Would love some help figuring out what laptop to get - Lenovo?

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  1. NSim

    NSim Newbie

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    General Questions

    1) What is your budget? <$900

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?

    c. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen
    d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen


    3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.
    USA

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

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook? photo/video editing, minor Excel usage, publicity materials, email, regular business/admin/office stuff; I'm interested in the 2-n-1 laptop/tablets (are they worth it? I often feel hampered by mouse-only or touchpads as a lefty even though I know you can switch the buttons in settings; I'm thinking I would be able to have much more control when photo/video editing with a pen)

    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? no

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need? not a priority

    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? either is fine

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (Windows 7 / 8), Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.
    Prefer Windows

    Screen Specifics

    12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer? Keep in mind screen size in conjunction with resolution will play a large role in overall viewing comfort level. Everyone is different. Some like really small text, while others like their text big and easy to read. (Scroll down to see screen resolution information.)

    prefer standard to mid-range resolution

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (Scroll down to see explanations.)
    no preference

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you? no

    15) When are you buying this laptop? as soon as possible

    16) How long do you want this laptop to last? 2-3 years

    Notebook Components

    17) How much hard drive space do you need? Do you want a SSD drive? not important, really as new ones are up there in terms of HD space, but am very interested in SSD

    18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD Burner, Blu-ray Reader or Blu-Ray Burner? not really, but I guess a DVDRW would be fine.Really looking for a good # of USB ports and HDMII
     
  2. Danishblunt

    Danishblunt Notebook Prophet

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    Look at the business line notebook from HP with dreamcolor.display.

    A used Elitebook 8770W with dreamcolor 1080p screen should make you really happy.
     
  3. ZaZ

    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    That, being highly subjective, will be difficult for anyone else to answer for you. You can answer yes or no and still be right depending on your preferences. Probably the best thing you could do is to try some out if possible to see what you like.

    I've heard good things about about the Surface Pro with regards to pens, but I haven't used a pen since I sold my X200t. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable than I will come along. The DreamColor is an awesome display, but it's a 17" notebook, which means it's heavy and it has a big GPU, so expect some fan noise. I'd lean more towards something like the Dell 14" 5490 or 15" 5590 from the Dell Outlet. They're solid notebooks, but perfection will likely remain elusive at $900. Good luck and welcome to NBR.
     
  4. p0och

    p0och Notebook Enthusiast

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    google the lenovo e570p
     
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