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Author Topic: W10 Laptop wish list  (Read 896 times)

MilesAhead

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W10 Laptop wish list
« on: May 08, 2018, 12:12 PM »
I am looking for a Windows 10 Laptop that comes close to the following wish list:

Priced in the $700 ballpark

Screen size 13.3 inches minimum, full HD

8 GB DDR4 Ram minimum

256 GB SSD minimum

Has both USB 3.0 AND 3.1 ports

CPU capable of supporting light to moderate programming environments

Light and compact


In addition to programming I would use it for entertainment(e.g. video streaming)


I would appreciate suggestions since my Laptop knowledge and experience is meager.  :)

The other consideration would be brick and mortar availability.  I don't want to have to return a lemon via UPS.


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Re: W10 Laptop wish list
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 01:57 PM »
Your "don'ts" notwithstanding, these might be worth a look. Discounted right now on the U.S. site:


https://www.microsof...-laptop/8qcb957fxlrd


https://www.microsof...in-1-pc/92vcb2bpwvm2

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Re: W10 Laptop wish list
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 04:28 PM »
You need to clarify your USB ports, USB 3.1 has to do with signalling protocol.
USB 3.1 Gen 1 is the same as the old 3.0 (5Gbps).
USB 3.1 Gen 2 doubles it to 10Gbps.
Ports can look like the usual Type A except for the colour of plastic, (but only if the manufacturer follows the standard).

Then you have Type C which is a physical port type, the new reversible connector, (it's possible to  have USB 2.0 Type C ports).

So I think you might mean:
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (or 2) Type A (same as the USB 3.0)
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (or 2) Type C

The Type C will most likely have the Power Delivery standard and be used for charging it.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2018, 04:42 PM by 4wd »

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Re: W10 Laptop wish list
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2018, 05:31 PM »
Your "don'ts" notwithstanding, these might be worth a look. Discounted right now on the U.S. site:


https://www.microsof...-laptop/8qcb957fxlrd


https://www.microsof...in-1-pc/92vcb2bpwvm2
-cranioscopical (May 08, 2018, 01:57 PM)

I've bought laptops from MS before, and the cool thing about them is they are the same as from the manufacturer, but a signature edition, meaning they're clean of all of the junk that the manufacturer's install.  They've been great in my experience.

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Re: W10 Laptop wish list
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2018, 07:45 AM »
Your "don'ts" notwithstanding, these might be worth a look. Discounted right now on the U.S. site:


https://www.microsof...-laptop/8qcb957fxlrd


https://www.microsof...in-1-pc/92vcb2bpwvm2
-cranioscopical (May 08, 2018, 01:57 PM)

I've bought laptops from MS before, and the cool thing about them is they are the same as from the manufacturer, but a signature edition, meaning they're clean of all of the junk that the manufacturer's install.  They've been great in my experience.

Good to know.  One thing I totally hate is wasting time on crapware removal.  :)

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Re: W10 Laptop wish list
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2018, 07:52 AM »
You need to clarify your USB ports, USB 3.1 has to do with signalling protocol.
USB 3.1 Gen 1 is the same as the old 3.0 (5Gbps).
USB 3.1 Gen 2 doubles it to 10Gbps.
Ports can look like the usual Type A except for the colour of plastic, (but only if the manufacturer follows the standard).

Then you have Type C which is a physical port type, the new reversible connector, (it's possible to  have USB 2.0 Type C ports).

So I think you might mean:
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (or 2) Type A (same as the USB 3.0)
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (or 2) Type C

The Type C will most likely have the Power Delivery standard and be used for charging it.

Thanks for the clarification.  What I am hoping to do is continue using my USB 3.0 and 2.0 sticks while buying one of the faster 3.1 to try it out  I was looking at an Asus that had a 3.1 C connector with the higher speed.  The main downer was the 8GB was only DDR 3.

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Re: W10 Laptop wish list
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2018, 07:53 AM »
Your "don'ts" notwithstanding, these might be worth a look. Discounted right now on the U.S. site:


https://www.microsof...-laptop/8qcb957fxlrd


https://www.microsof...in-1-pc/92vcb2bpwvm2
-cranioscopical (May 08, 2018, 01:57 PM)

Thanks.  :D