Recommendation for heavy browser user


1. What is your budget? $1200 max

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15-17

3. What screen resolution do you want? 1080 is fine

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? no

5. How much battery life do you need? irrelevant, will be plugged in most of the time.

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? No games

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? A few word & excel files but mostly lots of browser tabs (20 to 50) will be opened so large amounts of ram.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? 100gb... A 500GB Samsung 850 pro will be replacing any HDD.

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links. reputable sites or stores with good return policies. He does have Costco & BJ's memberships.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? 5 years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? DVD would be nice but not required.

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons. Reliability is a must.

13. What country do you live in? USA

I would like to stress that a solid stabile & reliable laptop is what is being looked for. Weight doesn't matter but again, it shouldn't overheat when being used for a few hours at a time.

Graphics card is not needed but we understand that it is hard not to get one these days.

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

Doctor Rob

Jul 21, 2008
Here you go nice price (on sale)

its a nice price well under your max.. (I have one though I did get 16GB of ram I added later.. but 8GB is plenty for most things) then if you need a DVD etc.. drive get an #20 external one when you need to use it..


Nov 19, 2010

Honestly, if you're sure you're not playing games, I'd *prefer* to not have a discrete GPU.

Did you have any interest in a two-in-one? I don't game on my laptops (I work from home except when I'm at baseball games or conference, so if I have the time to game, I have access to an actual gaming rigs) and do a lot of heavy-duty work on them and have found that form factor to be way more useful than I expected it to be.

Doctor Rob

Jul 21, 2008
Both systems DSzymborski linked to have slow CPUs compared to the FX504 system just an FYI.. (I have at my place of work over 20 different asus laptops and never had any real issues with any of them.. also have a couple at home as well) one reason I like their stuff other then I always have good luck with them.. they have a 1 year accidental warranty. the last Dell laptop I purchased (last year) I had to send back as it kept over heating.. I got a cheap acer to replace it for my kids.

As such for Black Friday the Acer Nitro 5s are on sale at


(one with ssd and one with a hdd) both would be good ones.. then if you decide you need more ram you can add more later as both come with 8GB of ram.. and are well under your price range but are still nice ones. just the slower 8th gen CPUs from intel. There is also a amd version but that one is more expensive and slower being its not on sale.
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