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Pretty good price for i7, no? Thoughts on this laptop overall for general everyday basic use.
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Pretty good price for i7, no? Thoughts on this laptop overall for general everyday basic use.
Meh. Depends on what you need it for. It is not a gamer.

The screen resolution is low, but for a 15.6" its really not a problem. In fact, older people (over 40) usually change the resolution and/or sizing to make the stuff on screen larger, to emulate this resolution.

Issues I see with a quick look:
6 GB max memory is an issue.(not expandable)
Its an i7, but a dual core (cheaper model)... some I5's might be equivalent.
No backlit keyboard if that matters to you.
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Meh. Depends on what you need it for. It is not a gamer.

The screen resolution is low, but for a 15.6" its really not a problem. In fact, older people (over 40) usually change the resolution and/or sizing to make the stuff on screen larger, to emulate this resolution.

Issues I see with a quick look:
6 GB max memory is an issue.(not expandable)
Its an i7, but a dual core (cheaper model)... some I5's might be equivalent.
No backlit keyboard if that matters to you.
Thank you for sharing. Not at the age yet 👍 screen resolution not too big of a deal, but before I eat my words I think I need to scale back my current laptop's resolution for a trial run. Not a gamer. Really basic needs actually and may sound extremely easy to meet. Just casual use. Web, office use, email, seamless smooth and fast program, multitask etc. I'm thinking Ram and a SSD are what I need to focus on? Not sure how important processor i5 i7 8500 -7200 etc is in relation. To your point, I may be able to get away with dual core, but I don't want to end up where I am now (looking/needing to upgrade) sooner than I'd hope to.
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Thank you for sharing. Not at the age yet 👍 screen resolution not too big of a deal, but before I eat my words I think I need to scale back my current laptop's resolution for a trial run. Not a gamer. Really basic needs actually and may sound extremely easy to meet. Just casual use. Web, office use, email, seamless smooth and fast program, multitask etc. I'm thinking Ram and a SSD are what I need to focus on? Not sure how important processor i5 i7 8500 -7200 etc is in relation. To your point, I may be able to get away with dual core, but I don't want to end up where I am now (looking/needing to upgrade) sooner than I'd hope to.
You have a lot of flexibility based on your needs.

RAM is the first thing I would recommend you look at. The more you have, basically the more programs you will be able to run simultaneously. I would not run a PC that has less than 8GB nowadays, and I would make sure that it can be expanded to at least 16GB for some type of longevity.

Usually, look for at least two slots with a min capability of 8GB each. If the computer is a good deal and it only has 4GB, but can expand to 16GB, price the memory on Amazon because its not that expensive and usually easy to add later.

Second would be the processor (not the hard drive). Probably shouldn't go with anything under an i5, but you really should check what the rest of the part number is. Some i3's are equal to i5's and some i5's are equal to i7's.

The best way to compare is by going to notebookcheck.net and look at the surrounding CPU's for reference. As an example, here is the page for the i7-7500u processor.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Int...205.0.html

If you go to the right side and down to the bottom, it will show you "Surrounding CPU's"... you can see that the i7-7500u is below the i5-7267u as an example.

Third is the screen, but not necessarily the resolution. There are many variables... many of which are personal preferences. Mine are brightness (old eyes and like to be able to see it in bright room) and matte finish. Some screens, like IPS, have wider viewing angles, which is more important if people will gather around the screen.

Fourth would be heat for a laptop... I never get one that runs hot since they don't last. This is hard to tell this unless you read a review on the specific model, since the cooling system of each is unique.

After that, the features are kind of self explanatory, like a lighted keyboard, ports, keyboard feel, etc.

Note that:
a) A dedicated graphic card is really only required for gamers or those with specific tasks in mind like video editing/Matlab programs/finite element analysis/etc.

b) A solid state drive is great, but not required. With sufficient RAM, even a 5400 RPM drive will be fine, and you can always upgrade later.

Good Luck!
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You have a lot of flexibility based on your needs.

RAM is the first thing I would recommend you look at. The more you have, basically the more programs you will be able to run simultaneously. I would not run a PC that has less than 8GB nowadays, and I would make sure that it can be expanded to at least 16GB for some type of longevity.

Usually, look for at least two slots with a min capability of 8GB each. If the computer is a good deal and it only has 4GB, but can expand to 16GB, price the memory on Amazon because its not that expensive and usually easy to add later.

Second would be the processor (not the hard drive). Probably shouldn't go with anything under an i5, but you really should check what the rest of the part number is. Some i3's are equal to i5's and some i5's are equal to i7's.

The best way to compare is by going to notebookcheck.net and look at the surrounding CPU's for reference. As an example, here is the page for the i7-7500u processor.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Int...205.0.html

If you go to the right side and down to the bottom, it will show you "Surrounding CPU's"... you can see that the i7-7500u is below the i5-7267u as an example.

Third is the screen, but not necessarily the resolution. There are many variables... many of which are personal preferences. Mine are brightness (old eyes and like to be able to see it in bright room) and matte finish. Some screens, like IPS, have wider viewing angles, which is more important if people will gather around the screen.

Fourth would be heat for a laptop... I never get one that runs hot since they don't last. This is hard to tell this unless you read a review on the specific model, since the cooling system of each is unique.

After that, the features are kind of self explanatory, like a lighted keyboard, ports, keyboard feel, etc.

Note that:
a) A dedicated graphic card is really only required for gamers or those with specific tasks in mind like video editing/Matlab programs/finite element analysis/etc.

b) A solid state drive is great, but not required. With sufficient RAM, even a 5400 RPM drive will be fine, and you can always upgrade later.

Good Luck!
Post of the year! Thank you very much for taking the time to reply at the length that you did. Very much appreciated.
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Post of the year! Thank you very much for taking the time to reply at the length that you did. Very much appreciated.
My pleasure. Best of luck!
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