New Laptop Purchase

Discussion in 'Which Laptop should I buy?' started by Sonia O'Gorman, Feb 17, 2018.

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    Sonia O'Gorman

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    Hi.
    I am on the market for a new laptop and find the further I resesrch the more confused I get.
    HP, Lenovo, Acer, Dell, etc. etc. ?????
    It will be for work running a basic bookeeping software as well as photo storage/editing, graphics and minor video editing.
    The most common programs I use are;
    -Microsoft Office
    -Adobe Web Premium/Reader etc,
    -Corel Draw
    -Equimaster
    I would like to try and replace my desktop with it to enable portabilty as well as freeing up space in my very small house.
    I would like 8GB or more, 1 or more TB and SSD included.
    I would like a dedicated numeric keypad on the keyboard.
    I prefer the feel of the silver/metal type but this is not a priority.
    I really want something that runs fast and would prefer to buy something beyond my needs to delay the need for upgrading sooner.
    Budget is an issue so I can't afford any more than $2,500 to $3,000.
    CAN YOU ADVISE ON THE MOST SUITABLE BRAND/MODEL?
    THANK YOU
     
    Sonia O'Gorman, Feb 17, 2018
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    something back

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    Welcome to the laptop forums site

    Going for a gaming laptop will offer you the best results when doing graphics's related work
    it may be a little heaver but will have a stronger faster cpu,graphic card, and should have
    a fast hard drive.

    The graphic card is going to be the most important part it will be a none intregrated
    card I.e have it's own ram, and not share the main laptops ram.

    You should be able to buy one for $1800 or under

    This is not a recommendation on this laptop alone but will give you some info
    on what look for.

    https://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-...3&sr=8-3&keywords=Intel+Core+i7-7700HQ+laptop


    https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predato...3&sr=8-8&keywords=Intel+Core+i7-7700HQ+laptop


    https://www.amazon.com/VivoBook-i7-...3&sr=8-4&keywords=Intel+Core+i7-7700HQ+laptop
     
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    Acer E5-576G-5762
    15.6 inch 1920 * 1080
    Intel Core i5-8250U
    GeForce MX150 2GB DDR5 VRAM
    8GB DDR4
    256GB SSD
     
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    I think HP Envy 13-ab016nr will be best option for your needs.

    The HP Envy 13-ab016nr comes with an Intel Core i5-7200U processor, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD. The absence of a graphics card would not be a big problem since the include Intel Core i5 processor along with a fast SSD is powerful enough to run Photoshop and process images without a sweat. If you take your laptop everywhere with you and you use the touchpad for photo editing, then the touchpad in this laptop is great for you since it is made from glass and it is very responsive and accurate. The IPS display is great for photo editing work, but it is not optimal for using outside or where lights produce a lot of glare on the screen.

    Pros:

    • Amazing battery life of up to 14 hours
    • All lightweight metal design
    • Responsive glass touchpad
    Cons:
    • Glossy screen doesn’t reduce glare
    • Comes pre-installed with bloatware
     
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