Help choosing a Win 10 laptop

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  1. Posts : 226
    Windows 10 21H1
    Thread Starter
       #41

    EdTittel said:
    Don't know if your budget goes this high, but this ASUS Zenbook is a "killer deal:" https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Touch-Sc...ag=wmpowcom-20.
    ~US$1700
    --Ed--
    No, but thank you so much for the info I am thinking I might find something at New Egg this time too, I'm seeing some prices I can handle
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  2. Posts : 7,086
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #42

    I bought my HP Probook from the business listed PCs on HP's UK store as a private buyer with a 4% discount via Topcashback. This was the cheapest supplier in the UK. You can buy a Dell Latitude in the same way from their web store. I found the spec for the i5-8265U CPU, 8GB RAM, Windows 10 Pro and 512GB SSD for c. £650 hard to beat for an user upgradeable and fixable laptop. No doubt US prices are cheaper. I noted many of the Which? Best Buys are more expensive glued together notebooks like MacBooks and MS Surface notebooks which are a devil to fix if they go wrong.

    I managed to uninstall the non-essential HP bloatware but the next best option would be to do a clean install and only use the essential HP drivers.
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  3. Posts : 7,086
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #43

    Bree said:
    Most OEMs would argue that their apps are not bloatware, but essential tools to support using W10 on their machine. Many users would disagree
    I disagree. I was irritated by HP installing a motion protection sensor which you can't disable in Device Manager for a SSD equipped PC and Sure Click for secure web browsing. I managed to expunge these but most users would struggle to do so.
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  4. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10
       #44

    If you're trying to get the best bang for the buck look for refurbished units direct from the maker. These usually come back from lease expiration or returns and often (but not always) have the same warranty as new, but cheaper (sometimes, much cheaper) prices.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  5. Posts : 226
    Windows 10 21H1
    Thread Starter
       #45

    EdTittel said:
    If you're trying to get the best bang for the buck look for refurbished units direct from the maker. These usually come back from lease expiration or returns and often (but not always) have the same warranty as new, but cheaper (sometimes, much cheaper) prices.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
    Good info and thank you again Ed I shy from getting a refurbished, but I think New Egg might have some. But you're talking like a Dell from the Dell Manufacturer so I can check that out. I've never purchased anything direct from the manufacturer. Not sure how that works, but I will check it out
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  6. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10
       #46

    Dell, HP, Lenovo, and others all have refurbished outlets. Search for "refurbished Dell," "refurbished HP," and so forth. You get the idea. I have personally purchased refurbs from Dell and Lenovo with good results.
    You'll get it sorted. Just takes a while.
    --Ed--
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  7. Posts : 226
    Windows 10 21H1
    Thread Starter
       #47

    EdTittel said:
    Dell, HP, Lenovo, and others all have refurbished outlets. Search for "refurbished Dell," "refurbished HP," and so forth. You get the idea. I have personally purchased refurbs from Dell and Lenovo with good results.
    You'll get it sorted. Just takes a while.
    --Ed--
    Oh, awesome Ed! Outlets, didn't think of that at all!! I so appreciate the info, I'll google as you suggested

    Woohoo, this is great!! New & Refurbished Laptops | Lenovo US Outlet Store

    Lots out of stock, but that's ok, I can keep tabs on them too
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  8. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #48

    https://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnline...4635114&~ck=mn

    Above is Dell factory outlet, laptops.

    I haven't looked at it in years, but at one time you could find good deals.

    I'd always compare to known new price because at times the discount isn't much.

    Check warranty terms also.
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  9. Posts : 226
    Windows 10 21H1
    Thread Starter
       #49

    Man you guys are giving me a lot of homework to do but I can handle it maybe see y'all tomorrow thank you much to everyone of you
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  10. Posts : 39
    Windows 10
       #50

    I have not read all of the posts, so I really don't know the OP budget but I do know he spec'd a very small screen.

    I think this is a very good deal. You will be hard pressed to find a similarly equipped notebook anywhere else.

    HP Pavilion Laptop - 15z $540
    • Ryzen 5 3500U
    • 16 GB memory
    • 256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD


    If you want to splurge on something, the $40 Full HD IPS display is worth the money.
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