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Hi, can someone point me to a good i7 laptop for uni? My brother is going to start uni in about 2 weeks. Suggestions welcome :) Read More
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7m, 2w agoPosted 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi, can someone point me to a good i7 laptop for uni? My brother is going to start uni in about 2 weeks. Suggestions welcome :)
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#1
Why i7 what they doing?
#2
Why does it have to be i7?

What is he going to be doing at Uni? Has the university specified any requirements for the course

What is the budget?

What are his requirements? Screen size, battery life, portability, what other uses outside of coursework will he need it for? Your post needs a lot more detail for people to post a specific and useful range of suggestions, as it stands you're going to just get a scatter gun of suggestions that have i7 processors (which being honest some are rubbish and some not).
#3
Astec123
Why does it have to be i7?
What is he going to be doing at Uni? Has the university specified any requirements for the course
What is the budget?
What are his requirements? Screen size, battery life, portability, what other uses outside of coursework will he need it for? Your post needs a lot more detail for people to post a specific and useful range of suggestions, as it stands you're going to just get a scatter gun of suggestions that have i7 processors (which being honest some are rubbish and some not).

jimhuf
Why i7 what they doing?
He is doing medicine. Screen shouldn't be too big - probs 15inch max. (13 to 14 inch ideal)

Budget is upto £700.

No other requirements :)
#4
A medic doesn't need an i7 just get an i5 and with that budget he will benefit from the trade off. Just make sure it has an ssd and you can't go wrong.
#5
ibzhayat1233
Astec123
Why does it have to be i7?
What is he going to be doing at Uni? Has the university specified any requirements for the course
What is the budget?
What are his requirements? Screen size, battery life, portability, what other uses outside of coursework will he need it for? Your post needs a lot more detail for people to post a specific and useful range of suggestions, as it stands you're going to just get a scatter gun of suggestions that have i7 processors (which being honest some are rubbish and some not).
jimhuf
Why i7 what they doing?
He is doing medicine. Screen shouldn't be too big - probs 15inch max. (13 to 14 inch ideal)
Budget is upto £700.
No other requirements :)

In that case forgo the i7 requirement it's a pointless extra cost that won't add any benefits.

http://shop.lenovo.com/ukrewards/gb/en/laptops/thinkpad/l-series/l460/?__followRobots=true#SYSTEM

Code to access is !lenovorewards!

Specify this option as follows for £650.51 and you get good performance, high resolution screen, 10 hours battery life for web browsing and a semi rugged machine that should last the duration of his course and put up with being thrown in a bag on a daily basis.

Processor
Intel Core i5-6200U Processor (3MB Cache, up to 2.80GHz)
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64
Operating System Language
Windows 10 Home 64 WE (EN/FR/DE/NL/IT)
Display
14.0 FHD(1920x1080) IPS Non-Touch
Memory
8GB PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600MHz ( 2 SODIMM )
Graphics
AMD Radeon R5 M330 2GB
Security Chip
Software TPM & Hardware dTPM
Keyboard
Keyboard - UK English
Fingerprint Reader
UltraNav (TrackPoint and TouchPad) with Fingerprint Reader
TPM Setting
Software TPM Enabled
Camera
720p HD Camera
First Hard Drive
256 GB Solid State Drive, SATA3 OPAL2.0 - Capable
Rear Battery
ThinkPad Battery 6 cell Li-Ion (72Wh) Cyl HC Rear
Power Cord
65W AC Adapter - UK(3pin)
Wireless
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC(2x2) 8260, Bluetooth Version 4.1 vPro
Integrated Mobile Broadband
Integrated Mobile Broadband upgradable

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-L460-20FVS01400-Notebook-Review.161234.0.html

A good in depth review of this model is available in the above link. I'm sure some others will chime in with other options.

