Windows 10: Looking for a new laptop. Some suggestions please...

Discus and support Looking for a new laptop. Some suggestions please... in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; For reasons that I simply cannot fathom, my employer has decreed that the entire office is going to laptops. In my situation, a laptop is fine for... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Gurn Blanston, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. Looking for a new laptop. Some suggestions please...


    For reasons that I simply cannot fathom, my employer has decreed that the entire office is going to laptops. In my situation, a laptop is fine for portable requirements where I have to be somewhere in the building and need access to my computer, or for traveling. For any real computing work, I consider a laptop absolutely useless.

    However, I have no choice in the matter, and I'm wondering if someone out there is able to recommend a good lappy for me based on the following requirements:

    Quad core (i7 preferred)
    At least 8 GB RAM
    SSD preferred (500 GB or larger)
    Can drive two external monitors or has a docking port available that will
    Must not be an HP (I have had zero luck with HP anything).

    I plan to wipe it immediately and reinstall Windows 10 Pro and the appropriate drivers to get rid of the bloatware, so that isn't a problem for me. I just want a good, powerful laptop that can keep up to having 10+ large spreadsheets open, mail, a browser, and some number crunching going on in the background. My current laptop cannot and my desktop can run circles around it.

    Any advice gratefully received.

    :)
     
    Gurn Blanston, Sep 15, 2017
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    The E90 is aimed at business users that don't want to carry a laptop.
     
    psychomania---01, Sep 15, 2017
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    rllngriver, Sep 15, 2017
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  4. Looking for a new laptop. Some suggestions please...

    Well ......... without a price range its a little tough to recommend a particular model but MSi makes some excellent , very powerful laptops with all the things you mentioned.

    Screen size?
    Budget?

    I've had mine for a while now with no problems at all. It can and does do all the things you mentioned but its primarily a gaming machine. About $1,600. Asus makes some very powerful laptops both gaming and all in ones but be aware that their customer service leaves MUCH to be desired. Toshiba's customer service is top notch but I haven't owned one in a few years. I've linked to a couple of "lists" at Amazon, they are mostly gaming laptops but have the power you need.

    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...+gaming+laptop

    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...+gaming+laptop
     
    indianacarnie, Sep 15, 2017
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  5. If your employer is switching to laptops, how is it that you can choose one?
    Doesn't your employer furnish each employee with a computer?
    Most do, and you have little or no choice as to make or model.
    Is your situation different?
     
    margrave55, Sep 15, 2017
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  6. I am able to choose the laptop model I want, based on certain criteria. It must have a minimum of 8 GB and run Windows 10 Pro, after that anything is fair game, including the price, though I would probably limit the price to between $1000 and $1500 CDN.
     
    Gurn Blanston, Sep 15, 2017
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  7. NavyLCDR New Member
    I have had numerous instances of bad luck with Toshiba laptops in the past so personally, I would not consider that brand. Also, make sure the laptop has a discreet graphics processing unit (GPU) and not just running the APU on the processor.
     
    NavyLCDR, Sep 15, 2017
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  8. Superfly Win User

    Looking for a new laptop. Some suggestions please...

    I second that! stay way from Toshiba rather.
     
    Superfly, Sep 15, 2017
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  9. fireberd Win User
    My comments too on his identical post in the sevenforum.
    BTW, the Dell I referenced has an NVIDIA video chip.
     
    fireberd, Sep 15, 2017
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  10. NavyLCDR New Member
    Federal government contract, at least everywhere I have been, is with Dell hardware.
     
    NavyLCDR, Sep 15, 2017
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  11. I agree. A previous laptop was a Toshiba. The HD failed within 6 months, and the replacement Toshiba HD three months after that. After about a year and a half the screen started to go bonkers, tearing and only working half the time. Although it did last longer than my last HP...
     
    Gurn Blanston, Sep 15, 2017
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  12. My one and only Toshiba was a decent machine, no problems in the couple of years I owned it. Maybe I was lucky! Could be that's why their customer service is so good too I guess. I've always had bad luck with HP and Dell and will never give either one of them more money. MSI and Asus have been the top performers for me. Good well made machines imo of course.
     
    indianacarnie, Sep 15, 2017
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  13. NavyLCDR New Member

    Looking for a new laptop. Some suggestions please...

    Multiple ASUS computers in my house work just fine. Daughters ASUS laptop was repaired under warranty very quickly.
     
    NavyLCDR, Sep 15, 2017
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  14. brummyfan Win User
    Acer is another brand to consider, they build solid laptops.
     
    brummyfan, Sep 15, 2017
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  15. dencal Win User
    If size is not a requisite a Microsoft Surface Pro should satisfy your needs.
     
    dencal, Sep 16, 2017
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