a portable 15inch engineering laptop. $1000-$1200 [R]

2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 1, 2017

I'm going to school for Computer Engineering, so it will be a lot of coding and such.

  • Total budget and country of purchase:

US and $1000-$1200

  • How important is weight and thinness to you?

Important. I dont want to be lugging around a huge laptop all around campus.

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

Windows

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

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

Mainly codinging a some engineering applications. Some very light gaming.

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

N/A

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

Good battery lie is important. 5+ hours would be ideal

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

I was looking at the lenovo T570, if anyone has any thoughts on it please let me know.

Thank you

2 years, 1 month agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 1, 2017

What about Lenovo ThinkPad P50 or is that too heavy for your taste ? because aside from the weight ThinkPads are known for their great battery life, amazing build quality and very good keyboards

Laptop recommendation for Mechanical Engineering major? 15 inch, U.S.A., $1000-$1300 [R]

2 years, 2 months agoThe---Technician posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 22, 2017

Edit: Thank you all for your suggestions. I decided on going for the HP Envy.

2 years, 2 months agoThe---Technician posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 22, 2017

While the HP and Asus systems you link to look really nice and would fit your liking in terms of aesthetics and weight, if you are doing some serious CAD , Solidworks etc, they will struggle. The number one downfall is the fact that they have only a weak i7-7500U dual core processor. Based on Solidworks manufacturers ''All SolidWorks Simulation products take advantage multi core and multi CPU architectures''.. In a nutshell, a quad core i5 or i7 processor is recommended. Check this out..

Something like this Thinkpad p50 would do a much better job in Solidworks and Autodesk due to the fact that it has a powerful quad core processor and importantly , one of the graphics cards that is optimized for Solidworks, the NVIDIA Quadro M1000M.

Laptop for school and computational physics; 13"-15" UHD/QHD for ~$1000 in the USA? [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 19, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: ~$1000. Some flex either direction is fine. USA

  • 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'm not a huge fan of the 2 in 1 form factor. Good battery life would be great as I live ~1hr from school, but I also want good specifications. I have a pc I use for really heavy stuff now, though.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? On a scale from 1 to 10, where 1 is not important, and 10 is extremely important, I'd say around a 6 or 7.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Under 17 but greater than 12. Anything from 13 to 15.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Mostly mathematica/matlab/python, also microsoft office stuff. I do photography as a hobby, and I would really like a high quality screen for both photography and programming purposes.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Eh, I only really play csgo, so no worries.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? I'd really really like a number pad.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I've been looking at the dell xps 15 9560, but obviously thats out of the budget. I also like the Lenovo y520 but would like to get one with a 4k screen; regardless, still not really sure that that is the right decision. I'd be open to buying refurbished. Thank you all for your help. Great subreddit.

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 20, 2017

> Mostly mathematica/matlab/python, I'd really really like a number pad.

Those two means you need a quad core CPU and 15.6 inch screen, and those are easy to find within your budget, but they will be heavy and with short battery life, if you are willing to compromise on weight then I would recommend that you get the Lenovo ThinkPad P50 because ThinkPads are known for their great battery life, amazing build quality and very good keyboards and because it comes with everything you need , i7 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, 500GB of HDD for storage, high quality Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, GPU that should be able to handle csgo with no issues and it is within your budget.

Starting a PhD in USA, 13-15", preferred less than $1,500 [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 5, 2017
  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. No gaming, but I will be using this primarily for research and data analysis so it's important that it can run large data sets using programs like SPSS, SAS, Stata, etc.

  • Total budget and country of purchase: Prefer less than $1,500 but if performance is significantly better and necessary I'll go higher.

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best specs for the money and good battery life are my priorities

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Prefer lighter/more mobile but performance is paramount

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Thinking 13-15"

EDIT: Currently looking at two different 15.6" Dell Inspiron 7000 series. Both have 7th gen i7 core (7500U), 526gb SSD. Only difference is one has RAM of 12gb other has 16gb. Is it worth the extra $150 to upgrade from the 12gb RAM to the 16gb RAM?

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 5, 2017

If you don't mind installing ram and SSD manually then I would recommend this Lenovo ThinkPad P50 because ThinkPads are known for their great battery life, amazing build quality and very good keyboards and because it comes with everything you need , i7 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking , 500GB of HDD for storage, high quality Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, and it is within your budget.

