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hello,

although i already have laptops now, im really thinking of getting 1 more. ive been struggling with this question for a long time:

How do i decide which laptop to buy thats best for me? I am a light user. I dont play any hardcore games, use adobe photoshop, run any software in the background to take up memory, or use 3d modeling software. I may open a few mozilla firefox or internet explorer tabs at once, and use ms word. i may also simultaneously download files. but thats about it. I know ms windows 10 uses like 1gb to 2gb ram typically so I dont want to skimp on memory and i dont want a small ssd or other kind of drive. i want the computer to last at least a few years since i dont buy laptops every day

should I:
1) buy the cheapest laptop (new sealed in box, and with a sata drive for the highest capacity) (e.g., intel core i3, 4gb ram, 1tb hd)
2) buy the best-selling laptop (maybe its an average priced laptop) (e.g., intel core i3, 6gb ram, 1tb hd)
3) buy the most expensive laptop (but i fear itd be overkill for my needs/i fear itd have speed or features that id never really have a need for) (e.g., intel core i7-6800hq, 64gb ram, 1tb hd + 1tb ssd) <---- I know that's a beast of a computer!!!

im not dirt poor. I dont mind spending money for necessary specs or components in a laptop because i dont want the computer to lag opening up a simple program like ms word. but i also dont want to waste money getting like a 2000 dollar super-powerful computer for gaming cuz thatd have way too many specs and speed for what id ever need, yes?

please advise. thanks

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buy the cheapest, it costs the same as 2 best selling and 5 most expensive

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You don't do anything demanding with your laptop so any *new* laptop with a SSD for the hard drive and 8GB memory or more will feel snappy to you.  I'd look for the best deal on a Core i3 I could find.

Factors you should consider would be screen size, the inclusion of a number key pad, weight, touch screen, etc.

You can always add an external hard drive for storage.
 

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Thank you all! btw: I just found this helpful site: http://www.cheatsheet.com/technology/15-mistakes-too-many-people...

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Some laptops don't come with an ethernet port now. Just wifi. So if you have a nice 100Mbps or better internet source, you may not get full use of it.

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