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Affordable laptop with better than average performance?

by Chikix / March 23, 2016 3:13 AM PDT

I'm looking for a laptop that is under $1000 AUD (roughly $760 USD) for a online study course on IT. Want it to be reliable and speedy. I have looked up some myself but can't find a balance of everything I would like to have.

Would like one that is:
-Aesthetically pleasing.
-At least 1080p resolution.
-SSD is a must (preferably in the 200+GB range)
-Can settle for integrated graphics but if anyone finds a dedicated gpu built in let me know.
-4/8GB RAM
-And a processor that will make sure everything is running smoothly with no choking or slow performance.

I know that its probably a lot to ask for in that price range, but if you have to make some compromises on the specs and find something with not exactly what I was asking for still let me know. I will definitely consider it.

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by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 23, 2016 3:45 AM PDT

What models are on your shortlist that meet your most important requirements?

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Narrowed it down due to LAN port.
by Chikix / March 23, 2016 5:12 AM PDT
In reply to: What I have found.

In the line of work I'm looking to pursue a LAN port is a must...

So I have shortened the shortlist to these:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ASUS-P302LA-Core-i5-5200U-13-3-FHD-8G-128G-SSD-Windows-8-Pro-Win-10-Ultrabook-/171891753972?hash=item28058c03f4:g:hqsAAOSwN81WDkBR

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Acer-Aspire-V3-372-Skylake-i5-6200U-8GB-256GB-SSD-11AC-13-3-FHD-Win10-Ultrabook-/351673268094?hash=item51e15c377e:g:htUAAOSwuAVWvCoH

Thoughts on which might be more superior?

Not a fan of the white shell on the Acer Aspire but I'm willing to take it purely for the 256GB, but then again the ASUS P302LA might not be a bad idea either. But here I feel like storage is deciding factor.

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Yes, the 256GB SSD could be the deciding factor.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 24, 2016 7:30 AM PDT
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