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I am going to school as a CS major and am needing a laptop. I want to find something between $500 and $900 (USD) that would be great to use. I need at least 256gb ssd and 8gbs of ram. I don't care for RGB or the 'gamer' look. I would like at least 6 or more cores. 

Would love to have it be a 2-in1 but it's not a priority. I will be taking my laptop to and from school and coffee shops to do homework so I need it somewhat durable. 

 

I have been looking at a:

-HP Envy 360x 15.6 inch with a ryzen 5 (2-in-1)

-Acer Swift 3 (ryzen 7)

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@kelvinhall05 a thinkpad

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If you can, get a used macbook pro. After your first year you'll probably only ever be using Linux or another UNIX based OS (Like MacOS).

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1 minute ago, Slottr said:

If you can, get a used macbook pro. After your first year you'll probably only ever be using Linux or another UNIX based OS (Like MacOS).

Imo if OP doesn't need MacOS he shouldn't get a macbook.

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i use arch btw

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Just now, kelvinhall05 said:

Imo if OP doesn't need MacOS he shouldn't get a macbook.

They won't specifically need MacOS, it will just make it easier.

 

I'm running Ubuntu on an XPS 13 but I greatly wish I would have went with a MBP

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