Need laptop for School, $1500 - $2000 CDN ($1200-$1600 USD)

Apr 12, 2018
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The program (data analysis) I am enrolled in requires a laptop with the following specs:
-Intel I7 or Equivalent processor
- Multi-Threading Capabilities and,
- 64-bit architecture preferred (processor must support virtualization)
- 16 GB of RAM (or option to add more RAM)
-1 TD HD
- High-end graphics card (consider a dedicated video card with 1 GB of video memory)


Currently I am looking at the following Laptop: Lenovo Legion Y520
*Processor: Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor (2.80GHz 6MB)
*RAM: 16 GB
*2 TB HDD and 256 GB SSD
*Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
*Screen: 15.6" FHD IPS AntiGlare (1920x1080)

$1670.00 CDN not including taxes or warranty

Form answers

1. What is your budget?
$1500 - $2000 CDN or $1200 - $1600

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
15.6 ", would be okay if it was 13"

3. What screen resolution do you want?
Don't care

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

5. How much battery life do you need?
At least 4 hours

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.)
Programming, data analysis.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
At least 1 TB of storage

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
No.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
At least 4 years.

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

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.
Don't care as long as brand provides good support.

13. What country do you live in?
Canada

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
Would like a laptop that I could buy a 3+ year warranty with. Would like a windows laptop

Thank you !
 

jamesdean20

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May 22, 2018
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I would recommend you to go with "ASUS VivoBook Pro"

It has specs like:

Intel Core i7-8550UProcessor
17.3" Full HD Wide-View display
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4GB discrete graphics
16GB DDR4 RAM
256GB SSD + 1TB HDD storage combo

You can check it out here: https://www.amazon.com/VivoBook-i7-8550U-Processor-Keyboard-N705UD-EH76/dp/B07661CYPD/

I personally feel that this laptop fulfill all your needs. Let me know what you think about it :)
 
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