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I've been asked by a work colleague to recommend them a laptop for work use. They want a 15" screen, i5 Processor and it must be lightweight. Work is paying so budget is not a massive constraint, … Read More
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6m, 2w agoPosted 6 months, 2 weeks ago
I've been asked by a work colleague to recommend them a laptop for work use.

They want a 15" screen, i5 Processor and it must be lightweight.
Work is paying so budget is not a massive constraint, but nothing overly extravagant.

Most of all it must be reliable and well built.

Was looking at a Dell XPS 15, which seems to fit the bill perfectly, but £1200!

Any recommendations please?
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6m, 2w agoPosted 6 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
Have a look at HP Spectres. They are fairly decent and VERY lightweight laptop but can range on the high price, around £1200 as well...
X2's are on the cheaper side.

Depends on what it is going to be used for honestly. Any intense video editing, gaming, art work etc?
#2
15" and lightweight don't go together.
The XPS 15 is 1.78kg+
If you down size to 13.3" you drop a lot of weight and cost
Like the i5 zenbooks which sell for around the £700-£800 mark and only weight 1.2kg

Hell you can pickup 13.3" hp probooks with i5's for sub £500 and they weight 1.5kg.

If it needs to be lightweight for portability get a 13.3" laptop and buy a 21" or bigger screen for their work desk and/or home office.
#3
Lightweight and well built is the definition of an expensive laptop. Especially if you want the more powerful HQ processor like the XPS 15 instead of the normal U series.

If you're willing to go slightly smaller and slightly heavier you can pick up the Thinkpad T460p upgraded with 8GB of memory, a 256GB SSD and the biggest battery for £995.99 at the moment:
http://shop.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/thinkpad/t-series/t460p/
#4
Yes, I did say she should look at 13" instead of 15" but she wants the larger screen.
I will look at the above suggestions.

Thanks all.

Edited By: Bobbajob on Oct 04, 2016 16:55

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