Anyone Able To Help Me Find A Laptop?
I’ve been a desktop pc person my whole life. I’ve never really bothered keeping up with laptops. Especially over the last several years, I’ve been way out of the loop.
Now circumstances are requiring me to go with a laptop. The single biggest thing I want, however, is a docking station that can run multiple monitors. 90%+ of the time, I’ll be stationary at home and using it like a desktop. It’s that last ~10% that requires me to be able to be mobile that means I have to go laptop.
Price point is under $1,000.
My other list of desirables:
15" form factor
16GB of RAM (When I am mobile, I’ll be doing heavy photoshop work and when I’m home, I’ll be doing VERY heavy spreadsheet work)
Dedicated graphics card but it doesn’t need to be really high end
At least 512GB storage, 1TB is even better
That’s really it. I’ve been looking mostly at gaming laptops since they are more likely to have 16GB of ram and a video card. However, it seems almost like docking stations are a thing of the past now. Most things seem to be port replicators and even those seem like very few of them are anything beyond glorified USB hubs. I honestly don’t care too much about brand, weight, thinness, etc.
I want to be able to plug in 2 monitors (If I can use the laptop screen as well, great. If not, I’m fine with that), keyboard, mouse, USB headset, an external USB hard drive, and external speakers.
Is what I want even a thing? Especially a docking station that provides power as well as connections for the other things?
I’ve been looking for weeks now and just can’t seem to come up with something that works.
Thank you for any suggestions!
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