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What laptop would you recommend with these specs?


I'm soon to be purchasing a PC laptop and it needs to have these specs (or better) for around $1500 or less (Canadian Dollars).

Intel i7 or equivalent processor
8 GB of RAM
500 GB HD
15 inch or larger screen
1 full size USB port
High-end graphics video card (consider a dedicated video with 1 GB of video memory)
Wireless 802.11 b/g
Windows 7 or newer
10/100/1000 Ethernet
Wireless 802.11ac
3 year warranty
2 hours of battery life

What would you recommend for that price? I'm not a gamer but I've been looking at gaming laptops because they are fast and have impressive specs.

I don't know much about laptops so I'm open to any and all suggestions.

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That 3 year warranty.

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Is so rare that I have to guess you are adding that on.

For gaming I have 2 on my shortlist.

The Asus ROG with the i7+1050GPU. I don't suggest HDDs today.
The Dell i5 and 1050GPU gaming Inspiron.

But that warranty is less so I have to ask what laptops come standard with 3 years?

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My shortlist (2)

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What about the HP Omen? Seems like it has really good specs but the only issue is the audio quality. Remember, I plan on buying a gaming laptop but just using it as a regular laptop because it has all the features I need.

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HP and me.

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Have issues. While I bought a lot of HP gear over the years it ended with my last HP laptop.

Turns out there was a BIOS bug that the laptop would not boot if my iPhone was plugged in. HP not only can't repair that as they "buy the BIOS" but broke the laptop in their service system. At 3 months and a dead laptop at their hands, it was 6 months of surveys and calls and still a dead laptop.

Why buy HP if they can't fix or service their machines?

At 9 months it was clear HP was never going to fix the laptop or issue so it was disposed of and they have lost me forever.

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That sucks

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Sorry to hear that.

I had a similar experience with my Dell XPS about 9 years ago. As soon as I got the thing it seemed like it was a piece of junk. Had many hardware and software issues, including countless blue screens and calls to Dell to fix the damn thing.

That's the only reason I'm kind of hesitant to buy a Dell. Although I do recognize that they probably have much better made laptops now.

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Dell is back to being Dell.

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HP, well, you can check out how they merged, sold off parts, and it's not the same company I dealt with over the decades. Way back I would buy a lot of HP, Ti test gear and they were an excellent company. Today? My last HP was my last HP product.

At office and home we buy Dell, Asus and some other makes.

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Let's understand your needs a bit more

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Hey macV89,

I'm happy to help!

Would you mind sharing what stuff you're going to be using the laptop for? It'll help put some context around your needs.

Speaking of needs, there's this tool you could also use as a starting point:

Let me know what you get as a shortlist and we can work from there! Grin

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Well, for your budget there are lots of gaming laptops available on the market.

Personally, I would recommend you to have a look at CUK MSI GE62VR. (i7-7700HQ, 16GB RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD, NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060 6GB, Killer 1535 AC Wifi, 15.6" Full HD, Windows 10)
This is the perfect work/gaming laptop computer. I usually use this work related tasks, but sometimes I use it also for playing the latest games (Battlefield, GTA5, XCOM 2 and so on). Besides, it has a very good-looking IPS FullHD display (4k upgradable).

Link to comparison site deleted by moderator.

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Looks great

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That one looks really nice. I get a lot of bang for my buck and its under 2K.

Seems like a really good investment.

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What's your experience with it?

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Just curious how you feel about the computer itself.


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Well Costco has Asus gaming

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machines. They also offer 2 year factory warranty plus and extra 2 years if you purchase with their Visa.

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Acer Predator 15

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Is the current favourite for me I think.

Acer has it on sale and it comes with a 2-year warranty for $1549 without tax.

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Dell the Best

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I recommend Dell Laptop.At Home & Office, I Use Dell.
Visit Adaalo.

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Well not sure if Costco has

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