Looking for a laptop! Need help!

yamahahornist

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So I am taking over the IT department at my local church and I am looking for a laptop to do with it. Price wise probably around 1,000-2,500. I want an i7 and good battery life. A dedicated gpu would be nice; but I probably would never game on it. Main use would be for monitoring and maintaining our computer systems and server. I would also probably be doing a lot of video rendering on it. I know there are some great gaming laptops in that area but there so big and clunky and have horrible battery life. I want something that looks great (thinner is better); has the power of an amazing i7 and decent battery life.

Thanks in advance for helping me out!
 

Herc08

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Well most of the churches I've been in uses Macbooks. I'm sure you know about those. I hear the HP Specture is nice. Also the Dell XPS 13 and 15 look good too There is no dedicated GPU, but it will get the job done.
 

yamahahornist

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Yeah we have a ton of macs haha; but being a builder of computers and understanding the hardware. I cant justify paying $3000 for a dual core i5 in a mac... when I can spend $1500 for a i7 on a PC haha :D But yeah.. lots of macs
 

GreyCatz

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That is quite some budgetary leeway you've got there. Going by your details, can I interest you in a powerful workstation?

Dell Precision
http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=xctomp751015us&model_id=precision-m7510-workstation&c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04
Starting at $1,049, you can customize your way into a Xeon E3 1535M, Win10, a 4GB Nvidia Quadro M2000M (GDDR5) GPU, a 15.6" 2K UltraSharp IPS display, 16BGs of RAM, a 512GB M.2 SSD + a 1TB HDD @7200rpm for a total of $2,316.

OR:

Lenovo ThinkPad P50
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/p-series/p50/
Starting at $1,000, you can add a Xeon E3 1505M, Win10, a 15.6" 4K IPS display, 32GBs of RAM, a 4GB Nvidia Quadro M2000M GPU, 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD + 500GB HDD for a total of $2,197.

Both manufacturers offer heavy discounts and online savings ($1,000+).

Cheers,
GreyCatz.
 
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