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Looking for a laptop/ultrabook - need help, very confused

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi,

i am looking to swap out my desktop for a laptop.

I don't game anymore, so i don't need the horsepower, i'd much rather have something smol and portable.

I would like USB-C PD charging, Thunderbolt, decent trackpad, keyboard and screen (not necessarily 4K, but good color and brightness).

Size 13 or 15 inches, atleast 256 gigs of storage. Budget max 1400 euros, used is an option.

What would you guys recommend? I have no clue about laptops.

Razer Blade or LG Gram are not available here.

Thanks for any recommendations.


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The Razer is pure garbage so that's not really important.

 

Id say a business ultrabook would suit you well. Maybe a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon or HP EliteBook 745 G5.

 

If you want more style than function, Surface Laptop 2 or Asus ZenBook Pro 14

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ZenBook UX333, Acer swift 7. Dell XPS 13


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| CPU: i5-8250U Turbo 3.4Ghz | 

| RAM: 8 single-channel DDR4 2333mhz |

| Storage: 128GB Sandisk SSD + 1TB HTSG HDD

 | GPU: MX-150 4Gb 25 TDP |

| Monitor: LGMK430H-B |

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The Swift 7 has a very weak chassis and as such is easy to damage by accident or warp the board when under load. In short, bad design.

 

The XPS is a very dated and lackluster design with remaining heat and latency issues. I would personally avoid it

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40 minutes ago, thicc_boi said:

Thunderbolt

Fine with x2 PCIe lanes?

 

Personally I would take business grade laptops


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Posted · Original PosterOP
56 minutes ago, 5x5 said:

HP EliteBook 745 G5.

looks good, no USB C charging tho

56 minutes ago, 5x5 said:

Lenovo ThinkPad X1

dont have 3000 usd or so

  

What about MacBook Air 2018 ?

 Any other good lenovo laptops?

 


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4 minutes ago, thicc_boi said:

looks good, no USB C charging tho

dont have 3000 usd or so

  

What about MacBook Air 2018 ?

 Any other good lenovo laptops?

 

The air overheats, has a T2 chip which kills laptops, a soldered SSD with no way to save data, the single worst laptop keyboard ever released due to the extremely high failure rates, won't work with any non apple accessory so you also have to spend 200$ on adapters and many more issues and quirks. Avoid.

 

 

Check the ThinkPad T480/T480s/T490/T490s or an L series model.

 

Also look at Dell Latitude devices. Generally, USB charging is rare on high end laptops because the connector itself is quite limiting and the TB3 controller can occasionally explode (it's rare but possible)

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4 hours ago, 5x5 said:

The air overheats, has a T2 chip which kills laptops, a soldered SSD with no way to save data, the single worst laptop keyboard ever released due to the extremely high failure rates, won't work with any non apple accessory so you also have to spend 200$ on adapters and many more issues and quirks. Avoid.

 

 

Check the ThinkPad T480/T480s/T490/T490s or an L series model.

 

Also look at Dell Latitude devices. Generally, USB charging is rare on high end laptops because the connector itself is quite limiting and the TB3 controller can occasionally explode (it's rare but possible)

I'Ve just seen huawei matebook, it seems pretty nice, any info on that?


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28 minutes ago, thicc_boi said:

I'Ve just seen huawei matebook, it seems pretty nice, any info on that?

It's severely power and heat limited so expect low performance. Also customer support is bad.

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13 hours ago, 5x5 said:

It's severely power and heat limited so expect low performance. Also customer support is bad.

Not to mention questionable QC+reliability+longevity. The model itself is decent though


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On 8/12/2019 at 9:35 AM, GeneXiS_X said:

Not to mention questionable QC+reliability+longevity. The model itself is decent though

Even the 13 inch is bad? The 13 inch i7 8+512 fits in my budget well.

My other options would be early 2015 MP A1708 or late 2014 MP A1502.

I like the thin and light form factor, for photo editing i don't need acer predator performance anyway.

