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Question 15" full HD laptop for up to £1k?

broona

Moderator
My Dell XPS 15 L501X is starting to fall to pieces after a good few years of use, can anyone spec me a suitable replacement please?

The Dell has the following specs :-

Intel i5-460M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 420M with Intel HD graphics
8gb DDR3
128gb Samsung 830 in addition to the original 640gb 7200rpm HDD
Full HD screen
Windows 10 Pro

Ideally I'd like the replacement to have something along the following lines :-

15" FHD screen
6th gen Intel i5 or i7
8 or 16gb DDR3/4
500gb+ SSD, preferably M2 NVME
Dedicated graphics but nothing extreme as I rarely game on the laptop
Reasonable battery life
No chunkier than the Dell...

Possibly thinking along the lines of a Clevo N150RD or similar custom build, any other recommendations please?
 

broona

Moderator
What do you require the dedicated graphics for? How much power do you need?

I want something that'll last me another 5 good years like the Dell has, so I'm looking to get the fastest machine I can afford right now, plus laptops with a decent sized SSD and onboard graphics are few and far between.
 

broona

Moderator

Katazuki

Novice Member
I would personally avoid PC Specialist. I've had one in the past and really they had horrible build quality. That's just my own personal experience.

If you want something that will REALLY last. Look at grabbing a second hand macbook pro for a tiny bit more. It may seem overpriced but honestly, the build quality and value retaining you get out of them are really worth it.

If you're interested, I am currently looking to get rid of one with a similar spec to what you're looking for.
 

broona

Moderator
I would personally avoid PC Specialist. I've had one in the past and really they had horrible build quality. That's just my own personal experience.

If you want something that will REALLY last. Look at grabbing a second hand macbook pro for a tiny bit more. It may seem overpriced but honestly, the build quality and value retaining you get out of them are really worth it.

If you're interested, I am currently looking to get rid of one with a similar spec to what you're looking for.

Thanks for the reply, I'm still undecided but I'll keep an eye out in the classifieds for your laptop if you decide to sell.
 

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