I’ll preface this by saying that I’ve made this exact post on r/suggestalaptop on Reddit but haven’t got much traction so I thought I’d give it a go here.
I don’t live on the USA but I can see your suggestion and try and find a similar offer in European markets.
Also, I’m not going for a full blown desktop because I’m not living in my country of origin and “tomorrow” I might have to pack everything and leave. A laptop much better suits my needs than a tower+peripherals.
Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply.
Best specs for the money
How important is weight and thinness to you?
Won’t move around it much, only inside the house.
Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux.
Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.
17.3" would be best for the increased real-estate but if better specs are on a 15.6" I wouldn’t be against it.
Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.
Mainly gaming. Wouldn’t be averse to some photo editing but all in the hobby side.
If you’re gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? -
FF XIV (the mmorpg, for clarity) >60 FPS would be nice
CyberPunk 2077 wouldn’t say no to. I guess a general future-proofing would be in mind.
Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?
Ideally a mechanical keyboard but I know those are reserved to really expensive and high end machines. Guess something that doesn’t feel mushy and yes, something that doesn’t warp (build quality) just by looking at it sideways.
Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.
Overheating and loudness is a concern. I know they go hand in hand in laptops. Something that does cooling really well would be ideal and doesn’t peel off my fingertips when typing.
Thanks for all the help~