Hi everyone. Recently my Acer laptop died, I had to replace the ram and harddrive and thought everything was fixed but it still freezes and crashes...I'm pretty sure it's my graphic card
Anyway, now I'm looking to buy a new laptop but my budget is limited at only around $450. To be honest I want to stay far away from HP and Acer because my Acer's failure has scared me and I have had 2 different friends have their HPs fail on them (one was lower end, another was higher end).
Basically, I want a laptop that is serviceable but most importantly can last me a long time. I want to be able to replace my future laptop because it is outdated and not because it stopped working. I've heard good things about Lenovo, Sony, Samsung and although Dell is mixed, I think it can be solid. However does my limited budget prevent me from getting a solid laptop? I had a bestbuy employee tell me that lower end laptops die the same regardless of brand...is that true??
Any suggestions in terms of brands or just specific laptops? I was thinking of this: The Dell Online Store: Build Your System but the form (What Laptop Should I Buy) suggested that for portable I go for under 15", is that a good rule-of-thumb? I will be transporting it often.
Here is my info:
What is your budget?
What country will you be buying this in?
What size notebook do you prefer?
Thin and Light (13 - 14-inch screen)
Mainstream (15 - 16-inch screen)
What brands do you like or dislike?
Like: Open to anything other than the dislikes under:Dislike: Acer, HP
Would you consider a refurbished laptop?
What are the primary tasks you need this notebook for?
Web Surfing, Office and Productivity Software, Listening to Music, Photo Editing, Movie Streaming and Viewing, 3D CAD Design, Casual Gaming
I"m an architecture student so I would need a pretty heavy duty laptop but for now my budget is limited so anything under 450 will do.
Where will you be using this laptop?
Will be used different places
How many hours of battery life do you need?
Will you be buying online or in store?
online or in store
Which OS do you prefer?
List the screen resolutions that interest you:
Standard Resolution (1366 x 768)
High Resolution (1600 x 900)
Max Resolution (1920 x 1080)
Do you prefer a glossy or matte screen?
Glossy or Matte is fine
Is the laptops design important to you?
Approximately what date will you be buying this laptop?
How long do you want this laptop to last?
How much storage capacity do you need?
Are you interested in SSD for storage?
Do you want a built-in optical drive, what type?