Solved Shopping Laptops w/win11, what's popular?


Goldengirl52

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Hi All,
Wanting to buy a laptop and I'm ready to try Windows 11. I scrolled around but didn't see a "review" type thread but may have missed it. Also, I like to play puzzle-type games but not the multi-player games so I want good graphics. I play The Room series, and now trying out House of DaVinci and it is such a dark screened game, I can't get my PC monitor bright enough in some parts of the game.

Long story short, I just want a laptop, at least 15", the best specs I can buy, which will be under 1000, but I could go up to 1200. I'd love to hear from some folks that have a laptop they love, and can give me some ideas. I've seen a few of the googled "Best laptops" search results, but like to hear some personal experience, or what you would buy if you were in the market :wink:

Thank you in advance for any help/feedback :)
 

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Welcome to the forum. I can't suggest any particular laptop because I don't use them, but there are quite a few here who have recently purchased new ones so someone will chime in. For the way you describe your computer usage, I will give you my opinion on certain specs though. SSD of course, at least 16 gb ram is way better than the normal 8 gb the low budget laptops seem to have. IMO the sweet spot for cpu in laptops so you're able to manage the heat they generate is Intel i5 or AMD Ryzen 5. Of couse the i7 and Ryzen 7 are a tad faster, but they can run hot. You should be able to get a good laptop if you have a $1000 budget.

Many laptops these days come with dual graphics. The first GPU is an integrated GPU that is usually provided for normal computer usage, which does not need heavy graphical processing. The second GPU is usually a dedicated GPU that is automatically activated when heavy graphics come into play. Switchable graphics allows a low power consumption integrated GPU and high performance dedicated GPU to be combined so you have the ability to switch between them, sacrificing either performance or battery life as per your requirements. However, Laptops with dual graphics cost more.
 
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Goldengirl52

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Welcome to the forum. I can't suggest any particular laptop because I don't use them, but there are quite a few here who have recently purchased new ones so someone will chime in. For the way you describe your computer usage, I will give you my opinion on certain specs though. SSD of course, at least 16 gb ram is way better than the normal 8 gb the low budget laptops seem to have. IMO the sweet spot for cpu in laptops so you're able to manage the heat they generate is Intel i5 or AMD Ryzen 5. Of couse the i7 and Ryzen 7 are a tad faster, but they can run hot. You should be able to get a good laptop if you have a $1000 budget.

Many laptops these days come with dual graphics. The first GPU is an integrated GPU that is usually provided for normal computer usage, which does not need heavy graphical processing. The second GPU is usually a dedicated GPU that is automatically activated when heavy graphics come into play. Switchable graphics allows a low power consumption integrated GPU and high performance dedicated GPU to be combined so you have the ability to switch between them, sacrificing either performance or battery life as per your requirements. However, Laptops with dual graphics cost more.
Thank you much! I appreciate your reply, especially about the dual GPU! But all info will be helpful :wink:
 

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Long story short, I just want a laptop, at least 15", the best specs I can buy, which will be under 1000, but I could go up to 1200. I'd love to hear from some folks that have a laptop they love, and can give me some ideas. I've seen a few of the googled "Best laptops" search results, but like to hear some personal experience, or what you would buy if you were in the market
You may want to check out the new MS Surface 4 Laptops in the 15" size. I have a Surface Laptop 3 (13.5", i7CPU and 16GB RAM) as my mobile PC and love it. Sleek, lightweight and good performance though top specs will get pricy.


 

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You might want to check out some of the notebook/laptop review sites to see what they recommend. I've had good luck with NotebookCheck.net myself, where you'll find the following potentially informative and possibly helpful lists:

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HTH,
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You may want to check out the new MS Surface 4 Laptops in the 15" size. I have a Surface Laptop 3 (13.5", i7CPU and 16GB RAM) as my mobile PC and love it. Sleek, lightweight and good performance though top specs will get pricy.


