Laptop or Desktop?
My budget for the new computer is:
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
Photo and video editing and multitasking.
What software do you intend on using on the computer?
Picasa, Windows Movie Maker, and Google Chrome
Do you play games? If so, what type of games?
Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it?
Alot of programs at the same time.
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
Will you be overclocking?
Location for online shopping/shipment/prices?
How many monitors are you planning to use?
Do you need peripherals? OS?
15.6 inch 1080p screen on the laptop. Any Windows OS.
Any particular reason why you are upgrading?
Other Laptop broke.
I am currently looking at a Lenovo Z51 with these specifications: Processor: 5th Generation Intel Core i7-5500U Processor (2.40GHz 1600MHz 4MB) Operating system: Windows 8.1 64 Display: 15.6" FHD LED Anti-Glare (1920x1080) Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 M375 2GB Memory: 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600 MHz Hard Drive: Hybrid 1TB 5400 RPM+8GB SSHD Optical Drive: DVD Recordable.
I am also looking at an HP Envy 15t with the following specifications: 15.6-inch diagonal Full HD WLED-backlit Display (1920x1080), Intel 802.11ac WLAN and Bluetooth® [1x1], 1TB 5400 rpm Hybrid Hard Drive, SuperMulti DVD burner, Backlit Keyboard, HP TrueVision HD Webcam with Dual Digital Microphone,Fingerprint Reader, 3-cell 55.5WHr Lithium-ion Battery, HP Laptop, Security Software Trial, 5th Gen Intel® Core i7-5500U Dual Core Processor +NVIDIA GeForce 940M 2GB Discrete Graphics, Windows 8.1 64, No Additional Office Software, HP ENVY - 15t Laptop, and 8GB DDR3L - 1 DIMM.
I feel more comfortable with HP because I have dealt with there technical support before and it was great. The reason I have not bought the HP yet is because it is $150 more then the Lenovo ($699). I have tried to negotiate with HP all afternoon and all I get is "the computer is on sale, all I can give you is $20 off", so I was wondering if anyone had tips on dealing with them? Also, I was wondering if this is overkill for what I am doing with my laptop. Thanks.