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Laptop for Work/class (EU/NL)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey all, this is my first post here(just signed up, have known and watched LTT for a while now though)


Anyways: i'm trying to figure out which laptop to buy, to do work in and outside of class and at my internship. below i will list the most important aspects(in order of importance):

1. Windows.

2. Price
At most around 1500 Euro, Preferably less.

3. Keyboard 
The keyboard is usually my main issue with laptops.(it not being too loud and having a regular layout in terms of backspace etc would be great. i do not necessarily care about having a numberpad though.)
4. Size&Screen

Preferably a 17 inch model. at least a 15 inch. FullHD is fine.

5. Battery

I'd like to not have to plug it in in class during the entire day if possible(just using word/chrome).(not all classes i go to have outlets installed.)

6. Trackpad

A usable trackpad at the very least.

7. Weight
Preferably somewhat lightweight.(though not at all a dealbreaker.)
8. Internal hardware
I would like it to be quick to boot etc, but graphics performance is not an issue as i have a desktop at home. it would be a nice bonus though. 512GB of storage is plenty.

 

I've been looking at the dell xps 15, however if possible i'd like something bigger and i'm struggling to find something decent, especially shopping online since you can't test out the keyboards. I'd just like your opinions on them as well :D

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@GeneXiS_X all yours

 

for the website i suggest tweakers.net for you


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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

@GeneXiS_X all yours

 

for the website i suggest tweakers.net for you

i know about and use tweakers regularly, the sad part being that you have to really dig through the reviews to find anyone saying anything useful about the keyboards.

Edit: thanks for the tip though

 

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Just now, SoulCandy said:

i know about and use tweakers regularly, the sad part being that you have to really dig through the reviews to find anyone saying anything useful about the keyboards.

 

no, i let our favorite laptop god handle this

 

and use pricewatch to look around a bit at pricing so he can do a suggestion, that's why i linked tweakers

 

they are far from the best reviewers imo


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, LukeSavenije said:

no, i let our favorite laptop god handle this

 

and use pricewatch to look around a bit at pricing so he can do a suggestion, that's why i linked tweakers

 

they are far from the best reviewers imo

fair enough :D thanks

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Have you had any thoughts about the LG Gram 17? It's been a while since I've watched Linus' review on it, but I remember them being fairly reliable laptops.


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2 minutes ago, m1lk3y said:

Have you had any thoughts about the LG Gram 17? It's been a while since I've watched Linus' review on it, but I remember them being fairly reliable laptops.

i have, can't seem to find it for sale anywhere in the netherlands though...

 

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11 hours ago, SoulCandy said:

At most around 1500 Euro, Preferably less

May I know your usage? So you're fine with heavier weight and less battery life? Any links of online stores in your country?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

May I know your usage? So you're fine with heavier weight and less battery life? Any links of online stores in your country?

I'm really just going to be using it for school etc and internship. 
heavier weight is not really an issue as such, but the battery life has to be at least decent, to last a days of using word, powerpoint etc...
as LukeSavenije said: tweakers.net is a good website for prices and availability(they have price comparison for most electronics stores in the netherlands), just click on "Pricewatch" at the top

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34 minutes ago, SoulCandy said:

but the battery life has to be at least decen

min how many hours?


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2 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

min how many hours?

i'd say 15? i honestly don't really know if thats unreasonable right now.

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23 hours ago, markr54632 said:

15 hours is not going to happen.

Alright, I'd like it to at least last a day of using word in class.. So say 8-10?

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#Lenovo Thinkpad P52s / T580 / L580 / E590 / E580

#HP Elitebook 850 G5

Note for business laptops: check specs thoroughly and carefully

 

*#Asus UX533FN / RX533FN

#MSI PS63 8RC

*Acer Swift 5 15 - OKish build quality

 

HP Envy x360 15 (Intel)

Acer Swift 3 SF315-52/52G

HP Probook 450 G6

 

*non-upgradable RAM

#above average keyboard

 

If you want light weight, 17 inch isn't a good choice (yes there is LG Gram 17 but the chassis has too much flex)


PMs only for laptop recommendations (for now)

 

My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

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Intel Core i5-8300H Nvidia GTX1050Ti 2GB LP156WFG-SPB2 144Hz IPS 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 RAM (2x8GB) Samsung PM981 256GB+Seagate 1TB 5400RPM

Check out my blog here

Check out my older laptop reviews here

 

ODMs: Clevo, Tongfang, Quanta

 

My Phone: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Snapdragon 625, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 4/2/2019 at 4:10 PM, GeneXiS_X said:

#Lenovo Thinkpad P52s / T580 / L580 / E590 / E580

#HP Elitebook 850 G5

Note for business laptops: check specs thoroughly and carefully

 

*#Asus UX533FN / RX533FN

#MSI PS63 8RC

*Acer Swift 5 15 - OKish build quality

 

HP Envy x360 15 (Intel)

Acer Swift 3 SF315-52/52G

HP Probook 450 G6

 

*non-upgradable RAM

#above average keyboard

 

If you want light weight, 17 inch isn't a good choice (yes there is LG Gram 17 but the chassis has too much flex)

Whats the difference between the UX533FN and the RX533FN? i can't seem to find any besides the price.
edit: the difference is 150 euro.

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3 hours ago, SoulCandy said:

Whats the difference between the UX533FN and the RX533FN

I think it's the same but not sure


PMs only for laptop recommendations (for now)

 

My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

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Intel Core i5-8300H Nvidia GTX1050Ti 2GB LP156WFG-SPB2 144Hz IPS 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 RAM (2x8GB) Samsung PM981 256GB+Seagate 1TB 5400RPM

Check out my blog here

Check out my older laptop reviews here

 

ODMs: Clevo, Tongfang, Quanta

 

My Phone: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Snapdragon 625, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM)

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