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#1 2s2k

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 15:56

So, my laptop got stolen from my car a couple of nights ago. I'm getting a reasonable amount from my insurance to replace it and I'm looking for some options.

 

First of all, I had a 1 year old HP Envy 15-j030 ( specs: http://h10025.www1.h..._link=ot_search ) and it was a pretty good laptop except for the touchpad and annoying pre-installed HP software. 

 

Now for a small amount of money I have to pay extra I could get this Toshiba Satellite P50-B-10P ( http://www.toshiba.b...lite-p50-b-10p/ ).

 

* I was wondering if the Toshiba has the same problem with the touchpad and the pre-installed software? I have never owned a Toshiba laptop before. Anyone here with some experience?

 

* It  doens't have a IPS display, should I notice any difference?

edit: according to the official Toshiba website, it  has a IPS screen, the site I buy it from says it doesn't

 

And also, you can always suggest some laptops with similar specs and same screen size (15.6")

 

Thank you




#2 Brian M.

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 16:19

i can't comment on the trackpad, but most of them will have the same problem with pre-installed software. First thing I always did was do a clean install of Windows and manually install whatever drivers it needs.



#3 georgevella

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 16:35

Would you consider a Dell?

 

I'm personally itching to buy this one: http://www.dell.com/..._id=xps-15-9530.  It has specs similar to what you want, albeit a lil bit more pricey.  What's stopping me from upgrading is that I have the Sandybridge version of the same series, released in 2011, and it's been running flawlessly and satisfies my every need (albeit I have to admit, I did replace the internal drive to an SSD and added a new battery because the older was dying).  



#4 Aergan

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 22:06

Would you consider a Dell?

 

I'm personally itching to buy this one: http://www.dell.com/..._id=xps-15-9530.  It has specs similar to what you want, albeit a lil bit more pricey.  What's stopping me from upgrading is that I have the Sandybridge version of the same series, released in 2011, and it's been running flawlessly and satisfies my every need (albeit I have to admit, I did replace the internal drive to an SSD and added a new battery because the older was dying).  

 

They're great unless the motherboard fails (like mine did not 4 weeks ago!). I'd reccomend them still though (providing you do a clean build of the OS and replace the thermal grease after the one year mark).

 

We have recently bought another (entry level i3 4th gen) Dell laptop and it's been a good experience so far.



#5 OP 2s2k

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 07:43

Would you consider a Dell?

 

I'm personally itching to buy this one: http://www.dell.com/..._id=xps-15-9530.  It has specs similar to what you want, albeit a lil bit more pricey.  What's stopping me from upgrading is that I have the Sandybridge version of the same series, released in 2011, and it's been running flawlessly and satisfies my every need (albeit I have to admit, I did replace the internal drive to an SSD and added a new battery because the older was dying).  

 

 

 

"Starting at £ 1 499" 

 

That's too expensive, the Toshiba costs me about 1 100 EUR

 

*edit*

http://www.dell.com/..._id=xps-15-9530

 

1749 EUR 



#6 OP 2s2k

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 10:57

 

"Starting at £ 1 499" 

 

That's too expensive, the Toshiba costs me about 1 100 EUR

 

*edit*

http://www.dell.com/..._id=xps-15-9530

 

1749 EUR 

 

Was looking at the Inspiron 15" 7000 series but the specs of the toshiba are slightly better. Is the buils quality similar to the XPS?