Question Laptop recommendations for college- buy now or wait?

Hunt_8

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1. What is your budget?
$1000 CAD before tax

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?

13 inch, clamshell

3. What screen resolution do you want?

1920 x 1080

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

Portable

5. How much battery life do you need?

11+ hours, more is better

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

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)

It would be beneficial if I could use CAD design software, but it is not required

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?

512GB at minimum, more is better

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

https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/capartsales/pc

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?

3 years

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

None.. please!

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 don't think there are bad brands, only bad products. If an entire brand was bad, they'd have no customers! Maybe I'm mistaken in the world of laptops though?

13. What country do you live in?

Canada

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
I'm moving to Germany for one semester of university. I will be taking courses in structural engineering and project management, so having the ability to use CAD software would be nice, although not required. I just read an article from Laptop Mag (https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/best-laptops-for-college) which looked promising- the top recommendation was the HP Envy 13. That particular laptop is on sale for $949 on the HP website currently. (https://www.hp.com/ca-en/shop/Product.aspx?id=378T0UA&opt=ABL&sel=NTB&bid=DYN_BUNDLE_0006955_378T0UA_ABL)

The other note mentioned in the article was that new laptops may be coming out in the next few months. I'm leaving for Germany in February 2022, so I've still got a couple months ahead of me. Is it worth waiting? I've started looking now so that if a good sale comes out, I won't miss it. Thanks!
 

USAFRet

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The other note mentioned in the article was that new laptops may be coming out in the next few months. I'm leaving for Germany in February 2022, so I've still got a couple months ahead of me. Is it worth waiting? I've started looking now so that if a good sale comes out, I won't miss it. Thanks!
Wait a couple months.
Sales may be happening towards the end of the year.
 
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