Work laptop, 1k budget

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by CorderWD, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. CorderWD

    CorderWD Notebook Enthusiast

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    General Questions

    1) What is your budget? $1,000

    2) What size notebook would you prefer? Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen
    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: Lenovo, Dell
    b. Dislike: No strong feelings
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed? Sure!

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook? This laptop will primarily travel with me around the hospital so needs to have a long battery life, solid durability, and acceptable mobility. I also would love for it to have a decent hard drive size but must be SSD!

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both? It will travel with me quite a bit!

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

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need? As long as possible!

    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 don't need to see it before purchase. That's what youtube is for!

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows

    Screen Specifics

    12) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? 1080-1440p.

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? Either would be fine but definitely prefer matte if possible.

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you? I'd prefer to avoid a laptop that is too "flashy" or gamer oriented.

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you need? 500gb+

    Timing, Warranty and Longevity

    16) When are you buying this laptop? In the next 2-4 weeks.

    17) How long do you expect to use this laptop? At least 3 years.

    18) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail? I do have a backup laptop that I could use, but my work life is largely dependent on a laptop.

    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? Shipping is fine.
  2. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    Welcome back.

    I'd go for a Dell Latitude 14 7000 (model 7400) series from the Dell Outlet. (Use our guide which shows you how to use the Outlet's coupons.) They are durable and long-lasting, and come standard with a three-year warranty. That is not true of the 5000 or 3000 series Latitudes which are not as well made.
    Use the Outlet's search filters to exclude the models with the garbage 1366x768 screens (anything else is fine), and try to get one with 16GB of memory, though I wouldn't spend more than $100 extra for a 16GB model versus one with 8GB since you can upgrade it on your own for less than that.
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  3. ZaZ

    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    The ThinkPad X390 might be worth a look as well.

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