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Need a new laptop for art college <$2000 budget

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I'm looking to get a new laptop for my sister for her art college and I want it to have great+accurate display, decently long battery life, good built that can last 2-4 years, and OK after sales support for a tech noob. Also if it can play light games at medium settings that would be a plus. I don't think she needs touch screen as she already has her Wacom tablet. I'm open to either Windows or MacOS but trying to stick with budget less than $2000. the less the better ;) Maybe find a great deal somewhere (not dodgy)

 

Pricing and stock is US based so that should make it easier. I appreciate the help. Feel free to ask me anything. :)

 

Edit: forgot to add, 16gb of ram is needed too and not sure if i7 quad core is truly important for her drawing software
 

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Does weight matter? That's the determining factor of if you go ultrabook or thicc performance-based.

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22 minutes ago, atrash said:

I'm looking to get a new laptop for my sister for her art college and I want it to have great+accurate display, decently long battery life, good built that can last 2-4 years, and OK after sales support for a tech noob. Also if it can play light games at medium settings that would be a plus. I don't think she needs touch screen as she already has her Wacom tablet. I'm open to either Windows or MacOS but trying to stick with budget less than $2000. the less the better ;) Maybe find a great deal somewhere (not dodgy)

 

Pricing and stock is US based so that should make it easier. I appreciate the help. Feel free to ask me anything. :)

 

Edit: forgot to add, 16gb of ram is needed too and not sure if i7 quad core is truly important for her drawing software
 

What do you think of this? https://www.avadirect.com/Clevo-N130WU-13-3-QHD-Core-i7-Intel-UHD-Graphics-620-Custom-Laptop/Configure/11544736

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The Surface Pro or Surface Book should fit those requirements. With a student discount, they should cost about $2000, maybe a bit more. 

Same goes for Apple MacBook Pro. Those should also fill the requirements, and should cost about the same, and you can use a student discount. 

Afaik, those have the most accurate displays

 

Edit: forgot that 7th gen U Series CPUs are dual core. Those are the ones in the Surface Pro. I think the newer Surface Book has quad cores

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14 minutes ago, seon123 said:

The Surface Pro or Surface Book should fit those requirements.

completely agree a windows surface pro will be very sweet

here is one for 1500 dollars: I7 quad core  Dual core :/ ,16GB ram , nvidia 940 (i think) 512GB of ssd storage. and you can traw on it :)

https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Surface-NVIDIA-GeForce-graphics/dp/B0163GNS5S/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1511195327&sr=8-3&keywords=surface+book

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39 minutes ago, cdsboy2000 said:

Does weight matter? That's the determining factor of if you go ultrabook or thicc performance-based.

as long as it is not stupidly heavy like a desktop replacement.

26 minutes ago, kurtstir said:

I tried configuring it. Battery seems weak at just 36Whr tho. 

24 minutes ago, seon123 said:

The Surface Pro or Surface Book should fit those requirements. With a student discount, they should cost about $2000, maybe a bit more. 

Same goes for Apple MacBook Pro. Those should also fill the requirements, and should cost about the same, and you can use a student discount. 

Afaik, those have the most accurate displays

 

Edit: forgot that 7th gen U Series CPUs are dual core. Those are the ones in the Surface Pro. I think the newer Surface Book has quad cores

Thanks. I'm also looking at the last gen Macbook Pro as I'm using a RMBP(late 2013 model) myself. 

 

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Look for something with KB-R CPU (8250U,8550U...) and MX150 GPU

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