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Gloredex

Starting university in the fall, looking for a new laptop with longevity

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First off, I live in Sweden, so sending specific deals probably won't be of any help, unless they're in Sweden of course. Looking for something around 1000 $ (10000 SEK to be exact), but can go a bit higher if need be. Also I'm not looking to game on this thing, I already have a gaming PC for that.

 

Things I'm looking for (in order of importance):

  1. Longevity. I want something that can (hopefully) last throughout my eduction. This includes build quality. 
  2. Good keyboard/trackpad. Comfortable to use in long sessions, also I don't want to carry around a mouse all the time.
  3. Nice multitasking capability. Maybe a kind of "duh" thing for a laptop, but I just feel like I need to emphasise this. I was at one point considering the Zenbook duo just for the extra screen. 
  4. A nice screen. Not super important, but 4k support would be appreciated. 

 

Any advice is appreciated. 

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3 minutes ago, Gloredex said:

First off, I live in Sweden, so sending specific deals probably won't be of any help, unless they're in Sweden of course. Looking for something around 1000 $ (10000 SEK to be exact), but can go a bit higher if need be. Also I'm not looking to game on this thing, I already have a gaming PC for that.

 

Things I'm looking for (in order of importance):

  1. Longevity. I want something that can (hopefully) last throughout my eduction. This includes build quality. 
  2. Good keyboard/trackpad. Comfortable to use in long sessions, also I don't want to carry around a mouse all the time.
  3. Nice multitasking capability. Maybe a kind of "duh" thing for a laptop, but I just feel like I need to emphasise this. I was at one point considering the Zenbook duo just for the extra screen. 
  4. A nice screen. Not super important, but 4k support would be appreciated. 

 

Any advice is appreciated. 

Some options that come to mind are the Lenovo C940, last years Dell XPS 13 and the Huawei Matebook 13. I also recently read a review of the HP Envy x360 2 in 1 and it looks like it would fit your needs quite nicely


PC

Ryzen 5 2600 Stock

Sapphire Nitro+ Special Edition Radeon RX580 8GB (Would Recommend)

Gigabyte B450M DS3H (Don't recommend)

Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition

Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB DDR4 3000MHz CL15 

Phanteks P300 (Would Recommend)

Kingston A400 240GB SSD

Seagate BarraCuda 1TB HDD

Corsair CX550M 550W  80+ Bronze

Deepcool FH-10 Fan Hub

3x BeQuiet Pure Wings 2

 

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/marmour/saved/QTY3ZL

 

Peripherals

LG 24MK400H

Logitech G413 Carbon

Logitech G305 (AAA Adaptor - 10g reduction) (Would recommend)

Logitech Z150

HyperX Cloud II (Would recommend)

Moto G5 Plus (Webcam)

 

Phone

Pixel 3A XL (Would recommend)

 

*Useful Link* PSU Tier List: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1116640-psucultists-psu-tier-list/

 

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Last-gen X1 Carbon or potentially X1 Extreme if you can find one that fits your budget.


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SPECS:

CPU: Xeon X5650 OC'd to 4.4GHz @ 1.36V (courtesy of @XR6) Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 RAM: 4x4GB G.Skill DDR3 1866MHz GPU: Asus RX 570 Strix Storage: WD Blue 1TB and a 128GB Kingston UV400 PSU: EVGA 600B Case: Fractal Design Define C Monitor: 3x Dell P2210 on a Steelcase Eyesite triple monitor stand Mouse: Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless Keyboard: It changes, but usually Focus FK-9000 Mousepad: Steelseries QcK XL Headphones:  Sennheiser HD598SE

 

 

 

 

i use arch btw

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