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New laptop for bioscience engineering

Toklex
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I'm in need of a laptop and was leaning towards the new dell inspiron 7380 (i5 8265u, 8gb ram, 256gb model) but couldn't find any reviews and want to know how the battery performs before buying it. Hopefully any of you guys know something about the battery life or if the whiskey lake chips may have improved the battery life?

 

Still open for suggestions, my budget is around 800-900 euros (located in belgium). 

 

Hope you guys can help me with this!

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It has OK-mediocre battery life. CFL-U is basically the same with KBL-R

 

Any links of online stores? Any preference on weight, display size and battery life?

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22 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

It has OK-mediocre battery life. CFL-U is basically the same with KBL-R

 

Any links of online stores? Any preference on weight, display size and battery life?

I'm gonna link this because the only way I can buy this in Belgium (for special keyboard layout) is through their own site https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/new-inspiron-13-7000/spd/inspiron-13-7380-laptop/dncwwa001h 

 

I prefer small and light, got a good desktop at home so it's pretty much only for studies/travel etc. My previous one was a 13 inch 1080p chromebook so preferably something that doesn't way more than 1.7kg.

And mediocore battery life what does that mean, because I've read reviews of the past generation (7370) and it only had 4.5h of battery life when tested (with kaby lake r). 

They also claim this

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but idk if that's true.

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I mean, any links of online stores in your country?

Preferred display size and minimum battery life?

4 hours ago, Toklex said:

And mediocore battery life what does that mean

Bad

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2 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

I mean, any links of online stores in your country?

Preferred display size and minimum battery life?

Bad

There isn't any online store other than the dell site for this laptop

 

normal: https://www.dell.com/nl-be/shop/dell-laptops/inspiron-13-7000/spd/inspiron-13-7380-laptop/cn73803

2 in 1: https://www.dell.com/nl-be/shop/2-in-1-pcs/inspiron-13-7000/spd/inspiron-13-7386-2-in-1-laptop/cn38601

Heard that a 2 in 1 drains almost 20% more battery so for this model it is a big no to take the 2 in 1 right?

 

Preferred display size would be 13-14 inch, minimum battery life 6h+

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On 10/13/2018 at 10:35 PM, Toklex said:

There isn't any online store

I mean, any online stores that sell computers will do

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Asus UX430UA - soldered RAM, good sRGB IPS

Asus UX410UA - soldered RAM, good sRGB IPS

Lenovo Thinkpad E480

Lenovo Yoga 530 81EK00HYMB

Acer Swift 3 SF314-54-50WC / SF314-54-89CK / SF314-54-59AF

Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-52LL - soldered RAM

Lenovo Ideapad 520s 14

Lenovo Ideapad 330s 14 81F400RGMB

HP Pavilion x360 14 cd0172nb / cd0342nb / cd0419nb - battery a bit small

Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-51JD - soldered RAM, plasticky build

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ID-Cooling SE-224-XT White Gigabyte B550M DS3H mATX Tecware Forge M2 mATX White Case Montech Century 650W Gold

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On 10/22/2018 at 9:53 AM, GeneXiS_X said:

Asus UX430UA - soldered RAM, good sRGB IPS

Asus UX410UA - soldered RAM, good sRGB IPS

Lenovo Thinkpad E480

Lenovo Yoga 530 81EK00HYMB

Acer Swift 3 SF314-54-50WC / SF314-54-89CK / SF314-54-59AF

Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-52LL - soldered RAM

Lenovo Ideapad 520s 14

Lenovo Ideapad 330s 14 81F400RGMB

HP Pavilion x360 14 cd0172nb / cd0342nb / cd0419nb - battery a bit small

Acer Spin 3 SP314-51-51JD - soldered RAM, plasticky build

Thank you!

 

Really looking for something that is as lightweight as possible while having as much battery as possible, than only the asus and the lenovo ideapad's remain right? Was looking at a lenovo ideapad 720s because of the weight and battery life but it apparently has slow wifi? Price is 950 euros but I'm willing to pay more if that gets me these 2 things.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-Ideapad-720S-13IKB-i5-8250U-UHD-620-Laptop-Review.281646.0.html

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Also considering that a new "cheaper" macbook should be coming out at the end of the month, wouldn't it be better to grab that if I mainly want weight/battery etc?

