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Could you help me choose a laptop?

Hello fellow users, I am looking for a laptop with good battery life and portability that meets my requirements which is under 1000$, have Intel i5-8250U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150, minimum of 8GB DDR4 RAM, glance and IPS Full HD screen, metallic case and preferably an SSD, but it could be an HDD too. But as soon as I started looking, I noticed that none of the sites I was scrolling through, doesn't have normal working filters. For instance Amazon: I set all needed filters for me and it shows me only a couple of laptops which price is over 1500 US dollars (without filters there is 10+ pages with near specs, but without ips or etc.). But still I saw there an ASUS laptop and then I did go to their website and that problem with filters still exist, so I have to look manually through every category. But there is way many laptops for me to see and I don't even have time and interest to see all these computers. So I am asking you guys for me to help, maybe you already purchased a laptop with the same or near same requirements and want to recommend it to me, or maybe there is a website which about I don't know, there you can set all characteristics you need and it will show these laptops. Also, it doesn't matter where to buy laptop, I could buy it from USA or Canada, UK, Germany or any other country.

Sorry for any mistakes, I may did in the text. English is my 2nd language.

Post was last edited on October 1, 2018 12:49 PM PDT

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Why the MX150?

Is there gaming involved?

Here's why I don't recommend the MX150:

At 1K USD or really close there are gamers with the i5 and 1050 Ti.

Now this gets us to the i7, the 1050 Ti (mobile) and just under 1K USD.

There are most likely others in this range but I'd want to know about gaming because gamers tend to be very upset with the MX150.

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Without gaming.

Hello, no, gaming is not involved, more like for developing and freelancing.

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I develop
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Gonna edit my post. Forgot to mention that I need good battery life and portability, I don't think that I need so much power like you do, at least for now.

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Developing our Android app on battery power

Would be awful. AS is quite the power house (or power drain) so when you develop you may find your 10 hour battery time down to 2 hours or less. If you read reviews you see about a 10 to 1 range on battery times so where will you land?

I guess you could try the laptop choosers next. and

My brother's office we picked up quite a few Groupon i5 laptops for about 300USD and they came with a new battery in the box. All of them didn't need the new battery.

Here's a run of the mill i5 that if you were doing simple coding, no games can get out and about for very cheap. $313USD.

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Thank you.

Thank you. I will look into it, but I still probably don't much power, since I am a web developer.

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A web developer may push the machine. Example.

Let's say you make something with a SQL big data back end, machine learning and more.

That's a huge enchilada. Web development doesn't mean you need light weight machines today.

Another example would be a site that let's the users edit videos. YouTube for example.

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AI Web Developer pushes the machine too.
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But not now.

Maybe in the future I will create things like this, but not now Wink.

Post was last edited on October 1, 2018 2:34 PM PDT

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Just parting thoughts.

Don't overinvest in web site (creation) training. If you've been keeping track of what's going on, AI is poised to wipe out all the simple websites that webmasters would make for folk.

Be sure to get paid for your work and keep on top of what's happening in this industry.

So far, the folk with graphic skills will likely be around the longest. Photoshop much?

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Here's a few you can glance through

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