A friend told me his Asus S56CB-XO477H from 2013 is "broken". I don't know yet if the hard drive died, but if that's the case, what new Windows laptop would you recommend for $500-800, for office use and light video editing (eg. slicing and joining parts) ?
He says he has no need for a DVD drive, which few laptops seem to have these days anyway.
For reference, that laptop is powered by an Intel Core i5-3317U CPU (Dual-Core 1.7 GHz / 2.6 GHz Turbo - Cache L3 3 MB), has 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a mate monitor, NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 740M with 2GB DDR3 VRAM graphic chip, and runs Windows 8.
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Last edited by yetanotherlogin; 4th Aug 2019 at 06:35.
For '$500-800' you might look into a refurbished laptop. You may not find much of anything useful in new laptops for those prices.
Check Amazon or similar retailers.
Is not your question, but don't be very fast in throwing out your HD,
it maybe very much alive and your data still there, your computer may died from another cause.
If it's just the hard drive died then buy a new solid state drive (SSD) and re-install Windows etc. Up and flying for probably well under £200.
And any business applications should run fine as well.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for the tips.