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looking for an everyday carry laptop for university

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On 11/13/2018 at 7:38 PM, SQI said:

budget is around 1300 - 1400€

Premium business laptop: Usually have better quality (especially QC) and good keyboard

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Lenovo Thinkpad T480s WQHD/T480/T580 UHD

Lenovo Thinkpad X380 Yoga - good sRGB IPS

Lenovo Thinkpad X280

Dell Latitude 7390 - good sRGB IPS (not 100% sure)

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 - good sRGB IPS

HP Elitebook 850/830/830 G5 - many display options

HP Elitebook 755/745/735 G5 - many display options

Consumer laptop: Good enough quality and keyboard, worse QC especially lower end models

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With good sRGB IPS:

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Dell XPS 13 9370 - non upgradable RAM

HP Spectre x360 13 - non upgradable RAM

Asus Zenbook S UX391UA - non upgradable RAM

Lenovo Thinkpad L380 Yoga

Lenovo Yoga 730 13 - non upgradable RAM

Lenovo Yoga S730 13 (Ideapad 720s 13) - non upgradable RAM

HP Envy 13 - non upgradable RAM

Acer Spin 5 13 - non upgradable RAM

Acer Swift 5 - dim display, CPU performance issue, non upgradable RAM

With low sRGB display:

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Lenovo Thinkpad L380/L480

Lenovo Thinkpad E480/E580

Lenovo Thinkpad E485/E585

HP ProBook x360 440 G1

Acer Swift 3 SF314-54

Lenovo Ideapad 530s 15

Lenovo Ideapad 530s 14 Intel / AMD

HP Envy x360 15 cn

Lenovo Yoga 530 14 81EK00W5GE (Intel) / 81H9004RGE (AMD)

HP Probook 450/440/430 G5 with FHD IPS

Lenovo Ideapad 330s 15 (Intel) 81F500N5GE / 81F500N8GE

Lenovo Ideapad 330s 14

HP Pavilion x360 15 cr

HP Pavilion 15 cs

HP Pavilion x360 14 cd

HP Pavilion 14 ce

Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G

All with KBL-R/CFL-U i5 CPU (don't get i7, only minimal to none performance gain)

 

With GTX GPU (I know you don't need dGPU but I just include them here):

Lenovo Yoga 730 15 with GTX 1050 - good sRGB IPS

Lenovo Ideapad 720s 15 (i5-7300HQ) - good sRGB IPS

Im looking for a laptop, I would use as an everyday carry for university. With good enough quality that the laptop doesn't break after 3 years.

There would be no need for a graphics card, since the laptop would mainly be for writing code. I would prefer a 15 inch laptop, though a 13 ich one would suffice.

I should also mention that I'm going to install Linux and my budget is around 1300 - 1400€

 

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Er, I don't really know if that's what you're looking for and I'm not 100% sure if you can install Linux on it, but what about the Jumper EZBook 3 Pro?

(I know it's pretty cheap, but I think it might be worth a look, although I'm very much aware about its hardware's computing power. Given that I didn't/don't know what kind of power you need, I just wanted it to have been mentioned... :P )

Make sure to tag and/or quote people so they get notified... :P:D 

 

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My opinion is a thinkpad is always a good choice

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If it weren't for you need of Linux I would recommend the new MacBook Air

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17 minutes ago, AdamBGames said:

My opinion is a thinkpad is always a good choice

I second that. They have decent build quality, a great keyboard and on the newer models really good battery life.

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5 hours ago, NeuesTestament said:

I second that. They have decent build quality, a great keyboard and on the newer models really good battery life.

If I didnt need a laptop with certain specs for my university course, I would have a thinkpad

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15 hours ago, SQI said:

my budget is around 1300 - 1400€

Any preference on display quality, weight and battery life? Any other requirements?

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2 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Any preference on display quality, weight and battery life? Any other requirements?

Having a good quality display would be nice, but isn't needed for simple coding. An ips panel display with low (or non) bleeding is enough.

Since I will be carrying the laptop with me to the university, weight should be low, but having to carry around 2 kg in my backpack is no problem.

Other than that a good keyboard is a must.