(by buying this configuration and installing a SSD you would be saving money, if you prefer not to do that then this configuration or this one might be worth considering.

Laptop for Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering student - ~$1000-$1500 [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 5, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: United States, up to $1500 but preferably close to $1000

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. 2 in 1 is not needed, but good battery life and specs would be nice

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not super important but I don't want a laptop that's a burden to carry around

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15' but 13' is okay too

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. I'm not entirely sure, the only required programs on the webstie are MATLAB and the Office Suite

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? I won't be gaming on the laptop besides maybe Binding of Isaac

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Reliable build quality and a good keyboard would be nice. I'd also like a 4K screen if possible but it's also not really needed.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.Here is a link to the general requirements. I have a desktop so I don't think that I really need an i7 or a big SSD. If any of this is a little bit unreasonable then just let me know.

Thank you :)

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 5, 2017

If you don't mind installing ram and SSD manually then I would recommend this Lenovo ThinkPad P50 because ThinkPads are known for their great battery life, amazing build quality and very good keyboards and because it comes with everything you need , i7 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking (you might want to add another 8 GB ram to meet the recommended requirement), 500GB of HDD for storage, high quality Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, and it is within your budget.

(by buying this configuration and installing a SSD and another 8GB of ram you would be saving money, if you prefer not to do that then this configuration or this one might be worth considering.

Laptops with quad-core processor but no dedicated gpu (for use with an egpu)? [R]

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 31, 2017

Are there any well built laptops with a quad-core, thunderbolt 3 capabilities, and a centered touchpad (can't stand the ones that are way off to the left) that do not have dedicated gpus?

I know it is an odd request, but I want something with good battery to replace a MacBook that I can use for gaming at home.

2 years, 2 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 1, 2017

Would the trackpad on this Lenovo ThinkPad P50 be good enough ?

Need a business laptop that is fast, efficient and reliable for simple business requirements. [R]

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 26, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Under 1.2K

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Best specs, but some battery life is appreciated, it's mainly used in a dock at work and at home, so it will be plugged in most of the time.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Not too important, I wont carry it around often.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Win10 Pro

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

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. No, this will mainly be used for spreadsheets, presentations, documentation, internet. A simple business tool with no requirement for any major processing.

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Definitely a focus on speed, efficiency and reliability (so SSD at least 256 - 512GB), Reliable build quality as well, I don't want it crashing on me or slowing down too much.

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 26, 2017

If you don't mind installing an extra SSD on your own I would recommend this Lenovo ThinkPad P50 because ThinkPads are known for their great battery life, amazing build quality and very good keyboards and it comes with everything you need , i7 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for your usage, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, 500GB HDD for storage, (you can install an extra SSD and still be within budget), Full HD IPS screen which is a must have for this price range, and it is within your budget.

Under 15 inch, US, Up to 1500$ [R]

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 17, 2017
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Up to 1500$. Purchase in the US

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. A 2 in 1 is nice but not a real factor. Battery life is much more important and a better spec for money.

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Weight is very important as I am going to travel with it a lot. That is why there is preference to a small screen size. At home I will probably just connect to an external screen.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Base OS will be Windows. I plan to run several Linux version on VM and/or create a dual boot machine.

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Smaller than 15 inch since it effects the weight.

  • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. Will be used for statistical work (GIS, stata), moderate video editing and several VM's (VMware) running simultaneously. gaming is not that important.

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Not really for gaming

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Reliable build quality that can survive the roads and a solid cooling system. looking for a machine that can last a minimum of 5 years. Naturally decent input devices and and at least 3 USB ports. Compatibility for docking station would be great but not first priority.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. My Initial thought was that I should get a medium level gaming computer with 32GB ram but I've seen machines classified as business and I'm not sure if there's any difference other than the video card. Would love to receive feedback on that. Also, purchase time is flexible and I thought of waiting for "back to school" discounts around July to find good deals. Thank you for all those who pitch in to assist.

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 18, 2017

For the VM's yes, I think it is powerful enough for that, not sure about the construction site though, the laptop is made of plastic, and even though it feels and is very sturdy I wouldn't trust it, For much better build quality I would recommend this ThinkPad P50 because ThinkPads are known for their great battery life, amazing build quality and very good keyboards and you can upgrade this to match the specs you need and still be within budget, it is heavier though at 6 lbs.

