Question Which laptop for pentesting?

Mar 20, 2022
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I'm looking for a new laptop and I'm still new to all this but I'm starting my adventure of becoming a penetration tester and I would like some input from you pros on what I should get. It will mainly be used for pentesting or gaming when my husband gets on it. I've listed my options below and would love your insight.


HP Omen 17.3” GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming Laptop (i7-11800H/16GB/512GB/Win 10H) $2699

Operating systemWindows 10 HomeProcessor11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-11800H, 8-Core
Processor speed" Up to 4.6 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Processor cache: 24 MB L3 cacheMemory16 GB DDR4-3200 MHz RAM (2 x 8 GB)
Accessible memory slots: 2Video GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 Laptop GPU (6 GB GDDR6 dedicated)Internal Storage512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSDFinish and FeaturesTop cover: Shadow black
Keyboard deck: Shadow black aluminum with a sandblasted finishCameraHP Wide Vision 720p HD camera with integrated dual array digital microphonesDisplay17.3-inch diagonal, FHD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, 7 ms response time, IPS, microedge, anti-glare, Low Blue Light, 300 nits, 100% sRGB
Screen to body ratio: 84.6%Network CardIntegrated 10/100/1000 GbE LANWireless ConnectivityIntel® Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (2x2) and Bluetooth® 5.2 combo (Supporting Gigabit data rate)
MU-MIMO supportedDigital Media1 Multi-format SD media card readerSoundAudio by Bang & Olufsen with dual speakersIntegrated KeyboardFull-size, 4-zone RGB backlit, shadow black keyboard and 26-Key Rollover AntiGhosting Key technology
HP Imagepad with multi-touch gesture supportExternal Notebook Ports• 1 Thunderbolt™ 4 with USB4™ Type-C® 40Gbps signaling rate (DisplayPort™ 1.4, HP Sleep and Charge)
• 1 SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signaling rate (HP Sleep and Charge)
• 2 SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signaling rate
• 1 RJ-45
• 1 Headphone/microphone combo (DTS: X® Ultra)
• 1 AC Smart pin
• 1 Mini DisplayPort™
• 1 HDMI 2.1Dimensions (W x D x H) and Weight15.64 in (W) x 10.32 in (D) x 1.06 in (H)
6.10 lbPower6-cell, 83 Wh Li-ion polymer
330 W Smart AC power adapterSoftwareHP Help and Support: myHP, HP BIOS Protection, HP Support Assistant
Books, music, photos and videos: DTS:X Ultra Technology
Productivity and Tools: HP Audio Switch, HP Connection Optimizer, Adaptive Battery Optimizer, HP QuickDrop, OMEN Gaming Hub, Dropbox cloud storage
Security and Protection: McAfee LiveSafe


Omen 16.1” R5 5600H Gaming Laptop (AMD R5 5600H/16GB/1TB/Win10H)$2349

Operating systemWindows 10 HomeProcessorAMD Ryzen™ 5 5600H, 6-Core
Processor Speed: Up to 4.2 GHz max boost clock
Processor Cashe: 16 MB L3 cacheMemory16 GB DDR4-3200 MHz RAM (2 x 8 GB)
Accessible memory slots: 2Video GraphicsAMD Radeon™ RX 6600M Graphics (8 GB GDDR6 dedicated)Internal Storage1 TB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSDFinish and FeaturesTop cover: Mica silver
Keyboard deck: Mica silver aluminum with a sandblasted finishCameraHP Wide Vision 720p HD camera with integrated dual array digital microphonesDisplay16.1-inch diagonal, FHD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, 7 ms response time, IPS, micro-edge, anti-glare, Low Blue Light, 300 nits, 100% sRGB, screen to body ratio 80.6%Network CardIntegrated 10/100/1000 GbE LANWireless ConnectivityIntel® Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (2x2) and Bluetooth® 5.2 combo (Supporting Gigabit data rate)
MU-MIMO supportedDigital Media1 Multi-format SD media card readerSoundAudio by Bang & Olufsen with dual speakersIntegrated KeyboardFull-size, 4-zone RGB backlit, mica silver keyboard and 26-Key Rollover Anti-Ghosting Key technology
HP Imagepad with multi-touch gesture supportExternal Notebook Ports• 1 SuperSpeed USB Type-C® 10Gbps signaling rate (DisplayPort™ 1.4, HP Sleep and Charge)
• 1 SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signaling rate (HP Sleep and Charge)
• 2 SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signaling rate
• 1 RJ-45
• 1 Headphone/microphone combo (DTS: X® Ultra)(47)
• 1 AC Smart pin
• 1 Mini DisplayPort™
• 1 HDMI 2.1Dimensions (W x D x H) and Weight14.54 in (W) x 9.76 in (D) x 0.91 in (H)
5.10 lbPower6-cell, 83 Wh Li-ion polymer
230 W AC power adapterBattery lifeUp to 9 hours (mixed usage)
Up to 8 hours and 15 minutes (video playback)
Up to 8 hours (wireless streaming)SoftwareHP Help and Support: myHP, HP BIOS Protection, HP Support Assistant
Books, music, photos and videos: DTS:X Ultra Technology
Productivity and Tools: HP Audio Switch, HP Connection Optimizer, Adaptive Battery Optimizer, HP QuickDrop, OMEN Gaming Hub, Dropbox cloud storage
Security and Protection: McAfee LiveSafe

