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Laptop recommendation


#1

I am buying a friend a laptop for Christmas and he is based in the UK. He mostly needs it for video production. Budget is £1000. Size 15.4, need 16 gb of ram.

I was thinking about this

Is it any good or is there something better?


#2

I avoid Lenovo due to their track record of shenanigans. However, those are OK specs for the price. the SSD is really key with this system.

Also, is this one of the best deals I can find in this price range:

Is 17 inch too big? It’s a generation old as far as the CPU/GPU goes, but it’s priced well and I like that it has dual 256 GB SSDs.


#3

17 " us too big as he needs the portability. So he is looking for a 15.4". Is there that model for a 15 inch?


#4

This is another from last gen… but it has a workstation GPU and 32 GB or ram…


#5

The ideapads are garbadge and should be avoided.

However, the Thinkpads T460s is actually pretty good, its the business class ones. Take a look https://medium.com/broken-window/my-search-for-a-macbook-pro-alternative-e549ea2b2dee#.uwew9mnwf


#6

MSI WS60 6QJ 024US-HID6 costs £1700, way ut of my price range.

The thinkpad I am seeing only have 8gb of ram and he needs more than that because he nearly uses most of it. That is why I am looking for 16gb


#7

Then just buy an additional 8 gig stick. Costs 40$


#8

ASUS K501UX - i7-6500U, 16 GB RAM, GTX 950M, 256 GB SSD, 4K screen, £900

ASUS N551VW - i7-6700HQ, 16 GB RAM, GTX 960M, 128 GB SSD, 2 TB HDD, 1080p IPS, £980

I’ve never actually used either, but I haven’t had too many issues with the ASUS laptops I have used other than their trackpads being shit.


#9

That’s weird. When I clicked the link at home it was $970 or so. It’s out of stock now.


#10

Looks great, but is it worth it?

Or this one is better?

http://www.box.co.uk/ASUS_N551VW-FW238T_1829315.html