Buying a New Laptop

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by RescueToast, Feb 9, 2019.

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    1) What is your budget?

    2000 AUD

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    a. Ultraportable; 10" - 12" screen
    c. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen
    d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
    e. Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen

    Mainstream size
    3) Which country will you buying this notebook?


    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like: Dell
    b. Dislike: None
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?

    Yes sure

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?

    School work like Google Drive and Gaming

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


    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)

    Rainbow Six Siege
    GTA 5

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

    6-8 hours with Wifi test

    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?

    Without seeing, I’m fine with buying online

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

    Windows only

    Screen Specifics

    12) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? (See further below for explanations.)

    1080p or higher

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (See further below for explanations.)

    Does not matter

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?

    I mean, no thick AF laptops. Max is 2.5cm thick

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?

    1TB+SSD would be nice

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity

    16) When are you buying this laptop?


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

    3 years min

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

    Not at all.

    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?

    I can pay extra for warranty if need be.

    Extra Info:

    Im thinking a gtx 1060 thin and light laptop that lasts a long time. Has to be an i7 7th gen or 8th gen. No need for a refresh rate and ONLY buying from Australian websites.

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