Laptop for Large Excel files [R]

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 13, 2017

Hi all. Not sure what the most important things to look for in a laptop for my needs would be. Will be using it to work with and switch back and forth between large excel files. Ideally, would like to have a couple 150+mb files open and a couple 25-50mb files.

  • Total budget and country of purchase: <$1300usd

  • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. battery life

  • How important is weight and thinness to you? Very, this will be my wife's work laptop so preferably <5-6 lbs and professional looking.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. Windows only, have a macbook and dont like Mac Excel

  • 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. No, but will be doing CAD via remote desktop

  • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? Will not be playing games, but dunno if a dedicated GPU would help my needs?

  • Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Professional looking. Ideally would have a dedicated number pad, but not required as smaller size/weight would take preference.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I was thinking I would need a quad core w/ 16gb ram. But I dunno if a 7200/7500U would be sufficient? If so that would probably open up a lot more options. Was looking at XPS 15, but looks like I would need to spend $1600.

2 years, 3 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 14, 2017

So you don't need a powerful GPU, however, you do need a powerful Quad core, that doesn't usually come with a long battery life, but what about this ThinkPad P50 because it comes with everything you need , i7 quad core CPU which is one of the best in the market and great for gaming, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, 500GB of HDD for storage, Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, high build quality, very good battery life, Thunderbolt 3, 5.6 lbs so it is within your weight limit and it is within your budget.

It is also very easily upgraded so if the 8 is not enough or you want to add a SSD for more speed you can do so later on.

i7-HQ, metal body or high build quality, Linux-friendly hardware [R]

2 years, 7 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 30, 2017

Title is most of my main concerns. I'd basically like a Zenbook with an i7 -HQ processor, or in other terms, a metal thinkpad. I move around a lot at work (coworking office, jumping from desk to chair to conference room, etc), so durability is a big concern. Main tasks are programming, so CPU performance and screen real estate (resolution more than size) are important.

  • Total budget and country of purchase: USA, roughly $1000-1500

  • 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. Specs first, then battery life. Just plain old notebook form factor for me.

  • How important is weight to you? Somewhat, but not first priority.

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. Doesn't matter what it comes with. I will install Linux myself, so hardware with no Linux support is out.

  • 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. N/A - prefer integrated graphics but anything that I can get Linux working with is fine.

  • 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)?Must haves: 16GB+ RAM (installed or user-upgradeable), i7 HQ processor (or similar performance; no power saver -U chips etc), great build quality (preferably metal body). Preferences: SSD+HDD, backlit keyboard, decent res screen (minimum 1080p, more is better). Don't need optical drive or any of that.

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

It seems like the exact thing I'm after is just out of reach. I can configure a P-series Thinkpad to meet the specs over $2k but it includes all kinds of nonsense I don't need like color sensors and discrete workstation graphics. The next best thing is a Thinkpad T460p, but it has no SSD+HDD option, which isn't so bad so I guess that's my backup plan.

I would really like a metal body, but as long as the thing can take frequent travel, I'll be ok with it. (My 3 year old Thinkpad E is a great machine in a craptastic case. It's held together with tape in 4 places.)

I have had decent Linux experience with Intel and Realtek wireless chips as well as Intel, AMD, and nVidia Graphics. Seems like the Linux GPU support has gotten significantly better in the last 5 years so I'm not too worried there.

2 years, 7 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 30, 2017

I would recommend this Lenovo ThinkPad P50 because ThinkPads are known for their great battery life, amazing build quality and very good keyboards, it also comes with Intel Core i7-6700HQ like you wanted, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking (upgradeable to 32 GB), 500GB of HDD for storage and you can replace that with a big SSD to avoid the need for SSD+HDD, Full HD screen which is a must have for this price range, and it is well inside your budget.

Looking for a mobile video editing station with good build quality [R]

2 years, 8 months agoDec. 31, 2016

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2 years, 8 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
Dec. 31, 2016

I'd go with a Thinkpad P50 if you're looking for a good keyboard. It is also very well built and fairly reliable.

Can grab something like this and swap out the HDD for an SSD later on.

