Best laptop for programming and general use under 500€


Sep 13, 2014
Good morning everyone.

I'm a Computer Science student and I'd like to buy a good laptop to program (Java, C, C++, C#, ...) and also to other basic stuff (create/edit/manage documents, listen to music, occasionally watching films and so on) without spending more than 500€.

Are there any good models?

### Basic Q&A ###
1. What is your budget?
€500, less is better

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
15-17 inch display

3. What screen resolution do you want?
1080p would be awesome, but not necessary.

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?

5. How much battery life do you need?
4-6 hours at least. More is a plus

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
No games

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
- Programming (Java, C, C++, C#, ...)
- Document editing
- Listenin to music
- Occasionally watching movies

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
500GB at least.

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
A couple years, more is a plus.

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
DVD ROM if possible

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
I searched on Google and saw that Dell and HP are the best right now, so I was considering those two.

13. What country do you live in?

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

Thank you in advace, and have a nice day.