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So my dad want a laptop for his online English course, here are some criteria:

 

1. Lightweight, portable (right now he's using my GE62, I don't want to imagine someone using a gaming laptop to learn online)

2. No more than $800 (can flex to $900 if possible and suitable)

3. 15.6 inch screen or lower

4. Has an SSD, does not have to include HDD

5. Reliable brand and warranty

6. Metal build (so no plastic)

 

I was thinking about HP or Dell but if anyone can find a good one please reply, thanks


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how about the xiao mi , mi notebook?


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If you want i can recommend a laptop less than 600$ but jam packed with performance, with 256gb ssd i5 6200u up to 2.8 ghz and nvidia gt 960mx

more than what you need and you can call it a gaming laptop it can run csgo easily above 100 fps but i think its back cover is plastic and the rest is metal

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DT4A2R4/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&fpl=fresh&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=D63V2G3K1VF23RDWZ1RY&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=6aad23bd-3035-4a40-b691-0eefb1a18396&pf_rd_i=desktop&linkCode=sl1&tag=jokerprodu03-20&linkId=a0853d0a414a45922ca9214ec5ae2a78&th=1

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2 minutes ago, rwaalph said:

But if you dont care about the extra specs and just want a laptop for online i recommend HP laptop stream 11 its 11.6" and you just need to buy an ssd or hdd and your all set

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834259990

It's plastic and it uses stupidly slow eMMC storage......


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Just now, rwaalph said:

Aww damn this looks slick and thin as fuck looks better than a macbook if you ask me, is this brand good man never heard of it

xiao mi is well known in the asian market, in fact one of the best manufacturers from china, it is well know for its budget tech, phones, laptops, etc.


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4 minutes ago, rwaalph said:

Aww damn this looks slick and thin as fuck looks better than a macbook if you ask me, is this brand good man never heard of it

it looks cool as hell but 4gb of ram?, that would be fine 6 years ago but lets remember how much of a ram Wh*re chrome is

 

ADDED: also that Processor has a stock freq of 900Mhz, i get that its a budget pc and its still a 7th gen cpu, i wouldnt count on getting 2.2 out of it

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4 minutes ago, DanTheActualMan said:

it looks cool as hell but 4gb of ram?, that would be fine 6 years ago but lets remember how much of a ram Wh*re chrome is

http://nis-store.com/notebooks/xiaomi-mi-notebook-air-133-silver/

chill dude they have a 13 inch model


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5 minutes ago, DanTheActualMan said:

it looks cool as hell but 4gb of ram?, that would be fine 6 years ago but lets remember how much of a ram Wh*re chrome is

Yeah i know i just complimented the looks chill

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1 minute ago, Oswin said:

but for less than that price you could get a much more reliable and known brand with better things like an i7 cpu, and also it says it uses realtek drivers for built-in audio now maybe theyve changed but it used to always give me issues back in the day

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Just now, DanTheActualMan said:

but for less than that price you could get a much more reliable and known brand with better things like an i7 cpu, and also it says it uses realtek drivers for built-in audio now maybe theyve changed but it used to always give me issues back in the day

My Asus Z97 motherboard uses Realtek audio and it works fine so long as Nvidia's stupid HD Audio drivers aren't installed.


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1 minute ago, DanTheActualMan said:

but for less than that price you could get a much more reliable and known brand with better things like an i7 cpu, and also it says it uses realtek drivers for built-in audio now maybe theyve changed but it used to always give me issues back in the day

more reliable? maybe but i wont say more. xiao mi is a company from china and well.. china has 1 billion people alone. i7? what for? i browse with a core 2 duo and 2 gb of ddr 2 ram without any lag 


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Just now, Oswin said:

more reliable? maybe but i wont say more. xiao mi is a company from china and well.. china has 1 billion people alone. i7? what for? i browse with a core 2 duo and 2 gb of ddr 2 ram without any lag 

im saying if you can get something better for a lesser price, why not? also do you use chrome?

