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  1. stitch-up

    stitch-up Newbie

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    1) What is your budget?
    Circa £2000GBP - $2300 - Although in the UK a $2000 laptop/notebook would likely cost £2000!!

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    a. Ultraportable; 10" - 12" screen
    c. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen
    d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
    e. Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen
    17"+ preferred but open to suggestions.
    3) Which country will you buying this notebook?
    UK

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

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    4k Video Editing from my drone.

    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?)
    Probably not

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

    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?
    I'd buy online without seeing it.

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

    Screen Specifics

    12) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? (See further below for explanations.)
    4k UHD

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

    Build Quality and Design

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

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?
    Min 512TB SSD with 2.5" larger storage option

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity


    16) When are you buying this laptop?
    asap

    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop?
    Until it grows useless

    18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail?
    Not considered this. It's for personal use so not vital

    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?
    Either, depending on cost
     
  2. rlk

    rlk Notebook Evangelist

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    Probably look at the Dell/HP/Lenovo workstation laptops (Dell 7740, Lenovo P73, HP Z-book whatever). But you won't get 4 hours of battery life doing serious video work.

    Your other option would be a Clevo 17", which can take a desktop processor.
     
  3. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    Agreed with the recommendations above.

    I'd look for a Core i7-9750H CPU, 16GB of RAM (which you'll probably want to upgrade to 32GB; it's much cheaper to do so aftermarket) and a 1TB SSD (which can also be added/upgraded aftermarket for less). You'll also want a dedicated GPU with at least 4GB of VRAM.

    Charles
     
  4. jotm

    jotm Notebook Evangelist

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    ZBook 17 G5 are in that price range right now, with a Pascal GPU, 4 RAM slots and an i7-8850H. The CPU is soldered, so you'll need to get the best you can find - the 8850H is a 6 core/12 thread unit that will last a long time imo. Those laptops are pretty big, though. ZBook 15 G5 might be another option. Slightly smaller, being a 15 incher.

    Disclaimer: I really like Elitebooks/ZBooks
     
  5. rlk

    rlk Notebook Evangelist

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    Look on the outlet stores -- there are often some good factory refurb deals available.

    For the P73 up, I would avoid Lenovo; the machines have a non-replaceable battery. Also, the Dell 7740 has three M.2 slots plus a 2.5"; the newer Lenovos only have two M.2 slots plus a single 2.5". I have a P70, which I bought because it offers two 2.5" bays (by means of replacing the optical drive) plus two M.2's. Something like https://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlin...Xy9pUcL4VTaBoq84C8lLpSSAJWn4a0svRp6Po4jNC9/w= or https://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlin...3hheF8LjHiKiSU2/SYweKIq7WOu09M03cSpr/cb7KsXY= might be what you want. If you can stretch the price, there are a couple of others with i9-9980HK processors, which are about as fast as you're going to find in mobile. See https://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlin...OJG8yETAF35ULkmGnPjAj8dYZE7th5im/9kc2az88gU8=
     
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