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Laptop for learning.

Jan 25, 2014
1,953 (0.73/day)
System Name AMD Black Widow
Processor AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz
Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-780T-D3L (rev. 4.0)
Cooling Cooler master hyper 212 EVO
Memory Kingston HyperX DDR3 2x4GB 1600MHz KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX
Video Card(s) Sapphire HD 7770 GHz Edition
Storage WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB 64MB 7k SATA600 Blue WD10EZEX, Samsung 850 EVO 256 GB SSD
Display(s) LG W2453SQ-PF
Case MS Cyclops IV
Power Supply LC Power LC600H-12 600 W
Software Windows 10 64bit
For the last few months I've been following a used parts site that occasionally has some good deals. I wanted to buy a laptop for some basic stuff (learning html,css, c++, photoshop etc.) The most demanding thing would be 3ds max (but nothing too fancy or demanding). I found a used laptop, but don't know if I should go for it and how much should I bid on it.
The specs are:
Acer aspire
intel core i7-3610QM CPU 2.30Ghz
17.3 led panel 1600x900
1000 gb HDD
8gb ddr3 memory
intel hd graphic 4000
hdmi,2 x usb,2 x usb 3.0, web camera, wireless, dvdrw, etc...
The battery last's about 2 hours.
Jan 5, 2006
11,515 (2.06/day)
System Name Desktop / Laptop
Processor Intel i7 6700K @ 4.5GHz (1.270 V) / Intel i3 7100U
Motherboard Asus Z170 Pro Gaming / HP 83A3 (U3E1)
Cooling Noctua NH-U12A 2 fans + Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut + 5 case fans / Fan
Memory 16GB DDR4 Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000MHz CL15 / 8GB DDR4 HyperX CL13
Video Card(s) MSI RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio / Intel HD620
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 500GB + Samsung 850 Pro 512GB + Samsung 860 Evo 1TB x2 / Samsung 256GB M.2 SSD
Display(s) 23.8" Dell S2417DG 165Hz G-Sync 1440p / 14" 1080p IPS Glossy
Case Be quiet! Silent Base 600 - Window / HP Pavilion
Audio Device(s) SupremeFX Onboard / Realtek onboard + B&O speaker system
Power Supply Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 750W / Powerbrick
Mouse Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Laser wireless / Logitech M330 wireless
Keyboard RAPOO E9270P Black 5GHz wireless / HP backlit
Software Windows 10 / Windows 10
Personally I would prefer at least a full hd display for more desktop real estate for Dreamweaver , Photoshop and such.
Apr 2, 2009
3,505 (0.79/day)
Looks good to me. You don't need dGPU for your purposes. It would have nice to have a Nvidia GPU for 3ds max but it's entirely optional.

If you get serious about 3ds max, you will be looking at my rig.