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My last HP was my last HP.
HP lost me over warranty issues. I found what appears to be a BIOS bug so at 3 months I set aside a day to call it in. At 8+ hours on the phone HP's support gave up and had me send the laptop in. On return it would lock up in 5 minutes. I thought no problem, right? Nope. 6 months of calls and web surveys and it was a clear sign HP wanted to walk. Why they did was never told but I can share my story and hope folk will steer clear.
Imagine anyone else that had this happen.
For 800 bucks you can find many other Dells and more.
As to Windows 10, the same story as last time. Stick it out with 8 until the laptop dies.
7 hours of juice means 14 hours. Why?
Almost all laptops have 300 cycle rated batteries. So if someone was to charge daily and use it on battery then in just a year you would use it's 300 cycle rated life. Life would go on but considering how a battery would be "good" if 50% of the rated charge at 300 cycles is considered good you need to start at 14 hours new.
Then we have the use cases. There's about a 6 to 1 or so drop in hours depending on use. So if you did analyzes or gaming on battery then we need 40+ hour rated battery time to get that 7 hours of gaming use on battery. Sadly there is no such machine today.
I'd count on plugging it in most of the time.
Other problems. 256GB memory looks wrong. No laptop today holds that much "memory." Memory is usually regarded as RAM. I've seen 16 to 32GB RAM but my bet is this is disk space.
What machine came close in your search?
I got the juice to hours thing wrong I suppose, IT'S 7 HOURS
College, I cant always rely on finding a power source in classes so I'ld want atleast 7hours of battery in it. Other than that I would want to get 3-4 movies out of a single battery while travelling. so 7hours while watching hd movies.
256GB SSD, Ram 4GB+
so since you dont recommend hp, the following:
Dell xps 13.. (have its trackpad issues been resolved?)
-dell inspirion 7000 15" the $899 version. (Is it good?)
-dell inspirion 7000 13" 2-in-1. (It seems nice,tho bulky, any thoughts)
-Toshiba Satellite Radius P55W-B5224 (does it still have all the connectivity issues etc?)
No one seems happy with any of them. Dangling thumbs and such.
That's what I thought, 4K?
You see any gimmick? 4k on a 15" for $800? I wonder if it's possible to built that.
Yes it is.
However the horsepower to drive that many pixels is astounding.
no, the $800 variant doesnt have 4k
but then, its reviews are not reassuring either..
and the touch one has a big ghost-touches issue, any idea about that?
anything else around the range that you might have in mind?
Why did xps have to have just 128GB SSD =/
All trackpads get that complaint.
I use a mouse to augment and avoid that. I also know about the post it note trick as well as TouchFreeze.
Sorry if I was unclear. For some, trackpads just don't work so you will always get negative comments about pads.
I realise that, but that dell model has issues with touchscreen. What would be the point of buying such a touchscreen laptop.
Anything that you would recommend besides the xps 13?
I'm getting a lot of negatives on touchscreens too.
A lot of folk thought you could draw with touchscreens. They are a little upset. It's more like finger painting resolution.
I've yet to encounter any touch pad that folk don't report the ghost issue. Dangling thumbs are part of most humans.
Have you seen the inspiron 13 2 in 1? Here is the link for it http://www.dell.com/us/eep/p/inspiron-13-7348-laptop/pd?oc=dndow5011s&model_id=inspiron-13-7348-laptop
I have one myself and I love it, I use it for all the things you listed above and more. You'll get a free upgrade to windows 10 when its available as well. And you can use this coupon code for an additional 10%. The coupon doesn't expire until 7/31 so you have plenty of time. Super portable and light weight. I think it would be a great choice.
That is one in my shortlist
Thank you soo much for the link and recommendation
I'll definitely take a look at it again.
Btw.. There are numerous complaints abt its ghost touch issues on the screen and TouchPad, whats your experience?
Secondly, hows the battery life?!
They love Dell.
Ive had it for about six months and I havent had any issues with the on screen or touch pad but depending on what your doing you'll get about 8 hours of battery life!