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Looking for Laptop (i5-i7 8th gen, 16gb RAM, 14-15.6", FHD, SSD/1TB)

11 10 February 24, 2018 at 10:59 AM
Hey everyone! Smilie

I'm a Software Engineer, and I've been wanting to replace a laptop I bought in 2013 by something new. I currently own a Toshiba P70 (256gb SSD + 1TB), 16GB RAM, i7-4700, 1920x1080 FHD, 17.3" (battery died), NVIDIA GT 740M.



Right now I'm using both Windows and Linux, and I'd like a laptop with the following features:

- 14 or 15" (and 1920x1080).
- A good CPU (i5-8250 or better)
- 256 SSD (or 1TB if it is cheaper, as long as I can replace the hard drive and use an SSD I have, or add a 2nd one)
- 16GB RAM (or 8GB and be able to add a 2nd one, if it is a good deal)
- Backlight keyboard
- And one of the most important things... I want the battery to last. I'm not expecting many many hours, but all my previous laptops didn't last more than 1 hour :/ that's why I don't want any dedicated GPU, etc.

- I plan to take the laptop with me every day to work, so it won't be a desktop replacement.
- I don't plan to play any games on it.
- I don't mind buying it online
- I don't necessarily need an optical drive
- My budget: Any price, as long as it is a good deal.
- How soon I need it: I'm not in a rush, but I wouldn't want to wait 4-5 months


Extra info: I'm using the laptop + two displays (HDMI + VGA) but I hardly see a laptop with VGA these days, so I guess I'll have to buy some kind of USB videocard to convert USB -> HDMI.

I have Slickdeals's alerts on, and I liked this one, but when I was gonna buy it, the deal had expired: https://slickdeals.net/f/11292075-dell-inspiron-15-7000-laptop-i7-8550u-15-6-8gb-ddr4-256gb-ssd-550-free-shipping?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1

Thanks in advance! Smilie

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