Laptop Reccomendations?

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I will be a freshman Finance student and was looking for some laptop recs. Do I need or would it help to have a 10 key built into the laptop? Thanks!

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Mar 11, 2017

Dell XPS or HP Spectre. Go for Asus if you want cheaper. Please don't get a Mac - you'll waste money on something needlessly expensive.

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Mar 11, 2017

Do you think a 10 key built into the laptop is necessary/helpful?

Mar 11, 2017

it is unnecessary and unhelpful.....

Mar 11, 2017

Mac's are genuine shit for what you pay

Mar 11, 2017

I have a MacBook Pro that I got a few years ago before the recent massive price hike. This will be the last one that I get. Windows-based laptops have long since caught up on design and are just a better value.

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Mar 11, 2017

I quite like the HP Elitebook, that is what I have been given in my new position, heavy but solid.

Mar 11, 2017

I recommend the Lenovo X1C6 - excellent notebook all around. Wait a couple of months for the X1C6, make sure you buy as much as your budget allows for RAM, CPU, and storage, in that order. X1 Yoga does exactly what the Carbon does, however it does offer the tablet compatibility at a higher price, so get it if you need it. Surface Book 2 and XPS 15 are out of the picture, both terrible computers.

Also, I own an X1C5 and the battery life and keyboard are amazing.

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Mar 11, 2017

Thanks for your help. I will check it out, especially on the timeline of release for the X1C6

Mar 11, 2017

Try the below link. I just got one myself and so far so good - MS Office works fantastically. And if you are using it for work purposes only, that should be sufficient. You can increase the RAM and SSD as needed.

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i5-8250U-GeForc...

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Mar 11, 2017

Not to add to your options list but I would highly recommend you look at ASUS options. Quality machines where you definitely get what you pay for, and have the performance you're looking for

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Mar 11, 2017

Asus Zenbook

Mar 11, 2017

The Intel Atom + 32 GB SSD laptops don't get any cheaper than $169.99 and should be good enough for your purposes. The only way you could go cheaper is if you were to get a Windows 8.1 tablet with a keyboard (like this: http://www.walmart.com/ip/43327107?wmlspartner=wlp...)

Mar 11, 2017

awesome thanks, ill probably stick with this one because I know some of those tablets don't allow you go into the VBE editor/use excel's full functionality.

Mar 11, 2017

I've got an HP Stream for that purpose. Sets you back mid 200's depending on where you get it.

Downsides: It's severely underpowered(it WILL freeze to catch up if you're streaming 1080p video), and the touchpad is shit.

Upsides: No fan design (so you're not that jackass who sounds like he brought a boxfan into class/work), Excel/Word work absolutely fine, touchscreen works very well esp. in Excel, and VERY long battery life over 5 hours.

It's amazing for Excel, Word, Outlook, and not good for much else.

Mar 11, 2017

nice good to know, thats the other one I've been looking at

Mar 11, 2017

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