Laptop for Engineering Student (CSE)

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  1. Saurav Karmakar

    Saurav Karmakar Notebook Enthusiast

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    1) What is your budget?
    $1230 USD or 85000 INR

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
    3) Where will you buying this notebook?
    India
    www.amazon.in
    www.flipkart.com


    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like: Dell, MSI, Asus
    b. Dislike: N/A
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed? No

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook? Coding, Video Editing, Gaming (Moderate)

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both? Both

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games? Some AAA or AA titles Far Cry 5, Assassin's Creed - Origins, Wolfenstein II,Call of Duty - WWII

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need? 6-8 hours on moderate, in gaming 4-5 hours

    10) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK? Either

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows 10 and Linux (Dual Boot)

    Screen Specifics

    12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer?
    1920x1080

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (Scroll down to see explanations.)
    Either but inclination towards Glossy

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you? No

    15) When are you buying this laptop? July 2018

    16) How long do you want this laptop to last? 4-5 years

    Notebook Components

    17) How much hard drive space do you need? Do you want a SSD drive? 1 TB HDD + 128 SSD

    18) Do you need an optical drive? No
     
  2. custom90gt

    custom90gt Dellerator Moderator

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    I don't know of any laptop that will last 4-5 hours gaming. Are you ok with something that isn't super thin or are you looking for something like the blade 15 in terms of size?
     
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    Grant B Gibson Notebook Deity

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    What you are asking for is basically impossible, especially with that price point
     
  4. 9ac3

    9ac3 Notebook Consultant

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    If you relax some of your requirements (such as battery with 4-5 hours of gaming, glossy screen) then I would recommend MSI GL62M 7REX. It has the multiple HDD/SSD storage option.
     
  5. Saurav Karmakar

    Saurav Karmakar Notebook Enthusiast

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    I know comprise on Graphic Card like instead of 1050Ti I can go for 1050. Battery is moderate. Display should be atleast IPS or TN good.
     
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    Saurav Karmakar Notebook Enthusiast

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    15" Like Dell 7577 or Dell 5577
     
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  7. Saurav Karmakar

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    MSI GL62M it costs around 1 lakh. Its way above my budget. How about MSI GL63 8RC?
     
  8. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Prophet

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    Get the new Dell 7000 series with bare essentials like HDD and 8GB RAM. Make sure you have atleast 7700HQ or better and 1050Ti. You can add RAM and SSD later at fraction of cost.
    For Linux, older hardware is better. Try local store that sells Dell PCs with student discount and extra warranty(Preferably NBD)
    You can game on battery for max 2 hrs. Take care the battery temps doesn't exceed 65C or else you'll lose Battery runtime.
     
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    Are you talking about the Dell 7577? I will Dual Boot Linux with Windows 10
     
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  10. Grant B Gibson

    Grant B Gibson Notebook Deity

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    Dell's seem to have good comability with linux, and I believe that one has OEM drivers for it
     
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