Please suggest a laptop for my needs!!!

genuineuser123

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I need a laptop for mostly research and entertainment purposes. I use a lot of applications at once, like Chrome, Office, Texmaker, skype, photos etc...My browsing is quite intense as I have multiple browser windows with dozens of tabs open including youtube windows. I dont use my laptop for gaming AT ALL and I also dont do any professional photography or video editing. I just like to watch movies, listen to music, do some heavy surfing and also have a lot of storage for work files, photos, movies, music etc..

I am looking to spend between 900-1000USD. That is converted from Euros as I reside in Europe and I have left some room to pay extra for accidental damage protection as I spilled coffee on my macbook pro :/

Here are my needs but I am not able to find a decent laptop for my budget online:

OS: Windows 10 64bit (Strict preference, I hated my mac because of its OS and had put windows on it)
RAM: 6-8 GB
Hard-disk: 256GB+ SSD (I have heard SSD is much more efficient, is it true?)
Processor: Intel core i5/i7 (6th or 7th gen) 2.2Ghz+
Graphics: Intel / Nvidia (No Preference)
Display: 1920x1080 HD
Size: 13-15 inch
Touch: No Preference
Battery: 3-4 cell
Audio: It would be nice if it had surround sound like Dolby Home Theater or something similar as I would use it for listening music a lot.


Please dont suggest Apple Macbook as I dont want to spend extra on buying windows since I didnt have a licensed copy initially. Any other brands are fine: Asus, Dell, Acer, HP, Samsung, Toshiba etc.

I had selected Acer Aspire E15 and Dell Vostro 5568. What do you think about these ones? Can you suggest some Asus models for my requirements?

Please let me know if you need further details
Thank you so much for your time

 

fry178

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for windows based lappy, go with asus/msi.
16gb should help a little, as chrome/browsers can eat a lot of ram.
same for dedicated gpu, as it allows some software to offload things from the cpu.

dell and acer are ok, but the quality of msi/asus is far better.
alienware nothing more than a dell, just charging for name.

and where in europe? some country will have limited options, even with large companies like msi or asus.

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