That sounds familiar, but I'll look again to make sure I viewed them! Thank you Franco!!
 

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So far this a.m., I'm liking the one below. It's a 17.6" but I don't carry my laptop anywhere unless I go on the "rare" trip for a couple of days. I initially wanted one like this because I'd bought a very similar one and ended up sending it to my sister because she "needed" it worse than I did. I've got a pretty good desktop, but want something comfy on my lap. I use the little TV tray that's a perfect size for anything up to 17 inch. I can kick back in my recliner and use it instead of sitting up at my desk just to use the PC :wink:

Here's the one I think I'll get, feedback welcome:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09QTQ65HD?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
 

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If you can afford the extra $200, and you want this unit -- I've used many HP laptops over the years, some of which have been great, others not so much -- go ahead and get the 32GB RAM and 1 TB SSD. It's not a big price increase for a double the RAM and storage. Good luck, and have fun.
--Ed--
 

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I am over the moon with My Alienware, never had any problems with it (other than ones I create myself)
 

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I am over the moon with My Alienware, never had any problems with it (other than ones I create myself)
Same here with my Alienware 17" m17 R3 but mine is basically a desktop replacement for me as it's to big and heavy to use as a mobile lol. Also Alienwares are high spec gaming machines with high prices to match and I still find the Dell/Alienware software to be pretty buggy.
 

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I am over the moon with My Alienware, never had any problems with it (other than ones I create myself)
I did see that one, really stood out :wink: Glad you love yours, and ditto on "other than ones I create myself' LOL! Knock on wood, so far I haven't got a PC/laptop I didn't like. Only the Chromebook 3 I have, but even it has it's uses, especially when I've caused one of those "created myself" issues :wink:
 

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I would prefer ordering from a mfg factory website, as warranties and help are assured. Also, in some cases you can customize depending on model selection.

The one you have chosen, ships from Galaxy Express. Are they an HP authorized retailer? Warranty issue? If something goes wrong?

Just my thoughts buying from 3rd party. Price looks good, is it a refurbished item? I don't think I would want them to open it up for your designated RAM selection. Galaxy Express sells all kinds of things.

Good luck with wherever you decide to purchase.
 

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I did see that one, really stood out :wink: Glad you love yours, and ditto on "other than ones I create myself' LOL! Knock on wood, so far I haven't got a PC/laptop I didn't like. Only the Chromebook 3 I have, but even it has it's uses, especially when I've caused one of those "created myself" issues :wink:
A lot of people knock certain makes/machines but if you notice the way they are used, upgraded through many different OS, full of hacks and tweaks and cleaned so many times they have deleted needed files or restored back and lost things that way. mine has been updated through windows update from 10 to 11 and a few tweaks, cleaned and backup regularly
 

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Same here with my Alienware 17" m17 R3 but mine is basically a desktop replacement for me as it's to big and heavy to use as a mobile lol. Also Alienwares are high spec gaming machines with high prices to match and I still find the Dell/Alienware software to be pretty buggy.
Mine is a Laptop, it's the Area 51M R2 and it's spot on see system one specs
 

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    32GB
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    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
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    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
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would prefer ordering from a mfg factory website, as warranties and help are assured. Also, in some cases you can customize depending on model selection.
Agree for expensive gaming machines. I did that with my Alienware for that reason and since I wanted to pick and choose every option. I ordered my little Surface Laptop from Amazon though and never had a problem with it.
 
