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David Wright

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  1. @genexis_x I like the speaker placement on the gen 7 because i do plan on watching movies and netflix on it. going to get the 16gb ram model so i dont have to worry about the ram.


    is cpu cooling poor on the gen 7?  I read the 1080p screens are okay with cooling and battery life as opposed to the 4k.


    My main concern is the usb c charging port errors on the X1 carbon, not sure if that is true or not

  2. It's decent. Out of curiosity how much do the dell inspiron 15 7000 series laptops cost? it's a step down from the xps series but most of my friends at university swear by it. First hand their build quality is nice and it has the specs you are looking for.

  3. I'm honestly still researching , give me a couple of hours and ill check and get back to you. I know for 800 usd you can get the Lenovo X1 Carbon 6th gen (one of the best lenovo's if not the best) base configuration but that is 150 USD above your budget.

  4. In terms of real life battery usage, if you are aiming for 8 - 10 hrs then the MSI Prestige cannot be considered in that list. It's battery hungry. You will probably not get more than 4 - 5 hours max on any laptop with a dedicated graphics card.


    The X1 Carbon on the other hand will easily give you about 7 hours on there similar to the Dell XPS 13. Their U processors are less power hungry but have nice turbo boost clocks for heavy loads, the x1 carbon gen 7 all come with 16gb ram afaik. 

    Carbon Pros: good keyboard, good battery, decent processor, nvme ssd boot drives

    Cons: fans are known to kick in at weird times even under light loads (they're quiet which is nice but still), complaints about glare on the display.

    (I'm currently thinking of buying either the x1 carbon gen 7 or gen 6 and someone shared this link with me to get it in the 1200 USD budget


    Zenbook Duo thoughts, you would probably be paying for the idea of two screens more than the functionality, the second display combined would make a significant difference in battery usage.


    If you can do without a discrete gaming graphics card, then opt for a business laptop for better build quality, processing power and lightweight.

  5. Acer is not long lasting in terms of years of use. Lenovo is known to be robust and some of their laptop models are known to last for 10+ years if maintained. They are lightweight business laptops that don't look as fancy as the other laptops but their reliability is what makes them stand out.


    Source: Currently a student looking for a new laptop, been researching a new laptop to buy for myself. Also work for IT for my university.


    Check out the torture test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0UYirRUj78


  6. I plan to use it without a mouse, so the trackpad matters. I tried the xps keyboard and it'll take some getting use to but it's quite nice to the touch.


    The dell is the most expensive out of the three , I'd be getting this model: Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition (Linux) (i7 10th Gen, 8gb ram , 256gb SSD, 1080p model) which I can put windows on myself . Total: $1189


    And the HP Spectre: HP Spectre x360 Laptop - 13t touch7FQ48AV_1 (i5 8th gen, 16gb ram, 512 gb ssd, 1080p. touch screen with a pen) for Total: $949


    The price and 2in1 is the only reason I'm considering the HP Spectre over the Dell @Constantin

  7. @Rabel Appreciate the quick response!

    The 2nd gen surface looks great and the features are nice too but I'm biased against it because all of my friends who have owned a surface have run into problems in less than 1 year of owning it.


    Do not want a gaming laptop since I have a gaming desktop at home.


    The dell Latitude looks great in terms of everything, where can I find the 16gb version? I only see the 8gb version under 1000 on their website. (Attached screenshot below)


  8. I'm a university student looking for a light and fast 15in / 15.6in laptop under 1000 USD. Here are the specs I'm aiming for:


    • Resolution: 1080p (4k is fine but 1080p preferred)
    • Ram: 8gb
    • Storage: 256gb SSD minimum
    • Processor: i5 or i7 U, do not want an H or HQ processor (aiming for higher battery life, hence the 1080p screen as well)

    Note: Don't mind touchscreen or 2 in 1 Laptops


    Considering most of the main ultrabooks listed below:

    1. Dell XPS 13 (really dont want the 13in but the reviews for the 15in model are bad and the 13 seems to have a nice processor and battery)
    2. Asus Zenbook (asus is bashed on for build quality)
    3. Hp Spectre x360 (Linus youtube destroyed this, but the new model looks promising)
    4. Dell Inspiron 7000


  9. Have you considered the Dell G5 15 ?

    I had a dell gaming laptop before (the dell inspiron i7759 5012gry) and i was able to game on it for 3 years before I sold it off. Solid build and specs.

    Link: https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/dell-g5-15-gaming-laptop/spd/g-series-15-5590-laptop.


    If you do not plan on gaming , definitely recommend an ultrabook instead. Something along the lines of asus zenbook / huwaei matebook x / xps 13 / hp spectre.

    Dell comparison.PNG

  10. 22 hours ago, boorjiusss said:

    Unlimited budget. I do not have preferences, don't know the difference between H or U series GPU

    ‘H’ means that the processor has high performance integrated graphics

    ‘HK’ means that the processor has high performance integrated graphics and a unlocked multiplier

    ‘HQ’ refers to high performance integrated graphics and a quad core CPU

    ‘U’ means that the CPU is meant for ultra low power consumption


    Source: https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-differences-between-U-M-QM-MQ-and-HQ-processors-of-Intel-to-consider-when-buying-a-laptop