laptop for university quad cpu and good battery

Rocwen Colondo

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Well my budget is up to 1700$
screen resolution 1080x1920
ssd a must (124gb is enough)
16gb ram
A real quad core cpu ( not the U dual ones with hyper threading)
gpu is not needed but then the laptop shouldn't be over 1400$ if it's around 1500-1800 with gpu i suppose it shall have gtx 1060 otherwise i count the gpu non existent
now to the most important part I need the battery to last 6 hours (that's the reason I compromise the gpu part- I couldn't find a gaming laptop with a battery that lasts 6-8 hours otherwise i would buy gaming laptop for 1800$)
I will be studying software engineering.
 

GreyCatz

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With that budget you can get a ThinkPad P50 workstation with decent specs, like this one:
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/p-series/p50/?menu-id=thinkpad_p50

Highlights include a quad-core Skylake i7, SSD options, and a dedicated Quadro GPU. If you're a software engineering student, this ThinkPad should have you covered well into your post-graduate career.

A 4K panel and 4GBs of graphics will last 8:25 hours as tested by laptopmag.com. If you're OK with a 2K panel and a 2GB Quadro M1000M GPU, battery life should give you somewhere around 10+ hours.
 

The Paladin

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Battery life and lengths are always subject to how your settings are (power setting in windows etc.)

Do you know what software you will be using ?

here is one I spotted;
Dell Inspiron 15 7000, for $1,279.99 free delivery
specifications;
i7-6700HQ Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz)
16GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (8GBx2)
128GB SSD [128GB Solid State Drive] + 1TB 5.4k HDD [1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive]
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5
15.6-inch UHD (3840 x 2160) Truelife LED- Backlit Touch Display
802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.2, Dual Band 2.4&5 GHz, 1x1
74WHr, 6-C (Int) [74 WHr, 6-Cell Battery (Integrated)
 

Rocwen Colondo

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no idea but let's just say normal web surfing with youtube playing and maybe small code compiling IDE or just leave the code compiling out ( I don't know much about that yet) so let's say multiple tabs at chrome web surfing would this laptop last a good 6 hours ? (don't know which brightness but something good enough for indoors so not very high)
 

velo3100

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Can you give me websites of which you buy laptops from?
 

Rocwen Colondo

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I don't know why that might matter but they are in Hebrew anyone so I guess you can't understand them , and I may purchase from outside the country if it does have international warranty (many asus laptops do for instance)
 

Rocwen Colondo

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well I already considered the asus GL702VM but his battery lasts about 3.42 hours at low intensity in power mark which is not good enough , that's the problem with all the gaming computers
 

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You can consider battery banks to extend the working hours. But if your intent is to run in battery for 6+ hours with continuous use, you should plug in whenever possible anyway.

Or get a second device to fulfill part of the laptops duties, like a tablet.
 

Rocwen Colondo

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6 hours is not alot if it is with a U cpu and not a heavy gpu , but the problem with the hq cpu and good gpus that they burn battery like hell ... so I'm stuck in this paradox between a fast pc with bad battery or average/slow one with great battery -_-
 

GreyCatz

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With that budget you can get a ThinkPad P50 workstation with decent specs, like this one:
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/p-series/p50/?menu-id=thinkpad_p50

Highlights include a quad-core Skylake i7, SSD options, and a dedicated Quadro GPU. If you're a software engineering student, this ThinkPad should have you covered well into your post-graduate career.

A 4K panel and 4GBs of graphics will last 8:25 hours as tested by laptopmag.com. If you're OK with a 2K panel and a 2GB Quadro M1000M GPU, battery life should give you somewhere around 10+ hours.
 

Rocwen Colondo

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Well then that's exactly what I'm searching for , since I don't game at laptops or at least not portable gaming (If I'm gaming I use desktop or laptop when connected to plug so something as desktop) and I have a decent desktop for gaming ...
I only need a laptop with the power of gaming laptops but not for gaming , I need it fast for everything else but not gaming with good battery life ... Thanks alot ? are there other examples of these except the lenovo ?
 

GreyCatz

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I'd say that the P50 does look like an attractive option for you. Other than the ThinkPad P-series, there's the Dell Precision but Precisions are generally more expensive than comparable ThinkPads.

The important issues are (a) Xeon CPUs and (b) durability/ruggedness. If you're serious about computational power, Xeons are the preferred choice of CPU combined with Quadro GPUs. If you need to go to the Antarctic or use a laptop in the desert/wilderness, then ThinkPads - especially T and P series - enjoy a reputation for durability and ruggedness that no other mainstream computer can match. Some of this reputation could also be down to successful PR, and a Precision could very well prove just as durable.
 
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