Check out the Best Porn Sites for an ad-free browsing experience!

Get laptop suggestions from geeks that know

29,922 subscribers a community for 6 years, 6 months

last post today [+]

A place for prospective laptop buyers to get suggestions from people who know the intimate details of the hardware.

This is not a place for special deals on laptops, or a place to sell your old laptop.

New Here?

New to reddit? Click here!

Rules and posting advice

Quick Picks (click me! :D )

The Laptop Form

Resources

PSA: Low Quality TN Displays

>Most of today's TN-type laptop displays exhibit a dull appearance due to poor contrast. This is not a characteristic of TN itself, but rather of this low quality type of TN. The $600+ market seemed to be moving exclusively towards better displays, however low quality displays seem to be making a comeback. Many find display quality to be a noticeable difference, and in most cases alternatives with better displays are available.

Higher-priced laptops with poor displays.

  • Dell Inspiron 7567 FHD
  • MSI GS63VR Kaby Lake @ Best Buy
  • Sager NP5855, Prostar N855HJ
  • ASUS K501UW, FX502VM
  • ASUS GL502VT @ Best Buy
  • MSI GL62M, GP62MVR, CX62

PSA: False High-Res Displays

>Many laptops that list resolutions of 3840x2160 (4K UHD), 3200x1800 (QHD+), and 2560x1440 (QHD) in product specifications claim their respective numbers by using the RG/BW PenTile matrix, which does not provide the full detail of the resolutions. They carry the same performance requirements, but the picture is less sharp. This is often considered to be a deceptive marketing practice. It is recommended to research the specific laptops before buying, to determine whether or not this is the case.

Laptops with false high-resolution displays:

  • Old Dell Inspiron 7559 4K
  • MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro 4K
  • HP Pavilion, Envy, Omen 15 UHD
  • Old 2016 HP Spectre x360 15 4K
  • HP Envy 13 QHD+
  • ASUS Zenbook 13.3" QHD+
  • ASUS Zenbook (Pro) 15.6" 4K
  • ASUS Vivobook, ROG 15.6" 4K
  • Samsung QHD, QHD+, 4K
  • Clevo w/ LG/Samsung 15.6" 4K
  • Old Ideapads: Yoga QHD+, Y50 4K

Laptops with true high-resolution displays:

  • New Dell Inspiron 7567 4K
  • New 2017 HP Spectre x360 13/15 4K
  • Dell XPS 12, 13, 15
  • New Ideapads: Yoga 4K, Y700 4K
  • Lenovo Legion Y720 4K
  • HP Spectre x360 13 QHD
  • HP Pavilion, Omen 17 UHD
  • Clevo w/ Sharp 15.6" 4K (rare)
  • All Gigabyte/Aorus/Alienware/Razer
  • All business-class Lenovo, Dell, HP
  • All 12.5"/17.3" QHD & 4K UHD
  • All 13.3"/14" QHD except Samsung
  • All Microsoft SurfaceBook models
  • All Retina Macbooks

Undetermined:

  • Samsung Chromebook Plus
  • ASUS Zenbook Pro UX550
  • Acer Nitro VN7-593G
  • Gigabyte Sabre 15 UHD

Helpful Guides/Links

Related Subreddits

  • /r/BuildAPC
  • /r/SuggestAPC
  • /r/SuggestASmartphone
  • /r/Hardware
  • /r/Techsupport
  • /r/Laptops
  • /r/Ultrabooks
  • /r/LaptopAMA
  • /r/LaptopDeals
Read the helpful sidebar and sticky post before posting! Include country, budget, and screen size in title!

no tags added yet, be the first

keeping track of 1,010,849 reddits

about

help

links