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2 laptops, need to choose one, your opinion

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#1 user9931


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 04:50 PM

Hi, I'm a student and I don't have a big budget. 
I need to buy some laptop urgently as I'm learning web programming and I love to play games, but dekstop are not a option because of portability.
Because I have a small budget, I decided that I want to take the risk and buy a used laptop with better configuration, than a new laptop with poorer configuration.
I found these two laptops in my area and want to hear your opinions.

Laptop 1
Model: HP Elitebook 8560W Workstation
Processor: Intel Core I7-2630QM (2-gen) 2.20 GHZ
RAM: 16 GB ddr3
GPU: Nvidia Quadro 2000M 2GB
Display: 15.6" LED wide screen resolution 1600 x 900 HD+
Price: 435$

Laptop 2
Model: HP Probook 450 G1
Processor: Intel Core I7-4702MQ (4-gen) 2.20 GHZ
RAM: 16 GB ddr3
HDD: 1000 GB Sata
GPU: Intel HD Grafics 4600 +AMD Radeon HD 8750M 2 GB
Display: 15.6" SLIM LED wide screen resolution 1366 x 768 HD
Price: 480$

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#2 Daydreamed


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 04:59 PM

Hello user9931!  :welcome: to Bleeping Computer!


Is there a specific game(s) or program you need/want to use?

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 05:29 PM

At face value, the second. The only significantly better part of the former is the SSD. You could always get the second one and buy a better sized SSD later on should you need it.


Of course, depends entirely on what you are using it for. There isn't much in it, though.


EDIT: Didn't notice the resolution difference on the first one too...

Edited by Ziltoid, 18 February 2017 - 05:30 PM.

#4 alexoler


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 07:16 AM

Since you are a college student i would go with the second one you dont need fast storage you need alot of storage

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 08:45 AM

If you have no other choice than these two, then the second. If you have some other choice also, then neither of them.

SSD You can buy always later, if it is necessary.

Edited by zainmax, 03 April 2017 - 08:48 AM.

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 09:29 AM

Add to your choice an affordable reliable backup/restore external media, along with Macrium Reflect or anything similar -- your web programming work will then have routine backups.

"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.


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Clone or Image often! Backup... -- RockE (WSL)

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