Buyer's Guides

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  1. wuws

    Advice on purchasing Thinkpad e495

    After weeks of searching i am on the verge of buying the Lenovo Thinkpad e495. (639€) Here is the config and price: Since i had to compromise a lot to get there, I need some advice on the following questions: Is this good...
  2. P

    Solved! buying a second hand laptop what to check for

    TL;DR I'm inspecting a second hand laptop tomorrow what to check? Device manager System information Benchmarks Long story: So my friend found a second hand laptop which seems a little too good to be true (It's just too cheap for what it is) and asked me what could be wrong with it. I know how...
  3. E

    Solved! help open box decision newegg

    is it good idea to buy an open box laptop from newegg its a msi gtx 1070 im reading on the disclaimer that sometimes i doesnt include everything sometimes only the laptop but i wanna know your advices or experience buying open box on newegg
  4. O

    Advice Needed: Buying a Laptop

    Hello poeple, Lets have a discussion :) So I need to buy a laptop for uni. I was hoping someone could give me some advice? Min Specs are: an SSD, 8gbRam and an i5 This is what I have found...
  5. R

    Solved! Planning to buy a new Laptop but cannot decide between 2 options

    Hi! Recently I've benn lurking on internet searching for a new laptop that I need for my work. I want to use this programs along with some gaming 3ds Max (modeling and rendering) Unreal Engine (Video game design and programming) Some Photoshop Little Video Editing After navigating stores and...
  6. R

    Need New Laptop

    [Moderator note: moved post to Laptop General Discussion.] So I previously owned a very powerful laptop that clocked at like 4.0 and had an nvidia gpu etc. but sadly it was very old and just stopped working, pretty sure the motherboard is fried. So I am in need of a new cheap laptop, maybe even...
  7. S

    i need Help buying a laptop (1000$-1200$CAD)

    Looking to buy a laptop within the next few days for light gaming/ browsing/ ect. Newegg Is having a few decent ones on sale. Unsure what would be best for me. 3 laptops i have in mind (Open to other suggestions) ASUS FX503VD 15.6"...
  8. G

    New TVs and Trump's Tariffs: Time to Buy a TV Now?

    New tariffs on China could pump up TV prices stateside. New TVs and Trump's Tariffs: Time to Buy a TV Now? : Read more
  9. M

    I need to buy a PC for Augmented Reality.

    I need to buy an PC that is ready for an AR headset (Meta -2). For the PC my budget is 800. I won't use it for intense gaming but I want something that I can upgrade and build on. For now Its mostly for data visualization and multiple screen interaction. I am new to gaming PCs. Where do I start...
  10. M

    8th generation i7 laptop with 2 graphic cards?? is it worth it?? need help deciding

    Well I've been looking for a laptop for a while, the specifications are HP intel i7 8550U 2Ghz with turbo 4Ghz 16GB RAM Intel UHD Graphics 620, radeon 530 1TB storage and 15.6 touch screen it costs about 720$ is it worth it?? the offer is ending soon so i need a response as soon as possible...
  11. Z

    Asus or Dell - buying a new laptop

    Hi guys, first post here. I'm thinking of buying a lightweight laptop for work and occasional gaming (Mass Effect, Fallout, etc.). I mostly use programs like Photoshop, Corell and FL Studio which use a lot of processing power. My picks are: 1. ASUS VivoBook S15 S510UN-8 Processor: i7-8550U...
  12. T

    HP or Dell Laptop?

    Hi guys unfortunately my laptop Dell of +10yrs has given up on me I'm looking at buying a new laptop I've looked at a Dell refurb 7370 £619 or a HP Pavilion Pro 14-bf153sa advice will be much appreciated? I'm a student so need it to be light but powerful enough to run programs like STATA and...
  13. S

    Searching for new laptop in $1000 - $1500 range

    I would like to buy a laptop in the $1000 to $1500 range. I do plenty of Microsoft Office, especially Excel work, AutoCAD modelling, and programming but I am okay with 1920x1080 display. I am not looking to game with my laptop and I am expecting 6 hours or longer without charge. What are the...
  14. G

    7 Essential Black Friday Shopping Tips

    The most anticipated shopping day of the year is almost upon us. Here's everything you need to know to save money — and maintain your sanity. 7 Essential Black Friday Shopping Tips : Read more
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    All-in-One PC Buying Guide

    All-in-One PCs combine power and style into a single convenient design. Here's our buying guide to help you find the right desktop PC for you. All-in-One PC Buying Guide : Read more
  16. O

    Help me buy a cheap laptop for hackathons

    1. What is your budget? Below $300 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? At least 10" 3. What screen resolution do you want? 1920 x 1080 should be enough 4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? No need for a desktop replacement; just a basic...
  17. P

    New to laptops and would love some guidance; looking in the $400-800 range

    Hello, I have done quite a bit of looking for an affordable, solid laptop. I don't game or do graphic design work at all - the closet to gaming that I approach is playing in browser chess - so I shouldn't need crazy graphics at all. However, I work in science, and often have quite a bit of...
  18. H

    Buying a New Laptop. Suggestions?

