Buying a new laptop

martin.reck7

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Hello, I need a help with choosing the right laptop for me


1. What is your budget? <2000 USD, 43000 CZK

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15 inches

3. What screen resolution do you want? I don't really mind

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? It needs to be portable - college but I'll have no desktop available on college

5. How much battery life do you need? 8 hours I guess.

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)? Yes. WoW, GW2, BDO, Bioshock Infinite, Hearthstone....All on high would be great. I also wanna be sure that if I decide to play some newer game - Witcher 3...I'll be able to run it

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.) Just games, web, office work

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? 512gb SSD is minimum

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links. https://www.alza.co.uk/

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

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? No

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. Idc

13. What country do you live in? Czech Republic

I'm considering buying one of these but if you can recommend me something, I'm here for it

https://www.alza.cz/lenovo-yoga-720-15ikb-platinum-metal-d5069906.htm

https://www.alza.cz/EN/acer-aspire-v15-nitro-d4924008.htm?o=1

The first one seems ideal for me but I'm not sure about the graphic card and the possible overheating problems

https://www.alza.cz/hp-omen-15-ax201nc-shadow-mesh-sleva-d4749526.htm

This one looks kind ok but doesn't look that good and it also isn't that portable


 

GreyCatz

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Hello, Martin:

Going by your info, I agree that the Lenovo seems the one for you. No major issues, but battery life is going to be around 8 to 9 hours with regular/standard web browsing and basic productivity. Once you start playing games, expect no more than a full hour. Build quality is above average, so it will last 5 years without problems.

As for overheating: Well, that's going to be a problem. Cramming a powerful GTX 1050 card into this slim chassis is going to create a ridiculous amount of heat. Even if the system fans manage to dissipate this heat successfully, you're going to have to live with significant fan noise.

NOTE: This reservation applies to the other 2 candidates as well.

The Acer has almost identical specs, and it's less expensive. But build-quality is nowhere near the Lenovo, so I can't recommend it for long-term use (unless you treat it very carefully indeed - like leaving it on a table at home).

The Omen is HP's gaming line and as with most gaming laptops, this Omen has a TN panel. The Lenovo and the Acer both have IPS panels, which makes those laptops much more useful for your kind of life. The Omen is also the heaviest of the three.

So, I'm voting in favour of the Lenovo.
 

GreyCatz

Admirable
Hello, Martin:

Going by your info, I agree that the Lenovo seems the one for you. No major issues, but battery life is going to be around 8 to 9 hours with regular/standard web browsing and basic productivity. Once you start playing games, expect no more than a full hour. Build quality is above average, so it will last 5 years without problems.

As for overheating: Well, that's going to be a problem. Cramming a powerful GTX 1050 card into this slim chassis is going to create a ridiculous amount of heat. Even if the system fans manage to dissipate this heat successfully, you're going to have to live with significant fan noise.

NOTE: This reservation applies to the other 2 candidates as well.

The Acer has almost identical specs, and it's less expensive. But build-quality is nowhere near the Lenovo, so I can't recommend it for long-term use (unless you treat it very carefully indeed - like leaving it on a table at home).

The Omen is HP's gaming line and as with most gaming laptops, this Omen has a TN panel. The Lenovo and the Acer both have IPS panels, which makes those laptops much more useful for your kind of life. The Omen is also the heaviest of the three.

So, I'm voting in favour of the Lenovo.
 
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