New "business" notebook; Ryzen 7 & 8 GB RAM okay?


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kiddingguy

It's always nice to look at some new hardware... 😊 (although I'd rather keep my money)

 

I'm looking for a decent business notebook. Nothing too fancy like heavy video-editing or photoshopping, gaming etc, And affordable, max. 700-750 EUR.

Just some MS Office, mailing, internet, OneDrive... basic stuff like that, maybe a little Photoshop Elements for simple photo editing.

 

I came across the 'Asus VivoBook M712DA-AU069T'.

Is this a good one? Is 8 GB sufficient?

 

Specs are:

AMD Ryzen 7 3700U

Radeon RX Vega 10

17,3" 1920x1080 (Full HD)

8 GB RAM

1,256 TB (256GB SSD & 1TB 5400 RPM)

 

Thanks for helping me pick the right one :)

 

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adrynalyne
2 hours ago, kiddingguy said:

It's always nice to look at some new hardware... 😊 (although I'd rather keep my money)

 

I'm looking for a decent business notebook. Nothing too fancy like heavy video-editing or photoshopping, gaming etc, And affordable, max. 700-750 EUR.

Just some MS Office, mailing, internet, OneDrive... basic stuff like that, maybe a little Photoshop Elements for simple photo editing.

 

I came across the 'Asus VivoBook M712DA-AU069T'.

Is this a good one? Is 8 GB sufficient?

 

Specs are:

AMD Ryzen 7 3700U

Radeon RX Vega 10

17,3" 1920x1080 (Full HD)

8 GB RAM

1,256 TB (256GB SSD & 1TB 5400 RPM)

 

Thanks for helping me pick the right one :)

 

Go with Ryzen 5 and a 4000 series. Don’t go 3000 series. 

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Mindovermaster
22 minutes ago, adrynalyne said:

Go with Ryzen 5 and a 4000 series. Don’t go 3000 series. 

I highly doubt he can get a business 4000 gen for ~750 Euros.

 

(Not sure about the currency oiver there)

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adrynalyne
47 minutes ago, Mindovermaster said:

I highly doubt he can get a business 4000 gen for ~750 Euros.

 

(Not sure about the currency oiver there)

“Business”


Shall we make a wager and I go take a look?

 

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Mindovermaster
12 minutes ago, adrynalyne said:

“Business”


Shall we make a wager and I go take a look?

 

There are SOME that are lower than 750. But the good ones are around 900-1000

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adrynalyne
14 minutes ago, Mindovermaster said:

There are SOME that are lower than 750. But the good ones are around 900-1000

ASUS Vivobook is not a business machine.

 

With that in mind, go take a look and see that you are wrong.

 

Took me about 3 seconds to find this one and its with a Ryzen 7.

https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/acer-swift-3-2020-amd

 

 

"Business" doesn't mean he wants a business priced machine. He wants a machine for business.

 

 

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Mindovermaster
6 minutes ago, adrynalyne said:

ASUS Vivobook is not a business machine.

 

With that in mind, go take a look and see that you are wrong.

 

"Business" doesn't mean he wants a business priced machine. He wants a machine for business.

 

 

"Business" has a lot of relations. (think that's the wrong word) He never specified what he meant by "business".

 

I take business as like a Lenovo ThinkPad, for example.

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adrynalyne
Just now, Mindovermaster said:

"Business" has a lot of relations. (think that's the wrong word) He never specified what he meant by "business".

 

I take business as like a Lenovo ThinkPad, for example.

Look at the title. “Business”. 

Then he listed a non-business laptop.
 


If all you are going to do is muck up the thread with your nonsense, go away. Otherwise be helpful instead. 

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10 minutes ago, adrynalyne said:

ASUS Vivobook is not a business machine.

 

With that in mind, go take a look and see that you are wrong.

 

Took me about 3 seconds to find this one and its with a Ryzen 7.

https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/acer-swift-3-2020-amd

 

 

"Business" doesn't mean he wants a business priced machine. He wants a machine for business.

 

 

A "machine" for business.

Basically... just some Office (Mail, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), maybe some 'easy' photo editing with PS Elements, and cloud storage.

