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I'm looking to buy a new laptop for school and a little bit of gaming but I'm on a 700 dollar budget. I'm looking for these specs:

  • CPU: Minimum Quad-Core 3.0GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 1TB HDD

If anyone knows any recommendations, please give a couple, I would gladly appreciate it.

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there have been lots of threads about this, you should search the forums.


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48 minutes ago, layerj123 said:

I'm looking to buy a new laptop for school and a little bit of gaming but I'm on a 700 dollar budget. I'm looking for these specs:

  • CPU: Minimum Quad-Core 3.0GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 1TB HDD

If anyone knows any recommendations, please give a couple, I would gladly appreciate it.

16GB of RAM? Not for 700 bucks. Better off looking second hand for that.


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HDD in a laptop?  This isn't 2008 dude.  SSD has pretty much been mandatory for years now.

 

Hit up a site like Dellrefurbished, find a off-lease or open box business laptop.  You might have to do with 8gb of RAM until the ridiculous prices come down to Earth.  But you should be able to get something very nice for $500-$600.   There's coupons on Twitter often for dellrefurbished.

 

I wouldn't obsess over getting a true quad core or not, compared to, say, a hyperthreaded dual core.  CPU power really isn't a big deal for a laptop -- energy efficiency is.  If buying a Dell, do your best to get one with the proprietary docking connector on the bottom, and go onto eBay and pick up an E-Dock for $30, and hook that to your external monitors/printer/ethernet/USB devices.  So you don't wear your ports out.  

 

Oh yeah, make sure you get at least a 1080p screen -- that pretty much guarantees an IPS panel with most Business class Dell machines.  And pick up, on eBay, Amazon, etc., a second *genuine* Dell power adapter.  Not a knock-off.

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Just now, Mark77 said:

I wouldn't obsess over getting a true quad core or not, compared to, say, a hyperthreaded dual core.

might sound stupid but can you explain the difference between the two :P what is a hyperthreaded dual core anyways

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