Buing a new laptop - qustionnaire filled out

pax967

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Note: laptop is for a femaile friend, please excuse any conflicting points in the question. Thank you for being patient...
Her request is to have something that is "light" and "nice".. That translates to lightweight and portable, but which is performant enough for her to use it for 5-ish years without upgrade and rugged enough to survive 5 years of being used on the bed or lap without really being cleaned.

1. What is your budget?
Budget at about $800, preferably below.

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
14-15"
She specified she does not want a "big laptop" (old one is 17"), but will watch movies on it.

3. What screen resolution do you want?
Preferred 1920x1080 minimum

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Portable.
Will be used mostly in the home, but not at a desk. Imagine commercials with young women laptoping in their bed.

5. How much battery life do you need?
Average is acceptable, laptop will be mostly used near a plug.

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
Laptop will be used for internet, music and movies.
Games will likely not be played on this.
However, laptop needs to be long-lasting. So any configuration that will assure smooth running in the future is probably welcome.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Office work (document editing, spreadsheets etc), minimal photo editing (think basic adjustments).

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
Would prefer 1SSD for OS/software and 1TB storage for data dump.

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
Any recommendations welcome, but https://emag.ro will likely be used. (site is unfortunately in Romanian, but easy to navigate)

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
5 years minimum

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
Does not require optical drive

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.

13. What country do you live in?
Romania

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
 

hang-the-9

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This would be OK for standard work, although the drive is pretty small https://www.emag.ro/laptop-lenovo-ideapad-330-15ikb-cu-procesor-intelr-coretm-i3-6006u-2-00-ghz-skylake-4gb-128gb-ssd-intel-hd-graphics-microsoft-windows-10-blizzard-white-81dc00lxrm/pd/D455VVBBM/

This is good but it only comes with DOS so you will need get and install your own Windows https://www.emag.ro/laptop-lenovo-ideapad-330-15arr-cu-procesor-amd-ryzentm-5-2500u-pana-la-3-60-ghz-15-6-full-hd-8gb-256gb-ssd-amd-radeontm-vega-8-graphics-free-dos-blizzard-white-81d2008mrm/pd/D5Y52VBBM/

From the usage it does not seem like a larger drive would be needed, but you should get an external drive for backups and also use whatever cloud storage backup is available to your area.
 

hang-the-9

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This would be OK for standard work, although the drive is pretty small https://www.emag.ro/laptop-lenovo-ideapad-330-15ikb-cu-procesor-intelr-coretm-i3-6006u-2-00-ghz-skylake-4gb-128gb-ssd-intel-hd-graphics-microsoft-windows-10-blizzard-white-81dc00lxrm/pd/D455VVBBM/

This is good but it only comes with DOS so you will need get and install your own Windows https://www.emag.ro/laptop-lenovo-ideapad-330-15arr-cu-procesor-amd-ryzentm-5-2500u-pana-la-3-60-ghz-15-6-full-hd-8gb-256gb-ssd-amd-radeontm-vega-8-graphics-free-dos-blizzard-white-81d2008mrm/pd/D5Y52VBBM/

From the usage it does not seem like a larger drive would be needed, but you should get an external drive for backups and also use whatever cloud storage backup is available to your area.
 

pax967

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Thank you greatly!
 
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