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Gabe Bal

Laptops for school?

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Hey, I know this is a bit late, but I’m trying to look for a laptop for school and post secondary. I’m willing to spend $1000+ on it. I’ll use it for typing documents, using office and computer programming, basic use like emails and for light gaming. Something preferably 13”-14”, as I will be carrying it around a lot. The battery will need to last close to 10 hours and there should be either fingerprint sensor or windows hello.

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do you have a  prefference in terms of screen aspect ratio?


some laptop use 3:2 like the huawei matebook x pro.

meanwhile others use the more tradtitional 16:9

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If you said "light gaming" try finding something that suits your needs with a MX150. Also, finiding a laptop with a 10h battery that will fulfill the other requirement isn't really that easy. 

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Consider the Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G (i7-8550U, MX150). The display is a bit dimm (~220cd at max) but it has over 7 hours of runtime. srgb ~55%

If you can live with the display it packs quite some power.

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If you drop the gaming, you'll be able to find much better options. I don't get why people think their school laptop should be able to play games. It's either a school laptop or it's not, if you game at school you are an unproductive idiot. 



I'd go for a Dell XPS13 if you can. Will be a great companion.



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6 hours ago, Gabe Bal said:

light gaming


The battery will need to last close to 10 hours

Can consider Thinkpad T480 with MX150 and upgraded battery

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