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Notebook suggestion needed
« on: April 28, 2019, 06:09:28 am »
I will be temporarily moving to a different continent, and I have been looking for something very portable and not crazy expensive. My main needs are: reasonable durability, not too small, very good screen and capable of handling everyday use and photo editing and it should not be crazy expensive.

I looked at a couple of options, but I haven't been able to find the perfect one. I looked at the XPS 13 and the Thinkpad t480s, but they are both too expensive (around the USD 2000 range around here). The thinkpad has cheaper versions, but those have a reportedly crap screen.

I was also eyeing the Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Book 6, which seem fairly reasonable, but I am not sure if they are solid enough.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Notebook suggestion needed
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2019, 06:59:53 am »
You're shopping in the US?
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2019, 07:16:11 am »
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2019, 08:01:41 am »
This may still apply: Look for "open boxes". They are returned items and in the US they have a nice discount.
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2019, 06:05:15 pm »
Have you thought about getting a unsed older cousin of the ones you are looking at?
After all, the ultimate recycle is often to just reuse older equipment.
I know I am pretty happy with my 4th generation I7 laptop.
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2019, 08:26:14 am »
I have no idea what photo editing on a chromebook is like, but there are some very good values to be had in them if they meet your needs.  Acer's 14-inch chromebooks in particular get good reviews. Of course whether a chromebook will work for you will also depend on what continent you're going to and your access to Internet.
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