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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello everyone,

I have recently gotten interested into coding and that of programming. So through this I wish to get a laptop with Kali Linux, and I know that an I5 and 8 GB of ram is most likely necessary. I was just wondering if anyone knew a laptop that is under 300 dollars and has either of these specs or is able to be upgraded to these specs for not much money. 

Thank you for any help!

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Shuffle05 said:

Hello everyone,

I have recently gotten interested into coding and that of programming. So through this I wish to get a laptop with Kali Linux, and I know that an I5 and 8 GB of ram is most likely necessary. I was just wondering if anyone knew a laptop that is under 300 dollars and has either of these specs or is able to be upgraded to these specs for not much money. 

Thank you for any help!

 

 

Kinda hard to find a laptop with Kali Linux, but any normal Windows Laptop can get Kali Linux 

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You won't be able to find a 300$ laptop with an i5 or Ryzen 5. At best you can get a Ryzen 3 3200U.

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23 minutes ago, Shuffle05 said:

Hello everyone,

I have recently gotten interested into coding and that of programming. So through this I wish to get a laptop with Kali Linux, and I know that an I5 and 8 GB of ram is most likely necessary. I was just wondering if anyone knew a laptop that is under 300 dollars and has either of these specs or is able to be upgraded to these specs for not much money. 

Thank you for any help!

The i5 and 8 GB isn't really that necessary. Kali actually is a fairly lightweight OS, that even runs on my ARM HP Chromebook.


Main: AMD Ryzen 7 1700X, Nvidia GTX 780, 16 GB 3000 MT/s DDR4 Fedora 32 x86_64

Secondary: Intel Xeon X5670, Nvidia GTX 660, 24 GB 1333 MT/s DDR3 Windows 10 Home x86_64

Server: Intel Xeon X5670, 60 GB 1333 MT/s DDR3-R Ubuntu Server 20.04.1 LTS x86_64

Laptop: Intel Core i5-3320M, 16 GB 1600 MT/s DDR3 Fedora 32 x86_64

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Posted · Original PosterOP
14 minutes ago, Nano Adam said:

Kinda hard to find a laptop with Kali Linux, but any normal Windows Laptop can get Kali Linux 

ok I knew this i was just wondering if you guys knew any laptops that i could get for relatively cheap?

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6 minutes ago, svmlegacy said:

The i5 and 8 GB isn't really that necessary. Kali actually is a fairly lightweight OS, that even runs on my ARM HP Chromebook.

What specs would you recommend on a laptop then to specifically run kali.

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1 minute ago, Shuffle05 said:

ok I knew this i was just wondering if you guys knew any laptops that i could get for relatively cheap?

For programming you don't need powerful machines, unless you are doing like machine learning and training models.

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5 minutes ago, Shuffle05 said:

What specs would you recommend on a laptop then to specifically run kali.

Depeds on what you're doing with it. Kali is an OS. If you're just looking for a web browser, I'd say 4 GB of ram and any modern CPU (excepting Atom devices)


Main: AMD Ryzen 7 1700X, Nvidia GTX 780, 16 GB 3000 MT/s DDR4 Fedora 32 x86_64

Secondary: Intel Xeon X5670, Nvidia GTX 660, 24 GB 1333 MT/s DDR3 Windows 10 Home x86_64

Server: Intel Xeon X5670, 60 GB 1333 MT/s DDR3-R Ubuntu Server 20.04.1 LTS x86_64

Laptop: Intel Core i5-3320M, 16 GB 1600 MT/s DDR3 Fedora 32 x86_64

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2 hours ago, svmlegacy said:

Depeds on what you're doing with it. Kali is an OS. If you're just looking for a web browser, I'd say 4 GB of ram and any modern CPU (excepting Atom devices)

Alright i just dont know exactly what kind of laptop would be good for  this kinda stuff

Any recommendations on brands?

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2 hours ago, Nano Adam said:

For programming you don't need powerful machines, unless you are doing like machine learning and training models.

ok thanks was just wondering for the type of ethical hacking type of use any laptops you would recomend?

 

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2 hours ago, 5x5 said:

You won't be able to find a 300$ laptop with an i5 or Ryzen 5. At best you can get a Ryzen 3 3200U.

You can easily get an HP Probook/Elitebook or Dell Latitude with a 4th Gen i5, 8GB memory, and a 128 to 250GB SSD for below $300.


Main Desktop: CPU - I9-9900k @5ghz | Mobo - Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master | GPU - Asus ROG STRIX 2080ti OC RAM - G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB 3200mhz | AIO - H100i Pro RGB | PSU - Evga 850 GQ | Case - Fractal Design Meshify C White | Storage - Samsung 970 Pro M.2 NVME SSD 512GB / Sabrent Rocket 1TB NVME SSD / Samsung 860 Evo Pro 500GB / Seagate 2TB Firecuda Hybrid Drive |

 

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If you ask for a Mid Tower case recommend, I will 90% of the time recommend the Fractal Design Meshify C or S2.

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38 minutes ago, SpookyCitrus said:

You can easily get an HP Probook/Elitebook or Dell Latitude with a 4th Gen i5, 8GB memory, and a 128 to 250GB SSD for below $300.

ok thanks for your help where would i go about looking for this because i cant specifically find one for under 300$

 

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4 hours ago, SpookyCitrus said:

You can easily get an HP Probook/Elitebook or Dell Latitude with a 4th Gen i5, 8GB memory, and a 128 to 250GB SSD for below $300.

Why? The 4th gen i5 ULVs are two times slower than a modern Ryzen 3 3200U

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10 hours ago, 5x5 said:

Why? The 4th gen i5 ULVs are two times slower than a modern Ryzen 3 3200U

Yes they are a little slower, however, you can find them for $230 to $280 sometimes can even snag a 6th Gen i5 in that price range, where as a 3200U laptop with 4GB of memory is more in the $350 to $400 price range, they may be a little slower in the CPU department but they are still plenty capable for what OP wants to do and $100 or more cheaper. OP is asking for a laptop less than $300, you could maybe snag a 3200u system from Dell outlet or used for under $300 but barely under and it will likely only have 4GB of memory which IMO 4GB is not enough for a computer running Windows 10, so then you're looking at spending an extra $35 on another 4GB memory stick. I recommended something that is more than capable of doing what OP wants for within their budget possibly even cheaper I don't see a problem as OP even implies that $300 is their max budget. If they had some wiggle room with the budget a slightly more expensive newer Ryzen laptop would definitely be a strong recommend.


Main Desktop: CPU - I9-9900k @5ghz | Mobo - Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master | GPU - Asus ROG STRIX 2080ti OC RAM - G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB 3200mhz | AIO - H100i Pro RGB | PSU - Evga 850 GQ | Case - Fractal Design Meshify C White | Storage - Samsung 970 Pro M.2 NVME SSD 512GB / Sabrent Rocket 1TB NVME SSD / Samsung 860 Evo Pro 500GB / Seagate 2TB Firecuda Hybrid Drive |

 

TV Streaming PC: Intel Nuc CPU - i7 8th Gen | RAM - 16GB DDR4 2666mhz | Storage - 256GB WD Black M.2 NVME SSD |

 

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S10+ - Ceramic White 512GB |

 

If you ask for a Mid Tower case recommend, I will 90% of the time recommend the Fractal Design Meshify C or S2.

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17 hours ago, Shuffle05 said:

ok thanks was just wondering for the type of ethical hacking type of use any laptops you would recomend?

 

For ethical hacking, I don't really do, so I won't have much knowledge about that. Sorry.

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