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$600 budget 3 laptops and little clue


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#1 JessYess

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 10:00 PM

Hello! New member here seeking for some much needed advice on purchasing a laptop.

I don't do anything other than some work, a lot of browsing with a lot of windows open, and some rare editing. 

 

If none of these look great, please do let me know what you think might be a better choice.

I'm also open to preowned and refurbishes. I would Ideally like something around 14-15"

 

I chose these three because I like the brains/looks combo of the Asus' and the HP refurb seems really nice for the price.

Thanks in advance!

 

Refurbished HP Ultrabook EliteBook $500

256 GB
720p
2.00 GHz
Intel Core i7
16 GB
Windows 10
LED Backlight, HD Display
 
 
Asus 15.6" HD $600 Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5GHz 256GB SSD 8GB RAM Windows 10

 

 

ASUS VivoBook Flip 13.3" $600 13.3"  
Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz (Turbo up to 2.8GHz)
Intel HD 520 Graphics
6 GB Memory
256 GB SSD
13.3" LED, 200nits, FHD 1920x1080 Touchscreen
1xMicro HDMI / 1xUSB 2.0 / 2xUSB 3.0 / 1xType C
Windows 10
 
Thanks and I hope i've provided enough detail
 

 



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#2 JessYess

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 10:06 PM

Also, do I need something larger than 4gb of memory? 



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Posted 04 April 2017 - 10:47 PM

...a lot of browsing with a lot of windows open...

 
 

Also, do I need something larger than 4gb of memory?


How many windows open when you say "a lot"? 10? 20? 30? More?

I ask because generally when browsing, the more windows you have open, the more RAM you will want. If you are talking 20 or so browsing windows open plus other apps running, then I would likely suggest at least 8 GB.

I don't have any comments on the specific machines you listed as I don't tend to comment on products unless I have actually used them. My one comment is to ask if the refurbished machine comes with any sort of warranty, preferably one that is more than say 30 days (which can be the case with many refurbished computers by "third party sellers"). This will depend on who is selling it.

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 10:55 PM

thank you!



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 03:20 AM

If those are your 3 Choices , i would suggest the - Asus 15.6" HD $600 Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5GHz 256GB SSD 8GB RAM Windows 10.

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 09:11 AM

Choose the lightest laptop and forget about all the other specs just make sure yours has 8GB or can be upgradeable to 4GB, this way you would get the best bang for your buck since all you'll be doing is multitasking and basic computing tasks.

 

But I am sure there are better choices out there. This is really a good option and only around 400 bucks: https://www.amazon.com/VivoBook-R416SA-EH21-Quad-Core-Windows-Metallic/dp/B01LWY7U8G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492005965&sr=8-1&keywords=asus+vivobook+14

 

Unfortunately the RAM can't be upgraded, otherwise it would have been the ultimate budget laptop. 600 bucks is a lot of money to be wasted on heavy laptops with just basic multitasking in mind.

 

Look for more lightweight options imo. If not the ASUS is your best choice (the one you found).






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