best laptop for engineering students

Sumair Shariff

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I've started my engineering course with CSE as my branch. i have been told by my professors that a laptop is needed. please suggest some laptops suitable for my needs. The price could be around INR 50000 or 750USD. I5 6th gen, 8gb+ ram, dicreet graphics preferred
Thanks in advance
 

xDeuiii

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I agree with what the guy above me said. It has everything you need with a cheap price. The only "problem" is having more than 8 GB RAM but it's a piece of cake to buy another 2/4/8 GB RAM stick and put it yourself.

I would suggest to check these out too to give you flexibility:

ASUS X555UB-NH51($570)
https://www.amazon.com/Laptop-X555UB-NH51-Memory-GeForce-Windows/dp/B016ZNMGOS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470491785&sr=8-1&keywords=ASUS+X555UB-NH51

Key features: Core i5 6200U, GeForce 940M, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD,
Again, you'll need to add more RAM if you want

MSI CX62(currently at $670 but normal price is $700)
https://www.amazon.com/MSI-CX62-6QD-047US-PORTABLE-i5-6300HQ/dp/B01AC40O8G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470491916&sr=8-1&keywords=MSI+CX62

Key features: Core i5 6300U(quad core), GeForce 940MX, 8 GB RAM, 1TB HDD

I'd still recommend the Acer over these ones but it's up to you. The MSI is a quad core so it will come in handy with programs like Auto CAD.
 

HybridXephius

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I am starting JC very soon under a CS major, then I plan on transferring to CE at a 4 year university. I don't know if your school has any requirements on certain laptops but I use an Acer Aspire E5-575g here is a link: https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-NVIDIA-Windows-E5-575G-53VG/dp/B01DT4A2R4.

There is an i5-6200U model for $550, and an i7 model for around $680. It has everything I need: A fast 6th gen i5/i7, 8gb of ddr4 ram, a 1920x1080p TN panel, a 940MX dedicated GPU! for the price, I don't think you can find a better alternative. The backlit keyboard helps out too.

I am a game developer(sorta) and a gamer. Coding works just a fine as on any other laptop. and most games are playable on this laptop. CS:GO runs perfectly smooth @ 1080p maxed out and more demanding games like the witcher 3 run around a good 30 fps on low @ 768p(which is fine and playable).

it also has an SSD which really helps it run faster. I have as few external drives for more expansion. Upgrading this thing is easy. there is room for another slot of ram and another unoccupied SATA port.

The TN panel isn't a bother for me and I think Acer made this thing very nicely. If the panel or the brand bugs you, Asus has a similar model with a IPS panel(768p) but for the price, you cant beat this. Im using the i5 model as im not under engineering yet. But get the i7 model if you want more computing power.
 

xDeuiii

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I agree with what the guy above me said. It has everything you need with a cheap price. The only "problem" is having more than 8 GB RAM but it's a piece of cake to buy another 2/4/8 GB RAM stick and put it yourself.

I would suggest to check these out too to give you flexibility:

ASUS X555UB-NH51($570)
https://www.amazon.com/Laptop-X555UB-NH51-Memory-GeForce-Windows/dp/B016ZNMGOS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470491785&sr=8-1&keywords=ASUS+X555UB-NH51

Key features: Core i5 6200U, GeForce 940M, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD,
Again, you'll need to add more RAM if you want

MSI CX62(currently at $670 but normal price is $700)
https://www.amazon.com/MSI-CX62-6QD-047US-PORTABLE-i5-6300HQ/dp/B01AC40O8G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470491916&sr=8-1&keywords=MSI+CX62

Key features: Core i5 6300U(quad core), GeForce 940MX, 8 GB RAM, 1TB HDD

I'd still recommend the Acer over these ones but it's up to you. The MSI is a quad core so it will come in handy with programs like Auto CAD.
 
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