Seeking a laptop where where display, keyboard, and battery life take precedent under $700.

PortalParlor

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I'm looking for a laptop with an adequate or good keyboard, a 15" 1080 display, and a 5 hour minimum battery. RAM and graphics don't matter much to me. I'm looking for a computer I can use to watch shows, play games (I'm into more retro games and MS-DOS emulation so I don't need anything powerful), and edit documents for my work and highschool, hopefully under $700 but willing to stretch.
 

EndGamerGuy

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At that price range, good luck finding a 1080p display at 15.6 that also has good battery life. That resolution size paired with a 15.6 battery, which are fairly small, will give you 4-5 hours at most, with most around 3:30 hours. If you are willing to put the resolution down, or are willing to settle for a smaller resolution size, then you shouldn't have much of a problem.
 

PortalParlor

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Do you have any examples of a computer with a smaller resolution, or a pricier option with all of the features I describe?
 

PortalParlor

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Do you have any good examples? I came here seeking suggestions and recommendations, sorry if I posted this in the wrong place.
 

jaguarskx

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The following 15.6" Acer Aspire E E5-573G-52G3 for $520 might be a viable option. According to the linked video to Youtube the reviewer was able to get around 6.5 hours. She also provided a link to the written review. There is a newer version of the laptop selling for $489 with the current Skylake i5-6200u CPU.

This laptop has to following. The keyboard is good, but a bit clacky.
- Core i5-5200u
- nVidia 940m
- 1080p screen

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834315131&cm_re=acer_940m-_-34-315-131-_-Product

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5RpHEWLpkQ


The newer version for $490:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834315302
 
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