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18 minutes ago, SQI said:

Since I will be carrying the laptop with me to the university, weight should be low, but having to carry around 2 kg in my backpack is no problem.

So max is 2kg? How about battery life?

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9 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

... How about battery life?

around 5 hours at least

Yeah around 2 kg max for the weight.

 

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On 11/13/2018 at 7:38 PM, SQI said:

around 5 hours at least

Yeah around 2 kg max for the weight.

Alright, any links of online stores?

My Desktop specs:

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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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7 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Alright, any links of online stores?

https://www.notebooksbilliger.de/

https://www.cyberport.de/

 

Or sites where I get a student discount:

https://www.notebooksbilliger.de/studentenprogramm

https://lenovocampus.de/

 

If you know of a better laptop, but it isn't in the online shops, I could probably find one where it is.

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On 11/13/2018 at 7:38 PM, SQI said:

budget is around 1300 - 1400€

Premium business laptop: Usually have better quality (especially QC) and good keyboard

Spoiler

Lenovo Thinkpad T480s WQHD/T480/T580 UHD

Lenovo Thinkpad X380 Yoga - good sRGB IPS

Lenovo Thinkpad X280

Dell Latitude 7390 - good sRGB IPS (not 100% sure)

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 - good sRGB IPS

HP Elitebook 850/830/830 G5 - many display options

HP Elitebook 755/745/735 G5 - many display options

Consumer laptop: Good enough quality and keyboard, worse QC especially lower end models

Spoiler

With good sRGB IPS:

Spoiler

Dell XPS 13 9370 - non upgradable RAM

HP Spectre x360 13 - non upgradable RAM

Asus Zenbook S UX391UA - non upgradable RAM

Lenovo Thinkpad L380 Yoga

Lenovo Yoga 730 13 - non upgradable RAM

Lenovo Yoga S730 13 (Ideapad 720s 13) - non upgradable RAM

HP Envy 13 - non upgradable RAM

Acer Spin 5 13 - non upgradable RAM

Acer Swift 5 - dim display, CPU performance issue, non upgradable RAM

With low sRGB display:

Spoiler

Lenovo Thinkpad L380/L480

Lenovo Thinkpad E480/E580

Lenovo Thinkpad E485/E585

HP ProBook x360 440 G1

Acer Swift 3 SF314-54

Lenovo Ideapad 530s 15

Lenovo Ideapad 530s 14 Intel / AMD

HP Envy x360 15 cn

Lenovo Yoga 530 14 81EK00W5GE (Intel) / 81H9004RGE (AMD)

HP Probook 450/440/430 G5 with FHD IPS

Lenovo Ideapad 330s 15 (Intel) 81F500N5GE / 81F500N8GE

Lenovo Ideapad 330s 14

HP Pavilion x360 15 cr

HP Pavilion 15 cs

HP Pavilion x360 14 cd

HP Pavilion 14 ce

Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G

All with KBL-R/CFL-U i5 CPU (don't get i7, only minimal to none performance gain)

 

With GTX GPU (I know you don't need dGPU but I just include them here):

Lenovo Yoga 730 15 with GTX 1050 - good sRGB IPS

Lenovo Ideapad 720s 15 (i5-7300HQ) - good sRGB IPS

My Desktop specs:

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Nvidia RTX3060Ti 8GB PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB 16GB (8X2) 3200MHz CL16 Team Group MP33 Pro 1TB
ID-Cooling SE-224-XT White Gigabyte B550M DS3H mATX Tecware Forge M2 mATX White Case Montech Century 650W Gold

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17 hours ago, SQI said:

Tank you for your help genixis_x

You were of much help

I know there are many options, but you just have to choose the one you like the most from all the options above

My Desktop specs:

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Nvidia RTX3060Ti 8GB PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB 16GB (8X2) 3200MHz CL16 Team Group MP33 Pro 1TB
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 11/16/2018 at 7:55 PM, SQI said:

Tank you for your help genixis_x

You were of much help

Just realized it may sound sacastic, it isn't.

20 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

I know there are many options, but you just have to choose the one you like the most from all the options above

I'll probably get one of the thinkpads

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