Omen 17.3” GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming Laptop features 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-11800H, 8-Core processor, NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 graphics, 16GB of DDR4 memory, 512GB SSD and Windows 10 Home operating system.$2699

Operating systemWindows 10 HomeProcessor11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-11800H, 8-Core
Processor speed" Up to 4.6 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Processor cache: 24 MB L3 cacheMemory16 GB DDR4-3200 MHz RAM (2 x 8 GB)
Accessible memory slots: 2Video GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 Laptop GPU (6 GB GDDR6 dedicated)Internal Storage512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSDFinish and FeaturesTop cover: Shadow black
Keyboard deck: Shadow black aluminum with a sandblasted finishCameraHP Wide Vision 720p HD camera with integrated dual array digital microphonesDisplay17.3-inch diagonal, FHD (1920 x 1080), 144 Hz, 7 ms response time, IPS, microedge, anti-glare, Low Blue Light, 300 nits, 100% sRGB
Screen to body ratio: 84.6%Network CardIntegrated 10/100/1000 GbE LANWireless ConnectivityIntel® Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (2x2) and Bluetooth® 5.2 combo (Supporting Gigabit data rate)
MU-MIMO supportedDigital Media1 Multi-format SD media card readerSoundAudio by Bang & Olufsen with dual speakersIntegrated KeyboardFull-size, 4-zone RGB backlit, shadow black keyboard and 26-Key Rollover AntiGhosting Key technology
HP Imagepad with multi-touch gesture supportExternal Notebook Ports• 1 Thunderbolt™ 4 with USB4™ Type-C® 40Gbps signaling rate (DisplayPort™ 1.4, HP Sleep and Charge)
• 1 SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signaling rate (HP Sleep and Charge)
• 2 SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signaling rate
• 1 RJ-45
• 1 Headphone/microphone combo (DTS: X® Ultra)
• 1 AC Smart pin
• 1 Mini DisplayPort™
• 1 HDMI 2.1Dimensions (W x D x H) and Weight15.64 in (W) x 10.32 in (D) x 1.06 in (H)
6.10 lbPower6-cell, 83 Wh Li-ion polymer
330 W Smart AC power adapterSoftwareHP Help and Support: myHP, HP BIOS Protection, HP Support Assistant
Books, music, photos and videos: DTS:X Ultra Technology
Productivity and Tools: HP Audio Switch, HP Connection Optimizer, Adaptive Battery Optimizer, HP QuickDrop, OMEN Gaming Hub, Dropbox cloud storage
Security and Protection: McAfee LiveSafe


Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15.6” R7 5700U Laptop features AMD Ryzen 7 5700U processor, 8GB of DDR4, 512GB SSD and Windows 11 Home operating system. $1349

DisplayMax Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Display Diagonal Size: 15.6 InchProcessorProcessor / Type: AMD Ryzen 7
Cache Memory Installed Size: 8 MB
Processor / Manufacturer: AMD
Processor / Number: 5700U
Processor / Clock Speed: 1.8 GHzMemoryRAM / Total Installed Size: 8GB
RAM / Technology: DDR4StorageHard Drive Capacity / SSD: 512GBVideoGraphics Controller: AMD Radeon GraphicsNetworkingData Link Protocol: IEEE 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0InterfacesUSB 3.0 x2
1x USB-C 3.2USB C (Speed):1 (w/ PD 3.0 and DP 1.2)
HDMI-Out
1 via Combo Headphone/Mic JackColorAbyss BlueWebcam720P with Privacy ShutterOSWindows 11 HomeBatteryBattery / Run Time: Up to 14 Hours
Battery Technology: Lithium Polymer
Battery Capacity: 57 WHr
Cell Count: 3-cellPowerPower / Device Type: AC Adapters
Power / Provided (W): 65 WattDimensions and WeightHeight: 0.67 Inch
Width: 14.04 Inch
Depth: 9.18 Inch
Weight: 1.66 Kg
 
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Neo Beat

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Use the HP Omen 17.3” GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming Laptop Because if he is using it for gaming and pentesting this is a great option
 
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