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Old 10-07-2019, 10:54 AM   #1
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Recommendation for large screen laptop but don't need high specs

I want to buy a 15" laptop for general web browsing & watching streaming dramas so don't need high specs. Good battery life is more important.

Any recommendations?
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Old 10-07-2019, 03:11 PM   #2
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I want to buy a 15" laptop for general web browsing & watching streaming dramas so don't need high specs. Good battery life is more important.

Any recommendations?
https://store.hp.com/sg-en/default/h...x-5jl38pa.html
At $1149

Intel® Core™ i5-8265U Processor (1.6 GHz base frequency, up to 3.9 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, 6 MB cache, 4 cores)
Windows 10 Home 64
1 TB 5400 rpm SATA
16 GB PCIe® NVMe™ Intel® Optane™ Memory for storage acceleration
8 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM (1 x 8 GB)
15.6" diagonal FHD IPS BrightView micro-edge WLED-backlit (1920 x 1080)
NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 (2 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
Bang & Olufsen, dual speakers, HP Audio Boost
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:38 PM   #3
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Latitude 5590 from online Dell Outlet SG

i5 8250U
8GB RAM
512GB NVME SSD
1080p
Win 10 Pro

Onboard graphics, but no Optane nonsense like the HP above. Plus 3 years onsite warranty.

https://www.dell.com/en-sg/outlet/Pr...prdid=&seg=DFB
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Old 11-07-2019, 06:14 PM   #4
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I think Acer Aspire E15 would be more than enough if the purpose of the laptop is just for light use. The price points is low as well, in fact it is a budget laptop, so I believe it should serve you well.

CPU: 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-8250U (6MB cache, up to 3.4GHz)
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce MX150 (2GB GDDR5 VRAM); Intel UHD Graphics 620
RAM: 8GB DDR4
Screen: 15.6-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) LED-backlit display
Storage: 256GB SSD
Ports: USB Type-C, 2 x USB 3.0, USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, Ethernet RJ-45, headphone/mic combo jack, SD card reader, Kensington Lock
Optical Drive: 8X DVD-Writer DL Drive
Connectivity: Dual Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.1
Camera: 1,280 x 720 webcam
Weight: 5.27 pounds (2.39kg)
Size: 15.02 x 10.20 x 1.19 inches (38.15 x 25.9 x 3.02cm; W x D x H)
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:34 PM   #5
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Go to Lazada tomorrow and look for "Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R3E6". You can decide if it suits your need and budget. I do want to point out that usually budget laptops don't come with good battery. So you will need to manage your expectations.
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Old 12-07-2019, 01:28 PM   #6
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Latitude 5590 from online Dell Outlet SG

i5 8250U
8GB RAM
512GB NVME SSD
1080p
Win 10 Pro

Onboard graphics, but no Optane nonsense like the HP above. Plus 3 years onsite warranty.

https://www.dell.com/en-sg/outlet/Pr...prdid=&seg=DFB
Optane is alternative to NVME with the advantage of a larger HDD that costs much less.
The main reason for HP is because of its display clarity for better contrast and colour with good onboard speakers for multimedia enjoyment on a 15.6 inch laptop.
It will suit TS very well with a newer CPU too.

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Old 12-07-2019, 02:03 PM   #7
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Pure SSD stomps any consumer-gimmicky caching solutions which become obsolete later (think Intel SRT). The main reason for Dell because of its matte IPS display for better viewing angles and longer warranty.
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Old 12-07-2019, 02:20 PM   #8
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The advantage of Optane technology allows you to switch for a larger HDD at a HDD cost than an SSD cost. If the laptop comes with Optane, its good to make use. For those with already SSD / NVME, just stick with the same.

All IPS display has good viewing angles & color but watch out for those using PWM. Glossy or matte is dependent on preference but for multimedia, glossy is the way to go. Glossy is not suitable for professional pic/video editing btw.
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I recommend the Aftershock Slate 17, I bought one early this year.

It has a large 17.3 inches of screen estate but is so thin, sleek and compact that it can fit into a 15 inch laptop bag, which I am currently using .

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Acer E15 Good and Cheap!
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You want big screen? Get the Razer.

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TS, sorry to hijack your thread as I'm also in the market for a large screen laptop. However I need the following things as well:

- touchscreen
- data entry keyboard with dedicated home/end & page up/down
- as light as possible ( < 1.2 kg )

The LG gram is almost perfect except for the keyboard.
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TS, sorry to hijack your thread as I'm also in the market for a large screen laptop. However I need the following things as well:

- touchscreen
- data entry keyboard with dedicated home/end & page up/down
- as light as possible ( < 1.2 kg )

The LG gram is almost perfect except for the keyboard.
I don't think there's any laptop out there which satisfies all 3 criterias. Dedicated page up/down/home/end keys are mostly limited to business class laptops, while a 15.6" touchscreen would struggle to even break into the 1.4kg mark.
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I don't think there's any laptop out there which satisfies all 3 criterias. Dedicated page up/down/home/end keys are mostly limited to business class laptops, while a 15.6" touchscreen would struggle to even break into the 1.4kg mark.
I don't know where manufacturers get the idea that Print Scn / Pause Break / Delete is more commonly used than Home / End / Pg Up / Pg Down

Unfortunately I have only seen HP / Thinkpad / Toshiba / Fujitsu with proper keyboard layouts.
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