Question laptop for python programming - autocad 2d only - civil 3d budget range 600$ more or less 50$

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budget 600$ or or less 50$
for python programming - autocad 2d only - civil 3d ( road &surveying engineering app)

i play football manager only game not need for powerful graphic card

also i do not need ssd hard as i will replace hdd with ssd but after one year or more

good battery with quick charge

i see 3 option

1- enovo IdeaPad 330
Core i7‎-8550U‎,‎ 1.80 GHz CPU
4GB NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU

HP Notebook 15-da1015ne
Core i7‎-8565U‎,‎
4GB NVIDIA GeForce MX130 GPU

lenovo thinkpad e580
Core i5‎-8250U
2GB Amd Rx550
 

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I'd go with one of the Lenovo models, first has faster CPU but weaker video card, either of them is more than good enough for programming since that is just text typing most of the time.

If it was my system, I'd go with a faster video card since you can't upgrade that in the future if autocad is too slow or you want to play games.
 

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I'd go with one of the Lenovo models, first has faster CPU but weaker video card, either of them is more than good enough for programming since that is just text typing most of the time.

If it was my system, I'd go with a faster video card since you can't upgrade that in the future if autocad is too slow or you want to play games.
as i read in autocad forum last days
autocad not a multi-thread app one/2 core with max frequency better thing more cores not affected
2 or 4 or 6 or 8 core at same frequency are equal advantage more core only on handle operating system and when use some app with autocad at the same time
also no need for powerful vga as i will not go for 3d modelling
also i play only football manager which like autocad need power cpu better than powered gpu

hp one has more powerful cpu (1.8 upto 4.6) also battery life is better twice as it is 12.5hr
https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/compare.html?productIds=122589,149091

lenovo anly advantage gpu the cpu not match bigger but bad thing 6hr battery at max

this thing confuse me
so what do you think
 

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as i read in autocad forum last days
autocad not a multi-thread app one/2 core with max frequency better thing more cores not affected
2 or 4 or 6 or 8 core at same frequency are equal advantage more core only on handle operating system and when use some app with autocad at the same time
also no need for powerful vga as i will not go for 3d modelling
also i play only football manager which like autocad need power cpu better than powered gpu

hp one has more powerful cpu (1.8 upto 4.6) also battery life is better twice as it is 12.5hr
https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/compare.html?productIds=122589,149091

lenovo anly advantage gpu the cpu not match bigger but bad thing 6hr battery at max

this thing confuse me
so what do you think
My picks did not have to do just with speeds, HP laptops are not as reliable as Lenovo ones overall.
 
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My picks did not have to do just with speeds, HP laptops are not as reliable as Lenovo ones overall.
the bad thing is battery life ideapad 330 users say it is 2-3 hr just do web browsing and lite things ( 2 cell battery )

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-1xx-3xx-5xx-7xx/Battery-life-of-lenovo-Ideapad-330s-14IKB/m-p/4274529#M62713

also thinkpad e580 3-4 hr if use amd vga rise to 6-7 hr with intel one ( i will not do this if i got it
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-11e-Windows-13-E-and/Thinkpad-E580-disappointing-battery-life/m-p/4029238

hp will be 3 cell battery

my current laptop lenovo and battery is not good at all
 

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the bad thing is battery life ideapad 330 users say it is 2-3 hr just do web browsing and lite things ( 2 cell battery )

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-1xx-3xx-5xx-7xx/Battery-life-of-lenovo-Ideapad-330s-14IKB/m-p/4274529#M62713

also thinkpad e580 3-4 hr if use amd vga rise to 6-7 hr with intel one ( i will not do this if i got it
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-11e-Windows-13-E-and/Thinkpad-E580-disappointing-battery-life/m-p/4029238

hp will be 3 cell battery

my current laptop lenovo and battery is not good at all
Lenovo does tend to have weaker batteries, if you are worried about battery life in the laptop then you would want to look for a low wattage CPU without a dedicated video card.
 
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