Mid range laptop recommendation ($1400 range)

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Apr 19, 2004
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Mid range laptop recommendation ($1400 range)

This is RFD you know. Looking for premium laptop for mid range price.

I know I can check the flyers and web sites but hoping someone else has done some research they could share.

Any recommendations? Looking at Dell or HP elitebooks.

Price point is ($1300 to 1400 range before tax)

Must be fast
Windows based
Light weight
Long battery life
15" screen with good viewing angles
Good long term driver support - For Win10 service ring update support
SSD 500 or larger
8Gb ram min 16Gb preferred
Vendor or store must offer accidental breakage protection as a add on

Nice to have or optional
HDMI vs Displayport
Touch screen
Second SSD or DVD

Not required
Not for gaming
Mega or second storage not a concern

Will be used as a standard laptop but with some medium duty actives. Large Excels, some small video editing, Pictupe processing, Speech to text and text to speech software.
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I think im going to pickup this unit New Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition Laptop.
Unless someone better options

The total budget is $1800ish with 3-4 year breakage insurance and tax in. Saving money under $1800 is not a concern.

Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 (7591)
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10510U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.9 GHz)
NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 with 2GB GDDR5 graphics memory
16GB 2x8GB DDR4 2666MHz
Intel Optane Memory H10 32GB with 512GB Solid State Storage
15.6-inch UHD (3840 x 2160) Truelife Touch Narrow Border WVA Display with Active Pen support
1x USB 3.1 (THunderbolt) Gen 1, 1 x USB 1 Gen 1, Type-C, 1 x HDMI out 2.0 port, and headset jack
Intel® Wi-Fi 6 2x2 (Gig+)
4-Cell Battery, 68 Whr (Integrated)
90 Watt AC Adapter
Windows 10 Home 64bit English
Dark Grey Backlit Keyboard, English
1 year support

$2,048.99 - Base cost
- $349.00 - Dell Discount promo
- $85.00 - 5% Coupon code
$1,614.99 - Total
$0.00 - Delivery
$209.95 - HST
$1,824.94 - Total

Costco has a similar unit for $899 to $999. Older processor, but has a 3 cell 39 or 42 Whr battery.