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~1000 CAD Laptop for Programming

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm going to go into programming in college next year and need to upgrade my laptop. My budget is around 1000 Canadian as the title says (I can go a bit over but not too much). I don't need to get it until December technically but probably aiming to get it around black Friday for better deals. I know the 8th gen intel processors are out but does anyone know how that compares to the HQ processors on gaming laptops? I don't mind if the laptop is a little heavy either but i'd like for it to have at least 256 SSD. Other than programming I would just do light gaming (overwatch probably the most intensive) and do some light room editing every now and then. 



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If you get a laptop with a Coffee Lake Core i7-8700HQ processor, it'll probably perform a little bit better than a Core i7-7700HQ or 6700HQ found on an older Kaby Lake or Skylake(respectively) laptop.

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A lot of developers/programmers/hackers (including me) are a big fan of the Lenovo Thinkpad line https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/c/thinkpad

Quite powerful machines for an acceptable price. Very reliable. Easily customizable.

Desktop: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 - ASRock A320M-HDV - MSI RX 560 4GB - CM Masterbox Lite 3.1 - Ballistix Sport LT 1x8GD4 - EVGA 430W PSU - Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD - Windows 8.1

Laptop: Intel Core2Duo P8700 - 4GB DDR2 - Intel GM45 Express graphics :( - Ubuntu 17.10 Gnome (Xorg)

Phone: LG Nexus 5 - LineageOS 14.1 - No gapps(Google Apps)

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