Long post alert...... ;)
I have a dilemma whether to keep a laptop I recently purchased or return it and hold out a couple of months for the newer CPU’s & GPU’s. I may also look at going down from 17” to 15”
The original deal is here:-http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-laptop-intel-core-i7-6700hq-128-gb-ssd-1-tb-16gb-ram-gtx960-17-3-full-hd-ips-2590269?p=29728714
The link to the HP no longer works but a cached version is here.https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:n66jPBhoG98J:https://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx%3Fid%3DW7Q46EA%26opt%3DABU%26sel%3DDEF+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&client=firefox-b-ab
The summary of the spec is as follows and I paid £854:-
• Windows 10 Home 64
• Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Quad-Core processor
• 43.9 cm (17.3") diagonal Full-HD (1920 x 1080) display
• 16GB RAM with 128GB SSD and 1TB storage
• NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M (4 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
• DVD drive
I’m not a gamer, we have tablets and consoles for that sort of thing.
I want an everyday laptop that has enough resources to do run virtual machines every now and then, occasional video editing and some photoshopping.
The laptop pretty much suits my requirements and If I were to keep it I would swap out the DVD drive for another hard disk.
I went for 17” for the video editing and it’s a nice screen. However I got miracast working this week allowing me to use the TV as a second monitor which worked well as 2nd preview monitor. So for this reason I could potentially downsize to 15”, I could also buy a dedicated monitor to use as an external as well.
For the money I paid I don't think there is better but I don't seem to be warming to this laptop though. I'm not sure if it's because it's so big, (too big I think), or whether it's because I haven't yet made it my daily until I make a decision. I can't really fault it, if I were to be picky it would be the keyboard, I prefer the clunkier ones that I have on my old laptop.
It's easy to say there will be 15" 1050s/1060s on the market for this price in a couple of months but that becomes never ending.......
Would love to hear your views. :)