Looking for Business Laptop [R]

2 years, 8 months agoThe---Technician posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Dec. 30, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: US-I'm thinking anywhere between $800-$1400

  • 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 would be nice. Will be using excel often and need for general business use. Will also be running a couple bot scripts on the weekends. Touch screen is cool but it is by no means a requirement for me.

  • 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. -Would 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. -No photo or video editing or gaming. However, like I said above I will be running a couple bot scripts on the weekends that I need to run smoothly.

  • 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)? -After researching, I'm pretty set on getting a laptop with i7 quad core processor with at least 8gb of RAM. A good keyboard would be nice. Need this laptop to be business grade quality as I need it to last me at least 4 or 5 years.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. -I'm pretty new to computers. Ultimately, the most important thing for me is that this laptop can handle the couple bot scripts (for buying sneakers, if that matters) I'll be running on the weekends that my 2012 macbook air has difficulties with right now. I'm willing to fork up the money needed but would obviously love if I could keep it around $1000.

Would this Asus be overkill? -ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW 15.6-Inch 4K Touchscreen Laptop (Core i7-6700HQ CPU, 16 GB DDR4, 512 GB NVMe SSD, GTX960M GPU, Thunderbolt III, Windows 10 Home) About $1300

I've also been looking at this Dell: -Dell Inspiron i7559-2512BLK 15.6 Inch FHD Laptop (6th Generation Intel Core i7, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD + 8 GB SSD) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M About $800

Any help/suggestions are much appreciated!

2 years, 8 months agoThe---Technician posted on SuggestALaptop.
Dec. 30, 2016

Both are those are good options , but if you are looking for serious build quality, great battery life, excellent keyboard and overall great business grade laptop, a Lenovo Thinkpad would be excellent. Get this Lenovo ThinkPad P50 and add an SSD as well as 8 GB RAM to it and you are great to go. You don't even have to add the 8 GB RAM right now, as the 8 GB it comes with I am sure will be fine for the tasks you will be doing. It is not hard to add an SSD either...After doing so, it will below $1200 which is a very good price for that quality you are getting.

Laptop to drive 4 monitors and fast webpage display [R]

2 years, 8 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Dec. 27, 2016

Living on my computer. Looking for a new laptop that will be on my desk (docked) most of the time. Want to drive 4 monitors and display webpages fast. I use a lot of local files and need fast local drive access. Battery life not that important, don't need touch screen

2 years, 8 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Dec. 27, 2016

I would recommend this config of Lenovo ThinkPad P50 because ThinkPads are known for their great battery life, amazing build quality and very good keyboards, it will be able to run 4 monitors at the same time, come with quad core Intel Core i7-6700HQ which is one of the best in the market, 8 GB of ram for smooth multitasking, high build quality, very good battery life, and has a lot of upgrade options if you need more ram or if you want to add SSD.

Which Lenovo laptop is the best for data storage and speed? [R]

2 years, 9 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Nov. 30, 2016

I'm starting a new job soon (yay!) and I expect to be storing large amounts of data. I had a Lenovo Edge 15 that died on me, so I'm looking for another laptop. I need something that will be able to handle data and statistical analysis software without slowing down. Slow laptops are the bane of my existence, and I don't have much patience. I really want another Lenovo though, because they have held up better than any other laptop I've had. Any suggestions?

2 years, 9 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Nov. 30, 2016

Congrats on the new job, I agree with both Shopineer and Orangematz, I would recommend this config because it is as close to 1K as you can get and then upgrade manually which will be cheaper and worth your time.

Looking for a development laptop with great (8+hr) battery life. [R]

2 years, 9 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Nov. 23, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: $1,500, 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. Need 8+ hr battery life on a single charge and good enough specs for moderate software development. Need more than 4GB of RAM.

  • How important is weight to you? Not very.

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

  • 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. Needs to be able to handle debugging and graphics rendering.

  • 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 keyboard would be nice. Would prefer no touchscreens or two-in-ones if at all possible.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I travel often so I would like to be able to do moderate development on a single-charge. Most of the laptops I've seen advertise decent battery life when browsing the web but die when doing any intensive work. Thanks for taking the time to read.

