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#270141 25-Apr-2020 10:24
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I'm very confused with the Intel benchmarks. Looks like 8256U 10210U and 1035G1 benchmarks the same according to one tester!

 

Anyway I narrowed down 3 laptops ... any ideas which is better?

 

I'm after 1. battery life 2. performance

 

https://www.justlaptops.co.nz/acer-swift-5-sf515-51t-world-slightest-15-6-ips-fhd-touch-i5-8265u-8g-256g-nvme-12009

 

https://www.dell.com/en-nz/work/shop/business-laptop-notebook-computers/new-vostro-15-3000-laptop-work-from-home-bundle/spd/vostro-15-3591-laptop/c9wnv3591c03nzsol#features_section

 

https://www.dell.com/en-nz/work/shop/business-laptop-notebook-computers/vostro-14-5000-laptop/spd/vostro-14-5490-laptop/c9wnv5490c05nz

 

I don't think I'll ever need a discreet GPU so ignore the MX250 - if anything won't the presence of an extra GPU just suck battery life even when not being used

 

I like the Acer because it weighs the same as an ipad (nearly)





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  #2470834 25-Apr-2020 10:48
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You've probably dismissed this already - higher price, discrete graphics, debatable delivery time, weight, but just a thought -

 

https://www.lenovo.com/nz/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-edge/E14/p/22TPE14E4N1





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  #2470836 25-Apr-2020 10:52
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Check the Dell's are IPS screens.

The Vostro is Dell's lower end of the market and I've seen a few non-IPS screens in Vostro's (and Latitude's) and they are horrible to work on.

 
 
 
 


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  #2470908 25-Apr-2020 12:38
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what is your budget and use case?




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  #2470911 25-Apr-2020 12:40
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kid school work. occasional minecraft.

 

budget as close to $1000 as possible.





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  #2470913 25-Apr-2020 12:41
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martyyn: Check the Dell's are IPS screens.

The Vostro is Dell's lower end of the market and I've seen a few non-IPS screens in Vostro's (and Latitude's) and they are horrible to work on.

 

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TBH I'd personally but more focus on things like number of USB-C ports, quality of the screen, and less focus on CPU performance. Intel really has done very little to improve CPU performance in the last few years so I suspect in the real world you wont notice the difference. However you will probably notice a low res screen or slow SSD.




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  #2470915 25-Apr-2020 12:42
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rb99:

 

You've probably dismissed this already - higher price, discrete graphics, debatable delivery time, weight, but just a thought -

 

https://www.lenovo.com/nz/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-edge/E14/p/22TPE14E4N1

 

 

ok. the 15" is cheaper which would be better. but man the discount price is off crazy inflated "original price".





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  #2470916 25-Apr-2020 12:43
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PANiCnz:

 

TBH I'd personally but more focus on things like number of USB-C ports, quality of the screen, and less focus on CPU performance. Intel really has done very little to improve CPU performance in the last few years so I suspect in the real world you wont notice the difference. However you will probably notice a low res screen or slow SSD.

 

 

which puts the featherweight acer at the top!





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