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Posted · Original PosterOP

So im a college student and my current laptop is starting to crap out on me. The battery doesnt last more than like 30 minutes, and the processor is so weak that it takes windows about 5 minutes to get up to speed even with turning all effects and things off to maximize performance. (its a Lenovo Z50-75 with the FX-7500 APU) So my question is, what is a CHEAP laptop that i can use to get my things for school done. All i need to do is write papers and stuff on it, and maybe play something like rocket league while im in-between classes and still have enough battery to get my papers and notes and things done. Im looking to maximize battery performance while still having just enough power to play the most basic of games. The price im looking for is about 300 - 500 USD, im willing to go for a little bit more than that, but not by a lot since i dont have a very large budget. Cheers to anybody who helps.


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2 minutes ago, The_Maskarade said:

5 minutes to get up to speed

Likely due to the old HDD, not the laptop, but that's besides the point lol.

 

 

Look into a used Thinkpad. X1 Carbon if you want thin and light, T or X series with a 72Wh battery if you want IO and potentially twelve hours of medium use from the external 72Wh battery alone.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, kelvinhall05 said:

Likely due to the old HDD, not the laptop, but that's besides the point lol.

 

 

Look into a used Thinkpad. X1 Carbon if you want thin and light, T or X series with a 72Wh battery if you want IO and potentially twelve hours of medium use from the external 72Wh battery alone.

Ive actually updated the old hard drive with a SSD, and its the processor thats pegged to 100% for a long while. But thanks for the suggestion of an old thinkpad, i will look into that.


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hp has some that are nice running amd but you will need to up grade the ram and the ssd before the pandemic i picked up a HP 14-dk0022wm for 100 from walmart it was a display i added 8gb or ram and 256gb ssd so for under 200 bucks it can play FN and cod so it should play rocket luege just do a lil bit of home work on the laptops you will be surprised what the cheap ones can be upgraded to mine can handle 32gb of ram and the windows s you can changed it to the full verison by going thru the windows store for free

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On 9/24/2020 at 7:35 PM, The_Maskarade said:

i dont have a very large budget. Cheers to anybody who helps.

Im fairly confident you can find something for $500. Id probably look at Dell or Lenovo. Ive known people in the past to own the Dell Inspiron laptops, they are kinda meh, but they last, at least for the people Ive known to have them. Looking on the dell website they have models with 10th gen i3, 8 gigs of ram and 128 GB NVMe drive for under $500. 

 

Another option is maybe look for a NEWER AMD APU, with decent ish specs. 

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