Trash Cat Needs Laptop guidance.

Discussion in 'Help & Guides' started by Spilota, Feb 2, 2021.

  1. Spilota

    Spilota Well-Known Turker

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    Hi turker family!
    Your resident recluse trash cat needs some serious help. My ancient laptop finally did the big die today T_T I knew it was eminent and was sooooo close to getting to the point of replacing it with something nice!

    So I need some help and suggestions. I know nothing about tech stuff anymore and need help finding the best bang for my buck :( Unfortunately I am essentially homeless, so sticking to a laptop is essential.

    BUDGET: 600 MAX :(
    I use Queuebicle for my daily work flow, and the furthest gaming I need to be able to do is minecraft. Suggestions friens?

    Mush love[​IMG]
     
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  2. Mothra

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    What are your preferences for:
    Screen size(minimum or maximum size?)
    Battery life(any minimum?)
    Weight
    Touchscreen
    Keyboard
    Tenkey/keyless
    Matte or glossy display
    Convertible
     
  3. WalledPillow

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    Were you the one that posted the opossum facts a few months back?

    Here's my top choice https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-laptop-15-dw2697nr. This one looks pretty solid

    Another good choice. https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-laptop-17z-ca300-touch-optional-1d3e3av-1. I would 100% upgrade the screen resolution. Everything else seems fine, unless you want more. It also has a disc drive, if that's important to you :dunno:

    I found this one, https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/ideapad-300-series/IdeaPad-3-17IML05/p/81WF0007US, but the screen is not 1080p. If you have an external monitor, this might be a good option.

    Here's another dell laptop https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/del...aptop/spd/inspiron-15-3501-laptop/nn3501emzth. This one has lower specs in some areas, but with a better screen.

    I over looked your budget when I picked these two out :emoji_point_down: :(. I'll post them anyway, you can play with the specs and maybe get the price lower. Sorry about that
    This one seems solid, but way over budget.
    https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/del...aptop/spd/inspiron-15-5502-laptop/nn5502ejreh

    This one is only a bit over budget, but the reviews are not the best.
    https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/del...aptop/spd/inspiron-15-3501-laptop/nn3501eqglh

    I'm only familiar with Lenovo's checkout process. They offer some pretty good sales around any holiday and back to school. I assume you don't want to wait that long though...

    If you or anyone you know ;) is a nurse, doctor, front line worker, student, military member/vet, check to see what type of discounts you can get. id.me is one place to check. Most companies offer a discount for the groups I mentioned.

    Rakuten or any other discount site like Honey, I think that's the name, should have cash back and/or some coupons available. Currently, Lenovo has the most cash back on rakuten, plus some coupons.

    *Disclaimer* I don't know what type of specs Minecraft needs, so I didn't really factor that into my search. I'm sure someone else can better help with that. Also, I am sleepy :emoji_sleeping:, so I'm sure everything above sounds crazy.

    If you have any questions, or more info to add to the search, let me know :). I hope that helped.
     
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  4. Spilota

    Spilota Well-Known Turker

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    Im honestly open to ANYTHING. I'm not picky. I just need it to function lol.
     
  5. Mothra

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    You're probably looking at a Ryzen 5 4500u 14" Acer Swift 3 from Costco or Amazon, a 4500u Inspiron 15 5000 from Dell, or an 11th gen i3 Inspiron 15 5000, also from Dell.

    You'll get better performance out of the Ryzen 5 part, at the somewhat higher price point.
     
  6. WalledPillow

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    I agree with the above comment. If you have a Sam's or Costco membership, you should check and see with they have available. I would stick with an intel processor if that is what you are used to. Go with an i3 or i5.

    https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-laptop-15-dw2697nr reposting this one, because it's a really good option. Look for specs similar to this one.
     
  7. WalledPillow

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    Have you made a decision yet?