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For those that take their laptop to work, school etc everyday.... how much does your laptop weigh? Is it a pain to carry with you? Will you buy a lighter laptop next time? Any other thoughts advice on getting a laptop that you didnt think about? Thanks

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3 minutes ago, killaDZA said:

For those that take their laptop to work, school etc everyday.... how much does your laptop weigh? Is it a pain to carry with you? Will you buy a lighter laptop next time? Any other thoughts advice on getting a laptop that you didnt think about? Thanks

Depends on your own body weight and body stature, but i had a hard time carrying my laptop (2,5kg) for like 6 hours in school non stop. Im 168 cm and 55kg.

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3 minutes ago, killaDZA said:

For those that take their laptop to work, school etc everyday.... how much does your laptop weigh? Is it a pain to carry with you? Will you buy a lighter laptop next time? Any other thoughts advice on getting a laptop that you didnt think about? Thanks

The problem I think you will find with taking it to school etc. Isn't the weight but how bulky it is. I carry around a 2009 macbook and I don't find it heavy, just thick. I can't take all my books if I have that in my bag. 


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I care about weight zero.

If a laptop is 3 times the weight and 3 times as thick as another laptop but is proportionally as powerful , then I'm all for it. I'd rather have a heavy laptop that was faster for a longer period of time then a lighter laptop that was too slow after a year or two of usage.

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Just now, emosun said:

I care about weight zero.

If a laptop is 3 times the weight and 3 times as thick as another laptop but is proportionally as powerful , then I'm all for it. I'd rather have a heavy laptop that was faster for a longer period of time then a lighter laptop that was too slow after a year or two of usage.

well, i want to see you carrying the predator 21X all day in school xD

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Just now, Dumbee said:

well, i want to see you carrying the predator 21X all day in school xD

it's only 20lbs , that's about 40lbs less than the feed bags I have to throw over my shoulder when i feed the animals lol

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Just now, emosun said:

it's only 20lbs , that's about 40lbs less than the feed bags I have to throw over my shoulder when i feed the animals lol

Do you walk arround with those bags for 6 hours straight? I myself can also lift a lot, but te more I lift, less time I can do it for. For a laptop for school, i'd recommend 1,5-2kg max even if you're strong af, its good enough for what you need it to do and it's light enough to not be unconfortable

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If school/work requires intensive rendering then they better have a computer suited for the task on site, else I wouldn't want to be there in the first place. That aside, I'd go for an ultrabook for low weight and compactness. No point having a discrete GPU that adds cost, weight, bulk, and drains the battery. And you dont go to school/work to play games. Focus on what needs to be done and get the right equipment to do the job.


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Just now, huilun02 said:

If school/work requires intensive rendering then they better have a computer suited for the task on site, else I wouldn't want to be there in the first place. That aside, I'd go for an ultrabook for low weight and compactness. No point having a discrete GPU that adds cost, weight, bulk, and drains the battery. And you dont go to school/work to play games. Focus on what needs to be done and get the right equipment to do the job.

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1 minute ago, Dumbee said:

Do you walk arround with those bags for 6 hours straight? 

I'm sorry do you walk around a school for 6 hours straight?

here I was under the impression school involved sitting in a room at some point , though it's been many years since I was last in school maybe they changed it.

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4lbs maximum for me. I can lift a lot more than that, but I dont like walking around with a heavy bag. I dont mind if it's a bit slow because the heavy work is left for the heavy desktop at home. For a laptop, all I want is a fast and high capacity SSD, 16GB RAM and good battery life.


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1 minute ago, emosun said:

I'm sorry do you walk around a school for 6 hours straight?

here I was under the impression school involved sitting in a room at some point , though it's been many years since I was last in school maybe they changed it.

That doesnt change the fact that you don't need a heavy laptop,even if you need it for a specific type of work and your school isnt well equiped. Even then there are a lot of good laptops that can be powerful, slim and light such as the MSI GS63VR (it's 1.9kg) has a 1060(i think there are some models with a 1070) and a Quad Core processor

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1 minute ago, Dumbee said:

That doesnt change the fact that you don't need a heavy laptop,even if you need it for a specific type of work and your school isnt well equiped. Even then there are a lot of good laptops that can be powerful, slim and light such as the MSI GS63VR (it's 1.9kg) has a 1060(i think there are some models with a 1070) and a Quad Core processor

why are you even arguing?

The op asked our opinions. In my opinion , size matter zero because I'm not a whimpy girl and can handle heavy objects. buzz off

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Weight is less of an issue than size for me, 15.6" is too big to pull out of and put back into my bag all day


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36 minutes ago, killaDZA said:

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I prefer <2kg. But mine weights 2.4kg


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mine is an average 2.27kg from 8 years ago at this point.... wow it's been a while (mostly use desktop) and if i have to carry it all day i do feel it and i'd prefer not to have it. but i haven't had anything lighter so idk. I either bring it if i need it or leave it. but for classes where you're mostly sitting all day i don't think it makes a difference. and if you have lots of books get a bigger bag....... this seem obvious.

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My laptop weighs 2.5kg, along with its 1kg power brick. I've been carrying it to school for 3 years and have been complaining for 3 years about its size and weight LOL. My next laptop would definitely be a smaller and lighter one.


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When I was between laptops, I had borrowed an old HP ZD8000 for a month. Besides the Alienware M18x and that one laptop with the mech keyboard, I hadn't seen anything wlse that compares in size. My HP DV7 is a featherweight by comparison.

 

The weight wasn't an issue so much as the lackluster battery life, by which I mean this thing will die in about a half hour of browsing. For all intents and purposes, that Pentium 4-M was essentially a desktop cpu, at least as far as power consumption goes. It's performance paled in comparison to my deceased laptop's Core 2 Duo though.

 

Don't think my back appreciated it much, especially walking up the stairs with this thing.


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Buy a laptop that meets your requirements, if all you do is word and use a browser, then I would personally just get a 13" Ultrabook, but if you are doing engineering and need to build stuff in 3D, then get the most powerful laptop you can get your hands on. I have gotten a i7 7700hq with a 1050ti to lag a ton in inventor. My own bagpack weighs on average 10-11kg, I wouldn't classify that as super heavy or anything like that, I can feel that I have it on, but that is about it. I personally don't give a damn if my laptop weight is 1.5kg or 2.8kg, I am also going to stuff my backpack with like 1kg of PC accessories. I don't care if it is 1cm thick or 3.5cm thick, I actually prefer the thicker laptops, since the cooling system in those is often better. The only thing I really care about when we talk form factor is the screen size, 17" is too big, I would rather have a thicker and heavier 15".

Right now I have a 14" laptop that weighs about 2kg, super easy to lift and move around. I will most likely get a laptop that weighs 2.6kg next time.


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A balance is better I think a laptop near 5lbs 15 inch is the best at this case gives power and portability both . Battery  life is not taken here u can’t get much out of laptop with discrete gpu but the lower ones like mx 150 is nice but performance not that great . 

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