Edited By: Astec123 on Sep 04, 2016 18:19: Code
#6
Is there any reason why he shouldn't just get a cheap chromebook or a lightweight budget windows laptop?
For that budget I'd be tempted to buy a convertible windows 10 tablet/laptop for around £120 to take to lectures and then spend the rest on something they'd actually need. I bought a Lenovo Miix 300 for around that price and it does everything i'd need for that.
#7
Astec123
ibzhayat1233
Astec123
Why does it have to be i7?
What is he going to be doing at Uni? Has the university specified any requirements for the course
What is the budget?
What are his requirements? Screen size, battery life, portability, what other uses outside of coursework will he need it for? Your post needs a lot more detail for people to post a specific and useful range of suggestions, as it stands you're going to just get a scatter gun of suggestions that have i7 processors (which being honest some are rubbish and some not).
jimhuf
Why i7 what they doing?
He is doing medicine. Screen shouldn't be too big - probs 15inch max. (13 to 14 inch ideal)
Budget is upto £700.
No other requirements :)
In that case forgo the i7 requirement it's a pointless extra cost that won't add any benefits.http://shop.lenovo.com/ukrewards/gb/en/laptops/thinkpad/l-series/l460/?__followRobots=true#SYSTEM
Code to access is !lenovorewards!
Specify this option as follows for £650.51 and you get good performance, high resolution screen, 10 hours battery life for web browsing and a semi rugged machine that should last the duration of his course and put up with being thrown in a bag on a daily basis.
Processor
Intel Core i5-6200U Processor (3MB Cache, up to 2.80GHz)
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64
Operating System Language
Windows 10 Home 64 WE (EN/FR/DE/NL/IT)
Display
14.0 FHD(1920x1080) IPS Non-Touch
Memory
8GB PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600MHz ( 2 SODIMM )
Graphics
AMD Radeon R5 M330 2GB
Security Chip
Software TPM & Hardware dTPM
Keyboard
Keyboard - UK English
Fingerprint Reader
UltraNav (TrackPoint and TouchPad) with Fingerprint Reader
TPM Setting
Software TPM Enabled
Camera
720p HD Camera
First Hard Drive
256 GB Solid State Drive, SATA3 OPAL2.0 - Capable
Rear Battery
ThinkPad Battery 6 cell Li-Ion (72Wh) Cyl HC Rear
Power Cord
65W AC Adapter - UK(3pin)
Wireless
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC(2x2) 8260, Bluetooth Version 4.1 vPro
Integrated Mobile Broadband
Integrated Mobile Broadband upgradablehttp://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-L460-20FVS01400-Notebook-Review.161234.0.html
A good in depth review of this model is available in the above link. I'm sure some others will chime in with other options.
Thanks! I'll also look at other i5's! (btw he's not paying for the laptop. My dad said he will ;) )

Edited By: ibzhayat1233 on Sep 04, 2016 19:21
#8
Agaeti
Is there any reason why he shouldn't just get a cheap chromebook or a lightweight budget windows laptop?
For that budget I'd be tempted to buy a convertible windows 10 tablet/laptop for around £120 to take to lectures and then spend the rest on something they'd actually need. I bought a Lenovo Miix 300 for around that price and it does everything i'd need for that.

Well everyone have their own ways to show off and budget.

Some one can also argue on a young couple only need a studio to live on why they are buying a 2 bed end of terrace house.
#9
Palwan
Agaeti
Is there any reason why he shouldn't just get a cheap chromebook or a lightweight budget windows laptop?
For that budget I'd be tempted to buy a convertible windows 10 tablet/laptop for around £120 to take to lectures and then spend the rest on something they'd actually need. I bought a Lenovo Miix 300 for around that price and it does everything i'd need for that.
Well everyone have their own ways to show off and budget.
Some one can also argue on a young couple only need a studio to live on why they are buying a 2 bed end of terrace house.
True but I imagine that if they got a £200 laptop that does everything they need then that £500 could be very useful. I know when I started uni and lived on £3 a week for my food budget (I was very poor and practiced the sleeping for dinner diet) I'd have appreciated £500 extra to go on other things I needed.
#10
Agaeti
Palwan
Agaeti
Is there any reason why he shouldn't just get a cheap chromebook or a lightweight budget windows laptop?
For that budget I'd be tempted to buy a convertible windows 10 tablet/laptop for around £120 to take to lectures and then spend the rest on something they'd actually need. I bought a Lenovo Miix 300 for around that price and it does everything i'd need for that.
Well everyone have their own ways to show off and budget.
Some one can also argue on a young couple only need a studio to live on why they are buying a 2 bed end of terrace house.
True but I imagine that if they got a £200 laptop that does everything they need then that £500 could be very useful. I know when I started uni and lived on £3 a week for my food budget (I was very poor and practiced the sleeping for dinner diet) I'd have appreciated £500 extra to go on other things I needed.
Hi, my dad said he would buy the laptop as a present so my brother is not really paying anything.

