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Need a Laptop For Civil Engineering ... Help :(

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Im a civil engineering student looking for a cheap AND slim laptop...i dont wanna wait for shipping so i got to a second hand store tho ill probably check for more stores tommorow, i got these models ranging from 250$ to 400$. 

Dell Latitude e 6520
Dell Latitude E 6440
Lenovo T430
Hp Elite book 8460p
Lenovo T440p
Dell latitude e5440
Lenovo T440s
Dell latitude E7440
Dell latitude E 5440

which one should i buy or do you have a reccomendation to something similar to these or anything new worth getting? I will pay upto 350$ for it.

 

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That's very hard to answer if you only give us the series of the laptop, there are plenty of differently equipped option of for example the t440p. So without any more detail it's hard to recommend anything.
I tend to prefer the thinkpads, mine works great. (the lenovos)

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I believe the Dell latitude has a great keyboard on it.

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most of them have dual core i5 4th gens and quad core i7 4/5th??? Gens some have 6gb ram and some 8gb ram. I will add an ssd onto it. Some have it by default , so which is the best choice if

all are quite similar? Which series ? Which brand? I shy away from laptop and dont know s#it about them. :( i didnt know they differ even with model names...

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I only had hand on experiences with the Lenovo's laptop in that list so I can't speak for the Dell and HP laptops of that generation.

The T440p configuration should be a bit beefier than the T440s by default but the T440s size should fit your bill. Both have security features and have plenty of connectivity. Both T440 should be strong contender choices but you need to figure if you want more portability or more power.

Having an aging T420 that I still use occasionally and a T460s as my daily driver, I'd lean toward the T440s if you don't need the horsepower. You will appreciate the portability and the small footprint of the s model especially if you are always on the go. I need to change mine next year and I'll probably end up upgrading to a X1 Carbon or a T490s. I'm not going back to bulkier laptops!

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1 hour ago, Tribalinius said:

I only had hand on experiences with the Lenovo's laptop in that list so I can't speak for the Dell and HP laptops of that generation.

The T440p configuration should be a bit beefier than the T440s by default but the T440s size should fit your bill. Both have security features and have plenty of connectivity. Both T440 should be strong contender choices but you need to figure if you want more portability or more power.

Having an aging T420 that I still use occasionally and a T460s as my daily driver, I'd lean toward the T440s if you don't need the horsepower. You will appreciate the portability and the small footprint of the s model especially if you are always on the go. I need to change mine next year and I'll probably end up upgrading to a X1 Carbon or a T490s. I'm not going back to bulkier laptops!

The 3 things for me are small size and slim design , battery, and resolution

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2 hours ago, Zhiaaaaaaaaa said:

The 3 things for me are small size and slim design , battery, and resolution

What kind of software are you using? Dual cores is too little, you will benefit from 4 (even our school PCs have 4 cores). 8gigs is minimum for RAM, but I would go 16gigs. And 256gb SSD if you are constantly working on bigger files. Or even have HDD. But I think all of those are bit out of your budget.

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