Which laptop would you recommend to me?

-the most I would want to spend is $700

-i'd do some gaming on it, but not a lot

-I'd like to practice doing some programming on it

-I want a screen 14 inches or larger

-other things I care about: speed, I prefer a lighter laptop, screen quality

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  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    5 months ago
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    China tariffs have raised laptop pricing a bit.

    CPU speed here

    https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php

    Gaming Performance here

    /www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-Games-on-Laptop-Graphics-Cards.13849.0.html

    15.6" Full HD 1920x1080, but you would have to find reviews that discuss LCD quality

    Shipped and sold by ANTONLINE but may not actually be available or may not be new. Price is very low for the specifications.

    $630+tax

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Dell-G5-15-Gaming-Lapto...

    Dell G5 15 Gaming Laptop, 15.6”, Intel® Core™ i5-8300H, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 4GB, 1 TB HDD Hybrid + 8G Cache, 8GB RAM, G5587-5543BLK-PCA Walmart # 571753601

    Stronger CPU sold directly by Walmart is a great price at $649

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/NVIDIA-HDD-Aspire-GTX-W...

    Acer Aspire 7 A715-72G-79BH, 15.6" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, HDMI 2.0, Fingerprint Reader, Windows Hello Walmart # 575703289

    $680 at Best Buy

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/acer-nitro-5-15-6-gam...

    Acer - Nitro 5 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Intel i5-9300H - 8GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 - 256GB Solid State Drive - Black

    $704 at Dell. i5-9300H Windows 10 Home 64-bit English NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 3GB GDDR5 8GB 2x4GB DDR4 2400MHz 1TB 5400 rpm Hybrid Hard Drive with 8GB Cache

    https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/gaming-and-games/n...

    $729 at BH Photo could save sales tax on an i5-8300H similar

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1443699-REG...

    $730 at Amazon

    https://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-Gaming-Windows-...

    HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop,15.6" FHD IPS, Intel 8th Gen i5+8300H, NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti 4GB, 8GB RAM, 16GB Intel Optane Memory, 1TB HDD, Narrow border design, Windows 10 Home (15-cx0020nr,Black)

    The exact thickness, weight, battery life varies and hours is a bad spec

    i5-8300H score 9486. i5-9300H score 9735. i7-8750H score 12444

    GTX 1050 gaming rank 123 (lower rank better). 4GB or 3GB Video memory should not make a difference

    GTX 1050 TI gaming rank 103

    Hard drives vary, but Solid state drives are better and laptop could have a space to add an HDD spinning drive later or additional SSD. Intel Optane memory works with the Hard Drive to improve performance. It is not user accessible.

    Dell G5 and G3 is 1 inch thick and 2.61kg (5.76lb)

    Acer Aspire 7 is 0.9" and 5.29 lb

    Acer Nitro 5 is 1.1" and 5.95 lbs

    HP is 1 inch and 5.2 pounds

    If you want reduced gaming performance you can get lighter weight and thinner and lower prices.

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    • A.J.
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      I worked for IBM+Lenovo in Thinkpads Procurement Engineering, and do know a lot about laptops. These above are not manufactured by the brand selling them. Both Acers do get decent reviews. Trump tariffs bumped all laptop prices by about 15% compared with 5 months ago.

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  • - M -
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    I'd recommend at the very LEAST a nvidia gtx 1060 for gaming and such

    check this asus...

    https://www.amazon.com/IPS-level-i5-8300H-Processo...

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