Hi, so I am currently in the market for a new laptop. Could someone help me with figuring out what specs and/or models i should look into?
I will mainly use this laptop for taking notes and browsing the web (heavy web usage, aka games, while youtube and 2 mail tabs and 3 or more document tabs are open.) This while spotify and other apps are running in the background.
This means im aiming for a more powerful CPU and atleast 8GB of ram.
Size; 13-15.6 no exceptions
Ram: DDR3 or 8GB (I have 8GB of corsair 1600mhz DDR3 ram)
Gpu: Dedicated gpu wouldnt hurt
HDD/SSD: dont care! I will put my 250GB 850evo ssd in it either way! (unless it also has a m.2 slot)
Screen: Would like a 1080P display on 15.6", smaller size; dont know.
Speakers: Meh, its a bonus
Keyboard: Backlit would be great, numberpad is not required, but would be nice.
Battery: I have access to power almost all the time, but its quite annoying to carry a cord all the time. 5h+ would be a +
Weight: Currently my laptop is 2.6kg, its ok, but its almost too much
Build quality: Price over looks here, really doesen't matter...
Op: Windows 10 ._.
a VGA port is a bonus actually.. (projectors for school)
Budget: I could buy a laptop for $1000 (i5 6300HQ, gtx 960m), but i really don't want to go over $600...
Remember, this laptop will have to be substantially better than my current laptop (HP pavilion G6 2111so), it has a great monitor (glossy), Specs: 1366x768, A8-4500m, HD 7670m, 8GB ram (upgraded), 250GB ssd (upgraded), 2-3h battery life working, 30m-1h gaming. weighs about 3KG. 3.5cm thick.
A bonus for this laptop would also be casual gaming, 40+ fps for most modern games at low to medium settings.
I will be editing photos and rendering/editing videos on it. (not often though)
This is a lot of demands and text. Sorry for that.
If I really have to spend a ton of money on it I am looking for laptops like theese: HP Pavilion Gaming 15 (i5 6300HQ, 950m) or Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 (i5 6300HQ, 960m) But again, this is currently money im not to happy too spend.
Should i otherwise just wait until the 10 series nvidia cards for laptops launches? Or is a laptop with intel graphics good enough?