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8 hours ago, Toklex said:

Was looking at a lenovo ideapad 720s because of the weight and battery life but it apparently has slow wifi?

Depends on which wifi chip the model use. I think the one in Ideapad 720s 13 is Intel 8265

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12 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Depends on which wifi chip the model use. I think the one in Ideapad 720s 13 is Intel 8265

Any experience with it? Is it noticeable or only when comparing it side by side with some other chip? How much would you say it matters in a laptop for mainly general usage and productivity. Looking to have a machine that isn't gonna last only 1-2 years. How is it compared to the asus ux410/430 and why would you recommend them?

 

Thank you so much for all this info man

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12 hours ago, Toklex said:

How much would you say it matters in a laptop for mainly general usage and productivity

Doesn't matter IMO. Only makes some difference in some cases like super fast internet, wide coverage Wi-Fi (college/uni Wi-Fi for instance)

12 hours ago, Toklex said:

Looking to have a machine that isn't gonna last only 1-2 years. How is it compared to the asus ux410/430 and why would you recommend them?

Can look into premium business laptops then, better QC+QA. Still not as good as several years before

 

UX410/430 is decent model, however it has soldered RAM and OKish keyboard. Portable+premium design, battery life, build quality (not 'excellent' though, only good), display quality and fairly low price are its selling points.

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On 10/25/2018 at 1:37 PM, GeneXiS_X said:

Can look into premium business laptops then, better QC+QA. Still not as good as several years before

Such as thinkpad, elitebook, envy, lattitude, precision? Or would you classify an inspiron/ideapad etc also in that category, was hoping I could buy a laptop that I can use for my entire bachelor and master.

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4 minutes ago, Toklex said:

Such as thinkpad, elitebook, envy, lattitude, precision?

Yup. But not the budget models (Thinkpad E, Latitude 3000 etc)

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6 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Yup. But not the budget models (Thinkpad E, Latitude 3000 etc)

Found these pretty cheap

https://www.bva-auctions.com/auction/lot/35741/11721110

https://www.bva-auctions.com/auction/lot/35741/11721156

https://www.bva-auctions.com/auction/lot/35537/11724974

 

Worth the "risk"? Or better off just spending 1000 euros and hopefully having it last 5-6 years?

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Thinkpad L series isn't the best. Also outdated hardware. Ideapad 310 is mediocre

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37 minutes ago, Toklex said:

What series of used business computers would u recommend? Got the idea from this https://medium.com/@n4ru/the-definitive-t430-modding-guide-3dff3f6a8e2e

T/W and X in general

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Vostro is just consumer rebrand

Latitude 5590 is decent but I don't think it has display upgrade option, you're stuck with really bad TN panel

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16 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Vostro is just consumer rebrand

Latitude 5590 is decent but I don't think it has display upgrade option, you're stuck with really bad TN panel

Yeah no display upgrade, but how is the price for the vostro?

 

Just watched apple announce new macbook air, considering it will be $1199 starting price so probs 1299 euros I think I'm gonna pass on it since it only has 128 GB and dual core cpu. 

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25 minutes ago, Toklex said:

but how is the price for the vostro?

I would rather consider other consumer options like I listed above. It has some downsides

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ID-Cooling SE-224-XT White Gigabyte B550M DS3H mATX Tecware Forge M2 mATX White Case Montech Century 650W Gold

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11 hours ago, Toklex said:

There is a deal going on right now which is stackable with the students/VIP discount.

https://www.dell.com/nl-be/shop/deals-voor-laptops-desktops-en-elektronica/nieuw-xps-13/spd/xps-13-9370-laptop/cnx37001

I can get this one for 1000 euros what do you think @GeneXiS_X

Good deal

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13 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Good deal

Hold up lol still searching bcos can't reach our accountant in the weekend, trying to buy it through the customer portal and not through business and recover the VAT.

 

https://utwente.orderitnow.nl/laptop/selectie/ Is that HP ZBOOK STUDIO G5 a good deal or don't bother?

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