Need suggestions for 17.3 IPS laptop (budget aware)

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  1. monographix

    monographix Notebook Guru

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    Appreciating your help finding a laptop to fit my requirements and budget through the market jungle out there that send my head spinning :

    • 17.3 IPS monitor @ 1920 x 1080
    • CPU with performance equal or better to i5 2430M (equal suffices just fine)
    • Ability to connect to external monitor at a resolution of at least 2560 x 1440, (ideally supporting 2560 x 1600)
    • Provision for second internal drive
    • DVD drive is a welcomed plus

    IF possible i would like to keep it under around 500 € / 560 $ (very roughly)

    • Old models are totally OK if available
    • Refurbished and / or practically new (concerning work hours) are also acceptable option

    Thank you :)
     
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    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    I've been pretty happy with my ProBook 470 and it would seem to check you boxes well, though a new one for $560 might be a stretch. I believe the G4 was the last with an optical drive.
     
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    monographix Notebook Guru

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    Thanks ZaZ

    Anyone knows maybe if the HP DV8 "entertainment PC" series had IPS screens?
     
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    My guess would be no.
     
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