General Use. Mostly trying to have it last longer and get more time out of it. I will use it for my masters in GIS as well as general use. Some gaming, but not intense, I built one for that. I know that I want no bigger than a 14" screen, 1TB HDD (I know ssd is amazing, I have one in my gaming pc, but don't want to worry about running out of room), 8 GB of RAM, i7, and an nvidia GPU. Not an AMD guy or want to use Intel's GPU.
I know what I want and need. I am just asking if this Dell is a good computer or is there something else out there that someone would recommend. As I grew up I always heard Dell wasn't that great of a brand, but as I got older, I see them used in a lot of businesses and they seem to be good solid machines. Would I be making a mistake by buying this Dell?