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15.6-in Lenovo or HP Laptop (1366x768 screen resolution), i5-8250U, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HD (5400 rpm) @ Microcenter (in-store only) $429.99

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Lenovo Laptop [microcenter.com]:
  • Screen Resolution: 1366x768
  • Intel Core i5-8250U Processor 1.6GHz
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home
  • 8GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • 1TB 5,400RPM Hard Drive
  • Intel HD Graphics 620
  • DVDRW Drive
  • 4-in-1 Card Reader
  • 802.11ac Wireless
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • 15.6" HD Anti-Glare Display






HP Laptop [microcenter.com]:
  • Screen Resolution: 1366x768
  • Intel Core i5-8250U Processor 1.6GHz
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home
  • 8GB DDR4 SDRAM
  • 1TB 5,400RPM Hard Drive
  • Intel HD Graphics 620
  • Multi-format Digital Media Card Reader
  • 10/100/1000 Network
  • 1x1 802.11ac Wireless+Bluetooth
  • 15.6" HD SVA BrightView WLED-backlit Display
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5,400 RPM hard drive may kill it for some, but there have been some good deals on 2.5" SSDs for around $70 lately.
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Note: both have 1366x768 screen resolution
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Note: both have 1366x768 screen resolution
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Find me a good deal with a 1080p display and i5 8th gen around this price point than..
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Find me a good deal with a 1080p display and i5 8th gen around this price point than..
I don't need to. The screen is absolutely unacceptable. Manufacturers need to quit putting shitty 1333X768 screens in laptops and obfuscating that detail so we have to dig to find it. It's 2018 for Christ's sake. Also, screen resolution should absolutely be in the title and the listed specs on the thread so people's time isn't wasted.

https://www.laptopmag.com/article...ion-ripoff
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I don't need to. The screen is absolutely unacceptable. Manufacturers need to quit putting shitty 1333X768 screens in laptops and obfuscating that detail so we have to dig to find it. It's 2018 for Christ's sake. Also, screen resolution should absolutely be in the title and the listed specs on the thread so people's time isn't wasted.

https://www.laptopmag.com/article...ion-ripoff [laptopmag.com]
Feedback noted going forward. Updated title and listed specs on the thread. Personally, I would still consider this for a daily driver on a budget for school or future-proofing the parents with an internet-machine that will remain capable for a few years. A lot of the cheaper options seem to be something that is barely usable now.
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Feedback noted going forward. Updated title and listed specs on the thread. Personally, I would still consider this for a daily driver on a budget for school or future-proofing the parents with an internet-machine that will remain capable for a few years. A lot of the cheaper options seem to be something that is barely usable now.
There is definitely a hole in the market at the moment for something this price with a 1080 screen.

We've got the Acer here with a 7th gen i3, similar hard drive, same graphics chipset, less (but easily upgradeable) RAM, and a 1080 screen for $80 less: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...UTF8&psc=1

You'd think for something around your pricepoint we could find recent gen i5 with a 1080 screen, but we're apparently not there yet. The more I think about the specs you posted the angrier I am that the screens are so bad. These would absolutely be a great deal if not for the screen.
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Find me a good deal with a 1080p display and i5 8th gen around this price point than..
I think this is about as close as you'll get. 1080 screen for $50 more and available for shipping too...

http://www.microcenter.com/produc...r_-_Silver


Intel Core i5-8250U Processor 1.6GHz
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
8GB DDR4-2400 RAM
1TB 5,400RPM Hard Drive
Intel UHD Graphics 620
DVDRW Drive
10/100 Network
Dual Band 802.11ac Wireless+Bluetooth 4.1
15.6" Full HD Anti-Glare LED-backlit Display
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I think this is about as close as you'll get. 1080 screen for $50 more and available for shipping too...

http://www.microcenter.com/produc...r_-_Silver


Intel Core i5-8250U Processor 1.6GHz
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
8GB DDR4-2400 RAM
1TB 5,400RPM Hard Drive
Intel UHD Graphics 620
DVDRW Drive
10/100 Network
Dual Band 802.11ac Wireless+Bluetooth 4.1
15.6" Full HD Anti-Glare LED-backlit Display
Awesome, do u know the battery capacity, as in, how many whs?

Edit: Nvrmnd, got it, 42whr, looks like a pretty good deal!
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