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1200€ with good screen. Any alternative to the ASUS K501?

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Hello,

I'm looking for a laptop that fits these criteria:

- 15", as sadly 14" are not very popular in europe even if I would prefer them
- 1200€ or less
- 2Kg (4.5lbs) maximum weight, and not too thick
- dedicated graphics (940m or 950m is fine, don't really need them for gaming, but for simple Solidworks projects)
- decent battery life
- dual-core processor (intel U) is fine, I don't need a quad-core (intel HQ)
- without optical drive if possible, as all the ones that have one are heavy / thick.
- SSD. If it ships with an HDD I'm gonna put one in myself so it doesn't really matter.

The only laptop I found is this: ASUS K501 http://goo.gl/R5G60N

But people say it has a pretty terrible screen, so I wanted to know if there is something else that fits my criteria but has an IPS screen. That would be amazing.
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Thanks for the reply, but all 3 of them are too heavy.

I need something light because i'll be carrying it around all day at university and during train trips.

And I don't need a powerful quad core CPU, I'm fine with an i7 6500u which is dual core and consumes less power.

Ideally I want something exactly like the asus k501 but with a better screen. https://portablepicker.com/product/qC648d/asus-laptop-k501uxah71
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Originally Posted by maxolina View Post

Thanks for the reply, but all 3 of them are too heavy.

I need something light because i'll be carrying it around all day at university and during train trips.

And I don't need a powerful quad core CPU, I'm fine with an i7 6500u which is dual core and consumes less power.

Ideally I want something exactly like the asus k501 but with a better screen. https://portablepicker.com/product/qC648d/asus-laptop-k501uxah71

I put 6 pound as maximum, which is still decent for a laptop.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B019QDOI3G/ref=psdc_429886031_t1_B00M98GEY2
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0186CT9EQ/ref=psdc_429886031_t1_B019QDOI3G
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Thanks but I already had a 6 pound laptop and found it too heavy to lug around all day.
That's why I wanted something a little lighter
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Thanks but I already had a 6 pound laptop and found it too heavy to lug around all day.
That's why I wanted something a little lighter

Check the other two I listed.
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ASUS Zen, the one with IPS and higher than 1080p resolution. I bet they still make some but the codes and all changes each year for them. They should be around that price. Size is like 13.3" so close to your 14". If your work is serious you don't work on laptop display anyway and have a standalone big monitor or two.
Making sense out of the few versions is always tricky with the Zen line up.

I don't like ASUS but when the product works it works and this laptop series was the only I was considering buying when I was looking at laptops. Now they also have a 15.6" version there. Maybe there are similar laptops from other brands with these higher than 1080p IPS panels, small size laptops.

Honestly buying a laptop is a nightmare as most as absolute junk in terms of sturdy construction and there are 1000 models from a single brand that overlap. It's just to fill the market with useless cheap crap so they make a 1000 different options that look like the same, have similar specs etc. it's annoying as normally all you need is 1 model for each size and that's freakin' it. So good luck making any sense out of the 10 million of available laptops on the market one like the other, one worse than the next.
Edited by JackCY - 7/15/16 at 3:04pm
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