Purchasing something to replace my 8 year old Latitude

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  1. evenflow153

    evenflow153 Notebook Consultant

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    I’m looking for a laptop to replace a Dell Latitude E5420 I5-2540.
    General Questions


    1) What is your budget? $100-$375

    2) What size notebook would you like
    d. Mainstream; 15" - 16”
    3) Which country will you buying this notebook?
    USA
    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like: Dell, Alienware, Apple, Over Powered, IBM/Lenovo Compaq
    b. Dislike: HP, Acer, Asus
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    Maybe
    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Playing games and web browsing
    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?)
    Yes. Sims 4 BeamNG Drive
    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    5-30 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?
    No I prefer to see it on a picture
    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.
    Mac and Windows (prefer OS 10.11 and up and Vista and higher excluding 10
    Screen Specifics

    12) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? (See further below for explanations.)
    1024x768-1366x768
    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (See further below for explanations.)
    Any is fine
    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    No
    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?
    250gb-5tb
    Timing, Warranty and Longevity

    16) When are you buying this laptop?
    Any time
    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop?
    8-10 years
    18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail?
    20-25 years
    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
     
  2. ZaZ

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    My question would be how good of a graphics card do you want/need?
     
  3. evenflow153

    evenflow153 Notebook Consultant

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    About a Intel HD Graphics 3000
     
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