Student Laptop with some multimedia on the side

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by radam9, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. radam9

    radam9 Notebook Enthusiast

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    1) What is your budget? 900 euros (Want to pay as little as possible :) )

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
    3) Which country will you buying this notebook?
    The Netherlands (can buy from surrounding countries in Europe)

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like? Don't Mind
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed? Maybe

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Browsing - Student office work - beginner/light photo and video editing - watching movies on TV HDMI

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

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)
    most probably not

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    4/5 hours on office work / presentation / web browsing, its ok if its lower

    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?
    without seeing is ok

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.
    Without OS is good, but if pre-installed is a must I choose windows

    Screen Specifics

    12) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? (See further below for explanations.)
    1080p is good, if the pc has higher its ok but I don't mind

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (See further below for explanations.)
    Don't mind, i will mostly be using it indoors

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    prefer a laptop with 2 physical mouse buttons, not the ones that are part of the tracker

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need?
    I can buy my own, if it is without a drive its ok, if its mandatory then the lowest ssd.

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity

    16) When are you buying this laptop? Novermber 2019

    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop? as long as possible :D , but at least 5 years

    18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail?
    I can use my family's laptop, but I would prefer a laptop that wont fail :D

    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?
    don't need onsite warranty

    PS: I have found the following laptops during the Black Friday Pre-Sale:
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2019
  2. FireLantern

    FireLantern Notebook Consultant

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    My girlfriend has one of those Acer aspires and id say be careful when you are buying them. Some of them have a TN panel and that's not always stated on the website.
    Otherwise those are great laptops, we were able to get a 6 core i5 with a GTX1050.

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