Need a Suggestion for a Go To 15 inch Laptop with a Numpad

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by droidfury, Jul 27, 2019.

  1. droidfury

    droidfury Notebook Consultant

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    Hi everyone. I would just like to ask for a suggestion for an all around laptop for work and light gaming.
    I'm currently using a Gigabyte Aero 15x 2017 model and it so far I do not have a problem in terms of performance but is quite heavy when traveling from home to workplace. The machine itself is not that heavy but the power brick makes it more heavy that it should be. Since most of what I am doing right now is about work (microsoft office stuff) and less gaming, I decided if that would just sell this machine and buy a new laptop with a lighter charger or at least the one that can be charge by a usb C charger.

    1) What is your budget? 1400 - 1600$

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
    3) Which country will you buying this notebook?
    In the US

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Preference: HP Spectre X360 15 inch, LG Gram, Asus Zenbook
    I do prefer a notebook with built in numpad because I work with numbers all the time
    b. Dislike: Huawei notebooks, Dell XPS 15 because of lack of numpad,
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Work stuff (exel spread sheets) and light gaming

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
    Yes I am always on the go.

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)
    Overwatch, PUBG, Apex Legend, Tekken 7, Street Fighter V
    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    7-10 hours at least

    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?
    Since I am purchasing it online, It is okay not to see it.

    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.)
    Minimum of 1080p. I don't mind 4K screen for as long as it does not affect the battery life and price.

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (See further below for explanations.)
    It doesn't matter.

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    Yes somehow. I do not like screens with large bezels on the side and if the body is too bulky.

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?
    At least 512 GB

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity

    16) When are you buying this laptop?
    As soon as possible
    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop?
    3-4 years

    18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail?
    Up to 1 month only.

    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?


    Additional Note:
    These are my preferred model but some issues are making me think twice of buying them.
    1. HP Specte X360 15 = I cannot upgrade the rams and opening the backlid can be very risky and difficult.
    2. LG Gram 15 = it does have thunderbolt 3 but gaming on this machine is not ideal as per reviews.
    3. Asus Zenbook = No thunderbolt 3.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2019
  2. JRE84

    JRE84 Notebook Deity

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    zenbook pro
  3. RhyStar

    RhyStar Notebook Consultant

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    Lenovo Y540 15.6 has a number pad... pretty good machine....

    Check out David Lee’s comparison to Y545 on YouTube.

  4. droidfury

    droidfury Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks for your suggestions. However I forgot to mention that I also value battery life and portability. This lenovo laptop is good as I've seen in the youtube review but it is too heavy and the battery life is not great.

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