    I'm a college student. My budget is 1000$. Around 13 inch laptop, 1920 by 1080 is preferable resolution. I need it to be portable. I want as much battery life as possible, at least 4.5 hours though. I definitely want to game on this laptop. I play Csgo, H1Z1, Rainbow Seige Six, Gary's Mod, and...
  19. A

    Buying a XPS13 without warranty?

    I found a good deal on a XPS13 9343 (2015) couple days ago. The specs are : Intel i7-5500u 2.40GHz 8gb RAM DDR3 1600MHz 256 gb SSD Samsung PM851 M.2 Me and my friend went and inspected the device personally, the device was rarely used and are in great condition. So he offered me the device with...
  20. S

    Looking for a new laptop

    Hey guys, I need help finding a new laptop. I'm looking to buy an Ultrabook with a 7th Gen processor that has dedicated graphics. Touchscreen would be nice. It doesn't have to be a "convertible." The display resolution should be at least 1080p and I'd like the size to be 12 to 14 inches. My...
  21. P

    Pls give me a guide on what to test on a new laptop

    Hi!!! Im planning to buy a new laptop :) Pls give me a guide on what to test...what to do....what to type.. It is an ACER laptop, core i5 7th gen with 940mx graphics card..2TB storage with 4gb RAM... model is E5-575g... Im from the philippines by the way. It's pre installed with Windows 10...
  22. S

    Dell XPS 15 9560 or Alienware 15 (USD 1200)?

    I am looking to buy a laptop for college, mainly for app development, web dev and some light gaming. I want a reliable and well-built laptop that lasts/runs smooth at least 3-4 years. Budget is around 1200$ (USD). Coming to the comparison, I'm comparing the Alienware 15 entry level $1199 and...
  23. Cataloony

    Which headset should i buy?

    Hi Looking for high-end headset -comfortable -long gaming session -good quality Audio-Technica ATH-ADG1X Open Air High-Fidelity Gaming Headset Sennheiser PC 373D
  24. T

    A touch screen 2 in 1, portable, gaming laptop under 80,000₹ (India)

    1. What is your budget? Under 80,000 INR 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? Anything above 14" 3. What screen resolution do you want? No such preference 4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Preferably. 5. How much battery life do you need...
  25. D

    Laptop buying advice - best available for £350-£450

    Hello folks. My dad has asked for some help on choosing a laptop, and I'd really appreciate your input. I know my stuff when it comes to desktop builds but I'm less sure what you can expect to get for your money in a laptop. His budget is around £350-£400, with the possibility of going up to...
  26. A

    Are alienware laptops bad?

    I am looking for a 17 inch laptop and the alienware 17r3 seems nice and not too pricy. I think i will buy it from amazon(US), but i have read some reviews about laptop not booting, or hardware problems so i am not sure if this laptop is right for me. PS: i live outside the US, so shipping it...
  27. B

    Any advice for purchasing a new Laptop? Are there any deals?

    I am searching for an ideal budget laptop and primarily concerned with entertainment. I use my laptop constantly for business and pleasure. Work, internet browsing mainly, but also TV/movies and a bit of gaming. I currently have a HP G6 A8, so I am comparing various features to this model. I...
  28. F

    Does this laptop exist? (960m/970m/16gb)

    I want an empty laptop, no 1TB hdd nor ssd, because i want to put in a 500gb ssd and that's it. Have a 960m or 970m and 16gb of ram (or none) (For less than 1.5k euros)
  29. Intel Fanboy 772

    Need help choosing laptop for gaming /rendering.

    Hello all, been searching for laptop recently so as my old one cant keep up anymore, it will be used for general use HD movies, some gaming and also 3d modelling rendering. My budget is stretched to maximum 520 euros, but better if around 500 or less, I have 2 candidates for now (both under 500...
  30. G

    What do you think of the price of this laptop? (and some other related questions)

    Hi all, I want to buy a fairly cheap laptop, and I decided to go for a second-hand. Here is I what type of user I am: ■ I will be using a very minimal lightweight linux setup, that needs resources comparable to windows XP. ■ I will rarely use it outside the house, so I don't really mind a...
  31. S

    HP pavilion 15 ab214tx vs. ASUS ROG GL552JX

    Hello, Hi i need to ask you. I am buying laptop, And bit confused between these two, One got better GPU and other got better CPU. HP laptop: i7 6600U and Nvidia Geforce 940M 2GB DDR3L ASUS Laptop: i7 4720HQ and Nvidia Geforce GTX 950M 2GB DDR3 Other configs are same i.e. 8GB RAM and...
  32. Dominic Mott

    Laptop Buying Tips?

