Best Non-Gaming Laptop Under $700

Molon Labe

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I bought the Dell E15 a few days ago and I am just not impressed with it even though it comes decently reviewed as the best bang for you $$..

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i5-8250U-GeForce-E5-576G-5762/dp/B075FLBJV7

Battery life, stuttering video playback/buffering, bulky & flimsy display, dismal webcam...

I am looking, particularly in hopes of catching a black friday deal or something for a device in the $700 range.

No gaming whatsoever, maybe play some Pokemon TCG Online(LOL),packet tracer..

looking for Min. 8GB RAM, i5 cpu, 1920x1080 display (pref. ips), SSD, 5-6 cell battery, ergonomical design.

Things that presently are outside of my budget our like the Dell Inspiron 15, Asus Zenbooks, ect.



 

jaslion

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The yoga 520/530 series is also around that price depending on what config you choose.
 

Molon Labe

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I was looking at those last night, i am leaning that way as of now.. still trying to see the variances in those as amazon has all these different flavors of essentially the same device model.
 

jaslion

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That one is also fine. I just suggested a 2in1 because it has wacom AES support making a lot of pens for it useable so if you ever wanted to use it for some notetaking, drawing,... it also had that function built in for you.
 

Molon Labe

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Its very tempting for either choice..im trying to see if they have a 7000 series 2 in 1?
 

Molon Labe

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https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-Touchscreen-Backlight-Quad-core/dp/B07G9JW7D9/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1541082793&sr=1-2&keywords=dell+inspiron+7000+2+in+1+8th+gen+13.3

this is the 7000 series but going form 5000 to 7000 i really dont know if its justifiable to power extra without going through the specs.
 

Molon Labe

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The only difference which I can see is significant when comparing both is that the 7000 has a 4 core quad instead of 2 core w/ hyper threading like the later.
 

jaslion

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That dell doesn't seem to have active pen support so you lose one of the main points of a 2in1.
 

Molon Labe

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On paper it seems like your original suggestion for the 2 in 1would be a solid choice, I guess the question is in terms of battery I would assume that having touch capability would have less battery life than the non 2-1 but as long as it gets me a solid day of use I am alright with that.



 

jaslion

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Suprisingly the difference is minimal so much that it's not noticeable at all. All the laptops listed above can easily last 7+ hours on battery.
 

Molon Labe

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Slightly over budget but I decided to go with this:

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-Touchscreen-Backlight-Quad-core/dp/B07G9JW7D9/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1541082793&sr=1-2&keywords=dell+inspiron+7000+2+in+1+8th+gen+13.3