I need a new laptop and I really need your advice, please!

Discussion in 'Which Laptop should I buy?' started by studentofknowledge, Sep 2, 2013.

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    studentofknowledge

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    Hi,

    I'm looking for a new laptop to buy but I'm on a budget, so I'll most likely be getting a refurbished one. I need this laptop for school as well as work. I edit a lot of long audios(over an hour) and I use different softwares and watch a lot of videos. I don't need it for gaming, but I do use my laptop for hours on end and run different softwares at a time. My current computer heats up a lot and I hate that! Oh, and I download a lot...

    I want a laptop that is strong enough to handle all my needs, that is pretty fast, and does not heat up. A long last battery is also needed. I'd much rather windows 7 than windows 8, but I know windows 8 can be OK with a touchscreen laptop. I also prefer 14" verses 15.6"

    This is what I have been looking at:

    ASUS B43S-XH71 14" Core i7 2620M - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit 4 GB RAM 500GB HDD, Dedicated Graphics

    Lenovo U410 Ultra-Thin 14" UltraBook i5-3317U 8GB 664GB SSD NVidia 610M, Dedicated Graphics

    Lenovo IdeaPad U410 14" i7-3537U 1TB + 24GB SSD GeForce 610m 8GB Ram W864 HDMI, Dedicated Graphics

    Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 14" 1366x768 Touch Screen i5-3230M 3rd Gen. 1TB 6GB HD4000 USB3, Integrated/On-Board Graphics

    Any advice on which is better? Any other suggestions?

    Thank you!
     
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    budget? what country are you at?

    I would certainly recommend the Acer V7-482PG-6662 - excellent 1080p IPS screen (unlike all the other models you've mentioned), very good battery, good looks, good price. but you'll have to get it from Canada
     
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    I live in the US, and my budget is actually around $500, so I'll be buying refurbished most likely. Can a Canadian laptop work in the US without any differences or problems?

    I've narrowed my search to the following items, but I'm still looking:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-Idea...46512298?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item2ec95871aa

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Asus-U46E-B...68916273?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item1c363aef31

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-Idea...58065918?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item19e1897afe

    I really want windows 7. I don't want the laptop to overheat if I use it for hours on end, and I need a good battery with enough hard drive space (750GB+). I will not be using it for any gaming, but I'll be using it a lot.
     
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    This is a tough one to answer. For every suggestion you get, someone else will have negative things to say about it. I'm a huge Lenovo fan and just got a new E531 for around $550, but you seem to want an awful lot for not much. I would look at returns from the manufacturers, and maybe your best bet would be to get something with decent processing power and add an external hard drive. Most computers with drives as big as you want are pricey.
     
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