Need help finding laptop (600-900$ range)

juggernaut12121

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I'm going into engineering and I want a laptop that will actually be able to handle CAD programs (mine barely scrapes by with Inventor alone at the moment). I also do some photo editing (mainly in Lightroom), and a lot of internet surfing and researching.

I was looking into laptops with a hybrid drive, 8-16 GB of ram, and an i7 processor. As far as graphics go I don't think I need much more than 1080p. And I want it to last 5 plus years.
The size and battery life are a little less important to me so I don't really have anything in mind for them.
(I'm also not sure if the specs I listed are really overkill for the programs I want to run, some help in this area would be appreciated).

I'm a noob at shopping for computers but so far I've came across the ASUS VivoBook (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0721Y4BKP/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1) and the Dell Inspiron (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XFGF7SN/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1)

I've also seen some MacBooks with seemingly impressive specs that are a little pricier, but I really don't know much about different brands and things so some help would be much appreciated.

Thank you for any suggestions!
 

KirbysHammer

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That dell is miles ahead of the ASUS specs wise. The ASUS will choke with the programs you want to run on it. The Dell has a dedicated graphics card and a much beefier quad core processor.
 

KirbysHammer

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Since battery life isn't really a concern for you the Dell is definitely the right way to go.

As for lasting 5 years that's a hit or miss on laptops. It depends on luck and how you treat it.
 
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