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Laptop for University

Hello everyone, I'm currently studing computer engineer and i was looking for a good LIGHT laptop to use as my second PC.

 

I dont need an i9-16gb ram -1tb ssd system, currently i have a Notebook with an AMD C50,3gb ram and 500gb hdd and is relative "perfect". The problem is that it's  too heavy to take it to the university everyday.

 

Curretnly i'm using C and Python, for my assignments.

I know that in the future i will have to use Smaltak and Java. (I don't really know if this is important but anyway).

 

Space is not a problem. 128GB is enough. I will install a Linu distro, like Ubuntu or Lubuntu.
 

Extra info: I'm not going to use any 3D modelling app or AutoCad.

 

In summary i want a light laptop (with ssd, even a small one) with enough power to take care of these tasks.

All the laptos I've checked are a little bit expensive (like Surface 2 or XPS 13), probably beacuse of the I7 and 8 gb of ram.

Should I go after one of these, or is there any other one that I have to consider before deciding which one to buy? 

 

Open to any recommendation, I dont know anything about laptops and wich one is good these days.

(Sorry for bad english, if anything is not clear enough ask me an i will try to answer asap).

Thank u.-

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LG Gram if it available in your country.

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2 minutes ago, EMC said:

LG Gram if it available in your country.

Will check it, thx.

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Video Card: EVGA SSC - GTX 970 4GB
CPU Cooler: Noctua NHD15S                                                            Cryorig C7 && Intel Stock Cooler

Motherboard:  Asus Prime Z370-A                                                    MSI - Z77A-G45 GAMING
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB 2x8 2666Mhz                              Crucial Technology 1x8gb @1666mhz

Monitor: LG 34" 34UC79G 144hz Curved Ultrawide Full-HD FreeSync
Storage: San Disk 240GB SSD 2.5"
Storage: Western Digital 1TB HDD  3.5" 7200rpm

Storage: Western Digital 2TB HDD  3.5" 5400rpm
Case: Corsair 400c White                                                                   Sentey  DS-4237 
Power Supply: Corsair Rm650x Fully Modular 80+ Gold                  Thermaltake 600w Non Modular 80+
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64 bits                                      Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits

 

If it's striketrough, it means it has been changed :P

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As a computer engineer: get a refurbished lenovo thinkpad x220. You can find them with an ssd, 8gb of ram and an ips screen for extremely cheap. They are fairly light, reliable, sturdy and well designed. The keyboard is great.

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-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

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From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

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A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

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Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

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Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

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A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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6 hours ago, JustAnotherIntelFanBoy said:

In summary i want a light laptop (with ssd, even a small one) with enough power to take care of these tasks.

Where are you from? Budget? Preferred max weight and min battery life?

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