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Lenovo Thinkpad P52 customize

AWm15 with 90Wh battery (no HDD) - might have CPU thermal issue

HP Omen 15-dc0020ca*/dc0025ca*/dc0030ca - no GSYNC, 70Wh battery

Gigabyte Aero 15w - poor thermals

 

*low sRGB IPS

 

You can always install W10 Pro by yourself. Also, upgrade RAM/storage by yourself if possible, usually cheaper

I am going to be going to college from computer programming and I need a laptop with the following requirements:

 

Intel I7 or AMD A10 processor or better with chipset that must support virtualization

16 GB of RAM

1 TB hard drive

Ethernet Network Card

Wireless Network Card

One USB 3.0 port (two preferred)

Windows 10 Professional Edition

 

I would prefer something on the lighter side. My budget would be $2500CAD. Any recommendations would help a lot.

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15 minutes ago, Alestiel said:

I would prefer something on the lighter side. My budget would be $2500CAD. Any recommendations would help a lot.

Screen size? Do you need a dGPU? Do you need an SSD?

CPU: Intel Core i7-950 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 RAM: Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 (1x2GB), Crucial DDR3-1600 (2x4GB), Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 (1x4GB) GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II 2GB SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" 1TB HDDs: WD Green 3.5" 1TB, WD Blue 3.5" 1TB PSU: Corsair AX860i & CableMod ModFlex Cables Case: Fractal Design Meshify C TG (White) Fans: 2x Dynamic X2 GP-12 Monitors: LG 24GL600F, Samsung S24D390 Keyboard: Logitech G710+ Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Mouse Pad: Steelseries QcK Audio: Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones

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Screen size doesn't matter to me and those were the only things that are required. But it would be nice if it was capable of doing a little bit of gaming on the side as well.

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https://www.amazon.com/Razer-Blade-15-Smallest-i7-8750H/dp/B07D37VBVC/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1544570911&sr=1-2-spons&keywords=1070%2Blaptop&th=1

This razer blade is good for portability, but you might not want a vacuum cleaner in your class and it doesn't have that 1tb hdd and needs a dongle for ethernet, so maybe this can work
https://www.amazon.com/HP-Refresh-i7-8750H-5HS21UA-ABA/dp/B07D961VDH/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1544570911&sr=1-3&keywords=1070%2Blaptop&th=1

you can get a win 10 pro key from many sites for $20 so that shouldn't be much of a problem  
 

:^)

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Ok, thank you. What would I need to look out for if I did end up needing an ethernet dongle? Or are there any of those that you would recommend?

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Any preference on weight, battery life and display quality? Any other usage?

My Desktop specs:

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For weight the lighter the better but anything under 6 lbs. The more battery life the better as I will be on the move a lot. display quality doesn't matter. Usage would be whatever we do in our computer programming course as well as some mild gaming on the side.

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5 hours ago, Alestiel said:

The more battery life the better as I will be on the move a lot.

Min how many hours?

My Desktop specs:

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Nvidia RTX3060Ti 8GB PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB 16GB (8X2) 3200MHz CL16 Team Group MP33 Pro 1TB
ID-Cooling SE-224-XT White Gigabyte B550M DS3H mATX Tecware Forge M2 mATX White Case Montech Century 650W Gold

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Hands down GS65 from MSI. If you are willing to shell out 2500 for a laptop you should be getting, in addition to all mentioned requirements great gaming performance and a 144 hz screen. GS65 delivers. (Except for battery life). 

 

I dont think you should prioritize battery life but if you are, you have to sacrifice some gaming capabilities. 

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Lenovo Thinkpad P52 customize

AWm15 with 90Wh battery (no HDD) - might have CPU thermal issue

HP Omen 15-dc0020ca*/dc0025ca*/dc0030ca - no GSYNC, 70Wh battery

Gigabyte Aero 15w - poor thermals

 

*low sRGB IPS

 

You can always install W10 Pro by yourself. Also, upgrade RAM/storage by yourself if possible, usually cheaper

My Desktop specs:

Spoiler

AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Nvidia RTX3060Ti 8GB PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB 16GB (8X2) 3200MHz CL16 Team Group MP33 Pro 1TB
ID-Cooling SE-224-XT White Gigabyte B550M DS3H mATX Tecware Forge M2 mATX White Case Montech Century 650W Gold

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