Question Which laptop should I choose?

zsmaniac19

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Hello All,

I am struggling with the age old question of choosing a laptop with some better but older specs or a newer laptop. I will use this Laptop mostly as a workstation PC, using MS office, watching shows, and some very light gaming (Age of Empires 2 HD, Two Point Hospital, etc.)

(Also, as an aside, Microcenter is awesome)

I will list the two below:

Dell Inspiron 15 5593 15.6" Laptop Computer - Silver Intel Core i5-1035G1 Processor 1.0GHz; 8GB DDR4-2666 RAM; 256GB Solid State Drive; Intel UHD Graphics - Open Box Price is $450.96

(https://www.microcenter.com/product/612170/dell-inspiron-15-5593-156-laptop-computer---silver?ob=1)

Or,

HP Pavilion 15-cs2073cl 15.6" Laptop Computer Refurbished - Blue Intel Core i7-8565U Processor 1.8GHz; NVIDIA GeForce MX250 4GB GDDR5; 16GB DDR4-2400 RAM; 1TB Hard Drive - Sale Price is $479.99

(https://www.microcenter.com/product/612786/hp-pavilion-15-cs2073cl-156-laptop-computer-refurbished---blue)


So here are my personal thoughts and I would love to know what you guys think as well.

The Pros for the Dell are:
Newer i5 processor, NVME hard drive, is cheaper, has a standard screen and has better battery life, 1 year warranty. Plus I personally like Dell over HP
Cons:
No dedicated graphics, less RAM

The pros for the HP are:
The HP has a an older processor but its an i7, it has a dedicated graphics card, 16GB of RAM.
Cons:
it has a 1 TB 5400 RPM HDD, is refurbished, and is slightly more expensive, has a touchscreen, 90 day warranty

I have been losing sleep over this for two days, can some one just give me the definitive right answer? LOL

Any advice is appreciated, Thanks,

Zack
 

zsmaniac19

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Nov 16, 2017
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Hey, thanks for the reply Joe. I was leaning in that exact same direction, I just was a little wary of the idea of it being refurbished. I don't know how the machine was used before and I don't want any of the parts to wear out. I have purchased a refurbished SSD before and about 1 year later I had to get a new one because it went end of life. Have you had other experience with a completely refurbed system?
 
Feb 13, 2020
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In Refurbs the main issues you will get are the Hard drives and the battery. The hard drives that I see used are older, they just make sure it is working. The batteries are usually those replacement batteries which last about 1 year to a 1.5 years. Every now and them there is an OEM one that doesn't have any issues for a while, but it will keep a charge
 

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