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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I am looking to buy a new laptop and my budget it around $750-$800

I found 2 main options -

  1. Surface book (Gen 1) with 128GB Storage 8GB RAM and a Skylake i5 (Dual Core and 4 Threads) 3000*2000 Pixels display
  2. Asus Zenbook UX330UA with 256GB Storage 8GB RAM and a Coffee Lake i5 (Quad Core and 8 Threads) 1920*1080 Pixels display

I am a Computer Science Student and will do some light to medium programming

Which one should i get?

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First, it's not Coffee Lake, it's Kaby Lake Refresh
Second, the KB-R is WAY better than the old 2c4t ULV CPUs. However, you might want to wait for laptops with 6 core HQ chips or just get a laptop with desktop CPU since you're studying CS. Anyway, the KB-R CPU is still a strong, capable CPU (similar performance to 7300HQ at 15W TDP)


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, ZM Fong said:

First, it's not Coffee Lake, it's Kaby Lake Refresh
Second, the KB-R is WAY better than the old 2c4t ULV CPUs. However, you might want to wait for laptops with 6 core HQ chips or just get a laptop with desktop CPU since you're studying CS

I have a really tight budget
What would u recommend for $800?

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2 minutes ago, TurkarYash said:

I have a really tight budget
What would u recommend for $800?

Do you have any other requirements like battery life, display, max weight, good input devices etc?
Also, do you have time to wait for new laptops or you need a laptop now?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, ZM Fong said:

Do you have any other requirements like battery life, display, max weight, good input devices etc?
Also, do you have time to wait for new laptops or you need a laptop now?

I am running a chromebook with linux so I need a laptop now , as in by end of the month.
I have a powerful PC so I just need a laptop to code at school and maybe run Matlab. I can do all the heavy lifting on my PC so I was considering the Surface book.
Battery life should be atleast 6 hours and it needn't be light as the LG Gram but neither should it be heavy

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6 minutes ago, TurkarYash said:

I am running a chromebook with linux so I need a laptop now , as in by end of the month.
I have a powerful PC so I just need a laptop to code at school and maybe run Matlab. I can do all the heavy lifting on my PC so I was considering the Surface book.
Battery life should be atleast 6 hours and it needn't be light as the LG Gram but neither should it be heavy

Well then just grab an Ultrabook with KB-R CPU. The UX330UA is a solid option if you don't mind its OKish keyboard and touchpad

Edit: Acer Swift 3 also not bad if you don't mind its entry level IPS display and also OKish input devices


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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, ZM Fong said:

Well then just grab an Ultrabook with KB-R CPU. The UX330UA is a solid option if you don't mind its OKish keyboard and touchpad

Edit: Acer Swift 3 also not bad if you don't mind its entry level IPS display and also OKish input devices

Thanks , I'll look into it!

 

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22 minutes ago, TurkarYash said:

So I am looking to buy a new laptop and my budget it around $750-$800

I found 2 main options -

  1. Surface book (Gen 1) with 128GB Storage 8GB RAM and a Skylake i5 (Dual Core and 4 Threads) 3000*2000 Pixels display
  2. Asus Zenbook UX330UA with 256GB Storage 8GB RAM and a Coffee Lake i5 (Quad Core and 8 Threads) 1920*1080 Pixels display

I am a Computer Science Student and will do some light to medium programming

Which one should i get?

Coffee lake i5 have 6c/6t. I think the i5 with hyperthreading is the 7640k 


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I am pretty happy with my Thinkpad E470 i got of the Lenovo Campus Programm a year ago for 800€ not sure if this option also exists in your country. It has a matt 1080p ips/ 256 GB SSD / Kaby lake i7 7500U (2c/4t)/940MX graphics and 16Gb Ram solid I/O and most important for me a nice Keyboard.   

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8 minutes ago, PETRGangKing said:

Coffee lake i5 have 6c/6t. I think the i5 with hyperthreading is the 7640k 

OP is talking about laptops and was looking for KBR laptops.


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