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elias03088 25 26 May 3, 2016 at 10:26 AM More Amazon Deals
Okay, so my HP split busted it's digitizer on me and I attempted a repair, but was sent the wrong part and no longer find it worth blowing more money into it. So here's my question.

I've been slobbing over dell laptops lately, I need one for school and work, even though I'm primarily on my desktop builds. For work I repair computers on-site which requires I have a laptop full of troubleshooting software and capabilities of troubleshooting with said laptop. That said, both computers listed below will do such a thing. My dilemma is which one is worth the money I'm paying for.

On one hand we have a dell i5 with a 960m dedicated graphics card. 8GB RAM, the works. On the other hand we have a dell i5, Intel HD 520 graphics, 8GB RAM as well. From here I will refer to the Dell i5 with the 960m as "Laptop A" and the Dell i5 as "Laptop B" any variants of either will be notated as "Laptop A.2, A.3, A.4, etc..." just for simplicity.

Laptop A comes with a 256 GB SSD, Laptop B comes with a 1 TB HDD.
Both have 1920x1080 resolution, something that is very important to me. There is a hitch though, Laptop B is $100 cheaper if you go the "no touch" route (which is not a deal breaker), the drawback here is that it's 1600x900 resolution. We'll call this Laptop B.2.

Obviously gaming isn't really a necessity for my laptop so I can understand that many of you will just tell me to go with the integrated graphics option, but I may need the capability of a dedicated graphics card and want to know if Laptop A is even worth the money or if there's a cheaper option out there with the same card.

Laptop A: http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspir...PDKIKX0DER

Laptop B: http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspir...B00XQXZM7O

Laptop B.2: http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspir...B00XQXZM7O

The only reason I'm being so elaborate here is because I don't even WANT to spend over $500 on a laptop, but I also don't want to be stuck with a garbage unit that I won't want to hold onto for more than a year. I'm a Desktop PC person all the way and always will be, but laptops are just necessary sometimes.

Thank you for any input you guys have, I appreciate everyone here at Slickdeals! Have a good day! Anxious for responses.
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The only trump card I've seen is this laptop which lists for $100 less than what it is on Amazon, this is coming from the Microsoft Education Store.

http://www.microsoftstore.com/sto....333089300

i7 with 16 GB ram, 2TB HDD, and dedicated Radeon R5 GPU
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Okay, so my HP split busted it's digitizer on me and I attempted a repair, but was sent the wrong part and no longer find it worth blowing more money into it. So here's my question.

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Option A looks good but as you say you don't want to spend 800 when a laptop of 500-600 will do just the same.

Preorder this.

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire...-575G-53VG

or buy this
http://slickdeals.net/f/8714915-lenovo-ideapad-500s-laptop-intel-core-i5-6200u-14-1080p-led-4gb-1tb-ac-wifi-bluetooth-backlit-keyboard-win-10-499-99-free-shipping-newegg?v=1&src=SiteSearch

or buy this
http://slickdeals.net/f/8713739-lenovo-ideapad-500-i7-6500u-15-6-1080p-8gb-ddr3-1tb-hdd-r7-m360-win-10-550-free-shipping?src=SiteSearch


Install SSD into any laptop that doesn't have one.
(cost 60-100)
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