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#233371 13-Apr-2018 14:05
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Hi all,

First of all, thanks for taking the time to read this and for helping me decide. I am looking into the following notebooks and can't seem to decide. Any words of advice are more than welcome.

1) Lenovo Ideapad 320 Intel Core i5-7200u 
2) Dell Inspiron I15-5566-A50P 
3) Dell Inspiron i15-5567-A30B 
4) Asus X556UR-XX478T 
5) Acer Aspire F5-573-51LJ Intel Core i5-7200U

I don't play any games that require a heavy videocard. I teach English and Dutch online, so a good webcam and an overall quick responding computer is what I need. I live in Brazil and it does get hot in my apartment, so cooling vents on the side is a plus. I'm leaning towards #2, but it's also the most expensive.

What would you do? I would really like to know which of these 5, so it's not necessary to recommend other models, will be recommended.

Once again, much obliged!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #1995521 13-Apr-2018 14:28
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provide links to them please.


 
 
 
 


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  #1995542 13-Apr-2018 14:48
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Não sei qual a diferença de preços agora, mas nenhum destes laptops tem SSD. Eu não compraria um laptop com HDD - certamente é bem mais lento que um SSD. Talvez compre um modelo com a opção de SSD mesmo que seja menor - 256GB ou 512GB?

 

I don't know the current price difference in Brazil, but none of these laptops have SSD. I wouldn't buy a laptop with HDD - it would be a lot slower than a SSD-based model. Perhaps consider buying a SSD, even if with a smaller storage capacity, 256GB or 512GB?





 

 

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  #1995548 13-Apr-2018 14:54
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freitasm:

 

Não sei qual a diferença de preços agora, mas nenhum destes laptops tem SSD. Eu não compraria um laptop com HDD - certamente é bem mais lento que um SSD. Talvez compre um modelo com a opção de SSD mesmo que seja menor - 256GB ou 512GB?

 

I don't know the current price difference in Brazil, but none of these laptops have SSD. I wouldn't buy a laptop with HDD - it would be a lot slower than a SSD-based model. Perhaps consider buying a SSD, even if with a smaller storage capacity, 256GB or 512GB?

 

 

 

 

The price difference is too big for me. Please recommend one of the 5 I posted.


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  #1995549 13-Apr-2018 14:56
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I would personally go with Lenovo. And it's also the cheapest option in this lineup.





 

 

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  #1995551 13-Apr-2018 14:58
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freitasm:

 

I would personally go with Lenovo. And it's also the cheapest option in this lineup.

 

 

Which external ventilation would you recommend? This Lenovo has the ventilation vents at the bottom...


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  #1995553 13-Apr-2018 15:03
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I don't see grills openings on the other models. If not Lenovo I'd go Dell. Certainly not Acer in my experience and from what I've seen about support from other users here.





 

 

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  #1995555 13-Apr-2018 15:05
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freitasm:

 

I don't see grills openings on the other models. If not Lenovo I'd go Dell. Certainly not Acer in my experience and from what I've seen about support from other users here.

 

 

 

 

This Dell has them on the side

 

 

 


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  #1995557 13-Apr-2018 15:07
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Ah, I see. I don't know why but couldn't scroll to the other photos. Yep, I'd go with Dell if not Lenovo.





 

 

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  #1995558 13-Apr-2018 15:08
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I'm not sure if you're comparing with your current laptop which may need external cooling but most modern laptops generate less heat including those in your list all come with ultra low voltage (ULV) processors.



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  #1995559 13-Apr-2018 15:10
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yitz: I'm not sure if you're comparing with your current laptop which may need external cooling but most modern laptops generate less heat including those in your list all come with ultra low voltage (ULV) processors.

 

 

 

Ah great, I didn't know that. So which of the ones from the list would you pick?


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  #1995581 13-Apr-2018 15:46
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Sorry I haven't tried any of those specific models so can't offer much advice there. They all look suitable but I agree with the advice above to upgrade to a SSD if in any way possible as an aftermarket upgrade (discuss with store) if you really need your notebook to be very responsive.

 

 

If you are quite particular about the web camera quality you may need to go in-store to test that out. With these laptops it may be not much better or even worse than your current laptop. If that is important you may need to look at an external camera. I know Apple Macbooks usually come with better quality web cameras than Windows PC notebooks but they also cost more.

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  #1995609 13-Apr-2018 16:27
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Without looking much in order of brand preference:
1. Lenovo
2. Dell
3. Acer. not in a million years maybe if the spec was good and I glued it to a desk and used an external keyboard all the time.

The Lenovo looks like some slimline design. That's probably the winner iif you are on the road. Also looks a bit fragile if you knock stuff around. I could be wrong someone else will know. On first look I'd tend to pick something more rugged for myself, but still a Lenovo. That is a nice one though and in my experience they do build good physically.

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  #1995612 13-Apr-2018 16:33
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Cooling in most of the super sandwich things is not great if that is what that Lenovo is.

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  #1995730 13-Apr-2018 20:36
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You should get something with 8th generation Kaby Lake refreshed parts. Core i5 8250u or better are awesome ultra portable processors. So much performance and maintains battery life.

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