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Last time I was here 4 years ago, I got a recommendation for a Lenovo Thinkpad.  It served me well for 4+ years ... until the video output died last week.  Took it to Geek Squad ... no joy (they think it's the chip on the motherboard, which they don't deal with).  So, I'm back in the market.

General Questions

1) What is your budget?
up to $2000

2) What size notebook would you prefer?

d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
3) In which country will you buying this notebook?

4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?

6) What are the primary tasks you will be performing with this notebook?
Video conferencing with multiple cameras, need to connect 2 external monitors (plus the built-in screen)
Video editing

7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?

😎 Will you be playing games on your notebook? (If so, please state which games or types of games?)

9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
2 hours is enough

10) Would you prefer to see the notebook you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?
If reviews are good, good track record, I'm ok sight-unseen

11) What OS do you prefer? Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.
12) What ports do you require on your laptop? (ex. MiniDisplayPort or HDMI? Displayport or USB-C w/ DP?)

Screen Specifics

13) What screen resolution(s) would you prefer? See further below for explanations.

14) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? See further below for explanations.
Glossy is ok

Build Quality and Design

15) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?

Notebook Components

16) How much storage space do you need?
Minimum 1 TB SDD

Timing, Warranty and Longevity

17) When do you consider purchasing this laptop?
Within the next week or 2

18) How long do you expect to use this laptop?
At least 4-5 years

19) How long could you afford to do without your laptop if it were to fail?
2-3 weeks

20) Would you be willing to pay significantly extra for on-site warranty, or would it be acceptable to you to have to ship the laptop to the vendor for repair with perhaps a week or more outage?
Shipping is ok
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OK, let's try this another way.   Here's one model I'm highly considering.   Would appreciate any feedback about it anyone would care to share.   Thanks!


HP Envy 16 16.0" 120Hz 2K Touchscreen (Intel 13th Gen i9-13900H, 32GB DDR5 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 8GB) Workstation & Backlit Gaming Laptop, IST HDMI Cable, Win 11 Pro, Sliver - 2024




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I think its a good buy, but I recently bought two OLED Laptops and an OLED tv and I can't go back. I recommend getting a OLED laptop with a 4060. I would look at the Zenbook 16 pros they are built great and perform well, only thing you have to do is remove bloatware and i'd say you will have a pretty solid laptop. it's not like it was 4 years ago as clevo was a easy recommend, now things have changed. I would avoid MSI and Razer and Stick with HP and asus. Your best bet is finding a laptop with the specs you need then doing a quick google search of pros and cons in a review as thats all we do. welcome back 🙂


            Omen 16 2021

            Zenbook 14 oled

            Vivobook 15x oled


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