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Good laptop for a graduate student ?

Last response: in Laptop Tech Support
July 15, 2013 5:25:54 AM

Hello !
I have completed my under grad and will be joining Grad school for Industrial engineering. I wanted to buy a new laptop.

My usage :-
Gaming :- Only FIFA and Football Manager
Software :- Computational softwares like MATLAB, Scilab, Visio, Excel
Internet:- General usage like browsing, social networking, videos, music
Other:- Video , Music editing (not much intensive)

My preferences are :-
Price max 850$
Preferably Dell, Lenovo

Could you suggest some laptop models or specs for me ?

Best solution

a b D Laptop
July 15, 2013 3:54:19 PM

The IdeaPad from Lenovo is indeed a good choice. Its price point is very good given its configuration. Generally, you will need something with a decent dedicated video card (for your engineering software), and a good amount of RAM (at least 8 GB) for the type of software you'll be using.

Also, go with an Intel i5 or better in the notebook, as you will need good computational prowess, and Intel chips are generally considerably better than AMD chips.