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laptop: HP 15-dy1751ms CPU: i5-1035G1 8GB/512GB SSD 15.6 Touch Screen (Microcenter, B&M only) $379

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Microcenter is currently selling the HP 15-dy1751ms. .7" thick, 3.7 lbs, which is very good for a 15.6 screen (although it's a home model, so don't expect an aluminum case). Very fast CPU. Major downside is the 1366x768 screen (so place your bets now on who will be the first to say "768p? Pass"). Includes Bluetooth, 2xUSB 3.1 A and 1xUSB 3.1 C.

https://www.microcenter.com/singl...sku=061846
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BTW, this was $400 on black Friday.
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seems like it has a additional ram slot available as listed on crucials website. will probably add another 8gb myself.
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Very good deal for those who have external monitor to use. This is a very good deal with a good processor.

Two cons I can see:

1- 720p TN panel.
2- Non-Backlight keyboard.

Nevertheless it's a very good deal at this price point.
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Hi, Can anyone let me know if the ram is upgradable.I am looking for a laptop with RAM upgradation to 16 or 32 gb.
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This is a deal. I can't stand hp low tier laptops. I've had two become unusable within a year, but not this specific model. So I'm basically jumping in to say, if your budget is this price, that's amazing specs for the price... Things up on the price, but in this case, I do think your rolling the dice on reliability (and good luck with an HP warranty. Might consider Microcenters)
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For $100 more, you can get a better deal at cost, HP pavilion. IPS 1080p touchscreen and Backlit Keyboard. You tradeoff 512GB SSD with 256GB though.
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this is probably targeted at the group of customers who are looking for purely value for everyday usage. they do not put much importance into a backlid keyboard. i think the trade off for 512gb to 256gb is a huge turn off as i can get by with 512 but definitely not a 256gb. (upgrading to a 512 wouldnt be cheap either).
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Hi, Can anyone let me know if the ram is upgradable.I am looking for a laptop with RAM upgradation to 16 or 32 gb.
There are actually 32gb DDR4 sticks available now for both laptops (SODIMMS) and desktops (DIMMS).

example [amazon.com]

There may be a few very basic laptops whose RAM stick(s) are permanently soldered in place, but for the most part any new laptop will have at least 1 slot (and generally 2) either empty or with a removable stick.

Also note most companies still publish a "maximum memory" spec assuming 16gb sticks are the largest (e.g. a laptop with 2 slots will say it only officially supports up to 32gb of RAM), but the 32gb stick (or sticks) work fine, i.e the actual maximum memory is 64gb using two sticks such as the ones I linked above.

The laptop in this deal has 2 ram slots, and comes with a removable 8gb stick in one slot, and the other slot empty.
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There may be a few very basic laptops whose RAM stick(s) are permanently soldered in place, but for the most part any new laptop will have at least 1 slot (and generally 2) either empty or with a removable stick.
Soldered-in RAM is actually pretty common these days on thin laptops. Examples are Lenovo Yoga 7xx & 9xx, Lenovo Carbon X1, Dell XPS 13 and all Macbooks.
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Soldered-in RAM is actually pretty common these days on thin laptops. Examples are Lenovo Yoga 7xx & 9xx, Lenovo Carbon X1, Dell XPS 13 and all Macbooks.
Thanks for clarifying, yes fancy thin machines way more likely to have permanent RAM. Basic laptops rarely won't have at least 1 slot where you can install a 32gb module.
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768p? Pass!

No joke. Don't spend almost $400 on a laptop and sacrifice the most important thing for daily use. Especially with all the deals flying around now with 1080p screens at this price point and even frequently at $350. 1366x768 screens shouldn't even be getting put with laptops at this price point anymore! Deals like this just lure people into making a bad choice.
And seriously, who here who has used a nice 1080p IPS laptop and can go back to using 768p on 15.6" screen?
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No joke. Don't spend almost $400 on a laptop and sacrifice the most important thing for daily use. Especially with all the deals flying around now with 1080p screens at this price point and even frequently at $350.
Not everyone has the same requirements. While 1080p is nice to have, it's not a requirement for getting work done, or even video watching, and there's no way you'd get the performance and features that this machine offers at this price if it had a high res screen.
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Posts 768p screen everyone bitches it's 720p
Posts 1080p screen it's a TN panel not ips
Posts 1080p IPS screen its IPS like not true IPS
Posts 1080p IPS it's 60hz hard pass.
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Posts 768p screen everyone bitches it's 720p
Posts 1080p screen it's a TN panel not ips
Posts 1080p IPS screen its IPS like not true IPS
Posts 1080p IPS it's 60hz hard pass.
I want that 32" 6k 240hz screen on my 13" laptop.
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