Need Laptop Advice (17.3" Non-Gaming)
I posted something similar in the deals section, but that was probably the wrong place for it. I'm not looking for a special deal, just a decent price or good seller for what I need. I'm looking for a pretty specific kind of laptop. I have the following requirements:
17.3 inch display
--256 GB SSD + 500GB or greater HDD (OR) just a 500GB + SSD
--1920x1080 Resolution (preferably IPS, but willing to consider TN)
--Unilingual English Keyboard (NO BILINGUAL KEYBOARD) that is considered a good keyboard for typing
--Nothing that looks like a gaming rig (flashy colors, etc.)
--Don't care about weight or battery life or portability.
I'd like to get a decent price. I don't care if the CPU or GPU are the latest and greatest, just reasonably decent. (No hard core gaming planned.) Refurbs and second-hand machines are OK. I'm looking to spend up to maybe ~$1400 Canadian. I'm willing to order cross border and deal with import duties if needed, and the risks that come with buying from the US (unless someone can convince me I'm underrating those risks). I'm currently in a place with limited access to a big city, and I'd prefer not to order a laptop without an SSD and then buy one and have it installed. There is, however, a Best Buy in Moncton I could possibly access for that, if anyone can convince me this is the best approach.
Basically, here in Canada, the retailer included SSD is the problem. Pretty much all Canadian retailers only put the SSDs on really high-end stuff, usually gaming rigs. In the US, there is more ability to customize mid-level stuff.