Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Kolgrim17

College Laptop Help

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, I'm looking to buy a new laptop for college which I'm starting in about a month. I have looked extensively through many sites, videos, and forums, but can't seem to find a perfect one. It needs to be $1100 at most (bonus points if on sale or has deal). This laptop will be used for school work, coding and possibly for work. (This will NOT be used for gaming). Any and all reccomdations, advice, or ideas will be a big help! Thank you! 

My preferences for a laptop are (but not limited to):
• 15 inch screen
• Slim build (not bulky)
• Strong CPU
• Good amount of SSD (with possible additional HDD)
• Not touch screen
• Long battery life

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Kolgrim17 said:

Hi, I'm looking to buy a new laptop for college which I'm starting in about a month. I have looked extensively through many sites, videos, and forums, but can't seem to find a perfect one. It needs to be $1100 at most (bonus points if on sale or has deal). This laptop will be used for school work, coding and possibly for work. (This will NOT be used for gaming). Any and all reccomdations, advice, or ideas will be a big help! Thank you! 

My preferences for a laptop are (but not limited to):
• 15 inch screen
• Slim build (not bulky)
• Strong CPU
• Good amount of SSD (with possible additional HDD)
• Not touch screen
• Long battery life

I believe alex did a review on some laptops which you may be after on shortcircuit, might want to check it out if its wverything you're after. Other than that, I don't use laptops anymore so I can't give you my own opinion on whats a decent laptop with specs like that.

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Kolgrim17 said:

 

-HP Envy x360 with R5 4500U or better

-Lenovo Ideapad 5 15 with 4500U or  better

-Asus Zephyrus G14 with 4600H or 4800H (if within budget)

 

If you want the best CPU performance, ryzen 4000 is the obvious choice. The U series will probably suit you more as the H series are often paired with discrete GPUs in more 'gamery' and less refined designs, although they will be more powerful.

 

Edit:  Also, Lenovo Flex 5 14


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/

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×