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Best laptop for university?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by rikesh942010, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. rikesh942010

    rikesh942010 Registered Member

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    Firstly, not sure if this is the correct place in the forum to post this but yh here is goes...

    Well I just got place at Brunel Uni (London) and I am doing Industrial Design Course, this is simply product design, So I should be able to do the following on the laptop:

    - Use 3D softwares ( Autocad / Sketchup / Autodesk and other 3D softwares)
    - Use different SEO tools...lyk install them on my pc
    - and other stuff you do on a laptop lol

    Budget: upto £1300. I really wanted the Razor Blade laptop, but not available in the UK anyone know of any good laptops not PCs

    Thanks
     
  2. altereg0

    altereg0 Newbie

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    To be honest if you are going for 3D, I would recommend a desktop at this price. Are you sure that you absolutely need a laptop? If you are so persuaded on laptop I have seen some good stuff on a Toshiba Qosmio a friend of mine had and it should be well into your budget.
     
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    Read what the OP requires. Going to uni requires something portable ( i believe) so try getting an acer laptop or something. It's been quite good for me so far.

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    For classes a laptop is the better choice for note taking but make sure it has at least 8 GB of RAM with a discrete graphics card. Problem is being in the states I don't know what models you have access to in order to give a recommendation.
     
  5. rikesh942010

    rikesh942010 Registered Member

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    Thanks yes, I really need a laptop as I will usually be away from home and need something portable
     
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    rikesh942010 Registered Member

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    Thanks, yh I was thinking of getting the Macbook Pro or Air but I still think that they are overpriced for the specs they have
     
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    Check with the school as to the titles and the preferred flavor of OS. Most universities remain heavily tilted toward favoring the Mac particularly on the graphics and video side.
     
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    rikesh942010 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the info mate, Il do that first :)
     
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    Don't get a Macbook Air, please. They are absolutely horrible I had nothing but problems with one I used for work at a company I used to work for. It was so bad I never used it and just returned it to the company haha!
     
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    Get an asus or an acer laptop, but don't get a mac, they're overpriced as fuck.
     
  11. rikesh942010

    rikesh942010 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the info, I was more into mackbook pro though not air but now im thinking of getting laptop from acer or something
     
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    rikesh942010 Registered Member

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    Lol they overprice all their products
     
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    if i was you i would investigate which operating system that the uni prefers for video and graphics. must use Mac. not sure why because you be ripped off by the specs. paying to much for the little specs you get.

    you will still want to get which ever the college is using because there will be piratical classes and you will have to very quickly learn how to use that os. and it is hard to change between operating systems unless you are use to doing that. you will not be able to master this technique while at uni. no point making stuff harder on you than it already is.

    i started using windows when i was in college because that is what they used for programming and i use linux but was forced to use the software they had and it wasn't compatible with linux.
     
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    You can really fly off with the budget. Not sure what circumstances are in your country, but you should go to a dealer shop and ask for the best laptop within that pricerange, which has Dos / FreeDos / Linux installed in it. Take the price and go to another dealer. After going to 10-15 dealers you will know the best price yourself.

    Sorry if I am promoting piracy, but windows ........................... :p
     
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    rikesh942010 Registered Member

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    Thanks everyone for the useful info :)
     
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    Always overpriced . . . since forever.
     
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    rikesh942010 Registered Member

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    lol true but still soo many people buy them
     
  18. manikunis

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    I think you should go for a tab..Easy to Carry and Easy to Use.
     
  19. rikesh942010

    rikesh942010 Registered Member

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    Already have a tab...the problem with tablets are that they cannot run most of these CPU intensive 3D applications and I also will sometimes need to render 3D models and its really hard to do that on tablets