(old) laptop for business use

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  1. amazing-boy

    amazing-boy Notebook Evangelist

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    1) What is your budget?
    Very limited. Max 300 euro, considening mainly second hand/refurbished products.

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    b. Ultraportable; 11" - 12" screen
    c. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen
    3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.
    IT

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like: Lenovo, HP, Dell
    b. Dislike: Acer
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    YES

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Only business use and web/platform programming

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

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games?
    No

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    At least 4 hours

    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?
    Irrilevant

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (Windows 7 / 8), Mac OS, Linux, etc.
    Dual boot win + linux

    Screen Specifics

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

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    Very important, particularly for build quality and sturdiness.

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    amazing-boy Notebook Evangelist

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    The choise has to be done among these:

    - HP 2570P
    - Dell E6230
    - Dell E6330

    All of these are equipped with a intel i5 of third generation.

    o_O
     
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    Krowe Notebook Evangelist

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    Either of the Dells are fine, we still have plenty of the Tri-Metal series running around, and they purr just fine.
     
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    amazing-boy Notebook Evangelist

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    Also of HP 2570P can be simply upgraded to I7, eventually ?

    For which aspects would You go with Dell?

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    Krowe Notebook Evangelist

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    The Tri-Metal ones are built like tanks, which is something I like.
     
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    Do You consider these Dell better built and sturdier than 2570P, that has a metal chassis?
    I'm guessing also E6430 but it seems to be a little too bulky...


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    If I recall correctly, the HPs also had a metal build, they're all tanks, but Dell has better service in my area. We dropped HP because of subpar servicing (which doesn't apply in your case), not because theirs wasn't built solidly.
     
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    The servicing in my case is not important.

    I consider sturdiness, keyboard quality, display and overall performance to be the key aspects for the selection.
     
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