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Help a tech noob pick a laptop for grad school

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi world I would appreciate any advice you can give me in this realm.

 

I would like a laptop that could last about 8 hours for a day of work.

Backlit keyboard is preferable.

 

I don't really know what I need in terms of cpu and graphics as I'm just learning about them now.

Casual games with friends but don't really care about graphics settings more about the time spent with them.

I mostly run some basic statistics software for research and some 3D modeling a few times a month.

 

Price wise perhaps in the $800 range.

 

 

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Look at the Ryzen-based ThinkPad. I think a ThinkPad E495 would be perfect

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Where are you from? Any preference on weight and display size? Need good GPU performance?


Feel free to ask for recommendations if you're looking for a new lappy!

 

My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

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Intel Core i5-8300H Nvidia GTX1050TI 2GB LP156WFG-SPB2 144Hz IPS 16GB 2666MHZ DDR4 RAM (2x8GB) PM981 256GB+ST1000LM035 1TB

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ODMs: Clevo, Tongfang, Quanta

 

My Phone: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Snapdragon 625, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Where are you from? Any preference on weight and display size? Need good GPU performance?

Buying in the US.

As long as the screen is 14 inches or greater its good.

My limit for weight would be 4-5 pounds I guess.

Average GPU is fine I guess whatever that means? I've never really had a "good" gpu to feel the difference.

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Fine with Intel iGPU?

 

Acer Swift 3 SF315-52G-55MH

HP Envy x360 15t customize with MX250

 

Ryzen mobile - might have reduced battery life:

Lenovo Thinkpad E495

HP Probook 445R/455R G6 - W10 Home/DOS, R5-3500U, UWVA (optional 400 nits), 65w adapter +RAM+SSD

Lenovo Ideapad S340-15API 81QG0002US

Lenovo Ideapad C340-14API 81SS000BUS


Feel free to ask for recommendations if you're looking for a new lappy!

 

My daily driver: Lenovo Legion Y530 [REVIEW]

Spoiler

Intel Core i5-8300H Nvidia GTX1050TI 2GB LP156WFG-SPB2 144Hz IPS 16GB 2666MHZ DDR4 RAM (2x8GB) PM981 256GB+ST1000LM035 1TB

Check out my blog here

Check out my older laptop reviews here

 

ODMs: Clevo, Tongfang, Quanta

 

My Phone: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Snapdragon 625, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM)

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