Help me choose between these laptops

Sep 24, 2018
1. What is your budget? $650 - $750, up to $1000 if it's a really good deal. Used or refurbished units are okay.

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 13" to 15"

3. What screen resolution do you want? bigger than 1440x900

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? not really

5. How much battery life do you need? the longer, the better

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? Not really

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? Minimum audio editing/recording

8. How much storage do you need? I will add an SSD

[strike]9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.[/strike]

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? My last laptop was a 2012 Macbook Pro. So 3 to 5 years should be good

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? None

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. No preferences, really.

13. What country do you live in? Indonesia

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
A responsive and comfortable trackpad is a plus. Cold and quiet would be a big plus.

My laptop died last week, so I'm looking for a new one. A Windows one.
I can get these laptops in similar price. But since I cannot try each one, I need help to choose. Especially if you have had hands-on experience between these.

i7 5700 HQ - 16GB ddr3 - 2GB GTX 960M - 1TB HDD
Ports: HDMI, LAN, 3 x USB3, 1 x USB2, card reader, mini display
Pros: 7200 rpm HDD, IPS screen
Cons: low battery life? slow card reader?

Lenovo Y700 15ISK
i7 6700HQ - 16GB ddr4 - 2GB GTX 950M - 128GB SSD + 500GB HDD
Ports: HDMI, LAN, 2 x USB3, 1 x USB2, card reader
Pros: dual HDD, fast RAM
Cons: looks ugly, mediocre trackpad & buttons?

Asus FX553VD
i7 7700HQ - 8GB ddr4 - 2GB GTX 1050 - 1TB HDD
Ports: HDMI, LAN, 1 x USB2, 2 x UBS3, 1 x USB-C, card reader
Pros: good GPU, latest i7
Cons: TN screen, 5400 rpm HDD

Any reviews and/or other alternatives (if any) would be appreciated.


From all of those 3, the processor is more or less near each other. If possible, I would pick the newest one.
Same for GPU, pick the youngest one, GTX1050.
It has only one slow mechanical HDD? I think you can still ad an SSD to FX553VD line-up.Originally, the I7 7700HQ came with 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD.
The only bad thing is the TN screen. But, I think this should not be a big problem.