Decent Laptop for Work/Normal Browsing/Memory Intensive Activities Like VM ~ $1500 HP 15.6" (1366x768) HD Notebook: Intel 7th Ge

HP 15.6" (1366x768) HD Notebook: Intel 7th Gen i7-7500U | 16GB DDR4 | 1TB HDD | DVD | Windows 10 $1,[email protected] US

Intel 7th Gen Core i7-7500U (Dual Core, 2.7 / 3.5, Cache 3MB)
15.6" HD SVA BrightView WLED-backlit (1366x768)
16 GB DDR4 SDRAM (2 DIMM) | 1TB 5400RPM SATA HDD | WiFi + Bluetooth
Intel HD Graphics 620 with up to 6230 MB total graphics memory
Windows 10 Home 64-bit

I didn't do much research on Laptops and I was looking for decent Laptop for around $1000 to $1500, I am not interested in Gaming or high graphics. I need one run multiple OS or VM for learning purpose with at least 16 GB of RAM. I know it is not SSD, but I am not worried about HDD or SSD.

Please let me know if there is any better options.

Comments

  • +2

    If you have access to Lenov's Education store there's a Lenovo T14 AMD version (6 core) at $1,179. Good build quality and easy to carry around.

    Screenshot
    https://i.imgur.com/W0IS5xY.png

    If you don't have access to the store there's the Thinkpad L15 G1 for slightly more at $1299 which has Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U (6-cores), Win10 Pro license, 16GB RAM and a spacious 512GB SSD.

  • +3

    HP 15.6" (1366x768) HD Notebook: Intel 7th Gen i7-7500U | 16GB DDR4 | 1TB HDD | DVD | Windows 10 $1,[email protected] US
    Intel 7th Gen Core i7-7500U (Dual Core, 2.7 / 3.5, Cache 3MB)
    15.6" HD SVA BrightView WLED-backlit (1366x768)
    16 GB DDR4 SDRAM (2 DIMM) | 1TB 5400RPM SATA HDD | WiFi + Bluetooth

    A few things here, for nearly $1500 your getting an old processor, a slow SATA HDD, low resolution screen… plus it is purchased overseas in the US….
    For that money get the SSD (it is faster, more reliable), at minimum a 1080p screen with decent brightness and colour gamut, an updated Processor for future proofing, the upgrade in RAM and purchase it here in Australia so it can serviced here which is easier.

    Please let me know if there is any better options.

    There are heaps of BETTER options, especially if your looking to spend around $1500ish. Lenovo Ideapad Flex 15 (Ryzen version), Lenovo Ideapad Yoga Slim 7, Asus Zenbook UM425 or UX425, Acer Swift 5 are a few examples.

  • +2

    Suggest looking at the Dell Outlet site. Their units are factory refurbished, and come with full 3 years NBD onsite support, so should anything fail they'll visit you asap to fix.

    https://www.dell.com/en-au/outlet/work/shop/laptops-tablets/...

    https://www.dell.com/en-au/outlet/refurbished-latitude-14-54...
    https://www.dell.com/en-au/outlet/refurbished-latitude-14-54...

    • +1 for a Dell over a HP.
      Also get a SSD over a regular hdd. They start up faster, draw a lot less power and run cooler.

  • +2

    1366x768 is a terrible resolution and you should not buy a laptop with this!

    • Unless it is for $200 max