2 years, 9 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Nov. 23, 2016

I think the Lenovo ThinkPad P50 would be a good choice for you because it comes with an i7-6700HQ CPU 8 GB of RAM, NVIDIA Quadro M1000M 2GB Dedicated, 500 HHD ( you may want to upgrade to SSD ), the battery should give you what you need and Thinkpad are known for good keyboard and durability and it's only 4.1 lbs

Looking for the best 1080p performer. [R]

2 years, 9 months agoLonerIM2 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Nov. 3, 2016

Total budget and country of purchase: 1000-1400 USD, 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 specifications, good to great battery.

How important is weight to you? Not too 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. Photoshop, Android Studio, Eclipse

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? NA

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 for typing

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

I'm looking for a decently light laptop with i7 processor (unless there is a better suggestion), 1080p screen (would rather sacrifice quality for better battery life). Quad core would be nice but not necessary. Will be doing lots of programming, Photoshop, and multitasking.

2 years, 9 months agoLonerIM2 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Nov. 3, 2016

Or this Lenovo ThinkPad P50 for better build quality, better keyboard, slightly better battery life, but it is more expensive and with less HDD storage.

So pissed off at Lenovo right now [R]

3 years agoibmthink posted submission on thinkpad.
Aug. 4, 2016

EDIT: Thanks to /u/iamlenovoUS for checking and giving me evidence that gives me some comfort that the machine actually will be shipping tomorrow. Apparently I was given incorrect information this morning -- hopefully I'll be posting happy messages (or at least ranting about UPS or US customs rather than Lenovo :-))


I ordered a Thinkpad that I really need for work, NOW. They gave a shipping date, and I even ordered with lesser specs because the website warned that certain items would delay the shipping even further. I called earlier this week and they told me that it was fine, that the hardware I ordered was all available, no delays.... even put me on hold to research it and emailed me later to tell me I was good... today I see on their website that it shipped and even had a tracking number.

Anyhow, I called to resolve a billing question and while talking to the guy it comes out that it has been pushed back two weeks and may or may not ship then because of the SSD I ordered... FUCK. I told them before that they could substitute the HDD if that was going to happen... just send me SOMETHING. I repeated it again and I'm just told no that it's too late to change the order.

Between their website being so fucking buggy (order status links don't work, the order doesn't show up in my profile, shitty password rules hinting that they probably don't hash them correct, etc) and now this... I'm really starting to question whether I made the right choice.

3 years agoibmthink posted on thinkpad.
Aug. 4, 2016

You can´t really compare the Lenovo shop with Amazon. The systems you buy in their shop are all CTO/BTO, and not preconfigured, which means they have no stock and the machine has to be manufactured in China first. And if one component ist short in stock, the delays begin.

If you would order a ThinkPad from Amazon, it would ship much faster of course, since they have it in stock. Alternatively, you can order from a regular reseller, who also stocks the system - but its also more expensive: http://www.pcconnection.com/product/lenovo-topseller-thinkpad-p50-core-i7-6700hq-2.6ghz-8gb-500gb-ac-bt-fr-6c-m1000m-15.6-fhd-w7p64-w10p/20en0013us/30922364

On the other side, its no big secret that Lenovos website is a mess generally.

So pissed off at Lenovo right now [R]

3 years agoarchover posted submission on thinkpad.
Aug. 4, 2016

EDIT: Thanks to /u/iamlenovoUS for checking and giving me evidence that gives me some comfort that the machine actually will be shipping tomorrow. Apparently I was given incorrect information this morning -- hopefully I'll be posting happy messages (or at least ranting about UPS or US customs rather than Lenovo :-))


I ordered a Thinkpad that I really need for work, NOW. They gave a shipping date, and I even ordered with lesser specs because the website warned that certain items would delay the shipping even further. I called earlier this week and they told me that it was fine, that the hardware I ordered was all available, no delays.... even put me on hold to research it and emailed me later to tell me I was good... today I see on their website that it shipped and even had a tracking number.

Anyhow, I called to resolve a billing question and while talking to the guy it comes out that it has been pushed back two weeks and may or may not ship then because of the SSD I ordered... FUCK. I told them before that they could substitute the HDD if that was going to happen... just send me SOMETHING. I repeated it again and I'm just told no that it's too late to change the order.

Between their website being so fucking buggy (order status links don't work, the order doesn't show up in my profile, shitty password rules hinting that they probably don't hash them correct, etc) and now this... I'm really starting to question whether I made the right choice.

3 years agoarchover posted on thinkpad.
Aug. 4, 2016

> saying it shipped

That is great news! Now, see if you can track it...

