Looking for a Laptop Upgrade for my Wife
What is your maximum budget?
$500, ideally cheaper if possible
What country are you in?
What will be the uses of this laptop?
Internet browsing, some streaming, mostly classwork for grad-school right now
Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you?
What screen size do you require?
What screen resolution do you require?
1080p or better
Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay?
Used is fine, though new is preferred
How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet)
4 hours max is probably fine. Usually plugged in, but occasionally she wants to be mobile
What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings?
Minesweeper - Ultra high, AAx8, 200FPS
What operating system do you need? (if any)
Windows 10 - see anything else section
Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.)
Likely black, but not picky
How much hard drive space do you need?
500gb - see anything else section
Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.)
Decent WiFi, HDMI or DVI for an extra 1080p monitor used at home.
Is there anything else we need to know
Currently have an Inspiron 3520 with Pentium 980. Hoping for an upgrade to a middling/decent quad core. If I can get a cheaper laptop that is upgradable (RAM/drives) or barebones, I can swap out an HDD or add in her current SSD (500gb) that already has Windows 10 on it. 16gb of ram I'm guessing would be fine, though I'm open to opinions. Nothing special needed for graphics.
Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro WiFi
Zotac Amp! Extreme 980 ti
G. Skill Trident Z RGB
Samsung SM951 M.2-2280 SSD
Western Digital - Black
EVGA SuperNOVA G2
Corsair LL120RGB 3 Pack with Lighting Node PRO
Lian-Li - PC-O11 Dynamic Black
Windows 64 bit Pro
Asus X99 Pro/usb 3.1
Zotac Amp Extreme 980 ti
Samsung SM951 AHCI
Samsung 850 Evo
EVGA 1000 W G2 80+ Gold
Noctua NF-A14 iPPC 2000
Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit
NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller
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Last edited by eyeball88; 05-01-2019 at 04:19 AM.