Premium Business laptop/Touchscreen with Numpad (Light gaming)

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by kelleren, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. kelleren

    kelleren Newbie

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    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    c. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen
    d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
    3) Which country will you buying this notebook?

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Simple office work - must have a numpad, good touchscreen and be convertible to a "tablet mode"

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

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)
    Yes, any kind, but this is not the highest priority

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    For work, 8+ hours preferably

    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?
    Online should be OK

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

    Screen Specifics

    12) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? (See further below for explanations.)
    Unsure, at least FULL HD

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

    Build Quality and Design

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

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity

    16) When are you buying this laptop?
    Can wait for new releases, not urgent

    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop?
    2-5 years

    18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail?
    Not an issue

    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?
    No to on site warranty
  2. kelleren

    kelleren Newbie

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    Currently I have a Dell XPS 15, before that Macbook Air.

    Overall "feel" I was happiest with the Macbook Air, but the Apple ecosystem eventually killed it for me.

    The Dell XPS 15 has been a great compromise, for work and gaming.

    However I miss having a tabletmode / touchscreen, and I very much miss having a numpad, which I use a lot for work.

    If I have to choose I'd prefer portability, quality and nice looks over a gaming graphics card, but it's nice to have.

    I want it all! :D
  3. ZaZ

    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    If you get a 14" notebook, that most likely means no 10 key and the lighter you go lessens the possibility of a decent GPU, but a 14" can offer significant weight saving. I guess you'll have to pick your poison on that one. The HP Spectre X360 offers the option of a 4K OLED touch display, but only a MX150 GPU. Something like the the ThinkPad P52 gets you the possibility of better GPUs and a 400 nit touch LCD, but is heavier than the HP.

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