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Advise on buying a laptop.

I need a portable (somewhat affordable) laptop, mainly used for college, I'm using an HP Pavilion right now, it's decently powerful but heavy, big and not portable. 

I was thinking of something like a Microsoft Surface Pro 4(Intel Core M), seems portable and pretty cheap(ish). I was also considering the Dell XPS 13, MacBook Air and a few others. 

What are your opinions on these laptops? And what laptop do you use right now?

 

 

 

 

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Just now, jeff.proto-_- said:

What is your budget for the laptop?

Under £1000

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Just now, jeff.proto-_- said:

Are you going to do any light gaming on it?

 

Absolutely no gaming, purely school work.Maybe some light video/photo editing but most of the editing will be done on my desktop. I'd like the laptop to last me a few years too.But the main thing is portability.

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1 minute ago, <Aleks> said:

Absolutely no gaming, purely school work.

I'd personally get the cheapest and lightest i7 7500u laptop I can find on online market.... it shouldn't matter much....

Personal Desktop":

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.

Luna, the temporary Desktop:

CPU: Intel Core i7 10700KF @ 5.0Ghz (5.1Ghz 4-core) |~| Cooling: bq! Dark Rock 4 Pro |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z490 UD |~| RAM: 32G Kingston HyperX @ 2666Mhz CL13 |~| GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800 (Reference) |~| PSU: Corsair HX1000 80+ Platinum |~| Windows Boot Drive: 2x 512GB (1TB total) Plextor SATA SSD (RAID0 volume) |~| Linux Boot Drive: 500GB Kingston A2000 |~| Storage: 4TB WD Black HDD |~| Case: Cooler Master Silencio S600 |~| Display 1 (leftmost): Eizo (unknown model) 1920x1080 IPS @ 60Hz|~| Display 2 (center): BenQ ZOWIE XL2540 1920x1080 TN @ 240Hz |~| Display 3 (rightmost): Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 3840x2160 IPS @ 60Hz 10-bit |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro (games / art) + Linux (distro: NixOS; programming and daily driver)
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Just now, jeff.proto-_- said:

A little on the big side, but seems decent, I'll definitely look at it when I go to buy one tomorrow.

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Just now, <Aleks> said:

A little on the big side, but seems decent, I'll definitely look at it when I go to buy one tomorrow.

Glad I could help

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