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$600 Laptop recomendation for Black Friday

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am looking to buy a new laptop during the Black Friday sale. I am confused between a number of laptops and would like to get your suggestions..

 

HP 17t :

image.png.9043dcecc81c8f65a9cf3b9f26b6e29f.png https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-laptop-17t-7gz70av-1?jumpid=adscan

 

Price= $580

This looks like the best deal but my only concern being the user reviews. I could not find a lot of reviews apart from those on the HP website. This is a 17" laptop and hence I am a little worried about its portability.

 

HP Pavilion 15 Z:

image.png.4f2d06a629f449b2eb8ed4e7d6235a3b.png  https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-pavilion-laptop-15z-5mu54av-1?jumpid=adscan

 

Price= $590

This also looks like a good deal. This is a 15" laptop and hence no problems with its portability. But not sure if i can compare the Ryzen 7's performance with that of the i7 coupled with the Radeon 530 4GB in previous model.

 

Acer Aspire 5:

image.png.d8335376f0514548db79d03d4e040c1e.png  https://www.newegg.com/charcoal-black-acer-aspire-5-a515-54g-70tz-mainstream/p/N82E16834316759?Item=34-316-759&Tpk=34-316-759&cm_sp=2019-_-BlackFriday-_-Eflyer-_-34-316-759

 

Price= $600

 

This model is pretty popular and has many reviews. This seems to be a well balanced config. But i feel i am missing out on the 16GB of ram from the previous two models.

 

 

I am kind of inclined towards the 17" HP. The only problems being the lack of user reviews and the screen size. All suggestions are welcome.

 

Thank You!

 

 


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I fully suggest a Lenovo.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, dizmo said:

I fully suggest a Lenovo.

Could you be more specific as to why you prefer a lenovo?


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Just now, shanmu54321 said:

Could you be more specific as to why you prefer a lenovo?

HP is generally poor quality, Lenovo has deeper discounts.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, dizmo said:

HP is generally poor quality, Lenovo has deeper discounts.

What do you think about the acer model?


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12 minutes ago, shanmu54321 said:

I am looking to buy a new laptop during the Black Friday sale. I am confused between a number of laptops and would like to get your suggestions..

 

HP 17t :

image.png.9043dcecc81c8f65a9cf3b9f26b6e29f.png https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-laptop-17t-7gz70av-1?jumpid=adscan

 

Price= $580

This looks like the best deal but my only concern being the user reviews. I could not find a lot of reviews apart from those on the HP website. This is a 17" laptop and hence I am a little worried about its portability.

 

HP Pavilion 15 Z:

image.png.4f2d06a629f449b2eb8ed4e7d6235a3b.png  https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-pavilion-laptop-15z-5mu54av-1?jumpid=adscan

 

Price= $590

This also looks like a good deal. This is a 15" laptop and hence no problems with its portability. But not sure if i can compare the Ryzen 7's performance with that of the i7 coupled with the Radeon 530 4GB in previous model.

 

Acer Aspire 5:

image.png.d8335376f0514548db79d03d4e040c1e.png  https://www.newegg.com/charcoal-black-acer-aspire-5-a515-54g-70tz-mainstream/p/N82E16834316759?Item=34-316-759&Tpk=34-316-759&cm_sp=2019-_-BlackFriday-_-Eflyer-_-34-316-759

 

Price= $600

 

This model is pretty popular and has many reviews. This seems to be a well balanced config. But i feel i am missing out on the 16GB of ram from the previous two models.

 

 

I am kind of inclined towards the 17" HP. The only problems being the lack of user reviews and the screen size. All suggestions are welcome.

 

Thank You!

 

 

what are you using your laptop for?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
15 minutes ago, boggy77 said:

what are you using your laptop for?

I will be using the laptop for programming. I will also be using android studio and some heavy software.


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13 minutes ago, dizmo said:

HP is generally poor quality, Lenovo has deeper discounts.

