Still looking for new laptop

kickenoob

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1. What is your budget?

$600

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

13Inch

3. What screen resolution do you want?

Does not matter

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?

Portable

5. How much battery life do you need?

5+ Hours

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?

Very minor gaming (Bejeweled, free fall, nothing FPS)

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)

Word processing, photo editing, web browsing

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?

500gb minimum

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

Any reliable site

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

As long as possible

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?

If needed will get external

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.

I've always trusted ASUS but will look into any other trusted brands

13. What country do you live in?

USA

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

This laptop is for my mother who mainly will sit on the couch with the laptop on her lap with a cooling doc under. It will mainly be used for email/web browsing but also some minor photo editing and very minor gaming. Windows 8.1 with a touch screen would be preferred that will be up-gradable to windows 10 next week.

Thank you for your help.
 

jaguarskx

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The 13" laptop market is more or less crowded with expensive models. I suppose it is because that is the sweet spot for both power and portability. Most 13" laptops start at over $700. 13" Lenovo Yogas starts at about $900 excluding any sales.

The lowest priced 13" laptop that I am aware of is the following Dell Venue 13 for $479 (currently on sale) which has a Pentium 3825UCPU. There is a typo on Dell's website, that CPU does not have the Intel HD 5500 graphics core it only has an Intel HD (Broadwell generation) graphics core. Still that is enough for what your mom wants to do. The next model up has a Core i5-5200u CPU (and Intel HD 5500 graphics core); but it starts at $799.

http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/inspiron-13-7348-laptop/pd?oc=cai137w8b5018&model_id=inspiron-13-7348-laptop
 

jaguarskx

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The 13" laptop market is more or less crowded with expensive models. I suppose it is because that is the sweet spot for both power and portability. Most 13" laptops start at over $700. 13" Lenovo Yogas starts at about $900 excluding any sales.

The lowest priced 13" laptop that I am aware of is the following Dell Venue 13 for $479 (currently on sale) which has a Pentium 3825UCPU. There is a typo on Dell's website, that CPU does not have the Intel HD 5500 graphics core it only has an Intel HD (Broadwell generation) graphics core. Still that is enough for what your mom wants to do. The next model up has a Core i5-5200u CPU (and Intel HD 5500 graphics core); but it starts at $799.

http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/inspiron-13-7348-laptop/pd?oc=cai137w8b5018&model_id=inspiron-13-7348-laptop
 
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