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Need to replace my Dell Inspiron 1525

by bassn386 / February 21, 2015 8:00 AM PST

Looking for a new laptop to replace my venerable (and very slow) 1525.
Need it for a combination of business (Office 2013) and games during downtime/travel.
Here's sort of my minimum:
i7 processor, 8 Gb of RAM, minimum of 750 Gb of storage. Nvidia discrete graphics processor for movies/gaming.
External battery and about 5 hours of battery life.
Either 14 or 15 inch screen.
Prefer Dell or Lenovo.
Already tried the Lenovo Edge 15 and returned it. Poor battery life and speakers were on the bottom of the case.
Thanks for any & all suggestions.

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Clarification Request
Tell more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 21, 2015 8:24 AM PST

Gaming seems to push the battery time to about one hour for such a machine. Can you share ANY machine that met your goals? I haven't found one yet so 5 hours of gaming makes this feel like another unicorn hunt.

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Replacing Dell 1525
by bassn386 / February 22, 2015 4:47 AM PST
In reply to: Tell more.

The Edge is the only machine I've actually used. BTW, my gaming was on-line poker and Solitaire; not what I would consider RAM & battery hogs. A few times in the week I had the unit, I played zero games and still only got a little more than 3.5 hours.

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Very very few models with external battery.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 22, 2015 5:03 AM PST
In reply to: Replacing Dell 1525

If you had written about some easy for a consumer to slip out battery there are some out there.

Can you share ANY machine that met your goals?

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Inspiron 1525 Replacement
by bassn386 / February 22, 2015 11:34 PM PST

Regarding any unit that met my goals: No, that's why I posted on this forum.
If I had found that mythical unit, I would have purchased it if it was within my budget limit ($1,000 US max)
BTW, I should have said replaceable battery.

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With 5 hours and gaming
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2015 12:02 AM PST

I've yet to find such a laptop. Then add the budget limit and this is one that maybe we'll see in a few years.

-> Can you share any model that came close?

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