    Hey everyone, I have been wanting to get a laptop for my work for a very long time now. I am in graphic design and I also do concept art and illustration. This being said, this is what my thought is; I need something that has at least Intel i5, a decent Nvidia card, SSD and HDD, and stock 8...
  33. H

    Bestbuy owes me a new laptop, which one should I buy?

    Long story short, bestbuy can't fix my old laptop, they said they'll replace it with an equal value laptop ($999.99). I'm going to pick it up tomorrow, any ideas on which one you'd pick? I've been browsing but nothing seems appealing. They also said that I can pay the difference on...
  34. J

    Msi or Asus gaming laptop

    Hi, I was wondering if MSI laptop is a better choice or ASUS. I had only heard of MSI brand of laptop like just a few months ago, so i am not really sure about their built quality. Currently i had a asus laptop that is with me for 5 years and still working with a little bug and overheating...
  35. T

    An 860m worth getting soon?

    Hi! Question: Do you think is 860m is still my best option under $1k right now? I need a laptop in the next 2 weeks. Can’t wait more for future-better GPU-CPUs. I can’t find good deals of newer GPUs for less than $1000 yet and most 860m deals are still around $950 So, is that the best I can...
  36. T-Nichs

    Upgrading Current Laptop vs Buying a New One (For Video Editing and Recording)

    Hello Everyone! I have thought about a few things since my last posting and had a quick question about my laptop. I have an Asus X550C with Intel Core i3-3217u that runs at 1.8ghz. It has 4 gb of ram with about 115 mb dedicated to video. I use it mostly for internet browsing and light gaming...
  37. G

    Anyone know where to get cheap projector?

    Hello, Does anyone know where I could get a really cheap projector? I need a projector but I don't have enough money to buy one. An overhead projector would be fine because I can use the inside of a monitor to make one out of that. Any suggestions are appreciated! Thanks, David
  38. N

    i want to buy a lenovo laptop but i cant decide which one.

    i have three options IDEAPAD G50 ideapad U530 ideapad Z50 Im looking for a i7 laptop, i see many options of these laptops on ebay, new and refurbished, around $550-$700 , so $700 is my top budget for spend. thanks in advance for any help and comment. Regards,
  39. G

    Laptops: Outfitting the Home?

    So for a while now, I've had a slight Ebay addiction. Not that I compulsively buy, but when I really want something, I may bid without truly wanting it 100%. I usually figure that out before I win the auction. When I do though, I'm a good payer... I have a bunch of computers around here. I've...
  40. D

    Buying Lenovo Z510 vs Lenovo Z5070

    Hello Everyone. I need help on deciding which laptop to buy. I need your advice. I got two laptops on mind. Both Lenovo brands. Lenovo Z5070 59-418188 Specs: INTEL Core i7-4510U) 4GB DDRIII 1600 1TB SATA HDD NVIDIA GT840 4GB DDR3 Lenovo Z510 59-403399 Specs: Intel Core i7-4702MQ Processor...
  41. J

    Need Advice on $1000-1100 Gaming Laptop

    I am looking to buy a gaming laptop in this price range and I'm currently looking at a few. Please let me know which you think is best and why, or make any other suggestions. Thanks for the help. MSI GP60 Leopard-009 ASUS ROG G550JK-DS71 ASUS N550JK-DS71T Lenovo Ideapad Y50 Thanks again for...
  42. T

    Help in buying old Laptop (Lenovo Ideapad Y550p)

    Hi, I want to buy old laptop of mine friend of 2010 model The specs are Lenovo Ideapad Y550p (Core i7 quad core with Nvidia geforce with CUDA) 4GB RAM, 450 GB Harddisk. The Laptop has been used for 4 years and the battery is giving 10 minutes of backup only. Otherwise the laptop is in good...
  43. armin89

    MBP15 vs Windows laptops (Asus, Lenovo, Dell) help me to choose

    help me to choose i wonder to choose which one this laptops my budget is about £1500 or 2550 $ i am thinking about MacBook Pro 15 with iris pro asus g 750jx gigabyte p25w thinkpad W540 or t540p dell precision M3800 or any recommendation of yours important factor for in battery life...
  44. grimlockPH

    Is an i3 cpu good for a personal laptop?

