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My day to day laptop after 7 years is slowly dying. Ive been out of the laptop deal watching games because i havent needed one. Ive been watching over the last 2-3 weeks, but obviously the 17.3 deals are much rarer. Im not a gamer, but wouldnt mind have a decent GPU, since in 5 years, it wont hurt to have it, i think.

This is the best overall deal i could find. $1099
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Pr...6834234839

ASUS VivoBook Pro 17 N705UD-EH76
17.3" Thin and Portable FHD Laptop (non-touch)
8th Gen Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8 GHz Processor
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Graphics
16 GB DDR4 RAM (upgradable)
256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD(5400)plus a empty m.2 2.5bay
802.11ac Wi-Fi
USB-C
Backlit Keyboard
Windows 10 Home

Since 95% is just business, i just want a machine that will keep up for the foreseeable future.

My question is, how overkill is this? is there a better 17.3 business laptop out there with at least 16gb, 256+1tb. Do gaming laptops have shorter life, just because of the heat. also from my research, if i wanted a touchscreen, ill pay about $200 more. I was looking to stick around $1000 give or take. Will waiting get me a better deal?

Thanks for the help!

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My day to day laptop after 7 years is slowly dying. Ive been out of the laptop deal watching games because i havent needed one. Ive been watching over the last 2-3 weeks, but obviously the 17.3 deals are much rarer. Im not a gamer, but wouldnt mind have a decent GPU, since in 5 years, it wont hurt to have it, i think.

This is the best overall deal i could find. $1099
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Pr...6834234839

ASUS VivoBook Pro 17 N705UD-EH76
17.3" Thin and Portable FHD Laptop (non-touch)
8th Gen Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8 GHz Processor
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Graphics
16 GB DDR4 RAM (upgradable)
256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD(5400)plus a empty m.2 2.5bay
802.11ac Wi-Fi
USB-C
Backlit Keyboard
Windows 10 Home

Since 95% is just business, i just want a machine that will keep up for the foreseeable future.

My question is, how overkill is this? is there a better 17.3 business laptop out there with at least 16gb, 256+1tb. Do gaming laptops have shorter life, just because of the heat. also from my research, if i wanted a touchscreen, ill pay about $200 more. I was looking to stick around $1000 give or take. Will waiting get me a better deal?

Thanks for the help!

Go to the Dell Outlet and pick up one of the Dell Inspiron 17" 5000 series. When combined with a coupon code off and whatever portal discount you want to use, you should be able to get a solid machine for well under $1000.

That said, the 17" requirement precludes getting the some of the 15" models which can be had with an HQ processor (either i5 or i7) and for well under $1000 as well. And it is a better laptop imo depending on the options selected.

As for the Asus, I consider Asus to be the QC black hole and I never recommend an Asus to anyone who asks me.



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The eighth generation processor that is used in the op is actually just as powerful as the older hq 7th gen processors.....
I would stay away from the systems with dedicated graphics you have no need for it and intel integrated graphics is great for your intended use.
The best deals can be had by buying a system with no ssd then installing your own larger ssd...
There are plenty of 17" i7-8550U 8th gen processor systems for 600 even when not on sale...if you search you can get a much better deal. Costco has some starting at 600 (then figure 150 for a 500gb ssd)...if you dont mind a matte anti glare screen, hp probook 470 g5 with the i7-8550U is something to look at...
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thanks for the suggestions. i had done some research, and i looked at each of the ideas above. The dell outlet doesnt really have the exact scenario im looking for. the closest one was $960 for a scratch and dent PLUS coupons=$800ish. ive had bad dealing with dell over the years, so i would for sure buy an extended warranty, so basically $1000.

and the other suggestions, costcos lower based models do not seem to have extra slots for the dual items, and the ones that do to get the 16gb 256+1tb, seem close to $1000. the probook g5 seems nice, but around $1100 also.

But at costso, the Acer helios 300 and the HP ENVY 17t-u2?? touch are around $1100.

so it appears that these stats will not get horribly cheaper. unless i hit that great 17" sale, and piece the other upgrades. my guess it will cost me $850 best case scenario. am i horribly off in this assumption?
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thanks for the suggestions. i had done some research, and i looked at each of the ideas above. The dell outlet doesnt really have the exact scenario im looking for. the closest one was $960 for a scratch and dent PLUS coupons=$800ish. ive had bad dealing with dell over the years, so i would for sure buy an extended warranty, so basically $1000.

and the other suggestions, costcos lower based models do not seem to have extra slots for the dual items, and the ones that do to get the 16gb 256+1tb, seem close to $1000. the probook g5 seems nice, but around $1100 also.

