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New laptop recommendation/ when should i get it?

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Looking for a powerful laptop for school, i7 preferred. Would prefer light and long-lasting battery, and also good performance. Not sure which ones are the best out there since every brand nowadays has something (HP spectre, LG Gram, Asus's zenbooks, etc.) 

 

Right now I'm not sure when Intel's new 9th generation chips come out for laptop so... is it a good idea to buy it now or wait a few months down the road when the new chipsets come out? 

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Whats your budget?  is it only going to be used for school work? What kind of work are you at school?

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Just now, ELSknutson said:

Whats your budget?  is it only going to be used for school work? What kind of work are you at school?

$1500-2000 

 

it will be used mainly for university stuff at school, probably a bit of video editing on the side as well. 

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Thats allot of money to spend on a laptop that is basically going to be a word editing machine 

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13 inch HP X360 with Ryzen 2700u, cost under 1500.

It has a gpu build in so if you're concern with longer battery life, this is the way to go, adding discrete gpu will increase the power requirements.

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When I started off college I had a full size laptop and about halfway through my wife got a Surface Pro  and so I started taking that with me to class  and that was the Beez Kneez  because battery life was good and it was light and portable https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Surface-Intel-Core-256GB/dp/B07HZNKGDV/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1544132962&sr=8-3&keywords=surface+pro+6

https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-PixelSense-Touchscreen-i5-8250U-Professional/dp/B07KDHT4GZ/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1544133251&sr=8-10&keywords=surface+pro+6

 

But with your budget you could get one of thoughts and still have enough to get a pretty nice Gaming Work Station  

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6 hours ago, BionicMike said:

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Where are you from? Preferred max weight in kg and min battery life in hours? Any preference on display size and quality?

 

FYI i7 is not always faster than i5, too general

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3 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Where are you from? Preferred max weight in kg and min battery life in hours? Any preference on display size and quality?

 

FYI i7 is not always faster than i5, too general

Canada 
Max weight: As thin as possible
Minimum battery life: 8+ hours 
Display should be touchscreen, and 1080p? That's the standard nowadays for most laptops so... 4K is ok but rather 1080 lol
 

I essentially want the fastest notebook that is thin and has good battery life basically. I'll be using it for college and school and a bit of gaming on the side (osu, csgo, I don't want a discrete graphics card to go with this.) 

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1 hour ago, BionicMike said:

As thin as possible

I want a preference weight not thickness

1 hour ago, BionicMike said:

Display should be touchscreen

Is this a must? Also, are you fine with low sRGB?

1 hour ago, BionicMike said:

I don't want a discrete graphics card

So you're fine with iGPU?

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8 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

I want a preference weight not thickness

Under 3 pounds? 2-3 pounds? 

Is this a must? Also, are you fine with low sRGB?

This is a preferred, low sRGB is fine.

So you're fine with iGPU?

Yes. 

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Actually you don't have to spend so much

 

*with upgradable RAM

 

With touch option:

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Business:

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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 3rd gen

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th gen

*Lenovo Thinkpad T480s - low sRGB FHD touch

*Lenovo Thinkpad X380 Yoga

Lenovo Thinkpad X280 - low sRGB FHD touch

*Lenovo Thinkpad L380 Yoga

*Lenovo Thinkpad L380

Dell Latitude 7390 2 in 1 - manual storage upgrade

Consumer:

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Dell XPS 13 9370/9360

HP Spectre x360 13

Lenovo Yoga C930 non glass

Huawei Matebook X Pro (iGPU)

Lenovo Yoga 730/720 13

HP Envy 13

No touch option:

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Lenovo Ideapad 720s 13 Intel

Asus UX433FA

Asus UX331FA

Asus UX430UA

Asus UX331UA

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