    Will the i3 (1.8 GHz, dual-core w/HT, im not sure which specific model, but maybe 3rd gen) be okay for daily web browsing, office documents and presentations, and 2d autocad? I should be doing some multitasking, like web browsing while drawing 2D plans in autocad or office work while web...
  45. E

    Should I buy the S5?

    Hi there! I got a few questions regarding my phone upgrade. I'm highly considering buying the Samsung Galaxy S5. I'm an android power user, been away for a year because of a lumia (had the lg optimus 2x) but in the android game again now. I'm looking to use the stock ROM for a while then...
  46. grimlockPH

    Which is better?

    Greetings. I am looking for a new laptop under 800USD. And I've got these 2, an Asus X450LD with a 1.6 GHz i5-4200u, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD, and NVIDIA GT 820m, the other one is a cheaper Lenovo G410 with a 2.5 GHz i5-4200m, same memory & HDD, but using an Intel HD 4600. Now, I have carefully...
  47. D

    Best 60-65" HDTV Under $1,600? - Please help me Decide!

    Hey guys! I have an HDTV selection question for you. Background I have been in the market for a 60-65" television under $1,600. Bigger is definitely better, but I am open to compromising on size for functionality, picture quality, sound, and overall experience. "Smart TV" and...
  48. R

    Headset Buyers Guide

    I am looking into buying some headphone for when I go running and I would like the headphones to handle phone calls as well. I was reading this guide to help. It seems like a helpful guide. I could use someone else's opinion on what headphones I should buy. <link removed by moderator>
  49. corcorand82

    Buying an Android Tablet: tips for your decision

    Android is by far one of the best mobile OSes. However, there are many tablets that look and sound appealing but are so slow and unusable they deteriorate the quality of your life. This tutorial will teach you what to avoid when purchasing your new android. Tip 1: KNOW THE MANUFACTURER. Too...
  50. K

    Want an all-around good laptop: Non-Hardcore Gaming, Multimedia, Portable. FAQ Answered.

    1. What is your budget? ~1300$ 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15 inch 3. What screen resolution do you want? Full-HD 4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Portable 5. How much battery life do you need? Around 6 hours I guess (while reading stuff...
  51. K

    Laptop buyers guide

    1. What is your budget? <1000$ 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15" or larger 3. What screen resolution do you want? Not to particular, maybe 1366x minimum 4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Portable laptop 5. How much battery life do you...
  52. A

    Help choosing gaming laptop +- 1500dollars

    So i dont know much about laptops. I am actually buying my first gaming laptop so i need a little help from you guys =D. The thing is I am not a millionare, i can spend 1500 USD MAX. What am I planning to do with my laptop? Play games obivously, games like minecreaft, battlefield, runescape...
  53. tomsguideUS

    Smartphone Buying Guide 2014

    It's the first thing you reach for in the morning — and usually the last thing you touch before you nod off. In between those two moments, your smartphone is an indispensable companion, helping you stay on top of email and social updates, take and share Smartphone Buying Guide 2014 : Read more
  54. P

    I need suggestions on a laptop that'll run swtor well

    Hi guys I really need some help here, So i'm going to be on the move for work here in the next few days and i need some guidance in terms of laptops I have looked around a bit and will link a few i think will work well for me but what i really need is a laptop that'll run SWTOR very well My...
  55. D

    Looking for a Laptop Buying Recommendation

    It's time for me to get a new laptop as my old one is basically dead. For a new computer I would just build it, but that's not happening for a laptop, and honestly when it comes to what is a good laptop, I'm really clueless. So here goes... 1. What is your budget? Under $1000. 2. What is the...
  56. B

    Laptop Buyers Guide

    1. What is your budget? $1000 max (ideally before tax) 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? Currently using a 12.1", find it to be a bit small. Ideally 13-14, but 15 is bearable too. 3. What screen resolution do you want? HD would be nice (full 1080) but not...
  57. S

    The G930 vs. 7H

    Hey everyone! So I was looking to see what was better. The Steelseries 7h or Logitech G930? Or is there anything else in that price range that is actually better? ($80-$140) Thank you for your help. Please tell me which is better and why you think so. Thanks Snipesome
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    Holiday Buyers Guide, Part 6

    Christmas is upon us. This time we offer you great notebook and laptop computers and accessories, as well as cameras and camcorders. Holiday Buyers Guide, Part 6 : Read more
  59. B

    Dads and Grads Buyers' Guide: Part 3

    We end this year's series of dads and grads buyers' guides with a bang by including 15 products that are sure to please your favorite honoree this month.
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    Blu-Ray Buyers' Guide

    A look at standalone Blu-ray players and recorders, Blu-ray PC drives, and the combo Blu-ray/HD-DVD devices available from Korean electronics company LG. Readers should get a pretty good idea about what's out there, how much it costs, what it can do, and where to turn for more details should...