 


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6 minutes ago, thicc_boi said:

Even the 13 inch is bad? The 13 inch i7 8+512 fits in my budget well

My opinion: If you don't need macOS, don't buy Macbook. Business grade Windows laptops are much better


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2 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

My opinion: If you don't need macOS, don't buy Macbook. Business grade Windows laptops are much better

Btw, how you mentioned the matebook bad quality etc, if its sold by amazon i should still get 2 year warranty and amazon support no?


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Just now, thicc_boi said:

if its sold by amazon i should still get 2 year warranty and amazon support no?

Think of another way - what if you got a business grade laptop without any issues and without needing to make use of the warranty, and can last for several years? Isn't it much better?


Feel free to ask for recommendations if you're looking for a new lappy!

 

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38 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Think of another way - what if you got a business grade laptop without any issues and without needing to make use of the warranty, and can last for several years? Isn't it much better?

Yes, the HP model seems really nice but it doesnt have as good of a screen, which is kind of important for a primary content consumption device. 1080P, 67% sRGB 220nit screen is literally worse than my damn phone.

It also has a weakass CPU, but better GPU.

The problem is that it costs around 300 euros more than MB 13 max config or MB X Pro lowest config, it has a load of for unneccessary security features and more expensive Pro CPU, so that's probably what makes it so expensive. 

If i wanted to make my own config, it would probably be even more expensive.


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3 minutes ago, thicc_boi said:

It also has a weakass CPU

Ryzen mobile is decent though - better than Intel ULV in some cases

On 8/11/2019 at 7:42 PM, thicc_boi said:

I would like USB-C PD charging, Thunderbolt, decent trackpad, keyboard and screen

Budget max 1400 euros

Which country are you from? I'll help you to take a look at the options


Feel free to ask for recommendations if you're looking for a new lappy!

 

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3 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Ryzen mobile is decent though - better than Intel ULV in some cases

Which country are you from? I'll help you to take a look at the options

its written on my profile, czech republic.

The R7 2700U is 20%-ish weaker than i7-8565


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1 hour ago, thicc_boi said:

czech republic

Any links of online stores?

1 hour ago, thicc_boi said:

The R7 2700U is 20%-ish weaker than i7-8565

It depends on TDP configuration, both can be faster or slower in real world workload


Feel free to ask for recommendations if you're looking for a new lappy!

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
17 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Any links of online stores?

It depends on TDP configuration, both can be faster or slower in real world workload

I dont think you need the links, i can get all of the laptops you listed, but only some configurations.

I am looking for a lappy with Macbook Pro form factor, good screen, decent performance and atleast 256gigs of storage.

I dont need upgradeable ram, but i definitely want removable SSD.

Everything here has 2 year warranty.

 


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25 minutes ago, thicc_boi said:

I dont think you need the links

I need to look through all the options


Feel free to ask for recommendations if you're looking for a new lappy!

 

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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
6 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

I need to look through all the options

https://www.alza.cz/

https://www.czc.cz/

Amazon.de


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

Those look great, i'll sell a testicle and 5 gallons of blood plasma and i'm good for atleast a few years.


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2 minutes ago, thicc_boi said:

Those look great, i'll sell a testicle and 5 gallons of blood plasma and i'm good for atleast a few years.

 

On 8/11/2019 at 7:42 AM, thicc_boi said:

Budget max 1400 euros

 

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You can't have a budget and then complain when a laptop is using all of it. The X390 is probably the best you'll get for 1400 euros


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Just now, kelvinhall05 said:

 

 

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yeah yeah i know, i need to sell my desktop first which will be a challenge, thinking of taking the quick way by selling body parts XD


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Mobo: Asus ROG Strix X370-F

RAM: Corsair LPX Vengeance 16gb kit 3266MHz, 16-16-16-35 1.375V

Cooling: Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4

Storage: HyperX Fury 120GB + WD Caviar Blue 1TB

Case: Phanteks P400S Tempered Glass

PSU: Corsair RM650x (80+ Gold, Fully modular)

Case fans: 2 BeQuiet Pure Wings 2 120mm PWM & 2 Pure Wings 2 140mm PWM

There's never enough RGB

 

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