But at costso, the Acer helios 300 and the HP ENVY 17t-u2?? touch are around $1100.

so it appears that these stats will not get horribly cheaper. unless i hit that great 17" sale, and piece the other upgrades. my guess it will cost me $850 best case scenario. am i horribly off in this assumption?
First off, I have bought many machines from the Dell Outlet without issue. Once I had a hard drive fail in the first month, but they replaced that under warranty. Anyone can get a lemon and they come with a full one year warranty standard. Add in if you purchase on a CC with extended warranty protection that will double. Just make sure you check with your CC policies on such first to make sure they cover electronics\computers. So there is no need to pay extra for one of their rip-off extended warranties. Extended warranties on electronics are generally a rip-off imo. That said, ASUS and their horrible QC is the one you should be worried about the thing breaking.

Secondly, as was noted already, buying one from a manufacturer with an SSD built in is more costly than buying the SSD separately and doing that yourself.
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Dell outlet has this system for
System Identifier: 010MZ358 622.00 with 2 years of onsite service.

Everyone has great and horror stories from all MFG. I have had good and bad from Dell, however I have never had an issue with onsite support from Dell, or any other MFG for that matter. Some parts have been backordered. When I had a server that Dell replaced the motherboard on and it still had issues, they sent me a new server.

With 2 years of onsite support you will be covered. I would not worry about the GPU at this point.

5 years is the life of a laptop.
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Dell outlet has this system for
System Identifier: 010MZ358 622.00 with 2 years of onsite service.

Everyone has great and horror stories from all MFG. I have had good and bad from Dell, however I have never had an issue with onsite support from Dell, or any other MFG for that matter. Some parts have been backordered. When I had a server that Dell replaced the motherboard on and it still had issues, they sent me a new server.

With 2 years of onsite support you will be covered. I would not worry about the GPU at this point.

5 years is the life of a laptop.
thank you! please forgive my ignorance, but i tried everything to search for that identifier and its not recognizing any computer. there must be a trick, apparently im not smart. Smilie
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This is the model dell outlet home


Inspiron 17" 5000 (5767)

Processor: Intel Core 7th Generation i5-7200U Processor (Dual Core, up to 3.10 GHz, 3M Cache, 7.5W)
Windows 10 Home 64bit English
1TB SATA3 512e 2.5inch 5.4K RPM Hard Drive
8GB DDR4 Non-ECC SDRAM 2400MHz (1x8GB)
17.3 Inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED Backlit Display
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Inspiron 17" 5000 (5767)

Processor: Intel Core 7th Generation i5-7200U Processor (Dual Core, up to 3.10 GHz, 3M Cache, 7.5W)
Windows 10 Home 64bit English
1TB SATA3 512e 2.5inch 5.4K RPM Hard Drive
8GB DDR4 Non-ECC SDRAM 2400MHz (1x8GB)
17.3 Inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED Backlit Display
thanks. from what i do, i need a quad core. but every bit of this kind of knowledge helps me to make sure im not too off the mark.
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Core i5 will work fine go to best buy or costco and try one of the machines, you will want to add more ram, and a SSD to really get the best bang for the buck
I use a dual core i7 for most of my computing never have and issue with things being slow using chrome I have 10 tabs, Outlook running, 7 tabs in Firefox as well as running a Teamviewer session.

This is my system Dell XPS 1810
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3537U CPU @ 2.00GHz, 2001 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s).
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Core i5 will work fine go to best buy or costco and try one of the machines, you will want to add more ram, and a SSD to really get the best bang for the buck
I use a dual core i7 for most of my computing never have and issue with things being slow using chrome I have 10 tabs, Outlook running, 7 tabs in Firefox as well as running a Teamviewer session.

This is my system Dell XPS 1810
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3537U CPU @ 2.00GHz, 2001 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s).
With 8GB of RAM
currently i have firefox open with 28 tabs, i have chrome open with 9 tabs, i have outlook running with a 50gb pst file, i have 3 paint programs open, and i use 2 cad programs on a reg basis, plus some coding tools open. i have dual core now and i hate it. granted its 7 years old. so anything will be better than i have now, but i know me, and i have the option of a quad today, and i should take it. Smilie
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currently i have firefox open with 28 tabs, i have chrome open with 9 tabs, i have outlook running with a 50gb pst file, i have 3 paint programs open, and i use 2 cad programs on a reg basis, plus some coding tools open. i have dual core now and i hate it. granted its 7 years old. so anything will be better than i have now, but i know me, and i have the option of a quad today, and i should take it. Smilie
a 50gb outlook PST is just waiting to go corrupt on you.
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a 50gb outlook PST is just waiting to go corrupt on you.
yes. am aware its not a good thing. Im breaking it up, etc, just waiting for a spare 24-48hours to run the compactor/reindexer. (or wait for a newer faster computer) Smilie
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