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What reliable laptop should I buy?

Looking for a lower end but reliable laptop without paying more than I need. I don't need top specs, but many low cost laptops break so easily.

 

This is not a primary computer, just for use when I'm away from home.

 

Requirements:

  • Able to play games with lower requirements such as raft, factorio, KSP, and minecraft. 
  • Durable -- I want something that will last, not easily break.
  • SSD or nvme and at least 16gb ram, decent cpu -- no celeron.
  • Good quality screen. Doesn't need to be 4k, but uses a panel tech that is easy on the eyes.
  • I'm flexible on size, but probably medium to large. 16" or 17" maybe.
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Nothing from what you described is low-end, and where is the budget.

Not an expert, just bored at work. **may edit my posts a few times after posting**

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A used, last gen Thinkpad is probably your best bet if you're willing to go used, something like a T15 Gen 2 or the AMD variant. If you go for an 11th gen machine (T15 Gen 2 is the 11th gen model in the T- series) you'll get Xe Graphics (can run the stuff you described) a pretty durable and repairable machine, 15" screen, and a pretty decent screen for fairly cheap (Thinkpads depreciate like crazy, a 1-2 gen old laptop is less than half of retail price). An AMD variant is also a solid choice given you get one with a Ryzen 4000 series or later CPU, but they're a bit less common from what I can tell (can't find too many of them used), so you might be stuck with an 11th gen i5 model (1135G7 is likely what you'll end up getting). 

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Business class laptops are generally made better than consumer laptops like you'll find at big box stores.

 

Dell Latitude, HP ProBook, just about any Lenovo ThinkPad...

 

You can probably find something off-lease, refurbished, or canceled-order that's still perfectly serviceable for much less than a new laptop. 

Dell owns my soul.

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All your requirements basically mean that the cheapest laptop in your budget would be a lenovo legion 5 pro.

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Those aren't low spec requirements at all. Looking for at least a $1400 laptop brand new. Can't say anything about the used laptop market because I won't touch them even if my life depended on it.

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