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Are either of these good deals for a $500 laptop?

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Are either of these good deals for a $500 laptop?

I need to buy a new laptop in the $500 range. Are either of these good deals, and if so which is better (both are 15.6" and come with Windows 10 Home):

1) Dell Touchscreen Laptop. Intel Core I3-813OU Processor. 8GB RAM. 128GB SSD. 1920x1080 screen resolution. Built-in optical drive. Includes free Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition. With taxes can get for $565 from Best Buy.

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/de ... n/B0012390

2) Asus VivoBook X510XA Laptop. AMD A12-9720 Processor. 8GB RAM. 256GB SSD. 1366x768 screen resolution. With taxes and $20 coupon, can get for $485 from Staples.

https://www.staples.ca/products/2940858 ... ws-10-home
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Wrong forum. Post it in shopping discussions.
I would avoid any laptop with a 13x7 resolution screen.
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That question is not a good deal OP.
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Let's assume you don't mind getting a used laptop...this might be a good option ($525):
DELL PRECISION (Mobile workstation) 3510, Core I7/6700HQ 8GB RAM 256SSD, Windows 10 Pro Pre-loaded (Legit, not shady)
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https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0

Spec / Data sheet: https://i.dell.com/sites/csdocuments/Sh ... -Sheet.pdf

CPU Performance difference: https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/AM ... 3225vs2586

The company's website is here... People from this forum have had good experience with them: http://www.bauersystems.com/

Resolution is unknown...call them up and ask I guess.
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[OP]
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Sorry, my bad. I've barely ever used redflagdeals forums and didn't know where to post question. Is there a way for me to delete or move my question?

You can see I don't really know much about computers either, which is why I'm asking if either of those laptops is at all a good deal. I'm not even sure if VisualMastermind is making fun of my question and saying they're both awful deals, or is actually saying they're both good deals.
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jgood76 wrote: Sorry, my bad. I've barely ever used redflagdeals forums and didn't know where to post question. Is there a way for me to delete or move my question?

You can see I don't really know much about computers either, which is why I'm asking if either of those laptops is at all a good deal. I'm not even sure if VisualMastermind is making fun of my question and saying they're both awful deals, or is actually saying they're both good deals.
He is making fun, he probably did not look at the laptops. It's a meme here to reply with "Hot! Taking 2!" when someone post something in hot deals if it is not an actual hot deal.
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Here would be a better place for you to post your question :)
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jgood76 wrote: Sorry, my bad. I've barely ever used redflagdeals forums and didn't know where to post question. Is there a way for me to delete or move my question?

You can see I don't really know much about computers either, which is why I'm asking if either of those laptops is at all a good deal. I'm not even sure if VisualMastermind is making fun of my question and saying they're both awful deals, or is actually saying they're both good deals.
Don't take it personally, as @InvaIid pointed out it's something that's done if you post in hot deals when it doesn't belong. I didn't look at the laptops and don't know enough to help, but hopefully you can get a good answer from someone!
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Take this as a lesson to read the rules of future forums you come across...
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Once again, I apologize to everyone for originally posting this in the wrong forum. Thanks to a moderator for moving it to the correct forum. Does anyone here have any advice regarding the question I posted at the start of this thread?

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