Best 17" i7 to buy?

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  1. xxnoname77xx

    xxnoname77xx Newbie

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    1) What is your budget? Max 1300

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?e
    e. Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen touch
    3) Which country will you buying this notebook?us

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?na
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    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?yes

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook? Internet, office applications

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both? Leaving on desk

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)no

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?5

    10) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK? Seeing it

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc. Windows

    Looking for fast processor i7 preferably. Had old i5 that's sluggish.
    What Ghz should I look for as I see some that say 1.3 2.4 and some just mention i7.
     
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    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    The CPU is likely not the bottle for Office and Internet. I would suggest the Dell XPS 17. A look in the Dell Outlet may produce some savings. Good luck and welcome to NBR.
     
  3. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    The cheapest outlet XPS 17 (as of the time I'm writing this) is nearly $400 above the OP's budget.

    This Asus is $800 and includes a Ryzen 7 CPU, which will be faster than an i7 in productivity tasks while offering better thermals and battery life.
     
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    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    As always with the Dell Outlet price and availability fluctuates, sometimes widely. I think I've seen them significantly lower in the past, though obviously not today.
     
  5. kojack

    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    Check out the inspiron 17 7000 2 in 1 as well. much more affordable than the XPS but still lots of power.
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    OP doesn't need an XPS for what they want to do. The above-mentioned Inspiron, HP Envy, a Lenovo Ideapad will all suffice and at prices that are hundreds less than even the best of what a refurb can offer.
     
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    The OPs needs are modest for sure, but I was thinking along the lines of better construction and awesome screen within budget., though there are certainly less expensive options available If the OP only wants to pay the minimum to get what they need, any 17" notebook made in the last five years would suffice.
     
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    xxnoname77xx Newbie

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    Thanks I will check out your recommendations. The biggest thing is touchscreen and 17" as it won't be moving so large screen the better. The Asus doesn't have a touchscreen. Its for my cousin his wife had a surface pro and the SSD died so she now wants a 17" touchscreen thats fast.
     
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    You could also check the Initia 17,3" by Pc Specialist, it's under your budget and should be a good choice for your tasks
     
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    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    The inspiron 17 7000 fits the bill for your needs for sure, and I think the new one has pen support too.
     
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