That is true,most US laptop manufacturers make crap quality laptops,

I recommend laptops from Japanese,Korean or Taiwanese manufacturers,

My old Samsung and Fujitsu laptops are working very well,

While my old Lenovo and Acer laptops are dead.

And i sold my old Toshiba laptop :P

 

All of those are Sandy Bridge/Ivy bridge Laptops.

The oldest are the Acer and Samsung from 2011.

The newest are the Lenovo and the Fujitsu from 2013.


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7 minutes ago, shanmu54321 said:

What do you think about the acer model?

Not a fan of the lower tier Acer models. A lot of cheap plastics to be had.

You can get the Lenovo S540 for $449. Ryzen 5, 12GB RAM, 256GB SSD.

Other Lenovo options:

  • Thinkpad T470 - i5, 8GB, 256GB $499
  • Thinkpad E490 - i5, 8GB, 512GB $599
  • Thinkbook 13s - i5, 8GB, 256GB $599

Personally I'd go with the Thinkpad T470, add on their external dock for $25, buy a 512GB SSD (or even a 1TB, the WD Blue might drop below $80), sell the included 256GB and you're going to have a much better, much more upgradable machine.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Not a fan of the lower tier Acer models. A lot of cheap plastics to be had.

You can get the Lenovo S540 for $449. Ryzen 5, 12GB RAM, 256GB SSD.

Other Lenovo options:

  • Thinkpad T470 - i5, 8GB, 256GB $499
  • Thinkpad E490 - i5, 8GB, 512GB $599
  • Thinkbook 13s - i5, 8GB, 256GB $599

Personally I'd go with the Thinkpad T470, add on their external dock for $25, buy a 512GB SSD (or even a 1TB, the WD Blue might drop below $80), sell the included 256GB and you're going to have a much better, much more upgradable machine.

Thanks for the help! Will look into your recommendations.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Not a fan of the lower tier Acer models. A lot of cheap plastics to be had.

You can get the Lenovo S540 for $449. Ryzen 5, 12GB RAM, 256GB SSD.

Other Lenovo options:

  • Thinkpad T470 - i5, 8GB, 256GB $499
  • Thinkpad E490 - i5, 8GB, 512GB $599
  • Thinkbook 13s - i5, 8GB, 256GB $599

Personally I'd go with the Thinkpad T470, add on their external dock for $25, buy a 512GB SSD (or even a 1TB, the WD Blue might drop below $80), sell the included 256GB and you're going to have a much better, much more upgradable machine.

Just a small doubt. I couldn't find the prices that you have mentioned for the ThinkPad models. Could you please send a link.


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Just now, shanmu54321 said:

Just a small doubt. I couldn't find the prices that you have mentioned for the ThinkPad models. Could you please send a link.

https://www.theblackfriday.com/lenovo-blackfriday.shtml


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33 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Not a fan of the lower tier Acer models. A lot of cheap plastics to be had.

You can get the Lenovo S540 for $449. Ryzen 5, 12GB RAM, 256GB SSD.

Other Lenovo options:

  • Thinkpad T470 - i5, 8GB, 256GB $499
  • Thinkpad E490 - i5, 8GB, 512GB $599
  • Thinkbook 13s - i5, 8GB, 256GB $599

Personally I'd go with the Thinkpad T470, add on their external dock for $25, buy a 512GB SSD (or even a 1TB, the WD Blue might drop below $80), sell the included 256GB and you're going to have a much better, much more upgradable machine.

The s540 is a solid choice, really happy with mine so far. 


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Laptop:

Lenovo s540:  CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U  |  RAM: 8GB DDR4 2666MHz  |  GPU: AMD Radeon Vega 8  |  Storage: 256GB NVME SSD

 

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The HP is 479 right now wtf


Just message or quote me if you have questions! I might not be able to answer them, but I might be able to help!

Current PC

Way too crappy to even say.

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