Recommendations for a school laptop with an i5, 8GB RAM, and 128GB SSD?

bigbobby1

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Jan 24, 2015
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4,510
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I'm looking to buy a new laptop for school with those specs. I'm not going to be doing any gaming whatsoever so integrated graphics will be fine. However, I don't know too much about what brands/models of laptops are good.

Do you guys have any recommendations?
 

darkbreeze

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Hi BigBobby. As per your PM, that Zenbook IS a good unit, however there are probably similarly suitable units for less. Plus, that's a 13.3" model which is rather small. Unless you need ultra portability, I'd recommend at least a 15" model.
I think for what you want, this might be your best option.

Lenovo Flex2 15 - 59422161

•Processor4th Generation Intel Core i7-4510U Processor (2.00GHz 1600 MHz 4MB)
•Operating systemWindows 8.1 64
•Display15.6" FHD LED AntiGlare Multitouch (1920 x 1080)
•GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4400
•Memory8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz
•Hard Drive256GB SSD
•Optical DriveNone
•Network CardLenovo BGN Wireless
•BluetoothBluetooth Version 4.0
•WarrantyOne year
•Battery4 Cell 32 Watt Hour Lithium-Ion

Price: $849.00 (Weekly deal)


Click the above link to go to the Flex 2 models. Click the yellow "next" box to the right and it's the last model. The only one with an SSD. Has i7, touch screen and SSD but it IS a 768 resolution, not 1080p. For your usage, since you're not gaming, that shouldn't matter.




 

bigbobby1

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Jan 24, 2015
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4,510
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Under 1k USD. Preferably I'd want it to be cheaper than close to that amount, though. I guess the SSD isn't absolutely necessary however I'd like to have one. How much would it increase the price by?
 

darkbreeze

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Moderator
Hi BigBobby. As per your PM, that Zenbook IS a good unit, however there are probably similarly suitable units for less. Plus, that's a 13.3" model which is rather small. Unless you need ultra portability, I'd recommend at least a 15" model.
I think for what you want, this might be your best option.

Lenovo Flex2 15 - 59422161

•Processor4th Generation Intel Core i7-4510U Processor (2.00GHz 1600 MHz 4MB)
•Operating systemWindows 8.1 64
•Display15.6" FHD LED AntiGlare Multitouch (1920 x 1080)
•GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4400
•Memory8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz
•Hard Drive256GB SSD
•Optical DriveNone
•Network CardLenovo BGN Wireless
•BluetoothBluetooth Version 4.0
•WarrantyOne year
•Battery4 Cell 32 Watt Hour Lithium-Ion

Price: $849.00 (Weekly deal)


Click the above link to go to the Flex 2 models. Click the yellow "next" box to the right and it's the last model. The only one with an SSD. Has i7, touch screen and SSD but it IS a 768 resolution, not 1080p. For your usage, since you're not gaming, that shouldn't matter.




 

bigbobby1

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Jan 24, 2015
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4,510
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Wow that's an amazing deal. Thanks man.
 

darkbreeze

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Moderator
Anytime. Be sure, if possible, to get it while you can as those weekly deals change all the time. No telling what day that might end. If it ends before you can pick one up, we can always find another deal.
 
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