 

Most of the online tools I use (for online marketing purposes) are cloud-based, so I only further need a decent browser :D

 

And a "decent" brand, like Asus, MSI, HP (Dell?!) or alike.

I'm note really fond of Acer though....

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adrynalyne
1 minute ago, kiddingguy said:

A "machine" for business.

Basically... just some Office (Mail, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), maybe some 'easy' photo editing with PS Elements, and cloud storage.

 

Most of the online tools I use (for online marketing purposes) are cloud-based, so I only further need a decent browser :D

What do you think of the Swift 3 I linked?

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kiddingguy
1 minute ago, adrynalyne said:

What do you think of the Swift 3 I linked?

Specs are decent.

Like I said... I'm not a fan of Acer.

But that is based on own experiences, plus hearsay, of a couple of years ago. They might have upped there QA and product listings though. Possibly, right?

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Mindovermaster
8 minutes ago, kiddingguy said:

And a "decent" brand, like Asus, MSI, HP (Dell?!) or alike.

I'm note really fond of Acer though....

Never get a Dell, heard too many horror stories...

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kiddingguy
1 minute ago, Mindovermaster said:

Never get a Dell, heard too many horror stories...

... that's why the "?!" :ninja:

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adrynalyne
15 minutes ago, kiddingguy said:

Specs are decent.

Like I said... I'm not a fan of Acer.

But that is based on own experiences, plus hearsay, of a couple of years ago. They might have upped there QA and product listings though. Possibly, right?

Acer has been increasing their quality over the years. I will help look for some more. 

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Nick H.
36 minutes ago, Mindovermaster said:

Never get a Dell, heard too many horror stories...

 

34 minutes ago, kiddingguy said:

... that's why the "?!" :ninja:

I've had a couple of Dell laptops over the years (in fact I'm writing this on a Dell laptop) and I can't say I've had any major issues. My sister had an Acer laptop years ago and that seemed to work fine as well. But I've had some bad experiences with HP laptops that never seemed to last long with my friend. I realised that was partly his fault though, not HP's.

 

My point is, you're always going to be able to find horror stories. Just get a brand that you are comfortable with. So in this case, we can rule out Acer being an option I guess.

 

For the purposes that you've described, 8GB RAM should be fine. I can't comment on the processor though, as I know squat about them. :p

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adrynalyne
kiddingguy

@adrynalyneThx. Looks neat!

But I'm kinda looking at a 17" screen (maybe a 15"). And preferably bought in Europe (like amazon.de or amazon.nl) with US-Int. keyboard.

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kiddingguy

This one looks quite OK;

Asus VivoBook M712DA-AU069T

(and is in price range 679-699 euro)

 

15,6 inch Full-HD
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processor
8 GB RAM
512 GB SSD
AMD Radeon™ Graphics (onboard)

 

What do you guys think?

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adrynalyne
Just now, kiddingguy said:

This one looks quite OK;

Asus VivoBook M712DA-AU069T

(and is in price range 679-699 euro)

 

15,6 inch Full-HD
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processor
8 GB RAM
512 GB SSD
AMD Radeon™ Graphics (onboard)

 

What do you guys think?

Looks good to me!

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kiddingguy
10 hours ago, adrynalyne said:

Looks good to me!

EDIT: it's the Asus M533IA-BQ031T with these specs:

 

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U (8MB Cache, 2.3GHz)

39.6 cm (15.6") Full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS

8GB (3200MHz) DDR4-SDRAM & 512GB SSD

Windows 10

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kiddingguy

Do you guys happen to know if on this 'Asus M533IA-BQ031T' RAM can be upgraded to 16GB?

I read on some sites that this RAM is fixed and on other sites that it can be expanded.

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kiddingguy

Got myself a nice deal on this M533IA-BQ031T.... now 599 EUR (100 EUR off for today) :D

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Mindovermaster
4 hours ago, kiddingguy said:

Do you guys happen to know if on this 'Asus M533IA-BQ031T' RAM can be upgraded to 16GB?

I read on some sites that this RAM is fixed and on other sites that it can be expanded.

Looks like it supports 16GB. Not sure...

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