Based on my observation of this subreddit, buying directly from Lenovo would not be my first choice for a number of reasons. However, my last Lenovo web store purchase, T440p, was delivered as originally promised.

Here's one at Amazon, with two day shipping.

> MacBook is perfect

I owned a 2010 MBP, and "perfect" would not be my choice of words. :-) I have yet to find ANY laptop I could generalize as perfect, unfortunately.

I wish you luck and success in your contract. While there is no shortage of MBP remarks here, please feel free to review the TP when you get it.

15in. USA. 1000-1500 [R]

3 years agoJuly 31, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: 1k-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. Don't want 2 in 1. I want the best specifications possible, but a good battery life (10-12 hours) is very highly valued.

  • How important is weight to you? Fairly important. I'm switching from a Macbook Air. I don't need the laptop to be as light as an Air, but I also don't want to carry a brick around.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 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. The only game I play is league, and I play it rarely. Mostly I'm gonna use the computer for the rest of undergrad and eventually law school, and to play online poker.

  • 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 prefer an easy to use touchpad and a good keyboard.

3 years agoThe--Technician posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 31, 2016

The Lenovo ThinkPad P50 20En would be an excellent choice for you as it matches your needs and criteria very closely. It is very powerful with a quad core i7 processor, 8 GB RAM and a nice 500 GB HDD ... This laptop like all Thinkpads, has an excelelnt build quality with an amazing keyboard and touch pad...With an average of 13.2 hours battery life, it would be perfect for you.

I am looking for a work laptop. [R]

3 years, 2 months agoThe--Technician posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 28, 2016

****** UPDATED*******

I am finishing up my digital forensics degree this year/ spring 2017. I am looking for a laptop for the IT security job field. I really like theMSI apache pro and the Alienware 17. the Alienware and the MSI have a i7 6700HQ and a geforce GTX 970M 3gb. I have the specs for both builds I have 32gb of ram sitting here for which ever comes home. Thank you for the advice, I play a few games nothing insane just strategy games and I wouldn't mind a 1st person shoot for when we travel. But it will be for Pen testing and being a ethical hacker 1st.

  • Total budget and country of purchase: -1500.00 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. Better specs

  • How important is weight to you? -not that important

  • Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. Windows or Linux. I can dual boot

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15 or 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. Encase, autopsy, and other pen testing programs Skyim with mods that I can find, Primal rage the one that is coming out I like games where I can build a city like sim city and I guess total war type games.

  • 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? FPS, strategy

  • 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, and maybe some security feature

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. None, addressed in thread

3 years, 2 months agoThe--Technician posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 28, 2016

The 2016 Newest Lenovo ThinkPad P50 would definitely be my choice... Both machines have great power, but the Lenovo has a better support for Linux as well as it is more aesthetically appealing. I also love it's keyboard very much - not to mention it's battery life and other features such as the finger print reader etc.

Looking for a laptop for Internet browsing, ~~pirating~~ buying music and movies, and watching movies. $2-300 budget [R]

3 years, 2 months agothelphelper posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 16, 2016

hey guys! just really looking for a cheap laptop to browse the Internet, download some music and movies, watch movies, listen to music, and obviously be wifi capable.

  • Total budget and country of purchase:

I'd like to spend $200 and I'd be willing to spend up to $300 and I am in the U.S.

  • 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 need or want 2 in 1, good battery life would be cool, but 4 hours or so is acceptable.

  • How important is weight to you?

A light laptop would be sweet but I can handle some heft.

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

no requirements, but I'm used to windows.

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

as long as it's not super small I don't mind what size it is.

  • 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 photo editing but if this laptop can't handle it that's okay.

  • 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?

probably not 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)?

good quality would be cool but my budget is pretty low so low quality is understandable.

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

thanks for the help!

3 years, 2 months agothelphelper posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 16, 2016

I recommend the 2016 Newest Lenovo ThinkPad P50 Mobile WorkStation it fits your critera and its a beast in every aspect. First it is stocked with it with a great core Intel Core i7-6700HQ up to 3.5GHz processor, 8 GB RAM which is fantastic and upgradable. This laptop also has a great storage, 500GB HHD . Well it is 4.1 lbs and should be comfortable for you to move around with. It has 15.6inch FHD (1920x1080) IPS Display which is awesome for light photo/video editing. Also a Fingerprint Reader for security purposes and would be great to keep out intruder out of your laptop. The keyboard is a good catch as well thinkpad precision backlit keyboard with numberPad. The Battery life up to 6 hours. Last but certainly not least it comes with a NVIDIA Quadro M1000M Graphics with 2GB Memory.

