I need help finding a good laptop.

theonerm2

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I'm looking for one around $300 to $400. I want a 6 or more hour battery life and a 15 inch screen. Preferably 8GB of RAM. The more battery life the better. I'd like an SSD but it's not a requirement because I have an extra 2.5 inch SSD anyway. Condition can be used, new, open box, or refurbished just as long as it's in good condition. I don't need it to be able to game. I can just stream games from my desktop anyway. The OS should be Windows 10. I'd prefer 1080p resolution but 1366x768 is ok. Also I live in the US.
 

photonboy

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I'd avoid used. $300 to $400 is on the low-end so I'd just go to BESTBUY (or similar store, preferably one you can get too easily in case of problems) and see what they have since you want a Warranty.

SSD is not going to be an option. I'll have a quick look at BestBuy to see what they have.
 

photonboy

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Specs look good. Hope it's reliable.

*No matter which CPU you get, I strongly recommend you make a backup IMAGE of the Windows drive to a USB drive.

It's pretty easy now to install Windows 10 if you say have to replace a failed HDD (or it's severely corrupted with virus etc) but I'd still recommend AFTER you get it all setup with programs, e-mail setup etc you make a backup then periodically make a new one.

Then you can just RESTORE the backup if something goes wrong. Can use Acronis True Image Free (WD) or Seagate DiscWizard, or similar tool depending on the HDD.
 
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