1. AbAll87's Avatar
    Hi,

    I'm in search of a new laptop. My last laptop was an Asus K53e and I loved it. It lasted me 6-7 years and gave up on me this year.

    The laptop was used for AutoCAD and AutoCAD civil 3D. It was mostly used for 2D drawings and rarely I used 3D.

    I used to play StarCraft, while I haven't played in years, would be nice if my new laptop can support it.

    Also I used to do some work on Acid pro.

    I have been thinking to work in video editing just for fun. I don't need 4K video editing but that would be a plus.

    From my search, it seems an i5 processor should be fine. I don't know if I need a dedicated graphic card for what I want to use it for. I would wanted to have a good quality screen and touch screen if possible.

    At the end I want a laptop that will last me at least 5 years. Before my Asus I had HP and they barely lasted a year. The screen would go black or white. I don't know if they are reliable now.

    In all my search I stumble into the Acer Swift 3. Some reviewers have mentioned the screen quality is average.

    What are your thoughts? What would you suggest me?

    Or should I save a bit more and spend more on a laptop?

    Edit post: I would prefer a 15" but I'll take best value over screen size
    11-14-2018 07:53 AM
  2. HeyCori's Avatar
    About $80 over the budget but here's a pretty good option.

    The Lenovo 720s 14-inch laptop. Currently on sale for $779.

    https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops.../p/88IP70S0833
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    11-14-2018 08:28 AM
  3. AbAll87's Avatar
    About $80 over the budget but here's a pretty good option.

    The Lenovo 720s 14-inch laptop. Currently on sale for $779.

    https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops.../p/88IP70S0833
    Thanks for the reply!!

    I read the comments. Overall it seems a great laptop but I saw some issues with the fans. Not sure if they are really issue. Not sure why a fan working when the laptop is not hot be an issue.

    Let me know what you think
    11-14-2018 11:17 AM
  4. HeyCori's Avatar
    I have the Yoga 720 (2017) and yeah the fans will just kick on during light tasks. I'm not sure if it's something with how Lenovo has the bios configured, or something about how the 720 brand is designed. But thus far it hasn't been an issue for me, and I haven't noticed any major throttling when the fans are on. Of course, the Ideapad 720s is a different beast so it's hard to make a direct comparison.
    11-14-2018 11:53 AM
  5. midnightfrolic's Avatar
    snag it while it's hot. it is $50 over your budget but it's really nice. Black Friday deal. Ymmv depending on your area. Prices valid from Nov 22-24 at Best Buy

    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=f0Nb-k-s
    11-14-2018 06:49 PM
  6. AbAll87's Avatar
    I have the Yoga 720 (2017) and yeah the fans will just kick on during light tasks. I'm not sure if it's something with how Lenovo has the bios configured, or something about how the 720 brand is designed. But thus far it hasn't been an issue for me, and I haven't noticed any major throttling when the fans are on. Of course, the Ideapad 720s is a different beast so it's hard to make a direct comparison.
    I checked some reviews on YouTube all positive! Thanks
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    11-14-2018 08:16 PM
  7. AbAll87's Avatar
    snag it while it's hot. it is $50 over your budget but it's really nice. Black Friday deal. Ymmv depending on your area. Prices valid from Nov 22-24 at Best Buy

    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=4z7bxRW6
    Oh nice! That's a great deal. But is HP reliable now? I'll definitely wait for black Friday week then
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    11-14-2018 08:17 PM
  8. AbAll87's Avatar
    snag it while it's hot. it is $50 over your budget but it's really nice. Black Friday deal. Ymmv depending on your area. Prices valid from Nov 22-24 at Best Buy

    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=TP0Jd6fu
    I don't think the deal is in my area... I still can't find it. Even in the black Friday deals. Maybe I have to wait for the 22nd to see it?
    11-15-2018 08:11 AM
  9. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I used to play StarCraft, while I haven't played in years, would be nice if my new laptop can support it.
    Almost any new laptop should be able to play even the remastered version of SC:
    https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/28438
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    11-15-2018 11:35 AM
  10. AbAll87's Avatar
    Almost any new laptop should be able to play even the remastered version of SC:
    https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/28438
    Thanks. It says I need a 2gb dedicated graphic though... Not sure if the integrated one should be fine
    11-15-2018 01:52 PM
  11. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Thanks. It says I need a 2gb dedicated graphic though... Not sure if the integrated one should be fine
    The 2 GB is the system RAM, at least that's how I read it. The original game didn't require that much....not sure if the higher definition would require much more. It's not like SC is dependent on a high framerate.

    Asking Blizzard directly would clear up any confusion.
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    11-15-2018 03:43 PM
  12. AbAll87's Avatar
    I decided to get the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 from Costco. it seems a great deal compare to the Dell website. it's 750$ on sale at Dell but $600 in Costco.

    what do you guys think?
    HeyCori likes this.
    11-22-2018 07:15 AM

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