Need recommendation for Windows 15" lightweight notebook

Mar 13, 2018
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Hello everyone,

I need a recommendation for Win10 lightweight 15" notebook with an option to connect two external monitors.

Any ideas where to look?

Thanks,

Peter
 

jaguarskx

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There is the Dell XPS 15 starting at $1,000 for the base model (i3-7100H and integrated Intel HD 630 graphics). I would upgrade to the i5-7300HQ for $100 (the only other CPU option). If you want to play games, then upgrade to the GTX 1050 for $50. It's thin bezel makes this laptop similar to the size of the average 14" laptop and starts at 4lbs.


http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/cty/pdp/spd/xps-15-9560-laptop/dncwxb1637sv2?cid=310435&st=&gclid=Cj0KCQjw7Z3VBRC-ARIsAEQifZTBUKnm6CWJxGRRb0G1VIgz0xlUVe0YzV1-hONE4v6JOTL3JY0kSN4aAoyDEALw_wcB&lid=5860376&VEN1=spNqusC7B,183144151912,901pdb6671,c,,DNCWXB1637SV2&VEN2=,&dgc=st&dgseg=dhs&acd=1230980731501410&VEN3=730104252370766738


If you prefer a different laptop, then you need to look for one with a DisplayPort so that the laptop can support two external monitors. This is because integrated GPUs and all gaming GPUs can only process two video signals. One signal goes to the laptop's screen and the other would go to the HDMI or VGA port. If a laptop has both a HDMI and VGA port, then only one of them will get a video signal. A DisplayPort has its own video processor which is generally why there are only found in more expensive laptops.
 

jaguarskx

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Moderator
There is the Dell XPS 15 starting at $1,000 for the base model (i3-7100H and integrated Intel HD 630 graphics). I would upgrade to the i5-7300HQ for $100 (the only other CPU option). If you want to play games, then upgrade to the GTX 1050 for $50. It's thin bezel makes this laptop similar to the size of the average 14" laptop and starts at 4lbs.


http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/cty/pdp/spd/xps-15-9560-laptop/dncwxb1637sv2?cid=310435&st=&gclid=Cj0KCQjw7Z3VBRC-ARIsAEQifZTBUKnm6CWJxGRRb0G1VIgz0xlUVe0YzV1-hONE4v6JOTL3JY0kSN4aAoyDEALw_wcB&lid=5860376&VEN1=spNqusC7B,183144151912,901pdb6671,c,,DNCWXB1637SV2&VEN2=,&dgc=st&dgseg=dhs&acd=1230980731501410&VEN3=730104252370766738


If you prefer a different laptop, then you need to look for one with a DisplayPort so that the laptop can support two external monitors. This is because integrated GPUs and all gaming GPUs can only process two video signals. One signal goes to the laptop's screen and the other would go to the HDMI or VGA port. If a laptop has both a HDMI and VGA port, then only one of them will get a video signal. A DisplayPort has its own video processor which is generally why there are only found in more expensive laptops.
 
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