Gonna buy this gem (best for my price limit)
Dell Latitude E7440
Processor: Intel Core i5 (4de Gen) 4300U / 1.9 GHz / 3 MB Cache
RAM: 4 GB DDR3
SSD: 128GB SSD
Display: 14" 1366 x 768 / HD
Graphic card: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Let me know what you think, if I should use this as a replacement for desktop (only a light gamer: dota, LoL, etc.)
there are several small shops that specialize in buying 1 y'o laptops from large companies, because of their life cycle. mine has a 2cm scratch on the outer surface of the lid and that's the only esthetic problem with it. since it's a business grade laptop, it has much higher durability than consumer laptops, so i think it will last till I finish my masters.
not even once
specs sound nice but lenovo laptops that aren't thinkpads fall apart in no time.
OP, I'd recommend going back a two or three generations and getting a used Latitude, it'd get you a better machine for a lower price. If you're willing to go back as far the C2D it gets really cheap, E6500s with 1920x1200 panels and nvidia graphics go for $200-$250 these days. E6400s are great too if you want a smaller machine.
Don't worry anon, I'll save you, the APU performs as well as the mobile i5 and the laptops come with dedicated GPUs that can work in crossfire with the APU for games.
I call bullshit.
I have two laptops. One with a 4 core A10 APU, one with a dual core i3. They are both on the same level of performance, for everything I've ever used them for. And the i3 model is two years older than the APU.
So it's older, the newer ones according to CPU boss at least are on par with the 4200M/U
I'm fairly certain the A6 can crossfire so it might be better for games but the A6 is only dual core I believe
A friend of mine bought a toshiba for 530€
i5 4300M (3.3ghz)
2GB Nvidia 740M
seems like your deal is not that much of a deal. and he bought it from a store without any sale on it
you know the 820m is actually a GF117 and is basically the same as a 420m but with higher frequencies? it has about the same power of this generation of intel iGPUs
no but if you give me a mail i can tell you tomorrow
or else you can just go lurk the models for 5 minutes, your call
how about this one? The problem with these kind of laptops they just look like plastic to me
the reasoning is always the same
-ask yourself what exactly you want from a laptop
-value all specs, not just power, but also generic specs like portability, battery life, screen, audio etc
-inform yourself as much as you can on each model
plastic > metal.
Metal bends on impact, plastic flexes and rebounds. Metal is heavier, plastic is lighter. Plastic disperses heat better than metal. I don't see why so many people are obsessed with metal laptops, when plastic is so clearly superior.
it's mostly just retarded apple fags that like the look
There is nothing wrong with 1366x768 on a 15inch laptop, it's going to be used about as far as a desktop monitor most of the time I'd imagine.
>heat is immediately conducted to your palm rest
>heat is dispersed slowly on the chassis
i wonder what is better
1366x768 is cancer but you can't expect a cheap laptop to come with a 1080p screen. for what low end laptops are supposed to do, it's enough
A lenovo Z50 is a consumer pile of shit.
A Latitude E7440 is like a ThinkPad T series laptop.
Having said that, the OP should check the Dell Outlet for certified refurbished E7440s.
E7440s with i5s and 1080p go for $1000.
Metal still disperses heat better. What you mean to say is that plastic insulates better which may benefit comfort on the palm rests. It's not my fault you can't type clearly.
I bet you also think that TN panels with a contrast ratio of 100:1 and that reach 30% of sRGB and with an average delta-e of 10+ for grayscale and color are perfectly fine too?
Do an experiment with me. Go get a piece of plastic and a piece of metal (aluminum), both the same size, in every dimension. Now set your oven to 200F, and put both pieces in at the same time. Let them sit in there for 20 minutes, then take them out and sit them on a sturdy surface for two minutes. Now grab one in one hand, and one in your other hand, and see which one you let go of first. That one is the one that disperses heat worse.
he's a pleb obviously, the fact that phone screens are better than the majority of laptop displays is a huge problem
My phone's screen blows away my fucking MBA screen and the MBA display isn't as bad as some laptop displays out there.
No it isn't. But thank you for admitting that you were wrong, and jus moving on with your life, having learned something.
You both know exactly what I was saying. If you don't have a real argument, just bow out.
No kidding, it's fucking 1024x768 with a few horizontal pixels nailed on. 1024x768 stopped being acceptable around a decade ago. Why the hell is its widescreen cousin welcomed with open arms?
The bare minimum for 16:9 wallyworld laptops ought to be 1600x900 with 1080p beginning to appear at the $600 mark. $1k should get you into HiDPI territory.
i have a 320x480 3.5' phone screen with around 160ppi and i can hardly read the small text on apps
my laptop's screen for comparison is a 1920x1080 15.6' with around 145ppi
no. don't buy old tech for the price of new tech
it is fucking horrific what are you talking about
540p / 720p should be the best for screen up to 4.5'
Metal cools down faster you retard. That's why it feels hotter. The heat from the metal is being transferred to your hand, while the plastic is still holding on to it, which is why it doesn't feel as hot. Goddamn, you ever had high school physics?
It's very good with the matte 1080p screen. This is garbage.
Oh well, don't forget to activate full disk encryption. It's stupid not to when you can.
I bought a E7440 a couple of monts ago and I really like it. Better then the three Thinkpads I tried after I sold my E6400. You should really get the full HD panel though, this resolution is useless.
I have this laptop! Do yourself a favor and get the version with the 1080p matte screen. It's beautiful. Got mine with 16gb ram and an Intel i5 for $850nzd a month ago. Awesome computer
It's such a nice computer, recommend it. Really customizable, there is space for both an SSD and a HDD as well as a slot for an hspa mobile data card. Access to everything is behind a door secured with two screws in the back. Macbook-tier build quality and you get a nipple mouse too.