I am looking for a laptop

  • Windows 10 Pro, I don't want Windows 11
  • At least 15" screen
  • Normal keyboard,
  • F1-F12 should work without pressing another key
  • home, end, pageup, pagedn, ins and del should also work without pressing anything else
  • Not a fan of key engravings lit - they are either not visible or too bright
  • Dont need power guzzling touch screen
  • I want to attach a second screen via UBS or HDMI
  • Min 16GB ram
  • Min 1TB HDD
  • Preferably under $2000US
  • Open to Mac running windows

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Here are some minor details that I will be assuming when writing this answer:

There are no good laptops with HDD booting anymore, so I will assume an SSD is also ok. Windows is currently also only Windows 11 on new laptops but you can still install Windows 10 on most of them.

The one I would reccomend is the Framework 16 DIY. If you spec it out with 2x8GB RAM and a 1TB SSD, you would come out a little under $2000. For that kinda money you are getting an ultra repairable laptop (I have the Framework 13 and I have heared that the 16 is even better) with a Ryzen 7 7840HS and later the possibility for a GPU. You can connect up to 3 external displays if I'm correct (although you could technically have 6 HDMI ports but that's just stupid). The only downside is is that it has a backlit keyboard but I think you can turn it off. There is no option to buy a Windows 10 license (thanks Microsoft) but you can still install Windows 10 and then buy it later in the Microsoft store

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    I had a look, it seems that the display is only 13.5". Did you think therwise ? Aug 21 at 12:10
  • The Framework 16 DIY isn't available yet, it's in pre-order. The only Framework laptop available to buy today is the 13" one like OP saw.
    – Romen
    Aug 21 at 17:31
  • @Romen, I knew it was preorder. I can wait. The reason I am trying to buy a new one is because I want a larger screen than what I have now. And 13" is too small. Aug 22 at 5:59
  • The Framework 13 is indeed pretty small (which is the one I have) but the Framework 16 is 16in
    – Irsu85
    Aug 22 at 6:30
  • @Irsu85, Could you point me to a page on their website. I went through the process of building it up and just before ordering, decided it check the screen size. The only reference I found was 13" Aug 22 at 13:14

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