Edited By: ibzhayat1233 on Sep 04, 2016 22:22
#11
ibzhayat1233
Agaeti
Palwan
Agaeti
Is there any reason why he shouldn't just get a cheap chromebook or a lightweight budget windows laptop?
For that budget I'd be tempted to buy a convertible windows 10 tablet/laptop for around £120 to take to lectures and then spend the rest on something they'd actually need. I bought a Lenovo Miix 300 for around that price and it does everything i'd need for that.
Well everyone have their own ways to show off and budget.
Some one can also argue on a young couple only need a studio to live on why they are buying a 2 bed end of terrace house.
True but I imagine that if they got a £200 laptop that does everything they need then that £500 could be very useful. I know when I started uni and lived on £3 a week for my food budget (I was very poor and practiced the sleeping for dinner diet) I'd have appreciated £500 extra to go on other things I needed.
Hi, my dad said he would buy the laptop as a present so my brother is not really paying anything.
True, well for £700 I think that he'll get a lot more laptop than he needs, perhaps the extra money might go to another gift that might be helpful?
#12
Astec123
ibzhayat1233
Astec123
Why does it have to be i7?
What is he going to be doing at Uni? Has the university specified any requirements for the course
What is the budget?
What are his requirements? Screen size, battery life, portability, what other uses outside of coursework will he need it for? Your post needs a lot more detail for people to post a specific and useful range of suggestions, as it stands you're going to just get a scatter gun of suggestions that have i7 processors (which being honest some are rubbish and some not).
jimhuf
Why i7 what they doing?
He is doing medicine. Screen shouldn't be too big - probs 15inch max. (13 to 14 inch ideal)
Budget is upto £700.
No other requirements :)
In that case forgo the i7 requirement it's a pointless extra cost that won't add any benefits.http://shop.lenovo.com/ukrewards/gb/en/laptops/thinkpad/l-series/l460/?__followRobots=true#SYSTEM
Code to access is !lenovorewards!
Specify this option as follows for £650.51 and you get good performance, high resolution screen, 10 hours battery life for web browsing and a semi rugged machine that should last the duration of his course and put up with being thrown in a bag on a daily basis.
Processor
Intel Core i5-6200U Processor (3MB Cache, up to 2.80GHz)
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64
Operating System Language
Windows 10 Home 64 WE (EN/FR/DE/NL/IT)
Display
14.0 FHD(1920x1080) IPS Non-Touch
Memory
8GB PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600MHz ( 2 SODIMM )
Graphics
AMD Radeon R5 M330 2GB
Security Chip
Software TPM & Hardware dTPM
Keyboard
Keyboard - UK English
Fingerprint Reader
UltraNav (TrackPoint and TouchPad) with Fingerprint Reader
TPM Setting
Software TPM Enabled
Camera
720p HD Camera
First Hard Drive
256 GB Solid State Drive, SATA3 OPAL2.0 - Capable
Rear Battery
ThinkPad Battery 6 cell Li-Ion (72Wh) Cyl HC Rear
Power Cord
65W AC Adapter - UK(3pin)
Wireless
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC(2x2) 8260, Bluetooth Version 4.1 vPro
Integrated Mobile Broadband
Integrated Mobile Broadband upgradablehttp://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-L460-20FVS01400-Notebook-Review.161234.0.html
A good in depth review of this model is available in the above link. I'm sure some others will chime in with other options.
The laptop specs are very good but the design looks okay/standard. Are there any better deals out there or is this the best?
#13
Astec123
ibzhayat1233
Astec123
Why does it have to be i7?
What is he going to be doing at Uni? Has the university specified any requirements for the course
What is the budget?
What are his requirements? Screen size, battery life, portability, what other uses outside of coursework will he need it for? Your post needs a lot more detail for people to post a specific and useful range of suggestions, as it stands you're going to just get a scatter gun of suggestions that have i7 processors (which being honest some are rubbish and some not).
jimhuf
Why i7 what they doing?
He is doing medicine. Screen shouldn't be too big - probs 15inch max. (13 to 14 inch ideal)
Budget is upto £700.
No other requirements :)
In that case forgo the i7 requirement it's a pointless extra cost that won't add any benefits.http://shop.lenovo.com/ukrewards/gb/en/laptops/thinkpad/l-series/l460/?__followRobots=true#SYSTEM
Code to access is !lenovorewards!
Specify this option as follows for £650.51 and you get good performance, high resolution screen, 10 hours battery life for web browsing and a semi rugged machine that should last the duration of his course and put up with being thrown in a bag on a daily basis.
Processor
Intel Core i5-6200U Processor (3MB Cache, up to 2.80GHz)
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64
Operating System Language
Windows 10 Home 64 WE (EN/FR/DE/NL/IT)
Display
14.0 FHD(1920x1080) IPS Non-Touch
Memory
8GB PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600MHz ( 2 SODIMM )
Graphics
AMD Radeon R5 M330 2GB
Security Chip
Software TPM & Hardware dTPM
Keyboard
Keyboard - UK English
Fingerprint Reader
UltraNav (TrackPoint and TouchPad) with Fingerprint Reader
TPM Setting
Software TPM Enabled
Camera
720p HD Camera
First Hard Drive
256 GB Solid State Drive, SATA3 OPAL2.0 - Capable
Rear Battery
ThinkPad Battery 6 cell Li-Ion (72Wh) Cyl HC Rear
Power Cord
65W AC Adapter - UK(3pin)
Wireless
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC(2x2) 8260, Bluetooth Version 4.1 vPro
Integrated Mobile Broadband
Integrated Mobile Broadband upgradablehttp://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-L460-20FVS01400-Notebook-Review.161234.0.html
A good in depth review of this model is available in the above link. I'm sure some others will chime in with other options.
I found this http://www.johnlewis.com/lenovo-ideapad-710s-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-256gb-pcie-13-3-full-hd/p2839975?colour=Silver

This also looks good and only weighs 1.1kg!

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