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Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by ElPulpo, Jun 7, 2019.

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  1. ElPulpo

    ElPulpo Notebook Enthusiast

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    Looking for something lightweight and durable i will take it with me most days for business. I used to follow this back when I gamed a lot but been years I don't know whats out there. Whats the best bang for the buck

    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?
    $2k USD

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    a. Ultraportable; 10" - 12" screen
    c. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen

    3) Which country will you buying this notebook?

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    Not really

    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    Yes, had a few refurbished from dell and they are fine.

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    My office is a virtual office, I must go in for meetings and classes..into a video game like environment which isn't super high graphics but there are 1000 people/avatars in an auditorium at times so it needs power to handle that.
    On the go signature/stylus is high on the list, showing clients presentations or pictures, scanning would be nice.

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

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)
    Not on this one

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    Doesn't matter charges in car

    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?
    Online is fine

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

    Screen Specifics

    12) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? (See further below for explanations.)
    anything on the market now will be fine

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (See further below for explanations.)
    Prefer matte but not a deal breaker

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    not so much

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity

    16) When are you buying this laptop?

    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop?
    few years

    18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail?
    i have a backup

    19) Would you be willing to pay significantly extra for on-site warranty, or would it be acceptable to you to have to ship the laptop to the vendor for repair with perhaps a week or more outage?
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  2. ZaZ

    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    Perhaps the ThinkPad T490s with FHD anti-glare touch screen is worth a look.
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