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Just now, DanTheActualMan said:

im saying if you can get something better for a lesser price, why not? also do you use chrome?

yes i get it but, i see people rarely use brands like xiaomi, they released this laptop to compete against the macbook air and its also lighter than http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834234176

and yes i use chrome, mozilla, opera, internet explorer (jk)


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1 minute ago, Oswin said:

more reliable? maybe but i wont say more. xiao mi is a company from china and well.. china has 1 billion people alone. i7? what for? i browse with a core 2 duo and 2 gb of ddr 2 ram without any lag 

1. It's spelled... Xiaomi

 

xiaomi.PNG

 

2. a Core 2 duo is not that good for moderate or heavy tasks..... Browsing may be "fine" but it's not ideal.

3. 2GB RAM is JUST ENOUGH for Windows. Let alone 40+ tabs in chrome......

 

You should honestly be using 8GB RAM.

 

4. There is nothing wrong with an i7. You assume that Chinese people don't make programs or edit videos or whatever.

 

5. You're probably using Windows XP which a NEW laptop physically can't use.


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3 minutes ago, AluminiumTech said:

1. It's spelled... Xiaomi

 

xiaomi.PNG

 

2. a Core 2 duo is not that good for moderate or heavy tasks..... Browsing may be "fine" but it's not ideal.

3. 2GB RAM is JUST ENOUGH for Windows. Let alone 40+ tabs in chrome......

 

You should honestly be using 8GB RAM.

 

4. There is nothing wrong with an i7. You assume that Chinese people don't make programs or edit videos or whatever.

 

5. You're probably using Windows XP which a NEW laptop physically can't use.

it is in fact spelled Xiaomi in english , i spell it xaio mi because in Chinese it has 2 different characters 


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I have to ask if it is just for online stuff why bother dropping $800 on a laptop? Keep the laptop he has a go buy a Chromebook. They are very light weight, fast and last around 8 hours.


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2 minutes ago, vorticalbox said:

I have to ask if it is just for online stuff why bother dropping $800 on a laptop? Keep the laptop he has a go buy a Chromebook. They are very light weight, fast and last around 8 hours.

Everything else except online stuff sucks on Chromebooks...... Chromebooks aren't what I'd consider "laptops". They'd fall more into the "netbooks" category for me.


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Just now, AluminiumTech said:

Everything else except online stuff sucks on Chromebooks...... Chromebooks aren't what I'd consider "laptops". They'd fall more into the "netbooks" category for me.

 

Even still. It's an online course, in English so will require writing documents which a Chromebook excels at.


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3 minutes ago, vorticalbox said:

I have to ask if it is just for online stuff why bother dropping $800 on a laptop? Keep the laptop he has a go buy a Chromebook. They are very light weight, fast and last around 8 hours.

u still run into the problems i stated earlier pretty much capped at 4gb of ram on all of them and extremely slow processor speed @1.6Ghz with a 2M cache and extremely low storage only @32 Gb and she said its for a course online which means he will probably have notes and they add up to alot after a while, granted you do get 100Gb of cloud storage but only for 2 years

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Just now, DanTheActualMan said:

u still run into the problems i stated earlier pretty much capped at 4gb of ram on all of them and extremely slow processor speed @1.6Ghz with a 2M cache and extremely low storage only @32 Gb and she said its for a course online which means he will probably have notes and they add up to alot after a while, granted you do get 100Gb of cloud storage but only for 2 years

 

You do get a massive amount of online space. I have a c720 which has 2gb of ram and 16GB SSD. It has been 2 years and I have yet to see it slow down browsing the internet with a number of tabs open. 

I have used it for all of my course work for HND software and Computing Science degree. 4 k word reports, design documents and even GUI/EER/Class designs using gliffy.com.


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Just now, vorticalbox said:

You do get a massive amount of online space. I have a c720 which has 2gb of ram and 16GB SSD. It has been 2 years and I have yet to see it slow down browsing the internet with a number of tabs open. 

I have used it for all of my course work for HND software and Computing Science degree. 4 k word reports, design documents and even GUI/EER/Class designs using gliffy.com.

Good luck with Windows only programs. I ran a survey and based on the limited results i got, most devs only develop for Windows. Chromebooks are no exception.


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