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$500 college laptop? Surface pro 3 or alternative?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Yup, another college laptop thread. **I don't mind buying used**

 

My needs are:

  • Long battery (7+ hours)
  • Touch screen for note taking
  • Light

I was thinking of getting a used Surface pro 3 for ~$500 US, but since it's almost 2 years old I was wondering if I should try for something else? Any suggestions? 


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ASUS EeeBook E402SA-WX013T

Great for the price, but no touchscreen.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

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3 minutes ago, simonbyrial said:

ASUS EeeBook E402SA-WX013T

Great for the price, but no touchscreen.

Hmm, not finding that model on Amazon or Ebay. Was it sold in the US?


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5 hours ago, Snickerzz said:

I was actually looking at the Inspiron 5000! As well as the Acer Aspire E15 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DT4A2R4/ref=psdc_565108_t1_B01EXQ2RB6 

 

Thanks for the suggestions and let me know what you go with! 

Ahh that Aspire is pretty nice. I'll have to take a look pretty powerful, I was going to go with a 940m i5 based Dell but the A10 8700p actually edges it out overall except for in shader performance.


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Just now, Snickerzz said:

Hmm, not finding that model on Amazon or Ebay. Was it sold in the US?

Don't know gimme a sec


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Theres is http://www.flipkart.com/asus-eeebook-e402sa-wx013t-celeron-dual-core-2-gb-32-gb-ssd-windows-10-notebook-90nb0b63-m00200/p/itmeennzpgfmazex but i dont know the seller. price says 16300 RS. converting that its 242 $. One $ is about 67 RS.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, simonbyrial said:

Theres is http://www.flipkart.com/asus-eeebook-e402sa-wx013t-celeron-dual-core-2-gb-32-gb-ssd-windows-10-notebook-90nb0b63-m00200/p/itmeennzpgfmazex but i dont know the seller. price says 16300 RS. converting that its 242 $. One $ is about 67 RS.

I'm definitely going to need more than 2GB of ram, thanks for the help though :D 


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1 minute ago, Snickerzz said:

I'm definitely going to need more than 2GB of ram, thanks for the help though :D 

Well then i'm going to look it up again! gimme another sec xD


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Ok. how about this one? 

ASUS EeeBook E502SA-XO004T


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4 minutes ago, simonbyrial said:

Ok. how about this one? 

ASUS EeeBook E502SA-XO004T

I can only find that in random european stores :D But I think I want something more powerful, 1080p and 8Gb ram preferred :P 


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28 minutes ago, Snickerzz said:

I can only find that in random european stores :D But I think I want something more powerful, 1080p and 8Gb ram preferred :P 

Ok. So if youre looking for some more horsepower I would suggest the 

Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro 7-591G-53V3 It's got 16 GB of ram. Is that sufficient enough? :P Also the 1080p screen is IPS!


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13 minutes ago, simonbyrial said:

Ok. So if youre looking for some more horsepower I would suggest the 

Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro 7-591G-53V3 It's got 16 GB of ram. Is that sufficient enough? :P Also the 1080p screen is IPS!

Okay okay I don't need that much :P plus that only has a 4 hour battery life :/ 


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1 minute ago, Snickerzz said:

Okay okay I don't need that much :P plus that only has a 4 hour battery life :/ 

Ok. then i need some more time...


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I stepped down the horsepower a bit to (hopefully) improve battery.

ASUS X550VX-DM096T

 

I forgot to ask what you want to play since you need some horsepower?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 hours ago, simonbyrial said:

I stepped down the horsepower a bit to (hopefully) improve battery.

ASUS X550VX-DM096T

 

I forgot to ask what you want to play since you need some horsepower?

I just want something for very light games like FTL and Kingdom :D I think i'm going to go with this one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DT4A2R4/ 

 

Thank you for all the help and suggestions c:


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On 7/27/2016 at 11:34 PM, Snickerzz said:

I just want something for very light games like FTL and Kingdom :D I think i'm going to go with this one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DT4A2R4/ 

 

Thank you for all the help and suggestions c:

Sounds good. If you need any info about pc just contact me and I'll find something out :) 


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