I need the PCMR guidance! [R]

3 years, 3 months agoicybrizz posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 25, 2016

Hi Brothers from the PCMR,

So I just finished my finals from my high school and I need a laptop for College. I need this early because I have to admission tests. I will be studying: System and Network engeneering. and my experience with laptops is very bad, because i always break them. I have better experience with desktops which i build myself, ofc. I need a laptop that i can trust and will not break. With enough power and battery. I am not planning to game on it, maybe some League, Hearthstone and CIV, but that is all. I need a good study companion i can trust on. I was thinking about the Macbook pro 13 2015 for its battery (would this make me me peasent?) and the Dell XPS 13 or 15 inch. PCMR I need your guidance, What laptops would you suggest? one of the above of do you have any other suggestions. If so please tell me which and why.

Thanks, Tim

3 years, 3 months agoicybrizz posted on pcmasterrace.
May 25, 2016

If you are looking for Iris Pro/ Nvidia Quadro.. look for one of the Thinkpad P50 models maybe? This one maybe? comes w/ Quadro M1000M at ~$1300

The pricing on their Lenovo site is cheaper as there is currently a -25% off

Need laptop for engineering this fall. [R]

3 years, 3 months agoThe--Technician posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
May 17, 2016

I'm going to be a freshman engineering student this fall and came here looking for some advice. * Total budget and country of purchase: $1,500 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. I prefer both specs and battery life with specs taking precedence over battery life.

  • How important is weight to you? I'd like to keep it under 5lbs if at all possible

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Must be at least 14"

  • 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. SolidWorks and MATLAB

  • 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? Civ 5

  • 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 a good keyboard.

3 years, 3 months agoThe--Technician posted on SuggestALaptop.
May 18, 2016

This 2016 Newest Lenovo ThinkPad P50 Mobile WorkStation would be a fantastic selection for you based on the type of work you will be doing as well as based on the fact that you want mobility ( light weighted) and good battery life along side great performance. This laptop has a very powerful core i7 quad core 6th generation processor along with a decent memory, a nice storage and a lovely graphics card.This laptop also stands out very much where build quality is concern-- it has an awesome keyboard to type on and a student should always value that.

Overall, this laptop will do an excellent job in solid works as well as MATLAB.

USA Programmer need a solely work laptop [R]

3 years, 4 months agoApril 26, 2016

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3 years, 4 months agotechneeeq posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 26, 2016

If only you wanted a slightly bigger screen, my first choice for you would be this.

Looking for a replacement for my broken laptop [R]

3 years, 4 months agotechrico posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 21, 2016
  • Total budget and country of purchase: Around 10,000 HKD or about 2,000 USD. Currently living in Hong Kong but I'm able to basically buy any laptop in price range.

  • 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 before I care about specs.

  • How important is weight to you? Very important. I'm really looking for a very slim laptop, or at least a lightweight one. I walk to school every day so I don't want to carry a brick in my backpack.

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

  • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. Preferably around 14"

  • 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 don't game but I plan to run Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and AutoCAD and other modelling software. Preferably multiple applications at the same time. MS applications and internet are hopefully given. On another note, if it runs photoshop it should probably be able to compile code. I don't game.

  • 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 would be important as well as a good durable keyboard. I've had to get the keyboard repaired multiple times before.

  • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I'll probably use this laptop for at least 4 years (intermittent repairs) so I want it to last until then.

Thanks so much for helping!

3 years, 4 months agotechrico posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 21, 2016

In terms of durability the lenovo thinkpad is ideal for you, so this lenovo comes with i7-6700HQ (4C, 2.6 / 3.5GHz, 6MB, 2133MHz), 8GB DDR4 RAM, 500GB 7200 RPM HDD this is also upgradable;15.6" FHD (1920x1080) IPS Display, NVIDIA Quadro M1000M Graphics with 2GB Memory, the memory is upgradable. you can also look at this work station lenovo thinkpad