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Kempston Joy
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PostPosted: 05-23-2017 12:17 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I'm going to buy a Lenovo Yoga 910 i7 7gen.

Is there any other 2in1 i should be looking at (apart from the HP), any other laptop for the £1300 price range? I'm not fussed about playing games, i need something thin and light for working & adobe.




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Kempston Joy
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PostPosted: 06-11-2017 11:56 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


found this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N21B5TT/ ... nkCode=df0

i7 7th gen, 12 gig DDR4, good size hybrid drive and GTX all for £1300.




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Aneurysm
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PostPosted: 06-14-2017 08:33 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


nice specs :up:




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Kempston Joy
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PostPosted: 06-14-2017 10:13 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


It's not bad for a thin laptop is it




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Kempston Joy
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PostPosted: 09-14-2017 08:44 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Reading reviews the screen is not very good, so i'm now looking at this. Buying windows laptops is hard.

https://www.johnlewis.com/lenovo-yoga-7 ... m/p3259428




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Aneurysm
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PostPosted: 09-14-2017 10:19 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


nice.

Check out Dell XPS lineup also.




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Kempston Joy
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PostPosted: 09-14-2017 10:39 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Am doing. I'm trying to find a 1050, 7i 7, 8gig+ 2-1 with 4k...




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PostPosted: 09-14-2017 11:37 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote





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PostPosted: 09-18-2017 09:08 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


If battery life is a consideration for you, I wouldn't get one with a dedicated GPU.



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Aneurysm
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PostPosted: 09-18-2017 09:14 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


why? the OS doesn't even use the dedicated gpu unless a specific program needs it.




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PostPosted: 09-18-2017 10:02 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I want to run some games for when i'm away, or working in my home office (when i should be working). I'm now leaning back to the Asus.

https://www.johnlewis.com/asus-zenbook- ... n/p3169947

or

https://www.johnlewis.com/asus-vivobook ... c/p3264976

Basically 4k with GF9 or 1080 GTX1050




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PostPosted: 09-22-2017 03:19 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I can thoroughly recommend the MSI - if you're after a gaming laptop it does the business. I got mine for the 17" screen (home office/gaming) BUT it is quite heavy if you're regularly transporting, and most regular laptop baggies might not enjoy the size! I managed to get a nice sturdy case logic backpack, it does the job but isn't stylish :)




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Kempston Joy
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PostPosted: 09-23-2017 12:47 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


What's the GF9x like with gaming? Not bothered about ultra settings, but would like a 4K screen.




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PostPosted: 09-29-2017 03:42 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I'm going with this. At least i can hook a 4k screen up if needed.

https://www.johnlewis.com/asus-vivobook ... c/p3264976

free second year warranty.




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PostPosted: 09-29-2017 10:59 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


:up:




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Kempston Joy
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PostPosted: 09-29-2017 11:19 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


just got a £1k TAX rebate :olo:

Laptop paid for.




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PostPosted: 10-14-2017 07:44 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


shaft wrote:
why? the OS doesn't even use the dedicated gpu unless a specific program needs it.


Correct, but unless you completely disable it in the BIOS, it is still drawing power. I have two Thinkpad T420, one with Nvidia GPU and one without. Idle battery on the Non-dedicated GPU is ~19 hours, while its only around 13 on the Nvidia (enabled in BIOS, set to use dedicated only when needed in control panel, like you described). Mabye newer laptops it's different, but that's my experience. (I used the same battery for testing both)



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