Laptop Recommendations for University

bulletgoboom

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So I've been looking at several types of laptops for University (gaming, ultrabooks, macs, etc) and I would like to hear what people recommend as a good all round laptop (around ~$1000ish CAD).

A few of my current choices include:
Dell XPS 13 1080p Touch ($1150)
https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/store/d/dell-xps-13-xps-9360-laptop/8q17384grz37/GV5D

Asus Vivobook S ($1100)
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0721Y4BKP/ref=s9u_simh_gw_i4?ie=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0721Y4BKP&pd_rd_r=d067956e-ae52-11e7-b998-394b85553a7f&pd_rd_w=ll6Nc&pd_rd_wg=abosq&pf_rd_m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&pf_rd_s=&pf_rd_r=MGTE3ZMA1ENANG5Y8SEJ&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=261a9f9f-7208-4015-aef8-4c8147b8435b&pf_rd_i=desktop

I'll mostly be doing everyday tasks on the laptop and maybe do some occasional gaming, etc. I have a secondary computer at home mainly for gaming as well.
Any feedback on laptop suggestions or information regarding my current laptop choices are appreciated.
 

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the vivo is a much better deal, you get more storage which is important, and it has a separate HDD (boots from a m.2 ssd) which means if sht hits the fan, all the stuff on the hdd can be easily recovered by plugging it straight into a cage (a 2.5 inch to 3.5 inch hard drive adapter).
 

SoggyTissue

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a mac? good luck if it stops working. if they cant fix its error code, youre gonna be left without it for a long time whilst they try fixing it in a workshop somewhere.

whereas a windows laptop stops working, you can more or less walk into any computer shop and they can 'supposedly' fix things on the spot or within a day.

note i dont mention anything about performance, which is better etc (though i do hate macs) this is because the only thing that matters when sht hits the fan: do you want to be left without a laptop for 1 day or 1 week?
 

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Alright, with macs out of the question then, what type of laptop would you recommend? Or would you recommend one of my current choices?
 

SoggyTissue

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the vivo is a much better deal, you get more storage which is important, and it has a separate HDD (boots from a m.2 ssd) which means if sht hits the fan, all the stuff on the hdd can be easily recovered by plugging it straight into a cage (a 2.5 inch to 3.5 inch hard drive adapter).
 
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