first time notebook on a low budget

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by Kinarz, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. Kinarz

    Kinarz Notebook Enthusiast

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    i have decided to buy my first gaming laptop but unfortunately i have no knowledge in this area and my budget is low. I was thinking of dell inspiron 7567 and i would appreciate any opinions on this laptop or any other suggestions. Some general information:

    1) What is your budget?

    $800-900

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?

    Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
    3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.

    Pakistan

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

    no

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

    gaming along with school work

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

    yes

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

    yes, indie, rpg (skyrim) , fps

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

    doen't matter

    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?

    though seeing it is preferable buying online is fine too

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (Windows 7 / 8), Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.

    Windows

    Screen Specifics

    12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer? Keep in mind screen size in conjunction with resolution will play a large role in overall viewing comfort level. Everyone is different. Some like really small text, while others like their text big and easy to read. (Scroll down to see screen resolution information.)

    no idea

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (Scroll down to see explanations.)

    both are fine

    Build Quality and Design

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

    not too much

    15) When are you buying this laptop?

    in a week

    16) How long do you want this laptop to last?

    2-3 years

    Notebook Components

    17) How much hard drive space do you need? Do you want a SSD drive?

    1 TB would be preferable though not necessarily. The same for the ssd

    18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD Burner, Blu-ray Reader or Blu-Ray Burner?

    no
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2017
  2. tesm1th

    tesm1th Notebook Consultant

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    For the Dell Inspiron, PLEASE only choose the IPS screen. Most of the units come with TN, so they look horrible. If you can't find a model with IPS, no luck then.

    My suggestion is Acer Aspire 5 with Nvidia MX150. Slightly lighter than Inspiron, and there is discrete graphics that can play titles relatively well (though obviously weaker than the 1050). If your model only come with an SSD, you can add a hard drive to the empty 2.5" slot.
     
  3. DataShell

    DataShell Notebook Deity

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    How do you plan to order/receive your laptop? Import from the US? Send from Amazon via PK Ship or a similar service? Most online retailers do not deliver to Pakistan directly AFAIK. The import/shipping charges could stack significantly on the price of the laptop.
     
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    If your local retailer sells one, it would be good. Take note that exported model adapter may not use the same plug type as your region's (i.e. US plugs cannot be used in UK's)
     
  5. Kinarz

    Kinarz Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yes, fortunately I will be able to buy it from a local retailer. Though it's still more expensive than what it costs in the US or UK
     
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    DataShell Notebook Deity

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    Could you give us an idea of what laptops are available in your local retailer and how much the pricing is? Sometimes paying the extra $150 for international shipping can be worth it when companies and retailers in foreign markets markup prices by $200+.
     
  7. Kinarz

    Kinarz Notebook Enthusiast

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    Well I am getting the dell 7567 with the lowest specs( gtx 1050 and 4 gb ram )for around 890 US dollars though I don't know how much higher it is
     
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    if you can stand its terrible TN screen though, try custom ordering IPS?

    Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L31 using Tapatalk
     
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