[US] Laptop for general use, no gaming at all

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  • * **Total budget and country of purchase:** ~up to $700
  • * **Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply.** don't care for 2 for 1
  • * **How important is weight and thinness to you?** neither are important, care more about performance
  • **Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux.** Windows
  • * **Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A.** ~15in screen
  • * **Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run.** No gaming, some video editing
  • * **If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?** -fill here, remove dashes-
  • ***Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?** good keyboard
  • * **Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion.** Something that can handle me opening 15+ tabs and additional programs without slowing down, will mostly use for media, school work which consists of mostly programming work, no gaming at all, fast powerhouse that can last me 2-3 years, also SSD is a must

LonerIM2 05/26/2019

If you are going to do any intensive video editing, then I would recommend this The Acer Aspire E 15 Since it’s the best option within your budget. * 8th Gen i5 quad core CPU which is suitable for media and programming work, Full HD IPS 15.6 inch, 8GB ram, 256GB SSD like you want, MX 150 GPU (a nice step up from the iGPU 620 on the other acer ).

  • Long battery life (advertised of up to 15-hours of battery life), USB type C.

Here is a little in depth review of it :

  • It is made from plastic, but it feels sturdy, screen comes with anti glare finish so it will work well outside.

  • Battery life is great about 5-8 hours of general usage.

  • Backlit keyboard, quite and comfortable, Trackpad have been getting some mixed reviews, I think it is a software issue, or maybe it is because some people are not used to trackpads.

  • Speakers are good, above average for laptops in this range, the gaming performance is also above average since it is only MX150 but it the best for the budget.

  • Thin, very quiet (can barely hear the fans), It has room for more ram as well as more SSD, Fingerprint magnet.

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