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    Alienware M17 R3
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    Intel Core i7-10750H (Comet Lake)
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    Alienware
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    32GB DDR4
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 and Intel UHD Graphics
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    Realtek ALC3281-CG
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    17"
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    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Micron 2300 NVMe 1TB
    PC SN530 NVMe WDC 512GB
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    Logitech MX Master 3
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    50mbps
    Browser
    Vivaldi and Firefox
    Antivirus
    MS Defender and Malwarebytes Free
  • Operating System
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    Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-1065G7 (Ice Lake)
    Motherboard
    Microsoft Corp.
    Memory
    16GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus Graphics
    Sound Card
    Omnisonic Speakers with Dolby Audio
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    13.5” PixelSense Touchscreen Display
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    2256x1504
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    Toshiba Memory 512GB
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Mine is a Laptop, it's the Area 51M R2 and it's spot on see system one specs
Yeah it's a nice machine, I looked at the 51 also. I just find a 17" to large to lug around as a mobile PC for me personally though some don't mind it. I got mine cause the large 4K screen makes it a compact desktop machine for me that doesn't take up a lot of space and has plenty of power. It also looks cool lol.
 

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    Alienware M17 R3
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    Intel Core i7-10750H (Comet Lake)
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    Alienware
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    32GB DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 and Intel UHD Graphics
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    Realtek ALC3281-CG
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    17"
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    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Micron 2300 NVMe 1TB
    PC SN530 NVMe WDC 512GB
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    Logitech MX Master 3
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    50mbps
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    Vivaldi and Firefox
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    MS Defender and Malwarebytes Free
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    Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
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    Intel Core i7-1065G7 (Ice Lake)
    Motherboard
    Microsoft Corp.
    Memory
    16GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus Graphics
    Sound Card
    Omnisonic Speakers with Dolby Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.5” PixelSense Touchscreen Display
    Screen Resolution
    2256x1504
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    50 mbps
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HP's website has several day to day type i5 and 7' machines, that can be customized for every day use, rather in expensively. Some sales going on right now. Just saying.
 

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  • OS
    Win 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pravilion 15t-eg000
    CPU
    Intel i5
    Memory
    12GB SSD
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtech
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" BrightView Touch
    Screen Resolution
    1980X1080
    Hard Drives
    512 SSD
    Case
    Silver Plastic
    Cooling
    Internal Fan
    Keyboard
    Numeric w Backlit
    Mouse
    Logitech G602
    Internet Speed
    70-95 Mbps DSL
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge + Bing
    Antivirus
    Win Defender+Free Avast
    Other Info
    Corel WordPerfect 2021
    Canon TR-8520
    LG DVD/CD Player/Writer
    JBL Headphone E45BT

The-Hive

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@FrancoDT I use mine as a desktop, as you say it's very heavy and needs 2 wackin' great power supplies
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
    D: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi Network Adaptor
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
    Tobii Eye Tracker
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    2GB External drive
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

obelix

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When buying a laptop, the most important thing is what it will be used for office, games or something else. Take a look and study the configuration of the laptop itself 1. that it has an m2 NVME disk of approximately 250 GB 2. that it has another disk at least 1TB HDD or SSD, 3. the processor is important INTEL or AMD, 4. memory 8GB DDR4 expandable up to 16GB (more is better). Prices for such models range from $ 800 to $ 1,300
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win11 PRO
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    AsRock
    CPU
    Ryzen Threadripper 1920x
    Motherboard
    AsRock Fatal1ty
    Memory
    Hyperx 32GB 3600Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GeForce TURBO RTX 2080Ti 11GB
    Sound Card
    matheboard and Logitech G933 Gaming Headset
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS 28"
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    ssd m2 970, 960, ssd 840 EVO 1TB, 4 x 4TB HDD
    PSU
    corsair 1200W
    Case
    big tower
    Cooling
    corsair H150IPro
    Keyboard
    logitech k800
    Mouse
    logitech G603
    Internet Speed
    download 200 Mbps upload 100 Mbps
    Browser
    Maxthon
    Antivirus
    avira

Winuser

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If you live anywhere near a Micro Center check out their PowerSpec desktops or their refurbished laptops. I have alaways been satisfied with the price and quality they offer.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Dev
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy x360 15-ds1083cl
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 2.0GHZ
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    PCIe NVMe M.2 512GB
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
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